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Make Music Chicago
Friday, June 21
Concerts at 10-11 a.m. and Noon-2 p.m.
Make Music Chicago returns in its third year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. The festival is inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, which began in 1982 and became a worldwide phenomenon celebrating the joy of making music, with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres in 130 countries and 460 cities.
On June 21, the Driehaus Museum’s doors open to visitors one hour early, at 9 a.m. Then, starting at 10 a.m., you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences in the Driehaus Museum’s Sculpture Gallery. Later in the afternoon, the music will move to the Ballroom on the third floor. Make Music Chicago’s Grand Finale takes place next door to the Museum with a street party at St. James Cathedral from 5 to 9 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., general admission to the Museum is free. Admission to the Highlights of the Museum Tour at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. may be purchased for $5 per person.
A full schedule of performances throughout the city is available on MakeMusicChicago.com. This program is presented in partnership with Rush Hour Concerts.
Photo: The Merit School of Music’s Green Acre Trio, which will be performing at the Driehaus Museum from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
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.
Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour
First and third Saturdays, May 3 through November 15
Step back in time to enjoy a special walking tour of Chicago's River North district, led by historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, September 18
The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. Between 1878 and 1904 Low tiles were displayed in more than eighteen distributors showrooms around the United States, Canada and Britain. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. 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
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