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Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.    –Mason Cooley


November 26th, Thursday, All Day
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
The Midwest Premiere of ‘The Bowmakers’
Virtual Event

‘The Bowmakers’ is available to stream from Nov. 26th until Dec. 6th




What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. _Phyllis Diller


December 2  Through 13, 2020, Wednesday Through Sunday
The Service Club of Chicago
12 Days of Shopping
Watch Here for Link to Vendors



December 8, 2020, 12pm-1pm
Chicago History Museum
Lunch Hour with Sydney Sadick
Virtual Event
Scheduled Component: Q & A Presentation
RSVP by December 1


December 12, 2020, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
JDRF Illinois
JDRF One Dream Gala, Virtual
Dinner Delivered to Your Door
Silent and Live Auction



December 13, 2020, Sunday, 6:00 PM
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center
Pasión Latina,
free virtual concert


December 16, 2020, Wednesday, 1pm
The Guild, Chicago History Museum
Presentation on Christmas at Marshall Field’s. 
Virtual Event



December 19 2020, Sunday, 3PM
Chicago Philharmonic
Side by Side with Chicago Philharmonic
3:00-3:50 pm Rehearsal
3:55-4:20 pm Break Out Sectionals lead by Chicago Philharmonic musicians
4:30-5:00 pm Recording “Performance”
5:00-5:30 pm Optional Q&A session with Maestro Speck
Contact Telephone 312. 957. 0000
Contact Email






Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor’s noisy party than being there.– Franklin P. Jones.


APRIL  2021

April 22, 2021, Thursday
Kenilworth Garden Club
Kenilworth Garden Club Luncheon with Dr. Eric Haskell’s
“Modern Floras:  The Frenchwoman’s Garden in Our Time”
Kenilworth Garden Club



MAY 2021

May 7, 2021, Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
23rd Annua Butterfly Ball
Peggy Notebaert Museum
Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing




JUNE 2021



June 5, 2021, Saturday
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Singin’ in the Rain Celebration
Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 60606
Watch here for details around January 2021


At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. ~ Ann Landers



 September 10, 2021, Friday, 6:00-10:00  PM
Glessner House
The Great Chicago Fire Gala
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago
Cocktail hour, dinner, presentation on Chicago at the time of the fire by a noted celebrity historian (TBD)
William Tyre, Curator & Program Director, Glessner House





Through May 2021
Chicago History Museum
American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. at North Ave.


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Nothing risque, nothing gained. -Alexander Woollcott


NOTE: Every effort has been made to provide accurate information and the editors of Classic  Chicago
are endeavoring  to identify and correct the inevitable errors than can occur in a document of this kind.

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 If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn


Compiled by the editors of Classic Chicago with
Erica  Williams