Past Events

2024

Bridge Over Muddied Waters with Cynthia Clarey

Bridge Over Muddied Waters with Cynthia Clarey

The waters in our country have been muddied with hate, fear, and division. What are we going to do about it? Join Cynthia, along with […]
Chicago Cabaret Week 2024

Chicago Cabaret Week 2024

May 10, 2024 – May 19, 2024    
All Day
Chicago Cabaret Week returns for its third year! Unique in the U.S., the festival features a variety of blues, Broadway, R&B, jazz, American songbook, French […]
Celebrate the Cabaret Connexion in Old Town

Celebrate the Cabaret Connexion in Old Town

Join us for a Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion reunion concert at Steppenwolf theater and the launching of the Old Town-Montmartre neighborhood twinning project. Hosted by […]
International Women’s Day Concert

International Women’s Day Concert

Our annual celebration showcasing women in the arts.Advanced reservation discount ends March 6. Singers Kimberly Jones, Janet Mensen Reynolds, Alison Meuth, and Christine Steyer are […]
J is for January, Jazz, Jukebox and Joy

J is for January, Jazz, Jukebox and Joy

Show and Dinner to brighten the short days of winter. SongShop Live presents a jump-for-joy songfest led by music director Howie Pfeifer with singers Susan […]

2023

Cabaret Connexion Showcase

Cabaret Connexion Showcase

The festival closes on Monday, September 4 with a buffet dinner show at the Péniche Balle au bond. We present the participants of the 5th international Cabaret […]
Audacious Women / Les femmes audacieuses

Audacious Women / Les femmes audacieuses

Sep 2, 2023    
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The festival continues in Montmartre, where Chez ma cousine prepares the stage and the menu for a dinner show as we pay tribute to audacious […]
My History in Song / Mon histoire en chanson

My History in Song / Mon histoire en chanson

At the Studio Hébertot in the 17th arrondissement, this concert will feature brilliant American and French artists: Benjamin Legrand tells of travels with his father Michel, destined for […]
Cabaret Connexion 2023 conference and festival in Paris

Cabaret Connexion 2023 conference and festival in Paris

TRAVEL with us to FRANCE in 2023 The fifth Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion exchange takes place in Paris from August 28 to September 4, 2023. […]
Birds, Bees, And Other Beasts

Birds, Bees, And Other Beasts

Join us for our second summer friendraiser at a private garden in Albany Park. Swingin’ Sisters leads the pack with singers from SongShop and the Cabaret […]
Blooming Opera and Cabaret

Blooming Opera and Cabaret

‘Opera Comes to the Cabaret’ al fresco fest and feast Fest: Music Direction by Carl Ratner, Howie Pfiefer, and Dana Brown featuring Susan Arjmand, Jessie […]
SongShop Live presents "Better Together"

SongShop Live presents "Better Together"

Click to RSVP Let’s meet at the beautiful salon of PianoForte Chicago for two delicious sets of songs, Better Together. — Being together is usually […]
Opening Night! Chicago Cabaret Week 2023

Opening Night! Chicago Cabaret Week 2023

Kick off Chicago Cabaret Week in style with Anne and Mark Burnell, Evelyn Danner, Hilary Ann Feldman, Cindy Firing, Jeanne Franks, Sean Harris, Claudia Hommel, […]
April Fools and Follies

April Fools and Follies

ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! SONGSHOPLIVE.com/RSVP Songs for a Silly Season — of fools and kings, of fellows and follies, and much foolishness in Spring. Featuring […]
Black Voices In Cabaret - Musicality of Poetry

Black Voices In Cabaret – Musicality of Poetry

Feb 28, 2023    
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Guild Complex presents the Song and Verse as part of the Guild’s Musicality of Poetry series. The program will include performances from Black Voices […]
Healthy Singing––Our New Year's Resolution for Vocal Health

