Jan. 11-Feb. 6
Nina Jordan Art Exhibition
“Homes for Under $50,000”
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery
The Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday and during most performances
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2:30-4 p.m.; Artist talk at 3 p.m.
Nina Jordan’s large-scale reduction woodcut portraits of houses that cost less than $50,000 examine the current economic landscape of the United States in the wake of the mortgage crisis.

Jan. 11-Feb. 6
Krista Wortendyke Art Exhibition
“Killing Season”
Fine and Performing Arts Center Atrium
The Atrium is open anytime the college is open
Reception: Saturday, Jan. 23, 1 to 3p.m., Artist talk 2 p.m.
Wortendyke examines violence in the urban environment through her evocative photographic installation charting the multitude of homicides that took place in Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2010.

Jan. 24
An Afternoon with Switchback
2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater
Table Seating: $25 general public/$20 seniors, students
Theater Seating: $20 general public/$15 seniors, students
Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack of the award-winning duo Switchback have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music around the world for 20 years. The concert features a mix of original and traditional Irish music and Americana tunes.

Jan. 30
“Hooking Up with The Second City”
Tickets going fast!
7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Tickets: $25 general public/$20 seniors, students
The show makes mirth out of missed connections, girls?’-?night-out adventures and the crazy things we do for love. This gaspingly funny revue is a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between.

Jan. 31
Douglass Bratt
Faculty Percussion Recital
3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

Feb. 6
Thodos Dance Chicago
7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Tickets: $25 general public/$20 seniors, students
Thodos Dance Chicago presents an exhilarating evening of dance. Leading the program is the critically celebrated story-ballet, “A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan,” named one of the Top 10 Dances of 2013 by the “Chicago Sun-Times.” The second act features works from its vibrant repertoire showcasing the company’s award-winning style.

Feb. 9-March 9
Stephen Reber Art Exhibition
“Thought Models and Mental Habitats”
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery
The Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and during most performances
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2:30-4 p.m., Artist talk at 3 p.m.
Reber’s structures built from prefabricated and common building materials paired with found objects, explore 20th century design tropes through an American vernacular to raise questions concerning ownership, social stratification and economy.

Feb. 13
The All-Star Blues Bash
Featuring Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker, Wayne Baker Brooks, and Shawn Holt
7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater
Tickets: $40 general public/$35 seniors, students
The best blues artists in the world give a high dose of southern-style soul blues, house-rocking blues, contemporary blues, and genuine Chicago blues all rolled up into one awesome blues show that will be stuck in your memory forever. Bobby Rush headlines the All-Star Blues Bash bringing his Billboard R&B and Blues chart topping hits to highlight the Bash. Joining the bash as co-headliner is Joe Louis Walker, who is without a doubt one of the most exciting and innovative artists gracing contemporary blues. Kicking things off is Chicago’s very own and Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Wayne Baker Brooks, bringing his distinctive contemporary style of Chicago Blues with a fully formed new vision that updates the sound of the blues without falling into the same tired blues-rock clichés. Joining this all-star lineup is rising blues star Shawn Holt, son of blues legend Magic Slim.

Feb. 26-March 6
“The Playboy of the Western World”
By John Millington Synge
Directed by Dan Scott
Fridays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater
Tickets: $12 general public/$10 seniors, students
A stranger with a secret walks into a pub on the wild western coast of Ireland. As his story unfolds, the people of the nearby village are drawn into his tale in this hilarious masterpiece, written by Ireland’s first great modern playwright.

For tickets or more information on performances, contact the Box Office at (708) 974-5500, or visit morainevalley.edu/FPAC.

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