Cultural and Arts Organizations and Resources

Culture, Arts and Entertainment links and contacts Directory

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To Calendar: Cultural/Arts Events: best bets, series, continuing, run by dates.
To Arts and Cultural News page (includes U of C arts/humanities outreach).
A spectrum of area arts organizations and venues is alphabetized in ArtsFest04

Nonprofits and the Media incl. contacts and funders.

Related: Arts and Culture sections in Community Resources and Hyde Park Neighborhood Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofits Helpers, Nonprofits and media and funders.
Hyde Park Jazz Festival last Sat. in September.- http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org.
University of Chicago: visit the Neighborhood Links and Websites page for the links; visit also the website of UC Humanities Division's Civic Knowledge Project and Southside Arts and Humanities Network.
Hyde Park Cultural Alliance website coming. Hyde Park Jazz Society- http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.
Return to Calendars and Directories
Events of Civic/Personal Interest, Community Events, History-related events, Religious Directory and Calendar. Maps. More links- below and in Neighborhood Links.

Here:


General links: (see also category table below- Film..., Theater sections)

City of Chicago Bureau of Tourism, including calendars and cultural tourism, and it's voted number one in Twitter feeds- http://www.ExploreChicago.org. The following are just examples:
Wine, Dine and Fun and reviews- http://www.chicago.metromix.com (/restaurants, etc.)
Our restaurants/entertaiment venues plus page.
Half off deals etc.- http://www.groupon.com
Cultural happenings- http://www.explorechicago.org (Get the South Chicago edition of "Eat, Play, Love" from them.),
http://www.centerstagechicago.com/, ...../festival/styles/ethnicultural.html
Playing-general- http://www.chicagomag.com, http://chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Going-Out, http://timeout.com
Community calendars- http://webblogs.cltv.com/community/news/chicago

A tragedy could be your advantage- O'Gara and Wilson bookstore leaving 57th St. for Chesterton, IN. Will let public know when sale begins this summer.

By category: Table of organizations, venues/spots, resources (more are in the organizations lists that are not in the table).

The following museums keep large collections: DuSable Museum of African American History, Oriental Institute, Smart Museum and the University of Chicago (including Dept. of Visual Arts and Midway Studios). Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center keeps some pieces. The other large exhibiting art museums--Hyde Park Art Center and the Renaissance Society--do not hold collections. A specialized collection is that of The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio at Robie House.

Cinema see Film.

Art Centers (local major)(arts orgs. see in Humanities below or in the alpha runs following table)
Architecture (see full array of links, resources in our Historic Preservation page)

Art Fairs, other fairs and art and general/international
Festivals, bazaars, providers (more at bottom)

Artists in Residence-UofC music groups

Bookstores (Hyde Park's glory), Book Fairs/ Sales/ Organizations, Book Clubs; Press. Includes Music Stores


Hyde Park is home to more independent book-stores than any other community in Chicago.

Calendars and Directories, Guides, tickets. Many have extensive reviews of venues, happenings. More- see Film section. To be added: venue org'l such as Hyde Park Jazz Soc., HP Jazz Festival..

 

Classes and Schools, Crafts, Mentoring, Intellectual games... details in alpha section more in Afterschool page. And see music, art, film, etc.

  • Crafts (some)
    Chicago Storytelling Guild
    Hyde Park Art Center
    Knitting and Needlecrafters Circle
    Lakeside Quilting Guild
  • Dance (Most dance classes are in Dance)
    Argentine Tango and others U of C Dance
    Chicago Swing Dance
    Hyde Park Devel. Ctr.
    Hyde Park Loring Res. Ctr.
    Hyde Park Neigh'd Club
    Hyde Park Sch. of Dance(Ballet)
    Int'l Folk Dancers
    Kenwood School of Dance
    Jackson Park fieldhse (cheerleading)
    Joan's Studio (closing-retiring)
    Kalapriya (Classical Indian)
    Mandala Arts (So Asian, Balanese)
    South Sh. Cult. Ctr.
  • Drama/Acting
    Creative Juice
    The Talent Studio
  • Media
    Digital Youth Network
  • Writing
    Blue Gargoyle
    Chinese Calig. Club
    Hyde Park Writers- at SHoP
    Indie City Writers-
    Inspiration for Excellence
    Neighborhood Writing Alliance/Journal of Ordinary Thought
  • General/multiple
    Hyde Park Free Theater (of SHoP)
    Sonnets Academy of Hyde Park
  • Music-
    Chicago Academy of Music
    Hyde Park Suzuki
    Hyde Park Youth Orchestra
    Joan's Studio
    Marsha's Music (Claude's Quartet)
    Music Teachers of Hyde Park
Coffee Shops & or cyberplaces, bars being also cultural spaces (not exhaustive). See also Jazz on Tap section in Cultural Calendar page.
  • Backstory Cafe, 6100 S. Blackstone
  • Bartlett Dining Hall (open to public at 57th and University)
  • Bonjour (1550 E.55th)
  • Borders, 53rd/Lake Park
  • C-Shop/Hutchinson Commons, 2nd floor cafe (some restrictions 5706 S. University)
  • Caffe Florian, (1450 E. 57th): Cafe Society/The Public Square
  • Futureworld (Cyber Cafe)/Futureworld Learning Center ( wired up and with advanced participatory dance and karaoke teaching machine. 1744 E. 55th) http://www.florianchicago.com
  • Medici on 57th (1327 E. 57th) http://www.medici57.com
  • Orly's at 55th and S. Hyde Park has weekend dance and music.
  • The Pub. 1212 E. 59th. Some restrictions to UC affiliation.
  • Spoken Word Cafe (4665 S. King Dr.) Hosts Second City (South Side) improv. performances. 773 3783-2233.
  • Starbucks (1500 E. 53rd, 1157 55th) http://www.starbucks.com
  • Starbucks also part of U of C Bookstore/Barnes and Noble Cafe- see below)
  • Subway cyber (1600 bl. E. 55th and 1449 E. 57th)
  • Third World Cafe (1301 E. 53rd St. often hosts art--. Internet access (pay). Very popular with students. 773 288-3882.)
  • University of Chicago Bookstore. (Barnes and Noble) (tel 773 702-7712, 970 E. 58th. http://www.bkstore.com/uchicago). Several branches including at Gleacher Center.
  • University of Chicago campus coffee shops plus (Bartlett 5640 S. University; C-Shop, Hutchinson and Uncommon Grounds in Reynolds 5706 S. University; Classics 1010 E. 59th; Cobb 5811 S. Ellis; Swift 1025 E. 58th; Stuart 5836 S. Greenwood; Ex Libris in Regenstein Library; 4 in University of chicago Hospitals complex (Billings, Comer, D-Cam lobby and 2nd floor, Mitchell Lobby Au Bon Pain--all restricted to those with business.)
  • Bar Louis or Barlouis (5500 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773 752-3410)
  • Chant (1509 E. 53rd St.)
  • Checkerboard Lounge, see also in alpha Checkerjazz. 5201 S. Harper, 773 684-1472
  • Cove Lounge (1750 E. 55th St., 684-1013)
  • Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap (1172 E. 55th, 773 643-5516)
  • The Pub (often restricted access, U of C Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th)
  • ____ on 53rd

Dance, dance classes

Film, er Cinema, er Movies etc, guides to entertainment in and outside the area. See also Theater and Performance sections below.

Galleries and collectives, various graphic and visual arts, places that display art publicly, ultimedia, programs/facilities and businesses and collections (See also Museums, below). Private then institutional. For many more outside area see Mid South Side and Mid South Side Galleries sections in alpha and runs in Cult. Calendar page-Outside HP Box.
Information about in such sites as Metromix, Centerstage, Time Out Chicago....
General, all purpose venues

 

Humanities (lots more in the alpha runs following table)
Libraries
(Media-see Calendars and Directories)
Media sites, projects
(this new section is under construction)
  • Black Youth Project: http://www.blackyouthproject.com. Provides a place for black youth to speak. To generate new media information, blogs, art, conversations, webinars, data, research, policies and movements that will expand the human and social capital of young black youth, facilitating their empowerment through highlighting their voices, attitudes, lives, and experiences. Features:

    • Black Youth Blogging – daily blogs by black youth on important and controversial topics and links to black youth bloggers
    Rap Lyrics Database – the first public searchable database of rap music lyrics based on Billboard charts
    • Curriculum Workshop – teachers, social workers, community activists, and artists can download and add to curriculum centered on the experiences of black youth and use data from the Black Youth Survey.
    • Black Youth Create! – uploaded videos, spoken word, webisodes and other offerings made by black youth
    • Research and Resources – listings/links to latest reports, research, books, films, documentaries, organizations and websites focused on black youth
    • Survey Data & Findings – the Black Youth Project Survey includes the most extensive dataset on black youth
    • Black Youth in the News – articles on black youth from newspapers across the country

    DNAinfo.org
    International Childrens' Media Center/Chicago International Childrens' Festival. http://www.icmediacenter.org
    Radio Hyde Park- a project of the Herald.
    WHPK 88.5

 

Museums (see also Galleries)
Music (see also in Classes) (Details in alpha sections)

Photography (see also Galleries and Museums)

Performance/Perform. Comedy, Art, Play and Poetry and other Reading, Folklore Society, Storytelling, Radio (more in Theater)
Religion and Culture
  • See the descriptions and links in Religious Resources, below the table of listings and links of churches and synagogues (although these have a rich palate of cultural activities that go far beyond music, drama, art).
  • University of Chicago Divinity School Martin Marty Center for Study of Religion and Culture and Society, which has web forums: http://marty-center.uchicago.edu, Religion and Culture web forum (topic changes monthly-see Cultural Calendar): http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/webforum
  • Rockefeller Chapel. A broad array of cultural and arts programs and considerations, including new Interreligious Center. The Chapel itself and its carillon and organ are cultural expressions and embodiments and a crossing (transept) of faith and culture. rockefeller.uchicago.edu
  • Zygon Center for Study of Religion and Science- Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Includes Story of Creation series. 1100 E. 55th St. 773 753-0700 www.lstc.edu). Zygon Center (http://www.zygoncenter.org, zcrs@lstc.edu)
    Same? Chicago Center for Religion and Science 773 753-0670

  • Croatian Ethnic Institute with major private archives and museum (by appointment) 4851 S. Drexel Blvd. (Ryerson Mansion) 60615, 773 373-4670, fax 773 373-4746 email croatkjubo@aol.com or croetkjubo@

Sculpture/Ceramics

Stores & Supplies (Art, Music)

Theater. See also above in Performance and in Classes, below in Greater South Side, or visit Cultural Cal./outside Hyde Park box

Writing and Publishing

 

Don't forget that parks and their fieldhouse's are often venues for arts classes and performances. Kennicott, Kenwood, Nichols, and especially South Shore Cultural Center and Washington. Browse our parks pages.

Please email us your additions or corrections!

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Venues featured at the 2009 Hyde Park Jazz Festival

(From the Hyde Park Jazz Festival organization. For artists' links, visit that site.)

Court Theater, 5535 S. Ellis. This professional theater at the University of Chicago brings the classics alive. Maggie Brown

DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, is the first and oldest institution of its kind in the country, dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. DuSable will be kicking off the Jazz Festival with music from 11am - 3pm featuring: Ken Chaney's Awakening * Sumito "Ariyo" Ariyoshi * Von Freeman

Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone, is an incubator of innovative cultural, educational, and environmental projects and small-scale enterprises. It is in this very special environment that Jazz will be enjoyed from 3:30 - 6:00pm with: Ernie Adams * Henry Johnson

Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, is the oldest alternative exhibition space in the City. For more than 70 years the Hyde continues to provide outstanding visual art exhibitions and education programs for all ages. At the Jazz Festival they will feature concerts from 2 - 6pm including: Julia Huff * Charles Heath * Brad Goode * Alan Burroughs

International House, 1414 East 59th Street is a dynamic program center and residence on the University of Chicago campus for students from around the world. I-House will feature non-stop jazz from 5:30 pm - 2 am Sunday morning including the famous midnight jam session hosted by Dee Alexander. Performers will be: Willie Pickens Trio * Ed Wilkerson's 8 Bold Souls ("Last Option" video) * Pharez Whitted * Jon Faddis * GARAJ MAHAL * Dee Alexander * John Wright * Jimmy Ellis * Ryan Cohan * Bobby Broom

Little Black Pearl, 1060 East 47th Street, believes that art is an integral part of a healthy community and is a thriving arts organization providing a safe environment, positive role models, and rigorous program and skill development activities and opportunities for children throughout the area. Jazz programming here will be from 1:00pm - 3:30pm and includes: Marguerite Mariama * Skinny Williams * Irwin Helfer

James W. Wagner Mainstage in the Chicago Park District Midway Plaisance Skating Rink.

Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 East 58th Street, is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East and is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations where admission is always free. Enjoy jazz in the Museum Gallery and Hall here from 2:30 - 4:30pm with: Tatsu Aoki * Samuel "SavoirFaire" Williams

Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. Robie House inspired an architectural revolution with its sweeping horizontal lines, dramatic overhangs, stretches of art glass windows and open floor plan making it a quintessential Prairie style house. This is the unique setting for Jazz from 2:30 - 4:15 with Miguel and Sylvia de la Cerna.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave, is home for spiritual and musical events of many world traditions and faiths of both East and West on the University of Chicago campus. The magnificent cathedral setting will host Jazz from 2:30pm - 5:00pm featuring: Diane Delin * Tammy McCann

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, houses a permanent collection of over 10,000 objects, spanning five millennia of both Western and Eastern civilizations and admission is always free. Outdoors 1:00-3:30 pm. Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band * James Sanders and Conjunto Latin Jazz Band

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Alpha run of Arts and Cultural venues

4th Ward Project Space. 5358 S. Kimbark. The new off-campus venue of the UC Department of Visual Arts (DOVA) for temporary shows and talks/mixers from time to time (Leslie Baum Feb 28-Apr. 1 2016).

