Open House Chicago at the IAHC

Open House Chicago at the IAHC 2019-10-18T12:15:21-05:00

Open House Chicago at the IAHC

October 19 @ 10:00 am – October 20 @ 5:00 pm

Visit the hidden gems of the Irish American Heritage Center as we become a part of the annual Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago; a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago.

The IAHC is the city’s home of Irish music and arts and a year-round hub for Irish culture, hosting as many as 200 programs per year. It is home to a pub with a cozy fireplace known as the Fifth Province, as well as a library, ballroom, 658-seat theater, art gallery and museum. The Center is located in a former Chicago Public School building dating to 1927, restored and converted in the late 1980s. Enjoy preserved architectural elements from the original building, complemented by Celtic art painted throughout.

During Open House Chicago, guided tours take you through our building to see what goes on at one of largest Irish cultural centers in the US. Visit our many spaces and learn how we transformed a derelict turn of the 20th century building into a home for Irish culture. The entire IAHC will be open for self-guided exploration or docent-led tours during Open House Chicago, and the annual iBAM! (Irish Books, Arts, and Music) celebration that takes place concurrently on Saturday. Click here to learn about iBAM!

Throughout the day on, enjoy music from internationally-acclaimed Irish musicians and food and drink at the Fifth Province. Irish dance lessons will be offered by Trinity Irish Dancers and Dublin’s renowned Irish Film Institute will screen short films in the theater. There will also be live pop-up theatre, art, language and genealogy workshops and curated art installations. Free parking is available in the adjacent lots, and the accessible entrance is from the north parking lot.
Open House Chicago is Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 10am to 5pm and is free. For more information on all OHC sites, click here.

iBAM! and Open House Chicago Sponsors

 

Auditorium Room 311 Art Gallery Shamrock American Room Room 111 Room 109 Museum Fifth Province Pub First Floor Hallway Library Second Floor North Hallway Second Floor South Hallway Irish American Heritage Center Room 306
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Denis Brown Calligraphy Exhibit
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Tours
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Vendors and Authors
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Library

11:00 AM
1:30 PM
Irish Language Primer

12:00 PM
5:00 PM
Genealogy Workshops

2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Tenor Mark Piekarz: Songs and Ballads in the Irish Tradition

3:30 PM
4:15 PM
Beginning Your Genealogy Quest
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Exhibits-Irish American Hall of Fame, Irish in Latin America
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
Introducing Celtic Art Workshop
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Maureen Smith-From Ireland to Waseca, A Digital Family History

11:30 AM
6:00 PM
Celtic Women International Salon

12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Lecture: John Gleeson: Tales From the Atlantic Way

1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Theresa Choske-Christabel Bielenberg: Experiences in World War II and Post War Ireland

1:30 PM
2:00 PM
Tomorrow Will Be Cloudy With a Chance of Ghosts-Brenna Briggs

2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Claudia Anderson, Music

2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Kathy Kelly-My Irish-American Olympian Mother

3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Maureen Garry: From Saints to Sinners: Notable Women of Galicia

3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Brigid Duffy and Rosemary Feurer: Performance and Lecture: Mother Jones Lives!

4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Jeanne Wrenn-Project Concern

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Mary McCain-Lecture-Some Challenges Facing Contemporary Ireland

5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Mark Piekarz-Music-Love's Old Sweet Song

5:30 PM
6:00 PM
The Nineteen Times I Almost Died-Storytelling with Kathy O'Neill
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
James Conway and Friends
11:00 AM
12:45 PM
Irish Music School of Chicago
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
Films
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
Trinity Irish Dance Lessons for All Ages
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
Lecture: Reverend David Latimer: A Leap of Faith
1:00 PM
2:15 PM
The Gaels

2:30 PM
3:45 PM
Academy of Irish Music
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
Reading: Author Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl Series
2:30 PM
4:30 PM
Irish Musicians Association
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Speranza-Mother of Oscar
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Panel: Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Lecture: Dt. Michael Hogan: Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Lecture: Stephen Travers: Miami Showband Massacre
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
9:30 PM
Chicago Reel
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM

Auditorium

  • Films
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 311

  • Trinity Irish Dance Lessons for All Ages
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art Gallery

  • Denis Brown Calligraphy Exhibit
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Shamrock American Room

  • Introducing Celtic Art Workshop
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Room 111

  • Maureen Smith-From Ireland to Waseca, A Digital Family History
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Celtic Women International Salon
    11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Lecture: John Gleeson: Tales From the Atlantic Way
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Theresa Choske-Christabel Bielenberg: Experiences in World War II and Post War Ireland
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tomorrow Will Be Cloudy With a Chance of Ghosts-Brenna Briggs
    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Claudia Anderson, Music
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Kathy Kelly-My Irish-American Olympian Mother
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Maureen Garry: From Saints to Sinners: Notable Women of Galicia
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Brigid Duffy and Rosemary Feurer: Performance and Lecture: Mother Jones Lives!
    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Jeanne Wrenn-Project Concern
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Mary McCain-Lecture-Some Challenges Facing Contemporary Ireland
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mark Piekarz-Music-Love's Old Sweet Song
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Nineteen Times I Almost Died-Storytelling with Kathy O'Neill
    5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Room 109

  • Lecture: Reverend David Latimer: A Leap of Faith
    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Reading: Author Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl Series
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Speranza-Mother of Oscar
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Lecture: Dt. Michael Hogan: Abraham Lincoln and Mexico
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Lecture: Stephen Travers: Miami Showband Massacre
    5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Museum

  • Tours
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fifth Province Pub

  • James Conway and Friends
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Irish Musicians Association
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Chicago Reel
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Floor Hallway

  • Vendors and Authors
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Library

  • Library
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Irish Language Primer
    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Genealogy Workshops
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tenor Mark Piekarz: Songs and Ballads in the Irish Tradition
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Beginning Your Genealogy Quest
    3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Second Floor North Hallway

  • Irish Music School of Chicago
    11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • The Gaels
    1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Academy of Irish Music
    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Second Floor South Hallway

  • Exhibits-Irish American Hall of Fame, Irish in Latin America
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Room 306

  • Panel: Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auditorium Room 311 Art Gallery Shamrock American Room Room 111 Room 109 Museum Fifth Province Pub First Floor Hallway Library Second Floor North Hallway Second Floor South Hallway Irish American Heritage Center Room 306
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Denis Brown Calligraphy Exhibit
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Tours
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Library

2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Tenor Mark Piekarz: Songs and Ballads in the Irish Tradition
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Exhibits-Irish American Hall of Fame, Irish in Latin America
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Tours of the Building
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
Kilgubbin Brothers
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
Films
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
Trinity Irish Dance Lessons For All Ages
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
James Conway and Friends
2:30 PM
3:45 PM
Academy of Irish Music
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Auditorium

  • Films
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 311

  • Trinity Irish Dance Lessons For All Ages
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art Gallery

  • Denis Brown Calligraphy Exhibit
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum

  • Tours
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fifth Province Pub

  • Kilgubbin Brothers
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • James Conway and Friends
    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Library

  • Library
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tenor Mark Piekarz: Songs and Ballads in the Irish Tradition
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second Floor North Hallway

  • Academy of Irish Music
    2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Second Floor South Hallway

  • Exhibits-Irish American Hall of Fame, Irish in Latin America
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Irish American Heritage Center

  • Tours of the Building
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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