AACM Great Black Music Ensemble: Kwanzaa Edition

As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music. An intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces, Great Black Music Ensemble performs historical repertoire from the great pool of… Learn More

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Additional screening times added: Friday, Dec. 7: 2:00PM, 5:00PM Saturday, Dec 8: 1:00PM, 4:00PM The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a… Learn More

Writers Workshop Author Showcase

Writers Workshop is an ecletic community of writers, poets, lyricists, playrights, photographers, artists and musicians. We gather on Fridays from 3-6 at the Stony Island Arts Bank for the company of like-minded souls. We seek and give encouragement and criticism and share our journeys. The Authors Showcase is our yearly event which highlights the year’s… Learn More

#FramingSouthShore Fall Showcase

In partnership with the Community TV Network, the Stony Island Arts Bank is honored to present the #FramingSouthShore Fall Showcase. This screening will exclusively feature the short film works created by students in the #FramingSouthShore Media Program at South Shore International College Prep. Students have created short documentaries, exploring themes of: • Positive Body Image… Learn More

Night Catches Us (R)

Few Black Panther Party theatrical releases are written and directed by Black women. Night Catches Us (2010) is one of the few exceptions. Written and directed by Tanya Hamilton, Night Catches Us stars Kerry Washington as a widow of a slain Black Panther Party member and Anthony Mackie as a former Black Panther Party member… Learn More

ICONIC: Curator Tour & Artist Talk

See ICONIC: Black Panther Chicago exhibition with its curator, Tracie D. Hall as she focuses on why particular artworks and elements were selected to honor the legacy of the prolific activist organization and hear from a panel of artists who contributed to this groundbreaking show.

BRAVEMONK’s Community Jam

Rebuild Foundation’s dancer in residence, BRAVEMONK, is hosting this special dance party and competition where dancers test their skills in head-to-head freestyle battles. Some of the top dancers from around the city will converge at the Arts Bank to share, express and connect.

The Preacher’s Wife (PG)

In desperation, Rev. Biggs prays to God for help – and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley (played by Denzel Washington). This holiday family comedy classic features an ensemble cast including Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Loretta Devine and Justin Pierre Edmund. Come out and enjoy a warm holiday feature film… Learn More