Free Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum
When: Sun, February 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut Street, 312-977-9483. Complimentary tickets here. Space is strictly limited. Admission cannot be guaranteed for walk-ups.
A public conversation on the role of the arts, culture, and creativity
Listen to our illustrious gang of Chicago Mayoral candidates bloviate on issues of importance and relevance to the arts, arts education, culture, and creativity ahead of the February 26, 2019 Chicago Mayoral Election. Confirmed to attend are Gery Chico, Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, Paul Vallas, and Willie Wilson. Any additional candidates participating in the Forum will be announced at later dates.
The panel will be moderated by Alison Cuddy, Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Craig Dellimore, Political Editor at WBBM Newsradio.
Submit your question to the Forum in advance
Here or by using the hashtag #ChiArtsForum on social media.
Get liquored up beforehand at these area Happy Hours
Allium, Four Season Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, 312-799-4900. Happy Hour M-F 4PM-6PM. Inside the 900 building take the elevator to the 7th floor. House white wine $6 and red $8, draft beer $5, well cocktails $6, bites $7-$12.
Doc B’s, 100 E Walton St, (312) 626-1300. M-F 4PM-6PM Menu on website.
Foodease, Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine, 312-335-4745. Tues-F 2PM-5PM $5 Select Wine and beer.
Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut Street,312-482-8800 M-Thurs 3:30PM-6PM $3-5 select beer, wine and cocktails. $5-6 appetizers.
Rosebud Steakhouse, 192 E. Walton St. (312) 397-1000. M-F 3PM-6PM $3 Select Bar Bites and beer, $5 Select Martinis and wine. Menu on website. Sometimes you can find discount Rosebud gift cards at Costco. Make sure they’re good at the Steakhouse.
Arts Alliance Illinois is the Lead Sponsor of the 2019 Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum, with Host Sponsor Broadway In Chicago, Supporting Sponsor the League of Chicago Theatres, and Promotional Partners the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Illinois Humanities, Ingenuity, The Joffrey Ballet, the Jeff Awards Committee, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Local of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and TimeLine Theatre Company.