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Summer 2022 Living Room Tour

Summer Living Room Tour: July 14-16, 2022

Intimate fundraisers in special settings. Always a wonderful time, each of these intimate fundraisers takes place at a special location with unique food, drink and performance. The funds raised support The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Limited space available. Event Co-chairs: Alicia Bird, Kim Ohms and Jackie Zydeck​

Performing Artist: Yael Rasooly

We are thrilled to announce Yael Rasooly as the Summer Living Room Tour performing artist! An Israeli director, puppeteer and multidisciplinary performer, you may remember her singing at the 2019 Festival’s opening night party or her hysterical show Papercut or her late night cabaret performance in the lounge. 

She is a fan favorite to be sure, an evening not to be missed!

West Loop

Thursday July 14 at 6:30pm
Hosted by fashion designer Maria Pinto
Co-hosted by Alicia Bird and Jordan Shields 

Fashion boutique in the heart of West Loop’s hip corporate and entertainment area, surrounded by Fulton Market’s finest global and modern American restaurants.

Parking: Free street parking is available but allow ample time.

Transit: 1 minute walk from the CTA Green line Morgan Stop.

South Loop

Friday, July 15 at 6:30pm
Hosted by Kristy & Brandon Moran
Co-hosted by Kim Ohms and Joe Novelli 

Luxury high-rise in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop and Museum Campus community, known for its stunning views of the downtown skyline and beautiful Lake Michigan.

Parking: Uber or public transportation recommended. Limited street parking available.

Transit: 6 minutes walk from the CTA Green Line Roosevelt stop.

Lincoln Park

Saturday, July 16 at 6:30pm
Hosted by Julie Moller

An airy and contemporary new construction home in the heart of Lincoln Park.

Parking: Street parking available (parking passes will be provided).

Transit: 5 minute walk from Armitage ‘L’ Stop (brown or purple line) or Bus #73 (Armitage) or #8 (Halsted).

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.


We will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 guidelines for all Living Room Tour locations. Thank you in advance for respecting each other and our hosts as they generously welcome us to these private locations.


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.

the living room tour

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