Day of Judgment Special Events
Join us for two special free events held in conjunction with the May 14 and 15 performances of Telemann's powerful eighteenth-century oratorio The Day of Judgment.
Public Screening of Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Saturday, May 6, 10 am
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater (2nd floor)
At a theater near you — Judgment Day in the movies! Film critic Josh Larsen, co-host of the podcast "Filmspotting" and author of the forthcoming book Movies Are Prayers, will screen and lead a discussion about the 1943 comedy Heaven Can Wait at the Chicago Cultural Center. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch and featuring Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, and Charles Coburn, Heaven Can Wait tells the tale of a man who walks into the underworld convinced that’s where he belongs and must prove this to Satan by retelling his life story.
Free. >Register for event
Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Multipurpose Room B (lower level)
Telemann brings the day of reckoning to life in his oratorio The Day of Judgment. Learn more about the concept of "judgment" as Rev. Hannah Kardon (Urban Village Church, Wicker Park), Jenan Mohajir (Interfaith Youth Core), and Rabbi David Russo (Anshe Emet Synagogue) discuss how individuals are brought to spiritual account according to the principles of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Free; advance registration required. >Register for event