Mikel Patrick Avery + Coultrain

It’s Music Night! Rebuild’s musicians-in-residence, Mikel Patrick Avery and Coultrain, perform back-to-back. This month will be the end of Mikel Patrick Averys’ year long Residency with us, join us as he reconstructs project PLAY. Avery, a percussionist and composer, is recognized for his orchestral and melodic style, often incorporating the use of ‘non-musical’ objects into improvisational… Learn More

Writers Workshop

The Writers Workshop, curated by Rebuild volunteer Jo McEntee, will explore the process from book idea to published manuscript. Whether you’re writing poetry, fiction, non-fiction or something in between (faction maybe?), the major themes of writing, editing, marketing, advertising and publishing will apply. Join us on Fridays, 3-6 pm to jumpstart or boost your writing. We’ll have time set aside to read and critique one another’s work, as well…. Learn More

Incantations with the Sunset Society

Leave your woes at the door and let your week melt away to a ceremonious drumbeat lead by Coultrain. Begin the weekend cleansed by local DJs and artists inspired by the Frankie Knuckles record collection. Curated by our musician-in-residence, Coultrain, Incantations with the Sunset Society will offer a new platform for the legacy of house… Learn More

Choir Rehearsal

Explore new ways of constructing music and performing for live audiences at Choir Rehearsal. Choir members will be asked to do things that are slightly unorthodox relative to other gospel or community choirs. Under the leadership of Theaster Gates, Yaw Agyeman and Mikel Patrick Avery, this Choir promises to create new ways of considering black… Learn More

Cinema as Rhythm and Poetry

Taught by Rebuild’s Darren Wallace, this free course features less an emphasis on formal cinematic grammar but rather developing participants’ own filmic language to articulate their stories and document their community. Though the basics of visual composition are introduced, participants will engage in experimental, guerrilla, as well as traditional studio filmmaking practices in adapting their… Learn More

The QiQi-Underground Tea Party

The QiQi is a site specific tea party that merges musical performance, experimental monologues, and mixed media installation with holistic health for an intimate and interactive experience at a dinner table. While enjoying a curated flight of hand selected medicinal tea blends, the audience selects from the menu which acts will be performed each night… Learn More

Pre-Kwanzaa Community Celebration

An evening of family-oriented activities in celebration of the African values and traditions animating African American life. Join us for a festive night of music, poetry, dance, films and a potluck meal in observance of the Nguzo Saba — the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. All are encouraged but not required to dress in African-inspired attire… Learn More

Pictures with Santa

Note Location: Currency Exchange Cafe 305 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60637 Join us in welcoming a special visitor to the Arts Block on December 18. Bring your wish list and your biggest smiles. Complimentary hot chocolate for the little ones.  Photos will be available to purchase. Food and drink specials all day. http://www.currencyexchangecafe.com/events/2016/12/18/pictures-with-santa