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Get Artistic at West Chicago’s Community Block Party

Get Artistic at West Chicago’s Community Block Party

Columbia’s alumni continue to use talent and imagination after they graduate. Focused on “authoring the culture of their time,” grads like Anni Holm connect art and community in ways that invite people to get involved. Anni lives in West Chicago now, so this isn’t actually a Chicago neighborhood event, but there is time for one […]

Weird Al Writes One for the Grammarians

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Weird Al Writes One for the Grammarians

Published in July, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun”  hit #1 on Billboard Hot 200 album chart. It is Yankovic’s first time with a number one album. Of special interest to journalism teachers, English teachers, and grammarians, is the song “Word Crimes.” The song lists grammar and spelling errors and makes fun of those who don’t […]

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest Coming to History Museum

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Chicago Hot Dog Fest Coming to History Museum
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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 […]

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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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