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Rue Cafe: A Parisian Pop-Up Experience

Immerse Yourself in the Roaring Twenties at Rue Cafe: A Parisian Pop-Up Experience in Chicago

Step back in time to the golden age of Paris, where art, music, and laughter filled the air at legendary cafes like Le Chat Noir and La Coupole. This April, Rue Cafe brings the vibrant spirit of the 1920s Parisian cafe society to Chicago with an immersive pop-up experience that will transport you to the heart of the cultural revolution.

Walk into a Living Canvas

From the moment you enter Rue Cafe, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking video projections that recreate the bustling atmosphere of a Parisian cafe. The air will thrum with the sounds of jazz, cabaret, and early swing, while charming characters dressed in period attire bring the era to life.

Meet the Icons of a Bygone Era.

As you mingle and sip on French coffee, keep your eyes peeled for iconic figures like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Cole Porter, and Coco Chanel. These talented actors and performers will engage you in witty banter, share fascinating stories, and perhaps even inspire a touch of creative madness.

A Feast for the Senses.

This Parisian experience is complete with culinary delights to indulge in during the performance. The Cafe will tantalize your taste buds with authentic crepes and rich, aromatic coffee. As you savor each bite, let the music wash over you, lose yourself in the performances, and soak in the intoxicating atmosphere of a bygone era.

Pop-Up Details: Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024 

Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Reservations for table seatings are 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm 

Reservations include coffee, crepes, and reserved seating. Each seating lasts for one hour and is priced at $24. Scattered throughout the singing, dancing, and dramatic readings, your table will be visited by different celebrities of the time to provide audiences with a unique and immersive experience. 

Walk-ins are also invited from 1:30 pm through 7 pm – a donation is requested. 

Walk-ins will discover the immersive video presentation, characters meeting, and greeting, dramatic impromptu performances, art show of local artists inspired by the cafe society, and coffee/confectionaries. 

Location: River Park Field House Theatre, 5100 North Francisco, Chicago, IL 

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Put on your dancing shoes, dust off your flapper dress, and prepare to be swept away by the captivating charm of Rue Cafe.


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