People Supporting the Arts

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Events in October

For all events: Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams- enter on Adams between Wabash and Sate.  Ask Michelle at the bar for your discount coupon.

Tuesday, October 24 – The House of Tomorrow

The preservation effort for the House of Tomorrow is getting underway.  The 1933 World’s Fair ideal house pavilion was designed by Chicago architect George Fred Keck.   In addition to rehab, a relevant question is this: What will Tomorrow’s House of Tomorrow be?

Lead architect, Charles Hasbrouck, FAIA, of bKL Architecture has assembled a team under the supervision of Indiana Landmarks, with project manager Todd Zeiger. This group includes Edward Torres, preservation expert at Bauer Latoza Studio, Helen Kessler, on sustainability, Michael Ford, structural engineering, Jose Rodriguez, engineering services, of Willoughby Engineering.

The national treasure is currently on view and is undergoing preservation work in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park in Indiana. In the early 1930s, as America was in the grips of the Great Depression, the twelve-sided International Style “House of Tomorrow” showed millions of World’s Fair attendees in Chicago a gleaming, technology-driven vision of what domestic life could be like in the future. Learn also about the challenges of preserving a Modernist icon.  Please join us for this interesting presentation!

4:30 – 5:30 – reception with cash bar  5:30 – 6:30 – presentation  6:30 – Dinner (optional)  $35 per person.  Reservations should be made by e-mail to or calling 312-922-8080

Wednesday, October 25, 5:00 – Book Launch – DIVIDED ON D-DAY

Edward E. Gordon and David Ramsay present their new book, Divided on D-Day: How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the Allied Victory at Normandy

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception:  Appetizers and cash bar

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Book launch program

6:45 – 7:00 p.m.  Book Signing

7:00 p.m.  Dinner (Optional – Pay at door, or reserve in advance by e-mail to or by calling 312-922-8080)

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – Celebrating Angela Jackson: A Life in Literature

Award-winning poet, playwright and novelist Angel Jackson will be celebrated and awarded a Certificate of Honorary Membership in The Cliff Dwellers Club at a special program on October 27.

Honorary memberships are awarded to a person of reputation for creative work or for distinguished service in the field of literature or arts.  Ms. Jackson deserves this honor for her extensive lifetime of achievement.  In this program, she will share some of her work, including excerpts from her new novel, Roads Where There are no Roads, and her new biography of famed Illinois poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Ms. Jackson will be introduced by her editor, Parneshia Jones, from Northwestern University Press.  The Seminary Co-op Bookstore will have Ms. Jackson’s books for sale at the event, and signed copies will be available.

Cocktails: cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner:  Cost $35 per person, buffet service begins at 6:00 p.m.

Program:  begins at 7:15 p.m.

Reservations are requested at or by calling 312-922-8080. 

Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.  “In the Castle of the Flynns” 

The Book Club will be discussing Michael Raleigh’s “In the Castle of the Flynns”, a coming of age novel set in 1950s Chicago.   The discussion, as always, will continue over lunch.

Looking ahead to November

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 a.m. – Saturday at the Movies

Eve Moran continues this series with “56 Up” (rescheduled from October 7).   Eve will introduce the film, and discussion follows over lunch.

Tuesday, November 7- N’DIGO: LEGACY BLACK LUXE

Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30

Dinner: $35 per person, buffet service begins at 6:00

Program begins at 7:15

Reservations are requested and can be made by email or by calling the Club.

Friday, November 10 – Live Jazz at Cliff Dwellers

Pianist Jo Ann Daugherty will play with her trio.

$10 cover; cash bar, $25 dinner buffet

Bar opens at 4:30 pm.  First set of music, 6 pm to 7:15. Second set 7:45 to 9 pm.  Buffet served approx.  6:30 to 7:30.

Tuesday, November 28 –  Great Houses of Chicago 

Susan Benjamin will give a presentation illustrated with many archival photographs from her book, Great Houses of Chicago: 1871-1921, co-authored with Stuart Cohen and published by the Acanthus Press