Special Events



Luke Spehar Valentine Concert

Don’t miss Luke Spehar’s annual Valentine’s concert coming up on February 14th. This special concert includes complimentary wine & chocolates, and a complimentary rose for the ladies.

The Catholic Shakespeare
January 20-22, 2023

The Catholic Shakespeare is founder Jeremy Stanbary’s hit 2-person comedy from his traveling theater days prior to starting Open Window. Jeremy, along with his wife and co-founder Sarah, perform together in this one-hour tour de force through several of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in light of the latest scholarship regarding his purportedly clandestine and coded Catholic faith. Enjoy this unique play within a play, narrated and “performed” by Quince (Jeremy) and Bottom (Sarah) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

NOTE: This is an exclusive event for COR Patrons and their guests. Not familiar with our COR Patron program? See below to learn more!

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We invite you to join the family! COR Patrons are our monthly sustaining donors with lots of amazing perks. Learn more or sign-up here. We have a goal of reaching 250 COR Patrons in Season 9 and we’re currently at just over 200 as of early January!

Luke Spehar in Concert

Luke Spehar’s annual Advent and Christmas concerts were a huge success again in Season 9 and enriched our holiday season. If you missed them this year, we hope you’ll join us for them again next season.

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
November 5-6, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair at Open Window Theatre. It was a fantastic weekend, featuring 12+ curated artisans, selling everything from fine art to custom jewelry, pottery, delectables, and more. The complimentary hot beverages, live music, and door prize giveaways were a big hit.

And the additional dance performance by Chicago’s Ballet 5:8 on Saturday evening, November 5th, was stunning and deeply moving. at 7:00. Ballet 5:8 presented The Mother and The Living Room Series by Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager. We look forward to collaborating with them again in the future!

COR Patrons received 50% off tickets to Ballet 5:8. Join the family as a monthly sustaining donor at $50/mo or higher to become a COR Patron and receive all kinds of great perks all season long.

Archive Event Available for Replay

Music — Story — Conversation

Join us for this free event and hear Dr. Garrett’s inspiring personal story. Then join us for a Q&A conversation afterward as Dr. Garrett shares his wisdom & insights into the complex roots of the current racial strife in America while examining a vision of hope for the future. This is a free event, but due to capacity limitations and social distancing mandates, please register in advance to reserve your seats.

Event Sponsor

Christiane’s Legacy of Love

Promotional Partners

Church of St. Peter Claver

Anselm House