People Supporting the Arts

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

For all events: Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams. Entrance is on the left hand side of Adams between Wabash and State.

Tuesday, November 21:   As Time Goes By: Casablanca @ 75 

Let’s bring out the piano and gather around for a casual musical affair.   The subject is Casablanca and Arnie Lanza will play the memorable songs from this beloved film classic that debuted in 1942.  Arnie and Eve Moran will recount the many reasons this film remains popular with audiences after 75 years.  Indeed, this gripping story of war-torn romance (ranked No. 1 on the American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Love Stories), with its many memorable lines (e.g. “of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine”) and delicious musical score by Max Steiner, gives us cause to celebrate this cinematic icon by sharing our own memories and experiences

Bar service begins at 4:30 pm.
Program as above:  5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Bar menu and à la carte dinner available (dinner with reservations)

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.  TREE TRIMMING! 

It’s holiday time!   Come help decorate our tree.  Wassail! 

Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.  Cliff Dwellers Book Club 

The Book Club will be discussing Edna Ferber’s novel, The Girls.  (Although not easy to find, the book is available for Kindle or Nook, and free on Google Books.)  Following the meeting, the discussion will continue over lunch.

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 

Chicago’s great houses were built by entrepreneurs who gave the city its worldwide reputation as poet Carl Sandburg’s “City of the Big Shoulders.”  Cyrus McCormick, Potter Palmer, Montgomery Ward, Gustavus Swift and numerous others made their fortunes in Chicago and commissioned stunning homes by the city’s most distinguished architects, including Henry Ives Cobb, George W. Maher, H. H. Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. Susan’s talk provides the historical and the architectural context for Chicago’s great early residential architecture, with fascinating tales of Chicago’s early entrepreneurs and their architects. Great Houses of Chicago will be available for sale at a discounted price.

Cocktails: Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: Cost $35/person, buffet service begins 6:00 p.m.
Program: Begins 7:15 p.m.

Reservations are requested: or call 312-922-8080. 


 Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Art opening & Prospective Members reception 

Friday, December 15, 12:00 p.m.  Annual Members Holiday Luncheon 

Saturday, December 16:  Children’s Holiday Party 

HOLIDAY FAMILY WEEK:  December 18-21. 

Lunch Monday through Thursday, dinner Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The Club will close after lunch on December 21 and reopen on Monday, January 8. 

Monday, January 8, 2018:  Annual Members’ Meeting 

Friday, March 23, 2018:  International Women’s Day Lunch.   Speaker: Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

Bow Tie Dwellers! Those forward looking Cliff Dweller fashionistas who chose to participate in our Bow Tie Fundraiser can pick their ties up in the Cliff Dweller office. Don and Vivian have the list of names and your ties have been individually enveloped with your name on them. 

Once again thanks to everyone who participated, we raised $3,000.00 for the club!!!!!!!!!!

Paul Hamer


Bow Tie Sales and Marketing Division


Upcoming Author Events at the Union League Club of Chicago

Tuesday, November 28, 11:30 a.m.  Meg Jay, “Supernormal”

Clinical psychologist and author of “The Defining Decade,” Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.

Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.

Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only “How do they do it?” but also “How does it feel?”

These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company.

Tickets at EventBrite:

Tuesday, Nov. 28 (4:30-6:30 PM) – A Tale of Three Cities: Historians Reflect Upon Chicago’s Racial Inequities, 

Thursday, December 7, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Artist Remarks at 6:00 pm, Meet the Artist Reception, Exhibition Opening Reception for Maggie Meiners: Revisiting Rockwell, Contemporary photographic interpretations of an American icon.  Celebrate with complimentary wine & cheese. NO RSVP; dress code business casual. Bring your friends and introduce them to the best private Club (and Art Collection!) in Chicago 

For more information about the ULCC Author Events, email or call 312-435-5000.