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.
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October 2021

2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret

October 14, 2021 @ 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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Race, Equity, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives with District 220’s Nate Rouse

October 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington School District 220’s first-ever Director of Equity, Race, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives will give our community an overview of the district’s…

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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
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Diane Hynes’s 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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“The Transformative Power of Higher Education” with DePaul University President Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban

October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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DePaul is a private university with a very public mission: to give people of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn a high-quality…

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November 2021

“Change the World: Invest in Women and Girls” with Catherine Bertini

November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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    The presenter has cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will let you know if we are able to reschedule.

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Courageous Conversations: Minding How Media Shapes Our Minds

November 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Are we aware of how much media influences our thinking? How can we stop the spread of misinformation and polarization? Join hosts…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret

November 11, 2021 @ 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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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
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As a coveted performer with a diverse repertoire, American soprano Michelle Areyzaga (alongside her pianist and collaborator Dana Brown) is held in…

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

November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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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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
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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,…

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Courageous Conversations: Losing and Finding Faith

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Pastor, liturgist, writer and podcast host Aaron Niequist has been exploring how to hold on to faith when the church is burning down. How…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret

December 9, 2021 @ 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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“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
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Join the Bella Voce Camerata for a joyful journey around the globe this holiday season. Enjoy familiar and new carols including “Stille Nacht” from…

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Conserving Beauty: A CFC Celebration of the Arts

December 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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This art show, the last event of Citizens for Conservation's 50th anniversary year, will showcase the accomplished work of various CFC volunteers…

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Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long with Nancie Tobison

December 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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The family tradition we started in 2019 is back again in 2021! Visit Barrington’s White House and sing along with your favorite…

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

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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
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Courageous Convrsations

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

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Courageous Conversations: Finding Ourselves in Each Other’s Stories

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

How can we honor each other's stories? Might we better hear and believe lived experiences that are different from our own? Join…

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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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Courageous Conversations: Fostering Belonging For Different Abilities

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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How can we foster inclusion and belonging for different abilities? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green at Barrington’s White…

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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

Courageous Conversations: Uncovering Hidden Violence Against Women

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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The pandemic has been especially challenging for women and children who are not safe at home — and our community is not…

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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. Award-winning professional storyteller Megan Wells…

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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 - 5:30 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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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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Courageous Conversations: Reckoning with the History of Slavery

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said George Santayana. Join host Jessica Green at Barrington’s White House…

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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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“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
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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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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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Courageous Conversations: Gathering for the People’s Supper

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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After the 2016 Presidential Election, The People's Supper hosted over 2,000 suppers in 135 communities nationwide to bring people together across difference.…

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

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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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