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

Event Listing
Jul 29 7:30 PM BACinema: Timbuktu
Aug 04 10:00 AM KidCinema: Home
Aug 07 -- Aug 09 Crazy for You
Aug 11 10:00 AM KIDCinema: The Boxtrolls
Aug 12 7:30 PM BACinema: Algren (2014)
Aug 14 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Club 111: Teen Nights- Battle of the Bands
Aug 19 7:30 PM BACinema: Gemma Bovery (2014)
Aug 22 8:00 PM Tributosaurus Becomes Huey Lewis and the News
Aug 26 7:30 PM BACinema: When Marnie Was There (2014)
Aug 28 8:00 PM The Rod Stewart Experience featuring Steve Bobbit and the Change of Habit Tribute Band
Sep 12 8:00 PM Great Balls of Fire LIVE!
Sep 25 8:00 PM 10,000 Maniacs
Oct 02 8:00 PM Young Dubliners
Oct 03 8:00 PM Head for the Hills
Oct 16 8:00 PM the trippin billies - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Oct 24 MIchael Mc Dermott Halloweenstein
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.

BACinema: Timbuktu - top
Wednesday - July 29
7:30 PM

Wed, July 29, 7:30pm
Tickets $8 / $6 BAC members

Rated: PG-13 RT:1:37
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Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, Satima, and children. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.

KidCinema: Home - top
Tuesday - August 04
10:00 AM

Tue, Aug 4, 10am
Tickets: $8 / $6 BAC members, Children 12 and under $3
Children 2 and under free

Rated PG, RT: 1:34

Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own

KIDCinema: The Boxtrolls - top
Tuesday - August 11
10:00 AM

Tue, August 11, 10am
Tickets $8 / $6 BAC members /  Children Under 12 $3
Children 2 and under free

Rated PG, RT: 1:36

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

BACinema: Algren (2014) - top
Wednesday - August 12
7:30 PM

Wed, August 12, 7:30pm
Tickets $8 /$6 BAC members

Not Rated (documentary), RT 1:25.

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The feature length documentary explores the impact of one of the most underrated and influential writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. ALGREN uses never before seen film and video footage, newly uncovered audio recordings and Algren’s rarely seen private photo collages to chart the rise and fall of a man whose transgression, compassion and thirst for justice pushed him to dedicate his life and career to giving a voice to the voiceless. (c) Montrose Pictures  "Engaging, edgy and filled with wonderfully entertaining stories about the writer, it's a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to the life and times of a truly unique individual." -Cinema Directives

BACinema: Gemma Bovery (2014) - top
Wednesday - August 19
7:30 PM

Wed, August 19, 7:30pm
Tickets $8 / $6 BAC members

Rated R (sexuality, nudity), RT: 1:39.

Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) move to the very same Norman village where the graphic novel was written. Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor. It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. (C) Music Box Films”...this is an entertaining, smart film with strong performances.” -John Esther, UR Chicago Magazine

BACinema: When Marnie Was There (2014) - top
Wednesday - August 26
7:30 PM

Wed, August 26, 7:30m
Tickets $8 / $6 BAC members

Rated PG, RT: 1:43

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong - and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend... (C) GKids “It’s a kid’s movie that grown-ups will like. As Marnie does on Anna, the movie casts a spell.” -Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

Main Stage - top
Crazy for You - top
Friday - August 07 -- Sunday - August 09

Fri, Aug. 7, 7pm
Sat, Aug. 8, 7pm
Sun, Aug. 9, 2 pm
Tickets $21 / $19 BAC members

A high-energy comedy with fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music, including the memorable hits: I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me.  Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by Ken Ludwig. Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. Inspired material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Original Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman. The worldwide copyrights in the music of George and Ira Gershwin for this presentation are licensed by the Gershwin Family. GERSHWIN is a registered trademark and service mark for CRAZY FOR YOU Enterprises.
Special Guest cameo by Alderman Matt O'Shea!

The BAC Professional Theatre Series and BAC Star Productions produce this classic Broadway hit thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Club 111: Teen Nights- Battle of the Bands - top
Friday - August 14
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fri, Aug. 14, 7-10pm
Admission: $5

BAC Teen Board presents:
Special Nights For - and By - Teens!

