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Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
with openers Ronnie Rice, Ray Graffia and Denny Sarokin
Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
Special Guests:
Ray Graffia founding member of New Colony 6
Ronnie Rice formerly of New Colony 6
Denny Sarokin – Come On Down to My Boat Baby
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 and over the years perfected their slick, fast-paced, dynamo of a show that has entertained audiences all over the world. The act features Paul’s hand-picked band of the best showmen in the business. After decades of performing this well-oiled machine and long before Paul’s passing in 2014, he decided to get off the road and hand over his legendary three-cornered hat to The Raiders.

Continuing the PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS tradition will be the extremely talented foundation of the show, long-time members (For over 40 years), Doug Heath, Ron Foos & Danny Krause, and rejoining the show is PAUL REVERE’S equally amazing son, Jamie Revere. His blazing guitar work and rockin’ stage presence are what you’d expect from someone named REVERE! Rounding out this lineup is multi-talented singer . Last but not least is powerhouse drummer Tommy Scheckel, who spent 27 years with The Buckinghams, who will knock you out with his passion, showmanship and boundless endurance.

Together, the RAIDERS will continue to bring you the great PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS hits that you’ come to enjoy over the years, along with the showmanship that has set them apart from most other bands performing today.

The music and laughs continue, and the tradition lives on!

Main Stage
3/23/19

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Current & Upcoming Shows

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DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019
2/16/19

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2018 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as; aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz.

Featured Dance Companies Include; Visceral Studio Company, Kate Jablonski Statement, Gus Giordano, Comedy Dance, Beyond Words, Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble, Viola/Funk Flow, Wheatland Dance Theatre, Aerial Dance Chicago, Tre Dumas, Tap artist, Movement Revolution,  Inside Out, North Shore Rep and others!

DANCE CHICAGO presents
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019
2/16/19
DANCES FROM THE HEART 2019

A special Valentine’s Day performance featuring dynamic acts including the best of Dance Chicago 2018 and newly curated acts, presenting an amazing array dance styles such as; aerial, tap, urban fusion, jazz, contemporary, stepping, Irish, hip-hop, urban/performance art and more! Curated by John L. Schmitz.

Featured Dance Companies Include; Visceral Studio Company, Kate Jablonski Statement, Gus Giordano, Comedy Dance, Beyond Words, Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble, Viola/Funk Flow, Wheatland Dance Theatre, Aerial Dance Chicago, Tre Dumas, Tap artist, Movement Revolution,  Inside Out, North Shore Rep and others!

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2/16/19
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John Cameron Mitchell
2/22/19

John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings songs and stories from his history in a big, brash, and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig. He will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast “Anthem,” starring himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track and pull the wig down from the shelf – for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock – a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

John Cameron Mitchell
2/22/19
The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig
John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, brings songs and stories from his history in a big, brash, and bold rock spectacle, performing songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regaling audiences with stories from 20 years of Hedwig. He will also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast “Anthem,” starring himself, Glenn Close, Patti Lupone, Cynthia Erivo, Denis O’Hare, Laurie Anderson, and Marion Cotillard. So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track and pull the wig down from the shelf – for a night of post-punk, neo-glam rock – a collective quest for love, hope and identity.

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2/22/19
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Corduroy
3/1 - 4/20


Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Corduroy
3/1 - 4/20
“A Bear. A Button. A Place to Belong.”
Corduroy


Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up!

Ages 3+. Performance lasts 60 minutes with no intermission. Children under 2 are free, but must sit on a guardian's lap.
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3/1 - 4/20
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Graham Nash
March 17, 2019

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.

On sale to the general public: 10/5/2018

Graham Nash
March 17, 2019
A Benefit for the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Music Education Programs
Graham Nash

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.This activity has been supported in part by the European Union.

On sale to the general public: 10/5/2018

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March 17, 2019
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The Rite of Spring
March 19, 2019
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Miles Maner, bassoon
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of SpringLakeview Orchestra pays tribute to the German heritage of the Athenaeum with Mozart’s witty overture to The Magic Flute, CSO musician Miles Maner brings the playful tones of the bassoon center stage in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and we beckon Spring to come early with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring!

The Rite of Spring
March 19, 2019
The Rite of Spring
Gregory Hughes, conductor
Miles Maner, bassoon
MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of SpringLakeview Orchestra pays tribute to the German heritage of the Athenaeum with Mozart’s witty overture to The Magic Flute, CSO musician Miles Maner brings the playful tones of the bassoon center stage in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto, and we beckon Spring to come early with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring!

