The Parlor: A Cocktail Party & Salon

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Colvin House

5940 North Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660

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When is the last time you dressed up in an evening gown or costume and spent your Friday night surrounded by culture and wonderful conversation? Imagine it: It's Friday evening and you are in a historic mansion, surrounded by guests in costume, a crafted cocktail in hand, entertained and wowed by Chicago most esteemed performers and musicians! Spend your Friday night at the Parlor at Colvin House Mansion!

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The April 5th Parlor Presents: High Society

Fierce Productions and the Colvin House are proud to continue our popular immersive event: The Parlor. Bimonthly, the first Friday of the month, guests will be amazed by opera singers, Shakespearean actors, drag queens, musicians and more. Signature cocktails, wine and heavy appetizers will be served in abundance inspired by the art of the evening. Every performance will be different, uniquely curated and based upon a theme. Guests are encouraged to dress up in the spirit of the theme! This month's theme is: High Society.

Play the part of upperclass this Parlor. Come dressed in your finest attire, and share the poshest of remarks with the guests. This month our artists will perform opera, theater, and dance to please your inner duchess or duke. We encourage our guests to wear the finest of gowns, and shiniest of jewels. Expect to have an elegant time

Tickets include:

  • Exclusive Invitation to The Colvin House
  • Immersive performances of Theater, Dance, Music and more!
  • 3 Hour Open Bar featuring Wine and Signature Cocktails
  • Catered substantial appetizers and desserts
  • Vintage pop up shop
  • Millinery pop up shop

Our April 5th Sponsors

Big Shoulders Coffee, Social Sparkling Wine, Debra Shirley Millinery, On Shore Security, Colvin House/Creative Coworking, Income Tax Bar, LeeLee's Garden, and Fierce Productions.


Millinery pop up shop, hats, fascinators, derby

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What is a Parlor?

A Parlor is another word for a salon which is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until as recently as the 1940s in urban settings. (Source: Wikipedia)

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds but we are happy to accomodate exchanges as we have 6 events this year!

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes you can! They are $75 at the door.

Is there a dress code?

You are welcome to dress up in the theme of the event. Many guests love to dress up in their most imaginative and creative outfits! Think of this as a themed cocktail party!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All guests must be 21 if they are drinking alcohol.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is street parking available on Broadway or self-parking at the Malibu condo across the street.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email any questions to info@fierce-productions.com

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