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The Spring Living Room Tour

Join us for the Living Room Tour! April 25-27, 2024

Michael Montenegro

The Spring 2024 Living Room Tour events are intimate fundraisers in special settings. Always a wonderful time, each event takes place at a unique, private location. Your ticket includes drinks, dinner, dessert and a puppetry performance that will astonish and delight! The Spring Living Room Tour features Michael Montenegro performing excerpts from At ten I was an animal. Funds raised support The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and the FREE Neighborhood Tour. ​


Thursday, April 25 at 6:30pm

Hosted by Chantel & Brian Asner
Co-hosted by Liz Aviles & Michael Sauer

Home of Chantel & Brian Asner

Bucktown brownstone-style escape built in 2020 embued with equisite interior design and eclectic art. The perfect backdrop to an intimate evening of puppetry.

Parking: Scattered parking is available in the neighborhood, usually on the block or a brief walk away

Transit: An 8 minute walk from Western Blue Line. A 3 minute walk from 49 bus (Western and Palmer). A 7 minute walk from 56 bus (Milwaukee and Western).

Accessibility: Not ADA accessible

Humboldt Park

Friday, April 26 at 6:30pm

Hosted by David Carlson and Charlie Rizzo
Bar sponsored by Spoke & Bird
Catering sponsored by
Twilight Kitchen

Studio of David Carlson and studio of Charlie Rizzo, founder of Skyline Design

Located in the heart of Humboldt Park, this century-old warehouse, originally home to bicycle manufacturer Monark Silver-King, is now shared with creators of all types including glass fabricator Skyline Design and award-winning author David Carlson.

Parking: Private, free parking lot available. Enter via driveway on Homan.

Transit:Accessible via 82 Kimball-Homan and 70 Division buses. A 6 minute walk from 65 Grand bus stop at Homan Avenue.

Accessibility: ADA Accessible at main entrance on Homan Ave.


Saturday, April 27 at 6:30pm

Hosted by Kristy & Brandon Moran
Co-hosted by Kim Ohms

Home of Kristy & Brandon Moran

Penthouse home in one of Chicago’s most exclusive residential skyscrapers — featuring beautiful interior design, exquisite art, vast city views, and luxurious private amenities.

Parking: Street parking is very limited. Rideshare and public transportation encouraged and nearby paid lots available.

Transit: A 14 minute walk from Grand Red Line. A 2 minute walk from 29 bus (Illinois and Peshtigo).

Accessibility: ADA Accessible

Ticket Information

$150 Ticket includes wine/beer, supper, performance and light dessert

$250 Benefactor Ticket adds an additional contribution and includes a special goodie bag upon your departure.


Thank you in advance for respecting each other and our hosts as they generously welcome us to these private locations. We will adhere, as needed, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 guidelines for all Living Room Tour locations. There are currently no restrictions.


Due to the very intimate size of these events, we have a strict No Refund policy. If you are unable to use your tickets for any reason or the event is cancelled or shifted due to weather, your payment will be considered a donation and you will receive a letter for your taxes. Thank you for your understanding.

2024 Living Room Tour Committee

Liz Aviles, Kim Ohms & Jackie Zydeck, co-chairs

Elizabeth Basile
Tanya Bermudez
Alicia Bird*
Leah Bohannon
Cheryl Lynn Bruce* &
Kerry James Marshall
Irena Cajkova
Patti Gilford
Jin Ivacic*
Maureen Mizwicki*
Klára Moldová
Julie Moller*
Elizabeth Monkus

Kristy* & Brandon Moran
Kim Ohms*
Salena Potter
Margaret Radnick
Jes* & Leesa Sherborne
Jordan Shields*
Eva Silverman
Emily Stoltzfus
John Supera* 
Steven Widerman
Pat Yuzawa-Rubin*
Rosemary “Ro” Zalewski* 

*denotes member of Board of Directors

the living room tour

View a snippet of the 2017 Living Room Tour in this video by Columbia College Chicago's The Doc Unit.