Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Public Newsroom #35: Reimagining Justice in North Lawndale

On Aug. 31, a new “Restorative Justice Community Court” opened in North Lawndale serving non-violent offenders. It is part of a community-led effort to keep 18-26 year olds from the neighborhood with non-violent criminal histories out of jail and “restored” back to community.

Join City Bureau’s summer fellows, who've been reporting on the topic for 10 weeks, for a discussion of what role community can play in alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system. We’ll be talking restorative justice, peace circles, definitions of “community” and the opening of the Restorative Justice Community Court.

Check out some of the reporting they've done so far this summer in the Austin Weekly News: http://mobile.austinweeklynews.com/News/Articles/7-26-2017/Restorative-justice-court-opens-in-North-Lawndale/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS

This event is part of City Bureau's #publicnewsroom programming, a series of free, weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve while shaping a more inclusive newsroom. Refreshments will be served!

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Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

Dojo96: a 12-hour Filmmaking Adventure

JOIN US ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd for a day of Filmmaking and a Screening Party!

Join us as a filmmaker or artist to partake in a day where we meet in the morning, divide into teams, and make films! At the end of the day we will screen them all at a Dojo premiere & wrap party!

Register at: thedojochi.com/dojo96

All ranges of filmmaking experience are welcome & no gear required. Filmmakers will be randomly sorted into small teams, with random gear and random film prompts!

10am Filmmaker Meetup @ The Dojo
10pm Screening Party @ The Dojo Gallery

Email shreddedmag@gmail.com for address if interested. 

See past films at:
thedojochi.com/dojo94home

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Sep
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Chicago Gypsy Jazz Fest + World Music Festival Chicago

World Music Festival Chicago 2017 will conclude by partnering Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival & Caravan Art Festival for a world music bash! On Sunday, September 24th, Sara Labriola Quartet, Harmonious Wail, Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan and more will take the Band of Bohemia stage. For more updates, visit worldmusicfestivalchicago.org and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChi #ChicagoIsOne 

Event Schedule: 
Show from 1:00-6:00p.m. 
ALL AGES 

About Alfonso Ponticelli + Swing Gitan: 
Veteran Chicago guitarist Alfonso Ponticelli has reigned supreme as the city’s greatest exponent of jazz manouche, the so-called “Gypsy Jazz” popularized by the brilliant French guitarist Django Reinhardt. Although the guitarist is also an award-winning master of the mountain dulcimer and has played the Australian didgeridoo at Symphony Center, his true passion is the sound immortalized by Reinhardt in the 30s with the great violinist Stephane Grappelli in their Quintette du Hot Club de France. The guitarist’s fiery band Swing Gitan has mastered that hard-swinging sound, with a lineup featuring some of Chicago’s greatest musicians: violinist Steve Gibons, bassist John Bany, reedist Eric Schneider, drummer Bob Rummage, oudist and guitarist Rami Gabriel, and cimbalom player Alex Udvary. Still, as much as Reinhardt is a key inspiration, Ponticelli has made it his mission to expand the repertoire, connecting this particular French sound to the larger Romani musical landscape, whether touching on Spanish flamenco or Eastern European folk material. He’s also the organizer of the annual Gypsy Jazz Festival, now in its 14th year, which occurs every fall at the Green Mill, where Ponticelli and his mad swingers also hold court every Wednesday evening. As Tribune critic Howard Reich has written of the band, “There's no question, though, that Swing Gitan gravitates around guitarist Ponticelli, who brings a distinctly contemporary rhythmic drive and tonal brilliance to classic gypsy jazz. In lead-guitar passages, Ponticelli proved as melodically inventive as he was technically adept. In rhythm-guitar work, he often pushed this music to the point of near-frenzy.” In 2013 Ponticelli and Swing Gitan were chosen as Chicago’s best jazz band in the Chicago Reader.

