Lose Nothing: An Evening with Kevin Jerome Everson

Media artist Kevin Jerome Everson presents a selection of new work, including the Chicago premiere of Auditioning for Nathaniel (2016), in which famous actor Nathaniel Jitahadi Taylor waxes poetically to dancers, painters, actors and filmmakers. Screening will be followed by a conversation with Everson and Terri Francis, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies/The Media School… Learn More

BCH@TheBank: Strandbeest Videos

In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, BCH@theBank will be screening videos featured in the exhibition Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. The exhibition at the Chicago Cultural… Learn More

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral hist

Soul Healing 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Hoop Dreams

First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Hoop Dreams is the remarkable true story of two young Chicago basketball players pursuing their NBA dreams, and an intimate reflection of contemporary American culture. Screening will be followed by Q&A with Arthur Agee, one of the subjects… Learn More

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Hour Flow Yoga

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.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music.

Seeds of Disunion: Classics in Black Stereotypy Film Series: Imitation of Life

Based on Fannie Hurst’s novel, this classic melodrama was beloved by many Black audiences for its “subplot” featuring Louise Beavers as Delilah the devoted-servant-turned-pancake-mix icon whose light-skinned daughter Peola — a too-rare star turn by Fredi Washington — rejects her to pass for white. Made during the height of the Depression, Imitation of Life (1934)… Learn More

Family Band: Spring Session Begins

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors, don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

Soul Healing 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Self + Otherness: Student Screenings

View student videos from the Black Cinema House winter film workshop session and learn about the upcoming spring session that begins April 13th. The winter course focused on the video essay genre: a branch of cinema, which stems directly from early film, intermixing documentary, experimental, and video art genres. The student’s final projects are a… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Wright and Lindsay

Chicago-based author Tony Lindsay reads selections from the Johnson Library and his next book Acorns in the Skillet: Stories of Race in America. For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members are encouraged to read from our collections and explore connections with their own life and work. Lindsay’s reading will include an excerpt from Richard Wright’s… Learn More

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

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.

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music.

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors, don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

Soul Healing 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Hour Flow Yoga

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.

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a jazz drummer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music.

And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead: An Evening with Billy Woodberry

One seminal, under-heralded African-American cultural figure salutes another in When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead (2015), Billy Woodberry’s profile of beat-poet Bob Kaufman. An oral biography nimbly combining rich, varied archival footage with talking-head present-day interviews, the film offers a moving homage to the artist often called the “American Rimbaud.” In a meandering, non-chronological… Learn More

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors, don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org

Soul Healing 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 skill levels. Yoga mats and tea available at each session.  

Myth of Me Art Workshop

If you could create a positive alter ego, who would that person be? Work with our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, to create a visual myth of yourself. Activities will include writing, collaging, and drawing inspiration from Rebuild’s collections and pop-culture. Ages 7 – 14.

Self + Otherness: Film Workshop

Self + Otherness is a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. These are introductory/intermediate level classes for adults and young adults that have an interest in learning the… Learn More

Hour Flow Yoga

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.

Ken Vandermark

New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the Monster Roster. The concert features music inspired by the visual ideas on display in theMonster Roster exhibition at the Smart Museum and by the Stony Island Art Bank’s library of musical ideas—the vinyl collection of the legendary Frankie Knuckles. It deals… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational performances. Coultrain, a poet; singer, songwriter; and multi-instrumentalist, is known for bringing deep, dark, love through his somber but intriguing soulful music.

LA Rebellion Film Series: To Sleep with Anger

Screening will be followed by a conversation with University of Chicago film historians Allyson Field and Jacqueline Stewart. Director Charles Burnett’s first feature to be widely released by a major distributor enjoyed universal critical acclaim, with stellar reviews appearing in the Chicago Reader, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker and Variety. Despite a virtually nonexistent studio… Learn More

Community Cataloging: Family Albums

Special month-long Community Cataloging workshop to create a shared archive of the South Side Family Album being collected by Rebuild. Teaching artists and visiting archivists will lead Saturday morning workshops on the creation of personal photo albums and collecting oral histories.

Open Dances: Kyle Abraham

Learn dance with featured artist Kyle Abraham, an acclaimed choreographer and MacArthur “Genius” awardee who resides in NYC. Open Dances, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-in-residence, Barak adé Soleil, is a year-long dance forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community for all ages. Kyle Abraham is a choreographer, dancer and founder… Learn More

Family Band

Family Band is a multi-generational ensemble of beginner to intermediate level aspiring musicians who work together to learn, play, and perform music. Family, friends, and neighbors, don’t miss this hands-on, all-ages musical experience! Spring session runs from April 9th through June 11th. Questions? jon@rebuild-foundation.org