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Main Stage
March 19, 2019
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Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
3/23/19

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
Special Guests:
Ray Graffia founding member of New Colony 6
Ronnie Rice formerly of New Colony 6
Denny Sarokin – Come On Down to My Boat Baby
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 and over the years perfected their slick, fast-paced, dynamo of a show that has entertained audiences all over the world. The act features Paul’s hand-picked band of the best showmen in the business. After decades of performing this well-oiled machine and long before Paul’s passing in 2014, he decided to get off the road and hand over his legendary three-cornered hat to The Raiders.

Continuing the PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS tradition will be the extremely talented foundation of the show, long-time members (For over 40 years), Doug Heath, Ron Foos & Danny Krause, and rejoining the show is PAUL REVERE’S equally amazing son, Jamie Revere. His blazing guitar work and rockin’ stage presence are what you’d expect from someone named REVERE! Rounding out this lineup is multi-talented singer . Last but not least is powerhouse drummer Tommy Scheckel, who spent 27 years with The Buckinghams, who will knock you out with his passion, showmanship and boundless endurance.

Together, the RAIDERS will continue to bring you the great PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS hits that you’ come to enjoy over the years, along with the showmanship that has set them apart from most other bands performing today.

The music and laughs continue, and the tradition lives on!

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
3/23/19
with openers Ronnie Rice, Ray Graffia and Denny Sarokin
Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!

Paul Revere’s Raiders Invade the Colony!
Special Guests:
Ray Graffia founding member of New Colony 6
Ronnie Rice formerly of New Colony 6
Denny Sarokin – Come On Down to My Boat Baby
Paul Revere organized the Raiders in 1958 and over the years perfected their slick, fast-paced, dynamo of a show that has entertained audiences all over the world. The act features Paul’s hand-picked band of the best showmen in the business. After decades of performing this well-oiled machine and long before Paul’s passing in 2014, he decided to get off the road and hand over his legendary three-cornered hat to The Raiders.

Continuing the PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS tradition will be the extremely talented foundation of the show, long-time members (For over 40 years), Doug Heath, Ron Foos & Danny Krause, and rejoining the show is PAUL REVERE’S equally amazing son, Jamie Revere. His blazing guitar work and rockin’ stage presence are what you’d expect from someone named REVERE! Rounding out this lineup is multi-talented singer . Last but not least is powerhouse drummer Tommy Scheckel, who spent 27 years with The Buckinghams, who will knock you out with his passion, showmanship and boundless endurance.

Together, the RAIDERS will continue to bring you the great PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS hits that you’ come to enjoy over the years, along with the showmanship that has set them apart from most other bands performing today.

The music and laughs continue, and the tradition lives on!

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Main Stage
3/23/19
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William Shakespeare’s MACBETH
March 29-31

This March, Chicago Repertory Ballet will revive their highly acclaimed 2016 production William Shakespeare’s MACBETH by founder and Artistic Director, Wade Schaaf. CRB’s reworking of the Scottish tragedy is a high-tech, stripped down ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s original scheme. MACBETH is a tale of greed, ambition, and an insatiable lust for power.

Featuring projections designed by John Pobojewski of THIRST designs, lighting by Sarah Lackner, and costumes designed by Chicago favorite Nathan Rohrer, this ballet pulls you into a sleek world where political intrigue meets power-hungry egos to deliver all the passion, drama, and nail biting action of any good Shakespearean tragedy!

William Shakespeare’s MACBETH
March 29-31
William Shakespeare’s MACBETH

This March, Chicago Repertory Ballet will revive their highly acclaimed 2016 production William Shakespeare’s MACBETH by founder and Artistic Director, Wade Schaaf. CRB’s reworking of the Scottish tragedy is a high-tech, stripped down ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s original scheme. MACBETH is a tale of greed, ambition, and an insatiable lust for power.

Featuring projections designed by John Pobojewski of THIRST designs, lighting by Sarah Lackner, and costumes designed by Chicago favorite Nathan Rohrer, this ballet pulls you into a sleek world where political intrigue meets power-hungry egos to deliver all the passion, drama, and nail biting action of any good Shakespearean tragedy!

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March 29-31
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Kenny Sebastian – The Most Interesting Person in the Room
April 12

Kenny is back with his 6th stand-up comedy special, The Most Interesting Person in the Room. After Don’t Be That Guy, Kenny’s brand new special focuses on how his outlook and the important people in his life have changed ever since he turned 28. Also, he talks about animals, birds, and why the world being lazy around him is getting to him. A 60-minute show with jokes, music and a lot of unnecessary act outs, Kenny’s sixth special is tighter, darker and weirder than before.