21st Century Artisans. New 501 that puts on the annual Community Art Fair in June and is revving up to promote crafts on the South Side with crafting events and seminars including for schools in conjunction with its new "mother" Artisans 21 Gallery (q.v.,http://www.artisans21gallery.com ). More in Community Art Fair.

57th Street Art Fair (1st full weekend in June) food at. (tel. 773 493-3247 (FAIR). 1634 E. 53rd St. PMB 116, 60615). Brent LaRowe current head. http://www.57thstreetartfair.org. (.com works also).Info packets avail. from 2nd week of May. Oldest juried art fair in the U.S. Martha Baggetto, 5827 S. Blackstone Ave. 60637, 773 493-3247, vbaggetto@comcast.net. See separate but coinciding Community Art Fair. Founded in 1948 by Mary Womer and others. Now over 250 participants from all over, and all visual arts and crafts. Sat 11-6, Sun 10-5. Now on Twitter and Facebook.

57th Street Books. And Seminary Co0perative Bookstore, Inc. 57th: 1301 E. 57th St., 773 684-1300; Sem. Coop: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773 752-4381, fax 773 752-8507, http://www.semcoop.com, e-mail books@semcoop.com
Child Storytelling Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 call first (it has a great children's book selection. Monthly book group sessions. Author events- find in Cultural Calendar. A major asset of the community. Signings and author talks.

57th Street Children's Book Fair. SEE THE CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR. MOVED TO NICHOLS PARK outside the Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood. Website up in August. Tara Baldridge at 57th St. Books, Judy Jakush. Founder Rebecca Janowitz.

61st Street Farmers' Market (leaders John Daly and Connie Spreen) and 61st Street Community Garden (coordinator Jack Spicer). See Experimental Station.

63rd St. Beach drummers- at least two groups with varied names perform at the fairly recent circle of limestone blocks eastward of the bathing pavilion parking lot or by the pavilion. For Park District information call 312 742-4847.

64th Street Print Studio is dedicated to bringing the art of printmaking to Hyde Park. By setting up a communal printing studio that any responsible community member can gain access to, we hope to promote dialogue between artists and their communities, as well as foster informal teaching and sharing of methods and ideas. In the Woodlawn Collaborative (qv).

Africa International House. Serves as a center that exposes and educates all about individual and collective works shedding light on African and Diasporal cultures. Flagship program is the African Festival of the Arts in Washington Park Labor Day Weekend. Also serves as an exchange umbrella. Patrick Saingbey Woodtor. Now at Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel. 773 955-2787. http://www.aihusa.org. info@aihusa.org.
Mailing address 1507 E. 53rd St. #460, Chicago, IL 60615.

African Festival of the Arts, http://www.africanfestivalchicago.com- see Africa International House? 4-daymultifaceted festival, concert, art and fair Labor Day Weekend.

African American Fine Arts Fair. Martin Group, 1507 E. 53rd St. jpmartingroup.com. A sponsor of the International Art and Craft Shows summers in Hyde Park Shopping Center and Harper Court, recurring weekends.

Afrocentric Bookstore- see Frontline Books.

Agree to Disagree Poetry. Promotional company to bring entertainment and poetry to Hyde Park. Keith Antosh. 5045 S. Drexel Blvd. 773 606-9024, http://www.attireentertainment.com. k-antosh@attireentertainment.com.

AKArama, 6220 S. Ingleside is now a partner of UC Civic Knowledge and the Graham School. Lectures and programs scheduled. More info coming. AKArama is the service and cultural center of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, hq at 57th and Stony Island.

American Chamber Opera Company of Chicago. 1111 E. 61st St. Chicago, IL 60637. 773 363-7968. http://www.americanchamberopera.org. info@americanchamberopera.org. Karrah Marie Cambry, President of the Company. Produces 24 operas a year at various venues in the metro area, several have been at International House. Often with diverse artists. Generally in English. Chamber orchestra.

Another Chance Productions. Television project of filmmakers Irami and Bonni Osei-Frimpon. Brings faith community and community issues together. filming "Disciples" in Hyde Park. anothechanceproductions.com.

Artisans 21. Artisans 21 Cooperative Art Gallery. CLOSED but still as 21st Century Artisans. Unusual handcrafted items and original artwork. A cooperative gallery that sells direct, intended to fulfill the Harper Court mission. 30 years! http://www.artisans21gallery.com OUT OF DATE WEBSITE. Leaders include Joy Rosner, 773 241-6943, Harry Meyer (of note), Barbara O'Connor and Marianne Hammet. info@harrymeyer.com. Tu-F 11-5, Sat 10-5. Reopened in October at 5503 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Currently showing: Anne Arnas, Deborah Dancy, Dorrie Ellis, Anita Garrison, Joy Rosner, James Zalba, Rob Borja, Tzvetan Tochev, Barbara O'Connor. Were accepting applications for more through Nov. 15.
Founded in the 60s for craft-sale refugees who wanted a more permanent venue, this nonprofit co-op is owned by its members-- accepting applications.
It has started a new 501, 21st Century Artisans to run the annual Community Art Fair (q.v.) in June and promote crafting and events and learning opportunites in crafting, including schools.

(Still extant?) Art Should. An alternative art workshop dedicated to bringing together all the disparate artists in the Hyde Prk community and tutor public school children in Ray School. http://www.theartshouldteam.wordpress.com (blog), A collective of U of C art students that has evolved from studying aspects of art into a community outreach and tutoring program in Ray, Kozminski, and soon other schools, focusing on what the kids would not have found either in regular curriculum nor usual afterschool programs, including nontraditional materials, media, and pop/kid culture themes. The teachers also themselves learn at separate seminars. Playful fun and access help build bonds between children and teachers. Alex Spacht, head of teaching and community outreach and Natasha Davis. theartshouldteam@gmail.com, annadozor@gmail.com. They also bring in artists to conduct workshops at Midway Studios.
Art Should is a community service RSO whose mission is twofold: (1) to act as a student art group on campus dedicated to bringing a diverse collection of both student and professional artists together in the context of an alternative workshop space. In this capacity, we hope to foster the creative energies of campus artists and stimulate this unique group by introducing them to select Chicago artists. (2) To bring our passion for creativity to community schools in the form of an after school program that teaches once a week currently at the Ray School on 57th and Kimbark. In our work as student teachers, we are dedicated to introducing our students to a diverse array of artistic creation, production, and appreciation as we guide them through innovative lessons that we design and implement.

ArtSpeaks- project of UC Arts Dept., Civic Knowledge. Puts on special cutting edge programs, performances and more, bringing major personages in the arts to the University of Chicago. http://arts.uchicago.edu/artspeaks.html. Operates out of 1115 E. 58th St. (Walker).

Arts + Public Life - creative place-based practice. Works with Harris School Cultural Policy (evidence based analyis) in Theaster Gates' new Place Lab to use arts and culture oriented place-based projects as an engine for neighborhood transformation on the mid-South Side.

ArtworksChicago. Not local but puts on summer international art markets (with others) in Harper Court and funds small arts organizations including with arts space. Managed the Celebrate Hyde Park July 21 event. Carl McKenzie. http://www.artworkschicago.com.

Art Works (same as above?) (grants to orgs. between $50,000 and $1 million budget including for governance, management and growth capacity. Next grant deadline Sept. 15. Get their grant application from http://www.artworksfund.org.

REPLACED BY B'GABS. Back Story Cafe- see also Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone..Aims to be a moderately priced coffee shop, info handout, entertainment venue (music, interview series, free WiFi, film screenings, maybe art), book signings, Powell's Books used books including free in-house loans. Fair trade slow-filtered coffee and organic food. MOVED TO 1452 E. 57TH and doesn't have and arts focus currently.

(To) Ballet-UC

Barnes & Noble or Bookstore at U of C- See University of Chicago Bookstore.

Baroque Band. A new early and classical performing ensemble founded and led by Briton Gerry Clarke. Resident with WTTW, it performs 2-4 times a year at Hyde Park Union Church and Rockefeller Chapel. http://www.baroqueband.com. (.org also works). 30 E. Adams st. Ste. 1204, Chicago, IL 60603.

Bella Voce. Although this provider of Early and Classical music performance is not based in Hyde Park, it performs at least two programs yearly in Rockefeller Chapel. For the programs visit http://www.bellavoce.org or http://rockefeller.uchicago.edu. 925 W. Huron #608, Chicago, IL 60622. Andew Lewis. None in Hyde Park in 2013-14.

Bergman Gallery- See Renaissance Society.

Bing. A place to browse or buy fine art/books, for events and light refreshments by the Arts Incubator. 307 E. Garfield Blvd. Chris Salmon (formerlyof O'Gara and Wilson) and Theaster Gates.

Black Cinema House. Part of Rebuild Foundation and Dorchester Projects (qv). Theaster Gates. MOVED TO 7200 S. KIMBARK. Screens films, clips and festivals about black experience. http://www.blackcinemahouse.org. rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com/black-cinema-house. blackcinemahouse@rebuild-foundation.org.

Black Metropolis Research Consortium. Surveys and builds a finding aid to all archives on African Americans and their experience and cultural/arts expressions on the South Side of Chicago. 5720 S. Woodlawn, room 200, 60637. 773.702.2388. http://www.blackmetropolisresearch.org. http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/bmrcsurvery. Lisa Calahan. The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions with major holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. Includes the Timuel D. Black Fellowships.
The BMRC was recently awarded a Mellon Grant to conduct a three-year survey of archives, institutions, businesses and private collections in Chicago for primary sources pertaining to African American history. The purpose of the survey is to provide researchers with better access to collections relating to African American history and uncover collections that are “hidden” from the public (unprocessed or uncataloged).

Black Pearl- see Little Black Pearl.

Black Youth Project: http://www.blackyouthproject.com. Provides a place for black youth to speak. To generate new media information, blogs, art, conversations, webinars, data, research, policies and movements that will expand the human and social capital of young black youth, facilitating their empowerment through highlighting their voices, attitudes, lives, and experiences. Features:

• Black Youth Blogging – daily blogs by black youth on important and controversial topics and links to black youth bloggers
Rap Lyrics Database – the first public searchable database of rap music lyrics based on Billboard charts
• Curriculum Workshop – teachers, social workers, community activists, and artists can download and add to curriculum centered on the experiences of black youth and use data from the Black Youth Survey.
• Black Youth Create! – uploaded videos, spoken word, webisodes and other offerings made by black youth
• Research and Resources – listings/links to latest reports, research, books, films, documentaries, organizations and websites focused on black youth
• Survey Data & Findings – the Black Youth Project Survey includes the most extensive dataset on black youth
• Black Youth in the News – articles on black youth from newspapers across the country

Blacklight. Black Light Magazine is a publication that is in partnership with the U of C Organization of Black Students and works with the Southside Arts and Humanities Network qv, Diasporal Rhythms qv and Little Black Pearl qv. Blacklight aspires to compile a diverse collection of art, prose, and poetry that reflects the many facets of black culture from the vantage point of different authors and artists, and also, by the breadth of subject matter covered in their work. Blacklight depicts the black community as not only a diverse group of people, but also as a unified people. Nabeel Ebeid. 914-420-4896. http://blacklight.uchicago.edu. blacklightuofc@gmail.com. New website which includes blog, for which student writers are in "open call": http:/www.blacklightmag.com. Contacts as of fall 2009: Aaron Rodriguez-aaron@blacklightmag.com
Misha Stallworth-misha@blacklightmag.com or
Brittany Little-brittany@blacklightmag.com

Blackstone Bicycle Works. Teaches youth a trade and self sufficiency-- see below in Experimental Station.

Blackstone Library. And Friends of Blackstone Library. 4905 S. Lake Park Ave., 60615, 312 747-0511 (CPL 312 747-4252). M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-5, Sun. closed. http://www.chicagopubliclibrary.org or http://www.chicagopubliclibrary.org/002branches/blackstone/. www.chipublib.org/002branches/blackstone/ (CPL no. 312 747-4252, Blackstone 312 747-0511.) A full suite of programs including book discussions, child reading, 4th Monday Piano Series, 52,000 volumes, full internet. The Public Library WebSite is your door to instant access to cultural programs, digital material and find-any-b0ok! And it's now wireless so you can really download! Also Friends of Blackstone for Branch volunteer opportunities/mtgs. See for Visit our Friends of Blackstone Library page. Story of the Library.
Friends of Blackstone meet first Wednesdays at 7 pm.
4th Monday Piano Series by Music Teachers of Hyde Park, 7:30. 312 747-0511. (not summer)
1st Mondays- Toastmaster's Club, 7.
3rd Saturdays 1 pm, - Book Discussion with pot luck lunch
Preschool Story Times. Tuesdays (not all) starting January 20 at 10:30 am. Ages 0-5.
Bedtime Tales @ Blackstone. Wednesdays at 6:30 starting January 28. Kids come in pajama or with favorite toy. Ages 0-6.
Saturday Open Craft Day. 3rd or 4th Sat. 11-2.
One-on-one internet tutoring fall-May. Make an appointment at the desk. The library is wired and wireless- available to any with a library card.
Watch for the Summer Reading Program.
Friends of Blackstone meets 1st Wednesdays, 6-7 pm. New head is Brenda Sawyer.

Booth School of Business- Charles Harper Center, 5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue. Has an outstanding collection of art, much of it on display on the walls.

Bowen Violin Shop. Sharon Bowen. By appointment M, W, F 11-5:30, T, Th 2:30-5:30. 1525 E. 53rd ste 828, 773 752-1156. Also at 410 S. Michigan ste 1021 repairs 312 431-1303. http://www.bowenviolinshop.com.

British History Society (Nicholson). http://british.uchicago.edu, .../lectures.html. (UC)

Broken Arrow Riding Club. Chicagoland premier riding club that also provides horseback riding and similar nature and healing experiences to families in parks including Washington and South Shore Cultural Center, supporting La Rabida Children's Hospital. Broken Arrow Horseback Riding Club of Chicago honors the tradition of the historic Black Cowboy. Its founder and president is Murdock, the man with no first name. http://www.brokenarrowridingclub.org/. 773 684-8588, murdock@brokenarrowridingclub.org. (Next July 25 noon Wash. Pk. 52nd and Payne.)

