The Chicago Park District invites you to spend a Night Out—at Home. We’re bringing the show to you!
Join us as we shine a virtual spotlight on Night Out in the Parks artists and partners, sharing the best of Chicago’s performing arts community in the comfort of your home.
“Your Night Out at Home” features select works from Night Out artists from across Chicago, providing a chance to travel and explore the incredible breadth of talent our city offers. You’ll find a diverse array of established companies and emerging artists across many disciplines, inviting you to experience something new and keeping you connected to the rhythm of the city.
Below, you’ll find a varied program of performances ranging from dance to jazz, theater to world music. Watch a few or watch them all!
Until we can safely gather for an evening of Night Out in the Parks performances, we’ll continue to create ways for us to sing, dance, engage, and celebrate our city’s vibrant culture, together.
Your Night Out at Home is Supported by:
The summer of 2020 challenged the Chicago Park District, Night Out in the Parks, and local arts partners to present our diverse cultural tapestry in a new way. In addition to creating the digital “Your Night Out At Home” series, the Park District partnered with WTTW to launch “The Stars In Your Backyard,” a 5 week series presented on Friday afternoons this past summer. The program is a collection of new and archived performances in public parks and spaces that celebrates Chicago’s finest artists and the spirit of public performance.
It gives us great pleasure to re-feature this series here for your enjoyment!
Featuring Las Bompleneras, Midnight Circus in the Parks, A Flor de Piel, and The Rosina Project
Featuring Chicago Philharmonic, Fifth House Ensemble, Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance, and Najwa Dance Corps
Featuring Walkabout Theater, Tsukasa Taiko, Kalapriya Foundation, and The Rosina Project
Featuring Nejla Yatkin, Africaribe, and Angel Bat Dawid
Featuring Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
Night Out in the Parks Video Archive
For even more virtual Night Out in the Parks content, check out these videos from previous weeks of Your Night Out at Home.
About Face Theatre
- Power in Pride At Home: The Constitution of Queerdom
- Power in Pride At Home: My Power Is
- Power in Pride At Home: Whose History
Albany Park Theater Project
Angel Bat Dawid
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
Ayodele Drum and Dance
The Beat Bank/Brother El
Bellydance by Phaedra
Black Empire Sound System
The Chicago Astronomer
Chicago Moving Company
Chicago Parks By Campfire
- Burnham Wildlife Corridor - La Ronda Parakata
- Sherman Park
- River Park
- Riis Park
- Northerly Island Park
The Chicago Philharmonic
Chicago West Community Music Center
Chinese American Museum of Chicago
CirquesExperience/Chicago Wheel Jam
Dance in the Parks
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Free Street Theaeter
Full Moon Jam
The Happiness Club
The Jazz Institute of Chicago
- Jazz City: Chris Green Tributes Eddie Harris
- JazzCity: Ben Lamar Gay "In the Balogun with Eddie"
Little Village Solidarity Network
Live the Spirit Residency
The Lucky Trikes
Mandala South Asian Performing Arts
Marimacha Monarca Press
Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology
Mobilize Creative Collaboritive
Move Me Soul Dance Company
Nejla Yatkin Dance
Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
Red Clay Dance Company
SGA Youth & Family Services
School of Rock
Sofrito Conversations/Jorge Felix
Surabhi with Juan Dies