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Sep
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Mikel Patrick Avery PLAY

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (map)
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**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

Interdisciplinary artist Mikel Patrick Avery breaks the title of his performance group, PLAY, into two forms. In one form, Avery draws from the idea of a stage PLAY complete with props, objects, staging, and dialogue, drawing from vaudevillian, and early Hollywood performance techniques. The other is the intrinsic idea of child's PLAY, in that Avery and his bandmates utilize the stage as if it were a giant sandbox moving around from object to object, instrument to instrument in a seemingly free willed manner. The intention of exploring these forms within the performance is to obscure, and explore the human perception of what is planned, and what is improvised. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pCtmXj

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Oct
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Storytelling Workshop with The Stoop

Instructor: Lily Be

The Stoop’s workshop teaches is more than a beginners' storytelling course. Requiring a different skill set, you'll gain a better command of story structure and performance.

Learn how to develop the story in your head and tell it without writing it up. Lily will teach you how to organize thoughts as you speak, using key words/concepts as a guide.

The Stoop uses techniques that rooted in communities where oral storytelling preserves its history. This is not the default style of many live-lit and other storytelling shows. Mastering off-book, impromptu storytelling means performing without writing or memorization.

This workshop is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!

See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Warble Daze Festival

  • Logan Square Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

|| 2 Days | 12 Bands ||

WARBLE DAZE is here!!
Notion Presents presents the newest Chicago Rock Showcase featuring your favorite local bands and bringing the latest up-and-coming touring artists to Chicago!

Friday, October 13:
Yoko and the Oh No's
Steelism (TN)
Levitation Room (CA)
Lucille Furs
NO MEN
The Voluptuals

Saturday, October 14:
Modern Vices
The Nude Party (NC)
Acid Dad (NY)
Joe Bordenaro & The Late Bloomers
Cafe Racer
The Town Criers

Friday, October 13th, 2017 - Saturday, October 14th 2017
Logan Square Auditorium | 2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
Doors Open at 6:00pm | 17+ | 

Ticket Link: http://warbledaze.theticketingco.com/

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Sep
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Tatsu Aoki's the MIYUMI Project

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

Tatsu Aoki's ensemble The MIYUMI Project, is one of the longest-standing amalgams of Chicago's avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. Their presentation draws upon aesthetics rooted in the Japanese tradition. Japanese classical dance and Japanese taiko drumming permeate throughout the laboratory of sound where he explores the nexus of cultures: Asian and American, Japanese and African, past and present. The improvised compositions provide a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which in turn coalesce and transform into a vast contemporary expanse of musical immersion for the audience. The MIYUMI Project was chosen as the official musical presenters for Yoko Ono's installation project here in Chicago and resulted in the Ono-produced album "SKYLANDING" in 2016. Each successive grouping of MIYUMI Project musicians over the past two decades have contributed to the unique blending of modern application with traditional sensibility. The final result is a continuous evolution of a "live and raw" musical happening. The current Miyumi Project members are: Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Avreeayl Ra, Edward Wilkerson, Jaime Kempkers, and KIOTO. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2oP0xad

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Sep
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

826CHI's Literacy Panel

  • Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In conjunction with Wicker Park Lit Fest, the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. will be hosting a panel discussion on the intersection of education and social justice! We'll be discussing the best practices for teaching literacy – reading, critical, and cultural – in the classroom. 

Join us on Saturday, September 16th at 3pm at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. for a rousing discussion and Q&A moderated by Maria Villarreal, 826CHI's Director of Programs. 

The panel will feature four inspiring educators:

• DR. SAKEENA EVERETT, PhD, Director of Research and Outreach of the Black Male Early Literacy Impact Project at UIC! Dr. Everett presently works with graduate students to investigate different literacy methodologies in 3rd-5th grade classrooms and has a background teaching middle and high schoolers in Houston. 
• DR. HORACE HALL, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Development, Counseling, and Special Education in the DePaul College of Education and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the REAL Youth Program (http://www.realprogram.org/contact.htm)! Dr. Hall has a background teaching high schoolers in Chicago Public Schools. 
• MARIA RIVERA, champion of young people's voices and veteran educator in the Chicago Public School system. Maria has pioneered programs with 826CHI and Chicago Shakespeare Theater for her high school students! 
• JEN VINCENT, writer, blogger, and educator, who serves as an Instructional Coach for elementary schools within the Mundelein School District 75 and who connects educators and encourages them to write through her blog, Teach Mentor Texts (www.teachmentortexts.com)! Vincent spent 10 years as a Hearing Itinerant Teacher for students who were deaf of hard of hearing in the Chicagoland area. 