Cafe 53. 1369 E. 53rd St. Art, staged readings etc. 773 321-0948. cafe-53.com.

Cafe Society is a regularly recurring set of professionally moderated discussions about set social or cultural topics in various venues organized by the Illinois Human ties Council, often with more localized groups/organizations such as Civic Knowledge at U of C or Great Books. At least two are currently active in Hyde Park. One meets weekly at Valois Cafeteria, 1518 E. 53rd Street every Thursday at 7 pm. The other, newer, Civic Knowledge Odyessy and mainly for that program's graduates, , currently meets at International House, 1414 E. 59th St. 2nd Wednesdays (for more info. contact http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu). Find schedules and info at the IHC site, http://www.prairie.org.

Campus Catalyst. An organization of Chicago Booth students and others UC related that analyzes and gives financial and organizational planning advice and other services to small nonprofits. Works with Hyde Park Cultural Alliance Southside Arts adn Humanities Network and others. http://www.campuscatalyst.org. nonprofit@campuscatalyst.org.

Center for Italian Opera Studies (Centro Italo-Americano per l'Opera (CIAO) http://www.humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/ciao. University of Chicago. CIAO is at 5720 S. Woodlawn Ave. room 104, Chicago, IL 60637. 773 702-9148. Coordinator Beth Parker, parkeropera@uchicago.edu. (Faculty includes Philip Gossett, Emer.)

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater (CRDT). Part of Hubbard Street Dance Center and resident at Columbia College. A company that has redefined the concept of performance ensemble by fusing contemporary dance, live music (resident full jazz orchestra!), and visual and projection art together on stage with full staging. Each concert focuses on a different era and segment of society. Ethnically diverse. Includes in-school presentations and CR Youth Ensemble of underserved high school students. Kevin Holt, 7741 S. Indiana 60619 and 2449 S. California 60608. 773 847-0305, http://www.cerquarivera.org, cerquadrivera@sbcglobal.net. Interested in providing in collab. with Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture and often performs at DuSable Museum.

Changeringers in Mitchell Bell Tower, Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University. changeringers.uchicago.edu.

Chant Restaurant/Chant After Dark. 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999. http://www.chantchicago.com. Jazz, other or DJs from time to time.

Checkerboard Lounge. CLOSED.

Chicago Academy of Music. Led by Kalid El-Zabar. University Church, 5655 S. Woodlawn.

Suspended-- Chicago Academic Games League. A supported committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. See page in this site (http://www.hydepark.org/hpkcc/cagl/index.htm). Now managed by the University of Chicago Community Service Center. wgoode@uchicago.edu.

Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers. To document the culture and history of the African American and African communities in the Greater Chicago area and beyond. Philemon Najieb. http://www.caap.org, najieb@mac.com.

Chicago Bach Ensemble performs its South Side concerts at Augustana Lutheran. Period performance, dedicated under a MacArthur-Driehaus grant to performing all the oratorios of Bach, and much of Handel. Ruben Dubrovsky conductor. Appassionata International, 410 S. Michigan Ave, ste. 520, Chicago, IL 60605. claudia@appassionata.com. http://www.chicagobachensemble.org.

Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture.
1515 E. 52nd Place, 2nd floor (access from near back of Mellow Yellow), and other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 773 363-1312 or 620 245-7692. Fax 7733 363-1150.
Purpose: Experiential education, counseling/mentoring and other social services
particularly for college aged.
Scott Chesebro, Executive Dir.
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615. 1-800-747-6059, (773) 667-6419, others. fax: (773) 363-1150.
http://www.chicagocenter.org, http://www.urbanlifecenter.org. info@chicagolifecenter.org, althea@chicagocenter.org.
Purpose: Open classroom, counseling and other social services, internships. Celebrated 35 years in June 2006.
We're a nonprofit experiential educational organization in Hyde Park.
Urban Life Center engages college students with Chicago's diverse communities through innovative seminars and internships, expanding the traditional classroom through an experience-based, first-voices pedagogy.
Urban Life Center also designs day to week-long LearnChicago! tours and workshops to teach groups about the city's cultures and communities.


Chicago Children's Choir. Celebrating 50 years. Citywide now but has a community division. Has after school classes (312 849-8300, Fax 312 849-8309) and a school program (773 890-4720). Watch for auditions at First Unitarian, 5650 S. Woodlawn. . http://www.ccchoir.org. Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director. Hqrd at Chicago Cultural Center, 79 E. Washington St., 5th Fl. 60602.

Chicago Choral Artists. Michael D. Costello, Artistic Director. PO Box 603, Oak Park, IL, 60303. chicagochoralartists.org. Occasionally performs in Chicago churches.

Chicago Chorale, Bruce Tammen, Director. Occasional performances by a bravo! group of largely Hyde Park professionals and amateurs at Rockefeller Chapel, St. Paul and Redeemer, Union Church, St. Thomas or Augustana Lutheran and out of neighborhood. http://www.chicagochorale.org. info@chicagochorale.org. Contact: 1100 E. 55th St. Chicago, IL 60615. 773 306-6195. Now in its eighth season, Chicago Chorale is a 60-voice ensemble of singers that performs repertoire from the 16th century to the present, from well-loved choral works to overlooked masterpieces. 3 CDs.

Chicago Djembe Project and Hooked on Drums. Drumming classes and performances. Jim Banks, bus address 6104 S. Ingleside, 60637, now at Kennicott Park Fieldhouse, 4434 S. Lake Park, room 211, 60653. 773 251-8067- Note new numbers below. http://chidjembe.com, manager@chidjembe.com.
If you¹ve received our emails from Hooked On Drums¹ info@hookedondrums.org. (Current?:) Lilian Friedberg of 6104 S. Ingleside 60637, 773 643-8204.
address, please note that you'll also be getting mail from the Chicago
Djembe Project address, manager@chidjembe.com. A new studio in Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park, 2nd floor room 211, 773 643-8204. Works in lots of schools, parks.
http://www.hookedondrums.org. info@hookedondrums.org. New business address: 2849 E. 93rd St., Chicago IL 60617. Office: 773-221-6845
President: 773-251-8067 Executive Director: 773-251-8448.

Hooked On Drums is our 501(c)(3) non-profit, bringing the life-changing power of African drumming to Urban Youth through classes, residencies and
performance training. Chicago Djembe Project is our still-ongoing platform for adult classes, and performances by the CDP Ensemble.

HOOKED ON DRUMS
African Drumming for Urban Youth a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 773-643-8204 € info@hookedondrums.org http://www.hookedondrums.org

In partnership with
CHICAGO DJEMBE PROJECT
West African Djembe Drumming Classes & Performances 773-643-8204 manager@chidjembe.com
http://www.chidjembe.com/

The Chicago Ensemble performs part of its schedule Sunday afternoons 3 pm October through June at International House, 1414 E. 59th St (and Tuesdays at Fourth Pres.). 5 concerts each from February through June. Among the very best in Chicago! Indiv. Tickets $25. Call at I-House: 773 753-2274. The Chicago Ensemble, PO Box 409048, Chicago, IL 60640, NEW NUMBER- 773 558-3448. http://www.thechicagoensemble.org, theceweb@thechicagoensemble.org. Gerald Rizzer, Artistic Director. ___ Harris, Bus. Director. Schedule also up in Cultural Calendar, Series.

Chicago Gamelan- see under FROG, Friends of the...

Chicago Humanities Festival. Now includes autumn programming (and increasingly year-round) in Hyde Park and other non-downtown locales and was sparked by the founder of UC Humanities Day, Richard Franke. http://www.chfestival.org. chf@chfestival.org. 500 N. Dearborn St., ste 825, 60654, BO 312 494-9509, Fax 312 616-1018. Exciting new website, http://www.chicagohumanities.org.

Chicago Innovation Exchange. 5235 S. Harper Court.

Chicago International Children's Festival- see International Children's Media Center.

Chicago Jazz Archive. At UC Libraries Regenstein Special Collections. 1110 E. 57th St. JLR 130, 773 702-8705. Dir. of Archive __ Gillaspie. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/

Chicago Jazz Orchestra. Jeff Lindberg's great ensemble performs regularly in the area including I House, DuSable Museum, and the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. A Passport to Jazz group. http://www.chicagojazzorchestra.com. P.O. Box 59496, Chicago, IL 60659-0496, Phone: 312-409 3947, Fax: 773-262 6541, info@chicagojazzorchestra.com.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic- see in Greater South Side section.

Chicago Men's A Capella- http://www.cmacsings.com. Singing group at U of C.

Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Under the leadership of Renee' Baker, Artistic Director and an offshoot of Mantra Blue Freee Orchestra (which performs works of Renee' Baker) and the Chicago Sinfonietta. CMOP is dedicated to commissioning, performing and recording contemporary creative and clasical muic of many new composers and to excite and encourage new audiences with "out-of-the-box" programming. It says it is Chicago's only orchestra dedicate solely to the pursuit of creative new music, dedicated to championing all genres: classical, free-jazz and not so freee jazz, improvisation, hororinfg all creaaive moder stuctures. Joining the muical forces of boath the clasical and jazz worlds gives us our special flavor.. sweet and salty, sometimes harsh and lovely, jarring the senses yet providing the comprt that only boundary-bending new music provides. Series: Epiphany Episcopal, Velvet Lounge, Brown Rice, and South Shore Cultural Center (where it is a partner of the Advisory Council and the Chicago Music Association). 425 Callery Drive, Bollingbrook, IL 60490, reneebaker@comcast.net, http://www.chicagomodernorchestraproject.org. See also Project Inclusion under Chicago Sinfonietta. CMOP is available for private bookings.

Chicago Music Association, Branch #1 National Association of Negro Musicians, 1919. Barbara Wright-Pryor, President and Chairperson. Promotes performing arts, education and emerging careers including with varied free performance programs at South Shore Cultural Center and elsewhere. Junior and Youth Branches partner with local providers such as Hyde Park Suzuki (Lucinda Ali) and schools to coach and award-feature in concert excelling young artists. Youth directors include William Burnside. www.chgomusicassn.org/. 773 721-3210. chgomusicassn@aol.com. Mail to CMA c/o Barbara Wright Pryor, 9107 S. Constance, 60617. Hq. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. CMA is an Anchor Partner of the Center and Chicago Park District.

Chicago Presents- See University of Chicago Presents.

The Chicago Quill (U of C students.) Politics, Arts, Culture commentaries, inkblots. Entirely online).

Chicago Sinfonietta. Hyde Park founded and dedicated to opportunity for musicians of all races and ethnicities and for all and youth to enjoy classical and other quality music. Performs frequently in Hyde Park. It has Sinfonietta Student Ensemble-Youth and Diversity Program teaching kids, especially at-risk, in several schools and holding concerts in which they perform. this includes mentorship in Project Inclusion Musicians of Color Mentoring Program and performance at such venues as free at Blackstone Library.
There are other major school and youth outreach. It is supported inter alia by fundraiser-holding Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta. Southside Leaders include Doris Meritty (president), Elizabeth Wilkins (founder), Linda Tuggle. Paul Freeman, Music Director (retiring). New Music Director Mei-Ann Chen. 70 E. Lake St. #226, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 236-3681, http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
Project Inclusion. Leader Renee Baker. Two orchestras ages 8-18 and 8-26 mentoring these young people and drawn from other orchestras including Chicago Sinfonietta and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Holds New Scores Program competitions for compositions. A partner of South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council, it will be giving small concerts at SSCC and elsewhere in the area.

Chicago Society, The. Hosts many acts and lectures at the University of Chicago. chicagosociety.uchicago.edu.

Chicago Storytelling Guild. Meets for training, program development, and to hear/tell stories 3rd Tuesdays at Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Call Jeff Solotoroff, jeffro1165@yahoo.com., Gloria Needlman, gneedlman@sbcglobal.net, or Judith Heineman, juhestories@aol.com. http://www.storytelling.org/guild. Holds Telebration Sunday before Thanksgiving at Oriental Institute or Experimental Station or as designated.

Chicago Swing Dance Society. Meets at International House, 1414 E. 59th during main school year. 773 753-2274. Check also U of C Dance - http://www.uchicago.edu/uchi/students/orglist.html. Argentine Tango and others.

Chicago Weekly News. http://www.chicagoweekly.net. email: Chicago Weekly (News) cwn@uchicago.edu.

The Children's Book Fair. Outside Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Nichols Padrk. 5480 S. Kenwood. September 20, 2015. thechildrensbookfair.org.

Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Socity of- See Society of

Chinese Calligraphy Club http://caligraphy.uchicago.edu.

Christ the King, Shrine/Institute of. 6415 S. Woodlawn. Monthly 2 pm concerts by Amadeus Quartet and others- Hidden Treasures of Classical Music (often but not always 3rd Sunday at 2. http://www.classicalconcerts.org. Institute website http://www.institute-christ-the-king.org, info@institute-christ-the-king.org. Landmark and historic aspects and ful music schedule of this former St. Clara/St. Gelasius Carmelite parish now a city landmark: http://www.historic-landmark.org. Great acoustics; known also for historic choral masses and for performances by Chicago Chorale and others.

CircEsteem. At Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. http://www.circesteem.org. CircEsteem is an exciting program that gives kids the opportunity to “clown around” while developing balance, flexibility and hand-eye coordination. Students in CircEsteem will be introduced to a variety of skills including: juggling, plate spinning, globe walking, tight wire and much more! CircEsteem classes give every student a chance to shine in the center ring while building confidence and working as a team. All levels welcome and encouraged. Classes run for 1 hour on a weekly basis for 8-week sessions.
CircEsteem (k-6 gr)
Tuesday 4 - 5 pm
10/16 through 12/15 (no class 11/20)
Cost: $200/ session
Stop in or e-mail info@hpnclub.org to request an enrollment form

Our Mission Since 2001, CircEsteem’s mission has been to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts.

"Cirqua" Rivera- It's Cerqua Rivera.

