Chicago Free Events: Music Under the Dome with David Singer and more.

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The World’s Largest Tiffany Dome inside the Chicago Cultural Center.

Entertainment Free Zone.
If the talk about putting an end to Chicago’s free festivals has you wondering what will happen to your entertainment budget–not to worry.  Chicago is home to more free events than most people have the time to attend.  Each day this week, Show Me Chicago will highlight some of the top free entertainment events for the winter of 2011.

Music Under the Dome.

The Cultural Center’s Music Under the Dome Series provides a beautiful setting for an outstanding monthly program.  The recently restored dome, which was installed in 1897, is the largest Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass dome in the world. It is approximately 38 feet in diameter and spans more than 1,000 square feet.  It contains approximately 30,000 pieces of glass in 243 sections.  The changing subtle colors of the glass along with the mother-of-pearl mosaics that embellish the upper marble walls provide a grand backdrop for any function.

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David Singer.

David Singer and The Sweet Science.

The winter series kicks off with a performance by Chicago rock/pop singer and songwriter David Singer.  Singer, the former Kid Million vocalist and award-winner for his albums and scores will be accompanied by his multitalented band, The Sweet Science.  Free performance, 6:30p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011.

Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company.

The series continues in February with a performance by Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company. The event, presented in conjunction with the Flamenco Festival Chicago, is sure to warm up a cold Chicago winter evening with a passionate flamenco dance and song.   Omayra is a renowned dancer and choreographer who has a deep and proud legacy that dates back to her great aunt, Carmen Amaya, who was known as one of the greatest Flamenco dancers ever. Amaya has taught at the Boston Conservatory and recently performed with Steve Martin.   6:30p.m.   Thursday, February 17, 2011.

The Chicago Cultural Center.

The Chicago Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St. Visitors can climb the historic staircase to the 3rd floor Preston Bradley Hall or take the elevator.  312 744 6630.

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