Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

Poster Release: Nosferatu with Galerie F

On Friday, Oct. 27, Galerie F will release a limited edition Nosferatu print in The Logan Lounge before the film's screening with a live silent film accompanist.

Come out before the show begins for first dibs on the print and then see it at 11!

About the artist:
Junk Yard is an Illustrator originally from South Africa, but has called Chicago his home for the past 16 years. Nosferatu has always been one of his favorite characters to draw. It's so iconic and recognizable. In his work, he is known for taking inspiration from vintage cartoons, and for this print wanted to give it that feel while still staying true to the original Nosferatu character.

Print Details:
"Nosferatu" By Junk Yard
One color screen print
18"x24"
$35
Edition of 100

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Treehouse Records 4th Annual Open House

Treehouse Records Annual Open House!

Treehouse is turning 4 this year and we're super excited to show off all of our new improvements and additions! Come on by for a beer and check out all the new facilities!

\--NEW THINGS TO SEE--/

-The latest 3000 sq ft addition featuring the Chicago Electric Piano Company. CEPC will be open for you to check out and enjoy! They will also have plenty of vintage Rhodes, Wurlitzers, Mellotrons and more for sale
-The latest 1500 sq ft addition of our Studio D facilities
-Completed Studio B rehearsal space facility and lounges
-New Studio B/C Front Lobby
-The new Treehouse repair and maintanence guitar shop will be open to check out
-We have also made numerous upgrades to our equipment and Studio A facility, including a brand new aux room complete with isolation booths, additional keyed instruments and more!

Beer will be provided by Revolution Brewing!

Feel free to bring friends and family

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

14 East and Friends

Come join 14 East Magazine for a night of dancing, fundraising and fun! 14 East Magazine, DePaul's online student magazine, is hosting a 21+ fundraiser party at Matilda's Back Bar! ALL of the proceeds from the $5 door cover will go to helping 14 East Magazine.

• Dress Code: Cocktail Dress
• $5 well cocktails, glasses of wine, and beers
• Raffles to win gift cards
• Desserts
• Tons of dancing! 
• 21 and up only, please!

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Oct
17
to Oct 21

Lit & Luz Festival 2017

Tickets! http://bit.ly/2fk5QKx

Various locations – see schedule here for details. 

More on the festival:

Fourth Annual Lit & Luz Festival Brings Acclaimed Mexican Authors and Artists to Chicago or a Week-long Series of Events

MAKE Literary Production’s Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art, now in its fourth year, is a cultural exchange between writers and visual artists from Mexico City and Chicago. The festival runs October 17- 21st and takes place at venues and universities throughout Chicago, with the finale, a “Live Magazine Show,” presented at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport. Here, collaborative teams debut their multi-media creations at this celebratory event.

This year’s festival theme, “Belonging,” asks participants and audience to consider what makes us part of a community, a city, a country?

The festival boasts a stellar line-up of Mexican writers and artists, including Cristina Rivera Garza, two time-winner of the prestigious Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize, as the Writer in Residence; Sexto Piso founding editor and The Zero-Sum Game author, Eduardo Rabasa; the poet and author of he novel Formol, Carla Faesler; 2015 Premio Mauricio Achar award winner Aura Xilonen, and world-renowned visual artist, Amalia Pica. We’ll also be joined by Lit & Luz co-director and novelist Brenda Lozano, recently name as a top Latin American writer under 40.

A unique feature of the Lit & Luz Festival are collaborations between the Mexico and Chicago participants. In the months leading to the festival, participants team up to learn about each others’ practice and work, and together, create a 10-minute-or-less piece or presentation which debuts at the festival’s finale. This work is then re-staged at Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo in February 2018.

We’re proud to announce the 2017 Chicago participants include sculptor and performance artist, Danny Giles; The Grip of It author Jac Jemc; poet and Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival, Nate Marshall; writer, director, and Free Street Theater Artistic Director, Coya Paz; and poet, novelist, and essayist, Erika L. Sánchez; and multimedia artist and performer, Selina Trepp.

Beginning with an opening reception on Oct. 17 at the newly opened Ace Hotel Chicago the festival will present over ten free readings and conversations at venues including the Northwestern University, University of Chicago, ACRE, Sector 2337, Wright College, Loyola University, and more. The finale at Co-Prosperity Sphere is a ticketed event that also serves as a fundraiser.

Sponsors include Ace Hotel Chicago, Northwestern University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Ace Hotel Chicago, the Consulate General of Mexico, Wilbur Wright College, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies at the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, DoVA at University of Chicago, ACRE, Sector 2337, Lagunitas Brewing, Loyola University Chicago, SACRED, Seminary Co-op, and more

Media sponsors: Vocalo, The Reader, and contratiempo

This project is supported in large part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Oct
16
9:00 PM21:00

Free: Mykele Deville / Lovely Little Girls / Marcus / Longface

Free Monday // 9PM // 21+

Mykele Deville
Lovely Little Girls
Marcus Drake
Longface

MYKELE DEVILLE is an activist, poet, and rapper native to Chicago's west side. Describing his music as "liberation rap." As stated in the Chicago Tribune, DEVILLE is "...liberating himself in rhymes and bars, confronting his childhood growing up in the Austin neighborhood by working through the demons, pressures and pain that continue to influence his life."

