People Supporting the Arts

Upcoming Programs, Events & Exhibitions


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.

Dinner Service at Cliff Dwellers in January, February & March

These are the three slowest months of the year and several years ago, it was decided on nights when there were no dinner reservations or other events being held at the Club that the kitchen would close after lunch.

This year the Club has arranged for Michelle to open the bar at 4:30 every night and to offer members and their guests appetizers from the Club’s new bar menu.

Unless new events are booked and members make reservations for dinner before 1pm on the following days, there will be no dinner service on January  11th,  13th,  18th,  19th,  20th,  21st,  24th and the 26th.

Thus, if you plan to have dinner at the Club during January, February or March, advance reservations are essential and can be made by e-mail.  Reservations can be made by e-mail  or by calling the Club.

Saturday, January 14 – Saturday at the Movies

For the first movie of 2017, Eve Moran has selected:  Being There – a comedy, drama directed by Hal Ashby, Written by Jerzy Kosinski (novel and screenplay) and starring:  Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas.  Saturday at the Movies begins at 10:30 with a Eve Moran’s Introduction.  After the movie, the discussion continues over lunch.

Thursday, January 19- Special Dinner Buffet at the Club

As the winter gloom sets into Chicago, come to the Club for Chef Victor’s Swedish Dinner Buffet. No program just dinner and an opportunity to talk with friends. Michelle will have a Swedish drink or two available at the bar while Swedish music plays in the background. The evening will begin at 4:30 when the bar opens. Dinner will be served at 6:15. The charge for the dinner is $30 per person. Advance reservations are encouraged and may be made by email or calling the Club.

Wednesday, January 25 – Architecture Program presented in partnership with AIA Chicago and Friends of Downtown

Following dinner, Tim Samuelson will give a presentation on the “Last Years of Louis Sullivan”.  The evening will begin at 4:30 when the bar opens.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 with the presentation to follow.  The charge for the dinner is $35 per person.    Advance reservations are encouraged and may be made by e-mail to:

Friday, January 27 – Jazz Night featuring the Chris White Piano Trio.

The cover charge is $10 and the Club will be serving a $25 dinner.

Saturday, January 28 – Book Club meets at 11:00.  Richard Reeder will facilitate a discussion of Sister Carrie.  Book Club attendees are encouraged to stay for the Special Architecture Program. 

Saturday, January 28 – Special Architecture Program presented in partnership with the Chicago Architectural Club

Please join us for lunch at when The Cliff Dwellers begins its own celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary with the Chicago launch of CANADA: Modern Architectures in History.

CANADA: Modern Architectures in History is a unique critical account of modern and contemporary architecture in a country once defined by Voltaire as ‘a few acres of snow’ is written by Rhodri Windsor Liscombe  Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and Michelangelo Sabatino is Professor and Director of the PhD Programme in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology who will talk about the book after lunch.

The bar will be open at 11:30.  Lunch which can be ordered from the Saturday Menu will begin at noon.  After lunch the authors will give a presentation about the book.  Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by email or calling the Club

Upcoming In February

Wednesday, February 1 – Art Exhibition Opening for Margery Al-Chalabi’s  “Objects Observed and Imagined” & for an Exhibition of Sculpture curated by Ruth Aizuss Migdal featuring works by: Christine La Rue, Debra Hand, Jonet French, Charlotte Mays and Annette Jackson

Saturday, February 4 – Saturday at the Movies – The Tripplets of Belleville

Friday, February 10 – Dinner, Performance by Shaw Chicago Performance & Full Moon

Wednesday, February 15 – Dinner & Talk by Blair Kamin

Tuesday, February 21 – Arts Foundation Program

Saturday, February 25 – Book Club – The Defender



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