Music • Theatre • Dance • Visual Art

Escape the grind and head to Hyde Park to join a vibrant community engaged in the arts!

Minutes from the loop, UChicago Arts After Hours is the place to connect with other under-40 Chicagoans and meet actors, dancers, musicians, and artists after catching the newest performance or exhibition.

Use code AFTERHOURS for this special events at all three organizations. Purchase a pass for all 3 events for $80.


Logan Center Presents Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre: My Past / Our Present
Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 7:30pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St
This After Hours event has been cancelled, but you can still purchase tickets tickets to the performance

A Cerqua Rivera concert is an immersive experience. Months of intensive collaboration build art that's uniquely resonant and compelling. Audience members recognize and feel recognized by the stories our diverse company tells. They respond with tears of empathy, shouts of approval and raucous applause. How will we move you? 2018 – our 19th season – is an exploration of Identity – who we are and how we got this way. We're making four major works fusing dance and music. At our fall concert series, you'll experience these world premiere pieces plus selections from our repertoire in full production, performed by our complete dance ensemble and jazz band. American Catracho (part 3) by Cofounder and Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera

UChicago Presents Parker Quartet: Coda
Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 7:30pm
Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St
Tickets $35 gets you a ticket to the concert plus post-performance drinks and dessert with Parker Quartet and other musicians. ​Use code AFTERHOURS at checkout

Strauss String Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
Janacek Quartet No. 1, “Kreuzer Sonata”
Brahms Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

Opening Valentine’s Day month, this program is all about love. Rivalry for love – will music or poetry win over a flame? – is the subject of Richard Strauss’ Capriccio opera. Jealous and possessive love in Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel, The Kreuzer Sonata, inspired Leoš Janacek, and Johannes Brahms expressed his heartbreak and unrequited love in his second string sextet.

The Parker Quartet is an utterly polished, virtuosic, and creative string quartet with a blue-chip resume. Besides having won a GRAMMY, collaborating with artists from Kim Kashkashian to Vijay Iyer to members of the Silk Road Ensemble, and participating in Music for Food, a musician-led hunger initiative, the quartet has been in residence at Harvard for the past four years. Korean-American superviolist Richard O’Neill and elegant cellist and chamber music impresario Edward Arron join them to guide us through these sagas.

Court Theatre: For Colored Girls
March 28, 2018 | Learn more
Tickets: $35 ticket gets you a ticket to the performance plus pre-performance reception at the Smart Museum. ​Use code AFTERHOURS at checkout

A sisterhood of seven women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day.

Director Seret Scott (Native Son) returns to playwright Ntozake Shange‘s cherished work after performing as a member of the original Broadway cast from 1976-1978. She will inspire new audiences with this series of stories that still resonate profoundly forty years later.