Have you hit a summer festival in Chinatown yet? Starting today through Sunday, Hip Hop in Chinatown is happening at Chinatown Square (2133 S. China Pl.), a three-day festival celebrating Chicago hip-hop while subtly intimating the relationship of immigrant communities to music, fashion, and street culture. From 2-9 PM today, there will be a street […]
Tag: McKinley Park
Orchids, Soul Remedy, music, and Billiken
Arrive at the field house in McKinley Park (2210 W. Pershing) by 7 PM to be led to Orchidelirium, a live performance about the history and symbolism of orchids by Mitsu Salmon. The action will be immersed in a soundscape by TRQPiTECA cofounder La Spacer, who will DJ a dance party in the park following […]
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