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.

Can’t make the live day and time? Ticket purchasers will have access to virtual links for 30 days post-event.

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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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September 2019

Courageous Conversations: Defining Courage

September 11, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

Courageous Conversations: Practicing Mindfulness

October 9, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Courageous Conversations: Cultivating Curiosity

November 13, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Courageous Conversations: The Art of Listening

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Active listening with less judgment and more curiosity, humility and empathy is a skill that takes training and practice. Journalists, therapists and…

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Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday After-Hours Mixer of the Month

December 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Free

Tuesday, December 17, 5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. FREE, Appetizers from Wild Asparagus and Cash Bar, Live Music   Enjoy the festive ambience…

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August 2020

Cook Along With Me – Vegetable Phyllo Purse

August 6, 2020
Free
Cook along with me

Streaming live at 1:00pm and 7:00pm Join us virtually for Barrington’s White House inaugural “Cook Along With Me” series, which kicks off…

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Poetry Reading

August 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Barrington Cultural Commission

The Barrington Cultural Commission is sponsoring a Poetry Reading, a program of 10 poems by local poets, aired from Barrington’s White House…

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September 2020

Courageous Conversations: Standing in Another’s Shoes

September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Courageous Conversations

We hear a lot that we are divided. But might we be disconnected? How do we bear witness to stories and lived…

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October 2020

Courageous Conversations: Parenting for Inclusion

October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Courageous Conversations

How do we become racially & culturally conscious families? How can we best use our intergenerational voices to support inclusion and equity…

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November 2020

Courageous Conversations: Becoming America

November 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Courageous Conversations

We just had a presidential election. How do we reimagine our social contract and civic trust? Join us for our monthly (virtual!)…

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December 2020

Courageous Conversations: Healing Our Communities

December 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Courageous Conversations

This has been a time of great change, trauma and truth-telling, illuminating fractures in our civic life that require healing and repair.…

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January 2021

Meet the Real Mae West – Afternoon Show

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Real Mae West

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Depression-era vaudeville and Broadway star Mae West shattered box…

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Meet the Real Mae West – Evening Show

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Real Mae West

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Depression-era vaudeville and Broadway star Mae West shattered box…

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Becoming Courageous

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Reniassance, Christmas Carols, Christmas Music, Vocal Chamber Music

Join Courageous Conversations hosts Dr. Rev. Zina Jacque & Jessica Green for a virtual gathering to meditate on the moment, celebrate our collective power,…

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4th Annual Barrington Town-Warming

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Condoleezza Rice & Bill Daley

What Now? Looking Ahead to the Post-Pandemic World The Barrington Cultural Commission is pleased to announce its keynote speakers and panelists for…

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Former Cubs Announcer Len Kasper

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Len Kasper Baeball

Join us as Len Kasper, who has just begun his new post with the Chicago White Sox, regales our audience with tales from his…

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February 2021

Cubs Hall of Fame Pitcher Fergie Jenkins

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Barrington’s White House is pleased to feature a presentation by legendary Chicago Cubs pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Fergie Jenkins. This…

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“Remembering Route 66” with Leslie Goddard – Afternoon Show

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Route 66

Route 66: The name evokes images of gas stations, mom-and-pop motels, quirky attractions, and adventure on the open road. In this nostalgia-packed…

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“Remembering Route 66” with Leslie Goddard – Evening Show

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Route 66

Route 66: The name evokes images of gas stations, mom-and-pop motels, quirky attractions, and adventure on the open road. In this nostalgia-packed…

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Courageous Conversations: Love, Anger & Apology

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whether intended or not, our nation is wounded. How do we acknowledge, apologize and repair, both personally & collectively? Join hosts Rev.…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series POSTPONED

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MAY 13th   Live streamed from Barrington’s White House, watch local jazz enthusiasts perform in an…

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“How Ike Led” with Susan Eisenhower

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eisenhower

Celebrate President’s Day by learning about the principles behind former U.S. President and General Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower’s biggest decisions. Diane Bergan…

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March 2021

Courageous Conversations: Calling In & Calling Out?

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When we encounter people who reveal biased attitudes or behaviors, what do we do? Do we "call them in" for conversation, or…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Live streamed from Barrington’s White House, watch local jazz enthusiasts perform in an “open mic” setting during our popular 2nd Thursdays Jazz…

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Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, Classical Piano

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Barrington’s White House perennial favorite Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner returns for a breathtaking virtual performance this spring. The young piano virtuoso will feature Ravel's…

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Expressions in Oils: The Collections of Frankie Johnson 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out Series

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Artist Frankie Johnson explores the dynamics of light and color in oils, using a variety of subjects as her inspiration, including figurative,…

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April 2021

2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Live streamed from Barrington’s White House, watch local jazz enthusiasts perform in an “open mic” setting during our popular 2nd Thursdays Jazz…

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Quinn Welder, Rising Stars 2020 Vocal Competition Winner

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Quinn Welder is a senior at Crystal Lake Central High School, where he performs in the school's various choirs and musicals. In…

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Courageous Conversations: Prioritizing Disability Inclusion

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When designing or participating in community experiences, do you consider access for all abilities? What does it mean to think intersectionally about…

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Double Vision: Pastel Landscapes by Kathleen Newman and Julie Skoda 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out Series

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join this dynamic duo as they present an exhibition of pastels exploring the language of painting through the vision of two artists.…

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Harper College President Dr. Avis Proctor

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Avis Proctor, President of William Rainey Harper College, will provide insights on the state of higher education today. Dr. Proctor has…

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May 2021

Rachel Barton Pine, Violin

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to Barrington’s White House in 2021! In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has…

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The Poetry Hour

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Back by popular demand! The Barrington Cultural Commission presents a series of poetry readings submitted and read by local citizens on Thursday,…

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Dancing with Pizazz

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The musical genius of George Gershwin and Cole Porter comes alive through the musical synthesis of the Jazz Pizazz trio (soprano Kimberly…

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Courageous Conversations: Pursuing Health Equity

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The disproportionate impacts of the COVID pandemic have revealed health and wealth disparities now impossible to ignore. What are the social determinants…

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Old World-Inspired Classical Fine Art by Diane Hynes 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out Series

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Diane Hynes’ passion, classical training, and unique ability to capture the likeness and personality of her subjects give her art an old-world…

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July 2021

2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Enjoy local jazz enthusiasts performing in an “open mic” setting during our very popular 2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret series. Local talent will…

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Celebration of Barrington Service

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Celebration of Barrington Service Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque & Rev. Jeanne Hanson, M.Div Please join us as we celebrate our beloved Pastors…

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Paddy Homan Presents Traditional Irish Music

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
$10.00 - $20.00
Ireland

Join us for a special performance from Irish tenor and storyteller Paddy Homan, star of the hit PBS one-man show "I Am…

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Stephanie Block and Friends, String Sextet

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Formed in the midst of the pandemic by friends and colleagues from Los Angeles and Miami, Barrington native Stephanie Block brings together…

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