Kenny Sebastian – The Most Interesting Person in the Room
April 12
Kenny Sebastian – The Most Interesting Person in the Room

Kenny is back with his 6th stand-up comedy special, The Most Interesting Person in the Room. After Don’t Be That Guy, Kenny’s brand new special focuses on how his outlook and the important people in his life have changed ever since he turned 28. Also, he talks about animals, birds, and why the world being lazy around him is getting to him. A 60-minute show with jokes, music and a lot of unnecessary act outs, Kenny’s sixth special is tighter, darker and weirder than before.

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Main Stage
April 12
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Movie Trivia Schmoedown Live!
April 13

Schmoedown Live! is coming to Chicago for a Star Wars Celebration double championship match! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!

Movie Trivia Schmoedown Live!
April 13
Star Wars Celebration Championship Match
Movie Trivia Schmoedown Live!

Schmoedown Live! is coming to Chicago for a Star Wars Celebration double championship match! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!

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April 13
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Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

Click here to purchase a 2-show Package!

Click here to see a full seating chart of the Athenaeum Main Stage. 

SiriusXM presents
Todd Rundgren
April 23 & 24 2019
The Individualist Tour
Todd Rundgren

This is a career-spanning hybrid tour that will take fans on a linear journey through Todd’s career from 1977 – 1996, while also promoting Todd’s new autobiography “The Individualist” (out Dec. 21). The show will consist of in-depth intros to each song accompanied by synched video, plus at least one audience Q&A session like a traditional book tour.

Click here to purchase a 2-show Package!

Click here to see a full seating chart of the Athenaeum Main Stage. 

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Main Stage
April 23 & 24 2019
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Chelsea Handler’s
April 26

This tour is in support of her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. A copy of the book will be provided with EVERY ticket—both purchased and comped.

Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.

After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016.“Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love.

Live Nation presents
Chelsea Handler’s
April 26
Sit-Down Comedy Tour
Chelsea Handler’s

This tour is in support of her new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. A copy of the book will be provided with EVERY ticket—both purchased and comped.

Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.

After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016.“Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love.

All ages. Performance lasts 120 minutes with no intermission. All tickets receive a copy of Chelsea's book. Doors open for seating 60 minutes prior to showtime. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges are available.
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April 26
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Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

presents
Emperor Concerto
April 30, 2019
Emperor Concerto

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
TBA: Winning Composition of the 2019 Composition Competition
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

The pianist Andrew Staupe graces the stage to perform one of the most influential and exciting works for piano and orchestra ever written – Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto!

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Main Stage
April 30, 2019
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Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
May 5

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.
Cuban Visions Program 3: Economics 101

La Singular Historia de Juan sin Nada (The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan) / Directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva / 52 min. / 2016 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy. Using a fictional worker named Juan as an example, the film shows how the economy affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens – and how badly it squeezes those who don’t have access to hard currency.

Post-screening presentation: Director Ricardo Figueredo Oliva and other invited experts based both in the U.S. and Cuba will discuss the current state of the Cuban economy and Cuba’s new constitutional reforms. Other potential panel participants include Cuban blogger (La Joven Cuba) and journalist, Harold Cárdenas.

Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
May 5
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions3: Economics 101 part of the Cuban Visions Film Series

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.
Cuban Visions Program 3: Economics 101

La Singular Historia de Juan sin Nada (The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan) / Directed by Ricardo Figueredo Oliva / 52 min. / 2016 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

The Unique Story of Unlucky Juan is a comprehensive, accessible examination of the particularities of the Cuban economy. Using a fictional worker named Juan as an example, the film shows how the economy affects the daily lives of ordinary citizens – and how badly it squeezes those who don’t have access to hard currency.

Post-screening presentation: Director Ricardo Figueredo Oliva and other invited experts based both in the U.S. and Cuba will discuss the current state of the Cuban economy and Cuba’s new constitutional reforms. Other potential panel participants include Cuban blogger (La Joven Cuba) and journalist, Harold Cárdenas.

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Main Stage
May 5
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Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

Professor Brian Cox
May 9, 2019
Universal - Adventures in Space & Time
Professor Brian Cox

“Brian Cox is as Famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan EVER was here in America.

If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.”

– Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Professor Brian Cox UNIVERSAL world tour 2019. With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Brian will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Universal will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible.

Brian will be joined by his co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.

