"Bike Shop Art Show" Exhibition
May
23
to Jul 1

"Bike Shop Art Show" Exhibition

Our second exhibition showcasing projects made by youth from Blackstone Bicycle Works through weekly art workshops with local, self-taught teaching artist Tita Thomas (Assata’s Daughters, For The People Artist Collective) with support from South Side In Focus. Included is collaborative work made with guest professional artists and a self-published newspaper.

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June 23rd Farmers Market
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

June 23rd Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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Carla Stillwell Theater Residency - "Desecration: Of Gravel Graves”
Jul
2
to Jul 30

Carla Stillwell Theater Residency - "Desecration: Of Gravel Graves”

Director/Playwright/Teaching Artist, Carla Stillwell, is in residence at Experimental Station for the month of July. She will work with collaborator, Ray Proctor, and the community to develop an original theater project called "Desecration: Of Gravel Graves.” Join us for a meet and greet (6/6), community workshop (6/17), and the debut of this new work (6/30)!

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July 21st Farmers Market
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

July 21st Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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July 28th Farmers Market
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

July 28th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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August 4th Farmers Market
Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

August 4th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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August 11th Farmers Market
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

August 11th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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“Environmental Concerns” - Exhibitions, Installations, and Public Programs
Sep
19
to Oct 21

“Environmental Concerns” - Exhibitions, Installations, and Public Programs

A collaboration between Experimental Station and William Hill Center for the Arts that draws together multiple sites within a two-block radius through exhibitions, installations, and public events. "Environmental Concerns" invites artists and neighbors reflect on how the social environment we create can dialogue with environmental issues, both local and global.

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June 16th Farmers Market
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

June 16th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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June 9th Farmers Market
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

June 9th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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June 2nd Farmers Market
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

June 2nd Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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May 26th Farmers Market
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

May 26th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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Opening Reception for "Bike Shop Art Show"
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for "Bike Shop Art Show"

Opening reception for our second Bike Shop Art Show. All are welcome.

Art made by BBW youth with Tita Thomas and South Side In Focus volunteers. Also featured are collaborations with Faheem Majeed, LoVid, David Johnson, and Dorian Sylvain.

Performances by Nuff Sed and Pastal Fractal. Food by Exquisite Catering. Fun activities!


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May 19th Farmers Market
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

May 19th Farmers Market

At the market you can expect to find: fruits, veggies, bread, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, baby greens and lettuces. As well as prepared seasonal food, veggie burgers, soups, preserves, honey, cider, salsa, sauces, and prepared food (crepes and more).

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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Neighborhood Tour returns Chicago to present free, family-friendly puppetry performances.

This spring 2018 Festival Neighborhood Tour double-bill features Afrofuturist puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins from Atlanta, best known as the puppeteer for the Pharrell puppet in the new Missy Elliott 'WTF' video.

The spring tour also brings family act The Joshua Show , starring award-winning international puppeteer, actor and joy-maker, Joshua Holden of New York City, recently named one of “20 Theatre Workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine.

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WHPK IN PERSON
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

WHPK IN PERSON

WHPK and Experimental Station present “WHPK IN PERSON” on March 22nd, 2018, from 10AM-10PM. This all-ages event is free and open to the public at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue.WHPK, the non-profit community radio station of the University of Chicago, moves into the community for a day to celebrate its 50th birthday under its current call letters (March 22, 1968). WHPK DJs will perform live from 10AM-10PM at Experimental Station, with a special commemoration at 7:30PM.

The public is invited to come to Experimental Station to listen, dance, hang out, socialize, work remotely, or bring their kids. Guests will meet DJs past and present, and learn about the station’s history through archival material. Anyone with ephemera from WHPK is invited to bring it to the event to be digitized and added to the station’s archives. There will be games, crafts, and snacks to engage guests while they listen. More info here.

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Architecture, Labor, and Public Health
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Architecture, Labor, and Public Health

At the occasion of the closing weekend of the current Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Experimental Station will be hosting a discussion between Artist Dan Peterman and French Architect Xavier Wrona. They will debate the role of architecture facing the major political problems of contemporary societies at both the scales of the neighborhood and the world order. 

