January Events at Chai Point

Start off the new year at Chai Point with a book discussion, an art history class or a variety of musical performances.

On Wednesday, January 6, at 2:30 pm, Jessie Garcia, author and former WTMJ4 sportscaster, discusses her new book, No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer. The book shares the story of Casey FitzRandolph, Olympic gold medalist, and his sister, Jessi, who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking, No Stone Unturned follows the family through this journey.

Musician and educator Rick Aaron presents “Music From Around the World” on Thursday, January 8, at 1:30 pm. Since the mid-1960s, Aaron has been a fixture on the Milwaukee area music scene, from performing jazz concerts and Broadway shows to subbing with the Milwaukee Symphony.

On Thursday, January 14, at 1:30 pm, Rachel Baum, PhD, presents “Catskills 101.” The lecture explores the rise and demise of the famous Kutscher’s Resort in the Catskill Mountains. Baum is the coordinator, Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and adjunct assistant professor at UW-Milwaukee

Enjoy an afternoon of beautiful classical music by world renowned performers and award-winning father and son duo Yuri (violinist) and Daniel (pianist) Beliavsky on Sunday, January 17, at 1:30 pm. Their repertoire includes Jewish works by Ernest Bloch, Joseph Achron and others, plus general classical pieces. Yuri is a former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist and currently gives lectures on the “Art of Violin Playing.” Daniel is a professional pianist and faculty at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. The performance is free of charge.

Chai Point favorite James Slauson, professor of Art History and Humanities at MIAD, returns to present a lecture on Baroque art on Thursday, January 21, at 1:30 pm. Slauson has published articles on, and exhibited photographs displaying Baroque art.

On Wednesday, January 27, at 6:45 pm, enjoy “A Special Night of Entertainment” with Milwaukee-based Nu Jazz duo Mrs. Fun joined by special guests John Schneider and Claire Morkin. Mrs. Fun, featuring vocalist Connie Graver and instrumentalist Kim Zick, brings their blend of off-center jazz, ultra-funk and neo-cabaret to each high-energy performance. Schneider is the leader and singer of the John Schneider Orchestra, performers of pop music songs of the 1920s – 1950s. Vocalist Morkin has performed with numerous jazz musicians throughout the Milwaukee area.

All programs and performances are free unless otherwise noted. Free parking is also available under the building at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities such as yoga and NIA. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event at Chai Point Senior Living is a great way to sample the “Chai” life!

Chai Point Senior Living offers assisted and independent living apartments in an elegant high-rise building overlooking Lake Michigan. Geared for today’s active and engaged older adults, Chai Point residents are sophisticated and culturally, socially and politically engaged.