CULTURAL 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.

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February 2018

University of Chicago Professors Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles & Regret How can we age well? Join this lively conversation between Martha Nussbaum, the…

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March 2018

Pacifica String Quartet – Chamber Music Concert

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Complimentary wine reception following the performance! Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often-daring repertory choices, this Grammy- and award-winning quartet…

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3rd Thursday – JoAnn Aronds-Freeman – Expressions in Color

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Enjoy these vibrant abstract works in oil, acrylic, pastels and pencil. Freeman describes the process of mixing and layering color as “raw…

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Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Come out to listen to the brilliant sound of this award-winning student jazz ensemble.  They'll perform classic and new jazz favorites.  Good…

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Honorable John Curry – Who Was Barrington? How the Village Got Its Name!

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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John Curry speaks on the history of Barrington

Hear an entertaining, popular history presentation on the lives of the Lords Barrington of England and how our community obtained its name.…

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Colonel William Reeder, Jr., Ph. D. – Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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William Reeder

Share the personal account of the last U.S. Army prisoner captured during the Vietnam War. Beyond the torment and pain of his…

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April 2018

University of Chicago Physicians and Scientists – The New Science of Wellness

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Healt Imagine using the body’s natural abilities to prevent diseases…

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William Powers, Baritone – A Recital of Arias and Songs from the American Song Book

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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William Powers

Powers, leading bass-baritone of the Metropolitan Opera, transforms with costumes and props into some of opera’s most notorious villains, performing arias from…

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3rd Thursday – Friends of NoMonet Artists – Inspired!

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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3rd Thursdays at Barrington's White House

Inspired! Journeys to Artistic Self-Discovery Inspired by the great Impressionists, nature’s beauty and the joy of living, these talented fine artists exhibit…

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Barrington High School String Ensemble

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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This talented, community-minded ensemble is performing as a fundraising concert for the People’s Music School of Chicago, which provides free music education…

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Project Rowley Fabric Pick Up

April 25 @ 9:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Fashion Designers to be Featured in Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop Have you ever dreamt of entering a design competition like Project Runway?…

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May 2018

The Parents Circle Families Forum – Opening Minds, One Heart at a Time

May 3 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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The Parents Circle

Join Parents Circle Families Forum's bereaved members, Robi Damelin and Najwa Saadeh as they share their stories of loss and their unique…

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Robert Gruca – Guitar Music Old and New

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Robert Gruca at Barrington's White House

Be amazed by the artistry! Gruca is an exciting guitarist who possesses powerful musical interpretation and complete technical command over his instrument.…

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Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop at Barrington’s White House

May 29 @ 11:00 am - May 31 @ 7:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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cynthia rowley at barrington's white house

Barrington's White House will feature a Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop.  A favorite among celebrities and high-profile influencers alike, Rowley has signature shops…

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June 2018

Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop at Barrington’s White House

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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cynthia rowley at barrington's white house

Barrington's White House will feature a Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop.  A favorite among celebrities and high-profile influencers alike, Rowley has signature shops…

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Cynthia Rowley Welcome Reception

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Cynthia Rowley sweeps into Barrington for a Champagne and Dessert Welcome Reception in her honor.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to mingle…

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Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop At Barrington’s White House

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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cynthia rowley at barrington's white house

Barrington's White House will feature a Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop.  A favorite among celebrities and high-profile influencers alike, Rowley has signature shops…

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A Conversation with Cynthia Rowley at Barrington’s White House

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Cynthia Rowley will host an hour-long "Conversation with Cynthia Rowley" at Barrington's White House.  Cynthia has appeared on America's Next Top Model, Project…

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An Extraordinary Evening Celebrating Barrington’s Own, Cynthia Rowley

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join us for a Cocktail and Dinner Party with Fashion Powerhouse, Author and Entrepreneur Cynthia Rowley. 7:00pm Cocktails, 8:15 Dinner. Cocktail Attire…

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Barbara L. Benson Historical Lecture Series

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington, Illinois: The Horses Never Left Take a ride with historian Barbara Benson and photographer and filmmaker Robert McGinley, President of the…

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July 2018

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1818! Welcome to July 4th!

