We've Got Lots to Celebrate!

Each year, Barrel of Monkeys hosts several special events for our audiences and supporters. Click the links to learn more about each of these very special events!

Don’t Stop Beerlieving

A Lip-Sync Battle in Support of Barrel of Monkeys
Monday, February 4, 2019 from 5:30-8pm at Lagunitas Brewing Company

Join the performers and teaching artists of Barrel of Monkeys for a party in the basement of Lagunitas Brewing Company! Admission is FREE and includes pizza and live entertainment. All beer sales go directly to BOM in support of arts education programs in Chicago elementary schools. Learn more here.

Fancy Schmancy - Setting: Ocean

Saturday, April 6, 2019
7-11pm at The Drucker Center

Fancy Schmancy is BOM’s biggest fundraising event of the year! Enjoy a night of delicious food, open bar, live performances and nautical-themed games, dancing, and a silent auction featuring unique treasures from Chicago and beyond. All proceeds support our unique brand of arts education programming in Chicago elementary schools. Learn more here.

Celebration of Authors

Thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Celebration of Authors - we can’t wait to honor our students’ work with you again in 2019!

Every June as the school year comes to a close, we produce a very special event called Celebration of Authors. This free production invites every student we worked with throughout the year to come together with their families and teachers and enjoy a night of student-centered activities. The Barrel of Monkeys cast performs one story from every school or group we taught, and at the end, every student is invited to join us on stage for one giant curtain call.



“The residency exceeded my expectations! The monkey teachers were wonderful and their enthusiasm was contagious.”

–3rd Grade Teacher, Lorca Elementary