Spring Swing: Vintage Jazz at the International Museum of Surgical Science - Atlas Obscura

Chicago, Illinois

Spring Swing: Vintage Jazz at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Join us as we welcome warmer weather to Chicago with jazz star Dandy Wellington in this special after hours performance at the International Museum of Surgical Science.

Sophistication, style, and surgical science are the magical words for the evening on April 4th as we celebrate the warmer weather and timelessness of jazz at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Join us for an evening of music and merriment led by bandleader and man about town Dandy Wellington and his band in the Hall of Immortals.

Playing jazz classics from the 1900s-1940s, you'll enjoy free beer provided by Lagunitas while you grab a partner to dance the night away, taking breaks to explore the museum and view the various displays celebrating the world's best medical achievements. Located in a mansion built as a mirror image of the Petite Trianon at the Palace of Versailles in France, all floors of the museum will be open, with surprise performers awaiting you around the corner.

A staple of the New York jazz scene, Dandy Wellington is known for his signature tailored style and love of vintage music along with his ability to seamlessly blend it with today's modern society. He's performed all over the world, from London to Sydney, entertaining guests at elegantly curated dinner parties or museums, and has been featured by Vogue, the New York Times, and more. You can learn more about this snazzy performer on his official website.


  • Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.
  • A coat check will be available on the first floor.
  • This event is strictly 21+.
  • Guests are encourage to wear their best vintage or vintage inspired spring themed outfits.
  • The venue has limited ADA access, but does have an elevator. Email leyla.royale@atlasobscura.com for more details.
  • This ticket is not refundable, but you can transfer it to someone else by following this handy Eventbrite tutorial.


Email Leyla Royale at leyla.royale@atlasobscura.com.

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