Opening Reception: Subterranean Politics
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Subterranean Politics

Subterranean Politics is RJ Eldridge's first-ever solo show. Comprising work in painting, photography, text and more, this show meditates on the ways in which the unconscious and the political are tied up in one another, on blackness and on yearning. It is graciously presented by AMFM Chicago.

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Poetry For the Soul X Aura Sounds
8:00pm 8:00pm

Poetry For the Soul X Aura Sounds

Thursday May 25th
Aura Sounds will be presenting poetry from a few of Chicago’s finest poets who will perform original pieces of work behind a live jazz band. 

The poets for the night are:
Kevin Coval

RJ Eldridge

Rachel "Raych" Jackson

Nate Marshall

The Band:

Deonté J. Brantley

Cole DeGenova

Upright Bass:
Junius Paul

Aura Sounds is a new, intimate live transformative music session series that features a performance of influential albums including a featured visual artist. Each session usually plays homage to some of the most influential hip-hop, soul, RnB, and jazz albums. 
We’re doing something a little different this time… 😉

Admission is $10 Cash and Card are both accepted at the door.

Aura Sounds Sessions
Poetry for The Soul

Thursday, May 25th 2017
Fulton Street Collective
1821 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60612
8:00 Doors
9:00 Show
Cash Bar provided by Fulton Street Collective and Candid Wines
All Ages

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Old Black Magic Exhibition and Performance
6:00pm 6:00pm

Old Black Magic Exhibition and Performance

Old Black Magic is an exploration of blackness through visual art, photography, film, performance art, poetry, dance and music.

Exhibition Statement:

Ella Fitzgerald sings in the popular song “Old Black Magic,” That old black magic has me in its spell / That old black magic that you weave so well.” The song, which inspired the title of the show, may be about a beguiling lover, but the essence is truth. Old Black Magic is a love song for blackness. It is a documentation of our histories and the stories we wish to tell, the stories that are silenced and need to be told and explored to better understand our place in the world. It is an examination of whether or not this world is for us, and what world we wish to create. Old Black Magic is an exploration of how to exist in that world. Old Black Magic is about the invincible. If art is a reflection of the times, we reflect, grow and glow. Be the magic you wish to see in the world. Be Black. Be Magic.

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Party Noire Black Metropolis
to Jan 1

Party Noire Black Metropolis

Enter The Black Metropolis with @partynoire for NYE. With special, live performances from local Chicago favorites, to music curated by our very own DJ Rae Chardonnay (@djraechardonnay) and Party Noire resident DJ Lisa Decibel (@lisadecibel), this will be a night to remember.All who enter get to enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a mid-night champagne toast, and an assortment of goodies from local Hyde Park favorites.

 They are just a handful of early bird tickets available:

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Not Just Another Pretty Face Exhibition

Join us for drinks, bites and the dramatic unveiling of the 75 finished works created through Not Just Another Pretty Face.

Friday, December 9, 2016 @ 7pm

5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

$35 suggested donation to attend (but all are welcome)

RSVP by December 2nd

Click here to purchase tickets, or contact Alex Myagkova at 773.324.5520x1016 or amyagkova @

*Cash only paid parking available at Regents Park (one block directly east of the Art Center at 5050 S Lake Shore Dr)

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