As the year comes to a close, it is time to honor the people who have made the Department of Fine and Performing Arts a spectacular place to be this year. Seeing as how the department is so big, this will include faculty and students.
On Wednesday, May 1 from 1 to 3PM, gather together with your favorite teachers and friends in the Newhart Family Theatre for an awards ceremony celebrating this year in Loyola’s dance, music, theatre and fine arts sectors.
Following the ceremony, a light dinner reception will be held in the Palm Court to honor graduating seniors and allow you to say farewell to departing friends, faculty, and staff. Patrons must RSVP here to attend.
Question life, love, and faith with AstonRep Theatre Company‘s Chicago premiere and month-long run of Next Fall at Heartland Studio’s BoHo Theatre, directed by Derek Bertelsen. For the PM preview performance on Thursday, April 25, tickets cost only $10!
Written by Geoffrey Nauffts, the play chronicles five years of a gay couple’s unlikely relationship as they deal with differing religious beliefs. Described as unflinchingly honest and beautifully humorous, it follows the events that unfold when a serious accident changes the course of the couple’s life together. Initially produced off-Broadway in 2009, Next Fall has since been seen on a Broadway stage and received two Tony Award nominations, two Drama Desk Award nominations, and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.
During the April 25-May 25 production, performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. General admission tickets cost $20, and student and senior tickets are priced at $15. Tickets are available online or by phone at 773.828.9129.
Whether you are an antique lover or looking for something more modern, the 16th annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair is the place for you. This fair showcases items from the age of antiquity all the way up to 20th Century modernism with more than 100 of the world’s top dealers of antiques and fine art, all inside the Merchandise Mart.
Categories include 20th Century Design, Americana, Architectural Design, Asian Art & Antiquities, Barometers, Books, Ceramics, Clocks, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Maps, Modernism, Paintings, Posters, Prints, Sculpture, Silver, Textiles, and Tribal Art.
The opening night party will take place on April 25 from 7:30-10PM, and tickets cost $50. Tickets for the run of the show cost $15 and they provide re-entry during the entire show. The dates and times are as follows: April 26/27 from 11am to 7pm, April 28 from 11am to 6pm, and April 29 from 11am to 3pm. In addition to being able to shop around, check out some of the surprise special events that happen as well! Click here for tickets.