This Week at the Southside Hub (9/28)

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Wine and Crepes Happy Hour with Spice!, Friday September 25th
Photo by Jamaal R Mills

12 Days Left to Support SHoP:

Click here to donate now: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-shop-an-experimental-project-space/x/6236193#/story​

Part shared studio,
part exhibition space,
part classroom,
part neighborhood gathering space,
part all ages social center,
part open stage.

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative: SHoP is in the process of becoming a cooperative and creating a business model based on membership. if you are interested in knowing more about becoming a member, please let us know! More details will be forthcoming!


Schedule of Events:

Monday September 28th

Play Writing workshops
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday September 29th

Tadpole Tango with Nitsana Lazerus!
10:30 – 11:30 am
Music, art and dance between parent/child giver and children 0-3!

The Little SHoP of Writers
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sarah will lead us in a workshop exploring modernist creative writing techniques

Wednesday September 30th

Open weekly Co-op meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Thursday October 1st

Tadpole Tango
1:30 to 2:30 pm

Shapenote Singing
7:00 to 9:00 pm

Sunday October 4th

Slow Flow Sundays, a new community yoga class!
12:15 to 1:30 pm
A blend of Vinyasa and Hatha, this class is perfect for Sundays and suitable for all levels. Come and find a practice of how, instead of what, nurture your powerful capacity to create mindfulness and contentment in the present moment, and leave feeling a greater strength and flexibility of both body and mind.

Starts this Sunday and will meet every Sunday at 12:15 pm for 75 minutes.

$10 or $7 for seniors and students

Bring your own mat

Kids’ Music with Mama Zahra
4:00 to 5:00 pm
Join Zahra Baker for an engaging musical experience. Sing songs, shake the tambourine, clap your hands and move your body to folk songs from the African American tradition.

Ages 3-6 (parent-child class)
Suggested donation: $10 for one child, $15 for two children in one family.

Every Sunday for four weeks – if attendance is sufficient for those four weeks we will continue on a weekly basis, otherwise monthly.

Save the Dates!

Wednesday October 7th

Comedy Night!
8:00 to 9:00 pm
Stand Up! 5-6 local comics will perform for sets between 10-15 minutes. Drinks and talk to follow. $10 at the door.
Facebook Event : https://www.facebook.com/events/782928968500326/

Friday October 16th

Kagan Radio Sound Event and Silent Auction!
Food, Music, Drinks and Silent Auction, details to come!

6:00 to 10:00 pm

Hope to see you all very soon!!
All of us at SHoP

This Week at the Southside Hub (9/21)

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Regin Igloria: Podium, Drawing by Kione Konchi

Support SHoP:
Part shared studio,
part exhibition space,
part classroom,
part neighborhood gathering space,
part all ages social center,
part open stage.

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative: SHoP is in the process of becoming a cooperative and creating a business model based on membership. if you are interested in knowing more about becoming a member, please let us know! More details will be forthcoming!

Click here to donate now: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-shop-an-experimental-project-space/x/6236193#/story​


Ongoing Programs:

Mondays: Play Writing workshops 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays: The Little SHoP of Writers 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursdays: Shapenote Singing 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays: Open Hours 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Events

 

Friday September 25th

Tadpole Tango with Nitsana Lazerus!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover your baby as they discover the world through music, art, and storytelling.

Antiquarian Happy Hour!
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Antiquarian Happy Hour! Special Guests: Spice!
Join us for Happy Hour on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. You bring the wine, we’ll have the crepes. For those of you not drinking we’ll have coffee pour overs. Suggested donation $6

Sunday September 27th

Blue and His Crew
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Join Nitsana and more of her puppets for a fun family program, recommended for families with children ages 5 and up!
Cost – $15 per family.

For more information contact: nitsana@hotmail.com

Kids’ Music with Mama Zahra
4:00 to 5:00 pm
Join Zahra Baker for an engaging musical experience. Sing songs, shake the tambourine, clap your hands and move your body to folk songs from the African American tradition.

Ages 3-6 (parent-child class)
Suggested donation: $10 for one child, $15 for two children in one family.
Every Sunday for four weeks – if attendance is sufficient for those four weeks we will continue on a weekly basis, otherwise monthly.

