The Chicago Park District announced the first-ever series of events and dates for arts and cultural programming in the winter at the newly renovated Theater on the Lake ( TOTL ) event space, 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr.
"Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday Night Variety Show" ( Jan. 24 ): Real-life couple Lily Emerson ( Adventure Sandwich, Opera-matic ) and Charlie Malave ( Mucca Pazza, Theater Oobleck ) are Mr. and Mrs. Wednesday Night, a throwback to the classic comedy duo. Tickets are $10 each to the 18-and-over show; visit ChicagoParkDistrict.com/events/mr-and-mrs-wednesday-night-theater-lake.
Collaboraction's ENCOUNTER ( Feb. 3 ): ENCOUNTER is a mixed-medium, all-ages explorative series exploring racism and racial healing in Chicago. Admission is free.
Jazz City ( Feb. 9 ): A 21-year partnership between The Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, Jazz City presents the best of Chicago's jazz community sharing glimpses into the history of jazz.
TOTL: In the Works ( Feb. 26 ): TOTL: In the Works will be the third staged reading in the inaugural Theater on the Lake: In the Works series, highlighting a new play in development by a Chicago playwright. The inaugural playwright, Sandra Delgado, will be presenting her play-in-progress, Felons and Familias.
See ChicagoParkDistrict.com .