What’s playing at the Athenaeum Center

We’re excited to bring you a diverse range of events for our 2022 Season

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On the Spot Theatre Company brings their entertaining brand of comedic drama to the Athenaeum Center: A Restoration Comedy, the world premiere of a new contemporary play about mother/daughter art restorers and intrigue over an old painting. When Lord Reginald Addlestone arrives in Chicago with an heirloom work from the Restoration, all manner of havoc breaks loose.

July 29 - August 21

The National Museum of Mexican Art presents two “Chicago Artistic Treasures” award recipients: The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, and two-time GRAMMY® award nominee Sones de Mexico Ensemble in an evening of festive, ringing music and colorful, traditional dancing.

August 26

In celebration of their new book “Lady Secrets” coming Sept 20th 2022. Mingle with other LadyGangers and be prepared for us to ask about YOUR secrets, and help you feel less alone in ladylife!

September 13, 2022

The Healthy in a Hurry Tour with three-time New York Times Bestselling Author Danielle Walker is coming to Chicago! Celebrating her new release, Healthy in a Hurry, will feature a celebrity guest interview in each city, live demo of new recipes, a Q&A, and exclusive merchandise from Danielle’s line.

September 17, 2022

The world as we once knew it is now a different place. We have been upended, living and working quite differently. The impact on our city, on our communities, on each of us, is unique. How does that shape how we respond to the call to serve, learn and grow? How have the needs of our neighbors changed? How have our needs changed? How can we, today, be “builders of a better world?”

September 28, 2022

Join us as First Things editor Rusty Reno sits down with New York Times columnist and prolific author Ross Douthat for a timely conversation on the role that American Christians, the church, and our core institutions ought to play in shaping the future of our political order.

October 3, 2022

Imagine Better is a breathtaking mixed bill celebrating diversity with four ballets by Ballet 5:8’s Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Ballet 5:8 is recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. The company creates original and dynamic performances drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century.

October 15, 2022
Winifred Haun & Dancers kicks off their 25th Season Celebration with the premiere of a new work "When day comes", featuring Company Dancers Summer Smith, Julia Schaeffer, Vernon Gooden, Crystal Gurrola, Myles Harris, Jade Hooper, Mandy Milligan, and Jacinda Ratcliffe.
November 5, 2022

James Acaster has decided to give up control and let the audience do what they want. Go nuts.

November 11, 2022

Seeking community post-quarantine, Nicole joins the toy cleaning committee at The Learning Co-Op where toddler parents covertly socialize under a halo of sanitation. A tale of love, friendship, and the messes we make in their pursuit.

October 13-November 19, 2022

Join us for a journey through the Divine Comedy, from Inferno to Paradiso. Experience the depth and complexity of Dante’s vision through a series of recitations, displays of visual art, and music, which carry the soul alongside the pilgrim in his ascent to Paradise.

November 18-20, 2022

Piaf! The Show tells the story of the career of the singer Edith Piaf through her unforgettable songs in an original scenography and projections of unpublished images of Edith Piaf never published before.

January 31, 2023
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