Direct support this evening comes from LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS,a seven-piece theatrical art/prog band that delves into the grotesque. From subject matter that explores absurd sex, ridiculous gluttony, abject failure, and unceremonious death, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS morphs rock forms into abstract black humor narratives. 
Monica Kendrick of the Reader writes, "[Lovely Little Girls] create elaborate, challenging, ever-changing musical structures with grotesque themes of slimy, suppurating, oozing, tumescent bodily horror...They create a full, lush sound full of slipperiness and unpredictable, rug-yanking twists and turns. A new LLG album is a long-term pleasure, because you never quite step in the same river twice."

MARCUS DRAKE is a local outsider composer best known for his work with oddball chicago outfits EVASIVE BACKFLIP, OPPOSITES and local tape label Grandpa Bay. Tonight, MARCUS will be performing songs from his prolific solo discography including some of his full band re-arrangements of songs from the Pokemon video game series. Marcus's band for this show will consist of local powerhouses; David Arias (of Avantist) as guitar, David Curtin (of Woongi) as keyboard, Jash Huggins (of H E A D A C H E) as viola, Joy Vucekovich as violin, Max Beckman (Of Woongi/MTVGhosts) as bass, Malci Atkinson (of Malci) as electronics and Seth Engel (of Options/Lifted Bells) as drum.

Three-piece musical adventure LONGFACE creates angular anti-pop structures centered around the universe of fictional characters Longface & Agnes Pachoulia Earheart. The debut 5-song EP,The Life and Death of Longface, released on Already Dead Tapes & Records, chronicles their hero leaving the farm and traveling north. In search of the great unknown, he starts a band. So it's like a band within a band. Trippy, right? Just wait til you see em live.

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Oct
15
8:30 PM20:30

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Bloom, Easy Habits & Special Guests

We're BACK with the second installment of Dumpster Tapes' residency night at the slope! This time, we're closing out Cassette Store Day USA with a real party. Let's give it up for the dang bands!

BANDS:
BLOOM
https://bloomisthebest.bandcamp.com/

EASY HABITS
https://easyhabits.bandcamp.com/

SPECIAL GUESTS
Announced the day of – all we can tell you now is that they're celebrating a record release this weekend and we're all excited about it!

This show is FREE so buy a round for your friends or something and tip your bartenders a lil' something extra! As always, we'll have tapes, shirts and more for sale at the DJ booth.

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Beach Bunny + Bitter Peaches at Elbo Room

Local girl-fronted bands Beach Bunny & Bitter Peaches are hitting the stage downstairs at The Elbo Room for a Friday The 13th show! Also playing later in the evening, Breakfast Beer and The Modern Age. Come get ~spooky~ with us!

Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. 21+ 
http://www.elboroomlive.com/event/1563338

8PM: Bitter Peaches
9PM: Beach Bunny
10PM: Breakfast Beer
11:30PM: The Modern Age

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Warble Daze Festival

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|| 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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Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Freaky Creepy Art Show – Friday the 13th

All are welcome to the Likha Collective's presentation of The Freaky Creepy Art Show 

Featuring the art of Likha Collective members:

Esther Kovacs
Morgan Allen
Kim Thomas
Lorie Guevara Ranker

Musical guests to be announced 

Please join us on Friday, Oct 13th from 6-11pm for art, music, and a fire in
the backyard. 

Costumes encouraged

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Savor – RAW Chicago

You are invited to The Metro Chicago for a night of artistry and entertainment that celebrates the local artists of Chicago! Preview the event roster and purchase tickets through your favorite artist: www.RAWartists.org/chicago/savor. Featuring the talents of over 50 local artists, immerse yourself in Live Music // Visual Arts // Performing Art // Fashion Show // Accessory Design // Hair and Makeup Design 

Doors Open @ 7PM
21+ ID Required // Bar is Cash only
Tickets: $22 pre-sale, $30 at the door

* * * FEATURING * * *
MUSICAL PERFORMANCES by ZPriest, Matt Muse, Brattnae Rapptress, MASHA, FRANNCO plus our resident DJ SACCS.

PERFORMANCE ART by Johanna Seidel and Nadell Jackson.

RUNWAY SHOW featuring independent fashion designers
Ti'La Brand

Over 40 VISUAL ARTISTS // PHOTOGRAPHERS // ACCESSORY DESIGNERS // FASHION DESIGNERS // HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS

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Oct
9
8:30 PM20:30

National Cool Shorts XV

National Cool Shorts XV! Featuring:

Jenelle Cheyne
Krystal Ortiz
Joe Pisanzio
Kurt Santana
Spliffffffff
Brian Whitney
Emm Jay Wrobel
Vic Wynter
...and a special surprise guest!

