2019 OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO - Chicago Architecture Foundation

Saturday, Oct. 19 from  9 am – 12 pm 

Sunday, Oct. 20  from 12 pm - 5 pm

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city’s much anticipated annual architecture festival.  Explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures including our own historic landmark building.  From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public.  OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed.  For further information visit: openhousechicago.org


Contact: The office at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Special Events- Open to the Public


4 pm Cocktails, 5 pm Dinner and Show $60 Members / $65 Non-Members

Join Detective Joseph Kettleropes and Musical Director Bill Brown as they investigate the Park Oaks murder of renowned local architect Charles Evans Price.  Suspects include Price’s wife Catherine, his second wife Maud Marian Nogood, and local architect AA Fredericks.  Mingle with the cast during intermission.  Try to solve the mystery with guests at your table.

Please feel free to dress in 40’s attire.  Proceeds will benefit further building renovation.  Click HERE to make a reservation!


Contact: The office at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]




Monday, October 21, 2019, 1:15 PM CDT
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image 


Recently published, Chicago by the Book includes 101 titles that illuminate themes, events, and persons crucial to the history and identity of a great American city. At this event, Chris Ware will provide insights into his graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, one of the 101 selections. Discussing their entries will be D. Bradford Hunt (Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here) and Steve Tomashefsky (jazz magazine Down Beat). Susan Rossen will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the challenge of selecting 101 publications from hundreds of worthy options. “The book is brimming with images of first editions and related illustrations, ephemera, and photography—and the content is a delightful miscellany.” Click HERE for the full review and HERE for the speakers’ bios.

$15 suggested donation (non-members) helps support our Enrichment Series.   Click here to make a lunch reservation. 

Note: Warrior Catering, from the local Opportunity Knocks Organization, will prepare the October 21 luncheon. They will sell their fabulous pickles. No change in lunch prices.

Contact: 708-386-2729 | [email protected]