This Week at the Southside Hub (11/13)

Fenn House is still officially under contract but we have until December 31st to enjoy this wonderful house, the last few great events, and inspiring conversations! Please come by as often as you can, we look forward to seeing you!

November 16th

“Musicians Workshop” Corey Wilkes
6:00 to 7:00 pm
More details here.

November 17th

Wooden Nickel Sale and Thrift Store Super Sale
12:00 to 3:00 pm
Featuring clothing for all ages, toys, collectibles, furniture, dishes, art, prints and more!
Vintage designer clothing for men and women.
All items $5

Samantha Hill: Story Collecting session:
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Open Recording Session: An Anthology of Kinship Stories.
More info here.

November 18th

Three Story Street Feast: Local foods presented in a cross-cultural, progressive five-course dinner
5:00 to 9:00 pm
Chef Samm Petrichos of Spice and SHoP’s very own David Durstewitz are putting together a street food themed dinner featuring local foods and sustainable practices to be served throughout the Fenn House in a five-course progressive meal. Theatrical and musical performances will embellish the night. Don’t miss one of the last events at the SHoP! Price is $40 (including drink pairings). See the event page for more information. Tickets are available here.

December 20th

Conrad Freiburg: Odd Geometry
8:00 to 9:00 pm
Returning to the Fenn house from the Odd Geometry tour, Conrad Freiburg will be playing a set of nocturnes for uke and banjo followed by a new absurd form for improvisation using the ukularp and heptagonal slapstick bucket. These songs have roots in folk forms but veer into new territory each time they are played. Nothing is ever the same.
7:30 doors open, Red Flags for drinks! 8:00 concert!
$5 Suggested donation at the door $3 for students

Upcoming: Save the dates!

December 4th

SHoP Story Slam
Theme: Long Goodbyes

7:00 to 9:00 pm
Details on our website.

December 15th

Official closing of SHoP (at Fenn House)
12:00 to 6:00 pm Open House presentations, performances and talks TBA
6:00 to 9:00 pm Silent Auction
9:00 pm to 1:00 am Low Tide Trio dance party!

Toward a Union of Public Artists Programming

Pastel Art Gallery: an open invitation for collaboration
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
A music/animation/screen printing collaboration is seeking anyone who is inspired by the idea of revolutionizing independent music/art distribution, especially those savvy with smartphone, tablet, and wireless technology. More information here.

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

Toward a Union of Public Artists: ending soon!

Conversations on the Public Artist: an experimental look at thinking, learning, and working publicly
Organized by Jim Duignan, John Preus, and Laura Shaeffer

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Alberto Aguilar, Simon Allen, Mikel Avery and Everypeople Workshop, Sean Ballarin, Keith Brown, Collective Cleaners, Conclusionary Practices, 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 the calendar for more information.

The month of October will be one of exploration on the nature of artistic independence and community interdependence, dedicated to informal education and an investigation of the Public Artist. Artists in this exhibit have scheduled themselves this months to collect stories, mend things, perform, practice, teach, and make things and invite the community in to participate! Please come by and visit us often and check our schedule for open studio hours!

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

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Southside Hub of Production
5638 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL


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