The event is free with a suggested donation of $5, all of which will benefit 826CHI, a nonprofit writing center in Wicker Park that offers free after-school tutoring and writing programming to over 2,500 students in over 52 zipcodes across Chicago! 

**About 826CHI and the Secret Agent Supply**

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

826CHI shares its space with the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., a store with a not-so-secret mission. Our unique products encourage creative writing, imaginative play, and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages. Every purchase supports 826CHI's free programming, so visit us at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park or online to pick up spy glasses, fake mustaches, our latest student publications, and much more!

www.826chi.org
www.secretagentsupply.com

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Ravenswood ArtWalk 2017

Join us this September for the 16th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk: Tour of Arts & Industry, a weekend of local art, local music, local food and local brews! Stretching from Irving Park Rd to Leland along Ravenswood Avenue, the weekend will feature open studios and galleries, indoor pop-up markets and a street festival center ($5 suggested donation) featuring live music, a children's corner, food truck roundup and the return of everyone's favorite: the Begyle Brewing Urban Craft Beer Garden!

🏭 Participating Venues
http://ravenswoodartwalk.org/participants/tour-of-arts-industry/

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Sep
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

MCA Talk: Solange Knowles

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Join songwriter and recording and visual artist luminary Solange Knowles at the MCA for an evening of conversation with writer Britt Julious. This program is presented in partnership with Pitchfork as part of In Sight Out, a conversation series exploring new perspectives in music, art, and culture.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2vEpNF4

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Sep
13
to Sep 17

ShopColumbia at EXPO Chicago

ShopColumbia is pleased to announce that we will be attending this year's EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art. We are proud to present a diverse selection of fine art, photography, printmaking, film and interdisciplinary work by Columbia College Chicago students and alumni. This year we are located at booth #869 near the stairs to Special Projects and the Dining Lounge. EXPO CHICAGO 2017 artists include:

Ricardo Bouyett, Photography '15
http://www.ricardobouyett.com/

Hale Ekinci, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media '11
http://haleekinci.org/

Kyra Peterson, Interdisciplinary Arts '18
http://www.kyrapeterson.com/ 

Henry Voellmecke, Fine Art '17
https://henryvoellmecke.squarespace.com/

Aobo Wang, Photography '17
https://wangaobo.com/

*See our blog for more artist information.
http://shop.colum.edu/blogs/announcements/shopcolumbia-and-expo-chicago-2017/

Schedule: 

Wednesday, September 13 6:00pm-9:00pm
*A benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women's Board.

Thursday, September 14 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday, September 15 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, September 16 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, September 17 11:00am-6:00pm

For more details, visit www.expochicago.com.

*ShopColumbia's storefront at 619 S Wabash Ave will be closed for the duration of EXPO CHICAGO. Visit our Facebook page for updates.

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Sep
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Ari Brown Quintet

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (map)
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**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

Multi-reedist and pianist Ari Brown is a dynamic and important member of the Chicago avant-garde jazz scene and his technique and traditional jazz chops are highly expressive across his instruments. Brown has performed all over the world, touring with Elvin Jones, and working with musicians ranging from McCoy Tyner and Don Patterson to Sonny Stitt, Lester Bowie, Bobby Watson, and Anthony Braxton. He has been part of Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio and is the go-to saxophonist for Orbert Davis’s Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Along with Brown, the quintet features Kirk Brown (piano), Yosef Ben Israel (bass), Avreeayl Ra (drums), and Dr. Cuz (percussion). Learn more: http://bit.ly/2orYg2S

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

  • Belmont and Broadway Chicago, IL (map)
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The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago’s premier fine art festival showcasing over 125 juried artists. In 2017 The festival was rated #1 Fine Arts Festival in Chicago, and #2 in the state of Illinois by AFSB. Each year the festival attracts over 45,000 attendees from all around Chicago, northwestern suburbs as well as patrons from all around the country. Every aspect of the festival, from artists to musicians to vendors and everything in between, is specifically selected by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce in order to bring the best to the heart of Lakeview. 

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts features paintings, sculptures, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. These original pieces are for sale in a wide range of price ranges. In addition to the art, the Festival has become a center of activity for the weekend with live demonstrations, entertainment stages, family activities, local food and refreshments and an iconic garden oasis. The festival is located at the intersection of Belmont & Broadway. Go to www.lakevieweastfestivalofthearts.com for more information! 