Hope to see you all very soon!!
All of us at SHoP

This Week at the Southside Hub (8/17)

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George Kagan Radios

Tuesday August 18th

The SHoP Writer’s Circle 7:00 – 9:00 pm.. This Tuesday: seminar, workshop or conversation on a topic related to publishing or writing.

Thursday, August 20th

Wine and Cheese Night with Gwenn-Ael Lynn and Laura Shaeffer 7:00 – 9:00 pm We would like to invite you to an evening of Wine and Cheese tasting. However, we do have participatory guidelines: you bring a great bottle of wine, paired with an exquisite cheese. If for whatever reason you are less inclined to wine or cheese, you are welcome to bring an amazing drink and a delicious snack of your own choosing instead. We will call this pair a module. The last guideline is to present your module, in any way you see fit (presentation, lecture, footwork, sonic, meditation, etc…) to the rest of our assembly. This way we can cooperatively build a wine and cheese (a snack and a drink) collection that will benefit our community.

Friday, August 21st

Psychic Fair hosted by Hyde Park Pagans 6:00 – 9:00 pm . This is an opportunity to get in touch with local psychics and learn about your future! Tarot, runes, sigil body paint, and lithomancy readings will be available. Come with questions, curiosity, and an open mind. $5 suggested donation.

Sunday, August 23rd

“Puppet Commotion” 4:00 – 5:00 pm . Fun, creative, and interactive show with Nitsana and her magical puppets. A collection of skits, songs, and stories will bring a smile to your face and a joy to your heart. Nitsana will be one of the teaching artists in SHoP Camp dates August 24th to August 28th!
Recommended for families with children ages 3 to 11.
$12.00 per family with up to two children
$15.00 per family with three children and up.
See attached flier for details.

Tuesday, August 25th

Expert Author Talk at Little SHoP of Writers 7:00 – 9:00 pm . The Little SHoP of Writers is hosting Bull Garlington, the award-winning author of “Death By Children”. Garlington will offer tips on how to ramp up your writing productivity and become a more prolific writer. Suggested donation of $5 at the door.


Save the date!
Sunday, August 30th

Indie City Book Fair 12:00 – 5:00 pm . The Indie City Book Fair will feature everything from murder mysteries to memoirs from some of Chicago’s many talented self-published authors and independent presses. In addition to general literary fiction, the fair will feature children’s stories, young adult, horror, women’s studies, women’s fiction, adventure, science fiction and paranormal tales. Authors will read from their books on the half hour. The event will be at the Southside Hub of Production from noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 30th at 1448 E. 57th Street, Chicago.
Featured authors and guests include: M.L. Kennedy, K.B. Jensen, Samantha Clark, Melanie Holmes, Tyler Coulson, L. Nahay, Frank Heiberger, Connie Corcoran Wilson, Janina Rusiecki, Elizabeth Wheeler and Featherproof Books.

Please support our programming. We need your help to keep this location and will launch an Indiegogo campaign very soon as we have lost our funding.

We also really need volunteers this month in particular to help us set up the space for the fall, we need help with marketing, administration, cleaning, patching, painting and installing and sitting the gallery/books and edition store!

Hope to see you all soon!

 

This Week at the Southside Hub (7/27)

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Made-Up w/Danny Volk

Tuesday July 28th

Closing of the BOPL Tour: 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Due to the loss of funding, the BOPL exhibit will be closing one month early. To honor the work of Jorge Lucero and all of those who contributed to the Library project, Laura Shaeffer is giving an impromptu tour of the Barack Obama Presidential Library Tuesday, July 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tour begins outside the storefront, each narrative will be read aloud for anyone to listen, time for discussion will be given after each reading. For more information on this project please click link below.

The Barack Obama Presidential Library
curated by Jorge Lucero


The SHoP Writer’s Circle 7:00 – 9:00 pm This Tuesday: seminar, workshop or conversation on a topic related to publishing or writing.

Wednesday, July 29th

Division of Labour Party 5:00 – 7:00 pm This is a weekly open meeting to divide work, exchange ideas and share concerns.

