Since being converted to the Cultural Center in 1991 (it used to be the Chicago Public Library), this city-block-wide institution now offers free classical concerts Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Most of the center’s classical offerings take place in Preston Bradley Hall on the second floor near the Washington Street entrance, but the Claudia Cassidy Theater (named for the Tribune’s venom-penned theater and music critic from the ’40s) on the Randolph Street side is used for experimental concerts, too. Concerts are always free.
Chicago Cultural Center
|Venue name:||Chicago Cultural Center||Contact:|
78 E Washington St
|Cross street:||at Michigan Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 8am–7pm; Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to Lake. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station|
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"Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture"
Assembling 60 objects dating from 1954 to 2014, the Chicago Cultural Center's latest exhibition celebrates the career of noted sculptor Richard Hunt. Born in Chicago in 1935, Hunt attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has worked in the...Fri January 30th 2015 - Sun March 29th 2015 FreeRead more78 E Washington St Chicago Chicago
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Chinese New Year Kickoff Celebration
The Chinese Fine Arts Society kicks off the Year of the Sheep with a festive display of Chinese dance, music, and martial arts. The event will feature lion dancers, drummers and elegant traditional Chinese dancers with music performed by various local...Thu February 19th 2015 - Thu February 19th 2015 FreeRead more78 E Washington St Chicago Chicago
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Lake FX Summit + Expo
Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the inaugural Lake FX Expo + Summit will give practicing artists and creative professionals a place to meet and learn more about their craft. The four-day conference will feature keynotes...Thu April 16th 2015 - Sun April 19th 2015 FreeRead more78 E Washington St Chicago Chicago