THICK TIME RADIO STATION: Broadcast 2 - It Dawned on Me
Jun
21
4:00 AM04:00

THICK TIME RADIO STATION: Broadcast 2 - It Dawned on Me

This free sunrise event on the solstice is part of Karen Christopher, Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge’s High Concept Labs Intensive residency. TTRS is focussed on the transmission and reception of imperceptible influences, making visible what we might otherwise fail to see, and bringing to attention what is already going on rather than creating or inventing actions.

View Event →
Project Tool in SET FREE with Jovan Landry
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Project Tool in SET FREE with Jovan Landry

Project Tool in SET FREE is an opportunity for Project Tool performers, builders and collaborators to engage in movement practice and research with their South side Chicago communities. Builders & performers: Keyierra Collins, Keisha Janae, Jessie Marasa & Aaliyah Christina along with dramaturg Brianna Alexis Heath, documentarian & emcee Jovan Landry, and sound engineer and artist Damon Locks will open different spaces to community members to witness and experience culminating exhibitions of Project Tool’s journeys through improvisation and composition.

View Event →
Bike Tour: Visualizing the 1919 Riots in Today’s Chicago - Newberry Library with Blackstone Bicycle Works
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tour: Visualizing the 1919 Riots in Today’s Chicago - Newberry Library with Blackstone Bicycle Works

Join a large-scale, 10-mile bike ride organized by Newberry Library through the South Side neighborhoods where violence erupted during the summer of 1919. Facilitated by Blackstone Bicycle Works, this tour will start at the only marker of the riots in the city—at 29th Street and the lakefront—and then move through Bronzeville, Bridgeport, the Stockyards, and back toward the lake. 

Tour leaders will mark sites of violence and encourage riders to visualize the past. Where did the events of 1919 take place? How have neighborhoods changed over time?  Where do we see boundaries and segregation as we ride?  How can we see and feel history in the city’s built environment?

View Event →

Trauma-Informed Reporting: A Panel Discussion - South Side Weekly Workshop Series
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Trauma-Informed Reporting: A Panel Discussion - South Side Weekly Workshop Series

Join City Bureau and South Side Weekly for a special panel to discuss trauma-informed reporting. We’ve gathered three experts who can provide different perspectives and actionable advice on how to work with communities that have experienced trauma, with a focus on gun violence, state violence and gender violence. We’ll discuss how trauma affects people mentally, physically and emotionally, and the ethical limits of journalism in service of those populations.

View Event →
Blackstone Bicycle Works Pop-up Shop Opening & Reception - BBW's Third Annual Art Show
May
22
5:00 AM05:00

Blackstone Bicycle Works Pop-up Shop Opening & Reception - BBW's Third Annual Art Show

Please join us for the grand opening of Blackstone Bicycle Works’ pop-up shop featuring branded and bike-themed merchandise, including t-shirts, buttons, water bottles, tote bags, and journals. Youths from the bike shop have been working with teaching artists Concitta Cavin and Michelle Merritt to learn business skills and develop ways to visually reflect our unique cycling culture.

View Event →
"In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" Exhibit Reception and Panel Discussion with Tonika Johnson, Melissa Blount, and Essence McDowell
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

"In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" Exhibit Reception and Panel Discussion with Tonika Johnson, Melissa Blount, and Essence McDowell

Tonika Johnson, Melissa Blount, and Essence McDowell work within diverse artistic practices (including photography, quilting, painting, and writing) to honor and center Black women’s voices and histories. At this Public Newsroom with City Bureau, inspired by Alice Walker’s writings on Black women’s creativity, these artists will discuss their work as embodiments of Black women’s intergenerational and unconventional creative practices. Find out how they are redefining connections between creative work and resistance to oppression, exploring the relationship between Black women and the archive, and monumentalizing Black women within our creative lineages.

View Event →
Staged Reading of Ntozake Shange’s Boogie Woogie Landscapes
Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

Staged Reading of Ntozake Shange’s Boogie Woogie Landscapes

From the acclaimed playwright of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf comes a choreopoem about one night of dreams and memories from a young, African American woman. A collage of dreamlike memories and poetic editorials, Boogie Woogie Landscapes is a funny, moving, and surprising piece of theatre from one of America’s most incisive poets/playwrights. 

This is a partnership with Court Theater’s Spotlight Reading Series, which aims to rediscover plays by writers of color largely missing from the American stage and absent from the traditional canon.

View Event →
Public Newsroom 102: Reporting on Race and Riots—1919 to Today
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Public Newsroom 102: Reporting on Race and Riots—1919 to Today

This week at the Public Newsroom we’ll draw connections to how reporting on the 1919 riots relates to the coverage of segregation nearly half a century later and what, if anything, has changed today. Our featured guests for the evening are Ethan Michaeli, author of The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America (2015), and City Bureau Co-Founder Darryl Holliday.

View Event →
Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Coalition (R3) "Free the City/ Heal the City" Strategy Summit - mayoral election debrief and strategy session, group voting
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Coalition (R3) "Free the City/ Heal the City" Strategy Summit - mayoral election debrief and strategy session, group voting

What will the next mayor of Chicago commit to in the first 100 days of a new administration?
How we hold the new City leadership accountable?
We demand the run-off candidates commit and clarify key issues!

Come gather with the Resist. Reimagine. Rebuild. Coalition for a mayoral election debrief and strategy session.

View Event →
South Side Weekly "Reporting Basics" Workshop with Adeshine Immanuel (RSVP required)
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

South Side Weekly "Reporting Basics" Workshop with Adeshine Immanuel (RSVP required)

On Saturday, March 30th, from 1-3PM, South Side Weekly brings a "Reporting Basics" workshop to Experimental Station's kitchen, led by journalist Adeshine Immanuel. Learn how to you get the information you need for a good story.  As an experienced reporter, Adeshine will share about seeking out sources, conducting effective interviews, and doing research. RSVP is required!

View Event →
"To Love" - Joseph Harris Installation
Mar
29
to May 6

"To Love" - Joseph Harris Installation

For his first installation, Joseph Harris has placed his drawings, text pieces, 3-D printed and laser-cut objects, and personal artifacts throughout the Experimental Station entryway, tied together with words and writings directly on the walls. Two large projections feature videos of Joseph’s performance style and a slideshow of his graphic designs, drawings, and photographs.

View Event →
"Through the Lens" Workshop with Tonika Johnson: On the Potential of Black women’s Self-Portraiture to Reclaim Narratives of Black life
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

"Through the Lens" Workshop with Tonika Johnson: On the Potential of Black women’s Self-Portraiture to Reclaim Narratives of Black life

From newspaper covers to Instagram snapshots, images have the potential to shape and transform narratives. Join us for a discussion led by artist Tonika Johnson on the potential of Black women’s self-portraiture to reclaim narratives of Black life. Bring objects or clothes with significance to you to photograph in a self-portraiture and storytelling workshop. Childcare will be provided!

View Event →
The World Before Your Feet Film Screening with One Earth Film Festival
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

The World Before Your Feet Film Screening with One Earth Film Festival

There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. Executive produced by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, “The World Before Your Feet” is a “walkumentary” that Hyperallergic calls “A celebration of using what short time we all have to better connect with the world.”

View Event →