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.

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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June 2018

Barbara L. Benson Historical Lecture Series

June 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Marta and Ani Aznavoorian Piano and Cello Concert

December 15, 2018 @ 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

World-renowned, award-winning musicians and sisters Marta and Ani return home to Barrington to perform once again at our White House. In demand…

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Wintertainment Holiday Show

December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$15.00

Performers from Dancewerks Dance Studio, The Parker Playhouse and The Entertainers, express the joy of the season through their unique artistry featuring…

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Table Reading of the World Premier Play The Abuelas by Stephanie Alison Walker

December 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington’s White House is pleased to present a world premier reading of a full-length play called "The Abuelas," written by Saint Anne’s…

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January 2019

Barrington Wedding and Bridal Open House at Barrington’s White House

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Experience a “real wedding” at Barrington’s White House, complete with flowers, food and the latest trends at the Barrington Wedding and Bridal…

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February 2019

Classical Piano Recital by Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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“A gifted virtuoso...brought out transparency and emotional intensity with tender aplomb. Finger-busting writing seemed not to daunt him in the slightest.” SAN…

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Barrington Town-Warming

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Vision 2020: What Leaders See for the Future and the Foundations that Ground Us Through the Ages   Warm up at the…

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ALS Research: Developments Past, Recent and Future 

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 US
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Panel Discussion by World-Leading Chicago Area Physicians and Scientists Physicians from Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Chicago are leading the…

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Pat McKillen in Concert

February 15 @ 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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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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