Workers at the pioneering south side space organize against unfair labor practices.
This comic has been created for the Reader to document the year-long, citywide event series Chicago 1919: Confronting the Race Riots. Coordinated by the Newberry Library and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the initiative seeks to address difficult history through community conversations across the city. v Credit: Anya Davidson
Chicago’s City Bureau is providing this generation’s version of the anguished reporters of 60s—the ones who reported because somebody had to reveal the truth.
Recommended entertainment paired with nearby restaurants.
Saturday’s jazz marathon features an impressive cast of local players, including Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Willie Pickens, Dana Hall, Robert Irving III, and Dee Alexander.
Museums, fairs, a transitory art project, and more
Bike stores, high-quality cookware, a “potted-plant gallery,” and more
The U. of C. wants to park bulldozers on a Woodlawn community garden, and it won’t take “let’s talk about this” for an answer.
Music venues, festivals, series, ensembles, and more
Building bikes, visiting patients, leading Robie House tours, and more
Blackstone Bicycle Works and the Working Bikes Cooperative will have bikes for sale this weekend
Spotlighting the south-side jazz scene with free jazz performances at 13 venues all day Saturday
Tuesday: Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal and writer Kari Lydersen discuss art, the war in Iraq, and new media.
10/8: Free screening of “Seeing Through the Fence,” a documentary about our relationship to the meat that we eat
The former garage at 6100 S. Blackstone was already home to a community of artists, artisans, and activists when Dan Peterman took over the title in 1996. The Resource Center–which had owned the ramshackle brick building before Peterman–pioneered recycling programs and neighborhood projects in Woodlawn beginning in the early 70s. “Recycling as a business sustained […]