Entries by BAPA Intern

Village Viewpoint

By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director  When I joined BAPA’s team six months ago I was very vocal with my viewpoint that Beverly/Morgan Park is the city’s most well-kept secret.  As I drive to work down Longwood from 95th to 1111th every morning I am consistently struck by the very same emotion: These amazing places are in my own backyard!  Passing such a wealth of architectural gems on a daily basis makes me […]

BAC Black Box Theatre Series Debuts with ‘Dying City’

The Black Box Theatre Series at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) debuts with a five-performance run of “Dying City,” Christopher Shinn’s play that eloquently explores a world in which loss, grief and violence profoundly affect people’s lives. Performances are Fri., Oct. 5, Sun., Oct. 7, Fri., Oct. 12 and Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30p.m., and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St.   “Dying […]

Going Green: Ellie’s Takes Plastic Off the Table

By Abby Johnson Cathy Stacey couldn’t get the image out of her head. It was of a baby sea turtle, struggling to breathe, the plastic straw descending further into the reptile’s nostril with every attempted intake of air.   This disturbing story is becoming the norm for our ocean’s marine life, as a study performed by the Marine […]

MPHS Teams Up with The Alliance for ‘Arts in the Dark’ Parade

By Kristin Boza  Morgan Park High School (MPHS) juniors and seniors are taking part in an after-school arts program designed by a collaboration between the Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance), MPHS art teacher Wendie Bloxsom, and retired CPS art teacher and Golden Apple winner Mathias “Spider” Schergen. Funded through The Alliance and driven by creative and motivated artists, […]

New Book is a Chicago Style Good Read

By Grace Kuikman  The experts say to write what you know. Lucky for readers, local author Dennis Foley knows what makes the City of Chicago tick.   In his new novel, “The Blue Circus,” Foley calls on his experiences as a lawyer, electrician, bouncer, teacher and coach to create a memorable cast of characters and a compelling […]

95th Street Fall Fest Offers Family Fun

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice! Celebrate the new season at the 95th Street Fall Fest, Sat. Oct. 6, 12 to 3 p.m., Barraco’s Beverly parking lot, 2105 W. 95th St. From face painting for the kids to TVs tuned to college football games for the dads, it’s a guaranteed good time for the whole family.  The event provides a platform for 95th Street businesses to promote […]

Tombstone 5K Resurrected 

By Kristin Boza  After taking a hiatus for a few years, the Tombstone 5K run/walk is back and bringing some spooky fun to serious runners, casual walkers and kids on Sat., Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. The course winds through Mount Greenwood Cemetery, 2900 W. 111th St.   The event is co-sponsored by the 95th Street Business Association, Mount Greenwood Community and […]

See What’s Inside Our Iconic Buildings: Open House Chicago Architecture Tour Comes to Beverly/Morgan Park Oct. 13 & 14

On the second weekend of October, more than 250 of Chicago’s most intriguing buildings will open their doors for the Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) annual Open House Chicago (OHC) tour. For the first time, Beverly/Morgan Park sites are included in this free, behind-the-scenes event.   One of the world’s largest architecture festivals, Open House Chicago is a free, two-day public event taking place […]

Beverly Theatre Guild Presents ‘She Loves Me’

Beverly Theatre Guild (BTG), Chicago’s longest running community theater, will present the romantic musical comedy “She Loves Me,” Fri., Oct. 12 and Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St.   Set in a 1930s European perfumery the show revolves around shop clerks, Amalia […]