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Department of Cultural Affairs And Special Events

Department of Cultural Affairs And Special Events
Department of Cultural Affairs And Special Events

‘Room Rodeo,’ A Chicago Student’s Film On Black Cowboys, Snags City Grant — And You Can See It Next Week

The short film blending drama and documentary features interviews with South Shore bull rider Aaron Baxter and Chicago cowboy Murdock, The Man With No First Name.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

57th Street Art Fair Will Be Held In Person This Summer — If The City Allows It

Organizers are optimistic the festival — which has gotten Hyde Parkers "out of hibernation" and into their Chicago summers for decades — can be held in person this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘What’s Said Here, Stays Here.’ Work Of The Committee That Identified 41 Public Monuments For Possible Removal Remains Opaque

A committee formed by Lightfoot concluded statues of Columbus, Washington, Lincoln and others should be reviewed, but City Hall isn’t releasing many details about how those decisions came to be because it says the committee isn’t a public body.

Citywide

With Coronavirus Canceling Major Events And Festivals, City Officials Grapple With How To Fund The Arts

The city's special events department is facing big budget cuts in 2021 because of the pandemic's effect on tourism dollars. Some aldermen are demanding city leaders find more arts funding.

Citywide

Austin City Market Extended After Successful Summer That Saw Three Times The Normal Traffic

The market helps provide affordable and healthy food access to residents in an area with few grocery stores.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Andersonville ‘Movie In The Park-ing Lot’ Called Off After City Says Patrons Must Attend In Cars, Organizers Say

The movies in the parking lot behind Cheetah Gym were intended to be fundraisers for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park