Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please join us for a day of reflection in remembrance of Dr. King’s life. Stop by BING to hear music and read texts inspired by the civil rights movement, and share your thoughts on how Dr. King has inspired you.

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.

Pop-Up Free Bookstore

For three days, BING will transform into a FREE BOOKSTORE! Our friends at Open Books will be dropping by to fill our shelves with a wide array of fiction, non-fiction, YA, and children’s books that will all be up for grabs. Bring your reusable shopping bag (feel free to fill it with any books that you’d like… 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.

Mother of George

Directed by Andrew Dosunmu, a Nigerian photographer and filmmaker, Mother of George tells the story of Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn who manage a small restaurant. Together, they face fertility issues that defy cultural expectations which lead Adenike to make a shocking decision that will impact the fate of her family…. Learn More

Arts Block After Dark

We’re open late on Friday, April 6 in tandem with I’m Down For Whatever: The Teen Perception – Opening Reception at the Arts Incubator and First Friday Game Night hosted by Trading Races founder Kenyatta Forbes in BING; plus, it’s the first day of BING’s Pop-Up Free Bookstore! Open Books will be dropping by to fill our shelves with a wide array of… Learn More

Praise Dance

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 and dance worship to top gospel artists. This is a recurring program on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

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.

African Dance

Join our community for FREE African Dance classes, featuring live drumming to keep your step! Bolo, Bridge of Togetherness, is an African dance class series for all ages instructed by Brenda (Malika) Moore. We have dashikis for you to wear; just bring your rhythm and a friend! From the south side of Chicago to Senegal, West… Learn More

Pieces of David

Starring Cynda Williams, most known for her work in Spike Lee’s “Mo Betta Blues, this feature “Pieces of David” is “a dark comedy about 4 women that accidentally kill the man they were all unknowingly romantically involved with and in a panic, attempt to dismember and dispose of his body.” Written and directed by Lawrence… 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.

Steve Coleman BING Residency Series

Alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman and members of the Five Elements Band return to Chicago for their third two-week residency that will include multi-level workshops, performances, and South Side-focused outreach. Mentored by Chicago jazz greats, Coleman has been recognized for his technical virtuosity and engagement with diverse musical traditions. The residency will culminate in… Learn More

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

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.

African Dance

Join our community for FREE African Dance classes, featuring live drumming to keep your step! Bolo, Bridge of Togetherness, is an African dance class series for all ages instructed by Brenda (Malika) Moore. We have dashikis for you to wear; just bring your rhythm and a friend! From the south side of Chicago to Senegal, West… 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.

Steve Coleman BING Residency Series

Alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman and members of the Five Elements Band return to Chicago for their third two-week residency that will include multi-level workshops, performances, and South Side-focused outreach. Mentored by Chicago jazz greats, Coleman has been recognized for his technical virtuosity and engagement with diverse musical traditions. The residency will culminate in… Learn More

Her Honor Play Reading

Join us from 4:00-6:00pm at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative for a FREE and sneak-peek reading of J. Nicole Brooks’ groundbreaking Chicago play, Her Honor Jane Byrne.  It is the spring of 1981, and Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne is fed up with gun violence in Cabrini-Green, one of the nation’s most notorious housing projects. She… Learn More

Praise Dance

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 and dance worship to top gospel artists. This is a recurring program on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

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.

African Dance

Join our community for FREE African Dance classes, featuring live drumming to keep your step! Bolo, Bridge of Togetherness, is an African dance class series for all ages instructed by Brenda (Malika) Moore. We have dashikis for you to wear; just bring your rhythm and a friend! From the south side of Chicago to Senegal, West… Learn More

Dorchester Garden Kick-off Celebration

Join us for a community gathering celebrating the start of a 2018 growing season at the Dorchester Community Garden! We’ll be picking up garbage, adding dirt to the raised beds, planting seeds, and of course, making new friends. All welcome regardless of participation ability. Grab a neighbor and come support this incredible community project!    

Last Thursday Tap: A Dance Class

Last Thursday Tap: A Dance Class is a new monthly class on the last Thursday of each month, instructed by DA+ HC dancer-in-residence Jumaane Taylor. Open to all ages 7+, this unique beginners class will teach basic tap steps by guiding dancers through a warm up, the “tap dance anthem”, and tap improvisation techniques. Families encouraged to attend! Bring… 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.

Steve Coleman BING Residency Series

Alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman and members of the Five Elements Band return to Chicago for their third two-week residency that will include multi-level workshops, performances, and South Side-focused outreach. Mentored by Chicago jazz greats, Coleman has been recognized for his technical virtuosity and engagement with diverse musical traditions. The residency will culminate in… Learn More

The Women of Brewster Place: Part One

Black Cinema House will be screening the first episode of the miniseries on April 27th! 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 Winfrey, Robin… 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.

African Dance

Join our community for FREE African Dance classes, featuring live drumming to keep your step! Bolo, Bridge of Togetherness, is an African dance class series for all ages instructed by Brenda (Malika) Moore. We have dashikis for you to wear; just bring your rhythm and a friend! From the south side of Chicago to Senegal, West… Learn More