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September 2020

“Paint the Town Barrington” 4th Annual Plein Air Event

September 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Free
Plein Air, Artist, Art, Painting, Outdoor Painting

The Barrington Cultural Commission presents the 4th annual “Paint the Town Barrington” Plein Air outdoor painting event. Enjoy artists from throughout Chicagoland…

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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Prairie Life and Connection to Illinois

September 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Illinois, History

Barrington’s own Patty Dowd Schmitz along with historic figure actress Laura Keyes and fiddler Mary Pat Kleven present music, costumes, and stories…

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The Environment and COVID-19: A Panel Discussion

September 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fox River Valley, Covid, Environment, Human behavior, coronavirus, pandemic

The Fox River Valley Hound Heritage Foundation in association with Barrington’s White House will present a panel discussion on the impact of…

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October 2020

Scott Stantis: Editorial Cartoonist

October 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scott Stantis, Editorial Cartoon, political cartoon, american history

Renowned Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist will present many of his past editorial and political cartoons and discuss the upcoming 2020 election. Scott…

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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Join us each 2nd Thursday as local jazz enthusiasts perform in an “open mic” setting during our new Jazz Cabaret series. Brought…

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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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Oil Painters of America Artists

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

3rd Thursdays Virtual Art Night Out Series Konrad F. Hack received his B.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and University…

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“Cinderella” Musical Theatre Program for Children

October 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cinderella, fairy tales, theater, children's musical

Cinderella is a fun children’s musical adaptation of the classic tale with catchy tunes and comic twists. Adapted by Eileen Mitchell and…

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November 2020

Spoon River Dancers Present “Lost in Silence”

November 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spoon River, Theatre, Dance, Edgar Lee Maasters

The dancers of the Midwest Dance Collective bring to life “Lost in Silence,” a multi-layered presentation of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River…

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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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2nd Thursdays Jazz Cabaret Series

November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Jazz, Cabaret, Vocal, Instrumental

Join us each 2nd Thursday as local jazz enthusiasts perform in an “open mic” setting during our new Jazz Cabaret series. Brought…

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American Songbook Piano Recital with Richard Glazier

November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Gershwin, american songbook, piano, broadway. hollywood

Filmed in California exclusively for Barrington’s White House, join pianist and cultural historian Richard Glazier as he weaves together interviews, piano performances,…

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Michael Ireland: “Then, Now & When”

November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free
Michael Ireland, Art, Artist, Painting, Watercolor, Landscapes

3rd Thursdays Virtual Art Night Out Series Watercolorist Michael Ireland has participated in the creative process for over 50 years, beginning with…

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December 2020

“Pillow Fight” Theatre Reading for All Ages

December 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Encore Players present a virtual Zoom "table reading" of the first act of Pillow Fight by Eileen Mitchell, directed by Julie…

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A Renaissance Christmas Concert with the Bella Voce

December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Reniassance, Christmas Carols, Christmas Music, Vocal Chamber Music

Get into the Christmas spirit with a delightful concert of traditional Christmas carols and Renaissance Christmas works by the esteemed Bella Voce…

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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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Virtual Bridal Open House

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
bridal open house in Chicago Illinois

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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