Friday, April 7

A Toast to the Gilded Age: The Art of Absinthe

Explore the enigmatic fin de siècle drink notoriously identified with Montmartre's thriving bohemian artist culture in Belle Époque Paris. After a brief discussion on its history, you will taste several cocktails inspired by "The Green Fairy." > Read more

Sunday, April 16

Easter Brunch: A Family Affair

Enjoy our new Easter brunch with your family and friends in the elegant Ballroom. Begin with a special toast followed by a delicious catered buffet brunch, live music, reading and the Easter Bunny! > Read more

Wednesday, April 19

Exhibition Lecture: Art on the Boulevard: The Belle Époque Poster - SOLD OUT!

Parisians walking about during the 1880s and 1890s found themselves on an urban stage with posters as the backdrop to their daily lives. This lecture will consider how the Belle Époque poster came to be and the grand masters of the medium. > Read more

Tuesday, April 25

L'Art de la Pâtisserie: The Art of French Pastry

Presenting a special collaboration with The French Pastry School as Chicago's award winning pastry chefs teach you to prepare exquisite confections. After the demonstration enjoy wine and hors 'oeuvres. > Read more

Thursday, April 27

Concert: Ciaconna

Led by Argentina-born and Vienna-based conductor Ruben Dubrovsky, Chicago's critically acclaimed Third Coast Baroque invites you to an evening of exhilarating rhythm and enchanting harmonies. > Read more

Saturday, May 6

Spring Book Club - La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils

Considered one of the greatest love stories of all time, this novel has captivated generations since it was first published in 1848 and continues to resonate today. > Read more

Sunday, May 14

Hats Off: Mother's Day Tea

Join us for our annual Mother's Day Tea, hats optional, but encouraged! Relax in the Gilded Age luxury of our historic Ballroom while enjoying live music and an appearance from Chicago Millinery Collective. > Read more

Friday, May 19

Jazz Cabaret - Dizzy at 100: A Centennial Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Presented in partnership with WDCB, 90.9 FM. Don't miss the chance to hear some of the nation's foremost trumpeters reflect on the life and influence of a legendary virtuoso. > Read more

Wednesday, May 24

Exhibition Lecture: Meet the Expert: A Passion for Collecting Posters

What makes a poster valuable? Jack Rennert, premier vintage poster dealer, author, and expert will lead a lively discussion on collecting posters in today's market. > Read more

Every Friday, June 2 - September 1

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago's Legacy of Virtue and Vice

Explore the dichotic human struggle between Virtue and Vice with this new summer walking tour. Experience Chicago's storied past from a new perspective. > Read more

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