It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of 2017. Where did the time go? Let’s commit to ending the year on an “up” note, shall we? Here are a few events to end the year right.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre- Deeply Free- December 8-10- Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre closes its yearlong 20th Anniversary Celebration series with Deeply Free: 20th Anniversary Season Finale. The three-day celebration culminates with performances of repertory classics, as well as the premiere of INDUMBA by South African choreographer Fana Tshabalala. If past performances are any indication, this is one event you don’t want to miss.
Deeply Free takes place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at 915 E. 60th Street. For more information or tickets, visit www.deeplyrooteddancetheater.org.
Sammy– A Tribute to Sammy Davis- December 9- Jan 21- Black Ensemble Theater
For 40 years, the Black Ensemble Theater (BET) has been known for its high quality, critically acclaimed musical productions. Plays honoring Josephine Baker and the Black Renaissance are just a few of BET’s offerings this year. Now the venerable playhouse follows up with Sammy: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. – a celebration of the life and contributions of music legend Sammy Davis Jr.
Tickets available at www.blackensembletheater.com
The V103 Show featuring Erykah Badu, Common, Musiq Soulchild and De La Soul- Dec 9 at 7:30 pm at Wintrust Arena
Erykah Badu. Common. Musiq Soulchild. De La Soul – How dope can one show be? These veterans of hip-hop and R&B will definitely bring the noise to the Wintrust Arena. Get your tickets here.
Dwele- December 14- City Winery- 7:00 and 9:30
Chicago loves Dwele. He’s back again at the City Winery on December 14. Get your tickets at www.citywinery.com.
Marsha Ambrosius Official Listening Session- December 15 at 8:00 at the Promontory
This intimate listening session featuring R&B soulstress Marsha Ambrosius will feature her forthcoming release NYLA, and is hosted by radio personality, Kendra G, with sounds by Leon Rogers. As an added benefit, this event will serve as a toy drive for children in need within underprivileged communities. Guests are encouraged to donate unwrapped and unopened toys. There will be an exclusive Rémy Martin tasting 7p-9p (or until exhausted) for attendees who donate a toy.
To find out more, visit here.
Deray Davis Annual Funny & Famous- December 30 at 8 pm- Arie Crown Theatre featuring Tiffany Haddish, Michael Blackson, Lil Rel and more
Start your New Year right- with laughter. Get your funny on with Chicago native Deray Davis, Comedy “It-girl” Tiffany Haddish (She Reeeady), the hilarious Michael Blackson and more.
Tickets available at www.ariecrown.com.