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Visual Music: A Family-Friendly Performance by Spectralina"
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Visual Music: A Family-Friendly Performance by Spectralina"

SPECTRALINA is the collaborative audio-visual performance project of artists, musicians and parents Dan Bitney and Selina Trepp. Working with an improvisational structure, Spectralina combines singing, percussion, electronics and real-time video processing. Together, Bitney and Trepp create an engaging image and sound relationships in their performances, in which projected animation and improvised sounds come together as visual music.

This performance is free and open to the public, and families are welcome.

Event presented by Extended Practice.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Empowered Production: An Afternoon for Artist Parents with Selina Trepp"
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Empowered Production: An Afternoon for Artist Parents with Selina Trepp"

11:00AM-1:30PM (with concert to follow from 2:00-3:00PM)

Join us for an afternoon with artist Selina Trepp! Trepp will give an artist talk and lead a discussion about how she empowers herself as a mother and artist. She will discuss her multi-disciplinary art practice, and will go into detail about how parenthood has affected her artistic production. Trepp will explain how she navigates  logistics, politics, and money in her practice, and her interactions with institutions. Trepp’s talk will be followed by a Q&A/ discussion.

Following the talk, participants are invited to a networking lunch - and brainstorming session - guided by founders of Extended Practice, Sara Holwerda and Angela Lopez. This session will allow individuals to focus on making connections with other artists parents and to envision how some of Trepp's strategies could apply to their own practices. Participants will explore what strategies they can build on to empower themselves as artists and mothers.

Registration required. Cost: $10. Lunch included in registration. Childcare provided!

Event presented by Extended Practice.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Home-made Movies: An All-Ages Event" with South Side Home Movie Project 
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Home-made Movies: An All-Ages Event" with South Side Home Movie Project 

Experimental Station and South Side Home Movie Project present an evening for all ages to view historical and contemporary representations of personal life on the South Side through home-made movies, discuss how we capture and archive media in the current era, and create a joyous sound effects score collaboratively for a vintage cartoon shared with the project by one of their members. 

This event is free and open to the public, and families are welcome.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #2: Intergenerational Exhibition / Sharing
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #2: Intergenerational Exhibition / Sharing

At the second event (of 2) we will celebrate the creative work of mothers of color. Everyone is welcome to join us for this one-night exhibition and sharing: families and extended support networks of friends, fans and supporters. Mothers - and children - are invited to share and discuss their work at this informal, intergenerational event.

This event is free and open to the public, and families are welcome.

Developed in collaboration with Wisdom Baty and Extended Practice.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Multi-generational Gathering" with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Multi-generational Gathering" with Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

In collaboration with Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Experimental Station will host a multi-generational event to engage all ages by bringing together youth and older adults with conversation, food, and an art activity. RSVP required.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Saffron Caravan 10-Year Anniversary Concert"
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Saffron Caravan 10-Year Anniversary Concert"

All are welcome to join for a multicultural performance and discussion on the power of music to connect us across barriers and across generations.

This event is free and open to the public, and families are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $5 for students and seniors, $10-20 for adults.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #1: Childcare-Supported Gathering and Potluck
Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Ways We Make - Mothers of Color Nurturing and Building Our Creative Communities" - Event #1: Childcare-Supported Gathering and Potluck

The first event (of 2) is a childcare-supported gathering of mothers who make things. As children engage in supervised play and art making, mothers will connect with each other over a shared meal and guided conversation. Together, we will discuss the challenges of making while parenting, share strategies for how to carve out the space and time we need, and question traditional artist spaces. Registration required.

Developed in collaboration with Wisdom Baty and Extended Practice.

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INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Youth Teach-In" by Youth For Black Lives
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

INTERGENERATIONAL PERSPECTIVES SERIES: "Youth Teach-In" by Youth For Black Lives

Youth for Black Lives is hosting a youth teach-in geared at empowering Chicago youth through education on topics related to activism, self-care, poetry and more; all taught by young people! All are welcome to participate in this day of sharing knowledge and experiences, with a special speaker.

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Viking Economics: A Discussion with George Lakey
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Viking Economics: A Discussion with George Lakey

In Viking Economics—perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.

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