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145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
www.barringtonswhitehouse.com

December 2017

Sun17

Barrington’s White House Open House and Dancewerks/Parker Playhouse Performance

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Barrington's White House will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Come enjoy holiday treats and ask questions from our docents about the House an life in the late 1890s. Then, delight in dancers expressing the season's joy through their unique artistry. You'll see excerpts from The Nutcracker, some dancing Christmas packages, and maybe even a sing-a-long or dance-a-long! A festive show for all age groups fusing art and entertainment and showcases community talent. Open House 1:00 p.m. - BHS…

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February 2018

Sat03

“Town-Warming” Community Cultural Event

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

The Barrington Cultural Commission will be re-creating the 1940s-era Barrington Town-Warming concept with a one-day speaker series at Barrington’s White House.

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$55
Wed07

Annual Economic Summit – “State of the Barrington Region”

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce for first-hand updates from village leaders. Schedule 8:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast (Catered by Egg Harbor Cafe), and Networking 8:30 AM: Program begins promptly followed by Q&A Presenting Sponsor Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Register at www.barringtonchamber.com or call 847-381-2525.

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$40 – $50
Fri09

Pat McKillen in Concert

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join Barrington’s most prolific singer-songwriter as he shares his unique fusion of folk, pop and rock. He’ll perform songs from his most recent album, Blood & Bones, incorporating intricate layering with his powerful, passionate voice.

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$20
Sat10

Pat McKillen in Concert

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join Barrington’s most prolific singer-songwriter as he shares his unique fusion of folk, pop and rock. He’ll perform songs from his most recent album, Blood & Bones, incorporating intricate layering with his powerful, passionate voice.

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$20
Thu15

“3rd Thursdays” featuring artist Catherine Chifflot Nealey

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

An Invitation to Self-Expression Through Color Through her intricate and colorful work, this French-born artist pays homage to her industrial designer father’s detailed precision, and her Italian mother’s harmony and spontaneity. This event features a cash bar. Register for the event on at barringtonswhitehouse.com.

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Free
Thu15

“3rd Thursdays” the Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Come out to listen to the brilliant sound of this award-winning student jazz ensemble.

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$10
Sun25

University of Chicago Professors Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

How can we age well? Join this lively conversation about "Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret"

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$10 – $30

March 2018

Sun04

Pacifica String Quartet

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

This chamber music quartet is recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices.

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$10 – $40
Thu15

3rd Thursday – JoAnn Aronds-Freeman – Expressions in Color

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Enjoy these vibrant abstract works in oil, acrylic, pastels and pencil. Freeman describes the process of mixing and layering color as “raw energy in motion.” The artist states that she rarely has a pre-conceived idea when she begins a new piece. “During the creative process I usually don’t know or understand the imagery. It is later when I feel I have almost completed a piece and step back from it that it feels whole to me, like a complete thought…

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Free
Sun18

The Honorable John Curry

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Hear an entertaining, popular history presentation on the lives of the Lords Barrington of England and how our community obtained its name.

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$10
Sat31

“Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam”Colonel William D. Reeder, Jr., Ph.D.

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

"Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam": The personal account of the last U.S. Army prisoner captured during the Vietnam War.

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$20

April 2018

Sun08

The New Science of Wellness – University of Chicago Physicians and Scientists

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Harnessing the Microbiome and Immunity for Human Health Imagine using the body’s natural abilities to prevent diseases and conditions such as asthma and food allergies, reduce Alzheimer’s impact, and conquer obesity, depression and cancer. Hear how the doctors and scientists of The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine are working to transform the future of medicine. A complimentary reception will follow a panel discussion. For more information, visit barringtonswhitehouse.com. 

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Free
Sun15

William Powers, Baritone – A Recital of Arias and Songs from the American Song Book

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

William Powers delights with a recital of arias and songs from the American Song Book.

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$10 – $30
Thu19

“3rd Thursdays” Friends of NoMonet Artists – Inspired!

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Inspired by the great Impressionists, nature’s beauty and the joy of living, these talented fine artists exhibit their photography, jewelry, oils and watercolors.

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Free
Thu19

“3rd Thursdays” the Barrington High School String Ensemble

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

This talented, community-minded ensemble is performing as a fundraising concert for the People’s Music School of Chicago, which provides free music education regardless of ability to pay.

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Free

May 2018

Sun06

Robert Gruca – Guitar Music Old and New

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Robert Gruca is an exciting guitarist who possesses powerful musical interpretation and complete technical command over his instrument.

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$10 – $30
Tue2902

Cynthia Rowley Pop-Up Shop

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Cynthia Rowley is a graduate of Barrington High School and the School of Art Institute of Chicago. At the Art Institute, she pushed the boundaries of fashion and used her experience (and just $3,000 in seed money) to venture off to New York City to build her global lifestyle brand.

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June 2018

Sat02

Conversation with Cynthia Rowley

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

The Barrington White House will present an hour long conversation with Cynthia Rowley on Saturday, June 2nd at 11 am.

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$20
Sun10

Barbara L. Benson Historical Lecture Series

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join historian Barbara Benson and photographer Robert McGinley as they retell a ride through Cuba Township in 1831.

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$25
Sun10

Barrington, Illinois: the Horses Never Left

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

“BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS: THE HORSES NEVER LEFT,” presented at Barrington’s White House, June 10, 2018. The Barbara L. Benson Historical Lecture Series Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets here.  

