Arts & Entertainment

Judson University

Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students. Judson University ranks consistently among the Top-Tier of Regional Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that will shape the world. During our academic year, Judson provides chapel for our community at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These events are free and open to the public. Each year Judson hosts concerts, recitals, plays, lectures and art galleries from renowned artists and architects on campus for our students. These events are typically open to the public and admission fees and registration may be required. Judson also is home to the World Leaders Forum, an annual event that brings global world leads in the spring. During the school year, Judson offers music lessons to younger students through the Fox Valley Community Music School. During the summer, special sports camps and a music camp are available for area youth.

Marcus Theatres vision is to “Create Magical Movie Memories” by exceeding guest expectations in everything we do. Marcus Theatres provides a memorable out-of-home experience at the finest theatres in America, featuring the best motion picture presentation and personal, fast friendly service, all at the best entertainment value.

Martini Room

Martini Room in Elgin is the premier lounge - nightclub and entertainment venue in the northwest suburbs. We offer a unique Chicago-style lounge atmosphere with a friendly staff, great martinis and fabulous customers! Of course, Martini Room is known for great martinis and an intimate atmosphere. Our menu features more than 50 martinis, which combine to create the best top-to-bottom martini menu in all of Chicagoland. Our atmosphere is defined by comfortable couches, brick walls, and ever-changing art that is always for sale. On weekends, we feature DJ entertainment spinning the best dance music from the 70's to today.

Muirhead Farmhouse

Designed in 1950 by renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime. Initially built for Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead, the 3,200 sq. ft. Farmhouse is an excellent example of Wright's Usonian architecture using Chicago common brick, concrete flooring with radiant heat and large window walls.

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin’s exclusive boxing gym provides training in Olympic style boxing, as well as Insanity, Yoga, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Strength & Conditioning and Personal Training. With programs designed for men, women and children of all fitness levels, everyone will experience an unmatched workout while perfecting their fighting skills.

Our home is in a great place that dates back to 1855.  You are always welcome at River Trading Post, to browse, to relax and read and to enjoy a cup of Cowboy Coffee.  And, of course, to enjoy one of the finest collections of Native American art anywhere in the Chicagoland area.

You might enjoy spending some quiet time in our upstairs gallery looking at the images of some of the finest photographers around, including our Edward Curtis collection.  And maybe you'll find yourself thumbing through one of the many books in our Native American library.

RocHaus

Enjoy a concert at the Fox Valley's newest event venue! Located in downtown West Dundee there are plenty of local restaurants to grab a bite to eat before the show.

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Side Street Studios Arts Lab

The Lab at Side Street Studio Arts is a shared artist space.

Side Street Studios Arts Lab

Provides educational and creative resources and an accessible space, run by artists. Side Street’s mission is to support the artist and artistic journey through collaboration.  An intimate performance space, perfect for event rentals, additional gallery space, and so much more.  Side Street Studio Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization encouraging the artistic process in Elgin from creation to curation. SSSA has proved itself to be an artistic, cultural, and social beacon for Elgin and beyond.

swell Gallery is an event's based art gallery in historic downtown,West Dundee. We put on a handful of artisan markets and fine art exhibitions each year. Visit our website for information on recent and upcoming shows.