5. We Want Education For Our People That Exposes The True Nature Of This Decadent American Society. We Want Education That Teaches Us Our True History And Our Role In The Present-Day Society. Arts Bank Cinema is proud to present the BPP Ten Point Program Film Series, hosted the first Sunday of each month in… Learn More
Rebuild Foundation’s Artists in Residence the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble perform the first Sunday of every month at the Stony Island Arts Bank. 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… Learn More
Friday happy hours at the Arts Bank are now a thing. Beginning in June, each Friday afternoon features programming and special beverages for you to enjoy inside the Johnson Lounge. DJ Sean Doe provides the vibes the first Friday of each month. This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Come have a FREE family portrait taken by Chicago photographer Nancy Wong. This photo project is in collaboration with Gorman House Publishing and the Rebuild Foundation. The Jiā Project celebrates families on the south side by visually documenting their beauty, diversity, and emotional strength. “Jiā” means “family” in Mandarin Chinese. To schedule a photo session,… Learn More
On the weekend of what would have been Prince’s 61st birthday, join us for a special day and evening celebration of the musical genius. The day will start in the Black Cinema House with a special SIGN O’ THE TIMES Movie Screening, one of the most critically acclaimed concert films at 1pm. Immediately following the… Learn More
Join us for a special Easter daytime dance party in the Johnson Lounge hosted by DJ in residence Duane Powell. Duane brings the spirit in with his distinct mixes of house, soul, and disco, and the lounge becomes a sanctuary for neighbors and visitors of all ages needing to break free. It’s fitting that Duane… Learn More
Friday happy hours at the Arts Bank are now a thing. Beginning in June, each Friday afternoon features programming and special beverages for you to enjoy inside the Johnson Lounge. The third Friday of each month this summer, Maggie Brown will entertain us with her special blend of storytelling, music, and song. About Maggie: Singer,… Learn More
Be the DJ at the Arts Bank’s monthly Bring Your Own Vinyl Sunday. Hosted by Rahsaan “DJ Sean Doe” Hawkins and Chantala Kommanivanh, Madd Crates is open to anyone with records they want to spin. Come with your crate, or come to hang and enjoy the eclectic grooves. All are welcome, cocktails, beer, wine, and… Learn More