Friday, June 15, 2018

Father's Day at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary (Chicago, IL.)



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Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th! 

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary is here to help you find 
the perfect gift for all the leading men in your life. 

for more information: 312.852.8200 or info@hilton-asmus.com

HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY
716 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gene Siskel Film Center's "Best of Black Harvest" returns June 25-July 23 in Chicago Public Library branches (Chicago, IL.)



GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER OF THE SCHOOL
OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO TO PRESENT
THE BEST OF BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL
IN SOUTH AND WEST SIDE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES

In anticipation of the upcoming 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, presented August 4-30, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present its annual Best of Black Harvest Film Festival (BOBH) in Chicago Public Library Branches on the South Side and West Side of Chicago.

BOBH strives to connect youth, young adults, and families within these communities to the programming of the Gene Siskel Film Center, located in the Loop, while increasing access to arts and culture for all Chicagoans and recognizing the power of film to build unity and community.

“I’m excited to return to present this impactful series again. The Best of Black Harvest in the Chicago Public Library continues to offer a platform for powerful storytelling outside of Hollywood, while bridging the art of filmmaking into the literary space of the Chicago Public Library branches. Our audience enjoys the post-film discussions, and it is an excellent precursor to the 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival in August at the Gene Siskel Film Center,” said Keisha Chavers, BOBH Coordinator.

The Best of Black Harvest Film Festival in the Chicago Public Library will give audiences the opportunity to experience films made by both emerging and established Black filmmakers—some of whom will appear to discuss their work—to share personal experiences and to provide input on the creative process, informing audiences about the breadth of the movie industry, and inspiring a new generation of artists.

BOBH runs from Monday, June 25 through Monday, July 23, 2018; showtimes and locations will vary.

DATE/TIME
FILMS
BRANCH
Monday, June 25, 5:30pm
CALL CENTER
Filmmaker Anton Deshawn will be in attendance
Greater Grand Crossing, 1000 E. 73rd St.
Tuesday, June 26, 5:30pm
CALL CENTER
Douglass, 3353 W. 13th St.
Wednesday, June 27, 5:30pm
CALL CENTER
Legler, 115 S. Pulaski Rd.
Friday, June 29, 2pm
BLUEPRINT FOR BRONZEVLLE
Coleman, 731 E. 63rd St.
Monday, July 9, 5:30pm
BOBH SHORTS*
Greater Grand Crossing, 1000 E. 73rd St.
Tuesday, July 10, 5:30pm
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Douglass, 3353 W. 13th St.
Wednesday, July 11, 5:30pm
BLUEPRINT FOR BRONZEVILLE
Arlen Parsa, Triston Hanson + special guests, including Valencia Hardy from Housing Bronzeville, will be in attendance
Legler, 115 S. Pulaski Rd.
Friday, July 13, 2pm
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Coleman, 731 E. 63rd St.
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30pm
BOBH SHORTS*
David Weathersby (GOT THE LOVE) will be in attendance
Douglass, 3353 W. 13th St.
Wednesday, July 18, 5:30pm
BOBH SHORTS*
Legler, 115 S. Pulaski Rd.
Friday, July 20, 2pm
BOBH SHORTS*
Shahari Moore (BROOKS PEOPLE) will be in attendance
Coleman, 731 E. 63rd St.
Monday, July 23, 5:30pm
TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Greater Grand Crossing, 1000 E. 73rd St.


*BOBH SHORTS will feature BROOKS PEOPLE (Shahari Moore); CUT MY HAIR BARBER (Patrick Thomas); GOT THE LOVE (David Weathersby); MAMA, I MADE IT (Derek Dow); and SUPERMOM (Jason Honeycutt).

All screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, until capacity is reached. Light refreshments will be served.

The Best of Black Harvest was established in 2012 and is presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Tribune Foundation. This summer program screens select films in June and July in communities throughout Chicago in Chicago Public Library branches, namely on the South Side and West Side. Attendees participate in film discussions after each screening, and have a chance to receive complimentary tickets to the upcoming 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival which will be presented this year from August 4 through 30, 2018 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/bestofblackharvest2018

The Black Harvest Film Festival is Midwest’s largest- and longest- running Black film festival and the Gene Siskel Film Center’s most vibrant annual showcase featuring provocative films that tell stories, spark lively discussions, and address issues relating to the experiences from the African diaspora. Black Harvest features Chicago premieres, filmmaker appearances, panel discussions, and special events. Presented are over 50 features, documentaries, and shorts, including a number connected to Chicago, affirming the city's role as a vital center for independent filmmaking. Black Harvest supports the Film Center’s ongoing mission to present inclusive and insightful programming. www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

