The public is welcome to join us for this event produced by the artist and taking place on the upper level of the Arts Center


Wednesday December 14, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7pm

$12 in advance

$15 day of show

Purchase tickets directly from the artist at  http://aislinnmusic.com/ticketsnc

or at the door

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.



Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:oo

Jamieson Ridenhour recreates the man who wrote A CHRISTMAS CAROL!

You will hear the rendition of the original story as it was told by Dickens himself.

Following the performance we will have a 30 minute sing-along of Holiday music.

Donation at the door, no reserved seating.


written by Dylan Thomas performed by James Navé

Sunday December 18 2pm

this performance is a gift to the community

Every Christmas since 1988 poet and personality James Navé has performed this classic story                        dramatizing Christmas from a child’s point of view.

James Navé is an arts entrepreneur, speaker, poet, and founder of The Poetics at Work Project. He is an organizing member of TEDxNewYork Salons, director of LEAF Poetry, and creativity consultant for Strategex Business Solutions. He has memorized over 500 poems and holds a BA in International Relations and an MFA in Poetry.


 Looking ahead:  ZOE & CLOYD return to the Center for the Arts for a Valentine’s Concert!


photo by Aaron Dahlstrom

SATURDAY, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $16 (includes tax).

Celebrate LOVE with one of our favorite musical couples,        Zoe & Cloyd (aka Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller) who will grace our stage with this special concert of Americana Acoustic Music!

Eventbrite - Zoe & Cloyd's Valentine Concert



2016/17 UPCOMING Events AT BMCA


December – February

Holly Jolly Clay Studio Exhibit and Pottery Market

Market items on sale through 12/20

Clay Exhibit on display through February

December 14

House Concert by Aislinn Gagliardi

7:30 pm on the top floor, tix via the artist or at the door

 December 16

Jamieson Ridenhour presents Victorian Dickens reading A Christmas Carol followed by a Community-led Carol Sing-along

7:00 pm donations appreciated 

December 18

James Navé recites Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales

2:00 pm donations appreciated

February 11

Valentine’s concert Zoe & Cloyd featuring

Natalya Weinstein and John Miller

7:30 pm $16

March 4

12th Annual Auction for the Arts

with catered reception / silent and live auctions

6pm $25/$30

March 17

Duo Galilei Irish harp and viola de gamba concert

with Sue Richards and Carolyn Surrick

7:30 pm $16

April 22

Concert: guitar master Robin Bullock

June 16, 17 & 18


Floral & Art Exhibit, Garden Tour, Plein Air Painters