Healthy Singing––Our New Year's Resolution for Vocal Health

Christine Steyer offers a special session on Healthy Singing––A New Year’s Resolution for Vocal Health Register Today! Join award-winning soprano and voice teacher Christine Steyer […]

2022

SongShop Live presents "Things Change"

SongShop Live presents "Things Change"

A concert for seasons and other things that change in us. Howard Pfeifer is music director, with singers Susan Arjmand, Evelyn Danner, Jeanne Franks, Ruth […]
Women in Music, Song, and Verse

Women in Music, Song, and Verse

Black Voices In Cabaret partners with the Guild Literary Complex for The Musicality of Poetry series featuring singer-storyteller Lynne Jordan and vocalist Arlene Armstrong, and […]
The Stars Come Out at Night

The Stars Come Out at Night

A letter from Anne Burnell: Dear Friends,  Our first live Gala since 2019 is next month.  The 2022 Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gala will include performances by […]
Talking to Petals & Strangers

Talking to Petals & Strangers

Aug 20, 2022    
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SongShop Live presents a garden concert in Albany Park. USE THE FORM BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE. The garden is in bloom. For forty fortunate […]
Black Voices in Cabaret presents: "Celebrating Sisterhood"

Black Voices in Cabaret presents: "Celebrating Sisterhood"

Black Voices in Cabaret: “Celebrating Sisterhood” The Cliff Dwellers Club invites you to an exclusive dinner and show. Celebrating Women’s History Month, we feature these […]
Bastille Day, July 14th - dinner & show!

Bastille Day, July 14th – dinner & show!

An evening of French cabaret music at Norman’s Bistro Come kick up your heels with Claudia Hommel and accordionist Patricia Spaeth as we bring you […]
Josephine Baker and the legacy of fervor

Josephine Baker and the legacy of fervor

A grand finale for both Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion and Chicago Cabaret Week 2022. In Person – In French & English. Ten performers from Paris […]
"Making jazz, Arthur Briggs, and Josephine Baker French" - an online international round table

"Making jazz, Arthur Briggs, and Josephine Baker French" – an online international round table

Making Jazz, Arthur Briggs and Josephine Baker French: Join an international conversation about the history of African-American artists living in France, the cross-cultural stories of […]

2021

Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Black Voices in Cabaret & The French Connection

Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Black Voices in Cabaret & The French Connection

Oct 3, 2021 @ 3:00pm Directors: Daniel Johnson, David Stephens Music Director: Elizabeth Doyle Where it all began…in Paris and Chicago. Spotlighting the exchange off […]
Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Cabaret Burlesque & Great American Songbook

Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Cabaret: Cabaret Burlesque & Great American Songbook

Sept 19, 2021 @ 3:00pm Directors: Anne Burnell, Kyle Hustedt Music Director: Mark Burnell A celebration of LGBTQIA artists featuring drag, burlesque, and dancers interwoven […]
Healing through Song Part 3 - Dream On

Healing through Song Part 3 – Dream On

Mar 28, 2021    
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  Healing through Song Part 3 – Dream On (Sunday, March 28th) Room opens at 2:30 p.m. to meet and greet the artists and each […]
Healing through Song Part 2 - I'm Here: See Me As I Am

Healing through Song Part 2 – I'm Here: See Me As I Am

Mar 21, 2021    
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  Healing through Song Part 2 – I’m Here: See Me As I Am (Sunday, March 21st) Room opens at 2:30 to meet and greet […]
Healing through Song Part 1 - I Know Where I've Been

Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I've Been

Mar 14, 2021    
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I’ve Been (Sunday, March 14th) Rooms open at 2:30 to meet and greet the artists […]
Black Voices in Conversation—A History of Cabaret

Black Voices in Conversation—A History of Cabaret

Mar 7, 2021    
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Black Voices in Conversation—A History of Cabaret (Sunday, March 7th) Moderated by Mark Ruffin Panel begins at 3:00 PM Central Time. Room opens at 2:30 […]