Dance to and vote for your favorite bands.
Send Audition Videos to shellee@beverlyartcenter.org by July 24 (One song/Original or Covers)
Food & Drink.

Tributosaurus Becomes Huey Lewis and the News - top
Saturday - August 22
8:00 PM

Sat, Aug. 22, 8pm
Tickets $39 / $35 BAC members

The members of Tributosaurus are musical anthropologists, as songs are excavated, dissected, and reconstituted to replicate the original with proper reverence. They aren’t really a tribute band, but are every tribute band. There are no costumes and there is no make-up, because with Tributosaurus, the music is the star. The heart of rock and roll is still beating in the Baffes Theater when Tributosaures becomes Huey Lewis and the News.

The Rod Stewart Experience featuring Steve Bobbit and the Change of Habit Tribute Band - top
Friday - August 28
8:00 PM

Fri, Aug. 28, 8pm
Tickets $25 / $23

A Rod Stewart Concert Experience featuring Steve Bobbitt and The Change of Habit Tribute Band Chicago's premiere tribute band,  bring to life the look, sound, energy and star appeal of the music of Rod Stewart.

Great Balls of Fire LIVE! - top
Saturday - September 12
8:00 PM

Sat, Sept. 12, 8pm
Tickets $26 / $23 BAC Members

View Whole Lotta Shaking

Original star cast member Lance Lipinsky of the Tony Award winning Million Dollar Quartet celebrates the 1950's piano men of Rock & Roll in an explosive must see live concert!

Showcasing the hits of Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ray Charles and of course Jerry Lee Lewis, Great Balls of Fire LIVE is the explosive retrospective concert honoring the major Rock & Roll piano artists of pop music history.

Not to be confused as a tribute or impersonator show, Lipinsky narrates the biographical story of these influential piano men as himself with over 25 iconic songs. Lipinsky takes no prisoners with show stopping boogie woogie piano antics and crowd interaction to delight lovers of the "birth of Rock & Roll" era.

10,000 Maniacs - top
Friday - September 25
8:00 PM

Fri, Sept. 25, 8pm
Tickets $41 / $37 BAC members

View It's A Beautiful Life

10,000 maniacs return to the BAC! One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded in the fall of 1981. They defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative college rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio. The 10,000 Maniacs are Mary Ramsey (Viola and Lead Vocals) Dennis Drew (Keybord and Vocals) Jerry Augustiniak (Drum and Vocal) Jeff Erickson (Lead Guitar)  Steve Gustafson (Bass and Vocals)

Young Dubliners - top
Friday - October 02
8:00 PM

Fri, Oct. 2, 8pm
Tickets $21 / $19 BAC Members

The Young Dubliners, Celtic rock's hardest working band puts the BAC on their US tour schedule!  You have seen them on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! and heard their songs on TV,   the Sons Of Anarchy, now you can see them right here in the neighborhood.

Head for the Hills - top
Saturday - October 03
8:00 PM

Sat, Oct. 3, 8pm
Tickets $26 / $23 BAC members

From Telluride Bluegrass Festival to SxSW and all points beyond - Head for the Hills creates a sound based in bluegrass that reaches into indie rock, jazz,hip hop, world and folk to stitch together fresh songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. The quartet released their third studio album "Blue Ruin" July 9th which has received positive praise. 'Head for the Hills' Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation'
(CMT - Edge)

the trippin billies - The Dave Matthews Tribute Band - top
Friday - October 16
8:00 PM

Fri, Oct. 16 2015
Tickets $25 / $23 BAC members

Bringing fans the music of The Dave Matthews Band for close to twenty years, Trippin’ Billies has become the gold standard for tribute bands. Comprised of some of the best musicians in Chicago, (WXRT) one need not be a diehard DMB fan to enjoy a show. The high-energy performance and caliber of musicianship will have you singing along by the second chorus. But if you are a fan of the Dave Matthews band, don’t walk run to see this band. Relix magazine has named them top five tributes in the country for good reason, come find out why.

MIchael Mc Dermott Halloweenstein - top
Saturday - October 24

Oct 24 2015
Tickets $25 / $23 BAC members

Ticket go on sale August 1st.

Kick off Halloween with The Duke Street Kings featuring Michael McDermott  as they rock out on The Boss’s greatest hits! McDermott started out in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

Chicago Kids Company - top
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