The Women of Brewster Place: Part Two

Black Cinema House will be screening the second and final installment of the miniseries on May 4th! Adapted from the critically-acclaimed debut novel from Gloria Naylor, “The Women of Brewster Place” focuses on a group of women living in a housing project over the course of thirty years. Starring notable Black actors Olivia Cole, Oprah… Learn More

First Friday Game Night

Kenyatta Forbes, creator of Trading Races and Trading Rappers, hosts our First Friday Game Night! Light bites + beer, wine, and cocktails available at the Currency Exchange Café. Space and games are first come, first serve.

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Currency Exchange Cafe located at 305 E. Garfield Blvd.

Praise Dance Heals

Join us for a FREE dance class that heals body and soul! Students will explore ways to strengthen their bodies and practice modern dance techniques all while feeding the spirit and healing the soul in dance praise & dance worship to some of today’s (and yesterday’s) top gospel artists. Classes will begin with a warm-up and… Learn More

Spotlight: A.J. McClenon

Black Cinema House will feature multimedia artist, A.J. McClenon, with a double feature of two, short format works. As described by A.J., “Black Water: Polarity is a multimedia performance series that draws personal, historical and political relationships between Black people and water.” It invokes elements of dance, theatre, personal experiences and historical accounts through performance… Learn More

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Currency Exchange Cafe located at 305 E. Garfield Blvd.

The Jiā 家 Project: South Side :: Family Portraits by Nancy Wong

Come have a FREE family portrait taken by Chicago photographer Nancy Wong (www.nancymwong.com). This photo project is in collaboration with Gorman House Publishing and the Rebuild Foundation. The Jiā Project celebrates families on the south side by visually documenting their beauty, diversity, and emotional strength. Jiā 家 means “family” or “home” in Mandarin Chinese. The… Learn More

Rabbit Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 drama, directed by Phillip Noyce and based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Indigenous Australian author Doris Pilkington Garimara, a true story of the author’s mother and two sisters. The three Aboriginal girls, run away from the Moore River Native Settlement in Western Australia to return to their… Learn More

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Currency Exchange Cafe located at 305 E. Garfield Blvd.

Praise Dance Heals

Join us for a FREE dance class that heals body and soul! Students will explore ways to strengthen their bodies and practice modern dance techniques all while feeding the spirit and healing the soul in dance praise & dance worship to some of today’s (and yesterday’s) top gospel artists. Classes will begin with a warm-up and… Learn More

Jumaane Taylor: A Cinematic Tap Experience

Jumaane Taylor is the current dancer-in-residence at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative! The Chicago native will join Black Cinema House in a fusion of cinema and live tap performance!   About Tap “features stylistic performances and recollections by three of America’s leading male tap dancers: Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Chuck Green. In the… Learn More

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Currency Exchange Cafe located at 305 E. Garfield Blvd.