Civic Knowledge and Southside Arts and Humanities Network of Div. of Humanities UC. Programs, classes (often with Graham School), support services. More in Afterschool. Also see Southside Arts and Humanities Network. Bart Schultz, Dir.; Joanie Friedman. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu. joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu. Moved to 6030 S. Ellis (Edelstone Bldg.) 133. 773 834-2939.
Dear Friends of the Civic Knowledge Project--I am very pleased to announce that the final cut of "The Civic Knowledge Project Remembers 1942-43"--the first documentary in our series "The Civic Knowledge Project Remembers"--is now up on our website's Media Page at http://mahimahi.uchicago.edu/media/ckp/1942-3_768k.mov.qt Please do check it out! Note that it may take about thirty seconds or more to download, so please be patient. Best, Bart
Civic Knowledge is "much, much more than the Southside Arts and Humanities network, wonderful as that is! We offer an afterschool program, Winning Words, and lots of educational opportunities for disadvantaged adults that are not part of that network. And of course we have a new network, the Partnering for a Sustainable Chicago network, which is offering FREE community workshops on how to save money and go green at the same time. We are working with CPS to help implement the Environmental Action Plan for CPS schools. Please check out the website link below, especially the programs section."
Dear Friends of the Civic Knowledge Project--Just wanted to let you know that we have some absolutely terrific new interns working for our Winning Words afterschool program (the only philosophy afterschool program in Chicago). They would like you to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, at:

Facebook page link: http://is.gd/4Uvr5
Twitter page link: http://www.twitter.com/winningwords

The Odyssey Project, which offers college learning free to low income people in the area and a joint project of several including Civic Knowledge UC, Illinois Humanities Council, Black Star Project- has several centers including at AKArama, 6220 S. Ingleside.

NEW PUBLICATION- MEDIAS RES.

The Children's Book Fair. NICHOLS PARK and the Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood. Website up in August. http://www.thechildrensbookfair. Tara Baldridge at 57th St. Books, Judy Jakush. Founder Rebecca Janowitz.

(Clarke's Hyde Park- diner at 1447 E. 53rd St. Shows ar of local artists, for sale. http://www.clarkesdiner.com. Nothing so far.)

Classical Entertainment Society (http://www.classicalentertainment society.wordpress.com).

Claude's Quartet- see Marsha's Music Together.

Comic books- see First Aid Comics.

Community Art Fair http://www.communityartfair.org (same weekend as 57th St. Art Fair, just east of 57th Art Fair at 57th St., Kenwood Ave., every 1st weekend in June).
Now under its own 501, 21st Century Artisans (q.v.) set up by and operating under Artisans 21 (q.v.). Find application for CAF on Community Art Fair or Artisans 21 (http://www.artisans21gallery.com) websites.

Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Provides 16m film and digital media classes. Since 1971 quality hands-on education, small class size, individualized instruction, and cooperative learning. Multicultural and represents a wide spectrum of age, educational background and experiences. Margaret Caples, 6200 S. Drexel Rm 200, (Harris Rec'l Ctr.) Chicago, IL 60637, 773 572-9335, mcaples@cfwchicago.org. http://www.cfwchicago.org. Redesigned website with schedules.

Community Jam is a weekly jam session\music improvisation class, open to the public but targeted toward middle and high school age students from the community.

Comprehensive Learning Service/ thetalentstudio, 1652 E. 56th St. (in the Windermere), 312 36307733. Includes small group youth acting classes.
thetalentstudio.net.

Contempo- a division of University of Chicago Presents, q.v. Director Shalumit Ran.

Court Theatre. 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 773 753-4472. Artistic Director Charles Newell, Executive Director Stephen J. Alpert.
Special deals such as preview week , student rush available. Many shows have post-play discussion with faculty or staff. Engages with 3,000 area students per year through high school matinee and in-school residencies. 773 702-7005. 773 753-4472. Jack Tamburri. http://www.courttheatre.org (homepage includes link to Rehearsal Blog), info@courttheatre.org.
Details in Cultural Calendar-Best Bets.

Court Theatre is a nationally celebrated professional center of excellence for classic theater at the University of Chicago. Since 1955, Court Theatre has been driven by its mission to discover the power of classic theater. Every Court production is produced in a fresh, innovative, and unexpected way that honors the historical importance of the play while exploring its contemporary relevance.

Courtyard Gallery now at 5416 S. Cornell, Catholic Theological Union. 773 753-5319.

Cream Co. A fluid theory and practice collaborative, including artists and others. Marie Krane Bergman, who works/exhibits with the Opportunity Shop, Hyde Park Art Center and a great many other venues around town and suburbs. http://www.creamco.net.

Creative Anachronism, Society for. Society for Creative Anachronism. Puts on jousting, med. games...
http://grey-gargoyles.uchicago.edu/

Creative Center: A Summer Arts Project for Boundless Minds 10-13. Roxanne Brown. At 4700 block of Greenwood. roxwrites2@gmail.com.

Creative Juice Youth Drama Group. 6 week classes for 7-18. (In Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, 5114 S. Dorchester. 312 209-3852.) Teachers have ABs in drama from Howard, MFA's from North Carolina and Urbana resp. Wide range of classes including from expressive to formalities to business side. http://www.hplrc.org. creativejuicedrama@yahoo.com. lillie.goodwin@sbcglobal.net.

John Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis (interior of science quadrangle). University of Chicago Libraries. Exhibits in lobby. www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/exhibits.

Critical Inquiry. An interdisciplinary journal of philosophy, the humanities, literature, poetry, social studies, art criticism, and cultural and literary theory.
criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu.

Croatian Ethnic Institute. Establish and maintain a central collection on Croats and their decedents in the U.S...Museum, archives, library, Research Center, press. Ljubo Kdrasic, 4851 S. Drexel Blvd. 60615 (the historic M.A. Ryerson mansion). 773 373-4670. http://www.croatian-institute.org. croat ljubo@aol.com.

CUBE in Hyde Park among many other places. (New and Contemporary music). http://www.cubeensemble.com.

(University of Chicago) Cultural and Civic Partnerships and Affiliations. Kineret S. Jaffe, Director. 1427 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637. 773 834-2831, Fax 773 834-0549. kjaffe@uchicago.edu. Their listserve is cultural-leaders@lists.uchicago.edu.

Culture Coast Network. http://www.culturecoast.org or social #culturecoast- can for now also reach from http://www.hypachicago.org. Their listserve for now is cultural-leaders@lists.uchicago.edu) NEW ORGANIZATION AND BOARD carved out of former HyPa Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture. - CULTURE COAST NETWORK under fiscal agency of Hyde Park Art Center for now- call there for present, 773 324-5520 attn. Kate Lorenz.
A membership organization of arts and cultural organizations and businesses on the South Side of Chicago (south and east of I-55 and Dan Ryan I-94) its mission is to support audience building of its members, promote Chicago's South Side as a premier cultual destination, andseve as collective voice in citywide partnershnip building and engagement. Its pilars are networking, communtity engagement, promotion, and Culture Coast branding. Services will be a vibrant calendar, maps, and web presence.

Cultural Policy Center, Harris School of Public Policy Studies and National Opinion Research Center at University of Chicago. An interdisciplinary center founded in 1999 that researches such matters as cultural pluralism in the Chicago art world. presents programs on research that contributes to public dialogue about the practical workings of culture in our lives. Director Betty Farrell. Norman Bradburn Co Director and Senior Fellow at NORC. ?Wendy Norris, 1155 E. 60th St., 285, 60637. 773 702-4407. http://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu. cpc@norc.uchicago.edu. Moving to NORC or Edelstone?

No longer held or private? Dances of Universal Peace. 3rd? Thursdays 7-9 not in summer at University Church, 5655 S. University. Barbara Randolph, University Church, 5655 S. University, 60637. 773 241-6065. dreamweaverb@yahoo.com.

Dancing with Class. Marot Toppen. In about 20 schools in Chicago including Murray Language Academy. Teaches ballroom, Latin, and swing to 4th-6th graders. Best perform at events throughout the city (including Children's Book Fair. Part of a network of dance schools. http://www.dancingwithclass.org.

Dayna Kriz Studio engages community through the use of re-purposed materials, translating creative and material resources into opportunities to expand relationships between the various communities on the south side. With Woodlawn Collaborative, 6400 S. Kimbark.

The Dean's Men. Dedicated to fostering a love and appreciating for Shakespeare outside the classroom, and to providing opportunities for performance for all members of the University of Chicago community. Alice Magelssen c/o ORCSA, 5606 S. University Avenue, 001, 60637. 773 702-8787, thedeansmen@gmail.com.

Diasporal Rhythms. Art collectors organization for promoting the collection of contemporary art work by artists of African descent. President Patric McCoy, 4301 S. Ellis, Ste. 207. 773 536-3958 Executive Dir. (its first, Jan 2015) D.E. Simmons. diasporalrhythms.org. patricmccoy@mac.com.

Digital Youth Network. 1050 E. 47th St. Akili Lee (? alee@ueischools.org?). Digital Youth Network trains youth in schools including Kenwood Academy in media productions and arts ranging from the bits and final productions to producing their own portfolios and resumes. http://www.Iremix.org.

The Dilettante Shop. John Preus. http://www.custommade.com. Also can find as dilettante.com and material-exchange.org (see Material Exchange above.) Small, full-service design-and-build shop. Seeks to train youth. Seeking small shop in Hyde Park. 2244 w. Arthur Ave. Chicago, IL 60645 773-640-6767 (Official), 773-640-6767 (Mobile).

Division of Humanities, UC- Arts Programming. Theaster Gates, 1115 E. 58th St., 418 (Walker), 60637. 773 702-8974. theaster@uchicago.edu.

Djembe- See Chicago Djembe.

Doc Films/Max Palevsky Cinema. 1212 E. 59th St. 773 702-8575. Usually $4 or so. http://www.docfilms.org

Started in 1932, Doc Films is the longest running student film group in the country. One of the neighborhood's stellar treasures-- and almost everything is open to the public. Each quarter, Doc volunteers design film series, sell tickets, and project films from cult classics to newer blockbusters to celebrity sneak previews. Doc films strives to be a supporter and a catalyst of cinema scholarship and movie fandom.

Dong Fang Chinese. Gives lessons, such as at University Church. 312 823-9097, http://www.dongfangchinese.org.

Dorchester Projects. Theaster Gates. 6901 S. Dorchester. See also Black Cinema House. Part of Rebuild Foundation.

DOVA- Department of Visual Arts- see University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts. See also Midway Studios. and Logan Center. and 4th Ward Project Space.

Dr. Wax GONE.

Dramastarz, Kenwood Academy. Trains students in all aspects of theater, and helps them find scholarships for acting and theater arts. Margo Gionoulis (may be Giannoulis), 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 60615 and 7861 S. Shore Dr. 773 875-67777. mgiannoulis@yahoo.com. http://www.kenwoodacademy.org.

DuSable Museum of African American History. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773 947-0600. Perri L. Irmer, President and CEO. Chairman Clarence K. Bourne. $3 adult, $2 students and seniors, $1 6-13. Sun. free. New hours - Tu-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Education: Stephanie Davenport, sdavenport@dusablemuseum.org. http://www.dusablemuseum.org. Chief Curator Leslie Guy.
Permanent: Harold Washington in Office, Treasures of DuSable, Fight to Fly, Africa Speaks, The

DuSable is undergoing a $25 million renovation, at least half underwritten by government grants. Its focus is history and art that illustrate or take on questions about race and culture and the lives of African Americans. Many temporary exhibits, performances, celebrity appearances, lectures, symposia, family and children's programs.-- see in Cultural Calendar.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is the oldest (since 1963) institution of its kind in the country and has been dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of education programs, DuSable seeks to illuminate the experiences and contributions of African-Americans to world history.

Includes the K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center. http://www.kleocenter.org. Now has an extension of Gallery Guichard.

Eighth Blackbird. http://www.eighthblackbird.com, Performance group at University of Chicago. http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/contemporary.html#2

Hyde Park Encore Chorale. A seniors choir in conjunction with Chicago Hyde Park Village! New in early 2016, under leadership of Jonathan Miller. Locale is Montgomery Place. encoreillinois.org.

Enhancing Assets/Civic Knowledge. See Southside Arts and Humanities Network (new name for this section of Civic Knowledge).

http://www.euphoryjournal.com. About a new UC student literary journal.

Experience Chicago (new U of C "to do" guide with reviews to 15 neighborhoods for students- find with search)

Experimental Station. A Collaboration that incubates innovative cultural, educational and environmental projects and small scale enterprises, in arts projects and manufactures, especially those with environmental and sustainable implications or avant guarde, including youths making bicycles. 6100 S. Blackstone. 773 241-6044 incl. for Farmer's Market. Phone for Blackstone Bicycle Works is 773 241-5458. Contact Connie Spreen or Dan Peterman. See also below Monk Parakeet. http://www.experimentalstation.org. conniespreen@experimentalstation.org. Its Back Story Cafe also hosts screenings, shows, talks and more. http://www.backstorycafe.com (since closed).

Experimental Film Center at University of Chicago. Contact The Film Studies Center for information.

CLOSED AT LEAST FOR NOW. The Fair Trader. Lucinda (Cindy) A. Pardo, Evelyn__, and Madeiria__. 1623 E. 55th St., 60615. 773 966-5269. http://www.thefairtraderchicago.com, thefairtraderchciago@cocast.net. Dedicated to bringing from around the world unique and unusual artisan goods for which the workers and cooperative are fairly complesasted.

Faithful Few, The. Denard Jacox, 1448 E. 52nd St. #164, . 60615. 773 834-6722. Also given as 3629 S. Indiana, 60653. djacox@hotmail.com. faithfulfew1986@hotmail.com. Mentoring youth through softball and other means. Works using volunteers including with children with attention deficit, Chicago Park District and one on one mentoring. 773 426-3472, One event is teaming up with Broken Arrow for family horseback riding and festival in Washington Park. Also dedicated to keeping girls off the streets. Works with The Woodlawn Collaborative. http://www.faithfulfew.org.

