Work on the Sabbath featuring Junior Hologram

Singer and saxophonist duo Junior Hologram will present a multimedia performance of video and audio to transport the audience. “As we move about the planetary surface in our daily activities, we are generally unaware of the vast information exchange occurring within our human body structure and of how our individual minds continually communicate with the planetary,… Learn More


BCH is proud to screen TEACH US ALL, in partnership with ARRAY. Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City and Los Angeles, TEACH US ALL examines one of the most urgent civil rights issues of our time; a quality education for all children. TEACH US ALL chronicles the landmark 1957 “Little Rock Crisis”… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

In her Open Rehearsals, Maggie Brown develops new arrangements for jazz and bebop songs with her vocalist sister, Africa Brown, as the audience is treated to a potent musical history lesson accompanied by great music from the heart. Her live audience rehearsals often feature young musicians as they develop their repertoire to perform at festivals… Learn More

I ♥ ART Fundraiser

SkyART will host it’s annual I ♥ ART fundraiser on Thursday, October 12, from 6-9pm, at the Stony Island Arts Bank, marking 16 years of bringing the best free and openly accessible art programs in the city to young people all over the Southeast Side.   The event will also celebrate new partnerships between SkyART and two organizations directed by SkyART board member… Learn More


BCH is proud to present DREAMSTATES in partnership with Gary International Black Film Festival. Equal parts love story, road movie, and Americana, DREAMSTATES tells the haunting tale of two wayward souls (Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman) discovering their love for one another in their dreams and reality while touring the United States with some of… Learn More

Saturdays at the Bank: Maggie Brown

It’s our fourth Archiving Workshop with Rebuild Artist-in-Residence Maggie Brown at the Stony Island Arts Bank! Join Maggie and South Side Home Movie Project Archivist Candace Ming for a primer on caring for your 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm films as well as videocassette preservation. Maggie will share material from the archive of her father, Oscar… Learn More

Work on the Sabbath featuring Ugochi Nwaogwugwu

Ugochi Nwaogwugwu was born in the United States to two Igbo (Eastern Nigerian) parents. Ugochi Nwaogwugwu is an international creative and has written a one woman show about her families immigrant experience called, Season’s Of Separation, due for independent release in 2018. Ugochi will be reading excerpts from this show for her first set. Her… Learn More

BCH presents RETURNS

Black Cinema House is proud to partner with Logan Center Exhibitions for RETURNS, the first convening in a multi-year research project, public program and online platform that explores the history of Pan-Africanism and its articulation in the art and culture of the contemporary African Diaspora. Initiated by the former President of Senegal and leading Pan-Africanist… Learn More

Creative Capital Info Session

Meet up with Creative Capital, local artists, and others from the cultural community to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000. Creative Capital staff will present an overview of our Awards Program and answer questions about… Learn More


Join us for a horror-themed night featuring works by filmmakers Lewis Vaughn and Monika Estrella Negra. Silverhead by Lewis Vaughn gives us insight to an isolated and indulgent masked ax murderer who, unbeknownst to him, is being chased.  FLESH, the first film of Monika Estrella Negra’s, centers on a troubled protagonist who targets white victims as an answer to… Learn More

Calling All Citymakers…

“Calling all Citymakers…” is a lecture/discussion that frames ideas discussed in Cassim Shepard’s 2017 book Citymakers: the Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism. The book, based on seven years of reporting for The Architectural League’s groundbreaking online publication Urban Omnibus, seeks to expand the notion of who is an active shaper of the built environment…. Learn More