Open House: Celebrating 40 years of Chicago House Music

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

4-8pm • Free Admission

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About the Event DJ's in three rooms, House Dance Workshops, WTTW House Documentary Film Screenings, Four Visual Arts Exhibitions, Shopping at the Buddy store, Dance Cypher, Performance Art preview, and more

Join us for this anytime between 4–8pm for this special event!

*The event is alcohol free and great for all ages.


Transportation Tips: Get discounted parking if you purchase ahead of time at or take the CTA


1st Floor

Learning Lab

4-8pm - Meet An Artist-in-Residence, Pugs Atomz


Welcome Center

6pm - Join an after hours building tour


Randolph Square

4-8pm - Hangout space


Michigan Avenue Galleries

Until 7:45pm - Exhibition: Images on which to build: 1970s -1990s


Buddy store

4-7pm - The Gospel Truth: Movement I, a video & audio installation exploring the sister city sounds of Chicago House & Go-Go Music

2nd Floor

Grand Army of the Republic Hall

4-8pm - DJs Penny Candy & Hector Lopez

5-5:30pm & 6:30-7pm - House Dance Workshops with Boogie McClarin

Until 8pm - Exhibition: Surviving the Long Wars: Transformative Threads


Claudia Cassidy Theater

Chicago Stories: House Music - A Cultural Revolution presented by WTTW

4:30-5pm - Screening #1

6-7pm - Screening #2 with Special Guest Panel: Barbara Allen, Kevin McFall, Donald Crossley, DJ Gene Hunt & DJ Celeste

7:30-8pm - Screening #3


Chicago Rooms

Until 7:45pm - Exhibition: Victoria Martinez: Braiding Histories

3rd Floor

Preston Bradley Hall

4-6pm - DJ Kenny Ray

4-8pm - Open House Dance Cypher, Hosted by BraveSoul Movement. Cypher awards for the freshest dancers.


4th Floor

Exhibit Hall

Until 7:45pm - Exhibition: Opening Passages: Artists Respond to Chicago & Paris


Yates Gallery

4-6:30pm – Preview showing of Tend, by Khecari, one of the performance art groups in residence at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Chicago Cultural Center

Admission is FREE
Open Daily, 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
(Closed Holidays)

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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Take CTA to Chicago Cultural Center

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147