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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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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Virtual Bridal Open House

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Recently engaged? Congratulations! Getting married is the celebration of your love story, and even during these uncertain times, we don’t think your…

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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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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

May 13 @ 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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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

Chris Walz Bluegrass Players

July 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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…

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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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Geneva Barbershop Quartet

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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…

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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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September 2021

Courageous Conversations: Fall 2021 Season Pass

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Courageous Conversations

How do we foster greater inclusion & belonging in our communities? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green for the…

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Courageous Conversations: Seeing No Stranger: Diversity Over Division

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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As we mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and look ahead to a multicultural future, what are we learning about American diversity…

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

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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The New York-based and internationally acclaimed American String Quartet returns to Barrington’s White House to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th…

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

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Oil painter Jackie Kerr Smith, who presents “Nature Revealed,” has been painting portraits, still lifes and landscapes in oil for over 25…

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

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Through song, stories, and humor, William Florian presents "Those Were the Days," an upbeat journey of America's greatest folk and pop songs…

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The Shedd Aquarium: Authoring Chicago’s Water Story

September 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Making an Impact on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with President and CEO Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin Join Dr. Bridget C.…

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October 2021

Aligning Charitable Giving with Your Values and Passions: An Interactive Presentation by Local Philanthropic Experts

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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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“Paint the Town Barrington” 5th Annual Plein Air Artists’ Reception

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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…

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Courageous Conversations: Befriending Radical Disagreement

October 13 @ 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 friendships open our minds and expand our thinking? When Matthew Stevenson invited white nationalist R. Derek Black to Shabbat dinner,…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret

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

October 17 @ 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 @ 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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