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Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Event Listing
Oct 03 8:00 PM This Must Be The Band
Oct 08 7:30 PM Happy Christmas
Oct 10 8:00 PM Crossing into Dream: A Surrealist Fashion Show
Oct 11 -- Oct 24 8:00 PM An Evening with M & R Rush
Oct 15 7:30 PM Only Lovers Left Alive
Oct 22 7:30 PM Spilled Water
Oct 25 8:00 PM The Westies
Oct 29 7:30 PM Boyhood
Nov 02 8:00 PM Danny Bhoy
Nov 05 7:30 PM Magic in the Moonlight
Nov 07 -- Nov 08 Knight at Dawn A Magic Tree House Adventure
Nov 12 7:30 PM Rocks in My Pocket
Nov 14 -- Nov 15 The Hobbit
Nov 21 -- Dec 07 Plaid Tidings A Forever Plaid Christmas
Nov 29 8:00 PM The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" 2014
Dec 10 7:30 PM Calvary
BACinema - TOP

: A Weekly Presentation of Independent, Foreign and Classic Films. Screenings are every Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $7.50/$5.50 members unless noted.

Happy Christmas - top
Wednesday - October 08
7:30 PM

Oct 8, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R {Adult Language, Adult Situations} RT:1:28


When Jenny, a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly, a budding novelist, her film director husband and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family's idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-pot dealer, and she and a friend, Carson, bring Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness. A new comedy from Joe Swanberg, the director of DRINKING BUDDIES. (c) Magnolia PIctures  "As usual with Swanberg's films, the performances are both natural and dynamic, validating his improvisational approach." -Chris Tinkham, Under The Radar

Only Lovers Left Alive - top
Wednesday - October 15
7:30 PM

Oct 15, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R {brief nudity, adult language, adult situations} RT: 2:03

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? (c) Sony Classics  "Jarmusch dispenses with the usual vampire paraphernalia to deliver a beguiling meditation on love and immortality." - Jason Best, Movie Talk

Spilled Water - top
Wednesday - October 22
7:30 PM

Oct 22, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50/ $5.50 BAC members

Not Rated: RT: 54 Minutes
English and Chinese with Subtitles

In the award-winning documentary Spilled Water, Chicago filmmaker May May Tchao captures a rarely seen human side of China's staggering economic boom. She returns to the country of her birth to shed light on the changing rights, roles and experiences of Chinese women and girls through an intimate look at the lives of four very different women: a young rural farmer who against all odds, becomes a teacher; a successful lawyer in a male-dominated profession juggling her work with single motherhood; a divorced factory worker struggling to brighten her daughter’s future; and a Dongzu ethnic minority singer torn between her dreams and her responsibilities as a peasant’s wife.  Learn more at http://www.SpilledWaterDoc.com.  Q&A with the filmmaker to follow the film.

October 22nd will also feature a short documentary to open the night, called:

SIGNS OF LIFE, by Andrea Kuehnel (17 mins) About the city workers who went out after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans to find and help the homeless living in abandoned houses.

Boyhood - top
Wednesday - October 29
7:30 PM

Oct 29, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. (c) Sundance Film Fest  "Linklater has crafted what may be the most ingenious film of the century here and given it a tone like no other ..." Tom Long, Detroit New

Magic in the Moonlight - top
Wednesday - November 05
7:30 PM

Nov 5, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated PG13 RT: 1:37

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists' claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan, Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice, and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. Directed by Woody Allen. (C) Sony Pictures Classics  "Woody Allen revisits some of his favourite themes: magic; metaphysics; the romantic pairing of an older actor with a younger actress." -Jason Best, Movie Talk

Rocks in My Pocket - top
Wednesday - November 12
7:30 PM

Nov 12, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated : Not Rated RT: 1:28


In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval-all in the fight for her own sanity. Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation, Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. (c) Zeitgeist  "Bold, darkly comic, refreshingly honest and self-deprecating." -Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

Calvary - top
Wednesday - December 10
7:30 PM

Dec 10, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50

Rated: R {Adult language, adult situations} RT:1:40

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. (c) FoxSearchlight  "To say Gleeson "stars" in Calvary seems inadequate. He dominates it ..." -Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

Main Stage - top
This Must Be The Band - top
Friday - October 03
8:00 PM

Oct 3, 2014 8pm
Tickets $22 / $20 BAC members

This Must be the Band is calling it quits after 7 years, don't miss this chance to see them one last time!

TMBTB has built a solid reputation locally and nationally with their fluid and combustible performances, and are well known for their high-energy shows that routinely have everyone up and moving. Their taut renditions of much of the Talking Heads repertoire are much more than a tribute; the labor of love and respect for the music they play is clearly on display in every show, and elevates TMBTB to a status well above any usual cover band.

Lead singer Charlie Otto, dubbed the “illegitimate son of David Byrne”, is s a treat in and of himself, but his interaction with a full, tight band where every run in place, arm condor swing, and crawl on the floor with a microphone is executed without a forced feel makes it clear why TMBTB stands apart from other tribute bands.

Along with Otto, TMBTB boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster).

Doors open at 7, show at 8 pm. Full bar, free parking.

