Top Lincoln Park Events in April 2018

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With the spring sunshine comes the best of Chicago’s cultural offerings.  From concerts to galas, to theater and more, April in and around Lincoln Park is where everyone wants to be this spring.  So, break out those social calendars, and start enjoying the excitement and cultural richness that Chicago has to offer. Here are some of the events we’re looking forward to this month:  

Art in the Park at Bridgeview Bank

When:  Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Bridgeview Bank, 1970 N. Halsted

Join Bridgeview Bank Lincoln Park for an evening of delicious food and fine art.  The event will feature artists alongside their paintings, photography, ceramics and pottery.  There will also be a book signing by Ben Austen as well as some delectable delights for all to enjoy from Geja’s Café, Oyster Bah, Pasta Palazzo, Summer House, TeaGschwendner, Vanille Patisserie and Willow Room.  To buy tickets and RSVP, email rsvp@bridgeviewbank.com or call Jill Valentine at (773) 975-5307 for more information.

The Joffrey Ballet Annual Spring Gala

When:  Friday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Where:  Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St.  

The Joffrey Ballet’s signature event, the Spring Gala, will be held in honor of Ashley Wheater’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet.  The 16th Annual Gala, presented by the Joffrey’s Women’s Board and Gala Chair, Susan Oleari, is themed a Swedish Midsummer celebration and will highlight the Joffrey’s legacy as a world-renowned ballet company committed to elevating and empowering the community.  The evening will see a special one-hour performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Parkway) featuring dancers from the Company followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing. Individual tickets are $1,000 for the performance and Gala dinner.

New Moon Opera Presents Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Viardot

When:  Friday, April 20th – 22nd  at 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Berry United Methodist Church, 4754 N. Leavitt

Several Chicago-area vocalists will perform in New Moon Opera’s production of Cendrillon (Cinderella).  The opera, written by singer/composer Pauline Viardot in 1904, has not been seen in its entirety in the Chicago area in several years, so this a real treat for all.  Viardot’s version of this classic tale will be performed in English with translations by Rachel M. Harris. 

Read More, Be More: A Celebration of Arts & Literacy with Emerald City Theatre

When:  Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph

Join Emerald City Theatre in supporting the advancement of literacy and the arts in Chicago Public Schools at Read More, Be More.  Proceeds of this event will help the non-profit Emerald City Theatre provide meaningful support to help Chicago’s children creatively face the world.  The evening includes Zagat-rated cuisine, wine and beer, an exciting silent auction, Emerald City Theatre-style entertainment, and an awards ceremony honoring educators, partners, and supporters.  Early bird tickets are $100.

Dangerous Love: Playing with Fire

When:  Friday, April 27th at 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.

The Newberry Consort presents “Dangerous Love: Playing with Fire.”  This fiery concert will feature a selection of music by 17th century Italian composers, all about the perils of falling in love.  This vibrant program includes secular songs by Venetian master Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570-1630), Vatican composer Domenico Mazzochi (c.1590-1665), and other Italian composers whose works were part of the transition from Renaissance to Baroque periods.  Tickets are $50.

Lincoln Park Conservancy 11th Annual Gala for Lincoln Park

When:  Saturday, April 28th from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where:  Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware

The Lincoln Park Conservancy is excited to host the 11th Annual Gala for Lincoln Park.  This signature event charitably supports The Lincoln Park Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization to manage, maintain, and improve the historic buildings, monuments, natural areas, gardens and play lots throughout Lincoln Park.  The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, both a live and silent auction, all accompanied by the wonderful music of the Stitley Orchestra. Individual tickets to this event are $350.

Cultural richness and experience is something that Chicagoans do best.  So, dive into the incredible offerings coming to Lincoln Park in April. We know you won’t be disappointed!  

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