Clairan Ferrono's Fabrications group. clairan@gmail.com. Also http://www.creativity-portal.com (includes a "prompting" function).

Festival of the Arts. FOTA is a student-run organization at the University of Chicago that supports and funds student visual and performance art. We maintain year round student galleries on campus and plan a week-long spring festival. Currently Kristine Khouri, 5723 S. Kimbark #1, 60637. 773 786 554-8935. http://fota.uchicago.edu. kkhouri@uchicago.edu.

Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago. Estrella R. Alamar, 5472 S. Dorchester. 60615. 773 947-8696, ealamar@aol.com.

Film (Studies) Center of the University of Chicago. In addition to being an academic Committee, it puts on many special screenings with the director, expert etc. during the year. Operates from Cobb 306-307, 5811 S. Ellis. http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu.
Associated: Fire Escape Films (students) http://fireescape.uchicago.edu (also often under Periphrastic Films.)

Fire Escape Productions/Periphrastic Films--UC recognized student org. makes movies about UC and local themes and with locals in them and periodically has showings- now going large since breakout at Sundance. http://fireescape.uchicago.edu. http://www.periphrastic.com.

First Aid Comics. James Nurss. Buy or trade comic books etc. 1617 E. 55th St. 773 752-6642. http://firstaidcomics.com.

For the Love of Perception. 1438 E. 52nd. Art classes using recycled and found materials, as well as BYOB "sip and paint" type events, and a weekly BYOB game night. Besides the scheduled events, they also do private parties. http://www.funatflp.com/home.

Folk Festival at U of C, Fiddlers Picnic at U of C- See Folklore Society.

Folklore Society (at U of C). Info at 773 702-9793. Co- president Ezra Deutsch-Feldman. Still president? Mike Fleischer. Tickets through Reynolds Club Box Office, 773 702-7300 or Ida Noyes Theater Office 310, 773 702-1195. Puts on the annual Fiddler's Picnic in May and the Annual U. of C. Folk Festival 3nd weekend in February. http://www.uofcfolk.org.

Forum on Cultural Sites (FOCUS). An educational exchange providing information on the history and culture of various minority groups. FOCUS examines architecture and significant sites in an effort to increase cultural awareness by providing historical context so often overlooked and enriching in educational value. Beth Johnson, 1642 E. 56th st., #804, 60637. 773 470-8077, beth@arcfocus.org. http://www.arcfocus.org.

Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time. Info and links in our Fountain of Time page.

Franke Institute for the Humanities, U of C. 773 702-8274. Headquarters in Regenstein S118, 1100 E. 57th St. Many of the many lectures and conferences are held there . http://humanities.uchicago.edu/Institute/.
franke-humanities@uchicago.edu
http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu (III: Interdisciplinary Opportunities).

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, (was Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust) Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. 5757 S. Woodlawn, 60637. Main contact Sheryl Papier, Dir of Marketing adn Communications, spapier@gowright.org, 708 445-2750 x345. (?Janet Van Delft. 773 834-1847, Fax 773 324-6099, vandelft@robiehouse.org.) (Headquarters 931 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302, 708 848-1976. Mike Glass x234, glass@wrightplus.org.) Daily tours- schedules undergo change- Th-Sun 11-2, F til 3. This is Wright's most significant residence. Bookstore 10-5. Admission $15, $12 for seniors and youth. Tickets: 708 848-1976 or 773 834-1947 or the website for a full array of programs and tours, and what's on sale in the shop.Was undergoing a full renovation and fund drive. Programs: http://www.gowright.org. See also our site's Robie House page.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederic C. Robie House (1908-10) sparked a revolution in residential architecture, and its influence still reverberates today. Designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the ten most significant structures of the twentieth century, the impressive home features continuous bands of stunning art glass and dramatic overhangs. Open daily for guided museum tours.

One of Wright's best-known buildings, this Prairie School landmarked and city-designated "red" treasure celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Volunteers needed: Lead tours, special events, ed. programs, office, gift shop, info booth. At least 4 hours a month. Training.

Friends of Blackstone Library. Timothy P. Blackstone Branch of the Chicago Public Library is located at 4905 S. Lake Park Ave., 312 747-0511 (CPL 312 747-4252). M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-5, Sun. closed. http://www.chicagopubliclibrary.org or http://www.chicagopubliclibrary.org/002branches/blackstone/. www.chipublib.org/002branches/blackstone/ (CPL no. 312 747-4252, Blackstone 312 747-0511.) A full suite of programs including book discussions, child reading, 4th Monday Piano Series, 52,000 volumes, full internet. The Public Library WebSite is your door to instant access to cultural programs, digital material and find-any-b0ok! And it's now wireless so you can really download!
Contact Friends of Blackstone for Branch volunteer opportunities/mtgs. See for Visit our Friends of Blackstone Library page. Story of the Library.
Friends of Blackstone is a support group for Blackstone Library that meets first Thursdays at 6 pm.
FOB holds major talks with local authors and other events. For more on the events and programs of the library, see above under Blackstone.
President is Brenda Sawyer, 1225 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 60615, bpsawyer@ameritech.net. The organization assists the library and puts on local author events.

FROG Gamelan, Friends of the (University of Chicago). Now located at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. A not-for-profit dedicated to the instruction and performance of gamelan music (Indonesian). Traces its roots to the Columbian Exposition. Jan Di Girolamo, 2459 Forestview Drive, North Riverside, IL 60546, 708447-2176. Also Anne Northrup, President of the Board. http://www.chicagogamelan.org. gamelan@uchicago.edu. Or info@chicagogamelan.org.
NOW NAMED CHICAGO GAMELAN.

Friends of the Japanese Garden. ("Osaka") NOW CALLED PHOENIX JAPANESE GARDEN FOUNDATION. A conservancy group that tends and advocates for the garden, seeks and to raise funds for major projects, and holds occasional work dasys and festivals. William Florida and others. http://www.friendsofthejapanesegarden.org, japanesegardenfriends@gmail.com.

Frontline Books and Crafts aka Afrocentric Bookstore and Crystal Power (formerly Mouthpeace of the Ancestors/Sirius Books) 773 288-7718. 5206 S. Harper, http://www.frontlinedistribution.com. Lots of books in the back- multiethnic spirituality, self-help, black pride (Garvey esp), Rastafarianism, Nubia.

Gallery 37 including youth art programs in and out of schools. Main in 66 E. Randolph. HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble including student/youth section: at Gallery 23 Advanced Art Education Program (http://www.37advanced.org/perform.html). Daniel Mackey and Theodore Jackson, Student directors. Part of Gallery 37/After School Matters, which see in the After School Directory page.

Gamelan- See FROG. (Now called Chicago Gamelan)

Garden Fair- see Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee.

Ghana National Council presents Ghana Fest 4th Saturday of July.

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. (Hyde Park Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company). 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. http://www.gilbertandsullivanoperacompany.org. Mark Johnson President. Nancy Levner, producer, nlevner@lipmanhearne.com, 773 241-6680. Puts on a G & S three day usually 2nd weekend in March that is a true community event. Raises funds for all the performing ensembles at the University. Professionals, amateurs, students, chamber orchestra, Hyde Park School of dance all participate. Modest price, but can be a donor and get a suite of tickets. 50 years! Auditions in November.

Goldeneye Art Gallery. Fine African, Asian, and African-American art. 1380 E. Hyde Park Blvd. #502 60615. 773 268-2885. K. Xavier Zehir. http://www.goldeneyeartgallery.com. Mon-Sat 11 am- 7 pm.

The Good Lyfe is a non-profit organization committed to teaching youth the importance of loving themselves and the world around them through the medium of visual arts.

Graham School of General Studies, University of Chicago. Most programs are at the Gleacher Center downtown. But there are programs in Hyde Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Many programs on topics in the liberal arts are free. See also Franke Institute for the Humanities. 773 702-1722. http://grahamschool.uchicago.edu.

Great Frame Up, The. 1413 E. 53rd St., 773 752-2020. Artists of the Month, other exhibits in this mostly framing business.

Grooves Records and... 1703 E. 55th St. Part of Hyde Park Records.

HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble including student/youth section: at Gallery 23 Advanced Art Education Program (http://www.37advanced.org/perform.html). Daniel Mackey and Theodore Jackson, Student directors. Part of Gallery 37/After School Matters, which see in the After School Directory page.

Harper Court Arts Council. (Now Hyde Park Arts Council) Paula Jones President. 1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282. www.harpercourt.com, info@harpercourt.com.
Spun off 1990 from Harper Court Foundation (established and to considerable degree funded by community residents in 1965 to build Harper Court shopping center, Main Purpose then: Own, Operate and Maintain Harper Court shopping area (23 venues) and its vision as a special place for artisans and retail start-ups ; hold and foster outdoor activities in Harper Court and host other nonprofits (formerly as the Community Art Fair )). The Arts Council was created by the Foundation in 1990. Harper Court is re-invigorating its role as a financial and other resource for arts and arts groups and promote economic development. These include The Arts Circle, a World Music Festival, hosting Spoken Word. At the end of 2008 the Council started grants from well established organizations for $1000 to $10,000 and more. Info on HPAC, grants.

Harper Theater. http://www.harpertheater.com. 5238 S. Harper Ave. 60615. info@harpertheater.com. 773 690-9200. Sign up for e-messages of shows, cafe, etc. from website. 4 screens, showings start January 18 2013.

Hidden Pearl Art Cafe, with 2nd and 4th Thursday night Jazz. In the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center, 1060 E. 47th St., 773 285-1211.

Higher Ground Films. Project of Jeanette McDuffie. http://highergroundfilms.com. McDuffie is a Hyde Parker and U of C MFA finalist.

Hollywood Video rental- closed. Lake park and 53rd St.

Home Gallery. 1407 E. 54th St. http://www.thelarch.org. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com. By Appt. only. Laura Shaeffer, also the lead in Opportunity Shop recurring pop-ups. Shaeffer and Andre Nord started this "ongoing experimental living and exhibition space" in their home in 2007, with shows every other month or so, often themed or with projects such as gathering and studying-comparing artists sketch books from all over the world.

Hooked on Drums- See also Chicago Djembe above for more recent contacts. Lilian Friedberg, Bus. address 6014 S. Ingleside, 60637. 773 643-8204. friedberg@hookedondrums.org. Hooked on Drums brings the upbeat, inspiring rhythms of African djembe drumming from the Malike people in Guinea, West Africa to kids in urban Chicago. We offer Hooked on drums classes and youth drum performances through the Chicago Park District, local schools and community organizations.
A new studio in Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park, 2nd floor room 211, 773 643-8204. Works in lots of schools, parks.
http://www.hookedondrums.org. info@hookedondrums.org. New business address: 2849 E. 93rd St., Chicago IL 60617. Office: 773-221-6845
President: 773-251-8067 Executive Director: 773-251-8448.

House of Africa (tel. 773 324-6858, 1354 E. 53rd St.) Moved to 1510 E. 63rd St.-- See in Greater Mid South section.

Hulsebos-Spofford- see Jekyll and Hyde living room space gallery.

Humanities Festival- see Chicago Humanities Festival.

University of Chicago Humanities Division http://www.humanities.uchicago.edu more under University of Chicago- Humanities

Humanities Open House (or day) at the University of Chicago October 3rd weekend. Find in http://humanities.uchicago.edu/

Hyatt Place Hyde Park (south. University of Chicago Medical). Displays local art in the lobby. 5225 S. Harper Ave.

(Formerly) Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture. (HyPa). http://www.hypachicago.org- this will morph into http://www.culturecoast.org or social #culturecoast. ) NEW ORGANIZATION AND BOARD- CULTURE COAST NETWORK under fiscal agency of Hyde Park Art Center for now- call there for present, 773 324-5520.
A membership organization of arts and cultural organizations and businesses on the South Side of Chicago (south and east of I-55 and Dan Ryan I-94) its mission is to support audience building of its members, promote Chicago's South Side as a premier cultual destination, andseve as collective voice in citywide partnershnip buildign and engagement. Its pilars are networking, communtity engagement, promotion, and Culture Coast branding. Services will be a vibrant calendar, maps, and web presence.

Hyde Park Allegro Music Camp. Donna Lee Fackenthal leads this quality fun program in the summer. Now at Logan. http://www.hpamc.org , dlfpiano@me.com.

Hyde Park Art Center. Executive Director Kate Lorenz, orcntact Allison Peters Quinn. C Michelle Beckett-admin., RayYang Program Director and education- ryang@hydeparkart.org.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. (773) 324-5520. www.hydeparkart.org. email example cpernell@hydeparkart.org. or info or generalinfo@hydeparkart.org. M-Th 9-8, F-Sat 9-5, Sun no0n-5.
Purpose: Local and international arts center and forum promotes the visual arts through art classes, cutting-edge exhibitions, and community outreach. Collaborative and inventive approach to the arts. Non-collecting. After school, school day off and vacation, and adult classes.
This 70-year-old nonprofit believes it is the "oldest alternate contemporary art venue in Chicago." It focuses on local and emerging artists, often hosting half a dozen exhibits at at a time. See also its strong education outreach, classes, volunteering opportunities. It intentionally does not collect. E blast.

The Hyde Park Art Center is a non-profit organization that presents innovative exhibitions, work primarily by Chicago-area artists, and educational programs in the visual arts for children and adults of diverse backgrounds. A real "art center". Moved to a grand new flexible-space center at 5020 S. Cornell. Its mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago; mount innovative, socially relevant exhibitions by primarily Chicago-rooted artists and actively pursue arts mentorship within the community it serves and partnership with the University of Chicago and other arts based intuitions and organizations in the city. It is the oldest alternative exhibition space provider in the City and boasts a long record of education and outreach programming,including in the schools and other community space.

Volunteer including for Arts Corps: Exhibit building and installation, family and class workshops, events like Cocktails and Clay, auxil/bd service orgs... 18+ with a year to commit can apply for Art Corps for in depth training. 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520. http://www.hydeparkart.org.

