Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Back Alley Jazz
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Back Alley Jazz

JULY 14, 2018, 2-8PM

 

Back Alley Jazz is a free community event led by Chicago artists Fo Wilson and Norman Teague, in collaboration with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Art Center, and South Shore residents.

Conceived as a one-day event in 2018, the project presents musicians, artists, and designers in garages and alleys in the South Shore neighborhood, creating a contemporary neighborhood happening that builds on and celebrates Chicago’s history of the neighborhood jam, as inspired by the originalJazz in the Alley events.

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Allied Media Conference
Jun
14
to Jun 17

Allied Media Conference

The Allied Media Conference emerges out of 20 years of relationship-building across issues, identities, organizing practices and creative mediums. Since the first conference (then the Midwest Zine Conference) in 1999, people have been compelled by the concept of do-it-yourself media. The zine conference was rebranded as the “Underground Publishing Conference” for a couple years and then became the Allied Media Conference in 2002. The shift to Allied Media attracted more people who were interested in using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing.

Allied Media Projects and the AMC moved from its home in Bowling Green, OH to Detroit in 2007. The move facilitated more young people, queer people, people of color and low-income communities to participate in the conference. More artists and organizers from Detroit were participating, and people from other places were excited to learn from Detroit’s legacy as a Black Power and Labor Movement city. Detroit offered many examples of visionary organizing models emerging in the midst of post-industrial crisis; at the same time, out-of-town visitors to the AMC brought with them skills and experiences from their home communities that were valuable to Detroiters.

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CHURCH & STOOP: a series of screenings and conversations with Syreeta Mcfadden
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

CHURCH & STOOP: a series of screenings and conversations with Syreeta Mcfadden

DESCRIPTION

Syreeta McFadden kicks off her 2018 series of cultural conversations at Baldwin's PO'P Gallery with a look at Jay-Z's celebrated 4:44 project. McFadden screens seminal works of cultural significance and leads participants in stirring, honest, and thought-provoking conversations about how these smart, insightful, and often under-appreciated works shift the cultural landscape (literally) as we are watching them. Works screened range from rare documentaries, and art films, to innovative music videos, and theatrical releases.

For tickets please follow this link

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Mental Graffiti feature
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Graffiti feature

Mental Graffiti is going on haitus but we want to have a fabulous show to say thank you for yet another wonderful slam season. 

This month's show features a slam, open mic, music by DJ HSHBRWN!

Anyone is welcome in the slam; bring 2 original poems of 3 minutes or less. The open mic is a 5-minute slot for all genres of performance. 

Mental Graffiti is PSI-certified poetry slam that happens every 4th Monday at Cafe Mustache. A slam is a competitive poetry event in which poets are scored based on their performance, content, and originality. Anyone is welcome on the slam or open mic. Sign up at 7:30; the show starts promptly at 8pm.

There is a $5 suggested donation. 21+

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Closing Reception: Subterranean Politics
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Closing 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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Opening Reception: Subterranean Politics
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

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
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Poetry For the Soul X Aura Sounds

Thursday May 25th
8:00pm
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
www.kevincoval.com/

RJ Eldridge
www.whoisrjel.com/

Rachel "Raych" Jackson
www.raychjackson.com/

Nate Marshall
www.natemarshallpoetry.com/


The Band:

Percussion:
Deonté J. Brantley

Keys:
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
Presents
Poetry for The Soul

Thursday, May 25th 2017
Fulton Street Collective
1821 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60612
FREE PARKING IN OUR LOT!!!
314-602-8472
8:00 Doors
9:00 Show
$10
Cash Bar provided by Fulton Street Collective and Candid Wines
All Ages

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Old Black Magic Exhibition and Performance
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

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
Dec
31
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: http://bit.ly/BlackMetropolisNYE

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

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 @ hydeparkart.org

*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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