Starkbierfest Open Haus

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Friday March 17th is a night of fun at our Open Haus! This month’s theme is Starkbierfest! We will have German Bier on tap and food for purchase!  After the debauchery of Faschingszeit (carnival season), we have started into Fastenzeit (lent). Fortify yourself for this time of austereness by trying some "liquid food" - the genius […]

Stained-Glass in Chicago’s Synagogues

Online IL, United States

When we think of stained glass windows, we often think of Churches. Synagogues also have a rich tradition of stained-glass windows. Join us as we explore how these windows beautify sacred spaces across Chicago. In 2021 Chicagoans were alerted to the possibility of the Loop Synagogue closing due to the impact of the pandemic. Fortunately, […]

$15

Children’s Books from Mexico / Libros infantiles de México

Virtual Chicago, IL, United States

This virtual program will be presented in Spanish and English, with English subtitles. The program will be available to view on our YouTube channel starting on 4/2; we will send the URL to registrants. In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, join us for insight into the Newberry's little-known collection of Spanish-language books for children […]

FREE

Rebecca Makkai and Meg Wolitzer: Novelists on the Craft of Writing

Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL, United States

This program will be held in-person at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register below. In-Person Registration Livestream Registration This installment of “Conversations at the Newberry” features award-winning novelists Rebecca Makkai and Meg Wolitzer. In this event, Chicago author Rebecca Makkai (I Have Some […]

FREE

Talking Timber: Can Wood Save Us?

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for a special panel discussion exploring the wide world of mass timber design and construction, coinciding with the opening of our new exhibition, ReFramed: The Future of Cities in Wood. This program is FREE with advanced registration. Both In-Person & Virtual options are available. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be able to view […]

FREE

Art Deco: Landmarks in Chicago’s Communites

Online Event

Art Deco is not just for downtown. Explore the city’s north, west and south sides and discover a variety of landmark Art Deco buildings whose lavish and colorful ornament reflect the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. The buildings highlighted in this program—big banks, small commercial buildings and residences both big and small—are among […]

$15

Writing About Empire: Literature, History, and the American Past

Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL, United States

This program will be held in-person at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register below. In-Person Registration Livestream Registration How do novelists and historians write about war, empire, and power? How do they translate deep research into compelling narrative? How do they think about […]

FREE

Book Talk: Ballpark

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

What can Chicago’s ballparks tell us about the evolution of our city? Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger will discuss the connection between American cities and America’s favorite pastime. […]

$15

Walk Like a Preservationist

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

How can you look at an historic building and know that it should be preserved or landmarked? Join Adam Rubin, CAC Director of Interpretation, and member of the Commission on […]

$15

The People’s Tongue: Music &Words in Celebration

American Writers Museum 180 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Join us at the American Writers Museum for musical performances and readings in celebration of the 2023 anthology "The People's Tongue: Americans and the English Language." The event will begin with a short performance by Paquito D'Rivera, renowned Cuban-American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist and composer and Fareed Haque, Pakistani-Chilean-American jazz and classical guitarist, followed by discussion […]

$15 – $45