Premiere Night! Youth Video Showcase

The students of Black Cinema House’s after-school video program, in partnership with South Shore Fine Arts Academy, invite you to the public premiere of their new videos! My Job  (Ebony) Children’s Safety First!   (Brea + Betthaney) Meet My Mom   (Aminah) How Budget Cuts Affect Us   (Jasmine + Taylor) It’s Never Too Late To Graduate   (Sharonda)… Learn More

In the Morning with director Nefertite Nguvu

Writer/director/producer Nefertite Nguvu’s award-winning debut feature film charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Urban World Film Festival in New York, In the Morning delves into… Learn More

Archiving Workshop with Maggie Brown

Join The South Side Home Movie Project and Rebuild artist-in-residence Maggie Brown for an archiving workshop on how to care for, preserve, and catalog your archival materials whether they be film, video, documents or photo! Archivists will be on hand to inspect your film so bring any materials you might have and consider donating to… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath with Yaw Agyeman

Join us for our weekly Sunday Service featuring the work of former Rebuild Foundation artist-in-residence, Yaw Agyeman, and his musical accompaniment. Work on the Sabbath seeks to create an experience of healing and community through the practice of listening and space sharing. Featuring: Mister JayToo (DJ) Justin Dillard (keys) Richard Riley (bass) Christopher Paquette (skins)… Learn More

VoCA Talk: Derrick Adams

On the occasion of his new multimedia exhibition, “Future People,” opening at the Rebuild Foundation Stony Island Arts Bank on June 6, Derrick Adams will sit down with VoCA Board Member and Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator of American Art at The Huntington, Chad Alligood, to discuss his arts practice and the experience of incorporating… Learn More

The Petty Biennial Film Program

NOTE LOCATION: Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Boulevard Join us for a Film Program presented as part of the exhibition The Petty Biennial, curated by La Keisha Leek and Sadie Woods, Arts + Public Life’s Inaugural Curatorial Collective. Open TV Premieres – programmed by Aymar Jean Christian Kai Green, Triggers, 2017 Ester Alegria, ambivert, 2017… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath presents Kiara Lanier

Work on the Sabbath presents The QiQi teatime cabaret with Kiara Lanier The QiQi is a teatime cabaret that blends a concert of soul experimental music, site specific performance art, and holistic health for a contemporary and immersive experience at a dinner table. While enjoying a hand blended flight of herbal medicinal teas, desserts and… Learn More

Visual Repertoire for Video Artists: Projects

Using the vast visual resources housed at The Stony Island Arts Bank, participants in Black Cinema House’s free weekly class built personal libraries of image-based references using inspiration from the Glass Lantern Slides collection, archival materials from the Johnson Publishing Library, and selected films from the Black Cinema House collection. Tonight they present their mood… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: DJ Duane Powell

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.

Solo X Change

Stacy Patrice and Sandria Washington designed Solo X Change as a free monthly, multimedia series dedicated to airing the stories of black solo travel and how these trips transform. This month’s live exchange shares how to experience transformation on your upcoming trips-domestic and abroad-as well as whats in it for you, to solo travel. We… Learn More

The House on Coco Road

The latest release from Ava DuVernay’s distribution collective, Array. Set amidst the Grenada Revolution, The House on Coco Road documents one family’s flight from racial tensions in 1980’s Oakland, California, only to find themselves settled directly in the path of a U.S. military invasion. Featuring interviews with life-long social justice activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

Maggie Brown will perform her one-woman show “LEGACY: Our Wealth in Music” as tribute to Juneteenth and Black Music Month, joined by special guests, including the teenage trio band Lance. In her Open Rehearsals, Maggie Brown develops new arrangements for jazz and bebop songs with her vocalist sister, Africa Brown, as the audience is treated… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: DJ Duane Powell

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 Phenom

Join us for our weekly Sunday Service featuring the work of former Rebuild Foundation artist-in-residence, Yaw Agyeman, and his musical accompaniment. Work on the Sabbath seeks to create an experience of healing and community through the practice of listening and space sharing.

Hour Flow Yoga

Stacy Patrice’s intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions blend an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga session is a mind-body-soul experience for all yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session. Class begins promptly at 6:30pm.