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.

Archiving Workshop III with Maggie Brown

It’s our third Archiving Workshop with Rebuild Artist-in-Residence Maggie Brown at the Arts Bank! Join Maggie and archivist Candace Ming for a primer on caring for your 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm films as well as audiocassette preservation. Bring your films for inspection and assessment and ask about our free digitization services!

Work on the Sabbath featuring SPQHER

This week, Yaw is joined by hip hop + soul female duo SPQHER. 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.

WATTSTAX with Duane Powell + Nikki Patin

At the LA Coliseum in 1972, the Watts Summer Festival brought together musicians and entertainers from the Black community to remember the Watts Riots from seven years prior. Organized by Stax Records, the concert featured incendiary performances by Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the Bar-Kays, and other… 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.

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

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 to a potent musical history lesson accompanied by great music from the heart. Her live audience rehearsals often feature young musicians as they develop their repertoire to perform at festivals… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath featuring Tasleem Jamila

Tasleem Jamila is an internationally renowned poet, vocalist and cultural producer. Her sound is a fusion of hip hop, spirituals, mystical chants, and lyrical soul. She is author of Black Baptist Muslim Mystic poetry book. We will share poetry, songs and lyrics as healing that speak to the current times, exploring healing and creativity with lyrics… Learn More

Sankofa City Summer School Kick-Off

What will the South Side of Chicago look like in 2021?  Vanguard L.A. Rebellion filmmaker and founder of Kaos Network Ben Caldwell kicks off a week-long workshop on visualizing the future of our community with this presentation of his work around the transformation of LA’s Leimert Park. Through the production of Afro-speculative design videos, Caldwell… Learn More

Sankofa City Summer School: South Side Design Fiction Workshop with Ben Caldwell + Jacqueline Stewart

Dates: August 19-26, 2017 Location: sites include Logan Center, Connect Gallery, various south side locations Details + registration:   Gray Center  |  sabrina@rebuild-foundation.org What will the South Side of Chicago look like in 2021?  As we anticipate the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, this workshop brings South Side residents and University of Chicago students together… 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.

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

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 to a potent musical history lesson accompanied by great music from the heart. Her live audience rehearsals often feature young musicians as they develop their repertoire to perform at festivals… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath featuring The DOT

Work on the Sabbath seeks to create an experience of healing and community through the practice of listening and space sharing. This week, Jamal Jeffries “Mister JayToo” will be joined by organ trio The DOT, with organist Justin Dillard, guitarist Vincent Roofe, and drummer Samuel Jewell.

Handsworth Songs with Ian Sergeant

Screening of Handsworth Songs (John Akomfrah, UK, 1986) with visiting curator Ian Sergeant. “I was a budding filmmaker and a founding member of Black Pyramid Film & Video Project, in Bristol 1994, when I first saw the films of Black Audio Film Collective, now Smoking Dogs. Truth is Black Pyramid’s establishment was inspired by the… Learn More

Sankofa City Summer School: Proposals for Our Future: Video Screening/Community Conversation/Reception

Note location: Connect Gallery (1520 S Harper Court) Participants in Sankofa City Summer School: South Side Design Fiction Workshop present their visions for the future of our neighborhood, in the form of speculative design videos and objects that imagine new possibilities for public spaces. Presentations will be hosted by workshop leaders, legendary filmmaker, entrepreneur and… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

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 to a potent musical history lesson accompanied by great music from the heart. Her live audience rehearsals often feature young musicians as they develop their repertoire to perform at festivals… 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 Neak

Work on the Sabbath seeks to create an experience of healing and community through the practice of listening and space sharing. This week, Sabbath is led by Chicago-based hip-hop artist Neak, featuring drummer Tayesticks and guitarist George Wundsam. Let There Be Light: Representing Neak’s hopeful views on God and life, while navigating and understanding the… Learn More

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.