This Week at SHOP


Friday, February 10th

Potluck: Chicago 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Potluck Preview with motiroti
motiroti is an award-winning arts organisation based in London UK. Its content is migration; its form is art. It works across art forms and boundaries, online and in live spaces, putting participation at the heart of its practice.
Come and meet the participants and learn about their contribution to “Feast:Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art”. Laura Shaeffer will welcome and give
SHOP overview, with local chef, Sammuel Petrichos.
• Bring a dish (bread, cheese, and wine also welcomed)
• $2.00 contribution to overhead
• Dish doing skills

Saturday, February 11th

True Stories of ‘The Underground Railroad’ Celebrated at Dramatic Play Reading 1:00 pm
“The Underground Railroad”, written by Hyde Parker Osa Buchner, tells the true stories of the heroic people who helped enslaved African Americans escape to freedom. Featured characters include Harriet Tubman, Thomas Garrett and Henry Box Brown. The parts will be read by Hyde Park residents Richard Buchner, Marcus-David Brown, Judith Heineman, Brian Phillips, and Brenda and Rod Sawyer; and by South Sider Alma Washington. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the reading and guests can view a table display in the next room on the Underground Railroad in Illinois, courtesy of Sherry Williams and the Bronzeville Historical Society.
The event is free, donations welcome!

Zamin! Concert and online cd release celebration!
Starts at 7:30 pm
SHOP is proud to present Zamin!
Opening Bands: Alec Lehrman is playing 7:30 – 7:55 pm
Coby Ashpis is playing from 7:00 – 7:25
Zamin 8:00!

“Zamin is a very interesting young band from Chicago, fronted by Zeshan Bagewadi, a fluid vocal marvel with European and Indian classical training. The sextet’s niche is mixing Indian vocal techniques with underpinnings of less-exotic U.S. musics — usually classical and folk, but also a bit of rock and light jazz. Zamin crafts tight polyglot post-pop three-minute songs that are downright commercial at times, even though they are sung in Urdu and other Indian languages. It’s all acoustic music, a blend of Bagewadi’s supple and amazing vocals with cello, stand-up bass, guitar and various hand drums.”
– Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Zeshan Bagewadi – Vocals, Charlotte Malin – Violin, Genevieve Guimond – Cello, Josh Fink – Bass, Eric Seligman – Guitar, Dave Eisenreich – Percussion

**We are very excited to announce the release of Zamin’s first studio album. “Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we hope you enjoy”

Sunday, February 12th

First Encounters 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Heather Mullins and Hannah Givler invite artists, writers, and musicians to submit works in response to the theme of First Encounters. Each artist will read or perform their piece within the walls of the Meeting Space, a site specific installation at the South Side Hub of Production. The structure of the Meeting Space has served as a gathering place for visitors of the center since SHOP’s inaugural event in 2010. This event will serve as a closing ceremony for the piece as well as an opportunity to make new introductions and build on the community around this exciting artist-run space. Each performance or reading must fit within a 5 minute time-frame and address the theme of First Encounters.

Stay for our Sunday Potluck Dinner from 6:00 to 9:00 pm!
Everyone brings something to the table!

Save the date:

February 25th – Opening of “This House is Not a Home”
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!


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