Hyde Park Book Club. By HP Hist'l Society and HP Village. Uniquely sets monthly themes, under the umbrella of books by and about Hyde Park and its history. Guide: Carol Vieth. Meets 3rd Mondays (stg. Jan. 2016) in Treasure Island lower level, 1526 E. 55th St.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Lenora M. Austin, Executive Director. Greg Teague, President. 5501 S. Everett 60637. 773 288-0124. http://www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org. contact@hydeparkchamberchicago.org. Backs cultural and artisanship businesses and programs as part of its general business and neighborhood improvement mission.

Hyde Park Community Art Fair- see Community Art Fair or 21st Century Artisans.

Hyde Park Community Players. Several productions, readings and workshops a year. Paul Baker, Exec. Dir. Board Paul Baker - President Corinna Christman - Vice President/Treasurer Dan Friedrich, Adam Hammond, Susan Harris, Bill Hohnke, Terrie Vasilopoulos. Address: Hyde Park Community Players, Paul Baker, 5014 S. Blackstone. orginfo@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. http://www.hydeparcommunitykplayers.org. http://www.facebook.com/HydeParkCommunityPlayers
And now you can follow on twitter: @HPCPlayers.

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance (HyPa)- See Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture.

Hyde Park Development Center. Classes for kids include Kindermusik. 773 324-0947. http://www.HydeParkDevelopmentCenter.com.

Hyde Park Free Theater (a project and pop up venue of SHoP Southside Hub of Production qv). 1448 E. 57th St. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com.
Pop up now open with programs, classes and exhibits at/as Hyde Park Free Theater, part of or successor to SHoP at 1448 E. 57th St.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyde-Park-Free-Theater/487728704709667 southsidehub.com.

Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee. It is a committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. For about 40 years HPGF has put on plant sales and exchanges (main being 3rd Friday and Saturday in May), taken responsibility for small open spaces, and major ones in parks. Teaches green and correct gardening and landscaping, including in a new series of winter lectures on gardening. President Lesley Bloch. More information and feature articles at our GFC page and at their site, http://www.hydeparkgardenfair.org. Committee page in hydepark.org.

Hyde Park Herald. http://www.hpherald.com. 1435 E. Hyde Park Blvd. 60615. 773 643-8533. Newspaper carries reviews, weekly and monthly arts calendars, and much news about arts happenings and exhibitsm

Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. 60637. 773 493-1893. Free. Lectures, programs, exhibits, projects covering Hyde Park and the entire old Hyde Park Township (south of 31st and east of State) : see At the Historical Society. Ruth Knack, president. http://www.hydeparkhistory.org. Contact there.

Housed in a former waiting room for cable cars, the organization began to tell the story of this very historical Hyde Park community in the 1970s. Volunteers maintain the building , serve as docents, publishes an important newsletter and maintain a website, provide exhibits and programs of historical interest, and support an ever-increasing archive much of which is in Regenstein Special Collections and being digitally catalogued. Heavily involved with preservation and documenting the built and community-building environments. Documents sections of the community and commissions alternative reuse plans for proposed teardowns. Awards and shows best of Metro History Fair projects on Hyde Park township.

Officially launched in 1978. Preserves artifacts and documents and educates people about the neighborhood's heritage. The small restored former cable car station was totally restored under John Vinci and hosts ongoing topical exhibits and a book collection (the main collections are at Regenstein).

Hyde Park Homemade and Artistans Bazaar. Normally on 3rd Sundays at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park West. hydeparkhomemade.co

(May be disbanded.) Hyde Park International Folk Dancers. Every Tuesday 8-10:15, Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave. $4 requested. Mike at 773 241-5834.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival.
Two-day festival September 28 an 29 2013. Now its own 501 and in its 6th year. Hyde Park Jazz Festival (please give title if mailing), 1511 E. 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-6926 (SECC will answer). info@hydeparkjazzfestival.org. Festival Director Kate Dumbledon. 415 260 5606, katedumbledon@gmail.com. Carolyn Albritton Music Director. carolynalbritton@gmail.com. Puts on by far the greatest such festival on the South Side of Chicago.

Charlie Thomas, Almarie Wagner, Carolyn Albritton); Sp. by Hyde Park Jazz Society, U of C, and Hyde Park Cultural Alliance (HYPAA). Details in Cultural Calendar. http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org or http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org. 13 venues throughout the neighborhood including museums and landmarks, major stars. HQ will be the Midway Plaisance Skating Rink, center panel near University extended.
Contacts: general hydeparkjazz@hypachicago.org.
Media: deborah@dghcommunications.com.
Musicians: CarolynAlbritton@gmail.com.
Mail to HYPA, 5511 E. 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615 773 32406926 (South East Chicago Commission)
See 2012 inf. in Art News page.

Hyde Park Jazz Society. http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.com. hydeparkjazzsociety@sbcglobal.net. 1511 E. 53rd St. 60615.(James W. Wagner Jazz Society.) See also Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Executive Dir. John Wright. President Charlie Thomas, Vice-President Anita Cooper, Bea Young, Membership Director, Almarie Wagner, Judith E. Stein, Secretary Dwight Banks, Financial Director Robert Hodge, Treasurer Robert Wiley, Director Carolyn Albritton, Music Producer, ex officio. Dedicated to restoration of jazz and related arts and entertainment in the Hyde Park-Kenwood area. These include the annual Jazz Festival in September and Sunday evening jazz performances at various venues (currently Room 43, no longer connected to Checkerboard Lounge)- see http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org and click the calendar. Deanna Shoss Volunteer Coordinator Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Intercultural Talk, Inc.
hpjf@interculturaltalk.com, 773/968-1216.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. www.hydepark.org, hpkcc@aol.com. 1525 E. 53rd St. #907. 77e3 288-8343. President George Rumsey. Neighborhood association since 1949 that inter alia participates in the arts and cultural life of the community through conducting the Hyde Park Used Book Sale, Hyde Park Garden Fair (q.v.), and occasional grants to orgs. architectural preservation focus or with youth and cultural programs and whose committees include Chicago Academic Games League, Friends of Blackstone Library, and Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee, Southside Preservation Action Fund, all of which qv.

Hyde Park Language Program. http://www.hydeparklanguage.com, cbrickma@sbcglobal.net. Offers classes including summer-long to prepare students, esp. entering graduate school at UC pass Reading French ($800) and other requirements.

Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, 5114 S. Dorchester. 312 209-3852.). http://www.hplrc.org.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. 5480 S. Kenwood, 773 643-4062. http://www.hpnclub.org. email@hpnclub.org. Executive Director Sarah Diwan, sdiwan@hpnclub.org, President Bethany Pickens. Full suite and variety of programs for children from daycare to toddlers, grade and teens. Dance and gym to computers. A stalwart of the community.
With Children and Youth Services: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club-Museum of Science and Industry After-School Science Club. 25 aged 5-7, 8-10, 10-12. (Spring 2007 this included an experiment using saliva and strawberries and was on display at the Museum. The program will return in fall 2007.) Programs for seniors include discussions and information sharing, game and other clubs, singing, a weekly major movie Fridays at 1.

Hyde Park Records. 1377 E. 53rd St. 773 288-6588. Specialties! Wide range of styles. Cheap, and has frequent ebay auctions. Brings in DJs and stars like David Boykin and Phil Cochran to play regularly. 11-8 every day. http://www.hydeparkrecords.com

Hyde Park Photo Study Group. 11 retired professional photographers meet monthly to study and do projects on aspects of photography and engage in group exhibiitons. hydeparkpsg.smugmug.com.

Hyde Park Quilting Guild. Meets 3rd Sundays at 2 at St. Thomas Parish Hall.

Hyde Park Radio. Jim Henricks. New, seeking information.

Hyde Park School of Dance. Formerly Hyde Park School of Ballet, since 1993. Not for profit. 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773 493-8498. Fax 773 493-8508.Registration form is on their website. Classes range from 3 year olds through adult and include ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, flamenco, tap, and Tyego Dance Project training. Artistic directors August and Aimee Tye.
Studio locations: 5650 South Woodlawn (First Unitarian Woolman hall), 1169 E 56th St 3rd floor (Hyde Park Union Church), 5480 S. Kenwood (HPNeighborhood Club). After school through early evening and Saturdays. 64 hours of classes weekly up through specialty workshops. University special rates. Prices can range from $15 for a single class to $115 or $190-$300 for 16-18 week classes. Website or 773-8498 to register for the broad range of classes. More information in Nonprofit Organizations-Art and Culture, in Afterschool, and in Community Resources. Performs Nutcracker at Mandel Hall in December, part of University Symphony Halloween concert; other performances quarterly in conjunction with U of C orchestra and chorus performances; quarterly recitals. http://www.hydeparkdance.org. info@hydeparkdance.org. Mariam Thiam, Managing Director, mariam@hydeparkdance.org?. Board President Mich Hein. Artistic director August Tye.
Tyego Dance Project. The professional performing arm of Hyde Park School of Dance. Founded in 1997 by sisters August and aimee Tye. Ballet, modern, jazz dance, performance art. Youth troupe is called Tyego Next Generation for kids 10-18. 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773 493-8498. http://www.hydeparkdance.org.
Volunteers needed. Sew costumes, help with stage production, sell merchandise. 18+. 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773 493-8498. http://www.hydeparkdance.org.

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute. Hyde Park Suzuki classes and concerts have moved to and are likely to remain at Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Contact 773 643-1388 or 773 624-4882. Lucinda Ali-Landing, Exec. Dir., April Greer, Community Affairs. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com. Preferred email: hpsi@hydeparksuzuki.com. Ms. Ali: lucindaali@hydeparksuzuki.com. Main offices and classes at United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. Teaches instruments and conducts after school and early learning at 2 sites. A 501 nonprofit, founded in 1998 by Lucinda Ali of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra 1st violin section. 10 teachers. Notes, dynamics and understanding. Parent participation. Quarterly public concert. 8-12-week sessions, tuition $140 to $600.
For children, learning to play as they learn to read is the heart of the Suzuki method. Provides access to high quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to a culturally diverse community in Chicago. But for adults also. Programs include Suzuki, Traditional, In-Schools, After-School, Adult and Community music classes. Funded in part by City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program and Illinois Arts Council. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com. Teaches classes in schools including south suburbs. CD available.
Volunteers needed. Assist with grant writing, tech support, instrument tuning, chaperoning. Apply online or email corps@hydeparksuzuki.com. 5500 S. Woodlawn, 773 643-1388. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com.

Hyde Park Used Book Sale. In 2008 October 11-13, 9 am-6 pm Sat, Sun; 9 am-4 pm Mon. Run by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Chief Sponsor Treasure Island Foods. Jane Ciacci. In Hyde Park Shopping Center courtyard, 1500 block of 55th west of Lake Park Avenue. Info, volunteer coordination Jane Comiskey, 773 324-0750. Most paperbacks .50, most hardcover .50-$2.00. Needs lots of books and volunteers. http://www.hydepark.org/hpkcc/Bookfair/BookFair.htm. hpkcc@aol.com.
Volunteers needed. Jane Ciacci.

Hyde Park Free Theater, 1448 E. 57th St. See SHoP Southside Hub of Production/Op Shop.

Hyde Park Vitality Committee- a consortium of UC, Chamber of Commerce, and South East Chicago Commission to sponsor in part or whole, major cultuasl programs including concerts in Nichols Park, festivals etc. Works with the Culture Coast- culturecoast.org.

Hyde Park Youth Symphony. The Hyde Park Youth Symphony is a community-based organization dedicated to providing a high-quality arts experience to children on the south side of Chicago and nurturing in them love for music that will last a lifetime. The symphony serves a broad range of children and families, from a variety of public, private, and home school programs, and from a diversity of racial, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds. Information 773 517-1808. Alts.- for info call Peter Martens at MSI, 773 684-1414.
thehpys.org.
Out of date-
Manager Joyce Norman 773 562-2369 gm@hpys.org, Director Chris Ramaekers. 248-935-6694 chris.ramaekers@gmail.com, director@hpys.org. Contributions: HPYS, c/o Sheila Schawraz, 1458 E. 56th St, 60615. Joyce Norman for more info, 773 562-2369. ,

Now located at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn, church no. 773 363-6063.
The Hyde Park Youth Symphony is an after school orchestra comprised of a diverse group of musicians aged 7 to 17 from the South Side and suburbs as close as Hyde Pak and a far as Beverly, Markham and Frankfort. Parents seek out the group as a supplemental music program for students who are playing solely on their own or in school band programs. It operates on a sliding scale and helps students enhance their individual and cooperative skills. Auditions for the 2008-2009 season will be held th first two Thursdays of September 2008, and the first rehearsal will be September 18th. Information is found at
http://www.hpys.org.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. George Rumsey, president- rumsey@aol.com. 1513 E. 53rd St. 773 288-8343. Since 1949, arts and humanities support and activities have been among the many programs of this neighborhood association. A major one has been Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee, which beautifies, lectures on gardening and green and puts on two sales a year. It has helped furnish parks with sculpture, sponsored organizations that gave us Sunday concerts, 4th of July parade and picnic, and Neighbors' Eve. Much of its extensive website is dedicated to arts and humanities in the neighborhood and nearby South Side. It publishes a quarterly newsletter. http://www.hydepark.org. hpkcc@aol.com.

Illinois Humanities Council.17 N. State St. Chicago, IL, ste. 1400, 60602.3296. 312 422-5580. Sponsors The Public Square- same email "prairie". Conducts "cafes", forums and discussions by trained facilitators in venues like the Experimental Station, Valois Cafeteria..., makes grants in the humanities. Dimitra Tasiouras, 17 N. State St., Suite 1400, 60602. 312 422-5580. info@prairie.org. events@prairie.org. http://www.prairie.org.

Indie City Writers. Generally meets Thursdays- 1st at a "secret" location, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th at Treasure Island Lower Level, 1526 E. 55th St. KB Jensen, Kirsten Srinvasan. indiecitywriters@gmail.com. Website www.tinyurl.com/IndieCity57.
The Indie City Writers is a writing group with a revolving focus that includes readings, critiquing, workshops, expert author talks and prompt writing. Indie City Writers aims to help strengthen the unique community of writers on Chicago’s South Side and beyond. It offers a forum to create, refine, share and learn in Hyde Park, Chicago. For more information about Indie City Writers, email indiecitywriters@gmail.com.

