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!
Fancy Schmancy: We Could Be Heroes
What: Join Barrel of Monkeys at our biggest party of the year as we celebrate our heroes - super and otherwise. By helping us raise money for our creative programming in Chicago elementary schools, you’re a hero to us - so dress as your favorite hero and have some fun! We’ll have delicious food, open bar (featuring beer from Revolution Brewing), live performances, dancing, a raffle, and a silent auction featuring unique treasures from Chicago and beyond. All proceeds support arts education programming in Chicago elementary schools.
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 7-11pm
Where: The Drucker Center (1535 N Dayton)
Sponsored by Ernst & Young, Wintrust, Punchkick Interactive, Revolution Brewing, and Allscripts
Learn More and Get Tickets
Celebration of Authors
What: 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.
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Where: The Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park
Thank you to everyone who supported our 2017 fall fundraiser, MONKEY KONG! Stay tuned for next year’s event.
“You made writing so much fun. You sure have encouraged me to bring out my feelings. I did not hate any of it. Thank you for everything.”
–Cynthia, 4th Grade, Lee School