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.

  • Sign-up to be placed on our email list to get a weekly email of events happening at Barrington’s White House and in Barrington!
  • 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.
  • If you are presenting a program at Barrington’s White House, please fill out the Cultural Event Marketing Form.
Loading Events

Past Events › Cultural Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

May 2021

Dancing with Pizazz

May 8, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

May 13, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

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

May 20, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

July 2021

Chris Walz Bluegrass Players

July 3, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Chris Walz Bluegrass Players

Chris Walz and his acclaimed Bluegrass Players from the Old Town School of Folk Music perform on the White House Front Porch…

Find out more »

Geneva Barbershop Quartet

July 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map
Free
Geneva Barbershop Quartet

We invite you to join us on the front lawn for the Geneva Barbershop Quartet as this energetic group performs its old-time…

Find out more »

Paddy Homan Presents Traditional Irish Music

July 22, 2021 @ 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…

Find out more »

Stephanie Block and Friends, String Sextet

July 24, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Formed in the midst of the pandemic by friends and colleagues from Los Angeles and Miami, Barrington native Stephanie Block brings together…

Find out more »

September 2021

The American String Quartet Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

The New York-based and internationally acclaimed American String Quartet returns to Barrington’s White House to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th…

Find out more »

3rd Thursdays Art Night Out: “Nature Revealed” with Jackie Smith

September 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Oil painter Jackie Kerr Smith, who presents “Nature Revealed,” has been painting portraits, still lifes and landscapes in oil for over 25…

Find out more »

William Florian Presents “Those Were the Days: The Spirit and Songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s”

September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Through song, stories, and humor, William Florian presents "Those Were the Days," an upbeat journey of America's greatest folk and pop songs…

Find out more »

The Shedd Aquarium: Authoring Chicago’s Water Story

September 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Making an Impact on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with President and CEO Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin Join Dr. Bridget C.…

Find out more »

October 2021

“Paint the Town Barrington” 5th Annual Plein Air Artists’ Reception

October 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map
Barrington Illinois Plein Air

Just as the artists of Paris have done for hundreds of years, local artists will paint “Plein Air” (outdoors in the open…

Find out more »

3rd Thursdays Art Night Out: Old World-Inspired Classical Fine Art with Diane Hynes

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

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

Find out more »

November 2021

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga: “The Killer B’s: Brahms, Barber, Bernstein & Beyond”

November 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

As a coveted performer with a diverse repertoire, American soprano Michelle Areyzaga (alongside her pianist and collaborator Dana Brown) is held in…

Find out more »

December 2021

Holiday Open House

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Stop by the beautifully decorated White House on Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with free refreshments,…

Find out more »

“Carols Near and Far: A Global Holiday Celebration” with Bella Voce Camerata

December 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Join the Bella Voce Camerata for a joyful journey around the globe this holiday season. Enjoy familiar and new carols including “Stille Nacht” from…

Find out more »

Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long with Nancie Tobison

December 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Second show added! Due to the popularity of our annual Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long, we have now added a second show on Sunday,…

Find out more »

January 2022

Courageous Conversations Spring 2022 Season Pass

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map
Courageous Convrsations

Join us Second Wednesdays 7pm at Barrington's White House (& online!) How do we foster greater inclusion and belonging in our community?…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Join us for the 5th Annual Barrington Town-Warming – a re-creation of the robust discussions held in Barrington during the Depression era.…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
Katherine Beck

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

Find out more »

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

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Barrington native and playwright Stephanie Walker brings a staged reading of her new play, “Sophia Hayden Deserves Better.” In 1891 a brilliant…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Marci Oleszkiewicz’s goal as an artist is to capture moments of life on canvas that convey beauty and wonder, joy and sorrow,…

Find out more »

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

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Two years ago COVID-19 upended life as we know it, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of every industry, including education. In this…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Highly acclaimed jazz saxophonist Victor Goines assembles an all-star cast of jazz professionals as well as outstanding students from surrounding high schools…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Over 100 years ago, John and Julia Robertson made Barrington’s White House their home.  This historic tea event brings back the tradition…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

CANCELLED – 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
+ Google Map

Due to unforeseen circumstances, “Surprising Facts about Higher Education" presented by Northwestern's Morton Schapiro is canceled for Sunday, May 15. At this…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Artist and portrait photographer Al Buschauer has worked in Barrington for the past 33 years. In this exhibit, you will experience an…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Back in-person following a 2020 Covid cancellation! After a mesmerizing concert at Barrington’s White House in 2019, the “poetic and electrifying” sounds…

Find out more »

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
+ Google Map

Kick off summer with fun for the whole family! Enjoy ice cream courtesy of BACOA, then a toe tapping live bluegrass set…

Find out more »

June 2022

Pop-Up Shop: Cynthia Rowley Brings the Beach To Barrington

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Barrington Native & New York City Fashion Designer Cynthia Rowley is back in Barrington! On Wednesday, June 1, Cynthia Rowley’s clothing will…

Find out more »

Sip, Shop, & See with Cynthia: Cynthia Rowley Brings the Beach To Barrington

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Meet Barrington Native & New York City Fashion Designer Cynthia Rowley in an intimate setting at Barrington’s White House. This daytime event…

Find out more »

Beach Soirée: Cynthia Rowley Brings the Beach To Barrington

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Cynthia Rowley Brings the Beach to Barrington for a Hamptons-inspired tented party in her honor.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to wear…

Find out more »

MGM and More — Movie Music of the 50’s & 60’s

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Join Barrington’s White House for a Mid-Century Modern musical extravaganza! Stunning musicians William Powers (bass-baritone soloist), Michelle Areyzaga (soprano soloist), and Lyric…

Find out more »

July 2022

Chris Walz & the Old Town Bluegrass Boys

July 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
+ Google Map

Back by popular demand! Acclaimed bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Chris Walz and his Bluegrass Boys join us once again after the Village of Barrington…

Find out more »
+ Export Events