Upbeat on the Roof with Heard

Black and white photo of six people standing in front of a white wall with black lines on it. All are smiling.

Join us Thursday, August 11, at 6 pm, for a performance of world jazz music by Heard on the lawn outside the Tang. A drop-in art-making table for kids will be available beginning at 5:30 pm.

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz, and improvisation together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and beyond. The band last played Upbeat in 2017.

For its 21st season, the Upbeat on the Roof summer series highlights regional musical talent every Thursday, July 7 through August 18, at 6 pm.

Performances take place on the lawn outside the Tang and are free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink to make it a night!

Art-Making Station for Kids

The art-making activity for kids is new this year. Children aged 5-12 are invited to arrive at 5:30 pm to get creative and make art with Tang Education Intern Paul Seggev ’23, the Carole Marchand ’57 Endowed Intern. This week, kids will use shape and color to respond visually to Heard’s jazz and improvisational music. Before the concert, we will engage in some art games to warm up our hands and minds! All materials will be provided, and no registration is required.

Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.