Arts & Entertainment

Hemmens Cultural Center

The Hemmens Cultural Center offers Chicagoland a 1,200 seat acoustical gem that Harry Belafonte described as a "jewel". With seats no further than 87 feet from the stage and ample leg room, The Hemmens is the ideal venue to enjoy entertainment ranging from local favorites such as The Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Children's Theatre of Elgin to performing legends such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Newhart and BB King. The Hemmens Cultural Center not only boasts a beautiful proscenium theatre, it also has an 11,340 square foot Exhibition Hall, fully equipped banquet kitchen and art gallery. With convenient, ample parking, and easy access from major routes, The Hemmens Cultural Center is ideal for trade shows, performances, conventions and meetings.

Looking for one-of-a-kind treasures that you won't find ANYWHERE else? Try Honey Poo Poo's in East Dundee (inside Artisticology) for * Unique Garden Art w/teacups, saucers and even holiday themed! * Dazzling Boot Bling * Sparkling Zipper Pulls* Wine & Liquor Bottle Lamps * Smushed Wine Bottle Functional Art * Colorful Paintings * Unique Purses * Hand Painted Rocking Horses * Papier Mache Art * Recycled Record Album Clocks & Party Bowls * Treasures with messages (MUST SEE!) * Whimsical hand painted furniture AND SO MUCH MORE!

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.

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.

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.

The C.A.K.E. Village

The C.A.K.E. Village is a cultural arts center that is designed to promote and foster an enriched, positive connection between all children and Africa. The C.A.K.E. Village offers school assemblies as well as immersion field trips that include social, visual and performing arts.

The Hemmens Cultural Center

Located in the Center City area along the banks of Elgin's award-winning Riverwalk, The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin's growing arts community. This intimate 1,200-seat theatre is a favorite venue for seeing stars up close. Since 1969, audiences have been treated to such names as B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, Bill Cosby, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult and many more. Attending a performance at The Hemmens is an experience not to be missed; clear sightlines and wide aisles provide an unparalleled concert and theatre-going experience where patrons get the sense of sitting in a luxury suite. Even the balcony's level of comfort and proximity to the stage rivals that of many other venues' 'club level seating'.