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.

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  • 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.
  • If you are presenting a program at Barrington’s White House, please fill out the Cultural Event Marketing Form.
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February 2022

5th Annual Barrington Town-Warming with Keynote Speaker Robert Gates

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join us for the 5th Annual Barrington Town-Warming – a re-creation of the robust discussions held in Barrington during the Depression era.…

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POSTPONED: Ron Hawking Swings & Sings “His Way” Friday Night Show

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Ron Hawking

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. Grab your favorite valentine and swing on by Barrington’s White House to hear…

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POSTPONED: Ron Hawking Swings & Sings “His Way” Saturday Night Show

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Ron Hawking

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. Grab your favorite valentine and swing on by Barrington’s White House to hear…

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March 2022

2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Enjoy an in-person cabaret-like experience or watch virtually as Barrington’s White House presents jazz enthusiasts performing their favorite tunes in an “open…

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“I Knew I Was in Trouble When…” Storytelling Event

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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This fun storytelling event uses a family-friendly version of the popular “Moth Radio Hour” as its model. Professional Emmy-winning storyteller Jim May…

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Katherine Beck, Lyric Opera Ryan Center Mezzo Soprano

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Katherine Beck

Known for her warmth, flexibility, honesty, and flair in works by Handel, Rossini, Mozart, and more, Katherine Beck will delight our audiences…

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3rd Thursdays Art Night Out: “Transparent by Nature” with Michael Ireland

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Watercolorist Michael Ireland has participated in the creative process for over 50 years, beginning with his studies at the American Academy of…

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“Sophia Hayden Deserves Better”: A Play Reading by Stephanie Walker

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington native and playwright Stephanie Walker brings a staged reading of her new play, “Sophia Hayden Deserves Better.” In 1891 a brilliant…

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April 2022

A Conversation with Best-Selling Novelist Veronica Roth

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Veronica Roth

A wonderful opportunity to participate in an intimate conversation and Q&A with Barrington’s own Veronica Roth, the #1 New York Times best-selling…

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“The Future of Education: Lessons Learned from a Global Pandemic” with District 220 Superintendent Dr. Robert Hunt

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Two years ago COVID-19 upended life as we know it, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of every industry, including education. In this…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Enjoy an in-person cabaret-like experience or watch virtually as Barrington’s White House presents jazz enthusiasts performing their favorite tunes in an “open…

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3rd Thursdays Art Night Out: Marci Oleszkiewicz: “Painting from the Heart”

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Marci Oleszkiewicz’s goal as an artist is to capture moments of life on canvas that convey beauty and wonder, joy and sorrow,…

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Jazz All-Stars with Saxophonist Victor Goines

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Highly acclaimed jazz saxophonist Victor Goines assembles an all-star cast of jazz professionals as well as outstanding students from surrounding high schools…

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May 2022

An Afternoon Tea with Bertha Honoré Palmer, Presented by Leslie Goddard

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Over 100 years ago, John and Julia Robertson made Barrington’s White House their home.  This historic tea event brings back the tradition…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Enjoy an in-person cabaret-like experience or watch virtually as Barrington’s White House presents jazz enthusiasts performing their favorite tunes in an “open…

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Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro: “Surprising Facts about Higher Education”

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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American higher education today is a source of both pride and controversy, and seemingly everyone has a unique vantage point on how…

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3rd Thursdays Art Night Out: Photographer Al Buschauer: “A Passionate Life in Photography”

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Artist and portrait photographer Al Buschauer has worked in Barrington for the past 33 years. In this exhibit, you will experience an…

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Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Classical Piano

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Back in-person following a 2020 Covid cancellation! After a mesmerizing concert at Barrington’s White House in 2019, the “poetic and electrifying” sounds…

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The Bright Side of Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Kick off summer with fun for the whole family! Enjoy ice cream courtesy of BACOA, then a toe tapping live bluegrass set…

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