HaitiDansCo Dance Workshop and Performance of "Seeking: In Search of Water"
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

HaitiDansCo Dance Workshop and Performance of "Seeking: In Search of Water"

Dance Workshop - 1:00-1:45 - In this class you will learn social and religious dances including petro, Ibo, Congo, Banda, Gede, Rada,Nago and Djouba to name a few. Be prepared to move the hips, undulate the back, roll the shoulders and bend the knees to live drumming.

Performance of “Seeking: In Search of Water” - 2:00-3:00 - HaitiDansCo creates a powerful and touching piece in response to the ongoing drought crisis in Haiti. The company masterfully weaves Haitian-folkloric and contemporary dance using the vodou spirit Loko, healer and protector of trees to remind us that Haitian spirituality and culture has always centered around nature

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"CYCLE" with artist Erin Kilmurray - bike and dance performance with live music and BBQ
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

"CYCLE" with artist Erin Kilmurray - bike and dance performance with live music and BBQ

Rounding out the events is the high-energy choreography of 2018 Greenhouse Artist Erin Kilmurray in an event called CYCLE, on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Big Marsh, 11555 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago IL 60617. Kilmurray will engage with the environment and history of Big Marsh along its bike paths through this exciting performance with live music. The event will include stewardship and educational activities coordinated by experts from The Nature Conservancy to highlight the resident natural features of Big Marsh. The event is in partnership with Experimental StationBlackstone Bicycle Works and Friends of Big Marsh, who will be hosting a barbeque that will be open to audience members. 

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Fugal Systems
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Fugal Systems

Artist Jordan Martin will launch the largest iteration of this ongoing project to date in a full-building activation of Fugal Systems at Experimental Station (ES), created in collaboration with musician Angel Bat Dawid and designer/builder Norman Teague and with technical support from Experimental Sound Studio.  

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‘ways of knowing’ by Honey Pot Performance
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

‘ways of knowing’ by Honey Pot Performance

‘ways of knowing’ is a collaborative, process-based performance project by Honey Pot Performance, exploring concepts of mastery, expertise, and value through reciprocal acts of knowledge exchange. It asks the public to share their skills and stories of expertise with us as we share HPP’s process of codifying our own methods of art making. ‘ways of knowing’ will take place November 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 10th, 7:30-9:30PM.

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Jes' Flat Foot Saingin! with vocalist Jesse Dean Stanford
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jes' Flat Foot Saingin! with vocalist Jesse Dean Stanford

The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art & By The Grace Productions presents Chicago's very own award nominated vocalist Jesse Dean Stanford in a night of soulful, jazzy, heartwarming original music... and a trip back down memory lane guaranteed to have you humming out the door... doing what he does best : FLAT FOOT SAINGIN!

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Annual Blackstone Summer Block Party at Experimental Station
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Blackstone Summer Block Party at Experimental Station

The Blackstone Summer Block Party invites people of all ages, from Woodlawn and surrounding neighborhoods, to participate in workshops and activities, share food together, and listen to good music in a free, safe, inclusive, and engaging space. A focus of the event is to provide resources and learning opportunities for youths. The block party prioritizes youth, Black, POC, femme, non-binary, and queer leadership (organizers, workshop leaders, performers, etc.) in order to ensure the space is welcoming and inclusive while creating visible platforms for underrepresented voices. 

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South Side Weekly Lit Issue Release and Backyard Series Open Mic - Fundraiser for Blackstone Summer Block Party
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

South Side Weekly Lit Issue Release and Backyard Series Open Mic - Fundraiser for Blackstone Summer Block Party

On Friday, August 9th, the Experimental Station hosts a collaboration between South Side Weekly and the Backyard Series. The event features an open mic, performances by Kiéla Adira and Apollo Mighty, and readings by the writers/poets featured in the Lit Issue! This event is a release party for South Side Weekly's 2019 Lit Issue, as well as a fundraiser for the Blackstone Summer Block Party, which will be held at Experimental Station on August 16th.

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Synergy Hip-Hop Technique Workshop
Aug
5
to Aug 14

Synergy Hip-Hop Technique Workshop

Synergy Creator & Executive Producer Jovan Landry teams up with Synergy Artist Sunde to create a 6-day Hip-Hop Technique workshop that will teach you all of the fundamentals of being an all-around versatile artist. Participants will learn music production, songwriting, recording, performance, music video production, collaboration & marketing. This workshop is for young women and femme-identifying individuals ages 16-24. Application required. Spaces limited.

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Brown Bag Lunch Conversation with printmaker Kang, Yoo A - Exhibit Closing Event
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

Brown Bag Lunch Conversation with printmaker Kang, Yoo A - Exhibit Closing Event

From 12-1 on Monday, July 1, we welcome back printmaker Kang, Yoo A back to Experimental Station to speak more about her incredible woodblock prints that have been on display in our kitchen for the past month. Kang, Yoo A's exhibit "i.m.migration: why we are here" explores issues of immigration, U.S. neo-imperialism, the Korean diaspora, and what it means to be a mother to children of color. Please bring your own lunch or pick something up ahead of time from Build!

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Bike Tour: Visualizing the 1919 Riots in Today’s Chicago - Newberry Library with Blackstone Bicycle Works
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Bike Tour: Visualizing the 1919 Riots in Today’s Chicago - Newberry Library with Blackstone Bicycle Works

Join a large-scale, 10-mile bike ride organized by Newberry Library through the South Side neighborhoods where violence erupted during the summer of 1919. Facilitated by Blackstone Bicycle Works, this tour will start at the only marker of the riots in the city—at 29th Street and the lakefront—and then move through Bronzeville, Bridgeport, the Stockyards, and back toward the lake. 

Tour leaders will mark sites of violence and encourage riders to visualize the past. Where did the events of 1919 take place? How have neighborhoods changed over time?  Where do we see boundaries and segregation as we ride?  How can we see and feel history in the city’s built environment?

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Project Tool in SET FREE with Jovan Landry
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Project Tool in SET FREE with Jovan Landry

Project Tool in SET FREE is an opportunity for Project Tool performers, builders and collaborators to engage in movement practice and research with their South side Chicago communities. Builders & performers: Keyierra Collins, Keisha Janae, Jessie Marasa & Aaliyah Christina along with dramaturg Brianna Alexis Heath, documentarian & emcee Jovan Landry, and sound engineer and artist Damon Locks will open different spaces to community members to witness and experience culminating exhibitions of Project Tool’s journeys through improvisation and composition.

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THICK TIME RADIO STATION: Broadcast 2 - It Dawned on Me
Jun
21
4:00 AM04:00

THICK TIME RADIO STATION: Broadcast 2 - It Dawned on Me

This free sunrise event on the solstice is part of Karen Christopher, Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge’s High Concept Labs Intensive residency. TTRS is focussed on the transmission and reception of imperceptible influences, making visible what we might otherwise fail to see, and bringing to attention what is already going on rather than creating or inventing actions.

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Trauma-Informed Reporting: A Panel Discussion - South Side Weekly Workshop Series
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Trauma-Informed Reporting: A Panel Discussion - South Side Weekly Workshop Series

Join City Bureau and South Side Weekly for a special panel to discuss trauma-informed reporting. We’ve gathered three experts who can provide different perspectives and actionable advice on how to work with communities that have experienced trauma, with a focus on gun violence, state violence and gender violence. We’ll discuss how trauma affects people mentally, physically and emotionally, and the ethical limits of journalism in service of those populations.

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