CULTURAL & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Barrington’s White House offers outstanding performances and cultural events. Each season, we’ll host some of the most renowned artists and speakers in the world. For ticketing information, see the calendar below. If you have questions about events, a cultural programming suggestion or would like to sponsor an event, please call 224.512.4066 or email culturalevents@barringtonswhitehouse.com.

  • 3rd Thursday Artist Application

Our 3rd Thursday Art Night Out receptions feature local visual artists and are free and open to the public. If you’d like to be considered, please complete our Artist Application and include samples of your work.

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February 2019

Pat McKillen in Concert

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Solo Acoustic Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist One of Barrington’s own, Pat McKillen returns after last year’s sold-out performances. Get a “sneak peek”…

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3rd Thursday – Art Night Out with Gale and Thomas Trausch

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Impressions in Light and Color – Gale and Thomas Trausch This husband and wife team from Woodstock share their special visions of…

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March 2019

Christopher Woods, The Oriental Institute at 100: “The Story of the Human Career”

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Christopher Woods, PhD, Director of the Oriental Institute, offers a presentation that will introduce the Barrington community to the Oriental Institute of…

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Do You Know Who You Are? A Genealogy Workshop

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join the Signal Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for a genealogy workshop.  Learn how to start the process…

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Theo van den Hout, The Oriental Institute at 100: “Greed and Gold”

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Greed and Gold: Facts and Legends about Midas and the Ancient Phrygians Sunday March 10, 3:00 p.m. Theo van den Hout, PhD,…

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The Hurricane Saxophone Quartet featuring Jan Baker and Frederick Hemke

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Hurricane String Quartet

Time to Cure your Saxophobia! Featuring soloist Jan Baker, D. Mus., Lyric Opera with special honored guest attendee Fredrick L. Hemke, American…

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3rd Thursday – Art Night Out with the Impressionistic Works of Lee Radke

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Starting with Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Lee’s self-directed art training came mainly from workshops and learning on his own. He strives…

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April 2019

Foy Scalf, The Oriental Institute at 100: “Book of The Dead: Un-reading the Ancient Egyptian Scrolls”

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Foy Scalf at Barrington's White House

Egyptologist Foy Scalf, PhD, Head of Research Archives and Head of the Integrated Database Project "The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead"…

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Let It Be Us Open House

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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open house for children awaiting adoption

Let It Be Us is hosting an Open House! Learn about our work, meet our staff, and talk about the possibilities within…

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Kiersten Neumann, The Oriental Institute at 100: “From Persepolis to Chicago: Persian Art and Architecture”

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Oriental Institute at Barrington's White House

Kiersten Neumann, PhD, Curator, Research Associate and Communications Associate from the rule of Cyrus the Great to the fall of the Achaemenid…

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3rd Thursday – Art Night Out with Jane Christino

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Jane Christino's painting at Barrington's White House for 3rd Thursday

Paying attention is an endless occupation, says the watercolor artist Jane Christino. “We all look at the world around us, but what…

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Reception to Honor Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago

April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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As a part of our April in Paris month, the Barrington Cultural Commission invites you to join us for a Reception to…

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May 2019

Pacifica String Quartet Concert

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Pacifica String Quartet

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international…

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TRU: A One-Man Show – Ron Keaton as Truman Capote

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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After his acclaimed Churchill performances, Keaton returns to bring to life one of America’s most colorful and controversial figures—Truman Capote—in “TRU,” a…

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June 2019

Lives Well Lived: Barrington’s Mid-Century Leaders – Barbara L. Benson Barrington Historical Lecture Series

June 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Barrington’s own Barbara Benson brings the past to life! Hear the stories of some of the most notable and interesting people who…

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Comics, Sleuths and Heroes of Old-Time Radio

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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TesserAct

Barrington’s White House welcomes TesserAct Theater Ensemble in a performance entitled “Comics, Sleuths and Heroes of Old-Time Radio”.  Travel back in time…

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July 2019

BWH 4th of July Open House Featuring Chris Walz Bluegrass Players

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Chris Walz Bluegrass Players

Stop by after the July 4th parade for an historic tour and to listen to America’s musical story by acclaimed bluegrass multi-instrumentalist…

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3rd Thursday Art Night Out The Eclectic Art of Jill Funk

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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3rd Thursday Art Night Out

Meet Jill and view the life’s work of this multi-faceted artist and Kaleidoscope founder. From clay sculpture to mosaic, from oils to…

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Amarins Wierdsma Performs with Ravinia’s Steans Institute Colleagues

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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amarins wierdsma plays at barringtons white house

Join us for an evening of classical music with musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute led by violinist Amarins Wierdsma!  This is Amarins…

