Modern Material: The Mies van der Rohe Birthday Celebration with The Second City

Tickets are now available for Modern Material, the 2016 Mies van der Rohe birthday party hosted by the Mies Society.

This much-anticipated annual bash celebrating Mies van der Rohe’s 130th birthday will feature an evening of architecturally inspired sketch and improvisational comedy presented by Chicago’s preeminent designers of satire, The Second City.

The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a one-hour performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. It will take place in Mies’ 1956-designed masterpiece, S. R. Crown Hall.

Tickets are $50 per person, or $125 per person includes a ticket plus one year of membership to the Mies van der Rohe Society at the Concrete ($100) level.

The Second City is Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater. Fresh, fast, and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and continues to launch the careers of comedy superstars. For more information, visit