Thursday, July 30th

Sacred Harp Shapenote Singing 7:00 – 9:00 pm In addition to the usual practice of singing from the Denson Sacred Harp and the Missouri, Norumbega, and Shenandoah Harmonies, the group will be observing the 263rd birthday of Abraham Wood, composer of Marlborough and Worcester.

Friday, July 31st

Inside MUwDV 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Made-Up with Danny Volk is a promotional platform where artists in their studios talk about life and art while doing the host’s make-up. We are currently finishing up our fourth season. Season 3 of the series focuses on artists living and working in Chicago who are invested in engaging with and within the Chicago art community. Examples of this are artists who actively make and exhibit work while simultaneously running exhibition spaces of their own, who incorporate other art practices into their work, or whose work is decidedly Chicago-focused. We are showcasing artists and individuals who promote and support our Chicago art community at large.

Host and creator Danny Volk and Producer Stephanie Anne Harris Trevor will screen 3 episodes and will talk about authorship, narcissism, and beauty products.

Suggested donations of $5

 

This Week at the Southside Hub (7/19)

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Everything Must Come to Light: The Films of Mpumi Njinge Saturday July 18th

Sunday July 19th

Normal Is Good (” I like America and America likes me”) 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Film screening and talk Normal Is Good (” I like America and America likes me”) confronts current circumstances in American society at the intersection of fashion, film, and performance through the fashion line Normal Is Good. It comes from the artist’s experience living in US as an outsider after having left Cuba in 2010.

Tuesday, July 21st 

The SHoP Writer’s Circle 7:00 – 9:00 pm This Tuesday: seminar, workshop or conversation on a topic related to publishing or writing.

Wednesday, July 22nd

Division of Labour Party 5:00 – 7:00 pm This is a weekly open meeting to divide work, exchange ideas and share concerns.

“Welcome to the Terror-dome” Open Breakdance Practice University of Hip-Hop hosts “Welcome to the Terror-dome” open breakdance practice, Wednesdays in July, 7:00 – 10:00 pm (and hopefully beyond, as we create the schedule!)  

Friday, July 24th

Stony Island Summerz–Poetry Peanut Butter and Jams Potlucks 7:30 – 10:00 pm. Come by and enjoy Stony Island Summerz–Poetry Peanut Butter and Jams Potlucks. Poets, MCs and musical artist are invited to share their works and join with a community of artists celebrating spoken word and rap music. MC’d by the Human Lunch Box and Beloved of Stony Island rap crew, and DJ.d by Milly Mango, join us twice a month, 7:30 – 10:00 pm, for poetry performances and local artist exhibits.

Please bring a dish to contribute to the potluck supper. A relaxed and exciting environment welcomes families and the radical community. See you there!

Saturday, July 25th

2nd Story storytelling workshop 2:00 – 4:00 pm. This summer, in conjunction with our Night Out in the Parks performance (at Elm Park on Saturday, August 1 at 3:00 pm), 2nd Story will be offering FREE storytelling workshops to the public, one at SHoP on Saturday, July 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Participate in brainstorming exercises, explore what makes a great narrative, and discover how to craft your real-life piece for an audience, all in 2nd Story’s uniquely collaborative style. If you love hearing and sharing stories, grab your journal and join the fun!

For more information, please visit our website at http://2ndstory.com/training/schedule/.


Last Two Weeks!

The Barack Obama Presidential Library curated by Jorge Lucero

Library Hours are weekends from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, during all scheduled events and by appointment. Closed Sunday July 19th.

SMYC Summer Intensive Dance Camp

Friday June 26th to August 21st 2015 Monday – Friday The SMYC 8 week Summer intensive is The Midwest’s Premiere Breakdance Camp. Young dancers will be engaged Monday through Friday in a fun healthy environment, learning how to breakdance safely. Your dancer will learn the technique, theory, history, of Breakdance & Poppin (popLocking), as well as learning choreography, how to choreograph dances, exploring musicality, developing solos, as well as professional development (media training, photo & video shoots +, +,) performance arts training, field trips and more. Facilitated in a way that cultivates self confidence, social skills, teamwork, discipline, healthy lifestyle practices, and more! Lead by Internationally acclaimed performance/teaching artist and founder/director of the Stick and Move Youth Crew Jonathan St. Clair and a team of specialists in the arts and education. www.stickandmoveyouth.com/

This Week at the Southside Hub (7/13)

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Tuesday, July 14th 7:00 – 9:00 PM

The SHoP Writer’s Circle

Wednesday, July 15th 7:00 – 10:00 PM

“Welcome to the Terror-dome” Open Breakdance Practice University of Hip-Hop hosts “Welcome to the Terror-dome” open breakdance practice, Wednesdays in July, 7:00 – 10:00 pm (and hopefully beyond, as we create the schedule!)  

