Dancing Beyond the Borderline

The South Chicago Dance Theatre’s newest work Dancing Beyond the Borderline: An Immersive Performance Experience is an interdisciplinary evening length performance. Dancing Beyond the Borderline provides first account recollections of the Great Migration, a look at life in Chicago’s infamous Black Belt through Jazz in the Alley founder Jimmy Ellis, and a forward to a… Learn More

BPP 10 Point Film Program (4)

#4: We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here. Arts Bank Cinema is proud to present the BPP Ten Point Program Film Series, hosted the first Sunday of each month in partnership with members of the IL Chapter of the… Learn More

AACM Great Black Music Ensemble

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

BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Directed by Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Boss: The Black Experience in Business shines a light on the story of resilience and resistance within the black American experience in the face of racial hostility and violence, economic exclusion, segregation and discrimination. Discover the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity,… Learn More

A WONDER-ful Sunday Service

On the eve of the 69th birthday of musical genius and national treasure Stevie Wonder, join resident DJ Duane Powell in the Johnson Lounge for a special edition of Sunday Service. A WONDER-ful dance party and celebration. A 4 hour set featuring music from Stevie’s vast catalog including hits, writings, production and remixes. We shall… Learn More

Crying Out Loud: The Bridge 2.1

The Bridge is a transatlantic cultural exchange. French and American musicians merge for an experimental jazz performance. This event is free and open to the public. Dan Bitney – drums, electronics Rob Frye – woodwinds, electronics JayVe Montgomery – woodwinds, electronics Olivia Scemama – double bass, electric bass Simon Sieger – trombone,, tuba, accordion, piano… Learn More

Parts of Speech: Tomeka Reid

This event is part of “Parts of Speech,” curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art, and is free and open to the public. Tomeka Reid, a cellist and composer, is especially concerned with the reception of jazz and improvised music. She wonders how, without advocacy and education, this music will continue to be heard, and… Learn More

Voices of Protest: Of Poetry and Protest

The Guild Literary Complex + Rebuild Foundation present: Of Poetry and Protest: A Voices of Protest panel This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here. This afternoon with Angela Jackson, Haki Madhubuti, and Eugene Redmond, some of the most important Chicago-area poets working at the intersection of literary innovation and political… Learn More

Sunday Service with DJ Duane Powell

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

Madd Crates: Bring Your Own Vinyl

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