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Agnes Krueger Scholarship Recipients’ Recital

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Agnes Krueger

Join us as Barrington High School Agnes Krueger Scholarship Recipients' perform at Barrington's White House! Hear some of Barrington’s emerging musical stars!…

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“Deck the Walls” Festive Pop-Up Gallery & Art Sale Day 2

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Give the gift of an original piece of art this holiday season! The Barrington Cultural Arts Center’s artists range from beginners to…

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August 2019

The Extraordinary Music of Composer Charlie Chaplin

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Philippe Quint

Join us for the extraordinary music of composer Charlie Chaplin performed by Marta Aznavoorian and Philippe Quint.  We all know Charlie Chaplin…

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Stephanie Block, Classical Viola Recital

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Stephanie Block

Praised as “exceptionally talented” and “a virtuosic performer,” Block is a first-year Viola Fellow at the New World Symphony and has performed…

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September 2019

Courageous Conversations: Defining Courage

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What are we afraid of? What does it mean to have courage? Join us for the first monthly session of A Year…

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Fall Season Opening Night Performance and Cocktail Party – The Lincoln Trio

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Lincoln Trio

Join us for the Fall Season Opening Night Concert and Cocktail Party Featuring the Lincoln Trio.  6:00 p.m. Cocktail Party, 7:30 p.m.…

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3rd Thursday Art Night Out – Dynamics of Water & Light by Cindy Marrazzo

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Cindy Mizzarro Morning Mist

3rd Thursday Art Night Out - Dynamics of Water & Light by Cindy Marrazzo Engineer, scientist and artist Cindy Marrazzo says, “Art…

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“Tallyho Back!” Presentation by Norman Fine, Hunt Historian

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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George Washington Hunt

Take a trip back in history with Norm Fine and the Fox River Valley Hound Heritage Foundation to learn how mounted foxhunting began…

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October 2019

“A Tribute to Barbara and George Bush” – Book Dramatization by Barbara Rinella

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barbara Rinella Bush Family

Following her acclaimed performance as Eliza Hamilton, Rinella returns to pay tribute to America’s longest married Presidential couple—George and Barbara Bush. Based…

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Courageous Conversations: Practicing Mindfulness

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Our lives are stressful and busy, and our anxiety can impact our social interactions, especially those with whom we disagree. How can…

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3rd Annual Barrington’s Plein Air Event

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Plein Ari Thomas Balsamo

Announcing the 3rd Annual Barrington’s Plein Air Event   A great day to sip and stroll Barrington! Visit the shops and check…

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3rd Thursday Art Night Out – Nature and Abstraction by Barb Rydz Ross

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barb Ross 3rd Thursday image

Ross creates her vibrant acrylics “abstractly, intuitively, with an overpowering need for balance and connection. My content is not literal but emotional,…

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Hockey Night in Barrington with Eddie Olczyk

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Eddie Olczyk

Are you a Blackhawks or hockey fan? Do you have kids who play hockey? You don’t want to miss Hockey Night in…

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TesserAct Theatre Ensemble Halloween Show for Children

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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What the Trees and Moonlight Know: Tales of Witches, Monsters and Marshmallows the TesserAct Theatre Ensemble Halloween Show for Children Enter the…

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Chamber Music Concert – Elgin Symphony Principal Players

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Join us as The Elgin Symphony principal players perform one of the ultimate masterpieces of chamber music—Octet in E-flat Major for Strings,…

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November 2019

The Art of Wine & Cheese Pairings for the Holidays

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Take the mystery out of pairing wine and cheese! Just in time for holiday parties, our experts from Heritage Wine Cellars and…

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Courageous Conversations: Cultivating Curiosity

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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We are born with wide eyes of wonder—but this curiosity can fade with age. How do we keep our fervor for learning,…

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Improv Comedy with the Queen Bs

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Back by popular demand, the Queen B Improv team is sure to make you laugh, giggle, chortle and guffaw. You'll become part…

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3rd Thursday Art Night Out – Paintings of the Midwest and Maine by Jim Root

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Jim Root 3rd Thursday 1 boat

Join us on this 3rd Thursday Art Night Out featuring paintings of the Midwest and Maine by Jim Root Barrington artist and…

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“Deck the Walls” Festive Pop-Up Gallery & Art Sale

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Give the gift of an original piece of art this holiday season! The Barrington Cultural Arts Center’s artists range from beginners to…

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December 2019

Barrington’s White House Holiday Open House with Celtic Singer Jenne Lennon

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Come enjoy the House beautifully decorated for the season. It’s a perfect setting for you to take your own holiday family photos…

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