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Friday, February 9, 5-8pm Chicago Cultural Center Join us for the opening of the exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush,
featuring a 5:30pm lecture by Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Sydney and
Frances Lewis Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts. Also on view are Scott Stack: Interior and Exterior, installations by Kuk Ju L. Kim, Xavier Toubes Vilarino and Cleveland Dean and performance by Project Tool and Rosy Simas Skin(s). For more information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org.
Sundays, 7am-3pm, year-round 800 S. Desplaines Street
historic Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition of bargains and
bargaining with and international flavor. Open year-round on Sundays,
the market offers an eclectic mix of merchandise -- from tools to tires,
plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles --
and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in Chicago. For more
information, visit maxwellstreetmarket.us.
Local Film and TV Production was on the Rise in 2017
2017 was another boffo year for local film and media production.
Last year, eight full-season television series, including NBC's Chicago Fire, FOX's Empire and Showtime's The Chi,
were among the 580 individual film and media projects produced in
Chicago, resulting in an estimated $423 million economic impact. The
Chicago Film Office issued a total of 2,127 permits in support of these
projects, a 10 percent increase over 2016, part of asteady year over
year increase in media production since 2011.
Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural opens at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 3
Presented as part of the City of Chicago's Year of Creative Youth, Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural
will feature 36 original panels of the monumental mural created in 1989
by internationally-acclaimed artist Keith Haring with the assistance of
500 Chicago Public School students in Chicago's Grant Park. The mural
is a reflection of Haring's incisive draftsmanship and symbolic
characters (e.g. radiant baby, barking dog). Presented by the Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with
the Chicago Public Schools, the exhibition will also feature a
collection of photographs, correspondence, designs, plans, t-shirt
drawings and much more.
Free, Free, Free!
Film Screening: Mavis!
Wednesday, February 21, 6-7:30pm West Englewood Chicago Public Library Branch, 1745 W. 63rd St.
Join us for Mavis!,
the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil
rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From
the freedom songs of the '60s and hits like "I'll Take You There" in
the '70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums
with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her
family close, and inspired millions along the way.
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