LEAD Conference 2019 Debrief

Chicago Cultural Access Consortium Thursday, September 19th, 2019 3:30PM-5:30PM Chicago Community Trust 225 N. Michigan Avenue Registration is required, suggested donation of $5 Come engage in a debrief of the 2019 Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference in Denver with real, live attendees and presenters who were there! A casual workshop where Chicago-area LEAD attendees will be stationed around the space in several breakout rooms and you can learn from each presenter at your discretion! Expect less lecture, more discussion in an informal gathering for anyone that couldn’t go to …

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Season of Concern Presents: Second City Divas in Concert

Join Season of Concern for a very special evening of live entertainment featuring the Second City Divas at the intimate Mercury Theater Chicago on September 9, 2019. Tickets may be purchased at The Mercury Theater or by calling 773-325-1700. General admission tickets are only $50. This is a one-night-only opportunity to see Chicago’s leading ladies of musical theatre on stage together. A virtual “who’s who” of Chicago’s musical theatre, the performers who have committed to date include: Hollis Resnik, Heidi Kettenring, Peggy Roeder and 25 other great ladies of the theatre!

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5th Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride

Please join us this September 7th at 10:30AM at Foster Beach for the 5th annual celebration of our community. We will begin with the opening ceremony at the Memorial TeePee, then ride our bikes on the amazing Chicago lakefront followed by a lovely Community Pot Luck & BBQ. We are Chicago Theater artists, taking care of ourselves and celebrating our community. The 12 mile ride will start at Foster Beach Park at Foster and Lake Michigan and we will step off at 10:30am. We will ride north on the lakefront trail to …

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Open House Chicago Volunteer and Marketing Opportunities

Open House Chicago is partnering with the Year of Chicago Theatre to highlight the unique spaces throughout Chicago where live performances happen! Open House Chicago is a free annual festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Center that opens sites of architectural, historical, or cultural interest for public exploration. This year’s event on October 19-20 is expected to draw over 100,000 visitors to 250+ sites in 30+ neighborhoods. Through a collaboration with the Year of Chicago Theatre special events committee, visitors to the 2019 Open House Chicago will be able to explore and …

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Charcoalblue Monday Approaches – August 26

Monday, August 26, 2019 5:30pm at Green Street Meats We’ll hold a couple of picnic tables near the bar (or outside, weather permitting!) so stop on by and have a beer on the Charcoalblue tab! To let us know if you can make it, or if you want to be in the know about future Charcoalblue Mondays, click RSVP.


All of our hearts go out to the Leonard and Libera family as they mourn the loss of their daughter Eleanor Finn Leonard. Nora was an inspiration to so many for her courage and kindness. As The Second City family celebrates her life tomorrow morning at a memorial service please join us in sending them love and healing during this time. In lieu of flowers, Nora’s family requests donations be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital or Gilda’s Club Chicago. #TeamNoraForever

Space Availability at Royal George Theatre

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, has fall/winter slots available for the 50 seat Gallery Theatre, prime time 3 – 6 week rentals. Great price and location, right across the street from Steppenwolf. Ticketing, house staff and bartender included. Also some availability in 190 seat Cabaret for one night events, stand-up comedy, workshops, corporate meetings and more. For further information or viewing appointment, contact Joe at 312-988-9105.