Summer Puppets In Progress (PIPs)
PIPs is an informal gathering for testing out new puppet and object-based performances. Bring whatever you're working on and get encouragement and feedback from other Chicago puppet-folks.
Are you new to puppetry and want a low stakes way to test the waters? Are you an old hand with a new project? Are you a dancer, comics artist, performance poet, teacher, lifeguard, engineer just curious about what puppetry looks like today?
Everyone is welcome! Bring a project, no matter how rough, or just come for the conversation. There will be snacks and supportive people!
35th Ward-Crowd Out Community Gathering & Rehearsal
Join the crowd.
On October 1, 2017 from 3pm-4pm in Millennium Park, more than 1,000 people from all corners of Chicago will come together to perform the American premiere of David Lang’s monumental piece, crowd out. You can be one of them.
Come join the 35th Ward's Community Gathering & Rehearsal on Wednesday, August 30th from 6pm-8pm to learn the piece, meet your neighbors, and share your input about the future of art in our community!
No experience necessary. All are welcome. Be part of a once-in-lifetime citywide experience.
The 35th Ward Group will also be attending a Dress Rehearsal for this piece on Saturday, September 23rd from 11am-2:30pm at The Hideout-1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.
To learn more, visit www.crowdoutchicago.org, or email Bindu Poroori at email@example.com.
***crowd out is a composition and performance for 1,000 voices by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang (co-founder of Bang on a Can, composer of The Little Match Girl Passion, Death Speaks).
crowd out starts this summer with a series of Community Gatherings where you can join the crowd out choir (no experience needed!) and discuss the future of art in Chicago. All voices welcome! Discussions and participant enrollment will continue city-wide culminating in the thrilling 1,000-person US premiere performance this fall.
Each Community Gathering includes a rehearsal of the piece led by a neighborhood singing group and a facilitated conversation about the future of art in your neighborhood and the city. An Illinois Humanities-trained facilitator will lead this discussion, in partnership with a local cultural organization, to assess local arts and culture resources and to reimagine our individual roles in advocating for a brighter future for arts and culture in the life of the individual, the neighborhood, and the city.
These neighborhood gatherings connect organizations, choirs, and residents in an active citywide community; this community will ultimately gather to perform the final performance of crowd out on October 1.
LATINxARTS – Closing Party with Dos Santos
Pachanka Music Culture & Haipin Arts Center present:
LATINxARTS – Closing Party
Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N. Milwaukee Ave – LOGAN SQUARE
Saturday, October 14 /// 8pm – Free
Live Performance by: Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta
and more TBA
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America.
After making their debut in May of 2013, Dos Santos has been steadily making the rounds at Chicago’s premiere live music venues and festivals—from the prestigious Millennium Park Summer Music Series to the exclusive Chicago World Music Festival. In March of 2015, they released their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album Dos Santos and subsequently toured the United States, making appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival along the way. They have taped live sessions at the world-renowned Latin music headquarters Congahead Studios with the legendary Martin Cohen and WBEZ Chicago’s Live From Studio 10 curated by Vocalo, among others. The band recently released their follow-up EP entitled “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records which was produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma.
The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing. Their visceral sound draws from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence, and is guaranteed to make you move.
HCL Fall 2017 Open House
Celebrate the autumnal season with High Concept Labs this October at the 2017 Fall Open House. Celebrate the growth of the organization and the great work of our past and present Sponsored Artists at the warm and inviting Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square. Enjoy beverages and light bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more—all while mixing with artists, supporters, and HCL staff. #HCLOpenHouse
$20 General Admission (includes two drink tickets)
$60 Special Admission (open bar, five raffle tickets, a thank you gift, plus two comp tickets to future HCL events*)
No alcohol will be for sale at this event; drink tickets are available with your admission ticket.
Chicago Balinese Gamelan
and more TBA
ABOUT THE HCL OPEN HOUSE
A tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the organization, HCL’s biannual Open House gives an opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate new artwork in an environment of experimentation and discovery. Each Open House includes exciting works by present and past Sponsored Artists, highlighting the diversity and impact that the program has made upon the Chicago arts landscape. Hundreds of participants enjoy new and interactive experiences amidst food and drink in an atmosphere of transformative celebration.
Presented in collaboration with Hairpin Arts Center
*A $20 value; excludes special events