Featured events

Living and Laughing Out Loud: An Improv Workshop for 50+

Monday, October 29, 5:30–8:00 PM. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W. Belmont). Member–$30 & guests–$35 (light snacks included). Registration deadline: October 19. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Laugh the night away with fellow Village members! Join us at the world-famous Annoyance Theatre & Bar in the heart of Chicago’s Belmont Theater District, where trained improvisers will lead the group through improv “games” that allow you to cavort with other like-minded souls, get messy, build stories that dissolve into laughter, explore new talents, and explode the boundaries of what you think is possible. Absolutely zero theater experience required – this event is for everyone, and we really mean everyone, who can bring an open mind, a willingness to play and a desire to laugh. No need even to find a friend to come with – everyone is friends by the end of the night! Light snacks are included with the cost of the program, and drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.

Navigating the New Longevity Symposium | How Will Virtual Reality Change Your Future?

Wednesday, November 7, 5:00 PM – Networking/Reception, 5:45—7:15 PM – Program with Q&A. IIDA, International Interior Design Association (111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 222) Members—$10 guests—$15 & students—$5.To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

The Village Chicago invites you to a lively discussion of how immersion technology is changing the way we live, learn and care. We have assembled a panel of trailblazers who are harnessing virtual and augmented reality to improve your quality of life and health. Imagine being guided through a large, unfamiliar airport with no anxiety; or through a smoke-filled building to safety; consider the impact on your loved one’s caregiver after virtually experiencing Alzheimer’s. Join us for a conversation exploring how immersion technology is transforming our well-being at all ages and stages of life – and be inspired to suggest new ways it can be put to use.

Tiny Theatre Presents: A Chorus Line

Sunday, November 11, 2:00 PM Performance. Wirtz Center at Northwestern University (1949 Campus Dr., Evanston). Members—$26 & guests—$30. Registration deadline: November 1. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional chorus dancers, this Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning show features powerhouse number after another. Instantly recognized as a classic when it premiered in 1975, A Chorus Line ran for a record-breaking fifteen years and is beloved by generations as the ultimate tribute to Broadway musical theatre.

Girls on the Wall presented by Storycatchers Theatre

Girls on the Wall presented by Storycatchers Theatre. Thursday, November 15, 5:30—7:00 PM. Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted St.). Members & guests–$10. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.

This documentary follows the journey of incarcerated girls at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville as they create an original musical with Storycatchers Theatre. After the screening, hear a panel discussion with Artistic Director and Founder Meade Palidofsky, Superintendent Judy Davis (Illinois Youth Center Warrenville), and two currently incarcerated youth.


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