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J’aime Paris Cabaret: Love Songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet
Wednesday, February 12
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in classic Paris street cabaret style. The French Cabaret Duo transports you to the romantic and nostalgic world of l’amour à Paris, blending their voices in perfect harmony, accompanied by the unique sounds of the Paris street accordion. Join Marick and Elaine, an authentic French cabaret duo, as they perform French songs and encourage guests to become immersed in the language of love. Guests will learn a few French tunes as well as a few French phrases.
Elaine, a native of Montreal, received classical training in voice. She has performed as a recitalist, cantor, chorister and performer in Canada, Europe and the United States. A native of Angers, France, Marick started her eclectic musical career in Chicago playing flute and singing for the Green Mill Poetry Slam. She has also performed as a flutist in French classical music concerts at the Alliance Française.
Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for guests wishing to visit the Museum.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) at registration that evening.
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Wednesday, November 12
Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy Parrott, Director/Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will explore the history of Tiffany's glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Read more
Sounds of the Season
Saturday, November 22
Once again this year, period-dressed carolers treat passersby to their favorite holiday songs from the Museum's front porch. Stop by before making your way to the Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival! Read more
Santa Saturday 2
Saturdays, December 13 and 20
Celebrate the traditions of Gilded Age America that continue to make our winter holidays special! Read more
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