People Supporting the Arts

Please make reservations by calling 312-922-8080 or send an email to:


Cliff Dwellers are reminded that, except for book and other special events at Union League Club, members may only use the Union League Club dining facilities when Cliff Dwellers is closed.  Members may always dine at Union League (with advance reservations and compliance with its dress code) on Saturday nights and on Sundays and during other periods when Cliff Dwellers is closed.

Upcoming Programs, Events & Exhibitions

Tuesday, March 21 – Arts Foundation Program.   This evening will feature a presentation by Foundations of Music, an educational outreach organization that serves more than 7,000 students annually in more than 30 Chicago Public Schools.

The evening begins at 4:30 when the bar opens.  The presentation will end by 7:00 pm.  The Club’s regular dinner service will be available starting at 7 pm. 

Wednesday, March 22 – The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Evening Salon with Scott Turow

The Cliff Dwellers is pleased to welcome its Honorary Member Scott Turow for an evening of dinner and conversation. The salon, organized by Cliff Dweller Donald G. Evans, Founding Executive Director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, will focus on Scott’s literary accomplishments, his writing process, and the intersection between his legal and literary careers.

His 11th novel, Testimony, will be published in May of this year. The evening will begin at 4:30 when the bar opens.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the salon to follow. The Book Stall will be on hand to sell Scott’s books.

The price for the dinner is $45.  Club members may make reservations for themselves and their guests by e-mail to:

Thursday, March 23 – A Musical Evening with Sara Su Jones, violin, and 98.7 WFMT host Dennis Moore, piano

Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist (and 98.7 WFMT host) Dennis Moore return to the Cliff Dwellers to present another unique program of musical “tapas.” This time, the eclectic sampling of flavors will include short works by Piazzolla, Kreisler, Shchedrin, Bach, Dinicu, Bloch, and Tchaikovsky, among others, with brief commentary by the performers.

The evening will begin at 4:30 when the doors and bar open.  Michelle will have created an interesting drink or two for the evening.   Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the performance to follow.

The price for the dinner is $40.  Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by e-mail to:

Saturday, March 25 – Book Club discusses Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May with the author as the Club’s guest

The discussion, facilitated by Richard Reeder begins at 11 and will continue over lunch.

Wednesday, March 29 – Dinner celebrating CD Artist Member Bob Amft (1916-2012) in connection the first exhibition of his works at The Cliff Dwellers since 1964. 

Bob Amft was a Cliff Dweller, served on the Board in of Directors during 1962, 63 and 64, and was the Club’s Vice President in 1964.  To learn more about Bob and his career and family click on this link:   This piece was written by a granddaughter on what would have been his 100th birthday.

The evening will begin at 4:30 when the doors and bar open.  Dinner will be served at 6:30.   Prior to dinner there will be a brief presentation about Bob and his works.  The price for the dinner is $35.  Reservations encouraged.

Thursday, March 30 – Architecture Presentation by ERIC R. KEUNE, SOM

The evening will begin at 4:30 when the bar opens.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 with the presentation to follow.  The price for the dinner is $35.  Reservations may be made by e-mail to:

CSO Ticket Holders are encouraged to come to the Club for dinner and enjoy the presentation.

Thursday, March 30 – Off-Site Art Salon with Jennifer Cronin  (Artist in Residence) for 2017

Cliff Dwellers are invited to come to Open House Contemporary Gallery located at 740 N. Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL at 5:30 for An Evening of Art, Cocktails, and Appetizers.

Friday, March 31 – Dinner and Presentation:  Mosaic of the History of Wrigley Field from 1914 to the Present.

Wrigley Field is often viewed with nostalgia, but the ball park has changed many times over the years.  Brian Bernardoni, CD ’06, Past President of Cliff Dwellers, baseball historian and Wrigley Field guide for over twenty years is the perfect person to show us the development of Wrigley Field using photos and stories leading up to the current renovation plans. Brian promises to bring some of his priceless Cubs memorabilia.

The bar and doors open at 4:30pm. Dinner, with a baseball twist, will be served at 6:15, with the presentation to follow.

The price for dinner is $35. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by email to

Friday, April 7- Live Jazz Sax artist Brent Griffin Jr.


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