June 21st, 7:00 pm, Frankie Leo Bennett and Tommy Bullington discuss “The Prom” (2021), Movie Musical Monday, Porchlight Music Theatre. Porchlight asks attendees to watch a selected film, RSVP to receive the Zoom link and come prepared with questions, comments or just to enjoy the live conversation. Free. FYI www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
June 23rd through July 25th, Filmed Premiere of "Ride Share" Black Lives, Black Words International Project and Writers Theatre. Filmed in Los Angeles in April 2021. $40-$100 depending on number of viewers in household. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org
June 24th & 26th, 7:30 pm, June 27th, 2:00 pm, "Greener Grass" Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s (HSDC) Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming. Streamed on Vimeo and will include a post-show Q&A. Free but registration required. (Registration opens June 11). FYI www.hubbardstreetdance.com.
June 25th & 26th, "The Map of Now" a radically new, interactive digital festival. Lucky Plush Productions in partnership with four Chicago presenters: the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Links Hall, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre's LookOut Series. Ticket buyers can sign up for entry times every half hour between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on a sliding scale, $5-$50, suggested price $25, with discounts for students, seniors and industry. FYI www.luckyplush.com/map-of-now.
June 26th, 7:00 pm, "That’s Weird, Millennials! Real Stories with a Je Ne Sais Quoi" a whimsical evening of cross-generational stories written by adults, featuring live entertainment, raffles and much more!. PlayMakers Laboratory virtual fundraiser streamed on Facebook and Zoom. $15 - $25. FYI at playmakerslab.org via Eventbrite.
June 26th, 7:00 pm, "Shakuntala" A Future Labs Virtual Reading, Goodman Theatre. Live Virtual Reading. Free but reservation required. FYI https://www.goodmantheatre.org/Shakuntala
June 26th, 8:00 pm, “The Magic Parlour at Home” starring Dennis Watkins. Interactive performance via Zoom (computer with functioning camera and microphone required). Maximum of 30 tickets will be sold for each performance. $49 per household (select dates at $65). FYI www.themagicparlourchicago.com.arch
June 25th, 7:00 pm, a reading of Loving Across Borders written and performed by Ada Cheng, part of “The Room” reading series, American Blues Theater. Following the concert, stay in the virtual space to meet the artists. $25 or pay-what-you-can. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.
June 24th, 5:30-7:00 pm, Rogers Park Business Alliance presents its Best of Rogers Park Celebration & Awards Presentation. A virtual tour of the Emil Bach House, a Prairie style house in Rogers Park designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will be available during the award event. Zoom. Free, RSVP required. FYI www.rpba.org.
June 22nd, 6:30-8:00 pm, Celebrate Pollinator Week with the co-founders of www.IndianaNature.net, Steve Sass and Amanda Smith, who will present “Beautiful Butterflies and Mysterious Moths: The Lepidoptera Around Us” Dunes Learning Center. Webinar. $10. FYI www.DunesLearningCenter.org/programs