Reading the Black Library

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our Johnson Publishing Library and explore connections with their own life and work. Followed by informal discussion. Amie LH Soudien is an arts journalist and artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Soudien completed her BAFA at Michaelis School of Fine… Learn More

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… 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.

2016 Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Summer Short-Term Fellows Final Presentations

“DuSable City” and “The Sounds of Chicago, Black Metropolis” An evening of discussion and original research by two scholars who are part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) 2016 Short-Term Fellowship Program, Ayinde Jean-Baptiste and Rami Gabriel. Through an international competition, the BMRC offers 1-month residential fellowships in the City of Chicago for its… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain, featuring a special screening of Below the Water

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. This week, Coultrain screens his most recently completed short film, Below the Water.   Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison: The Art of Illumination

In partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating the special exhibition, Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem // May 21 – August 28. Department of photography Assistant Curator, Michal Raz­Russo, and Kate Hadley Toftness, Rebuild Foundation’s Collections and Public Engagement Manager lead a group conversation and unfurling of memorabilia using the… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Gordon Parks in Cinema: The Super Cops

From the director of blaxploitation hits Shaft! and Shaft’s Big Score!, Gordon Parks’ The Super Cops tells the vaguely real-life story of Dave Greenberg and Robert Hantz, two rookie NYC police officers who were so legendarily successful that they earned the nicknames of Batman and Robin. A weird mixture of gritty verité and comic-book stylization,… Learn More

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 yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… Learn More

Reading the Black Library: Oba William King

For this series, invited artists, musicians, students and community members, are encouraged to read from our Johnson Publishing Library and explore connections with their own life and work. Followed by informal discussion. This week listen to original stories by Oba William King, also known as ‘The Poetic Storyteller.’ Oba is also the founder of JUSTUSarts… 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.

Window Design Grand Unveiling

The exterior of the vacant St. Laurence Elementary School has been enhanced thanks to the artistry of local youth. Join us for an outdoor celebration displaying the original pattern-making work neighborhood youth created in Ruben Aguirre’s workshop Board Up: Patterns In Place. The celebration will showcase dazzling, newly painted window boards and will feature Rebuild… Learn More

BCH@BING: Diana Ross: Lady Sings the Blues

As we sip our Lemonade this summer, let’s not forget Queen D. Supreme Diva Diana Ross evolved from her ground-breaking 1960s girl group to a solo superstardom that surpassed all expectations of what Black women could achieve in the entertainment industry. Cinema was central to the vision that Ross and Svengali Berry Gordy developed for… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Movies Under the Stars: Beginnings…

This program slips us into the region from which we all once came, the continent of Africa. The ever-present theme of African colonialism is the undercurrent that carries these films downstream. Grab your lawn chair or blanket, and join us to meet gifted twentieth-century storytellers—among them Ousmane Sembene, Langston Hughes and Jean Cocteau—and come face-to-face… Learn More

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

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 yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Salsa Night

Learn Salsa dancing with international competitor and instructor Salsa Sebastian. In this 6 week session, participants will learn the basics of how to lead and follow and be introduced to the latest Salsa moves. Don’t worry about having two left feet or no partner, at the end of this session you will be dancing with… 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.

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)

In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth’ that was launched in 2011 at the Galway Arts Festival (IRL). The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech bubble with the word ‘TRUTH’ boldly printed on the side. The interior acts much like… Learn More

BCH@BING: Diana Ross: Mahogany

As we sip our Lemonade this summer, let’s not forget Queen D. Supreme Diva Diana Ross evolved from her ground-breaking 1960s girl group to a solo superstardom that surpassed all expectations of what Black women could achieve in the entertainment industry. Cinema was central to the vision that Ross and Svengali Berry Gordy developed for… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Crescent Elsewhere: Cauleen Smith, Ariel Jackson, Terence Nance, and Darius Clark Monroe

Crescent Elsewhere is a short film program that examines the long-term effects Hurricane Katrina has had on the Black legacy and experience in New Orleans. Eleven years after one of the most devastating natural disasters in contemporary American history, Hurricane Katrina not only disrupted a geographic landscape but served as the catalyst for severe and ongoing… Learn More

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 yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… Learn More

Red, Black and Zine

Join Rebuild artist-in-residence Shani Crowe in a two part workshop. This month, have your portrait taken in front of Shani’s art work. Return in September to join her in curating the photographs for a zine-making workshop while asking yourselves, “Have you done Black things today?” Your image and responses will be published alongside the portraits… 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.

BCH@BING: Diana Ross: The Wiz

The BCH@BING Diana Ross: Boss series culminates this week with a sing-along, outdoor presentation of The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978). For many of us, this is the original. Diana, Michael, Nipsey, Ted and Toto ease down a Congoleum yellow brick road through the Blackest fantasy space ever rendered on film. Grab your lawn chair, warm… Learn More

Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

Join us every Thursday for an evening with Rebuild Foundation’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, performing back-to-back. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic performance style that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery brings his creative practice into the environment, sharing his process with the audience. Coultrain… Learn More

On the Beat Film Club Show

On the Beat Film Club, a free, all-ages music video class hosted by Black Cinema House this summer, presents a showcase of students’ final music video projects. Our multi-generational class engaged in a collaborative art making process to learn about the unique relationship between music and moving images. Check out their work! Hosted by class instructors… Learn More

House Tea Ceremony

Relax and unwind with home-brewed tea and music with House Tea Ceremony at the Stony Island Arts Bank. This Ceremony will include African teas from The Whole Hearted. And, as always, featured audio selections from the Frankie Knuckles Vinyl Collection catalogue.

Stony Island Arts Bank Tour

Tour the Arts Bank and learn more about our current exhibitions, collections, and highlights of the building renovation. Bring your questions about Rebuild’s work. Frankie Knuckles fans, Ebony and Jet readers, architecture buffs – all are welcome for this behind-the-scenes experience.

Open Dances: Honey Pot Performance

Come explore dance with Abra Johnson of Honey Pot Performance: An Afro-diasporic creative feminist-centered collaborative. Open Dances is a year long dance forum, curated by Rebuild’s choreographer-inresidence Barak adé Soleil; offering opportunities to build community and explore movement with all ages. Abra Johnson is a founding member of Honey Pot Performance. Based in Chicago, this… Learn More

Beauty Breaks

Join artist-in-residence Amina Ross in a skill- and- story sharing workshop series focused on black beauty and wellness. Demos will be taught by skilled beauty artists of hair styling, nail design, cosmetics, fragrance and clothing. All ages and open to the public

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 yoga skill levels. We have mats and tea available at each session.