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, December 12- Architectural Lecture Series: Russell Gilchrist: The Impacts of Driver-less Cars

The Cliff Dwellers are pleased to present another in their series of architectural lectures on Tuesday December 12, 2017: The Impact of Driver-less Cars on High-Rise Development.

Russell will speak about the impact of the driver-less car on urban design and architecture in the next decade, in particular the effect on existing spaces within our cities and how they will change our everyday life.

A practicing architect for over two decades, Russell Gilchrist has amassed a portfolio of high profile architecture and master planning projects across multiple building types in the USA, Europe and Asia. Russell has completed award winning projects including ‘Pearl River Tower’ in Guangzhou, Protos Winery in Northern Spain, Glyndebourne Opera House in England, ‘Reichstag’ Parliament Building in Berlin and 88 Wood Street, London, for Daiwa Europe Properties. He has published and lectured extensively on low energy, high performance high-rise building and is active for the Council for Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH). 

Additional Info:

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

Program: Begins 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: Available after the program, a la carte.

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

Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 E. Adams – enter on Adams between Wabash and State.  Ask for a discount coupon at the check-in desk.

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. 

Tuesday, December 19It’s A Wonderful Life Holiday Dinner

For one night only during this year’s Holiday Week the hardworking Cliff Dweller’s staff will transform our Kiva into the “Old Granville House”, home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey. The club’s mild libations area will become the site of Martini’s Bar. Get a load of the three Nicks as they ring up the cash register while serving such Holiday favorites as:

Mulled Wine,The Mr. Martini,Flaming Rum Punch,ZuZu’s Petals (You will just have to come to find out) Ham Garland’s Eggnog. Chef Victor has come up with a sumptuous array for our Holiday feast including:

Radicchio Endive Salad with Uncle Billy’s Forget Me Not String Cheese, Cranberry and Walnuts, Mary’s Honeymoon Chicken With Roasted Vegetables, Lasso the Moon Potato Pancakes with Natural Jus, Old Man Potter’s Pot Roast for One, Every Time a Bell Rings Angel Food Cake with Berry Custard

After dinner our Kiva will come alive with song as we participate in a live music sing along of “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and “Auld Lang Syne”!

Reserve Early! Don’t Miss It! This Will Be a Sell Out!

Our staff will be assisted by the people of The Roosevelt Room. The Roosevelt Room is the brain-child of three local bartenders who are dedicated to upholding the classic bar feel with a modern twist.  They specialize in consulting, pop-ups, home bar consulting, education and menu development.

Schedule of events:

4:30   Martini’s Bar opens

6:30   Dinner is served

8:15   Nick on the piano and Nick on the accordion will lead us in a group sing-a-long

Dinner $75.00 per person  Cash Bar

Reservations can be made by email

Looking forward to 2018!

Monday, January 8- Annual Members’ Meeting 

Thursday, January 18- Architectural Lecture Series

Thursday, January 25- Jazz at Cliff Dwellers with saxophonist Rajiv Halim

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


Upcoming Author Events at the Union League Club of Chicago

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.