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Your Night Out at Home

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:

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events                 

Music in the Key of Chicago



Night Out in the Parks

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

A.J. McClenon

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

Campfire Tales

The Chicago Astronomer

Chicago Moving Company

Chicago Parks By Campfire

The Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago West Community Music Center

Chinese American Museum of Chicago


CirquesExperience/Chicago Wheel Jam

Clinard Dance


Culture Saving

Dance in the Parks

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Eighth Blackbird

Environmental Encroachment

Free Street Theaeter



      Full Moon Jam

      The Happiness Club

      Intonation Music

      Jabberwocky Marionettes

      The Jazz Institute of Chicago

      Kalapriya Foundation

      Kuumba Lynx

      Little Village Solidarity Network

      Live the Spirit Residency

      The Lucky Trikes

      Lux Cantorum

      Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

      Marimacha Monarca Press

      Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology

      Mobilize Creative Collaboritive

      Move Me Soul Dance Company

      Nejla Yatkin Dance


      PlayMakers Laboratory

      Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

      Red Clay Dance Company

      SGA Youth & Family Services

      School of Rock

      Sofrito Conversations/Jorge Felix

      Son Monarcas

      Surabhi with Juan Dies

      Synapse Arts



      2020 Night Out in the Parks Partners

      • 2nd Story

      • Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events • Mariachi Arts and Culture Academy
      • A Flor de Piel • Devcorp North DBA Rogers Park Business Alliance • Marwen Foundation
      • A g Thing! / Glenance Green • DJ Monty • Mercedes Inez Martinez-Chavez
      • A.J. McClenon & Kristin Abhalter Smith • DJ Sean Alvarez • Midnight Circus in the Parks
      • About Face Theatre Collective • Ea Williams • Mixed Company Band
      • AFRICARIBE, NFP • Earl Hall • NAJWA Dance Corps
      • Aloft Circus Arts • Ecstatic Dance Chicago • National Museum of Mexican Art, Yollocalli Arts Reach
      • AMFM • Eighth Blackbird Performing Arts Association • Nejla Yatkin
      • Animate Studio • Elastic Arts Foundation • Next Level Society
      • Anita Darwish • Environmental Encroachment • North Lawndale Community Center in Chicago (NLCCC)
      • Anna Martine Whitehead • Eric Leonardson • Opera-Matic
      • Art Institute of Chicago • Ethan Sellers Music, LLC • Out of Site: See the Vision, Grab the Vision
      • Asian Improv aRts MidWest • Experimental Sound Studio • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
      • Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians • Fifth House Ensemble • PlayMakers Laboratory
      • Audience Architects / See Chicago Dance • Free Street Theater • Ramblin' Rose and the 290 East Ramblers
      • Ayako Tsuchiya • Freedom Song Leaders • Resident Association of Greater Englewood
      • Big Dipper Projects, Inc., The Lucky Trikes • Friends of Big Marsh • Reunion Chicago
      • Brent Ervin-Eickhoff • Full Moon Jam Foundation • Sarah Maritza Hernández
      • Brother El • Gallery 400 and Adela Goldbard • Sarah Ross with Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project
      • Capoeira Chicago • Grace Needlman and Will Bishop • School of Rock Chicago
      • Chicago Astronomer/Joseph Guzman • Grant Park Music Festival • Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
      • Chicago Community Ensemble • Guild Literary Complex • SGA Youth and Family Services
      • Chicago Dancemakers Forum • Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) • Society of Smallness
      • Chicago Fringe Opera • International Music Foundation • South Chicago Dance Theatre and Isaiah Spencer Collective
      • Chicago Philharmonic Society • Intonation Music • South Suburban Festival
      • Chicago Public Media • Jabberwocky Marionettes • Stephanie Hedwige Pielok
      • Chicago Shakespeare Theater • James L. DeLette Jr. • Stone Soup Shakespeare Theater Company
      • Chicago West Community Music Center • Jazz Institute of Chicago • Surabhi Ensemble
      • Chinatown Museum Foundation • John Walt Foundation • Synapse Arts Collective
      • CircEsteem, Inc. • Johnny Allen • The Beverly Area Arts Alliance
      • CirquesExperience by Chicago Wheel JAM • Jorge Felix • The Happiness Club
      • Clinard Dance • Kalapriya Foundation, Center For Indian Performing Arts • TRQPITECA LLC
      • contratiempo • KCR Ensemble • Urban Theater Chicago
      • Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange • Kombi LLC • Vanessa Stokes
      • Culture Saving • Kuumba Lynx • Villapalooza Inc.
      • Damond Hayes • Live the Spirit Residency • Walkabout Theater Company
      • Dance in the Parks • Lux Cantorum Chicago • West Indian Dance Theatre
      • David Benitez • Lykanthea / ACRE • West Side Cultural Arts Council
      • David Boykin • Lyn Rye • Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance
      • Deeply Rooted Productions • Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, Inc • Yves Francois Smierciak