Architecture and history of Chicago are the focus of our weekly events listings, and this week we share with you a lecture on historic Chicago theaters, a lecture on Chicago neighborhoods, and a pop-up local art show.
1. Historic Chicago Theaters – LECTURE
430 S. Michigan Ave. – Thursday, November 20th, 12:15pm-1pm
Can’t help but love taking in a show at the Logan Theater? Chicago used to be chock-full of theaters like this one. Learn some history behind Chicago’s historic movie theaters this Thursday with the next Preservation Snapshot Lecture from Landmarks Illinois. Chicago Tribune theater critic, Chris Jones, will discuss the Auditorium Theater (where the lecture happens to take place) as a performance venue amidst Chicago’s great collection of historic theaters.
2. Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Chicago’s Neighborhoods – LECTURE
1601 N. Clark St. – Thursday, November 20th, 5:45pm
$25 – reservations required
This edition of the Chicago History Museum’s Urban History Seminars features Nicole Garnett from the University of Notre Dame to discuss this unique topic in Chicago’s history. As always the event includes a reception that begins at 5:45pm and dinner at 6:15pm. The program starts at 7pm and includes a presentation by Garnett followed by group discussion. The ticket includes both dinner and parking.
3. The Makers Show – POP-UP ART SHOW
213 N. Morgan – Thursday, November 20th, 5pm-9pm
Looking for holiday gift ideas from local artists? This Thursday roomTEN Special Projects is hosting a one-night only pop up show featuring hand crafted jewelry, accessories, art and home goods all designed by local Chicago artists. Enjoy microbrews from Empirical Brewery while checking out these featured artists: Anthony Zahner Design, Ducharme Jewelry, OZ-CO Studio, Leny Basa Jewelry, and Pop Top Co.