What's Happening In Beverly/West Beverly/Mt. Greenwood

APRIL, 2019

The Special Consensus with opening act Leadfoot ~ Saturday, April 6 at 8PM

The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band that formed in the Chicago area in 1975. The band has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry. The band was nominated for a Grammy for the Best Bluegrass Album award in 2012 and 2018, and received multiple IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year, Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, and Album of the Year. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Tickets $25 ($23 for BAC Members)

Poetry Workshop ~ April 10th at 4:00 p.m.

Poetry workshop with Chicago poet Susanna Lang, for ages and 11 and up (teens and adults welcome). Lang will facilitate a reading and a writing and sharing workshop; bring a favorite poem to share to the group, if you like. Beverly Library, 1962 W. 95th St. Info 312-747-9673.

Big Night ~ Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30PM 

Special event sponsored by the Morgan Park Juniors to benefit the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry. If you’re feeling hungry this April—and we don’t mean feeling like a slice of pizza, we mean a full-course meal at a world class restaurant—then your best bet is to come out for a Big Night at the Beverly Arts Center. Co-directed by stars Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott, the film follows the travails of two brothers who run an Italian restaurant in financial hot water with the competition from another Italian restaurant nearby not helping. To step up their game, the brothers plan the titular feast, their big night that will, if all goes well, prove their integrity. A seminal film of mid-90s independent cinema, proceeds from Big Night will directly benefit the local Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry. Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th. Movie $10.00

sMOkeyTOWN–Andrea Prestinario/Songs of Smokey Robinson ~ April 12, 7:30

Originally conceived as a 60th birthday gift to her father, Andrea Prestinario created sMOkeyTOWN, which salutes Smokey Robinson’s historic songwriting canon with party hats, pomp, and some serious Motown circumstance. Smokey was the mostplayed artist blasting from the stereo of Andrea’s childhood home, so go with what you know, right? Um, “I’ll Second That Emotion”! sMOkeyTOWN has played Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Mayne Stage, Laurie Beechman, and will now return to sweet home Chicago where it all began. Audiences can expect to hear funked-up and folked-down arrangements of hits by The Miracles, including–“The Tracks Of My Tears,” “Tears of a Clown”–as well as songs written for The Temptations (“Get Ready”), Mary Wells (“My Guy”), Michael Jackson (“Who’s Lovin’ You”), and so much more. Andrea Prestinario is a NYC-based singer / actress who has performed regionally throughout the country. Andrea’s tribute show recognizes Smokey Robinson as the unsung hero of Motown and his impact on The Great American Songbook. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Tickets $25 ($23 for BAC Members)

Free Seminar/Assistance with Completing Health Care Power of Attorney ~ April 13th from 2 to 3 p.m.

The Pastoral Care Department at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St (West Pavilion meeting room W8501), is offering a free seminar and assistance with completing Health Care Power of Attorney documents. Each person may identify in advance a representative to make health care decisions as his or her surrogate in the event that they lose their capacity to make health care decisions. To make sure that person truly advocates for your wishes, complete a Health Care Power of Attorney document while you are healthy.  Info/registration: 708-229-5480.

Stomping Grounds ~ Saturday, April 13 at 8PM

Celebration of Dance from Around the World

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free and affordable two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Indian, Native, and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale at the Harris Theater on Friday, May 31.

The series visits Chicago’s south west side on Saturday, April 13 at the Beverly Arts Center. This event will feature CHRP’s Stone Soup Rhythms, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Trinity Irish Dance Company, and Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater. Our events offer a mix of free and affordable seats for the entire family. Reservations for free seats will be honored on a first come, first serve basis starting 30 minutes prior to each event’s starting time. The $5 seats are held until each event starts. Unclaimed reservations are released to people on the waiting list.

Each STOMPING GROUNDS event, known as a “Performalogue,” features the performers and Artistic Directors of selected companies in a narrated performance and Q&A with the audience.

Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Free event - to reserve a spot go to chicagotap.org

Artitude ~ Opening Reception April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

An art installation consisting of various mediums. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th.

Julie and Julia ~ April 24th at 7:30 p.m.

This delightful dramedy from 2009 tells the story of world-famous chef Julia Child by way of a framing narrative: the ambition of a young New York chef (Amy Adams) to prepare every recipe in Julia Child’s landmark cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year. In the meantime, the parallel story of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) herself is shown in flashbacks. The effect the film achieves is that of the twin ambitions of two women and how one defines success. Meryl Streep was widely acclaimed for her performance as Julia Child, for which she received an Oscar nomination, and Amy Adams holds her own as the young, modern chef, Julie, also a real person whose blog inspired this film. Crisply directed by the late Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle), Julie & Julia better have your mouth watering after two hours or else you clearly just ate the whole contents of Mastering the Art of French Cooking before buying your ticket. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Tickets $6 ($5 BAC Members)
Clean and Green ~ April 27th from 9 to 11 a.m.
BAPA invites you to join your neighbors for a community wide Clean and Green. Local groups and individuals are needed to help clear away winter debris and litter at local parks and public areas. Rakes, brooms, shovels and other tools are provided; bring gardening gloves. Community service hours are available. 

Tributouarus becomes The Band ~ Saturday, April 27 at 8PM

The constantly evolving and morphing rock tribute, Tributosaurus comes to the Beverly Arts Center. For one night, get taken back to the 60’s and 70’s as Tributosaurus becomes The Band. Hits from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be on full display, showcasing how The Band led rock to get back in touch with its roots. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th. Tickets $40 ($36 for BAC Members)

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