“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough

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Main Stage
May 9, 2019
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Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

Cat & Nat
May 10, 2019
Cat & Nat

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

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May 10, 2019
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Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

Faure’s Requiem
June 11, 2019
Faure’s Requiem

Gregory Hughes, conductor
Alexis Magarò, soprano
Phillip Dothard, baritone
Chicago Chamber Choir, chorus
CHABRIER: España
POULENC: Sinfonietta
FAURÉ: Requiem

The Chicago Chamber Choir and Lakeview Orchestra partner for this French foray! Chabrier’s wild, dance-inspired España opens the concert, Poulenc’s quirky Sinfonietta concludes the first half, and Fauré’s Requiem brings Lakeview Orchestra’s 2018/2019 Season to a heavenly end.

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June 11, 2019
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Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers
July 19
Cuban Visions4: Emerging Women Filmmakers

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

*Program will include other shorts by women, awaiting confirmation

Días de Diciembre (December Days) / Directed by Carla Valdés León / 45 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short / Spanish with English subtitles

Between 1975 and 1991 more than 400,000 Cuban soldiers and civilians sent to Angola in support of the country’s left-wing government. Two thousand of them were killed. December Days shows some of the ways in which the mission to Angola—a massive solidarity effort from a small country—touched the lives of ordinary Cubans.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban film critic and feminist scholar, Zaira Zarza will be present with filmmaker Carla Valdés León and/or other Cuban women directors to discuss the current landscape for women filmmakers in Cuba.

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July 19
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Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?
10/18
part of the Cuban Visions Film Series
Cuban Visions Program 5: Revolutionary Aspirations: Where Are We Now?


ICAIC Animation Studios (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos)

A selection of short animations produced in the 1960’s by the ICAIC Animation Studios which reflect many of the early revolution’s aspirational goals: improved literacy, healthcare, housing, and food production.

Post-screening presentation: Cuban animator Ivette Avila and other invited guests will discuss the evolution of Cuban animation and the use of film to promote the ideals of the Revolution, and also pose relevant criticisms. Other potential panelists include, Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, Law Professor, Historian and former Deputy Director of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival).

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10/18
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Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political
November 10
Cuban Visions Program 6: The Personal is Political

La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) / Directed by Marcel Beltran / 82 min. / 2018 / Documentary Feature / Spanish with English subtitles

Beltrán’s father Mauricio and mother Regina met in the 1980s. Equally committed to socialist ideals, they started a life together, even though Regina’s father rejected Mauricio on account of his race. Beltrán draws out what was sacrificed as his parents forged into the austerity of the 1990s, simultaneously confronting the fraught politics of family and nation both.

Post-screening presentation: Americas Media Initiative (AMI) Cuban artist and filmmaker Marcel Beltrán will host an intimate conversation following his nonfiction feature screening, which pays homage to his parents’ enduring love while pondering his country’s turbulent history.

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November 10
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Studio One
Karaoke Storytellers
2/23

Music affects everyone in different ways. Karaoke allows us to appreciate and personally embrace the songs that we love. Join Karaoke Storytellers as we dive deeply into why we love the songs we love. Every song has a story.

Karaoke Storytellers
2/23
Karaoke Storytellers

Music affects everyone in different ways. Karaoke allows us to appreciate and personally embrace the songs that we love. Join Karaoke Storytellers as we dive deeply into why we love the songs we love. Every song has a story.

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Studio One
2/23
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Lured
March 21 - April 7

It has been a decade since Paddy’s death and still the mystery surrounding his death continues haunt his wife and two daughters. Lured: The Curse of Swans demonstrates the power of the dead over the living, as the family struggles to come to terms with their loss. ​No late seating. Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission.

Lured
March 21 - April 7
The Curse of Swans
Lured

It has been a decade since Paddy’s death and still the mystery surrounding his death continues haunt his wife and two daughters. Lured: The Curse of Swans demonstrates the power of the dead over the living, as the family struggles to come to terms with their loss. ​No late seating. Recommended for ages 13+. Performance lasts 90 minutes with no intermission.

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Studio One
March 21 - April 7
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Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

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Studio Two
“The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger” & “The Man Who Woke Up”
April 4 -7

A double bill of short operas that ask big questions: how do we seek meaning in our lives? How do we make moral choices? Does free will exist? What’s the deal with that cat, Whiskers?

“The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger” & “The Man Who Woke Up”
April 4 -7
“The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger” & “The Man Who Woke Up”

A double bill of short operas that ask big questions: how do we seek meaning in our lives? How do we make moral choices? Does free will exist? What’s the deal with that cat, Whiskers?

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Studio Two
April 4 -7
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The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

The Secret of the Biological Clock
May 4 - Jun 2
The Secret of the Biological Clock

What happens when our favorite teen detectives grow up? Tag along on the big case that pulls one precocious sleigh out of retirement. And see her face obstacles scarier than Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys ever imagined: careers, mature relationships…and babies? Eek!