Saturday, Sept. 9th
Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Music: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.*

Sunday, Sept. 10th
Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Music: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.*

A suggested $5 donation benefits the Lakeview East Community Partership. These donations help fund public art, street beautification, free events such as the festival, local theater and more.

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Sep
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Fred Anderson Legacy Project

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  • Google Calendar ICS

"**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

The iconic saxophonist Fred Anderson is once again celebrated at the MCA with an annual tribute by the artists who helped create the legacy of sound at the Velvet Lounge. Featuring Anderson's long-standing bassist Tatsu Aoki, renowned reedists Mwata Bowden and Edward Wilkerson, illustrious drummer Avreeayl Ra, with Ari Brown and special guests. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pCtmGX"

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Sep
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Premiere of Chicago's Newest Series: Sellouts

Chicago’s newest show, Sellouts, is hitting the ground running with its first pilot episode premiering at The Music Box Theatre on Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.

Sellouts is the story of three roommates, Danny, Michael and James, who each have their own story to share in the city of Chicago, taking each day one step at a time. Columbia student and director Thea Rice creates three widely diverse characters who are connected by potentially starring in Danny’s script, which slowly starts to get noticed, and could take their lives in a completely different direction beyond what they could have ever anticipated.

Come support the Chicago cast as they premiere Sellouts and look ahead to more upcoming episodes.

View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/puahsbyG9-o

Suggested Donation: $10. Donations can be made at the event.

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT ON EVENTBRITE.

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Sep
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Concert: Beach Bunny with Ex Okays, Evening Glow & Mt. Pocono at Downstairs

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND | 7PM | 17+
$8 ADV // $10 DOS | DOWNSTAIRS (AT SUBT)
KickstandProductions presents...

Beach Bunny - http://beachbunny.bandcamp.com/
Ex Okays - http://www.soundcloud.com/exokays/
Evening Glow - http://eveningglow.bandcamp.com/
Mt. Pocono - https://www.facebook.com/MtPoconoIL/

Art by Lily Cozzens

BUY TICKETS: http://ticketf.ly/2vSMLso

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Sep
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Exhibition: Please Baby Please

Please Baby Please is our July/August AIR Marlo Koch's culminating exhibition. Please join us for a night of art, zines, conversation, and light refreshment! 

In the space between bubble-gum pink and clinical green lies the fantasy of the future and a step into the past; a partnership not between lovers but between parent and child. Leaning into the mechanical noise of a sewing machine, the pine-cone smell of a fabric store, and the anxious relationship with her mother, Please Baby Please showcases Marlo Koch's new meditations on children, parents, and the ever-present body.

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Sep
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mo'lasses

Birthed and curated by the creative social entrepreneurship of Junjune. 

The Mo'lasses experiment is a multidisciplinary collaboration between sound maestro Brother El and visual artist Viktor Le. Givens, inspired by his recently publish hybrid creative fiction book by the same name, "Mo'lasses." 

Experiential offering to the community aimed at highlighting the importance of southern folk heritage preservation and reverence for the ancestors. Dressed through art and sound. The evening will feature taste testings, sound sessions, performance excerpts and fashion. All is welcome to dress in the fashion, from the 1920's adding to the experience. We proudly present to you:

The Mo'lasses experiment.

We have some great vendors, with a lot of great bargains. Kenya&Yahdna's creations Aplomb vintage and Lotus Love, Linda Nkosi, also herbal essences from Rita J.

Message The Dojo for specific address.

The Dojo is a Safer Space which means NO harmful or oppressive behavior is welcome here. Harmful or oppressive behavior includes: Harassment. Violence. Violation of Consent. Racism. Misogyny. Heterosexism. Antagonism. Silencing. Intimidation. Coercion. Any violators will be asked to leave.

~there is no defeat in this dojo~

thedojochi.com

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Sep
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Poetry Reading: Infinite Genders

Join us for a free poetry reading featuring contributors to INFINITE GENDERS. 