Crossing into Dream: A Surrealist Fashion Show - top
Friday - October 10
8:00 PM

October 10
Tickets $25 / $22 BAC members

Cocktail Party
6:30pm, Toast to Beverly Art Walk 7pm, Show 8pm
Musical Guest: Cloud of SPAM / Cash Bar

Artist/ Volunteer Tickets $18 - Coupon Code Required


Join local artists, designers and nomads of the mind for a night of surrealist fashion and fun!

Crossing Into Dream combines the visual alchemy of several Chicago-based artists, including:

Sandra Leonard Contemporary surrealist, sculptor, designer of sculptural clothing, fashion show curator

Alan Emerson Hicks Sculptor and mixed media artist, creates complex structures of found objects and “societal detritus”

Courtney L. Schneider Designer and renegade, seeks to look beyond idealized popular fashion to address social issues through satire and design

The dream crosses over into the before- and after-party with costumed figures roaming among the revelers, surrealist games, culinary creations, decor, live music with Cloud of SPAM (aka Cloud of Shame) and other surprises. Attendees are encouraged to don their own surrealist attire! Creations from the show will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds supporting arts programming at the BAC.

Crossing Into Dream is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org

Sponsored by the BAC Auxiliary Board. .

An Evening with M & R Rush - top
Saturday - October 11 -- Friday - October 24
8:00 PM

Oct 11, 8pm
Tickets $13 / $11 BAC Members
$40 VIP Ticket (Ticket, DVD, Pre Show Back Stage Pass & Meet & Greet)

M&R Rush (All Original  Members) is an exciting classic rock band with exceptional harmonies & melodic catchy songs. From the time the show starts till the final encore, the audience knows they are witnessing something special. Their ability to connect to the crowd and to have a lot of fun while making great music is unbelievable. M&R Rush had its beginnings in the early 70′s, when a group of five high school friends from Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood had a dream of making it in the music business. It wasn’t long before M&R Rush had won a couple of “Battle of the Bands” contests and started to build a following that continues today.

The Westies - top
Saturday - October 25
8:00 PM

Oct 25, 8pm
Tickets $25/ $23 BAC members

Michael Mc Dermott performs a special opening set

Folk-Americana powerhouse, The Westies, are resurrecting the thrill and terror of New York City's darkened Hell’s Kitchen alleyways with biting lyrics that leave a shimmer of sweat above your brow. The show is undeniably visual and hard-hitting, with Michael McDermott heading the vagabonds, and wife Heather Horton on co-vocals and fiddle. The two are the tellers of folklore gone awry. Weaving reality into fable, they sing sweet lullabies of haunting love and sorrow. John Pirrucello (guitars: pedal, lap steel, mandolin), Dan Ingenthron (piano, organ, bass), and Robert Dicke (drums) round out the Westies. All around, a kitchen-sink of undeniably polished musicians hailing from Nashville and beyond. The Westies synchronize smoky vocals with flowing instrumentals that lead you on an ever-enchanting stroll through grittier times.

Danny Bhoy - top
Sunday - November 02
8:00 PM

Nov 2, 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

One of the most popular comedians on the planet is finally here! Having amassed huge audiences around the world, this hilarious young Scot finally brings his unique brand of storytelling and razor sharp wit to a US audience. Fresh from sell-out tours in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Danny Bhoy will bring his critically acclaimed show ‘Dear Epson…’ to selected theaters this Autumn. Don’t miss this rare chance to see one of the most celebrated comedians around the globe, in a relatively intimate space, on his debut US tour.

Knight at Dawn A Magic Tree House Adventure - top
Friday - November 07 -- Saturday - November 08

Fri Nov 7, Sat Nov 8 at 7pm
Tickets $9  / $7 BAC members

Siblings, Jack and Annie, visit the Magic Tree House, filled with a magnificent collection of books that can transport the reader to the wonderful faraway settings featured in their pages. As they read a book about the Middle Ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to
visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times and set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest.

The Hobbit - top
Friday - November 14 -- Saturday - November 15

Fri Nov 14 and Sat No 15  at 7pm
Tickets $13 / $11 BAC members

Based off the book by J.R.R.. Tolkien Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of The Shire, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very safe home in order to set off as the burglar in the company of dwarves and wizards in an attempt to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and all its treasure. From caves and goblins, to forests and elves, to mountains and dragons, Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is a captivating story for everyone to enjoy.

Plaid Tidings A Forever Plaid Christmas - top
Friday - November 21 -- Sunday - December 07

Fri  Nov 21 and  Sat Nov 22 at 7:30pm and Sun Nov 23 at 3:30pm
Fri Dec 5 and Sat Dec 6 at 7:30pm and Sun Dec 7 at 3:30pm
Tickets $22 / $ 20 BAC members

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big holiday bow on top!

At first, the legendary Plaids aren't sure why they’ve been returned to Earth from the great beyond, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world.

Sprinkled among classic holiday standards are audience favorites such as a riotous three minute version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis! This is one holiday treat that is truly “heaven-sent!

The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" 2014 - top
Saturday - November 29
8:00 PM

Nov 29, 8pm
Tickets $35 / $31 BAC Members

The Buckinghams, headlined by founding members Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna, will perform their Billboard Top 40 hits “Kind of a Drag,” “Don’t You Care,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” plus holiday favorites for their home town fans. This show features classic Buckingham hits and selections from their Christmas CD. As Carl said, “Playing at the Beverly Arts Center really puts you in a Christmas mood!”

Chicago Kids Company - top
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