DCASE Enewsletter - Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
MARCH 2013    Bookmark and Share
March in Chicago is so much more than just St. Patrick's Day! This month, Chicago turns 176 and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events offers a new art exhibit opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, an international desert rock band concert, a series of dance performances and much more.
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Upcoming Theater And Dance Exhibit Of Hale Woodruff Murals, Paintings & Prints Opens In March 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival Celebrates The Next Generation Save The Date: Chicago Music Summit, September 20 Happy 176th Birthday, Chicago! Make Space In April For Flyspace North African Desert Rock Group Terakaft Debuts March 12 Eva Pazola Fashion Show and Pop-Up Boutique A Sound Decision: Off The Record Listening Parties Calling All Chicago Creatives DCASE 2013 Cultural Grants Program - Applications Available Online March 1

Exhibit Of Hale Woodruff Murals, Paintings & Prints Opens In March
Hale Woodruff
Opening March 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center and running through June 16, "Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College" features six monumentally-scaled murals painted in 1939-42 by African American artist Hale Woodruff. Never before seen outside of Alabama's Talladega College, the murals depict the 1839 mutiny by slaves on the Spanish ship La Amistad and its aftermath. Newly restored to their original, vibrant colors, the murals are accompanied by 30 paintings and prints that document Woodruff's work from the 1920s to the 1940s, making this exhibition a rare opportunity to see this important Harlem Renaissance artist's work in depth. "Rising Up" is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
DON'T MISS: "They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950," on view at The Art Institute of Chicago March 3 through June 2, which includes many of the same themes and issues explored by Hale Woodruff in "Rising Up."

30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival Celebrates The Next Generation
Shemekia Copeland
"Hey, Hey, the Blues is Alright!" We are celebrating the next generation of blues artists at the 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival with a special opening night concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park the evening of Thursday, June 6.
Shemekia Copeland, crowned the "new" Queen of the Blues in 2011 by Cookie Taylor, daughter of the late Koko Taylor, will headline the evening with special guest and Buddy Guy collaborator, Quinn Sullivan. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with opening act Blues Kids of America followed by Jamiah on Fire & The Red Machine.
The Chicago Blues Festival will move to Grant Park Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9. Highlights of the festival in Grant Park will include music on five stages: The Petrillo Music Shell, Bud Light Crossroads Stage, Pepsi Front Porch, Mississippi Juke Joint and Windy City Blues Society Stage. The full line-up will be announced later this spring - stay tuned. For festival details visit www.chicagobluesfestival.us
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Save The Date: Chicago Music Summit, September 20
Chicago Music Summit  9.20.2013
The very first Chicago Music Summit will take place September 20 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Featuring panels, workshops, concerts and networking opportunities, this new conference will shine a spotlight on Chicago's innovative and thriving music scene and connect music professionals with local and national industry leaders. Admission is free. Advance registration is required, opening June 17. Visit the website for updates: www.chicagomusicsummit.org
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Happy 176th Birthday, Chicago!
Chicago's Birthday Celebration
Our beautiful city doesn't look a day over 175. Come celebrate on March 4 at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark Street). Special activities are from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with a brief program at 11 a.m. And Illinois residents will enjoy free Museum admission all day.
Eli's Cheesecake will provide the birthday cake and a free slice for everyone is available while supplies last. If you share the same birthday as Chicago, you will receive a special commemorative certificate.
For more information, click the birthday icon at www.cityofchicago.org/dcase
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Make Space In April For Flyspace
FLYSPACE
FLYSPACE is part of a strategic partnership of four female-led contemporary dance companies working collaboratively to enrich support for their works and audience building. The companies taking part in the series include: Hedwig Dances, Same Planet Different World, the Dance COLEctive and Zephyr. Make time in April to attend one or both of the two-weekend performance series that includes six performances presented by DCASE. The performances feature all four companies (two companies each weekend) with five World Premieres by six choreographers. All performances take place behind the glass curtain on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 14 at 5 p.m.
The first weekend, Hedwig Dances and Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre share the stage. The second weekend, the Dance COLEctive and Zephyr Dance perform together. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by visiting the Same Planet Different World website at www.spdwdance.org
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North African Desert Rock Group Terakaft Debuts March 12
Terakaft
The North African desert rock group, Terakaft, will make their Chicago debut as part of their first U.S. tour on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St. For a preview, check out the video link below.
Terakaft Video

Eva Pazola Fashion Show and Pop-Up Boutique
Eva Pazola Fashion Show
We are celebrating 25 years of an iconic designer in an iconic city, Eva Pazola. The show is presented by DCASE and the Mayor's Fashion Council in Preston Bradley Hall on April 10 at 7 p.m. Pazola's twist on classic design allows women to express their identity in a fashion-forward way. The show will present pieces from her former collections, current collection, and a preview for Fall/Winter 2013!
Come see the progression of Pazola's vision for fashion, and experience her designs first-hand at the pop-up boutique following the show.

A Sound Decision: Off The Record Listening Parties
Off The Record, A Listing Party
Choose vinyl. Off the Record listening parties continue this month, when musical artists debut their vinyl records. This month, saki (3717 W. Fullerton Ave.) hosts Low with their new record The Invisible Way, on March 7, 7-9 p.m.
Then on March 9, 8-11 p.m., see the band Ono and hear the debut of their latest release on vinyl, Albino, at the Washington Park Arts Incubator (301 E. Garfield Blvd.)

Calling All Chicago Creatives
10th Annual Creative Chicago Expo, March 1-2, 2013, Chicago Cultural Center
Don't miss the Creative Chicago Expo this weekend, March 1 and 2 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Expo is absolutely free and offers workshops, keynote addresses and more than 100 vendors providing resources and information to Chicago's creative community in a one-stop shopping experience.

DCASE 2013 Cultural Grants Program - Applications Available Online March 1
The DCASE Cultural Grants Program is designed to assist Chicago's individual artists and its not-for-profit arts and cultural community. Updated guidelines for 2013 will be available this Friday, March 1, on our website: www.ChicagoCulturalGrants.org
. The application deadline will be Friday, April 19. There will be an opportunity to learn more and ask questions of the Cultural Grants Team at the Creative Chicago Expo on Friday, March 1, 12-1 p.m. at the Meet DCASE workshop in room 5W.

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Upcoming Theater And Dance
Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullman
Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullman
New Millennium Orchestra
Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
March 8-10
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and
Sunday at 5 p.m.
A Permanent Image by Samuel D. Hunter
A Permanent Image by Samuel D. Hunter
LiveWire Chicago Theatre
Storefront Theater
April 4-May 5
Previews: April 4 & 5
Opening: April 6
Performance Schedule: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: $15

Music In And Around The Chicago Cultural Center
Wired Fridays
Wired Fridays
(No event March 1)


Juicebox
JuiceboxMarch 1
(Due to the Creative Chicago Expo, the performance will be held at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.)



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