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The DuSable Museum of African American History celebrates summer with Movies and Music Under The Stars!

The New 411 by Raymond Ward

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The DuSable Museum of African American History continues its crowd-pleasing schedule of programs and activities with a very special “summer celebration” of movies and music under the stars. The entertainment continues through August 21, 2019, with all events taking place at the Museum, located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago…and best of all, admission is FREE!

Members, friends and families are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets, to experience the 2019 “Movies In The Park” series or the 2019 “Sounds of History” Jazz Series. All of the films and musical performances are presented under the stars in the beautiful outdoor gardens of the DuSable Museum. (In the event of rain or inclement weather all activities and programs will be moved inside the Museum). In addition, for those unable to prepare a picnic basket or bring their own refreshments, there will be food and beverage service available for a nominal cost at each of the events.

“We are pleased to once again present two of Chicago’s favorite summertime activities: the DuSable Museum ‘Sounds of History’ Jazz Festival and ‘Movies In The Park,’ said Perri Irmer, DuSable Museum president and CEO. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy some of the best in music and film with family and friends, and also visit the museum to see our exciting and impactful exhibitions, or visit our Museum Store.”

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 computer-animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man who struggles to live up to the expectations of his father, police officer Jefferson Davis, who sees Spider-Man as a menace. The film features the voices of two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Brian Henry Tyree, Lily Tomlin and Shameik Moore.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Trinity Goodheart. When 12-year-old Trinity Goodheart is visited by an angel who leaves her a pendant that belonged to her long-lost mother, Trinity concludes that her mother is in danger and needs her help. The film stars award-winning singer Eric Benet, Anka Gluck and James Hong.

Admission to “Movies in the Parks” is FREE

The series is sponsored by: Gift Of Hope; DCASE-City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; and United Airlines. Refreshments and popcorn provided by: Heavenly Popped, Dining Like A Queen, and 2 Brothers Catering.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM

The Gents Of Jazz Improvisations: A Tribute to Al Jarreau, George Benson, Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole and Joe Williams featuring Lusious Bell, Bruce Henry and Michael Ross.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Blowing Our Horn For You; A Tribute to Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Terrance Blanchard featuring: Marques Carroll, Victor Garcia and Corey Wilkes.

The 2018 “Sounds of History” Jazz Series is sponsored by MillerCoors, Gift of Hope, Aldi, United Airlines and Edible Passports. Admission is FREE. For more information, visit the website at or call 773-947-0600.

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