Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekend Events


Art in my Backyard has a new exhibition opening today, in a newly renovated storefront at 4201 N Elston Ave. The opening reception is tonight from 6 - 9pm. The exhibition is titled "Buy Land" and
explores the American landscape through painting, drawing and video, and features ten artists who live and work on the northwest side of Chicago. The show title "Buy Land" draws attention to the current real estate crisis and borrows from a Mark Twain quote: "Buy land. They're not making it anymore."

Artists include Lorna Fillippini, Pamela Gibson, Liz Gresey, Fletcher Hayes, Jennifer Hines, Michael Kolasinski, Chris Novak, Garrett Reese, Neil Shapiro, and Cyd Smillie."
via 39th Ward newsletter

The space is only open on the weekends (check website for hours) and the show runs until October 30th. Admission is free.

Chicago Calling at Brown Rice.
The Chicago Phonography collective, which participated in the MCA's “Here/Not There” performance series this summer, plays recordings from the Ragdale artists' retreat in Lake Forest as part of the Chicago Calling Arts Festival. For more information, visit
from TimeOut Chicago
Visit the Brown Rice website to find out who the second set will be (includes video projections from 3 artists) .
When: 10- 11:30pm
Where: 4432 Kedzie
Free (suggested $5 donation)


North Park University's annual Homecoming Block Party. Look for music, games, BBQ food, and booths by local organizations.
Where: Off Kedzie and Carmen (if it rains, HBP will take place in Hamming Hall)
When: 10:30am- 1:30pm

Gomp-tober Fest Party in the Park! Featuring food, drink, live music, with an entrance fee of $5. Only for 21+
Where: Gomper's Park
When: 7:30pm- 10:30pm.

The Swimming Pool Project Space new exhibition "Badgerland" opens. The exhibition features various media produced by students visiting Prague.
Only for 21+ (free Grolsch beer)
Where: 2858 W Montrose
When: 6pm- 9pm


Albany Park's first mural will be complete and hung by Our Lady of Mercy. Go check it out!
(more info about the mural, including interviews, to come soon)

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