 

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Studio Two
May 4 - Jun 2
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Studio Three
Release
Feb 22, 23, 24

Still Inspired(?) is a dance performance showcasing the inspirations of multiple independent dance and visual artists. With four pieces and four choreographers, the performance attempts to share visions within the realm of art between “still” and “live.” This season each choreographer is presenting a dance piece inspired by the work of local Chicago visual artist, Elsa Munoz.

Still Inspired(?) also questions our current societal views of art as an outlet for creation, enlightenment, and education. With ever-changing advancements and a growing want for immediate satisfaction, can we still be inspired by the patience and virtue of art as an alternate means of communication?

Release
Feb 22, 23, 24
Release

Still Inspired(?) is a dance performance showcasing the inspirations of multiple independent dance and visual artists. With four pieces and four choreographers, the performance attempts to share visions within the realm of art between “still” and “live.” This season each choreographer is presenting a dance piece inspired by the work of local Chicago visual artist, Elsa Munoz.

Still Inspired(?) also questions our current societal views of art as an outlet for creation, enlightenment, and education. With ever-changing advancements and a growing want for immediate satisfaction, can we still be inspired by the patience and virtue of art as an alternate means of communication?

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Studio Three
Feb 22, 23, 24
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Cuban Visions2: LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage
March 1

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

Short documentary films of Afro-Cuban Queer filmmaker, Damián Sainz (all films in Spanish with English subtitles):

Homenaje (Homage) / 22 min. / 2013 / Documentary Short

Two women and a dead man. One of them was his wife for 30 years and the other his lover and work colleague. The threesome lived in a tiny apartment in apparent harmony. Nevertheless, the man’s death unleashes a silent battle between the two women to take control of the memory of the man who separates and connects them.

Batería (Bateria) / 16 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short

The ruins of an ancient military fortress outside Havana have become a clandestine gay cruising spot. The old walls and rubble give shelter not only to Cuban homosexuals, but also to a culture of resistance and socialization.

De Agua Dulce (From Fresh Water) / 15 min. / 2012 / Documentary Short

At sunset, Kinkin prepares to go fishing at the local river that passes through his town. Fishing is his night job but also his shelter. As night falls, the turbulence of the polluted river starts to reveal the deep connection between the water and the dark side of Kinkin’s past.

Close Up / 22 min. / 2009 / Documentary Short

Filmed on a normal Saturday night at the park on G Street in the Vedado neighborhood, downtown Havana. The park is an oasis for different kinds of youth identities, a place where they can be whatever they want to be.

Post-screening presentation: Director Damián Sainz will present his work together with Norge Espinosa, LGBTQ activist, playwright and author. The discussion will focus on gender identity, LGBTQ politics and the present situation concerning the constitutional reform on gay marriage in Cuba.

Cuban Visions2: LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage
March 1
Cuban Visions2: LGBTQ Politics and Gay Marriage

Not for all ages due to strong language. Performance lasts 2 hours 15 minutes with no intermission.

Short documentary films of Afro-Cuban Queer filmmaker, Damián Sainz (all films in Spanish with English subtitles):

Homenaje (Homage) / 22 min. / 2013 / Documentary Short

Two women and a dead man. One of them was his wife for 30 years and the other his lover and work colleague. The threesome lived in a tiny apartment in apparent harmony. Nevertheless, the man’s death unleashes a silent battle between the two women to take control of the memory of the man who separates and connects them.

Batería (Bateria) / 16 min. / 2017 / Documentary Short

The ruins of an ancient military fortress outside Havana have become a clandestine gay cruising spot. The old walls and rubble give shelter not only to Cuban homosexuals, but also to a culture of resistance and socialization.

De Agua Dulce (From Fresh Water) / 15 min. / 2012 / Documentary Short

At sunset, Kinkin prepares to go fishing at the local river that passes through his town. Fishing is his night job but also his shelter. As night falls, the turbulence of the polluted river starts to reveal the deep connection between the water and the dark side of Kinkin’s past.

Close Up / 22 min. / 2009 / Documentary Short

Filmed on a normal Saturday night at the park on G Street in the Vedado neighborhood, downtown Havana. The park is an oasis for different kinds of youth identities, a place where they can be whatever they want to be.

Post-screening presentation: Director Damián Sainz will present his work together with Norge Espinosa, LGBTQ activist, playwright and author. The discussion will focus on gender identity, LGBTQ politics and the present situation concerning the constitutional reform on gay marriage in Cuba.

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Studio Three
March 1
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Performance Space Available

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Contact our GM, Allan Chambers to find out about rates and availability. 773-935-6860 ext.301 or Allan@Athenaeumtheatre.org.

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