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

Event Listing
Apr 22 7:30 PM Dear White People
Apr 24 8:00 PM Patti Vasquez
Apr 25 8:00 PM Hot Club of Cowtown
Apr 26 3:00 PM Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Apr 28 -- May 02 Red Clay Dance Company Annual Spring Concert
Apr 29 7:30 PM GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
May 23 Red Molly with Special Guest Tim Shelton
Jun 13 8:00 PM The Best of Second City
Jun 27 8:00 PM John Hammond
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.

Dear White People - top
Wednesday - April 22
7:30 PM

April 22, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members
Rated: R [ graphic language, drug use, sexual content] RT 1:48

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Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch." (C) Roadside Attractions  "A timely and important look at black identity and how it's informed by by stereotypes in the media." -Inkoo Kang, The Wrap.  THIS FILM CONTAINS STRONG RACIAL LANGUAGE MEANT TO BE SATIRICAL AND USED AS THEMATIC COMMENTARY

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem - top
Wednesday - April 29
7:30 PM

Apr 29, 7:30pm
Tickets $7.50 / $5.50 BAC members
Unrated - RT 1:55 Subtitles

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This film received a 100% Critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes

 In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is onlypossible with the husband's full consent. Viviane Amsalem (played by Ronit Elkabetz) has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband Elisha (Simon Ebkarian of Casino Royale and Persepolis), will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request. (C) Music Box Films  "Despite the seemingly uncinematic nature of this inert, even claustrophobic scenario, the film mesmerizes, utterly." -Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Student film The Sweet Spot by Shelby Hadden will play before the movie

Main Stage - top
Patti Vasquez - top
Friday - April 24
8:00 PM

Apr 24, 8pm
Tickets $25

Patti doesn't dwell on the minutia of motherhood. She tackles social issues with a cheerful edginess that appeals to audiences of all backgrounds. Her hilarious take on the foibles of the human experience keeps people coming back to see what she has to say about relationships, pop culture and random encounters with strangers who have no idea she's cataloging their ridiculous behavior to share with audiences all over the world.

A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk.

Hot Club of Cowtown - top
Saturday - April 25
8:00 PM

Apr 25, 8pm
Tickets $26 / $23

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Hot Club of Cowtown is a rowdy blend of Gypsy Jazz and the American Songbook. Fusing western swing and gypsy jazz, this internationally-touring trio will have you tapping your toes all night long. The fiddle, upright bass, and guitar merge together, creating music that hearkens to the days of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys, incorporating elements of the Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz sound. Top that off with tight harmonies and undeniable energy, and you’ve got something special. Elana James, fiddle/vocals Whit Smith, guitar/vocals Jake Erwin, bass/vocals.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - top
Sunday - April 26
3:00 PM

Orbert Davis'
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Four Corners of the World
featuring Trio Globo
Sunday, April 26, 3pm

$35/$15 for 18 and under
$30 for groups of 10+

Four Corners of the World will feature Orbert Davis and the CJP Chamber Ensemble performing with internationally acclaimed artists Trio Globo. The program will include repertoire from both groups as well as new works created especially for this event. A highlight of the evening will be the premiere of an adaptation of The New World Symphony by Antonin Dvořák, the Czech composer who was an admirer of African-American and Native American music.

With roots in jazz, classical and sacred music, and rhythmic influences derived from travels in six
continents, Trio Globo has crafted a totally original voice in contemporary acoustic jazz and features Grammy award winning cellist Eugene Friesen, harmonica virtuoso and pianist Howard Levy (a double Grammy winner formerly of The Flecktones), and world-renowned percussionist Glen Velez (Percussive Arts Society the Hall of Fame).

Four Corners of the World highlights the depth and breadth of repertoire the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and also celebrates the unique blend of classical and jazz music known as “Third Stream” that is a signature component of the CJP aesthetic.

Purchase tickets  here

Red Clay Dance Company Annual Spring Concert - top
Tuesday - April 28 -- Saturday - May 02

"ri'flekSHEns in 6"
Fri, May 1 and Sat., May 2 at 7pm

Annual Post Show Party: "Paint the Town Red"
VIP Package (Sat., May 2 only)
Includes party and performance. Great music, food, and more dancing!

Special Matinee Performance Tues., April 28, 11am
Reserve tickets for your school group at 773-624-8411

A world premiere and first evening length work by Founder and Executive Artistic Director Vershawn Ward

"riflekSHens in 6" is a work inspired by Father/Daughter relationships. "The bond between a father and daughter is a sacred one and is vital to her development into womanhood. A girl's father is one of the most influential people in her life. His influence shapes her self-esteem, self-image, confidence and opinions of men."

Presented in six sections, the choreography is an introspective exploration of the complex link fathers and daughters share expressed through Red Clay Dance's signature Afro-Contemporary movement. The performance environment is enhanced by high-impact projected images and video captured exclusively for this work by award-winning photographer Marta Garcia.

Advance: $20 Adult - $15 Student/Senior - Groups (15+) $10
Door: $25 Adult - $20 Student/Senior

Purchase tickets: http://riflekshensin6.bpt.me

This performance is in partnership with Red Clay Dance Company. The BAC is not producing this show and member prices do not apply.

Red Molly with Special Guest Tim Shelton - top
Saturday - May 23

May 23, 8pm
Tickets $25 / $22

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Only Chicago appearance.

Watch video of Homeward Bound

or Fever

The Best of Second City - top
Saturday - June 13
8:00 PM

Jun 13, 8pm
Tickets $25 / $22 BAC members

The Best of The Second City features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from our fifty-five year history performed by The Second City Touring Company. This is where it all began for Second City alums Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more

John Hammond - top
Saturday - June 27
8:00 PM

Jun 27, 8pm
Tickets $30 / $27 BAC members

Multi Award winning Bluesman John Hammond remains one of the world’s premier acoustic blues artists. A Blues Hall Of Fame inductee with 33 + albums to date, he is one of a handful of artists who can say they have been steadily working and recording for 50 + years.The release his new album Timeless (January 21st / Palmetto), marks over 50 years since the start of his recording career.

Chicago Kids Company - top
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