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

Event Listing
Sep 19 8:00 PM The Neverly Brothers - The Rebirth of Rock and Roll From Buddy Holly to the Beatles
Sep 20 7:00 PM Diplomats of Drum with YUNA
Sep 24 7:30 PM May in the Summer
Oct 03 8:00 PM This Must Be The Band
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 22 7:30 PM Spilled Water
Oct 25 8:00 PM The Westies
Nov 02 8:00 PM Danny Bhoy
Nov 21 -- Dec 07 Plaid Tidings A Forever Plaid Christmas
Nov 29 8:00 PM The Buckinghams "Joy of Christmas" 2014
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.

May in the Summer - top
Wednesday - September 24
7:30 PM

Sept 24, 7:30 pm
Tickets $7.50/ $5.50 BAC members

To all appearances, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all -- intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad (Alexander Siddig), a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her familial hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show.
Confronted with the wounds of her parent's long-broken relationship, coupled with the unavoidable clash of old-world and modern values, May is lead to question the direction her life is taking. Her once carefully structured world appears to unravel as she grapples with her own truths in this fresh, exotic look at a woman caught in the crossroads between tradition and choice. (C) Cohen Media Group  "Dabis covers a lot of ground as a storyteller while delivering a smart, focused performance." -Tom Keogh, Seattle Times

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  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.

Main Stage - top
The Neverly Brothers - The Rebirth of Rock and Roll From Buddy Holly to the Beatles - top
Friday - September 19
8:00 PM

Sept 19, 8pm
Tickets $22 / $20 BAC members

Fasten your seat belts for a guided musical tour through rock ‘n’ roll history! The Neverly Brothers play all your favorite hits from 1950s American Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues pioneers up through the 1964 British Invasion groups in an awe inspiring concert that will have you singing, dancing and thoroughly entertained. Dressed in period-perfect matching suits from each era, and playing show-stopping renditions of all the classics, these rockers have a look and a sound that will make you feel like you are witnessing rock history unfold before your very eyes and ears.  And the amazing facts and trivia that you’ll hear between songs will give new insight as to how rock n‘ roll started and evolved during this exciting era. This is truly a one-of-a kind retro rock n’ roll MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR!


You Tube Video 1950's set song sample

You Tube Video 1964 British Invasion song sample

Diplomats of Drum with YUNA - top
Saturday - September 20
7:00 PM

Sept 20, 7pm
Tickets - Free

The Diplomats of Drum, hail from Malaysia, are a dynamic 13-piece group who have captivated audiences at festivals around the world with their breathtaking variety of tempos, beats, styles and raw on-stage energy. Born from pure creativity and experimentation with rhythms and percussions, the Diplomats of Drum started as an energetic bunch of street performers, slowly evolving into a serious all percussion ensemble. As a band, they have broken down musical barriers to celebrate musical and cultural differences, bringing together everything from rasping Indian classical vocals to traditional Malay rhythms grouped with the loud and powerful djembe to create a pure organic sound. Their performances often create a carnival-like atmosphere, drawing large crowds and eliciting spontaneous dancing with their infectious rhythms and positive energy.

Yuna understands the importance of music and has the ability to write songs that transcend any and all boundaries. With her soft vocals and warm acoustic guitar, this singer-songwriter crafts intriguing and infectious ruminations on life, love, and so much more. Growing up in Malaysia, Yuna was first inspired by the universal appeal of acts like No Doubt, The Cranberries, and Fiona Apple. At the age of 19, while in law school, she picked up a guitar and began to fervently write. She released her self-titled EP in Malaysia in 2008. She has gone on to release her self-titled album in 2012, working with the likes of Pharrell Williams on the track “Live Your Life”. Her engaging voice, expressive songcraft and imaginative production combine to create wholly distinctive music that’s won her comparisons with the likes of Feist, Adele and Norah Jones.

Tickets for this free event and limited tickets will be available at the door. Pre Reserved tickets are sold out.

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

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

After 7 years, TMBTB is calling it quits. This is the last chance to see this band in our intimate theater.“This Must Be the Band” is Chicago’s only and therefore best Talking Heads Tribute Band; only performing Talking Heads music. This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called “the illegitimate son of David Byrne,” but the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster)

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 Tickets $18 - Coupon Code Required


A featured event of Chicago Artists Month, this is a fashion show like no other!

The scene unfolds like a mirage, juxtaposing distant realities amid dazzling light and evocative shadow… Join local artists, designers, artisans and nomads of the mind to revel in a collective Surrealist moment. Surrealists emphasized the importance of dreams as a way of accessing a realm free from the restrictive customs and structures of society. The fashion show explores the idea that some of the most powerful borders to be crossed exist within our own minds. 

The dream crosses over into the before- and after-party with costumed figures roaming among the revelers, surrealist games, culinary creations, decor, music and more — all created by local artists and artisans. 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.

Featured Chicago-based artists include:

Sandra Leonard   Contemporary surrealist, sculptor, meticulous designer of sculptural clothing and the fashion show’s curator

Alan Emerson Hicks   A sculptor and mixed media artist who creates complex structures of found objects and “societal detritus”

Courtney L. Schneider   Designer and renegade who seeks to look beyond what is presently idealized in popular fashion and address social issues through satire and design.

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.

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

The legendary Plaids come back to earth to spread yuletide joy with great holiday hits of the ages.

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!”

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