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C2E2 2017

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL United States

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games in downtown Chicago.

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Lake FX 2017 presented by Google

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 8:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

#LakeFX The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the full schedule for the third annual Lake FX presented by Google, the Midwest’s largest FREE conference for emerging artists and creative professionals. Highlights include more than 50 workshops and panels, keynote conversations with Kevin Liles, Co-Founder and CEO of

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Open Engagement 2017

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 11:00 pm
Gallery 400, 400 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607 United States

The largest artist-led conference on socially-engaged art returns for its 9th year! OE 2017 will highlight the resilient city of Chicago, and center on the theme of JUSTICE. Guided by the curatorial vision of Romi Crawford and Lisa Yun Lee, Open Engagement 2017 will feature presenters including Theaster Gates, Maria Gaspar, Maria Varela, Ai-jen Poo,

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1:30 pm

The Artist as Public Intellectual: Strategies for Right Now

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to partner with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for Lake FX Chicago CreativeCon 2017, the region’s largest FREE conference for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Rooted in his experience as a curator, art historian, educator, and administrator, James Merle Thomas will discuss the role of

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3:00 pm

Know Your Rights: A Toolkit for Cultural Producers

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to partner with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for Lake FX Chicago CreativeCon 2017, the region’s largest FREE conference for artists and creative entrepreneurs. This session will introduce artists to their fundamental rights as independent, freelance workers under the law and how to best

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Waves, Web & Page: Dialogue + Cultural Coverage Across Platforms

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

Focusing on independent media across the city and folks who are making space for cultural coverage and critical dialogue in print, podcasts, radio, and online publishing, this conversation will dive into how these people and platforms were established, how they sustain, what voices and audiences they serve, how they generate quality content and get it

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A Conversation with Tanya Saracho Moderated by Sandra Delgado

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

Join ALTA and DCASE's Lake FX CreativeCon 2017 presented by Google for a conversation with Tanya Saracho moderated by Sandra Delgado . A Conversation with Tanya Saracho - From Teatro Luna to How to Get Away with Murder, playwright & television writer Tanya Saracho has a lot to say. Join us for this one-on-one exchange

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6:00 pm

8th Annual Dream Gala

Please save the date for our 8th Annual Dream Gala on Friday, April 21st, 2017! Join us to celebrate the 2017 Dream Scholarship recipients and enjoy a night of live music and performances, dancing, a paddle raise and a silent auction. Help us raise funds in support of undocumented students' pursuit of higher education.

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6:30 pm

Taking Back the Streets: Bike Ride for Sexual Assault Awareness

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Town Bikes, 1147 N Campbell Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Join us Friday, April 21, 2017 for Taking Back the Streets, a bike ride to raise awareness of sexual assault. We are survivors, advocates, and allies that believe bikes are tools of empowerment and plan to take back the streets of Chicago, making our voices heard! We meet at 6:30 PM, ride at 7:00 PM.

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7:00 pm

Selena: The Movie – 20 Year Anniversary

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Catrina Cafe, 1011 W. 18th st
Chicago, IL United States

****RSVPs for this event have SOLD OUT, but a limited number of entries will be permitted on the day of the event, on a first come-first serve basis, from the Waitlist. Join the Waitlist at the Eventbrite link provided**** It's hard to believe, but this year marks the 20th anniversary of the film, SELENA, directed

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AMFM presents The Jazz Series

This month catch the Jazz Series with our friends over at Canvas in Wicker Park with a dope line up and live wall mural and gallery from Elliot Looney and Trish Monsters. Featuring music from: Kendall w/ AK https://soundcloud.com/officialkendalloliver Syd Shaw https://soundcloud.com/sydshawmusic Kopano https://soundcloud.com/kopanoart Mykele Deville https://soundcloud.com/mykeledeville Sounds by AMFM DJ Dapper The Jazz Series

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