Upcoming Events

Tenth Dems is an all-volunteer grassroots group but we've developed a wide reach. We put in a lot of effort to get the word out about events in the area. Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Tenth Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups even use our list to inform their own members. It's very time-consuming, but we want to get it right. In order to be included in the weekly email, please submit your posting entries by midday Monday, so we have time to get it ready. submit an event for future inclusion, or view the full list of upcoming events.

Because so many of the events on our list have been postponed or cancelled, we recommend you check directly with the organizers of any event you're interested in attending.


05/28/202018:00: Rock Out on a Night In with Vice President Joe Biden

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020, Time To Be Announced

Where: Online – Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24 hours prior to the event. RSVP is required.

What: An evening with Vice President Joe Biden, featuring virtual conversations and performances by Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, David Crosby, Rufus Wainwright and more TBA.  Moderated by Senator Tammy Duckworth and Whoopi Goldberg. RSVP online or for more information email Luke Branscum at lbranscum@joebiden.com

05/30/202018:30: Virtual Political Trivia Night with Brad Schneider

When: Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Online via ZOOM. Access code provided upon ticket purchase.

What: Vernon Township Democrats host a Virtual Political Trivia Night fundraiser with Congressman Brad Schneider. Proceeds support the Vernon Township VOTE BY MAIL drive. For more information, visit the Facebook page or email info@vernontownshipdems.com

05/31/202010:00: POSTPONED: Eric Rinehart Cocktail Brunch Fundraiser

When:  Date and time to be determined.

Where:  To be determined

What: A cocktail brunch fundraiser benefiting Eric Rinehart’s candidacy for Lake County State’s Attorney.

05/31/202016:30: Brad Schneider Virtual 2020 Campaign Briefing

When: Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP

What: Congressman Brad Schneider hosts political strategist Eric Adelstein for a briefing on Brad’s campaign and strategy leading up to the November election. To RSVP, send email to maggie@schneiderforcongress.com

06/02/202019:00: CANCELLED – North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: To be rescheduled in Fall, 2020

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Michael Fisch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, presents An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

06/04/202019:00: Covid-19 Town Hall

When: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be provided upon registration.

What: A conversation about the COVID-19 response on a local, county and state level with Lake County Board candidate Paras Parekh, State Representative Bob Morgan (58th District), Lake County Board Member Paul Frank, Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger, and Dr. S. Shah, an emergency room physician at a local hospital. Register online.

06/07/202012:00: BG Pride Drive

When: Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 12:00 noon – 3:00pm

Where: Buffalo Grove. See Pintaprideproject.com

What: The Pinta Pride Project sponsors BG Pride Drive – parade around town (in your car).  The event features lawn decor, activities-to-go, balloon art, music and rainbow treats.

06/14/202011:30: 2020 Women for Brad Virtual Luncheon

When: Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm. 11:30am start for host-committee attendees

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon registration.

What: 2020 Women for Brad hosts a virtual luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Keynote Special Guest: Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07) with Special Guests: Congresswomen Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) and Congressional Candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13).
Register online or to RSVP and/or join the host-committee, email Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com

06/19/202009:00: POSTPONED: Sheriff Idleburg’s 1st Annual Golf Outing

When:  New date to be determined
Where:  Foss Park Golf Course, 3124 Argonne Dr., North Chicago
What:  Sheriff John Idleburg’s first annual golf outing.
Fee includes cart, lunch (at the 9th hole), and dinner (in the Pavilion), and a commemorative t-shirt.  50/50 raffle tickets will be available, as well as silent auction items.
For more information contact Gary Thommes at 224-629-6207.

06/28/202014:00: Indivisible Western Lake County’s 3rd Annual BBQ by the Lake

When: Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Jack and Lydia’s Resort, 38610 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa

What: Indivisible Western Lake County holds its 3rd annual BBQ by the Lake. This fundraising event features Democratic candidate speeches, a pig roast and music by a blues band. Tickets will be available soon. For questions, email indivisiblelindenhurst@gmail.com

07/20/202012:00: Sit with Us at the Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When:  Monday, July 20, 2020 at noon (11:00 am registration opens; 12:00 pm lunch and program)

Where:  Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  Sit with Tenth Dems at Jan Schakowsky’s amazing and inspiring lunch.  Key speakers to be announced.  To reserve your seat, click here. Be sure to write “Tenth Dems” or “Lauren Beth Gash” in the Table Preference field — or mention it on the phone if you call Sarah at Jan’s office at (847) 424-1998.

09/08/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Janet McCracken, Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, presents Perry Mason as Greek Tragedy, in Perry Mason and Philosophy.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

09/13/202017:30: Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner

When: September 13, 2020.   Time to be announced

Where: The Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee

What: As part of its WIN Wisconsin!! project, Tenth Dems is sponsoring two tables at “A Perfect 2020 Vision,” the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner in Milwaukee.  Awards will be given for Elected Official of the Year, Democrat of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement for the Milwaukee County Democrats. Special guests and speakers will be announced.

10/06/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Barbara Risman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, presents Where the Millenials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

11/10/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, presents The Philosophical Hitchcock. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.