Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. *This week join us at the Currency Exchange Cafe
Cinema Scene Study, a free weekly course offered by Black Cinema House this winter, places an emphasis on the collaboration process within a studio style video production model. Introducing the functions of key department heads that shape directorial visions, each student will inhabit these roles as they collaborate on their peers’ projects. Each participant will… Learn More
Get in your body, get out of your mind and get on with your life. Release tension, deepen your personal practice, and embrace the rhythm of life, one breath at a time. Taught by Stacy Patrice and open to all skill levels, yoga mats and tea are available at each session.
Learn more about the FREE 7-week summer programs for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. During the Summer Immersion Program you will: Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more! Join our supportive and diverse #squad! Stay connected… Learn More
Curated by teaching artist and Rebuild volunteer, Jo McEntee, the Writers Workshop is structured to nurture individual growth and foster collaborative projects. 2017 will focus on evolving writers into published authors. To accomplish that goal, the workshop format has changed from all readings and critiques to incorporate topics in the writing/publishing process.
Where do you go to the movies? Why do you go there? Does your venue of choice change depending on the type of screening? Black Cinema House, in conjunction with UChicago’s “Chicago Film Cultures” course, led by Jacqueline Stewart, hosts an event dedicated to discussing the history and significance of cinematic spaces in Chicago. Join… Learn More
Explore new ways of constructing music and performing for live audiences at Choir Rehearsal. Choir members will be asked to do things that are slightly unorthodox relative to other gospel or community choirs. Under the leadership of Theaster Gates, Yaw Agyeman and Mikel Patrick Avery, this Choir promises to create new ways of considering black… Learn More
June 7, 2017 would have been the 100th birthday of poet and Chicago cultural icon Gwendolyn Brooks. To commemorate this occasion, Curbside Splendor has published Revise the Psalm: Work Inspired by the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku. The collection features poetry, short fiction and prose, and visual art… Learn More
In partnership with the Human Rights Watch Chicago 2017 Film Series, Black Cinema House is pleased to present KIKI – a film by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garcon. Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, Kiki offers a riveting, complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youths of color,… Learn More
“Before LOVE JONES, black romance on the big screen was hard to come by. Sure, MAHOGANY had paved the way, but that was in 1975. Since then, most of the movies featuring black people were about ‘hood life: poverty, gangs, drugs and guns. Someone was always dying by the time the credits rolled. Then, in… Learn More
NOTE LOCATION: Currency Exchange Cafe (305 E Garfield Blvd) Join us to welcome the country’s leading scholars of Black cinema and media to Chicago! The authors will sign their books and share their favorite Black film and television moments, clips offering much needed hope, humor and guidance at this surreal moment in political history. Light… Learn More
Join our secret society every Friday evening for dancing, lounging and sun valedictions. Leave your woes at the door and let your week melt away to a ceremonious drumbeat lead by Coultrain. Begin the weekend cleansed by local DJs and artists inspired by the Frankie Knuckles record collection. Curated by our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, Incantations with… Learn More
Join artist Philip Mallory Jones, Rebuild Foundation and VGA Gallery for closing event of DATELINE: Bronzeville. This exhibition features work from the forthcoming first person mystery video game, “DATELINE: Bronzeville” that brings 1940s Bronzeville to life at a time when vibrant black culture and business flourished during the great migration. This exhibition showcases playable game… Learn More
Hyphen-Labs is an international collective of women artists, designers, engineers, game-builders, and writers known for works that merge art, technology, and science. Their latest project, the multiplatform NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism uses video, virtual reality, and medical imaging to explore Black women’s contributions to science while raising issues of identity and perception. Set in a future “neurocosmetology… Learn More