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Word Weekend Features Writers, Hip-Hop, Spoken-Word and More

Word Weekend Features Writers, Hip-Hop, Spoken-Word and More

MCA Chicago presents Word Weekend, an event that showcases Chicago’s active and diverse communities of authors, hip-hop artists, spoken-word poets, songwriters, and visual artists who explore the complexities and pleasures of words, text, and language. The weekend includes activities for every age, whether you’re 9 or 90. Find out what’s happening with contemporary underground publishing […]

Not Pretty, but Fun as you learn Kulturkueche (Sausage Making)

Dank Haus presents Sausage Making on July 24th. You can view the details (and buy a ticket — this is not a free activity here.) Are you ready to grind a whole pork shoulder? Austrian Chef Martin of Alpine Brand Sausages will guide you through the art of Wurst. Students will make 3-4 sausages from bratwurst […]

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The Artists Cannot Be Present

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The Artists Cannot Be Present

The Artists Will Not Be Present an exhibition featuring visual art, poetry by youth in Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition opens July 11 at 6 p.m. at the  Chicago Art Department, 1932 S Halsted St Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60608. The exhibition presents the work […]

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“Walking the Camino” Takes You on a Trip in Time and Space at the Gene Siskel Theater

The first time I heard about the Camino de Compostela, it sounded to me like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  The route of the pilgrimage isn’t the actual route of Spain’s Camino, but some things have remained the same, despite the passing of eons. The Camino de Compostela is a 300 mile trek that starts in France […]

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Scott Strazannte’s “Shooting From the Hip” Photo Exhibit Opens in Chicago

Photojournalist Scott Strazzante’s “Shooting From the Hip” exhibit opened July 8th at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery. The exhibit features 125 photos taken in Downtown Chicago over the last four or five years by Strazzante using an iPhone. In Shooting from the Hip, Stranzannte, 50, discreetly captures all elements of life, from relaxing on a boat to the rough reality of […]

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Design, Have Fun, and Do Windows Without Microsoft

Bottle & Bottega is holding a Project Windows Launch Party on Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The studio in Chicago’s South Loop (1241 S. Michigan) will be hosting a painting party to commence the launch of Chicago’s premier window design competition: Project Windows. This summer over 50 of Chicago’s top retailers […]

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Number of Biking Trips Exceeds Car Trips!

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Number of Biking Trips Exceeds Car Trips!

A new analysis released by Ted Villaire, Communications Director for Active Transportation Alliance, provides the first estimate for total daily bike trips in the city of Chicago, including nonwork trips that are typically excluded from data about the number and percentage of trips taken by bike. The analysis finds that an average of nearly 125,000 daily bike […]

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