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C2E2 2017

April 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 22, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 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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8:00 am

Earth Day At Humboldt Park

April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humboldt Park Boat House 1440 N Sacramento Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Join the Humboldt Park Advisory Council and Friends of the Park for the 28TH Annual Earth Day Parks and Reserves Clean Up. SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 9AM TO NOON. Gloves, bags, and tools provided.

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10:00 am

March For Science Chicago

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
101 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605-1204, United States

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, at 10 AM we will rally, we will march at 11 AM, and we will hold an Expo at noon to take a stand for science. Enter March programming at the intersection of Congress Parkway and Congress Plaza Drive. We will hold a rally just south of Jackson Drive […]

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Maker Faire Chicago 2017

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60616 United States

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Maker Faire Chicago April 22 - 23, […]

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Model Train Day!

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lambs Farm, 14245 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048 United States

Admission to the Model Trains is FREE! Nominal fees for some crafts, activities and fun pass apply. Children of all ages can don their conductor’s hat and operate the model trains courtesy of Valley Model Railroad Club. The club’s portable layout features a CTC computerized signal system and will be located in the Magnolia Cafe […]

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Día del Niño Health Walk and Family Festival

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago , IL United States

Start your morning with a 2-mile health walk on April 22nd at 10AM beginning at the Museum (1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608) and ending at the UIC Pavilion (525 s. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60607). Walkers should arrive for registration at the Museum from 8-9AM. Then guests will enjoy a day filled with […]

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Record Store Day 2017

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
606 Records, 1808 S Allport St (just off 18th, across from Thalia Hall)
Chicago, IL 60608 United States

We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day with an all-female lineup of DJ's spinning vinyl sets from open to close! RSD exclusive titles will be stocked and good vibes + giveaways will be available throughout the day. A portion of our proceeds will go to benefit Yollocalli Arts Reach. Stop by anytime from […]

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11:00 am

Wild Edible Plant Walk

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Irene C Hernandez Family Picnic Area Chicago, IL 60630 United States

Come learn about the wild edible foods growing all around you and how to identify, forage, and eat wild plants in a responsible way. Class with begin at the Irene C. Hernandez Family Picnic area of LaBagh Woods. Students can try some premade wild food and tea while learning how to identify wild foods an […]

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12:00 pm

Working Through It: Mindfulness in Critical Art Practice

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 discussion will focus on artists’ approaches to mindfulness as it pertains to critical art practices. Building a dialogue around […]

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The Party Politic: Building Movements through Movement

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

The Party Politic is a discussion on how gatherings that harness the energy of party and club environments are cultivated and naturally become spaces for empowerment, resistance and inclusion. This conversation highlights veterans who have been creating these types of spaces for years and the newly established projects making waves around the city. The founders […]

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12:30 pm

Creating Justice 2017

April 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakton Community College, 1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016 United States

FREE food, live music, and a day of amazing conversation celebrating the arts and community activism at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. All are welcome! This year we are featuring…. *Live music from Groove Witness, a jazz-funk group. *For the People Artists Collective: button-making, social justice coloring, and more hands-on projects. *William and Tai […]

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1:30 pm

Individual as Archivist: Taking Your Story Into Your Own Hands

April 22, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

In this archivist tête-à-tête, Stacie Williams and Analú López will discuss the importance of artists and activists being the authors of their own stories and having strategies for documenting their work as it's unfolding in real-time. This discussion will provide example approaches and resources for artists, activists, collectives, and communities interested in making this part […]

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2:00 pm

Creciendo el Apoyo por el “Illinois TRUST Act”

April 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PASO – West Suburban Action Project, 3415 W North Ave, Suite D
Melrose Park, IL 60160 United States

Este sabado tendremos una sesion de información acerca del proyecto de ley "Illinois Trust Act" Repasaremos las provisiones incluidas en el proyecto de ley y como estas beneficiarian a la comunidad en los suburbios. También se impartira un breve entrenamiento para las personas interesadas en crecer el apoyo por el Trust Act. Los esperamos!

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3:00 pm

Fresh Ayers: Margaret Randall – “She Becomes Time” – with Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn & Rachel DeWoskin

April 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States

Margaret Randall discusses "She Becomes Time." She will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohm and Rachel DeWoskin. At 57th Street Books About the book: Margaret Randall’s new collection, "She Becomes Time," continues her legacy of poetry that combines the intimate with the global, history with feeling, memory with the world we touch […]

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Roots to Raíces: Farming Series | Serie de Agricultura

April 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Plant Chicago, 1400 W 46th St.
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

FOR ENGLISH SCROLL DOWN ______________________________________________________ ¡Plant Chicago esta feliz en anunciar la nueva serie de seis talleres de agricultura bilingüe: Roots to Raices! Hemos formado un equipo con Adam Pollack de Closed Loop Farms y Maximino Gonzalez de Pleasant Farms (y más), para ofrecer esta nueva y excitante serie. ¡Talleres individuales cuestan $20, o puede […]

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4:30 pm

Fresh Walls: New Space for Artists to Occupy

April 22, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago , IL United States

Hear from the people at the helm of a few of the newest galleries around the city making space for and showing work by emerging and established artists in and outside of Chicago. They will share the basics of what it means to run a gallery space including how they choose artists, how they keep […]

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6:00 pm

Earth Day 2017: NOT A HOAX

April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL United States

The Garfield Park Conservatory, Land and Sea Dept., and NRDC present: Earth Day 2017: The “NOT A HOAX” Party April 22 at the Garfield Park Conservatory VIP Cocktail Hour 6-7pm, General Admission 7-10pm Tickets: The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Land and Sea Dept., and the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) are excited to partner […]

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6:10 pm

Chicago White Sox—Mariachi Herencia de México

April 22, 2017 @ 6:10 pm - 9:00 pm
Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616 United States

Join the Chicago White Sox and Mariachi Herencia de México for Día de la Familia on Saturday, April 22. Mariachi Herencia de México will perform the Star Spangled Banner and other mariachi favorites when Los White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians. Discounted Tickets:

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7:30 pm

The Hoodoisie, Little Village (Part 2)

April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
OPEN Center for the Arts, 2214 S Sacramento
Chicago, IL 60623 United States

THE HOODOISIE is a live news show and podcast recording disseminating block-optic and radical perspectives on culture and politics. THE HOODOISIE is Ricardo Gamboa, Lily Be, and Steven Beaudioneaudion. This week they are joined by femme fatales Ashley Ray and Amanda Cortes to discuss news and current events. Featured guests include Chicago Brown Knight and […]

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9:00 pm

¡JUST Dance! with TRQPiTECA

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St
Chicago , IL United States

**Performances by J'Sun Howard & Jennifer Karmin, Arts of Life Band, and Rebirth Garments start promptly at 9pm! Transformative acts of change are made possible, in part, through accessible blueprints of the utopias we strive for. Any sustainable politics of dissent, is deeply indebted to disruptions of collective joy. Join us as we close each […]

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10:00 pm

Afro x Latin x Funk x Soul x Boogie | SOULPHONETICS + Sean Haley

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Estereo, 2450 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647 United States

Saturday April 22nd ◄◄ Afro x Latin x Funk x Soul x Boogie ◄◄ Djs: ◄SOULPHONETICS ◄Sean Haley of Windi Moto ◄◄ Estereo Stylish, triangular bar offering coffee drinks by day & Latin-accented cocktails by night. read more about Estereo here:

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