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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.
The Cliff Dwellers Bar is open every day at 4:30 for after gatherings. Come in and meet Michelle FitzGerald, (our new Bartender/Closing Manager) and learn about the Club’s new bar menu.
Upcoming Programs, Events & Exhibitions
Tuesday, February 21 – Arts Foundation Program featuring a presentation by Katie Waddell, executive director of 2nd Floor Rear, an artist collective from Pilsen.
2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL is moveable feast of artist-run events, projects, exhibitions, and performances that shine a light on the occult, hidden nature of alternative arts practices and the communities of care that spring up around them. The 2017 edition of 2nd Floor Rear kicks off with a dinner party on the evening of Friday, February 3, continues on Saturday, February 4, with events throughout Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park, and wraps up wraps up on Sunday, February 5, with events spanning Pilsen and Little Village. Over 125 Chicago artists, curators, organizers, and venues are participating in 35 events.
The evening begins at 4:30 when the bar opens. The presentation will end by 7:00pm. The Club’s regular dinner service will be available starting at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday, February 22 – Chef Victor Cooks: A Colonial Dinner Buffet Celebrating George Washington and Other Founder of the Nation
While the days are staying light longer, we all need something to help get us through the winter in Chicago. What could be better than coming to the Club and let Chef Victor cook dinner. Newer members are especially encouraged to come for an opportunity to meet other members on evening where we coming to the Club for conversation and dinner.
In honor of George Washington and other Founders of the Nation, Chef Victor has created a Colonial Dinner Buffet featuring:
DANDELION & MIX GREENS WITH CRANBERRIES, ALMONDS & BUTTERNUT SQUASH
SMOKED TROUT WITH PUMPERNICKEL RYE WITH ONION HERB CREAM CHEESE
PICKLE ROAST BEETS
JOHNNY CAKES CRANBERRY MARMALADE
ROASTED VEGETABLES MEDLEY
SAUTÉED ATLANTIC SCROD WITH TARRAGON BUTTER POACHED OYSTERS
HERB ROAST TOM TURKEY WITH GIBLET GRAVY
CARVED ROAST BEEF
WARM NUT BREAD PUDDING WITH WHIPPED CREAM
DEEP DISH PIES*
*Apple, Blueberry, Cherry & Peach
The evening will begin at 4:30 when the doors and bar open. Michelle will have created some colonial drinks just for this evening and will be playing music designed to take us back in time. The Colonial Buffet will be served at 6:30.
The price for the dinner is $35. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by e-mail or calling the Club.
Saturday, February 25 – Book Club – The Defender with author Ethan Michaeli as the Club’s guest
The Cliff Dwellers Book Club is honored to have Ethan Michaeli present to discuss his book, The Defender, which brilliantly chronicles the history of Chicago’s significant African American newspaper. This book was named one of the 100 notable books of 2016 by The New York Times. In his review of the book for The Times, Brent Staples writes that The Defender is “deeply researched, elegant written history….It is also a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten.”
The discussion, facilitated by Richard Reeder begins at 11, and Ethan Michaeli will be staying afterwards for lunch. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Upcoming In March
Friday, March 3 – Dinner & Piano Performance by Betsy Green – classical pianist and Cubs Fan – “Chicago!” featuring solo piano music by Chicago composers and a celebration in song of the Cub’s World Series Win.”
March is Cubs Month at The Cliff Dwellers. What better way to begin our celebration than with a musical evening. The program for the evening will feature: “Chicago”– Betsy Green,“Prelude”– Claudia Howard Queen,“A Quiet Afternoon”– Ned Rorem, “Six Preludes”– Robert Muczynski, “Chicago”– Fred Fisher, “Bleeding Cubby Blue”, 2016(New lyrics, sung to the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”) Green & Von Tilzer
The bar and the doors will open at 4:30. Michelle will have baseball music playing in the background. The wearing of Cub’s shirts, hats and other Cub’s gear is encouraged. Dinner – we are counting on Chef Victor to add a ballpark twist to the dinner menu – will be served at 6:30 with the concert to follow.
The price for the dinner is $35 with drinks from the bar purchased separately. Reservations are encouraged and may be made by e-mail or calling the Club.
Saturday, March 4 – Saturday at the Movies: Secrets & Lies
Monday, March 6- CLUB WILL CLOSE AFTER LUNCH TODAY. NO DINNER OR BAR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE 6TH.
Wednesday, March 8 – The Annual Celebration of “International Women’s Day” has become a tradition at the Cliff Dwellers.
Each year, women (and men) members, bring/invite family and friends to enjoy a delicious lunch, share stories with our high school student guests and engage in a stimulating speakers program. There will be no regular lunch service at the Club for members.
Wednesday, March 15 – Another Cubs Month Event at Cliff Dwellers. This Architecture Program featuring Stantec (successor VOA) about the Wrigley Field Renovation Project
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: email@example.com.
Saturday, March 11 – Club is closed due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday, March 17 – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Chef Victor Cooks – An Irish Dinner
Tuesday, March 21 – Arts Foundation Program presented 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 – Salon with Scott Turow
Thursday, March 23 – Piano & Violin Concert by Sara Su Jones & Dennis Moore
Saturday, March 25 – Book Club discusses Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May with the author as the Club’s guest
Wednesday, March 29 – Dinner celebrating CD Artist Member Bob Amft (1916-2012) in connection with a pop-up exhibition of his works in the Kiva
Friday, March 31 – Final Cub’s Month Program featuring CD Past President Brian Bernardoni talking about the history of the Cubs