5 Things to See and Do at the Beverly Arts Center

Roger McGuinn kicks the Beverly Arts Center Summer Concert Series off on Friday, June 3.

Located in the south side neighborhoods of Beverly and Morgan Park, the Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.) is a bustling multi-disciplinary arts center, which showcases work both in the visual and performing arts, and hosts arts classes for people of all ages.

Here are a 6 programs to see at Beverly Arts Center this summer:

  • Enjoy a Summer Concert! Chicago native Roger McGuinn, a founding member of The Byrds, kicks off the BAC’s Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 3. The series, which also includes a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Mason, and a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, runs through the end of August.
  • See 10 bands for 10 bucks during the BAC Yard Music Fest, July 19, 2-10pm. From country to punk, jazz to Zydeco, this outdoor concert will have something for everyone. Enjoy $3 beer specials, food and art vendors.
  • See an award-winning film: BACinema, the Art Center’s Wednesday night film series, features a selection of film festival picks and Academy Award- winning movies, as well as first-run films and international cinema. Screenings are complimented by guided film discussions and film classes. Enjoy $1 popcorn and free parking (for all Beverly Arts Center events).
  • Try a class that pairs wine-tasting with ceramics, or poetry with politics. These two of the many classes adults can choose from at BAC this summer. From classes for kids and teens to workshops for adults and senior citizens, BAC offers a wide array of classes in visual arts and ceramics; music, dance and theater; and creative writing.
  • Meet (or become) a Chicago author: The BAC Street Journal, the Beverly Arts Center’s literary arts magazine launches on June 12 with an open reading. For the literary-minded, BAC also hosts Author Afternoons, interviews with Chicago Authors, writers critique groups, and creative writing classes.
  • See art inspired by the city: Chicago artists Darrell Roberts, Sandra Perlow, and Jackie Kazarian push abstract painting to excessive ends while drawing upon inspiration from the city’s architecture and urban landscapes. See More is More before it closes on June 19th!
The Beverly Arts Center was founded in 1968 by a group of community residents, and has grown into a not-for-profit  regional fine arts center serving students and audiences from all over Chicagoland. For more information on the Beverly Arts Center, click here.

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