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Story Club South Side

 

What is Story Club?

Story Club is a nonfiction storytelling show.   The goal of Story Club is to mix the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater.  Each show has both open mic and featured performers.  Story Club is proud to be a part of the thriving live lit community in Chicago. We give you a mic and 8 minutes. You tell us a story. Sign up at 7:30pm.  

Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash

Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 Doors 6:30 p.m. Performance 7:30 p.m. M $15/G $20/ST $10 To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s most audacious writer, William S. Burroughs, CHF brings together a motley crew of poets, writers, and musicians. Among those paying homage to the Beat icon and author of Naked Lunch are Anne WaldmanEileen MylesTony TrigilioDavis SchneidermanDon MeyerSasha Frere-Jones, and Jon Langford. This program is presented in partnership with Lake Forest College.   TICKETS: Tickets to the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival range from $10–50 (with reduced-price tickets available for CHF members, and students and teachers with valid ID) and go on sale to CHF members on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and to the general public on Monday, Sept. 8. Tickets can be purchased at chicagohumanities.org or by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To become a member, visit supportchf.org.

Southside Manifesto

Southside Manifesto 6-10 pm "I probably have half a million social concerns that bother me, an steam me up to no end. were talking a troubled world in need of life support or at least thinkers for positive change, to open up a forum for a better neighborhood, a better world. so I printed up some flyers, passed them out to libraries an meeting places across the city asking artists to participate in a group show of art of social an political concerns an to do so in a visual context. I was interested in getting a pulse from the streets. the show is a grouping of established artists, the young and new, the great and not so great. but all have a message from the personal to the universal to ponder and inspire. I hope the viewer will learn an gain some insight an lead one on a journey for positive change and a better world." MIKE POCIUS Curator, The Bird House Museum of Bridgeport Featuring work by: Hector Duarte, Gabriel Villa, Michael Thompson, Matt Geer, Tom Palazzolo, Janean Watkins, George Larson, Antonio Martinez, Gram OM, Richard Hernandez, Katherine Perryman, Tom Torluemke, Rahmaan Statik, Linda Platt, John Pittman Weber, Dan Willow, Michael de Luna, Duk Ju Linda Kim, Jeremy Steffen, Marcelo Eli, Dulce Diaz, Ashley Kersey, Ken Hirte, Zore...and many more. Artists on the move...FOR CHANGE.

Works by Rob Christopher

Works by Rob Christopher @ Co-Prosperity Sphere -
Saturday, August 16 @ 7 PM
3219-21 South Morgan Street - Chicago IL., 60608
Join us for a special evening showcasing new works by carpenter, Rob Christopher of Emotive Reclaim Rob works with reclaimed and found materials. His work can be found on the streets of Bridgeport in the form of  the Bridgeport Streetscaping Society Planters. Rob will be showing furniture and sculptural objects as well as other 2D and 3D work. The groundwork for Emotive Reclaim was laid in Rob early years working construction with his dad building homes, honing his interests and eventually obtaining the skills of a carpenter. Carpentry for Rob is more than an occupation or skill. The experience of spending time and learning from my father outside of the home is time I would not trade for anything. He has taught Rob to find beauty and potential in each piece and species of wood. Rob believes that building materials deserve a second chance- whether it be hung on a wall as art or placed in a home as functional furniture. The reclaimed material will always be at the forefront of each piece of furniture or wall hanging. Through the use of vibrant colors, unexpected lines, mixed materials, and unique characteristics Rob aims to evoke emotion and create a second life for reclaimed materials. For more information on Emotive Reclaim link to: http://emotivereclaim.wordpress.com/ Food will be provided by Chef Chris Reed from The Rice Table. The Rice Table was established in the spring of 2008, however it’s recipes and true beginnings traverse both time and distance. Originating in the western region of Java many centuries ago these family recipes were cultivated and passed down generation to generation. Then, in the early 1950’s with the relocation of many Dutch-Indonesians to the Netherlands these culinary gems found a new home. Although thousands of miles away, these recipes received the same love and attention accustomed in its’ home of Indonesia. After spending years enduring the absence of a true Indonesian food establishment, Jane and (Chef/Owner/Son) Chris Reed felt it time to take the family recipes to the public. So in spring of 2008 The Rice Table catering company was formed. Chicago’s only outlet for authentic Indonesian fare, The Rice Table strives to showcase the cuisines distinctive flavors and cooking styles. Through its’ use of fresh, local ingredients and exotic spices we aim to place Indonesian cuisine among its’ rightful spot as one of the finest in the world. The event will also beverages selected by Maria's Pacakged Goods & Community Bar, including experimental brews by Marz Community Brewing Co and other lovely beers.  

