Jazz, Outdoor Patio, Art, Wine and Eats: You will find all of these things every Tuesday this summer at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), 220 E. Chicago Ave.
Alfresco Jazz evenings are free for your listening enjoyment; food and drink are both available for purchase. Wolfgang Puck offers a dinner buffet for $22, or you can purchase grilled items ala carte for a more casual dinner. If you get there early, tables are available on the terrace but you are also welcome to bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn. We’ve been known to purchase a bottle of wine (or two), enjoy a couple hours of night air and music and then follow it all up to a walk over to Ghirardelli’s for an indulgent ice cream treat.
One added bonus of these musical nights is the opportunity you also have for a quick walk through the museums exhibits.
This summers schedule features:
June 8 : 5:30 p.m. Brent Kimbrough
June 15 : 5:30 p.m. Hanah Jon Taylor
June 22 : 5:30 p.m. Julia Huff
June 29 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Anderson
July 6 : 5:30 p.m. Maggie Brown
July 13 : 5:30 p.m. Mwata Bowden
July 20 : 5:30 p.m. Matt Ulery
July 27 : 5:30 p.m. Corey Wilkes
August 3 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Lonberg-Holm
August 10 : 5:30 p.m. Robert Irving III
August 17 : 5:30 p.m. Jason Adasiewicz
August 24 : 5:30 p.m. Fred Anderson
August 31 : 5:30 p.m. Charles Heath
September 7 : 5:30 p.m. Barry Winograd
September 14 : 5:30 p.m. Tomeka Reid
September 21 : 5:30 p.m. Josh Berman
September 28 : 5:30 p.m. World Music Festival