Calendar

E.g., 06/30/2015
E.g., 06/30/2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Chicago Playwrights and Their Plays

6 – 7:30 pm

This class is full. Call (312) 255-3533 for the waitlist.

Seminar Description

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Best Addresses: Notable Residential Streets in Chicago

6:15 – 7:45 pm

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 for waitlist.

Through a series of walking tours, we will explore some of Chicago’s best addresses —streets known for significant domestic architecture, notable residents, or historical events. Examples will be drawn from a variety of neighborhoods, including Prairie Avenue, the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lake Shore East, Lakeview, and Hyde Park. We will pay special attention to how residential …

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Jazz: A Listener's Guide

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Gain a deeper understanding of America’s original music from a listener’s perspective. Learn about the great musicians of the jazz tradition, explore the music’s fascinating social history, and discover Chicago’s unique contributions to the art form. We will study the development of early jazz in New Orleans, the swing era, bebop, fusion, and more. No previous familiarity...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The City That Drinks: Chicago Saloon History, Culture, and Literature

6 – 7:30 pm

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 for waitlist.

Bars, taverns, and saloons have long been central to Chicago culture. From the city’s first election—held in the Sauganash Tavern—through the opulent saloons of the Gilded Age and the speakeasies of the Prohibition era, to generations of ethnically-identified bars, such venues have provided a “third place” where people create community and negotiate identity. We will discuss…