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

Event Listing
Jul 30 7:30 PM Farmland
Aug 01 -- Aug 03 The Drowsy Chaperone
Aug 06 7:30 PM Chef
Aug 08 8:00 PM Marc Cary: For the Love of Abbey
Aug 13 7:30 PM The Last Sentence
Aug 15 8:00 PM An Evening with Black 47
Aug 20 7:25 PM Life Itself
Aug 22 8:00 AM Tributosaurus Becomes Stevie Ray Vaughan
Aug 27 7:30 PM Belle
Aug 29 8:00 PM Aruan Ortiz & Orbiting Quartet
Sep 13 8:00 PM Cash'd Out
Oct 11 -- Oct 24 8:00 PM An Evening with M & R Rush
Nov 02 8:00 PM Danny Bhoy
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.

Farmland - top
Wednesday - July 30
7:30 PM

July 30, 7:30pm
$7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

RT: 1:17

Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even spoken with the people who grow and raise the food we eat. FARMLAND takes an intimate look at the lives of several farmers and ranchers, all in their 20's, and all responsible for running their own agriculture businesses. Academy Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to capture a first-hand glimpse into this high-risk/high-reward job, along the way discovering the passion these farmers have for a way of 
life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve. (c) Official Site.  "
Farmland finishes strong as it eventually transforms into a fascinating, emotional narrative with more layers than we might have expected." -Shannon M. Houston, Paste Magazine

Chef - top
Wednesday - August 06
7:30 PM

August 6, 7:30pm
$7.50 / $5.50 BAC member

Rated R (Adult Language) RT 1:54

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (c) Open Road  "Chef is good-natured, big-hearted and hard to dislike." -Alan Hunter, Daily Express

The Last Sentence - top
Wednesday - August 13
7:30 PM

August 13, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $7.50 / BAC members $5.50


Oscar-nominated director Jan Troell, one of Sweden's most acclaimed filmmakers, directs the biopic The Last Sentence. Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Sentence is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country's policy of appeasement to Hitler.

Life Itself - top
Wednesday - August 20
7:25 PM

August 20, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated: R, RT:2.00

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (C) Magnolia  "A very human love letter to a genuine man that will give even his most hard core fans new insight." Felix Vasquez, Jr., Cinema Crazed

Belle - top
Wednesday - August 27
7:30 PM

August 27, 7:30pm
$7.50 / $5.50 BAC members

Rated PG, RT 1:44

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she 
will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (c) Fox Searchlight "The film works as both an intimate character piece and as a broader glimpse into socioeconomic conflicts regarding tolerance and perception." -Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com

Main Stage - top
The Drowsy Chaperone - top
Friday - August 01 -- Sunday - August 03

Fri Aug 1 and Sat Aug 2 at 7pm
Sun Aug 3 at 2pm

A comedy within a musical. A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

Marc Cary: For the Love of Abbey - top
Friday - August 08
8:00 PM

Aug 8, 8pm
Tickets $25 / $22 BAC Members

Marc Cary and the Focus Trio (Maggie Brown, Peven Everett and  Pyeng Threadgill) will pay tribute to the music of Abbey Lincoln in this show, For the Love of Abbey. In his first solo piano record and possibly his most intimate, Cary covered 10 of Lincoln’s songs, and offering three original tunes in tribute to her, Cary conjures a shimmering, timeless aura that bespeaks the spiritual and artistic lessons that the late singer conferred upon him. Critics agree that Cary has achieved a remarkable balance. JazzTimes calls the album “a moving love letter to one of his mentors,” and says “For the Love of Abbey shimmers and soars. presented at a part of the Summer Jazz Series at the BAC presented by iROCK Jazz.


An Evening with Black 47 - top
Friday - August 15
8:00 PM

Fri Aug 15, 8pm
Tickets $30/$BAC Members 26


Black 47 espouses an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n' roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York. Black 47 earned their chops playing the pub scene in Manhattan and self-producing their first indie record, Black 47, before converting The Cars' Ric Ocasek to the cause and gaining mainstream attention with their second album. The band celebrates their 20th year on the road with their latest album "Bankers and Gangsters"

Tributosaurus Becomes Stevie Ray Vaughan - top
Friday - August 22
8:00 AM

Aug 22, 8pm
Tickets $38 / $34 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. This show they’re going to take things down to Texas, and pay tribute to a talent taken too soon - Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Tickets go on sale to the general public May 19th at 11am

Aruan Ortiz & Orbiting Quartet - top
Friday - August 29
8:00 PM

Aug 29, 8pm
Tickets $20 / $18 BAC members

Critically acclaimed Cuban pianist, award-winning composer, and a solid producer and educator, not only on the New York City scene, but internationally as well.  Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music”, and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions.

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Cash'd Out - top
Saturday - September 13
8:00 PM

Sept 13, 8pm
Tickets $20/ $18 BAC Members

Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash’d Out, a San Diego based band, that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets.The band’s live shows respectfully reference the late, great Man in Black's Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.

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

Oct 11, 8pm
Tickets $13 / $11 BAC Members

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.

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.

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