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$25.00

July 2018

Wed04

Barrington’s White House Open House

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

After the parade, stop by Barrington’s White House for an open house featuring an 1818-themed event celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial.  www.barringtonswhitehouse.com.

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September 2018

Sat22

Thomas Balsamo 40-Year Retrospective Portraiture and Filmmaking

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join us in honoring this talented and prolific Barrington photographer and videographer! Thomas will display decades of photographic and video pieces that showcase his unique ability to capture the essence of his subject and to use his talents for promoting important causes. Attend “Discovering Your Passions & Talents to Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose” on Saturday, September 22, 1:30pm. Exhibit begins at 12:30pm.

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Sat22

Thomas Balsamo – Discovering Your Passions & Talents to Fulfill Your Life’s Purpose

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

View some of Thomas’ favorite pieces and most important philanthropic works in this gallery exhibition. Come also to hear Thomas share how he’s discovered and used his gifts and passions to make a positive impact using his photography and filmmaking. He’ll inspire you to follow your own passions for good. The exhibit begins at 12:30 and the presentation begins at 1:30.

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$15
Sun23

Rachel Barton Pine Violin Recital

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

As Barrington White House’s inaugural violin virtuoso, Rachel Barton Pine returns for a homecoming performance in our intimate ballroom. Be amazed by her warm tones and dazzled by her virtuosity. Works will include performances of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Beethoven, Brahms and William Grant Still. Rachel will close with a special selection dedicated to long-time music patron and Barrington-area resident Mary B. Galvin. After the event there is a complimentary champagne reception. Buy tickets here: http://www.barringtonswhitehouse.com/event/rachel-barton-pine-violin-recital/

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$60

October 2018

Sun14

American Art Presentation: Crystal Bridges Museum

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Learn about many of America’s most famous paintings and gain insights into the collecting strategy of museum founder Alice Walton. Noted art historian and professor, Gayle Seymour, will present a slide lecture with highlights from the esteemed museum’s permanent collection—some of the most recognized pieces in American history. There will be a reception with cash bar following the event.

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$15
Thu18

Third Thursday Welcomes Steve Puttrich

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Your art night out! Each 3rd Thursday features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres On Occasion Catering and a cash bar.

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Sun28

A Night at the Costume Ball – Children’s Halloween Musical Performance

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join the singing and dancing adventures of three wacky witches, a level-headed broom and some mischievous elves attending Frankenstein’s ball in hopes of winning best prize. An original musical presented by a troupe of actors for primaryaged audiences. Costumes and audience participation encouraged. A zany good time!

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$10

November 2018

Sun04

A One-Woman Historical Performance by Barbara Rinella – A Visit with Eliza Hamilton

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Be in the room where it happens! On the heels of the Hamilton Broadway show and biography, Rinella brings Alexander’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, to life. Rinella, an “academic entertainer,” is known across Chicagoland for her historical portrayals. Learn about the beautiful, wealthy and adventurous Eliza and her famous, founding father husband. This event is followed by a reception with a cash bar.

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$20
Thu15

Third Thursday Welcomes Judy Skulborstad

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Your art night out! Each 3rd Thursday features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres On Occasion Catering and a cash bar.

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December 2018

Sat01

Holiday Open House with Madrigal Singers

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Join us on Saturday, December 1, for our Holiday Open House. The Open House is from 11:00am – 2:00pm and we will be joined by the Madrigal Singers from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Barrington’s White House will be dressed for the holidays! Everyone is welcome.

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Sat01

Queen Bee’s Improv Comedy Show Family Holiday Show

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

The Queen Bee’s are an all-female improve group from the Chicago suburbs. Become part of the show as the Queen B’s use audience suggestions as inspiration to create scenes on the spot. Prepare to laugh, giggle, chortle and guffaw your way through this holiday-themed improve show. It’s a night of comedy you won’t want to miss! This event features a cash bar.

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$20
Sat08

Ron Hawking “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Musical Entertainment

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Back by popular demand, Barrington resident and Chicago award-winning singer Ron Hawking returns with his critically acclaimed show, Home for the Holidays. The show includes seasonal favorites such as The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow, and many more. With great music and lots of humor, Hawking will put you in the holiday spirit! This event features a cash bar.

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$40
Sun09

Ron Hawking “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Musical Entertainment

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Back by popular demand, Barrington resident and Chicago award-winning singer Ron Hawking returns with his critically acclaimed show, Home for the Holidays. The show includes seasonal favorites such as The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow, and many more. With great music and lots of humor, Hawking will put you in the holiday spirit! This event features a cash bar.

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$40
Sat15

Marta and Ani Aznavoorian Piano and Cello Concert

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

World-renowned, award-winning musicians and sisters Marta and Ani return home to Barrington to perform once again at our White House. In demand worldwide as chamber musicians and soloists, pianist Marta is a founding member of the Grammy award-winning Lincoln Trio, and Ani is in her eleventh year as the principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica. This event features a cash bar.

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$40
Sun16

Dancewerks Holiday Show

Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Dancers express the joy of the season through their unique artistry featuring song and dance. You’ll see excerpts from The Nutcracker, some dancing Christmas packages, maybe a sing-a-long or even a dance-a-long! A festive show for all age groups, fusing arts and entertainment and showcasing community talent.

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$15
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