Past Member Events

We encourage our members to mingle and connect with one another during our seasonal events and complimentary programming. Browse our galleries of past events to get a second-hand look at community events, holiday celebrations, and sponsored event highlights by clicking on the images below. For upcoming member events, please click the link below. 

Rockefeller Chapel:

Members Only Carillon Tower Tour


Members were able to observe 72 bells, 127 steps and 100 tons of bronze grace on this musically stunning tour of Rockefeller Chapel & the Carillon Tower.  

This complimentary event was hosted for Members only.

Event Date: Wednesday, April 10 

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt & Brunch

Families delighted in Springtime wonder at our Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch.

Children got to join the Easter Bunny on an egg hunt, followed by a delicious buffet brunch spread on the second floor.  

Event Date: Sunday, March 31 | Members in Attendance: 90

Saint Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting

Featuring Goose Island Brewing and Irish Fare


A lucky group of members tasted 4 unique Goose Island beers, followed by an Irish fare dinner menu in the Lounge.

This complimentary event was hosted for Members only.

Event Date: Friday, March 15, 2024 | Members in Attendance: 22

International Women’s Day Breakfast

Intimate groups of friends and colleagues enjoyed a delightful breakfast and complimentary mimosas & coffee to celebrate the women in their lives.  

Event Date: March 8 | Members in Attendance: 10

Donut Stress: Winter Quarter Coffee & Donuts 

Kids, students, faculty & staff gathered for an end of quarter treat of coffee & donuts prior to Spring Break.   

Event Date: March 5, 2024 | Members in Attendance: 35

Institute of Ancient Cultures: Members Tour

Intimate group of members traveled back in time to ancient Egypt & Babylonia.

Event Date: February 16, 2024 

Violinists at Valentine’s Day

A duo of violinists serenaded a dozen couples on this romantic evening.  

Chef Emilio Gonzalez prepared a romantic specialty menu alongside custom cocktails for members in the Dining Room, as violinists sisters Teja and Tierra Syers serenaded diners.

Following the meal, guests were treated to a decadent sweets table prepared by the culinary team. 

Event Date: February 14, 2024 | Members in Attendance: 36

Mardi Gras Beignets

Everywhere else it was Tuesday, but here we featured Mardi Gras beignets for our lunch crowd.

Chef Emilio prepared specialty Mardi Gras beignets for lunch.

Event Date: February 13, 2024 | Members in Attendance: 50

Mardi Gras Seafood & Jazz Nights

New Orleans came to the Quad Club when we celebrated Mardi Gras in the Lounge.  

Members enjoyed a deliciously curated Cajun inspired menu, and live New Orleans style music.  

Event Date: February 8 – 9, 2024 | Members in Attendance: 85

Smart Museum of Art: Members Tour

Ruth Duckworth’s ceramic pottery and landscapes were marveled by an intimate group.

Members were invited to take part in the visual wonders and extraordinary exhibits at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art.

Members were encouraged to enjoy lunch in the dining room prior to this private tour for members only.

Event Date: January 19, 2024 

Winter Holiday Cookie Bags

During the season of giving, members ordered Chef Emilio’s signature cookies. 

Members who may have missed out on the Thanksgiving Cookie Bags had another opportunity to indulge in a sweet treat. 

Specialty cookie flavors included: Christmas Sugar Cookie, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Event Date: December 11 – 15, 2023 

Winter Holidays at the Club

Members gathered to celebrate the seasons of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Diwali & Three Kings Day.

Kids and Families enjoyed multicultural snacks and treats, craft and game stations, and a festive visit with Santa.

Chef Emilio also prepared a holiday-inspired buffet for all to enjoy. 

Event Date: December 9, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 40

KOVAL Whiskey Tasting

A jam-packed crowd of members tasted 5 locally distilled whiskeys in the Library.

Members enjoyed a complimentary Whiskey Tasting Event with KOVAL Distillery, the first distillery to open in Chicago since the mid-1800’s.

Whiskey expert Angela Salinas led the curated tasting of KOVAL’s international award-winning whiskeys and bourbons and a specialty cocktail. 

Event Date: December 7, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 50

Thanksgiving Cookie Bags

Members brought the Quad Club home “sweet” home for the holidays.  

Crafted in house by Chef Emilio Gonzalez, the Club offered members gourmet cookies to take home for the holidays.

Specialty cookie flavors included: The Signature Club Cookie, Cherry Chocolate & Bourbon, and Maple Shortbread.

Event Date: November 17 – 21 | Members in Attendance: 24

Atomic Village: Walking Tour

History and Science buffs came together for this timely tour of campus. 

Members were invited to explore the footprint of Hyde Park’s Atomic Village with University of Chicago’s Mark Hansen.

Members met in the lobby of the Club to mingle prior to walking campus on this exclusive, members only tour. 

Event Date: November 4, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 12

Court Theatre Dinner & Show

Members enjoyed dinner, a performance, and a post show discussion. 

Members enjoyed a specialty dinner menu at the Club followed by a performance of ‘The Lion in Winter’ at Court Theatre.

The post show discussion offered members the chance to engage with the art on a deeper level by asking questions and speaking with production. 

Event Date: November 9, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 14

Murder Mystery Night

A second showing of our sold-out dinner party solved the crime and celebrated Halloween. 

In partnership with Dinner Detective, Club Members were whisked into an evening full of mystery and tasked with using their inner detective skills to decode clues and identify the culprit of the evening.

This exciting, collaborative event was hosted in the Library and featured a delicious three course meal for guests as they partnered together to share theories and clues. 

Event Date: October 20, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 41

Cider & Donuts Breakfast

Members kicked off Autumn Quarter with a Fall treat. 

To begin the Autumn Quarter with a warm start, the Club hosted a complimentary breakfast. 

Seasonal selections included regular or decaf coffee, warm apple cider, and fresh pastries for active and departmental members.   

Event Date: September 21, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 60

Seafood & Jazz Experience

Members enjoyed live saxophone music and seafood in the Lounge.

Chef Emilio Gonzalez created a specialty menu featuring fresh seafood selections such as shrimp cocktail, crab legs, and more. 

We served specialty craft cocktails as members enjoyed a live saxophone performance and jazz music in the Lounge. 

Event Date: September 13 – 15, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 100+

Grand Slam Tennis Event

Grand Slam Tennis inspired bites and complimentary court time were enjoyed by members.  

Members and their family were invited to dress in their best tennis attire and join us out on the Har Tru Clay courts for complimentary gameplay with one another. Chef Emilio Gonzalez prepared a complimentary buffet of culinary selections in the Solarium for this event. 

Our resident USPTA certified coach, Pat Henegan, also joined members on out the courts.  

Event Date: August 17, 2023 | Members in Attendance: 30

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