Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners!

Shola Lynch’s 2013 documentary tells the story of renown author, academic and activist Angela Davis, centering on the period in which her radical, social work implicated her in a botched kidnapping that ends with four people dead and her name on the FBI’s most-wanted list in 1970. The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that… Learn More

Resident Artist: FINAL Archiving Workshop with Maggie Brown

The South Side Home Movie Project presents the seventh and final Archiving Workshop with Rebuild Foundation Artist-in-Residence Maggie Brown. The series culminates with this special presentation by Maggie Brown and her sister Africa, performing poetry and songs from their father Oscar Brown Jr.’s archive, inspired by home movies selected from the SSHMP archive. As always,… 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

The Great Black Music Ensemble led by Ernest Dawkins

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins and his band presents a special performance in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, featuring guest jazz guitarist George Freemen.

Writers Workshop—CANCELED

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

Happy Birthday Maggie Brown!

COMPOSITIONS: “I Dig Jazz!” The songs will feature music of great jazz composers (Monk; Miles Davis; Ellington; Charlie Parker) to which OBJ and others have put lyrics. Experiment with the audience using a jazz standard and invite them to improvise, scat and explore like a jazz musician would do on their instrument. Plus it’s Maggie’s… 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 Stony Island Arts Bank.

Work on the Sabbath featuring Abraham Mellish

Location: BING  |  307 E Garfield Blvd  [ map ] Join us for Work on the Sabbath featuring Abraham Mellish. Abraham’s style of music is best described as Afro-Folk Pop. The combination danceable rhythms, lyrical depth, and infections hooks have granted Abraham the opportunity to rock venues such as Subterranean, The Old Town School of Folk Music… Learn More

Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

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

Work on the Sabbath featuring The DOT

Location: BING  |  307 E Garfield Blvd  [ map ] The DOT comprises Hammond Artist Justin Dillard, veteran guitarist Vinnie Roofe, and phenomenal shooting star drummer Samuel Jewell, all of Chicago. They play a style of music called ‘GIT down’, which consists of original music composed and arranged by Justin Dillard. It draws on everyone from organ… Learn More

Black Cinema House Presents: The Green Book Chronicles

Greetings! Black Cinema House is proud to partner with author and playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey for a special presentation of his documentary film, “The Green Book Chronicles.” This in-progress film spotlights the fascinating origin and function of the Negro Motorist Green Book, a yearly publication used to assist black road-travelers from 1936 to 1966. Join… Learn More

Writers Workshop

Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop nurtures individual growth and supports collaborative projects. In 2018, the workshop will focus on turning writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format now includes topics in the writing/publishing process.

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

FINAL Maggie Brown Performance

Join us for Maggie Brown’s final performance, during which she’ll perform a selection of Abbey Lincoln’s songs. Lincoln grew up not far from the Stony Island Arts Bank, in East Chicago, Illinois. After first gaining exposure on the big screen, Lincoln went on to forge a musical career which is little known, but widely felt. A pioneer of sporting a look that was “Afrocentric”… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath featuring Real T@lk

Location: BING  |  307 E Garfield Blvd  [ map ] Join us for Work on the Sabbath featuring Brandon “Real T@lk” Williams.  Real T@lak is a Chicago poet and rapper active in the spoken word and music scene. He has toured the Midwest circuit and spoken at various colleges and universities. His first audio project, “The Mo’… Learn More