Previous events

Angel Bat Dawid's Song of Solomon/Junius Paul Quartet

Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street , Chicago

SONG OF SOLOMON: A cosmic love opera by Angel Bat Dawid based on the sensual biblical book Song of Solomon. An intoxicating, passionate tale of two lovers from another galaxy torn apart by war, and brought together again through epic magical love.

Dance of the Comets

The Sleeiping Village , 3734 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

DANCE OF THE COMETS: A Sonic Blessing To Saturate The New Walls Of Sleeping Village And A Swim Around The Cosmos https://www.facebook.com/events/1048727661935156/ Dance of the Comets is a short-story written by Paul Scheerbart. It was originally conceived as a scenario for a ballet, a “dance” toward higher aspirations and a staging of the author's lifelong yearning for a home in the universe.

Scheerbart published a long succession of fantasy novels, articles, and poems between 1889 and his death in 1915, in which he insisted that the universe is far too rich and complex to be comprehended by reason alone. Only naive wonder — the basis of the sublime — could promote the development of higher forms of understanding. Sura and the Side-Pocket Experience opening,,. Gira Dahnee

First Monday Jazz: Featuring Gira Dahnee

Currency Exchage Cafe, 305 East Garfield Boulevard, Chicago

Join us at the Currency Exchange Café for a special First Monday Jazz event featuring Gira Dahnee.

Gira Dahnee believes that music is a passageway to the metaphysical realm. The conceptual interests of Gira’s work is Afrofuturism: using the past and present to create better futures for people of African descent. Harnessing the concept of feminine goddess power, she discusses sexism, abuse, and uses music as a tool to face and heal from these issues. She also focuses on community development by using music as a force to bring people together regardless of their musical experience.

-- This event is FREE.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Nov29

Dark Matter Radio Web Performance

Chicaogo, IL

http://que4.org/index.php/show/dark-matter-radio/

Dark Matter Radio Hosted by: Sam "samiam" Lewis Dark Matter Radio is a trip through the mind of Sam “samiam” Lewis. The show features music, conversation and performance related to Sam’s extensive music collection as well as conversations and performances with local artists affiliated to Elastic Arts in general and their monthly Dark Matter performance series in particular.

Work on The Sabbath- The Bridge Program

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Stony Arts Island Bank, 6760 S Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL

4.30pm at the Stony Island Arts Bank, the musicians of the ensemble will meet with Rebuild resident artists Yaw Agyeman and Gira Dahnee, and perform in small duos and trios in the space.

Mike Ladd – improvised poetry/lyrics, EMS Synthi Mankwe Ndosi – voice, poetry, story, texture Sylvain Kassap – clarinets, electronics Dana Hall – drums, cymbals + Gira Dahnee – vocals, electronics Yaw Agyeman – vocals, percussion

free admission

Oct21

Participatory Music Coalition

Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago

The Participatory Music Coalition is a music, performance, visual art, and community collective that integrates diverse expressive traditions. On Saturday, October 21 they invites MCA audiences to embrace experimentation, improvisational composition, and explore new music together in the museum’s atrium

Black Eutopia Festival

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Union Park

Total event is from 4:00 - 10:00pm : About Black Eutopia: The mission of the Black Eutopia project is to reimagine ideal situations and, engage marginalized communities in atypical space, through interrogating the connections between migration, labor + art with the hope of developing robust ideas for visioning + activating self sustaining Black Eutopia. Event Details to Follow:

Set begins at 8:00 pm

Gira Dahnee at Vol 39

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Vol 39 at Kimpton Gray Hotel , 22 W Monroe St, Chicago

A callback to Chicago’s deeply rooted jazz history, Vol. 39 will offers specially curated live jazz performances the first and third Saturday of every month, beginning March 4th. Playing off the bar’s cool, intimate supper-club scene, Director of Music and Social Programming, Janice Bond has cultivated a lineup of live music aptly named, Holiday. From traditional jazz standards to electroacoustic sounds, join us!

Live Jazz at Vol 39. 21+ #LiveAtHOLIDAY

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Kimpton Gray Hotel , 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

A callback to Chicago’s deeply rooted jazz history, Vol. 39 will offers specially curated live jazz performances the first and third Saturday of every month, beginning March 4th. Playing off the bar’s cool, intimate supper-club scene, Director of Music and Social Programming, Janice Bond has cultivated a lineup of live music aptly named, Holiday. From traditional jazz standards to electroacoustic sounds, join us!

Openingfor Mark de Clive Lowe

Elastic Arts , 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647

Mark de Clive-Lowe CHURCH: CHICAGO SESSION

w/ DJs King Hippo John Simmons Duane Powell

and live music by:

Gira Dahnee Angel Elmore Adam Zanolini Scottie McNiece

CHURCH LIVE CHICAGO Mark de Clive-Lowe Isaiah Spencer Lane Beckstron

Doors open at 8:30, 21+, $10 all night.

www.mdcl.tv www.intlanthem.com www.mixcloud.com/KingHippo www.mixcloud.com/djjohnsimmons www.mixcloud.com/duaneepowell www.elasticarts.org

Sep16

Farfetched-Pulitzer Jam Session

Pulitzer Arts Foundation , 3716 Washington Blvd , St. Louis

FarFetched and the Pulitzer present Laren Loveless and David Boykin with two ensembles selected from some of the finest musicians in St. Louis and Chicago–two cities wrestling with the realities of displacement and blight. Their music addresses such topics as Jim Crow, the criminalization of impoverished people, and systemic racism. Watch them perform soul music within the heart of the raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue exhibition. These impromptu performances are free and open to the public

Bronzeville Nights

Fort Smith Boutique , 1007 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653

Performance Times 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 http://bronzevillenights.com/

Bronzeville Summer Nights, a collaboration between the Bronzeville Art District and Quad Communities Development Corporation. This collaborative builds on the momentum of previous years by combining Bronzeville Nights and the Bronzeville Trolley Tour (BSNADT). Our goal is to ignite and stimulate the community with art, music, food, local performances and more, inviting others to experience all that Bronzeville has to offer.

This collaborative builds on the momentum of previous years by combining Bronzeville Nights & Bronzeville Trolley Tour. Our goal is to ignite & stimulate the community with art, music, food, local performances and so much more.

Join us & bring your friends to the evolution of Bronzeville.

Admission is FREE. Continuous rotating trollies at each gallery in 15 minute intervals with periodic stops at local establishments.