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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Two hundred years ago the people of Illinois had a big reason to celebrate! They celebrated becoming the 21st state of the…

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Amarins Wierdsma Performs with Ravinia’s Steans Institute Colleagues

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Amarins Wierdsma, along with colleagues from Ravinia's Steans Institute, will perform at Barrington's White House. Amarins is the daughter of clarinetist Nancy…

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Agnes Krueger Scholarship Winners’ Concert

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Agnes Krueger Scholarship recipients will present solo musical works at Barrington’s White House on July 26th, 7:30pm, each of the recipients have been recognized for their musical talent.

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Fall Season Launch Party and Donor Thank You Reception

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Join us on Wednesday, July 25, 7:00pm when we will announce our 2018 Fall Cultural Season Events. Be among the very first…

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August 2018

Aligning Charitable Giving with Your Values and Passion

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Free

Wondering how your donations will be impacted by the new tax codes? Interested in planned giving but not sure which option is…

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Second Annual Plein Air Painters Art Event Reception

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Plein Air Painting in Barrington, Illinois

Ever wonder how an artist creates a painting? Now you can watch artists in action. Plein air artists – including Mort Luby,…

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September 2018

Thomas Balsamo 40-Year Retrospective Portraiture and Filmmaking

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Join us in honoring this talented and prolific Barrington photographer and videographer!  Thomas will display decades of photographic and video pieces that…

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Thomas Balsamo – Discovering Your Passions & Talents to Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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View some of Thomas’ favorite pieces and most important philanthropic works in this gallery exhibition. Come also to hear Thomas share how…

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Rachel Barton Pine Violin Recital

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
$30.00 - $60.00

As Barrington White House’s inaugural violin virtuoso, Rachel Barton Pine returns for a homecoming performance in our intimate ballroom. Be amazed by…

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Garry Wills Explores the Qur’an – Panel Discussion with Local Pastors

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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$20.00

Pulitzer Prize winning author and Northwestern Professor Emeritus Garry Wills, Ph.D., will be joined by a panel of Barrington area ministers to…

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October 2018

American Art Presentation: Crystal Bridges Museum

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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$10.00 - $15.00

A fabulous opportunity to learn about the largest and most extensive museum of American art in the country. The Crystal Bridges Museum,…

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Third Thursday Welcomes Steve Puttrich and Bobbi Puttrich

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Your art night out! Each 3rd Thursday features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres On…

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A Night at the Costume Ball – Children’s Halloween Musical Performance

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join the singing and dancing adventures of three wacky witches, a level-headed broom and some mischievous elves as they transform Barrington's White…

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November 2018

A One-Woman Historical Performance by Barbara Rinella – A Visit with Eliza Hamilton

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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SOLD OUT Be in the room where it happens! On the heels of the Hamilton Broadway show and biography, Rinella brings Alexander’s…

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Third Thursday Welcomes Judy Skulborstad

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Your art night out! Each 3rd Thursday features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres On…

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December 2018

Holiday Open House with Barrington High School Madrigal Singers and Barrington Children’s Choir

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Join us on Saturday, December 1, for our Holiday Open House. The Open House is from 11:00am – 2:00pm and we will…

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Queen Bee’s Improv Comedy Show Family Holiday Show

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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The Queen Bee’s are an all-female improve group from the Chicago suburbs. Become part of the show as the Queen B's use…

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Barrington Holiday Pop-Up Art Gallery and Sale

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Give the gift of an original piece of art from the artists of the Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) this holiday season.…

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Ron Hawking “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Musical Entertainment

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$20.00 - $40.00

Back by popular demand, Barrington resident and Chicago award-winning singer Ron Hawking returns with his critically acclaimed show, Home for the Holidays.…

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Ron Hawking “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Musical Entertainment

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$20.00 - $40.00

Back by popular demand, Barrington resident and Chicago award-winning singer Ron Hawking returns with his critically acclaimed show, Home for the Holidays.…

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