Inspiration For Excellence. Creative writing (for just adults?). At First Unitarian. Eve Liljendahl, 773 363-5107.

Institute for Positive Living-Open Book Program (tel 773 924-9802, 435 E. 35th). Back to School Fest and Book Fair Midway Pl. 1st Sat. Sept.

International House. 1414 E. 59th St. 773 753-2274. Global Perspectives, Global Voices and Latin American Briefings are just some of the lectures series. Many festivals and performances. International House is a community of more than 700 graduate students and trainees who represent more than 100 countries each year. It is the most culturally diverse student community located in the most culturally diverse city in the world. This independent, non-profit organization achieves its mission by daily interaction among its residents through programs, facilities and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience. ihouse-programs@uchicago.edu. Mary Beth DeStefano, 1414 E. 59th St, 60637, 773 753-2274, mdestefa@uchicago.edu. http://ihouse.uchicago.edu.
International House festivals by national/ethnic group or themed the year round.Also Global Voices. 1414 E. 59th St. 773 753-2274. http://ihouse.uchicago.edu.
Note- most programs related to global regions or areas can be streamed or downloaded at http://chiasmos.uchicago.edu.
Serves as venue for the Chicago Ensemble, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic CJP Chamber Series, Global Voices Performance Series, Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, and many more.

International Children's Media Center (ICMC)- My First Media Center. Arranges teaching in schools such as Kozminski in HP to teach critical thinking, literacy and love of learning through multimedia/intersisciplinary/multisensory material such as showing and discussing testing on short films. Founded by Chicagoan Nichole Dreiske. http://www.icmediacenter.org.
With Childrens' International Children's Festival also founded by Dreiske. Not sure if that is active in HP.

Iona Calhoun School of Ballet- see in Greater South Side listing, now in Harold Washington Cultural Center.

I Twirl Dance. IS NOW KENWOOD SCHOOL OF DANCE. 2013 July 6-August 12 6 weeks. September 9-December 14- 13 weeks. At KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. $50 deposit. by appointment only. 773 368-4058, facebook.com/itwirldanceprograms, itwirldanceprogams@gmail.com.

Jackson Park Camera Club. http://www.hydeparker.net/jpkcctour.html, and, and (1100 E. 51st at KAM 2nd Tues. 773 624-0280).

James W. Wagner Jazz Society. See Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Jazz Unites - is in the Greater South Side section.

Jekyll and Hyde Living Room Space Gallery. Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford. 1227 E. 54th Pl. 773.691.9541, hulsebos.spofford@gmail.com. Then go to 1407 E. 54th Pl. for Chiago HOME Theater. Affilated with SHoP (http://www.thelarch.org). By appointment only.

Jelly is dedicated to promoting the art and joy of juggling around the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Woodlawn. With inter alia Woodlawn Collaborative, 6400 S. Kimbark.

Joan's Studio for the Performing Arts. http://www.joansstudioinc.com. joanbyrd@sbcglobal.net. RETIRED, DISBANDED.

Joshua Johnson Art and Design Academy- see Little Black Pearl, at its end.

Journal of Ordinary Thought- see Neighborhood Writing Alliance.

JUSTUSarts. Established in 1991 as a grassroots, arts-based, youth-oriented program. Our mission is to provide literary arts activities featuring poetry, storytelling and drama for community development, diversity outreach and increased academic achievement. Our programs are designed to help increase self-esteem, self-image, communication skills, team work, social responsibility and cultural awareness. Oba William King, 1634 E. 53rd St. #143. 773 288-0800. http://www.storytelling.org/oba. oba@justusarts.org.

Kalapriya Foundation, Center for Indian Performing Arts, 773 363-9303. MOVED-WHERE?
Kalapriya Was founded in 1994 by acclaimed dancer and teacher Pranita Jain to promote a better understanding of Asian Indian dance and culture. Kalapriya specializes in the Bharata Natyam art form, offering performances, school residencies, and a training program. Shares space with Joan's Studio. The company has had a presence in Hyde Park for a few years now, starting with the company's annual cross cultural dance festival presented at The International House of the University of Chicago and with Bharata Natyam training classes being given at Joan's Studio. You can get move information about the organization at http://www.kalapriya.org. Julianne Ramsey.
info@kalapriya.org

Kartemquin Films- a production company with local roots and international reach (Hoop Dreams, etc.) http://www.kartemquin.com. Exec. Dir. Betsey Steinberg. Kartemquin Films 1901 W Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL Chicago, IL 60657

Kenwood School of Dance. Was I Twirl, qv for contacts. At KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Kayla Tucker, Exec. Dir.

Khalida's North African Dance Experience. 5306 S. Cornell Ave. 60615. 773 324-9305. Fax 773 955-9305. www.khalida.com. Kalida Kali, khalidah@att.net.

Kilimanjaro International Art and Design store. Sister Rose. Moved to former Boyajian space at 1305 E. 53rd. St. 773 324-4860. kilimartdesigngalleria@yahoo.com. Also puts on crafts and arts exhibitions/sales on 53rd St. in August.

Knitting and Needlecrafters Circle meets var. middle Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-0511.

Kymistry Kollections. Kimberly Haynes, 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr., 309 N. 60615. 773 606-4266. kjh@kymistry.net.

Lakeside Quilting Guild. Paula Cottone and others. Meets for now certain (at least) 2nd Tuesdays at 7 in Treasure Island lower level. Instructors and other guests as well as bee-ing, trips etc. Opportunities to quilt for charity. Community room open every other Tuesday for people to workon their projects. All skill levels welcome. $20 to join. Contacts being sought. http://www.lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com/.

Le Cantini di Chicago (Women Ssingers of Chicago). A new group in 2015. Mary Rogel.

Literacy Works (773 334-8255). http://www.litworks.org. Literacy Works trains over 750 volunteer tutors and literacy program staff each year and helps over 125 teen and adult learners in 50 organizations or programs citywide improve their reading skills. Collaborates with Woodlawn Collaborative at First Presbyterian, 6400 S. Kimbark. Teen and adult learners (mainly 16 to 60+) improve their writing skills, employment literacy, and family literacy skills, including basic and 2nd language, by attending Writers' Circle, Succeed with Literacy, and OK Learn, and Family Literacy Opportunities (FLO) workshops presented by Literacy Works at literacy programs and other programs serving low-income teens, adults, and families. Treats literacy as a basic right and an avenue to a rich, productive right.
Christine Kenny Exec. Dir. Literacy Works, c/o Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60660, 773-334-8255, info@litworks.org. http://www.litworks.org.

Library, Public, Blackstone Branch- See Blackstone. Note also Bessie Coleman at 731 E. 63rd St.

Library, University of Chicago. 1100 E. 57th St. www. lib.uchicago.edu/.
Library Society- visit www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/alumnifriends, 773 702-7695.

The Library Society at the University of Chicago. 1100 E. 57th St., 773 702-7695. www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/alumnifriends/libsoc/.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center, 1060 E. 47th St. 60653. 773 285-1211, Fax 773 285-1633. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat. 10-1, Wed. artists studio--check. Free. Arts classes (fees vary) and more, training for youth in marketing art, rotating exhibits, class and local residents' art for sale. Monica Haslip, Exec. Director, mhaslip@blackpearl.org. http://blackpearl.org. info@blackpearl.org. Chief contact and development Chinerya Moody, cmoody@blackpearl.org. Also contact Michael Harris, mharris@blackpearl.org.
See also Hidden Pearl Art Cafe and its Jazz Mondays.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for youth and adults to deepen their creative involvement through the arts. LBP offers programming utilizing enterprising art studios including pottery, painting, photography, computer technology, glass, metal, and wood. LBP also serves as a contemporary rental space, retail outlet, and art gallery, and Hidden Pearl Art Cafe with occasional jazz. Also puts on festivals in parks. It is also dedicated to making sure youth understand and are prepared to take advantage of the realities of the art world.

Black Pearl is teaming up with Prologue to form a new Joshua Johnson Art and Design Academy at LBP to train up to 200 at risk youth ages 17-21 in the technical and arts fields. Seeks volunteers.

Volunteers needed: Assist students with homework and artists with projects and exhibits. Some require background check. 1060 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211. http://blackpearl.org.

Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 915 E. 60th St. Starting to open last week of March 2012 including first exhibit March 30 opening. Bill Michael, Director. arts.uchicago.edu/logan. New website: logancenter.uchicago.edu and new phone no 773 702-arts. Bill Michael, Director.

Lookingglass Theatre company's Summer Camp on the Lake at Promontory Point Fieldhouse. July 5-29 ages 9-15. 773 477-9257 x193. http://www.lookingglasstheatre.org.

Look OUT Gallery (tel. 773 955-9291, 5225 S. Blackstone, rm. 201. (Concord House Co-op) experimental, artist-run.

Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time and Midway Studios. Info and links in our Fountain of Time page.

The Lounge 5220 S. Harper. Laughter at the Lounge last Fridays- jaywashington.com.

Lumen Christi Institute. Catholic organization that sponsors many unusual lectures and some concerts bringing new light and juxtapositions on culture/arts, history, figures, and philosophy and theology. One focus is the study, recovery and performance of ancient into Renaissance liturgical music and practive. Located at University of Chicago, 12-- E. 58th St. 773 955-5887. http://www.lumenchristi.org.

Lyric Opera of Chicago- Hyde Park Chapter. President Bella Perlman. (Claude Weil, membership Melinda A. Moore, 11305 S. Cottage Grove 60628, General Director Bill Mason). HydePark-Kenwood/chapter@lyricopera.org. Local discussions and introductions to the season's Lyric offerings, annual and other benefits for Lyric and for upcoming singers with mini-c0ncerts. (Can join via Lyric Opera website. Contact hpkcc@aol.com for contact to Claude.)
Home base and to find education, chapters, etc.: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, 312 322-2244, http://www.lyricopera.org.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms- see in Greater South Side.

MAGIC. ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM DISBANDED. Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization. A non-profit active youth service group based in Woodlawn, whose mission is to organize and mobilize residents esp. of Woodlawn to create and stimulate social change. Many youth programs including arts, sports and tutoring in Hyde Park Career Academy and other schools and with After School Matters. Includes Woodlawn Instrumental Strings Program for youth using Suzuki method and requiring parental involvement. Founded by the late Dr. Larry Hawkins. Vanessa Muhammad, 950 E. 61st St. 60637. 773 290-2313. vanessa.muhammad@gmail.com. http://www.magicchicago.org.

Major Activities Board (MAB U of C Student Government). Big programs. mab1.uchicgao.edu

Mandala Arts. (Dance and music of South Asia and Indonesia). Classes in Hyde Park. mandalaarts.org.

Paul Manz monthly Organ Series at Lutheran School of Theology. Led by Thomas Wikman. 2nd Tuesdays? at 12:20 pm. Seeking more info- minimal is Mr. Wikman's site.

Mao Bi Chinese Language and Cultural Center. www.mao-bi.com, info@mao-bi.com, 630-729-0259. Programs at JCC? Register 773 753-3080.

Mariachi Fenix (773 834-6688). Student group. http://home.uchicago.edu~salcoser/Mariachi_Contact.html.

The Chicago Maroon. http://www.maroon.com. maroon@uchicago.edu. 1212 E. 59th St. INH 026. 773 702-9555.

Martin Marty Center in the U of C Divinity School. Contact for information on lecture series, web forums. http://marty-center.uchicago.edu.

Marsha's Music Together. Marsha Melsheimer. Preschool to early elementary family music making. Emphasizes foundations such as rhythm. NOW AT HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD CLUB, 5480 S. Kenwood. Under the name of Claude's Quartet Marsha Melsheimer presents toddlers' monthly Music for under 9 mo up to age 7 and beyond. http://www.musictogether.com. http://www.marshasmusic.com.. http://www.marhasmusic.com.

Material Exchange. A small Chicago-based collective of artists an designers, alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. Sarah Black, John Preus. 5467 S. Cornell, 60615. http://www.material-exchange.org. info@material-exchange.org.

Mellow Yellow Restaurant. Occassional jazz. 1508 E. 53rd St. 773 720-8239. http://www.mellowyellowrestaurant.com.

Merit Music School of Chicago. Partners in UC Charter Woodlawn High School. Of course, classes independently at its spacious new studio. Licensee of Music Together. 38 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607. Main 312.786.9428, Student Services 312.676.3687. http://www.meritmusic.org.

Midway Studios. 6016 S. Ingleside 773 753-4821. The headquarters and production center of the UC Department of Visual Arts (DOVA), based on Lorado Taft's famous studio, and future heart of the new Center for Creative and Performing Arts. http://humanities.uchicago.edu/cmtes/midway/. See also http://dova.uchicagoedu.

Mies van der Rohe. http://www.miessociety.org. Or http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/Architects/VanDerRohe.html. At IIT, lots of links.
http://miesvanderohesociety.creates1.com/

Monk Parakeet (Gallery) @ Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone. anncliff-jos@sbcglobal.net. This is a new arts group specializing in experimental arts, focusing on how to determine the most effective approaches to consciousness-raising through the arts. It sponsors cultural events and collaborations tying the South Side to the arts in other parts of the city. Contact Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone) or South Side Community Art Center (qv in following sections) for more. Ann and Cliff Joseph, 6227 S. Woodlawn, 60637. 773 493-2252, anncliff-jos@sbcglobal.net.