Infinite Genders is a compilation of poems written by the mentors, mentees and facilitators from the 2016-17 TransWorks’ Mentorship Program. The program operated as a book group, in which writers who are trans, gender nonconforming, and non-binary read works by other TGNC authors and then spent 15 to 20 minutes writing reflections and poetry based on group discussion. The TransWorks Mentorship Program is in partnership with Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Literature For All of Us. This evening’s reading will include: FLOTUS Cheyenne, Lucy Diavolo, Lucky Hinkle, Katie Jackson, Angelina Nordstrom, and Jes Scheinpflug.

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Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Evoke – Pilsen Art House Exhibit

Please join us for the art first Friday gallery walk in Pilsen! We are thrilled to exhibit three local Chicago artists:

Dave Parker – local artist who specializes in hand cut paper designs 

Tsel – graffiti artist who creates and mixes tribal symbolism into his works of art

Marta Krasnicka-M Design – jewelry artisan specializing in gemstones and crystals 

Musical guest: 

Zack Violet – kinky queer lead singer for @Doctor Death Crush 

This is an all ages art show with music starting around 8:30 p.m.

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Aug
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Shorts: International Visions

"Chicago Premiere! Filmmakers in Person!
Tickets Available:
http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/internationalvisions2017
This film is apart of our "Black Harvest Film Festival 2017": http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

One Show Only: Aug 30

Provocative stories from Africa and the African diaspora open up the world in these shorts: TYSON! By Rebecca Ocampo (Rwanda/USA, 20 min.); BOXING GIRL by Iman Djionne (Senegal, 27 min.); AND STILL WE WALK ON by Jonathan Millet (ET TOUJOURS NOUS MARCHERONS, France/Belgium, 25 min.); and THE SUIT by Jarryd Coetsee (South Africa, 30 min.). In French, English, Wolof, and various African dialects with English subtitles. ProRes and DCP digital."

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Aug
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Rajiv Halim

"**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

Rajiv Halim is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator. Born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Belize, he incidentally shares birthdays with legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. From a very young age, his parents exposed him to various types of music including punta, soca, calypso, reggae, country, soul, and R&B. While attending Lane Technical High School, his band teacher loaned him a Charlie Parker CD, sparking Halim's interest in improvisation and creative music. During his senior year of high school, he had the opportunity to take part in a jazz performance program at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts in downtown Chicago (one of nine performing arts high schools sponsored by the the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz). During spring break of 2008, the Gallery 37 Jazz Performance class traveled to Salt Lake City as part of the world-renowned recording artist Antonio Hart and world-class vocalist Lisa Henry's tour. The education Halim received at Gallery 37 further sparked his interest in music and his drive to practice harder. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pBSGj9"

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Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Human Bloom at the Fulton Street Collective

"Human Bloom is:
Jackson Shepard- Guitar/Keys/Vox/Arrangements

Imani Rouselle- Vox

Andrew Gercak- Drums

Atticus Lazenby- Bass

Debut Album, "Nightshade"
https://soundcloud.com/humanbloommusic/sets/nightshade-1

https://humanbloom.bandcamp.com/album/nightshade

Also available on Spotify and Apple Music
FREE PARKING IN OUR LOT
8:00 Doors
8:30 Show (two sets)
$10 Suggested Donation
$5 with Valid Student ID
All Ages"

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Aug
22
5:30pm 5:30pm

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Xavier Breaker Coalition

"**This event is free with museum admission, and Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.**

The Xavier Breaker Coalition formed in 2013 in an effort to design a group that can thrive in a variety of musical situations. The Coalition opened for many groups, including Brian Auger's Oblivion Express and HBC (Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Dennis Chambers). They have been featured in many festivals including the Chicago Jazz Festival and have been the first-call house band for the Keilworth "Saxophone Idol" competition since 2013. The Coalition released their debut album, "Dreamology," in 2015.

The Xavier Breaker Coalition features Rajiv Halim (saxophone), Joel Raem (guitar), Jeremiah Hunt (bass), and Xavier Breaker (drums). Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pBYk4R"

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Aug
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Curbside Writers Club

"Hey Chicago writers!
Need time to write?
Don't worry, we got you. 

Come to the Curbside Books & Records Writers Club on August 21 for a lax environment conducive to helping you get some writing done. From 5-7 PM, we're reserving tables and playing soothing tunes in Revival Food Hall to help you sculpt your manuscript. 

