This Week at SHOP

Friday, January 27th

Soft SHOP: under construction. 1:00 to 3:00
Join us this day off school at SHOP: we’ll be making decorative banners and flags to add to our soft creatures, pillows and sock snakes for Soft SHOP, drop off $5 an hour per child, free if parent stays to help! The Soft Fort making will take place this Saturday with artists Chris Lin and Kayce Bayer. Grand opening is the 25th of February: we will be adding the month of February with lots of soft workshops.

Harper Court Groundbuilding Reception 4:30 to 7:00
Writing Group with Rosina Neginsky 7:00 to 9:00
Restorative Yoga with Michelle Gaza: 6:00 to 8:30

Saturday, January 28th

Shambhala Art Part 1: “Coming to Your Senses” 9:00 to 5:00
Click here to register.

Thrift SHOP is back! Last Saturday we relaunched our new and greatly improved Thrift Shop with Mimosas and cookies! Yes, we finally got it right! Now we just need you! Help us get the word out, we have really nice kid’s clothes, designer adult’s clothes, kitchen ware, original art, nice shoes, boots, warm winter sherpas, lot’s of books, cool furniture and ephemera, practical things like strollers, talking Ren Dolls, roller blades and bouncy balls! It’s all here, except for you and all the things that you need to let go of (donations accepted and appreciated) to make space in your life. Come visit us this Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Free “Thrift Store” poster by Cait Stephans with every purchase of $5 and up!

Sunday, January 29th

Shambhala Art Part 2: “Seeing Things As They Are.” 9:00 to 4:00. “The truth of the thing is not in the think of it, but in the feel of it.” -Stanley Kubrick

Sunday Soup Salon, 4pm
Join us for the last in a series of workshops surrounding the food access issues affecting Hyde Park and it’s surrounding neighborhoods. January 29th, starting at 4:00 pm. We will begin each session by learning how to make a soup recipe, followed by a guest speaker/facilitator who will touch on various food access issues. Speaking this Sunday is Samm Petrichos of the Experimental Station.
Community Potluck dinner! Come on out on these cold dreary days for good food and company.

New hours

We are open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. and with every event. With your volunteer help we can offer even more open hours so if you wish to volunteer, please contact us.

Updates for the next month:

“This House is Not a Home”
Opening February 25th! 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Work in this exhibition responds to the concept of home, as a place and a mindset, a psycho-geography, a set of relationships with things and people, within the home, and surrounding the home, a stage set with social and material parameters, an idea that is perhaps never realized, a story that we tell ourselves and others that is both documentary and fiction… Participating artists to be announced soon!

“The Underground Railroad” and “Zamin”

Join us on Saturday, February 11 at 1pm for a reading of a play about the Underground Railroad, and stick around until 7pm for a concert by local band Zamin. (Zamin will also play on February 25th, so mark your calendars!)

Kagan Radios!

This is the last week for Kagan Radios! Don’t miss it. All radios are for sale so come in and find your favorite. These beautiful radios are destined to be in a solo show at Intuit next year! A request for temporary loan will be given with each purchase.

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Sunday Soup Salon with Samm Petrichos

This Sunday, January 29th, come join us for our weekly Soup Salon. Samm Petrichos of The Experimental Station and Spice will be speaking about the following…we hope to see you there!

Spice! Smart Mobile Food. Spice is a free-lance chef service fusing Mediterranean and Latin American flavors and using mobile, digital technology to do it!

Spice seeks to accelerate the disruptive path of entrepreneurial companies by promoting food independence and creating partnerships with local farmers and businesses.

Here are the topics for discussion:

*pressures on discretionary spending
*the convergence of personalized food (e.g., dietary restrictions, movement towards veganism, raw food, etc)
*fitness and movement towards health
*culinary education and access to local foods
*revitalizing the social dynamics of dining together as family and or community

This should be an exciting Soup Salon. Please join us Sunday at 4pm, and bring friends too!

Sunday Soup Salon with Alex Poltorak

This Sunday, January 22nd join us for another Soup Salon. Here is a little bit about Alex Poltorak, the facilitator for this week. We hope to see you there!