Saturday, July 18th 7:00 PM

Everything Must Come to Light: The Films of Mpumi Njinge For details see: http://southsideprojections.org/everything-must-come-to-light-the-films-of-mpumi-njinge-july-18/


Ongoing: The Barack Obama Presidential Library curated by Jorge Lucero

Library Hours are weekends from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, during all scheduled events and by appointment.

SMYC Summer Intensive Dance Camp

Friday June 26th to August 21st 2015 Monday – Friday The SMYC 8 week Summer intensive is The Midwest’s Premiere Breakdance Camp. Young dancers will be engaged Monday through Friday in a fun healthy environment, learning how to breakdance safely. Your dancer will learn the technique, theory, history, of Breakdance & Poppin (popLocking), as well as learning choreography, how to choreograph dances, exploring musicality, developing solos, as well as professional development (media training, photo & video shoots +, +,) performance arts training, field trips and more. Facilitated in a way that cultivates self confidence, social skills, teamwork, discipline, healthy lifestyle practices, and more! Lead by Internationally acclaimed performance/teaching artist and founder/director of the Stick and Move Youth Crew Jonathan St. Clair and a team of specialists in the arts and education. www.stickandmoveyouth.com/

Butter Elbow Animation Festival

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Saturday, November 8th
6:00 – 8:00PM

at The Experimental Station 6100 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Chicago Butter Elbow Animation Festival is a biannual experimental animation festival dedicated to animated film lovers, artists, and new animators

Our festival this year has received films from Australia, Finland, Israel, Italy, Taiwan, and USA. Come and join us to see ‘Jessica’, by Amy Lockhart, the lovely Canadian artist who has her latest paper cutout animation in the show. ‘Sticky’, an animated documentary from Australia by our two time participant Jilli Rose!
Also, three absolutely amazing pieces introduced by the Italian sound artist, Andrea Martignoni.

B.E.A.F. is also a platform to support young artists. ‘Brain’, a short by a first time animator, 15 year old Chen-Yang Lin who is now going through the tough high school entrance exam in Taiwan. ‘Walls’, by Lauren Mackey, created a little blue creature to tell a story reflecting human behavior.

B.E.A.F. started as an experimental animation festival in an experimental alternative art space in Hyde Park called The Op Shop, our goal is to continue to bring new animation films and animators to the south side of Chicago. Join us on November 8th at the Experimental Station!

Vicky Yen, Laura Shaeffer and Samantha Lotti


articipating Films and Artists, B.E.A.F. 2014

‘Brain’ by Chen-Yang Lin
‘Walls’ by Lauren Mackey
‘Ruins of Heart’ by Chia-Ying Chen
‘Elsewhere, The Survivors’ by Ali Aschman
‘Il Bruco e la Gallina (Caterpillar and Hen)’ by Michela Donini and Katya Rinaldi
‘Malus’ by Shelly Liu and Lihan Zhang
‘IMPERMANENCE 無常’ by Tien-Yu Miao
“Bailiff – ‘Helicopter'” by Vicky Yen
‘Recollection’ by Tal Kantor
‘La Testa tra le Nuvole (Absent Minded)’ by Roberto Catani
‘SAN LASZLO CONTRO SANTA MARIA EGIZIACA (Saint Laszlo against St Mary of Egypt)’ by Magda Guidi
‘Carcass’ by Joshua James
‘Nice Guy ‘ by Nick Tuinstra
‘Jessica’ by Amy Lockhart
‘Changeling’ by Leena Jääskeläinen
‘Sticky’ by Jilli Rose
‘Aurora’ by Anne Savitie

(Not the final screening order)

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