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Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting Market, Holiday Concert To Support War-Affected Ukrainians

Featuring local choral groups, the holiday concert will benefit Help Heroes of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

At Sneakerhead University, Learn Why People Line Up For Blocks To Get New Kicks: ‘It’s A Form Of Art’

The 15-room immersive exhibition is modeled after a university and features workshops where visitors can design their own sneakers.

Downtown

Flyers With A Noose That Say ‘White Only’ Alarmed Chicagoans On Social Media. The Black Artist Behind Them Said She Has No Regrets

The Black artist behind the unconventional marketing campaign said there's a reason for provocative imagery.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Closed South Loop Club HotHouse Announces Comeback, Raising $250,000 To Launch New Bronzeville Location

The HotHouse team is fundraising to buy the Donnelly Chicago Youth Center to build a facility to host programs and offer short-term residences.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Short Film Puts Spotlight On ’40s South Side Through Black Love And Poetry: ‘We Need A Lot More Stories’

The film explores Black, queer love through the lens of a '40s poet. Viewers can watch "The Funnel" virtually Friday at the Reeling Film Festival.

Citywide

Food Hall And Event Venue Proposed For Bronzeville’s The Grove Development

The Grove Bronzeville would serve as an incubator for budding Black women food entrepreneurs and also host a coding academy.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ragamala, An All-Night Show Of Indian Classical Music, Comes Downtown This Weekend

The all-night show starts Friday night and ends Saturday morning. It will feature pieces from the northern and southern regions of India.

Loop

Austin-Irving Library Will Screen Horror Movies Every Day In October

There will be Halloween decor, snacks and lots of horror movies for fans of Halloween.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Beloved Bronzeville Storyteller Lorenzo Young Honored With Mural: ‘He Was All About Ancestors, History And Tradition’

Lorenzo Young was a gifted storyteller known for telling tales about Bronzeville's history — and for his big heart.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Author Returns To Printers Row Lit Fest This Weekend Ahead Of 2nd Children’s Book Release

Tiffany Smith's debut book about a Black girl seeing the world from her magic carpet became a hit among young readers. You can see her and other authors this weekend at the Lit Fest.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Jazz Fest Comes To King Drive This Weekend

The day-long event will include performances from Reggie Foster, Audley Reid, Willie Fultz and Julia Huff.

Arts

Lollapalooza Is A Wrap — But It’s Coming Back For 10 More Years (And Maybe Getting Larger)

PHOTOS: The festival will run in Chicago until at least 2032 and will be allowed to grow from 100,000 per day to 115,000.

Downtown

Meet Chicago’s Footworking Barbecue Grill Master: ‘In My Heart, I’m An Entertainer’

James Gurley grew up footworking on the West Side and started grilling in 2014. With his new catering service, he melds his love for food and dance into a lively event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Bronzeville Art District Tour Returns For Another Season As ‘Palm Sunday’ Makes Its Debut

The double-decker trolleys are back too after a two-year hiatus, allowing people to view Bronzeville art and galleries in style.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Rebuild Foundation Looking For More Artists-in-Residence For Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe

The six-month program allows local entrepreneurs to gain brick-and-mortar experience while earning an honorarium up to $10,000.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

The Silver Room Block Party Is Back This Weekend. Here’s How To Go In Style

Here's what you need to know before you slide through at Oakwood Beach.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After 3 Decades, This South Loop Studio Is Still Turning Dancers Into Hiplet Ballerinas

Homer Bryant has made a name for himself by creating hiplet, a cross between hip-hop and ballet. His dancers delighted audiences with their unique style on "America's Got Talent" in 2021.

South Loop

Washington Park Market, Community Garden Will Be Expanded At Old Overton School Site — But Organizers Need Your Help

Organizer Paola Aquirre hopes to get more neighbors involved in the former school's transformation and is looking for vendors to participate in Overton Exchange, the community center's open-air market.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

10 Iconic Black Chicagoans You Should Know For Black History Month And Beyond

From art to science, these Black Chicagoans changed the game and have made a lasting impact on the city's neighborhoods.

Arts

Dilla The Urban Historian’s South Side Neighborhood Tours Are Back For Black History Month And Beyond

Shermann "Dilla" Thomas' Chicago Mahogany Tours are coming to Bronzeville, Bridgeport and the Stockyards, and Roseland and Pullman over the next several weeks.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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