“During my fellowship with Chicago Public Schools we discussed how nutrition impacts students. Often, their only meal of the day is at school, and any food they have outside of school is nutritionally unhealthy stuff like soda and junk/fast food. Clearly, learning and focusing in school become secondary concerns to health and survival under these circumstances. I wanted to use my background in engineering and business to attack this issue head on. I started the Urban Canopy to show how rooftop farming can be a vital part of the urban agriculture movement to create a more sustainable and equitable food system.

“In 2011 there was a small experimental farm on top of The Plant, a Chicago based nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainable food production, entrepreneurship, and building reuse through education, research and development. This year I’m hoping to build a 3000 square foot farm at The Plant that aims to grow about 2500 pounds of food!

“Come join me at SHoP on Sunday to discuss more about the work I’m doing, and open up the discussion from there.”

This Week at the Southside Hub: Thrift, Soup, and More!

SHOP Thrift Store is back!

We have turned our overrun junk shop into a well run community Thrift store. Yes, we finally got it right! Now we just need you! Tell your friends, help us promote it! We have really nice kid’s clothes, designer adult’s clothes, kitchen ware, great original art, nice shoes and great boots, warm winter sherpas, lot’s of books, cool furniture and ephemera, practical things like strollers, trolls, roller blades and bouncy balls! It’s all here, except for you and all the things that you need to let go of (donations accepted and appreciated) to make space in your life for more, new and different!

Come visit us this Saturday the 21st for our grand launch from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Drinks and cookies and Free “Thrift Store” poster by Cait Stephans with every purchase of $5 and up!

Our hours are changing!

Please check our website, but generally we are open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. We are open with every event as well and with your volunteer help we can offer even more open hours! If you wish to volunteer, please send us an email or stop by!

Sunday Soup Salons

Join us for a continued series of workshops surrounding the food access issues affecting Hyde Park and its surrounding neighborhoods. Sunday January 22nd, and January 29th, starting at 4:00 pm. We will begin each session by learning how to make a soup recipe, followed by a guest speaker/facilitator who will touch on various food access issues. Facilitators include Ken Dunn of Resource Center Chicago, Samm Petrichos of the Experimental Station, and Alex Poltorak of The Urban Canopy. Again, join us on any of these dates at 4:00 pm for soup making, and 5:30 pm for conversation and our community Potluck dinner! This Sunday’s theme: Grandma’s recipes for winter comfort! Come on out on these cold dreary days for good food and excellent company.

Updates for the next month:

“This House is Not a Home”
Opening February 25th! 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Work in this exhibition responds to the concept of home, as a place and a mindset, a psycho-geography, a set of relationships with things and people, within the home, and surrounding the home, a stage set with social and material parameters, an idea that is perhaps never realized, a story that we tell ourselves and others that is both documentary and fiction… Participating artists to be announced soon!

Zamin will play on February 4th and the 25th, so mark your calendars!

Kagan Radios!

This exhibit will end the first week of February, so please make your appointment to see them soon! All radios are for sale until then so come in and find your favorite. These beautiful radios are destined to be in a solo show at Intuit next year! A request for temporary loan will be given with each purchase.

All donations are tax-deductible through The Resource Center and are deeply appreciated. Families, consider a family membership: $100 for the year gets you a 25% reduction on workshops, classes and concerts and free access to the Open Studio days: materials at hand, art room available, library available for tutoring, game playing and socializing! Contact us about the family sponsorships program.

We look forward to seeing you!
With Kind Regards,

Southside Hub of Production

Soup, Movie, Discussion – January 26

Thursday, January 26, 6:30 pm

Join us for a soup & bread supper (suggested donation – $5.00), a one-hour film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, and conversation: Bringing about sustainable practices to enhance the resilience of our own neighborhood.

Fourth Thursday Sustainability Film Series organized by Transition Hyde Park-Kenwood.
For more information about us visit transitionhpk.wordpress.com.

IF IT’S NOT SUSTAINABLE, IT’S GOT TO STOP.

Film Screening: Splendor in the Grass

Hyde Park Community Players present
A FREE MOVIE SHOWING

Tuesday, January 31st, at 7:00 p.m.
Splendor in the Grass
Screenplay by William Inge
Directed by Elia Kazan
Starring Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty

You’ll also have the chance to buy advance tickets ($10) to

Bittersweet Love

Hyde Park Community Players’ upcoming production of two one-act plays by William Inge
February 10-12, with matinees Saturday & Sunday at the Experimental Station.

More info.