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About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience of 85,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,600 screenings and 200 filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org to learn more and find out what’s playing today.
About the School of the Art Institute of ChicagoFor more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons and LeRoy Neiman. www.saic.edu

OPENING JUNE 15 IN CHICAGO | THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN with Lea Thompson, Zoey Deutch, and Madelyn Deutch

 


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Directed by Lea Thompson
Written by Madelyn Deutch

Starring Madelyn Deutch, Zoey Deutch, Lea Thompson, Avan Jogia, Melissa Bolona, Jesse Bradford, Brandon T. Jackson, Cameron Monaghan, Zach Roerig, and Nicholas Braun

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OPENING JUNE 15th
 

Synopsis: Izzy Klein has (barely) graduated from college, broken up (sorta) with her boyfriend, and is stranded in New York City with a bad case of pre-real-world millennial-itis. Unsure of what the next step is, her movie star little sister Sabrina convinces her to move back home to Los Angeles and into her shared apartment with movie star boyfriend Sebastian, where they can keep an eye on rudderless Izzy. Emotionally unable to deal with the loss of her father, and slightly distracted by her mother Deb's newfound love affair with loopy yogi Amythyst, Izzy funnels her energy into dating a colorful bouquet of five complicated and spectacular men: Aaron, Ross, Logan, Mikey, and Charlie, over the course of the next year. Coping just barely with the help of her trusty notebook, she falls in and out of some not so romantic romances, and figures out that when it totally feels like the end of your story, it's often just the beginning.

TRT: 102 min
Country: USA
Language: English

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS: iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, Cox, Dish, and Sling
          

Taste of Chicago Lineup of Chefs at the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen, July 11-15 in Grant Park (Chicago, IL.)

 

  
                       
LIFEWAY FOODS TASTE KITCHEN HOSTS COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS BY CELEBRITY CHEFS AT TASTE OF CHICAGO, JULY 11-15
New Themed Day Demonstrations will feature Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 Winner Joe Flamm of Spiaggia, Kevin Hickey of Duck Inn and Jeff Mauro of Food Network’s Sandwich King among others
 The Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen at Taste of Chicago, July 11-15, will dish up a full menu of cooking demonstrations by notable local and national celebrity chefs on Buckingham Fountain Plaza. Lifeway Foods is the leading U.S. supplier of kefir cultured dairy products and the kitchen area will feature chefs who will share their trade secrets each day from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“It’s a privilege to showcase the creative culinary uses of our kefir and recipes from my book alongside some of the region’s finest chefs during the Taste of Chicago,” said Lifeway President and CEO Julie Smolyansky. “As one of our city’s premier summertime events, the Taste of Chicago allows us to reach a large audience of hungry foodies and educate them on the versatility of kefir and how can be an incredibly healthy addition to any meal.”

NEW this year, the Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen will feature a different theme each day. Highlights include chef Kevin Hickey of Duck Inn on Wednesday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m. during Chicago Neighborhoods day representing Bridgeport. Chef Yanitzin Sanchez of Bar Takito will be part of a lineup of Wonder Women chefs on Thursday, July 12, at 12:30 p.m. Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 Winner and executive chef Joe Flamm and sommelier and beverage director Rachel Lowe of Spiaggia will be talking about food and wine on Friday, July 13, at 12:30 p.m., as part of the lineup for Perfect Pairings day. On Saturday, July 14, Save Room for Dessert  will feature chef Leigh Omilinsky of Nico Osteria at 1:30 p.m. and chef Dana Cree of Pretty Cool Ice Cream at 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 15, 1-5 p.m., the Emmy-nominated chef Jeff Mauro–Food Network's "Sandwich King"–will be hosting Sandwich Smackdown featuring friendly showdowns with two chefs battling it out for sandwich supremacy. 