June 5-7: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

CAPE is excited to share with you the amazing work generated by over 50 teachers and teaching artists and 900 students at nine CPS Fine and Performing Arts magnet schools during the past three years of the Portfolio Design Project. From June 5-7, 2014 CAPE will host a series of public and CPS-related events, including our big celebration on June 6 from 6 to 9 pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 South Morgan Street. All events are free. For more information and to  RSVP click here!

Midwest Premier: Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland

April 25 • 8pmAfter Critical Mass Ride • $5 Please join us for the midwest premier of Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland. Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland is the story of where Portland's culture and infrastructure came from and how to build your own! Enjoy an evening of "Left Coast vs. Middle Coast" like a rap battle. Panel discussion/Q&A following the screening will feature local folks with connections to Critical Mass and bike advocacy in the urban environment. About the Film: The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of car-oriented civilization. Aftermass is the first feature documentary to explore the events, people, politics, and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States. Aftermass features many of the leaders and major participants behind the growth of bicycling ridership since 1971. The narrative demonstrates the complex dynamic throughout the 1990s between advocacy organizations, politicians, city planners, and the then new, grassroots Critical Mass ride. The film is full of smiling faces on two wheels, but also explores the controversies, setbacks, and bumps along the way, including riots, political roadblocks, and an illegal police spy. Written by Anonymous

Story Club South Side

What is Story Club?

Story Club is a nonfiction storytelling show.   The goal of Story Club is to mix the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater.  Each show has both open mic and featured performers.  Story Club is proud to be a part of the thriving live lit community in Chicago. We give you a mic and 8 minutes. You tell us a story. Sign up at 7:30pm.  

4/20: Brain Frame and CAKE Fundraiser

A BENEFIT FOR THE CHICAGO ALTERNATIVE COMICS EXPO :: KEVIN BUDNIK / JENNA CARAVELLO / LYRA HILL / RACHEL NIFFENEGGER / PUP HOUSE / JEN RICKERT BRAIN FRAME, the performative comix reading series, is teaming up with CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, to bring you the second annual CAKE Frame fun-draiser! Bid on original art works from talented Chicagoans (including Chris Ware, Nicole Hollander, and Ivan Brunetti) and enjoy a wide variety of comics performances, live drawing, and live music. With readings by: Kevin Budnik [www.kevinbudnik.com] Rachel Niffenegger [www.rachelniffenegger.com] Pup House [www.saradrake.info/pup-house] Jen Rickert [http://jmrickert.tumblr.com/] Live drawing with: Jenna Caravello [www.jennacaravello.com] Live music from: El Is A Sound Of Joy [http://elisasoundofjoy.blogspot.com/] And auctioneer: Lyra Hill [www.lyrahill.com] SUNDAY, APRIL 20th (Easter) at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street. $5-20 sliding scale. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Come early to check out the auction items by these artists!: David Alvarado Ivan Brunetti Kevin Budnik Andy Burkholder Neil Brideau Danielle Chenette Anya Davidson Jo Dery Nick Drnaso Krystal Elisa DiFronzo Keith Herzik Lyra Hill Edie Fake Rebecca Mir Grady Steven Krakow Bret Koontz Brett Manning Ben Marcus Lane Milburn Max Morris Paul Nudd Peanut Gallery Onsmith Jeremy Otto Splotch Grant Reynolds Keiler Roberts Brad Rohloff Bred Rohloff Jeremy Tinder Chris Ware Leslie Weibeler and Jeff Zwirek http://BRAINFRAME.tumblr.com/ www.CAKECHICAGO.com