Dan Peterman – Artist’s Talk/Le Chant du Styrene

Dan Peterman – Artist’s Talk
and Le Chant du Styrene

The Hyde Park Kunstverein (HPK) proudly presents a screening and talk by Dan Peterman on Saturday, March 31, 4:00 – 5:30 pm at SHOP (5638 S. Woodlawn). Peterman will discuss his installation Archive (southside) and screen a related short film, Chant du Styrene by Alain Renais, 1958.

Chant du Styrene stands out as a striking artifact of stylistic visual design and a remarkable commingling of industrial and artistic concerns. The film was commissioned as a promotional project by the French company Péchiney of the plastics industry in France, but renowned French director Alain Resnais (Last Day at Marienbad) was clearly not content with the idea of generic industrial film work.

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Made You Look: An exhibition of inconspicuous interventions

Made You Look

An exhibition of inconspicuous interventions

Saturday, March 31st, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Southside Hub of Production
5638 S. Woodlawn Ave.

We invite you to join us in a one night only exhibition of inconspicuous installations hosted by the Southside Hub of Production. Made You Look features work from students in the “Installation: Material and Context” class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and invites you to discover their work of inconspicuous stature and small gestures.

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Circle Pines Center: History and Hyde Park

Come out and hear all about the wonderful history and current programming at Circle Pines Center, a nonprofit education and recreation center in southwest Michigan, including a children’s summer camp.

The presentation will cover summer camp, family camp, adult camp, maple syrup weekends and other weekend programs for adults and families. We will have a light lunch and beverages (suggested contribution of $5 or what you can). There will be time for questions and answers, some history of Circle Pines and its connection to Hyde Park, an informal social time, and a sing along.

For more information, and to RSVP for lunch, contact Ellie at eleahall@yahoo.com or Laura at laura.shaeffer@gmail.com, (773) 710-5464.

Marcus Evans Presents the m.e.tet, Friday March 16 9:00 pm

Marcus Evans Presents the m.e.tet

Gary, IN native Marcus Evans has been a staple in the Chicago creative music scene for the past 10 years. He has performed with Chicago notables such as Fred Anderson, Nicole Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble, The David Boykin Expanse, and many others. He has also performed throughout the U.S. and internationally with groups such as Chicago Afrobeat Project, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Guillermo Scott Herren aka PREFUSE 73. With the m.e.tet, Marcus makes his debut as an artist and a leader. He presents original music and arrangements inspired by the post-bop era of the late ’50s and ’60s and hip hop culture….as well as other songs that he just happens to like.

Come and enjoy good music and good food in a most peaceful atmosphere! DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Greg Ward – alto sax, Quentin Coaxum – trumpet, Marcus Evans – drums, Marcin Fahmy – keys, Bryan Doherty – bass

Featuring special guest performances by FLIPSIDEE and 70’s

Links: https://www.facebook.com/events/310737375649179/

Soul Refreshment provided by Iccha Devi Ra aka THE RELUCTANT VEGETARIAN

Mazeltov Cocktail Party, Saturday March 17

Mazeltov Cocktail Party with Klezmer music!

For a raucous good time, come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Gail Isenberg’s birthday with the Rimshot Kalashnikov Klezmer Quartet.

The Rimshot Kalashnikov Klezmer Quartet is: clarinetist Eve Monzingo (Lamajamal, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble), violinist Julie Pomerleau (Bobby Conn), percussionist George Lawler (Mucca Pazza), and accordionist Rob Cruz (Dolce Veeta Wedding & Variety Band, Sinister Luck Ensemble). $5 suggested donation. Slàinte!

Red Flags Family Salon will be open from 6:30 till 11:00 pm.

2nd Butter Elbow Animation Festival Call for Entries

2nd Butter Elbow Animation Festival
Call for Entries

Presented by Southside Hub of Production &
Stubborn Stone Productions

For submission guidelines and details go to stubbornstone.com

Animators/ filmmakers work so hard at their light tables, computers, camera stands night and day day and night, finally they have melted their elbow into golden, sweet butter….

The first Butter Elbow Animation Festival (B.E.A.F.) started in 2010 at the Op Shop 2, Hyde Park, Chicago. The idea of organizing B.E.A.F. came after the making of an on-site stop-motion animation work produced by the Mobile Animation Station. The four M.A.S. members were Wei-Lun Lin, Samantha Lotti, Kiel Darling, and Vicky Yen, and the Mobile Animation Station has continued to run as an animation blog posting great animation work selected by Samantha Lotti. (motimago.wordpress.com/) As we were brainstorming in the space – the former Hollywood Video store – someone started to do elbow drawing on a newly painted chalk wall. Everyone began rolling up their sleeves and holding their elbows against the black wall and started doodling. As Laura Shaeffer, the founder of the Op Shop created a monkey drawing on the wall, a photo was taken, and the image became the poster, and that was we got the name for the festival.

The 2nd B.E.A.F. is going to be a whole day event including an animation workshop, a three-program screening starting from 10 am to 9 pm on May 12th, 2012. Now the Op Shop has relocated into the Fenn House at 57th and Woodlawn, more people have got involved and helped transforming the space into the Southside Hub of Productions, aka SHOP.

“The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago” (1977)

The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago

Friday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
Southside Hub of Production
5638 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Admission: $3-$5

South Side Projections and Facets Multi-Media celebrate Chicago history with a screening of Jill Godmilow’s film “The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago” (1977, 60 min., DVD projection). The story of four Serbian-American brothers who played traditional Serbian music together for more than fifty years, the film is also an examination of the struggle to maintain family and ethnic ties through the generations. Godmilow will attend the screening for an introduction, a Q&A, and to catch up with old friends.

The film introduces us to the Popvich Brothers Tamburitza Orchestra on the eve of its fiftieth anniversary. Eli, Adam, Marko, and Ted Popovich, the sons of a Serbian coal miner, had been entertaining the large Serbian community in South Chicago in the evenings and working jobs in the steel industry during the day. The band’s music is the glue that helps hold the family and community together, but it’s threatened with the tragic death of Marko, which leads his heartbroken brothers to consider retiring.

Roger Ebert praised the film as being “filled with songs and life, with the lilting, driving, and sometimes sad music of Serbia,” and in New York Magazine, David Denby wrote, “The film affirms the power of music in a way that can’t be done in a dozen books on folk culture, and one is left exhilarated, moved and extremely grateful.”

The film is part of Facets Multi-Media’s new Reel Chicago series of DVDs, produced by Susan Doll, which celebrates Chicago-based documentaries.