2018 LIFEWAY FOODS TASTE KITCHEN
Full Schedule Chefs–subject to change

Wednesday, June 11 - Chicago Neighborhoods
11:30 a.m.       Jeni Wahl, Dia De Los Tamales (Pilsen)
12:30 p.m.       Darnell Reed, Luella's Southern Kitchen (Ravenswood)
1:30 p.m.         Kaushik Guha, Hakka Bakka Indian Kati Rolls (Lincoln Park)
2:30 p.m.         Kevin Hickey, Duck Inn (Bridgeport)
3:30 p.m.         Chesaree Rollins, CheSa's Gluten Free Food Truck (Pilsen)
4:30 p.m.         James Lintelmann, Baptiste & Bottle (River North)
5:30 p.m.         Arun Sampanthavivat, Arun’s Thai Restaurant (Albany Park)

Thursday, June 12 – Wonder Women
11:30 a.m.       Rain Truth, The Cultured Vegan
12:30 p.m.       Yanitzin Sanchez, Bar Takito
1:30 p.m.         Gloria Hafer, After School Matters Chicago
2:30 p.m.         Sr. Alicia Torres, Mission of Our Lady of the Angels and Champion of Food Network's Chopped
3:30 p.m.         Katie Dong, Strings Ramen
4:30 p.m.         Ying Stoller, Ying's Kitchen, Inc. and author of Ying's Chinese Cookbook, Authentic but Simple
5:30 p.m.         Maisha Wynn, LiveToWynn and author of The Wynning Way

Friday, June 13 – Perfect Pairings
11:30 a.m.       Jorge Russomanno, Texas de Brazil
12:30 p.m.       Bravo’s Top Chef Season 15 Winner Joe Flamm with Rachel Lowe (Sommelier & Beverage Director), Spiaggia
1:30 p.m.         Cedric Harden, River Roast, and Carolina Diaz, Terzo Piano
2:30 p.m.         Corey Rice, Chef Corey's Kitchen
3:30 p.m.         Mario Palaggi, The Red Palm Bar, Grill and Banquets
4:30 p.m.         Andrea Lyons Dillon and Kendall Anthony Dillon, Bon Manger Catering & Events
5:30 p.m.         Evan Robinson, Evan The Chef and MasterChef Junior Season 5 Top 6

Saturday, June 14 – Save Room for Dessert
11:30 a.m.       Wilbert Jones, The Wilbert Jones Company
12:30 p.m.       Chris Tong, My Private Chef, Inc.
1:30 p.m.         Julius Russell, A Tale of Two Chefs, Inc.
2:30 p.m.         Erin Patsiopoulos, The Chopping Block
3:30 p.m.         Dana Cree, Pretty Cool Ice Cream and author of Hello, My Name is Ice Cream
4:30 p.m.         Leigh Omilinsky, Nico Osteria
5:30 p.m.         Joe Dela Pena, Warm Belly Bakery

Sunday, June 15 – Jeff Mauro’s Sandwich Smackdown
Noon               Sunday Brunch with Henry Hill, Hank’s Fish and Chips
Jeff Mauro's Sandwich Smackdown
1p.m.               Italian Sub Smackdown: JP Graziano Grocery v. Tempesta Market
1:45 p.m.         el Mejor Jibarito: La Bomba v. 90 Mile Cuban Cafe
2:30 p.m.         The Rueben Rumble: Steingold’s v. Manny's Delicatessen and Cafe
3:15 p.m.         The Battle of Da Beef: Harry Carey’s 7th Inning Stretch v. Buona Beef
4 p.m.              The Patty Melt Mix-Up: Lou Mitchell's v. Edzo's Burger Shop
5 p.m.              Sunday Supper with Anne Lanute, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts

Taste of Chicago is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in coordination with the Illinois Restaurant Association, which manages food and beverage operations. The festival is sponsored in part by 93XRT, CH Distillery, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLTV-Chicagoland’s Television, Communications Direct, Eli’s Cheesecake, Goose Island Beer Company, IL Lottery, Lifeway Foods, Pepsi, Shoreline Sightseeing, Southwest Airlines and WGN-Television.

The 38th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 11–15 in Grant Park with hours 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, call 312.744.3316 or visit tasteofchicago.us. To plan your trip to Chicago, visit choosechicago.com. Join the conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi (#TasteofChicago) and Instagram, @ChicagoDCASE (#TasteofChicago).

About Lifeway Foods, Inc.
Lifeway Foods, Inc. (LWAY), recently named one of Forbes’ Best Small Companies, is America’s leading supplier of the probiotic fermented beverage known as kefir. In addition to its line of drinkable kefir, the company also produces frozen kefir, specialty cheeses, probiotic supplements and a ProBugs line for kids. Lifeway’s tart and tangy cultured dairy products are now sold across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Learn how Lifeway is good for more than just you at Lifewaykefir.com. Find Lifeway Foods on Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifewaykefir. Follow Lifeway Foods on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeway_kefir. Watch clips on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/lifewaykefir

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.