Sunday Is Gonna Be a Madhouse! You Should Come!

“Red Thread Stitching Project” photo by Lizzy Szwaya

Coming down to the wire! Kickstarter has only more 12 days to go!
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In order to be able to cover our monthly costs and to continue to provide a stimulating array of contemporary art practices, creative and inspiring programming, concerts, readings, meeting space, potlucks, and more, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign and are reaching out to our community to become year-long sponsors. Please join us to support our programming and development of our wood shop and recording studio over the coming year! We continue to learn as we work to become a sustainable community center for contemporary arts and independent culture. We hope you will consider sponsorship. There are only 12 days left in our campaign! It’s easy – just a quick click here.

This week at the Southside Hub: We have a packed program for this week!

Tuesday November 15th

7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Hyde Park Kenwood Public Schools Action Council meeting.

HPKPSC is a group of Hyde Park and Kenwood public school parents and community members who are working together for collaboration between the public schools, trying to strengthen the pre-K – 12 continuum with a focus on the arts and physical fitness (wellness).

Wednesday November 16th

6:00 to 10:00 pm
Hyde Park Community Players Rehearsal

7:30 to 9:00 pm
Zine Library Launch

Come and celebrate the public launching of the zine library at SHOP. Become a part of the collective ownership of this growing and changing body of material as we gather to begin the process through which the form and function of the library will be determined. Help design the presentation of the collection and work on your own zine. Materials provided. Refreshments included.
NOTE: The zine library is currently an in-house collection only. Contributions to the library are gladly accepted.

Thursday November 17th

4:00 pm
Soup Brigade meet-up!

Meet with members of the “Soup Brigade.” Find out about the operation! Join the effort! Meet your neighbors! Elisabeth Ruyter began the enterprise a few weeks ago when she made a pot of soup, put it in a thermos and got on the bus to deliver it to the Occupiers. Since then the effort has attracted more volunteers, grown to 2-3 delivers/week, and even attracted press attention. Chilly Occupiers greet each delivery with a chorus of “thank you!”

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Flow

Irena Salina documents how our world’s water supply, without which life cannot continue, is under threat from pollution and commodification. As a handful of multinationals snap up water rights in thirst-plagued countries and companies like Nestle buy up potable water to sell in plastic bottles, Flow asks if the next world wars will be fought over water, not oil. 2008, USA, 93 min., DVD projection Sustainability Film Series presented by Hyde Park Kenwood Transition Initiative.

8:00 to 10:00 pm

Origins is an art exhibition sponsored by U of C community service student group Beats & Pieces. It will feature a variety of community and campus artists of all persuasions – from visual artists to poets to musicians – in a night celebrating art in its many incarnations. Come meet artists from around the city and campus, enjoy their work and company, and taste the culinary stylings of Chef Iccha Ra, the Reluctant Vegetarian. For more information contact Tom George.

7:00 to 10:30 pm
Red Flags Salon

Host: Kevin Quirk!

Friday November 18th

6:00 to 7:30 pm
The Dave Project

“Dave belongs to Mr. Miles/Where the oven bakes and the poet biles.” Dave the Potter or David Drake is one of the most significant and compelling but understudied artists in the history of American art. Born a slave in South Carolina, Dave was both a master potter and a master poet, and he gained fame decorating massive stoneware storage jars with short couplets. Forty of these vessels, each with a unique verse, are spread among museums and private collections today. Chicago poet Orron Kenyetta and Chipstone Foundation curator Ethan Lasser have spent over a year thinking and talking about Dave with audiences across Milwaukee. On November 18th, The Dave Project will visit Chicago for the first time. Please join us for a dialogue about Dave, his poetry, and his legacy.

6:00 to 10:00 pm
Red Flags Salon

Host: John Preus

Sunday November 20th

4:00 to 6:00 pm
Woodlawn Avenue Exhibit Opening

Explore the past, present and future of the stretch of Woodlawn Avenue running through the southern end of Hyde Park, one of the most historically significant collection of buildings in the neighborhood. Presented by the Hyde Park Historical Society.

5:30 to 9:00 pm
Happiness dinner potluck

This special pot-luck seeks to broaden our local community and invites The Happiness Project to dinner and conversation joining together two of Chicago’s newly formed community art initiatives on the north and south side – 6018NORTH and SHoP. Over food we discuss how a neighborhood can increase the quality of life within the city.

6:00 to 7:30 pm
Grafiky Soumraku: Eastern European Animated Films

A selection of Eastern European children’s cartoons from the creation to the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Featuring Bolek & Lolek (Poland), Little Mouse (Poland), Jiri Trnka (Czechoslovakia), and more, various years, various countries, 70 min., DVD projection
South Side Projections at SHoP, guest programmed by Anne Orchier. This is a rare chance to see these brilliant cartoons: Don’t Miss this!

7:00 to 8:00 pm
Jumeck Raféal, Calling Queens

“Calling Queens” is the first novel by Jumeck Raféal, a Chicago author and educator. Based on the real history of Britain’s Henry VIII, the book combines elements of science and historical fiction, evolving into a time-traveling psychological thriller as our main protagonist, a contemporary African-American female high-school teacher, is transported to the Middle Ages and is forced to inhabit the bodies of Henry’s six wives at various moments of crisis. A graduate of Columbia College, Roosevelt University and National-Louis University, Raféal will be performing pieces from the novel in the SHoP Library on Sunday, November 20th, starting at 7 pm; he will also be displaying original paintings that relate to the events in question.

Monday November 21st

1:00 to 4:00 pm

4:00 to 9:00 pm
The Red Thread: Stitching Studio at SHOP

If you have been saying you want to get to one of those stitching studio sessions with Lindsay Obermeyer here is your chance, don’t miss it!

5:00 to 7:30 pm
Writers’ Circle

The writers circle offers a quiet place surrounded by art and historic architecture for all writers to be inspired. Come together, sit down, read, write, critique and share in the creative spirit.


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