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Southside Manifesto

A group show curated by the legendary Mike Pocius. More info soon..

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

Chicago Art Partners in Education

Details TBA

Sobremesa Supper Club

Spring is flirting with us, it comes and goes, let's heat things up once and for all with a night full of Latin flavors and Latin beats. The Sobremesa team has been hard at work, here's a preview of some of the dishes that we'll be serving on Saturday: asparagus + ramps + yogurt sunchockes +guajillo + parsley pork + spring garlic + broth Some tickets are still available, tickets will be sold only UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 17th at 8PM. No tickets will be sold at the door during the day of the event, so make sure you get your ticket today and join us to celebrate spring! More details below: Chef Moya and Sobremesa will prepare a special 5-course menu that will showcase the best flavors that spring has to offer (meat will be served, vegetarian options available upon request). Courses will be paired with a secret, locally brewed Berliner beer that will be "enhanced" with unique flavor shots specially crafted for each dish.   Come eat, drink and dance as our friends from (((SONORAMA))) spin their vintage Latin sounds all night long. Please join us in this special celebration of spring, this will be Sobremesa's only event in April and it is sure to be a memorable one.  Tickets available while they last at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/604817   When: April 19th, 2014 (8pm to 1am) Cost: $68+ ticket fee (ticket includes 5 course meal and beer pairings) Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St Music: The crew from Sonorama will spin vinyl all night long