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

Event Listing
Jan 07 7:30 PM This Is Where I Leave You
Jan 09 8:00 PM American English - Sold Out
Jan 14 7:30 PM The Grand Seduction
Jan 21 7:30 PM Love Is Strange
Jan 23 8:00 PM Ronnie Baker Brooks
Jan 30 8:00 PM Heartsfield
Jan 31 -- Feb 01 The People Could Fly and Other Tales of Freedom
Feb 13 8:00 PM 10,000 Maniacs
Mar 06 8:00 PM Siegel Schwall
Mar 13 8:00 PM Tartan Terrors
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.

This Is Where I Leave You - top
Wednesday - January 07
7:30 PM

This Is Where I Leave You
Jan 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Based on the hilarious, poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper and featuring a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey ("30 Rock"); and two-time Oscar (R) winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home," HBO's "The Newsroom").  Four grown siblings are forced to spend a tumultuous and emotional week together at their childhood home after their father passes away, reuniting them with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. (c) Warner Bros. and IMDB "You can't help but be drawn in by these empathetic, funny performances and the overarching message that there is no such thing as"normal"." -James Luxford, Radio Times

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Wednesday - January 14
7:30 PM

Jan 14, 2015 7:30pm
Tickets: $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members
RT:113 Rated: PG 13

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. (c)eOne  "So intricately plotted and unlikely that it verges on the exotic, "The Grand Seduction" is nevertheless a hoot." -John Hartl, Seattle Times

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Love Is Strange - top
Wednesday - January 21
7:30 PM

Jan 21, 2015, 7:30pm
Tickets: $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members
RT: 94 Rated: R

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements. (c) Sony Classics  "Driven by the tour de force performances of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is artful and beautifully realized." -Richard Knight, Windy City Times.

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American English - Sold Out - top
Friday - January 09
8:00 PM

Jan 9, 8pm
Tickets $25 / $23 BAC members

From the Ed Sullivan era with classics like She Loves You and Twist and Shout to the psychedelic phase with incredible selections from Sgt. Pepper’s and Magical Mystery Tour, this colorful journey back in time recreates the Beatles' style in every musical and visual detail. All songs are performed completely live without any tapes or backing tracks. American English captures the very essence of John, Paul, George and Ringo!

Ronnie Baker Brooks - top
Friday - January 23
8:00 PM

January 23, 2015, 8pm
Tickets $26 / $23 BAC members

In the Olympic tradition, when the torch gets passed on, the flame transfers from one sure hand to the next -- keeping it burning, while at the same time moving forward. It's a fitting image for Chicago guitar hero RONNIE BAKER BROOKS on his aptly titled third release, The Torch. Not only does he sing with soulful fire and play with a white-hot intensity; he's also carrying the torch from the previous generation of soul and blues greats and moving the music into the future.

Brooks grew up steeped in American music tradition yet his focus remains resolutely on the future. As well as anyone of his generation, he knows the transcendent release at the heart of soul, blues and rock.

"I grew up among the best of the best," Brooks says. "Every time I play, I feel like I've got to do it with the authenticity and passion that I saw in guys like Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and my father. But I also have to put my twist on it. None of those guys repeated what came before them."

Brooks' twist involves enlivening blues-rock with deep soul and modern hip-hop vocals and funk rhythms. Brooks takes roots sounds and transforms them into something that spans the ages.


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Friday - January 30
8:00 PM

Jan 30, 2015, 8pm
Tickets $16/ $13 BAC members

Heartsfield recently released their 11th album, have sold millions of records and continue to please audiences with their brand of vocal rock music that has its foundations in southern and country rock. Heartsfield's up-tempo, foot-stompin’ music gets the crowd involved as the band consistently delivers the hot pickin’, strong vocals, and driving rhythm which has allowed them to last over three decades and continue to fill a growing songbook. Heartsfield is Andon Davis (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals), Freddie Dobbs (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Scott Bonshire (drums), Steve Eddington (bass guitar and vocals), and Dave Nelson (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, dobro, and vocals.

The People Could Fly and Other Tales of Freedom - top
Saturday - January 31 -- Sunday - February 01

                                    Jan 31, 7pm
Feb 1, 3pm

Tickets $15 / $14 BAC members
An Original Music Premiere!


Original Book by Carla Stillwell, Original Music & Lyrics by Shawn Wallace and Carla Stillwell

This musical journey through the perils of bondage in the antebellum South tells the story of a people, their hope for freedom — and their strength to overcome. A tale for all ages.

10,000 Maniacs - top
Friday - February 13
8:00 PM

Feb 13, 2015 at 8pm
Tickets $36 / $33 BAC members

VIP TICKET $50/$47 BAC members
Includes preshow cocktail party from 6:30-7:30pm with open bar, light appetizers and desserts. Just 50 tickets, reserve yours today! 

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs defined college rock and played a large role in the first wave of what later became known as alternative rock. Their multiple indelible hits were influenced by folk, classic rock, and indie, and their 2013 release “Music from the Motion Picture" has been hailed as a beautiful affirmation of the band’s blend of classic poetic lyrics and dreamy Americana.The line up includes founders Dennis Drew (keyboard and vocals) and Steve Gustafson (bass and vocals) with Mary Ramsey (viola and lead vocals), Jerry Augustiniak (drums and vocal), and Jeff Erickson (lead guitar) .

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Friday - March 06
8:00 PM

March 6, 2015
Tickets $30 / $27 BAC Members

“Few groups in the world can match The Siegel-Schwall Band for the sheer joy of their music.” –Chicago Sun-Times

Along with the first-wave British Invasion bands like The Rolling Stones, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and stateside groups like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Siegel-Schwall Band was instrumental in the Great Blues Revival of the 1960′s. Chicago-based and serving as the house band at the famed Pepper’s Lounge, they earned their spurs backing greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Willie Dixon, and pioneered the cross-fertilization of the blues with other forms, such as Siegel's Chamber Blues. The current band includes two other genuine notables, bassist Rollo Radford (Martha & The Vandellas, Sun Ra) and drummer Sam Lay (in both the Blues and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame).

“The word ‘legendary’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but it seems appropriate to apply to The Siegel-Schwall Band.” – Triple Door, Seattle

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Friday - March 13
8:00 PM

March 13, 2015, 8 pm
Tickets: $31 / $28

Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!" The Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.

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