All proceeds from the door will go to benefit Uptown Tent City.

$5
Doors @7 // Performances @8:30

The Observatory, in Lakeview

Email shreddedmag@gmail.com for the address. 

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Public Newsroom #36: How to Report on Child Welfare in Illinois

Since 2011 Illinois Department of Child and Family Services has turned over nine directors, according to the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2wJGCvG). The most recent exit by George Sheldon was preceded by a Tribune series investigating the deaths of three children in DCFS care (http://trib.in/2w9Dvxn). Child welfare in Illinois can be one of the most complicated topics to report on and this week’s #PublicNewsroom is dedicated to unpacking it from various sides of the issue—including understanding family’s rights, trauma and more.

The evening will feature a small panel discussion from a leading direct service agent, a journalist, a young woman who’s gone through the system and a representative from the Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY). Afterward panelists and attendees will engage in small group activities. Participants will be generating a list of best practices for reporters who want to thoughtfully report on this topic as well as a series of tip sheets on how to navigate various parts of the child welfare system. These ideas and information will be shared out in a series of public Google documents. 

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. This week’s #publicnewsroom was co-designed by Illinois Humanities and Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope is a child welfare agency that has been serving youth and families affected by abuse and neglect in Chicago for 45 years. For more information or to get involved with Kaleidoscope, visit www.kaleidoscope4kids.org.

Subscribe to our newsletter for more City Bureau news and announcements: http://www.citybureau.org/newsletter/

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

LoganSquarist Local Writers Meet-up

Calling all writers of Logan Square! Whether you're a professional writer, blogger, poet, comedian or someone who aspires to simply put pen to paper, pelase join the LoganSquarist team for a meetup hosted by City Lit Books! 

Drinks and snacks will help fuel the conversation about what we're reading and writing. All we need is you! 

EVENT FINE PRINT
All LoganSquarist Neighbor Meetups are 21+. RSVPs are highly encouraged. IDs may be checked at the discretion of LoganSquarist LLC. All event attendees must follow our Community Guidelines and Event Code of Conduct (http://lsq.st/2g8VqNC). By attending one of our events, you are complying with the specified rules and regulations.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Student Storytelling Performance

Come listen to some of Chicago's freshest storytellers share their personal tales at our class performance. FREE!

Featuring Randall Ford, Sarah Elan Arel, Sara Mathers, Patricia Brennan, Rachna Prasad, Kayla Hammersmith, Lesley Ames, Rachel Fernandez, and Sarah Hinkes. Say you saw them here first before they start popping up on stages all over town.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for dining from the bistro's award winning menu. Free parking in lot down the street or ample metered on Lincoln.

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

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
2
7:00 PM19:00

A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

This event will celebrate the life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most well-celebrated poets of the 20th century. We will be hosting her biographer, Angela Jackson. 

Angela will be discussing the work of Gwendolyn Brooks. Additionally, DePaul Theater School Alums will perform selected vignettes from Maud Martha. The only novel she ever wrote, this book tells the story of a young black girl growing up in Chicago. 

Angela Jackson is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. In her most recent book, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun, Jackson delves deep into the rich fabric of fellow poet and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks’s work and world. Granted unprecedented access to Brooks’s family, personal papers, and writing community, Jackson traces the literary arc of this artist’s long career and gives context for the world in which Brooks wrote and published her work. It is a powerfully intimate look at a once-in-a-lifetime talent up close, using 43 of Brooks’s most soul-stirring poems as a guide. 

Hosted by the Center for Black Diasphora at DePaul University. 

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Chicago Book Expo 2017

Buy local and read local at the 6th annual Chicago Book Expo (chicagobookexpo.org) on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free celebration of Chicago’s literary community features 20 programs and workshops with local authors, plus 75 exhibitors selling books from local presses and literary organizations. Presenting authors this year include Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, Jac Jemc, Wendy Pearlman, Fred Sasaki, Liesl Olson, Pamela Bannos, Donna Seaman, and many more. All programs are free and open to the public. 

This year, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we also feature the first Chicago Architecture Book Festival, with a variety of architecture book exhibitors and programs about architecture and public art.

Many thanks to our sponsors Columbia College Chicago English and Creative Writing Department, Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies, Writer's Studio at the University of Chicago Graham School, Chicago Writers Association, South Side Weekly, Chicagoly Magazine, CHIRP - Chicago Independent Radio Project, and Newcity.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Mikel Patrick Avery PLAY

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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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Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

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
23
10:00 AM10:00

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
21
6:00 PM18:00

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
19
5:30 PM17:30

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

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**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
3:00 PM15:00

826CHI's Literacy Panel

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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
7:30 PM19:30

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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