This Week at the Southside Hub (10/16)

October 19th

EveryPeople Workshop
7:00 p.m.

EveryPeople Workshop is a Chicago-based, multimedia performance community devoted to the development of new works of musical and visual art. EP was founded in 2009 by musicians/composers Mikel Patrick Avery, Nicholas Gajewski and Nick Mazzarella, who set out to create a body of musical compositions, recordings, choreography, paintings, films and photographs while promoting arts awareness that spans the diverse communities that are vital to Chicago’s makeup.

October 20th

Jim Duignan
Informal Art Education and Community Learning

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

A day of exhibitions, talks, presentations + projects at a model for a local independent cultural center.

Over the past year, the Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) has worked to create a model for a local independent cultural center whose main aim is to creatively engage with the surrounding neighborhood through the arts. In conjunction with CAM, SHoP hosts a full day of projects, exhibitions, conversations and talks with an emphasis on the topics of creative neighborhoods and skill sharing. Community members, artists, educators, and students who’ve worked at SHoP will lead these conversations. Please see our website for a full schedule of events! Organized by Jim Duignan.

October 21st

A Concert of Covers: Songs about Food
7:00 to 9:00 pm
“Covers” is an open-mic event with a twist: every song played must be written by another artist (a cover), and that cover must fit the night’s theme. On the night of October 21st, in honor of their call for a “Union of Public Artists,” SHoP will host a night of cover songs about a set theme which participants are encouraged to interpret creatively.

Community Potluck:
As a bonus, a POTLUCK will be taking place in SHoP simultaneously, so you can actually eat food while you listen to songs about food.   Bring a favorite dish to share with your fellow performers/listeners.  Drinks will be available for a small donation in SHoP’s Red Flags Salon.


Mondays: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Open Screen Printing
SHoP resident artist Sean Hernandez will be available to assist with screen printing!
Call Sean to schedule a time at 520-269-2086.

Tuesdays 4-7 and Sundays 1-4
“Home Economics: Radical Mending” with Eleanor Ray!
“Home Economics: Radical Mending” is a workshop to teach and learn about mending clothing, and an ongoing research/informational project on the cultural history of textile repair, the global textile industry, and its impact on labor and the environment. Bring clean clothing, knitwear, or domestic textiles that are in need of some attention, and be ready to share your mending know-how (or gain some). This is an art project, so please note that repairs may be artistic. A sewing machine and some materials for patching etc. will be provided, but feel free to bring your own scraps.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Pastel Art Gallery – Alexander DeGraaf: an open invitation for collaboration

Mentorship and instruction of kids who want to play instruments and form bands.
Open Sessions starting, TBA.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Map of the Heart: Hoyun Son
2:00 – 7:00 pm
For “Map of the Heart, Chicago”, Hoyun Son followed 16 individuals of Chicago, took photos of them, collected their stories and made 3 wearables for interactive performance. For the month of October in SHoP, the artist keeps her studio time in SHoP and invites the community members to join her in the story making process. It will be like a series of collective chain actions of story making among 2 or more people as if they are passing the baton of stories. The artist will provide a series of photographs of 16 Chicagoans’ lives to start the process, and lead the informal story-making workshop. The output will become the part of “Map of the Heart, Chicago”, a collective portrait of Chicago.

Walk-ins are welcome but signing-up for 15 min to 1 hour slot of time is recommended. You can sign up on the sign-up sheet in SHoP or by emailing to Hoyun at

October 3rd – November 7th
Children’s Monster Piece Theater in Hyde Park
4:00 to 6:00 pm
From the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow…to Baba Yaga of Russia…to Count Dracula of Transylvania…–none of these ghoulish stories are safe from the kids of Youth Theatre at the SHoP!

In this round of theatre classes, we play with scary stories from many traditions.  We’ll take these tales and make them our own theatre creations.  Kids can expect to play fun theatre games and act out creepy stories that will send a shiver down the spine!  Take advantage of this collaboration between the Hyde Park Community Players Youth Theatre and SHoP to make sure that your October is filled with de-fright-ful fun! Ages 6 to 13,  $100 for the 5 sessions, culminating in a small performance (and treats) for the neighbors who dare to come by the Haunted Mansion on Halloween!

Writer’s Circle
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Toward a Union of Public Artists
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Alberto Aguilar, Simon Allen, Mikel Avery and Everypeople Workshop, Sean Ballarin, Keith Brown, Collective Cleaners,  Alex DeGraaf, DePaul University students, Krystal Difronzo, Jim Duignan, Isaac Fosl-van Wyke, Hannah Givler, Samantha Hill, Regin Igloria, Nikki Jarecki, Jeff Kowalkowski, David Lakein, Faheem Majeed, Michael Morrison, Thea Liberty Nichols, Caroline Picard, North Lawndale College Prep High School Students, Lavie Raven, Eleanor Ray, Susan Sarandon, Alexa Tamar Smith, Hoyun Son, Bert Stabler and his students, Norman Teague and Tac’s Lounge, University of Hip Hop, Yefeng Wang. Please consult our calendar for more information.

Please take a look at our calendar for our regular scheduled classes – Shambhala Meditation every Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Writer’s Circle every Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. NEW Ashtanga yoga every morning with Terri Roback as well as regular community potlucks beginning October 14th! We will soon have sewing for kids and after school arts programming, coming next week!

If you wish to visit please contact Laura by e-mail at laura.shaeffer at or call 773-710-5464 for appointment.


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