This Week at SHOP

"Mind Map" by Nat Russell

Now is a time of reflection, of potential, and of letting go. January brings to mind the prospect of another chance, renewed hope for growth and the possibility for peace of mind. It is in this spirit of reflection that we begin our new year at SHOP, and we invite you to join us this Sunday in a toast to the new year ahead of us all. May we marvel, learn, and prosper together in the coming year!

This week at SHOP

Saturday, December 31st
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Flea Mart

SHOP’s first Saturday afternoon Flea Market with lots of cool stuff to look and to buy, original art, clothes, useful things, collectibles, books and ephemera. Join in the last day of the year purge! Come on over with your stuff, set up a table or just donate it to ours, drink some mulled wine or hot cider and enjoy some good company! For the next two months we will have new and different things every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join in on the letting go!

Sunday, January 1st
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Timelapse Hogmanay: New Year’s Day Potluck Party at Fenn

We’ll be about 12 hours late to celebrate Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year’s celebration that normally starts on December 31 and goes on till daylight, but we’ll still be having a potluck dinner party at Fenn House starting at 6:30 pm on January 1st. There will be corned beef and cabbage as well as such traditional Hogmanay treats as shortbread, whiskey, and fruit cake. We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne in the Red Flag Saloon.

Monday, January 2nd
1:00 to 4:00 pm
BRIDGE!

5:00 to 6:30 pm
Ashtanga Yoga with Michelle Gaza!

Wednesday, January 4th
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Writer’s circle

These meetings are open to everyone and anyone, drop-ins and regular attendees, artists, scientists, students, or anyone at all who wants a quiet, constructive environment to write anything at all for two hours a week.

Thursday, January 5th
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Game night for kids!

6:00 to 8:00 pm
Dr. Monty Dobson and “America: From the Ground Up”

Dr. Monty Dobson – archaeological adventurer, university professor, and passionate spokesperson for American history – presents a preview of his forthcoming PBS series “America: From the Ground Up”, which explores archaeological sites and uses the clues from the past to tell hidden the history of America. Dobson will discuss the process of making a documentary for PBS as well as his efforts to turn his background in the social sciences into a career in film. 2012, USA, 45 min., DVD projection
South Side Projections at SHoP
Co-presented by Chicago Careers in the Arts at the University of Chicago

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