Words and Music at Beverly Arts Center 

Experience the art of the story and the beauty of music this month at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.  

On Fri., Aug. 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m., people from the LGBTQ community tell their personal stories for OUTspoken Hosted by Chicago comedian Elizabeth Gomez, virtual event features storytellers Nancy Burkholder, Sydni Chiles, Steve English, Kim L. Hunt, Archy Jamjun and Murphy Row. OUTspoken is a Chicago collaborative celebrating the art of storytelling to share authentic stories, with each teller identifying as part of the LGBTQ community or an ally. The group is committed to inclusion, recognizing people’s commonalities while celebrating their differences. Tickets: $15 ($13 for BAC members).  

Music Mondays live concerts in the BAC courtyard continues with a line-up of local favorites: 

Return2Soul performs R&B and soul music, Aug. 3; classic rock duo The Blend plays Aug. 10 and 31; Steve Haberichter and Friends offer an evening of folk and bluegrass Aus. 17; and Caliente Old School plays soulful sounds with a Latin groove Aug. 24.  

The suggested donation for Music Mondays is $5. Bring lawn chairs; masks required for bar service.  

For more information on these and other BAC offerings, visit www.beverlyartcenter.org or call 773-445-3838.