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Make Music Chicago
at the Driehaus Museum
Saturday, June 21
11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On June 21, you’ll find Chicagoland artists entertaining audiences at the Driehaus Museum. Make Music Chicago returns in its fourth year to celebrate the ability of everyone to participate in music-making activities. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago is a worldwide phenomenon that celebrates the joy of making music with 24 hours of live music for all ages and genres.
The Museum hours of operation during Make Music Chicago are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check back for more information about the performances at the Driehaus Museum and visit MakeMusicChicago.com for a full schedule of performances throughout the city.
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
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