Because reading is a big part of writing, everything from Curbside Books & Records will be 20% off. Afterwards, grab a drink from the bar and talk with your fellow writers. The Revival Cafe Bar will be offering a beer & a shot combo for $6.

All writers and readers are welcome to attend!"

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Aug
21
11:30am11:30am

Watch the Solar Eclipse on the Comfort Station Lawn

"The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is happening this August 21st and Comfort Station will host a viewing out on the lawn. 

The Eclipse will not be full in our area but it will be at 86.71% visability. 

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Partial solar eclipse visible (86.71% coverage of Sun)
Magnitude: 0.889
Duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
Partial eclipse begins:
Aug 21, 2017 at 11:54:19 am
Maximum eclipse:
Aug 21, 2017 at 1:19:47 pm
Partial eclipse ends:
Aug 21, 2017 at 2:42:37 pm
Times shown in CDT

Comfort Station will provide CE and ISO certified eclipse glasses. 

Also a live feed of the full eclipse will be projected inside Comfort Station.

Weather premitting.

Free.

Programmed by Raul Benitez."

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Aug
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sinema Obscura Presents: TV Party 8 is NOT Enough

"6:45 Doors

7:00 "TV Party 8 is NOT enough" with TRIVIA

Each of the filmmakers will read a few trivia questions based on the trailer, short, or feature that they are sharing. Answer the most correctly and at the end of the night you might just win some very cool prizes!!

7:15-7:30 TRAILERZ
"Dark Hunger" trailer by Anthony R. Williams
"Take Back The Knife" trailer by Matt Storc Sinema Obscura presents: Take Back the Knife
"In A Moment" trailer by Dustin Puehler Sinema Obscura presents: In A Moment
...more!

7:30-8:00 SHORTZ
"The Pickle Jar" by Tucker Dryden
"???" Zach Rudd of Happy Monday
"Frankie Thinks About Birds" by Jack McCoy

8:00-9:00 FEATUREZ
"Air Conditions" by Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions
"Gucci" by Taylor White & Morgan Bass of Very Cool Videos"

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Aug
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Galatic Pinwheel Reading Series

"Please join us for the opening night of our new monthly program, Galactic Pinwheel Reading Series! Our good friend and talented poet, Beyza Ozer, will be inviting readers from the vibrant Chicago lit and poetry communities each month. 

This month's readers will be Alexis Pope, Katie Burke, and Sung Yim!

Alexis Pope is the author of That Which Comes After (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming 2017), as well as a chapbook, Debt (Madhouse, 2017). Work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Hobart, Poor Claudia, The Volta, and West Branch, among others. Pope lives in Chicago.

Katie Burke is a writer living in Chicago and she is trying her best. She is the social media coordinator for Lettered Streets Press and her work can be found in Alien Mouth, The Fanzine, Witch Craft Magazine, and others.

Sung Yim is a bilingual South Korean immigrant living in Illinois. Their essays and poems have appeared in The James Franco Review, Contrary, Kweli, Crab Fat Magazine, and in a chapbook from Ghost City Press. Their debut memoir is available for pre-order now through Perfect Day Publishing at http://www.perfectdaybooks.com/shop/sungyim

For more info or to be a reader please email galacticpinwheelreadingseries@gmail.com."

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Aug
12
to Aug 13

The Dojo Presents: Catharsis

"An event made for shouting, screaming, crying, and unpacking the frustration we feel towards everyday microaggressions/ all the "phobias" and "isms"/The Man™/that white lady who screamed at you at your retail job/anything that's weighing heavy on your mind (with a lil' get-down at the end because you know how we do)

Performances by:
Freddie Old Soul
Syren
UMI
Sol Patches

Visual Art by:
Geena Barry
Electra Tremulis
Sasha Harrell
Anna Aiello

Sounds by: Bonita Appleblunt

Curated by sneaque

Doors and Open Mic sign up at 6:30
Open Mic at 7:30
BYOB & Drinks Available!
$5 donation
Email mstringerpilot2015@gmail.com for address

The Dojo is a Safe Space which means NO harmful or oppressive behavior is welcome here. Harmful oppressive behavior includes: Harassment. Violence. Violation of Consent. Racism. Misogyny. Heterosexism. Antagonism. Silencing. Intimidation. Coercion. Any violators will be asked to leave."

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