Friday, February 02, 2018

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events >> DCASE News & Events - February 2018

 
 
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FEBRUARY 2018

Featured Events
_Nina Chanel Abney_ Ivy and the Janitor in January_ 2009. Acrylic on canvas_ 54 _ 60 inches _137.2 _ 152.4 cm_ overall. Collection of Noel Kirnon and Michael Paley. Image courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion. _ Nina Chanel Abney._









Maxwell Street Market









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
The 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.

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February Events
Project Tool _Photo credit_ Javon Landry_JuiceboxUniversity of Chicago First Friday Lecture Series
Project Tool
Through February 9
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory   
 
Presented by
 Lifeway Kefir
Chicago Cultural Center
Cleveland Dean_ Recto_Verso _ Duality of a Fragile Egode-skinned_ duk ju l kim recent workXavier Toubes Vilarino_ Descriptions Without a Place. PushMoon4
Chicago Cultural Center
 
Chicago Cultural Center
February 3 - April 15
Chicago Cultural Center
Chamber MondaysDame Myra Hess ConcertsRosy Simas_ Skin_s_
Chamber Mondays
February 5 & 26
Chicago Cultural Center
Dame Myra Hess Concerts
February 7, 14, 21 & 28   
Chicago Cultural Center
Rosy Simas, Skin(s)
February 8-10 
Chicago Cultural Center
Nina Chanel Abney_ Royal FlushScott Stack_ Interior and ExteriorChicago Cultural Center Building Tours
February 10 - May 6
Chicago Cultural Center
 
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Jazz Links Jam SessionsInternational Music FoundationChinese New Year Kickoff Celebration
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
 
Chicago Cultural Center
 
Ayodele Drum _ DanceTell Them We Are Rising_ The Story of Black Colleges and UniversitiesArts _ Culture Doc Fest
Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory
 
Presented by
Lifeway Kefir
WTTW Community Cinema 
February 17 
Chicago Cultural Center
 
Chicago Cultural Center

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Through March 11, 2018
Millennium Park

 

Featured News
The CHI_ Showtime 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 _Photo by_ Marcelino Y. Fahd_ 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_
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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