DISBANDED. Mostly Music Chicago -http://www.mostlymusicchicago.com.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. 7127 S. Ellis Ave., 2nd floor, 60619. Joan Gray. (Presently at Gary Comer Center, performances often at Du Sable Museum and Harris Theater in Millennium Park. To open soon at new building on 47th and Greenwood),773 241-6080 x10, http://www.muntu.com. info@muntu.com. Executive Director Joan Gray. Artistic director Amaniyea Payne. Program contact Lynn Stevenson, lynn@muntu.com . Professional performances worldwide including at DuSable Museum. Comprehensive community arts programs serving thousands of youth and professionally training young and emerging artists. Lessons.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrates the human spirit through traditional and social African and African-American dance. Muntu's exuberant, authentic and progressive interpretive performances of contemporary and ancient African and African American dance, music, and folklore pulsate with the rhythms of the African and African-American world and for a unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. Programs offered by Muntu can be structured to meet many needs, in-school residencies, lecture demonstrations, ensemble performances, full performances, interactive instructional workshops, and artistic training.

This year, our Arts for Community Empowerment Program (ACE) served 3,000 children, teachers and parents in schools, park districts, shelters and community organizations throughout the City.
These programs provided uplifting experiences that helped children to learn about themselves and their own capacities to achieve. Through dance and music, This year, our Arts for Community Empowerment Program (ACE) served 3,000 children, teachers and parents in schools, park districts, shelters and community organizations throughout the City.
These programs provided uplifting experiences that helped children to learn about themselves and their own capacities to achieve. Through dance and music, participants gained information about the history and culture of a people.
Also featured was the December 2008 world premiere of the new African line dance, Muntu's Juggy Boogie Rock, the "Mujuboo Rock". This choreographic project was conceived by Amaniyea Payne with creative hip-hop infusion from several of the newest members of the company.
Highlights of the season included the world premieres of two exciting new works."N'Dage Mandingo", which premiered July 2008, was choreographed by Senegalese choreographer Babacar N'Diaye and included new musical arrangements by the Muntu Musicians. Muntu will break ground on its new facility at 47th and Greenwood in 2009. participants gained information about the history and culture of a people. Also featured was the December 2008 world premiere of the new African line dance, Muntu's Juggy Boogie Rock, the "Mujuboo Rock". This choreographic project was conceived by Amaniyea Payne with creative hip-hop infusion from several of the newest members of the company.
Highlights of the season included the world premieres of two exciting new works."N'Dage Mandingo", which premiered July 2008, was choreographed by Senegalese choreographer Babacar N'Diaye and included new musical arrangements by the Muntu Musicians. Muntu will break ground on its new facility at 47th and Greenwood in 2009.

Museum of Science and Industry 57th at Lake Shore Drive. 773 684-1414. M-Th , 9:30-4. M-Sat 9:30-4, Sun 11-4 varies through the year. Periodic free days. $11 regular, $7.50? seniors, $5? children. Add $.75- $1 for outside Chicago. Omnimax Theater+ Adm $15 down to $10. Current blockbuster- da Vinci- Man, Inventor, Genius. Beth Boston, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, 60637, 773 753-7025. http://www.msichicago.org. Mary L. Krinock, Strategic Initiatives, 773 753-6207, mary.krinock@msichicago.org.

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The MSI in the 1920s and 30s, under benefact of Julius Rosenwald, replicated in place the facade of the old Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Jackson Park, built an art moderne museum inside and filled it with exhibits on science and various business fields and technologies--generally underwritten by major firms in the field.

One of the largest and most popular science museums in the world (largest in the Hemisphere) . Plunge into the Coal Mine, take a "cross-country" flight on a Boeing 727 or by train on the Pioneer Zephyr streamliner, see robots at work in a real toy factory, experience the capture-capture the experience of the World War II U-505 Submarine, surrounded by a new interactive exhibit space, or the long-time favorite chick hatchery. Omnimax theater will enchant. Important and fun temporary exhibits. Christmas around the world and Festivals of Light cap off the year. New exhibits include Smart Home (closed in Winter), YOU!, and Storm Science.

Housed in the restored Palace of Fine Arts from the Columbian Exposition, MSI has nearly 14 acres of exhibits.

MSI Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition in February. Michele Sutton Yeadon, Black Creativity Community, 5450 S. East View Park. 6773 493-8990, 312 493-1208. micheleyea@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed. Act as an exhibit guide and lead interactive activities. Adults and teens (14-17) must commit to 40 hours a year with no less than one shift every three months, and attend orientation. Also opportunities for youth to train with professionals. Apply online , call volunteer coordinator Rachel Carter at 773 753-1382, or e-mail rachel.carter@msichicago.org. 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773 684-1414. http:/www.msichicago.org.

Museum Campus South. Formed in 2014, this consortium seeks banding, funding base building, connections among each other and the neighborhood such as via a trolley and more among DuSable, Logan, Museum of Science and Industry, Oriental Institute, Renaissance Society, Robie House/FL Wright Trust, Smart Museum.
www.facebook.com/museumcampussouth or www.MuseumCampusSouth.com.

Music, Department of Mat University of Chicago- see below in Univ. of Chicago-arts, humanities, music.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park. http://www.mthp.org. For information and brochure call 773 895-6083. Mailing address MTHP 1456 E. Park Place, Chicago, IL 60637, info@mthp.org. Besides being a consortium and providing a directory, they hold classes, esp. in summer, and have 4th Monday concerts at Blackstone Library 7:30 pm.
Music Teachers of Hyde Park. http://www.mthp.org. Current president Donna Lee Fackenthal. Contacts- Series Alice Shue; Elaine Smith, 773 643-9251 ebspiano@aol.com. Or Elizabeth La Croix, 773 324-6250. info@ mthp.org. izc@sbcglobal.net. They produce a
Guide to over 50 independent teachers in Hyde Park, Kenwood, and South Shore. Includes performance opportunities such as at Blackstone Library 4th Mondays, summer camp. Website lists over 50 instructors for private and group instruction.
Music Teachers of Hyde Park. In addition to its full program throughout the year culminating in April Concerto Day and May Performathon charity benefit weekend at Blackstone Library and Montgomery place and Chamber Music Days, the organization runs a Summer Ensemble Fest, a music day camp for students entering grades 6-12, held July 7-17 at the Lab School. Visit http://www.mthp.org.

Musicians Network Mecca. Inter alia it sponsors jazz at Little Black Pearl's Hidden Pearl Art Cafe on Mondays. Larry Hanks at 312 808-0005. http://www.musiciansnetworkmecca.com.

Maya fusion dance- see UChicago Maya.

National Jazz Museum- see in next section. UC Regenstein Library Special Collections houses the Jazz Archives.

Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Publisher of the Journal of Ordinary Thought, NWA provokes dialogue and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in low income Chicago neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform work about their lives and in the process build communities valuing what's different. "Everyone is a Philosopher." Carrie Spitler, now at 1313 E. 60th St. 60637. 773 684-2742 or Asst. Direcor Hollen Reischer, 773 684-2742, herischer@jot.org. editors@jot.org. http://www.jot.org. Neighborhood Writing Alliance/Journal of Ordinary Thought (http://www.jot.org, 773 684-2742). The principal South Side sites are Experimental Station, King Branch Library 3636 S. King, and Hall Branch Library at 4801 S. Michigan, but Creative Writing Workshop classes occasionally at 1st Unitarian- call 773 363-5107. Groups meet in many locales including Hall Branch Library, 4801 S. Michigan 4:30-6. It also collaborates with museums such as Hyde Park Art Center in "Postcards" projects "Raising Questions and Generating Answers." Performances various such as Experimental Station. Affiliated with Woodlawn Collaborative.
NWA Writing Group. A Hyde Park commercial writer's clinic. 773 684-2742 to see if still ongoing. www.inspirationforexcellence.com.

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. David Nirenberg, Dir. Presently in Regenstein 203, will be at 5701 S. Woodlawn. 773 702-6030. neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu.

New Works Theater. Marrissa Coccaro. marrissa.coccaro@gmail.com. Just starting August 2015 with 24 hours to produce and present productions monthly. Plans to do regualr shows in 2016. Operates for now out of Hyde Park Free Theater, 1448 E. 57th St.

UC Nicholson Society for British History. http://british.uchicago.edu, .../lectures.html.

NOLA in Chicago Network. Grassroots network of New Orleans expatriates and other Chicagoans who care about the future of New Orleans and its displaced citizens. The network aims to be an inclusive and diverse group, bringing together NOLA expatriates who are long-time Chicago residents; hurricane survivors and other recent arrivals; alums of Louisiana universities; and all others who love New Orleans (and its Central Park). Melissa Perrett Cook, 5733 S. Kimbark 60637, 773 684-5239. nolainchicago@yahoo.com.

Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS). Julian Antos and Rebecca Hall. Shows classic and unusual film.
The Northwest Chicago Film Society (NWCFS) is headquartered in Hyde Park, despite the fact that their screenings take place primarily at the Portage Theater in Portage Park and at Cinema Borealis in Wicker Park. They are a 501(c)3 organized to educate the public about the material and cultural history of film, with an emphasis on the projection of non-digital, celluloid film material from film archives, studios, and private collections. They can be found on the web at www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org.
The Radio Cinema Film Archive is the personal film collection of Julian Antos, a co-founder of the Northwest Chicago Film Society. It resides in his East Hyde Park apartment, but is open to researchers. Private screenings can be arranged on a case by case basis. For information, contact antos451 at gmail dot com or call 773 827 8991

Nu-Stage Theatre Company, 500 E. 67th St., 60637. Peter L. Chatman, 773 493-0901, plcmusic1@yahoo.com. Seeks to engage and teach children and teens in theater and theater production. Offers classes to ages 5-20. Saturdays, $5 reg, $15 per class. Also has comedy, open mic, plays etc. It has a blogsite.

The Odyssey Project of Civic Knowledge (http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu), University of Chicago. A free eight month course in humanities for adults at or below the poverty level, with transferable credit from Bard College in NY. (773 834-3929?). Amy Thomas Elder, Illinois Humanities Council, 17 N. State, Suite 1400 60602. 312 422-5580. amythomas@uchicago.edu. http://www.prairie.org/OdysseyProject. Several locations, including now AKArama, 6220 S. Ingleside.

Off-Off Campus improv theater. 9 pm Fridays during heart of school terms (not summer). University Church 5655 S. University, 773 702-3414 (See University Theater link.) http://off-off.uchicago.edu.

Office of Community Affairs (Office of Civic Engagement) at the University of Chicago. A major organizer and sponsor of the cultural life in Hyde Park and the South Side. Derek Douglas, VP for Civic Engagement. Sr. Asst. VP Sonya Malunda. David Guyer. oca.uchicago.edu.

CLOSED JULY 2013- Find in Chesterton IN. O'Gara & Wilson Antiquarian Booksellers. Jill and __ Wilson. Modest in sized compare to Powells, but it carries lots of use books, especially rare and out-of-print. It's open about what the quotes are on the market. 1448 E. 57th St., 773 363-0993, ogarawilson37@sbcglobal.net. http://www.ogaraandwilson.com.

Old Town School of Folk Music. Let's Play Music Hyde Park. A program of Old Town School of Folk Music at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood. Mondays with Shata, Saturdays with Jamaal. Contact http://www.oldtowntschool.org or 773 728-6000.

Olin Center Discontinued.

ONLI Studios. An innovative multiglobal visual arts studio and advocate for positive growth in the fine arts. Visual expressions through fine art, illustration, animation, music, graphic novels, murals, original Rhythmistic artwork, event planning, art direction, and visual art education. We welcome custom assignments, commissions, and other freelance projects. ALSO PRODUCES THE BLACK AGE COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL. Turtel Onli, 1448 E. 52nd St, #468 60615, 773 726-1610. http://www.onlistudios.com. http://www.dablackage.blogspot.com.
And connected to The Gallery Oda on 71st st. SEEMS TO HAVE SPACE OR ACTVITIES AT SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY ART CENTER.

Open Produce. 1635 E. 55th St. Art .

GONE. Op Shop (Opportunity Shop). Next location (Op Shop V) tba. It will move around. A temporary new and experimental pop-up art store (and thrift store and much more. This is expected to be a long-term set of venues/projects that moves around, creating alternative sites of exchange and collaborative/interdisc. projects including installation around community-based art in vacant urban spaces. Artists hang, price, negotiate and control their works like in an outdoor market. Thurs-Sun 11 am-7 pm. Space also for rent for events evenings. Laura Shaeffer (Home Gallery). http://www.theopshop.org. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com.
GONE

Organization of Black Students at University of Chicago. Nick Johnson, 5454 South Shore Drive, 1107 60615, njohnson113@uchicago.edu.

Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. 1155 E. 58th St., 60637. 10-6 Tu, Th, Sat., 10-8:30 W, 12-6 Sun. Sug. don. $7. Sunday afternoon film series, Saturday classes and family programs, Lecture series (select Wednesdays (usually), Wednesdays noontime in another time, classes. Open now- Kipper Family Archaeological Center-Dig, for school kids in reconstructed Megiddo. IPOD tours of the galleries; with contact info get a monthly electronic message, the E-Tablet.
General information 773 702-9514. Carole Krucoff, 773 702-9520, c-krucoff@uchicago.edu. 773 702-9507 or 773 702-9514, oi-museum@uchicago.edu. Emily Teeter, 77e 702-1062, eteeter@uchicago.edu. Chief Curator Jack Green, 773 702-9863, jdmgreen@uchicago.edu.
Sunday film series at 2 Free-sometimes film classics or major special/rare screenings. 773 702-9507. Followed by docent-led tour. Education: oi-education@uchicago.edu. http://oi-uchicago.edu.

The Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art and archeology of the ancient Near East. The museum is part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, which has supported and conducted research and archeological excavation in the Middle East since 1919. Artifacts, photographs, rewords, permanent and rotating special exhibits.

Volunteers needed: Lead tour, work in the gift shop, assist with the archives, and participate in outreach programs. Not less than three hours a week fo one yer required. Extensive training and great rewards to those avid in the areas of study. Apply online; interview and training will follow. Email c-duenas@uchicago.edu or et-frieman@uchicago.edu. 1155 E. 58th T. 773 702-9514. http://oi.uchicago.edu.edu/museum.

OTC Estate- venue for artists et al, may be temporary. 1329 E. 50th St.

Pacifica Quartet. http://www.pacificaquartet.com. In residence at U of C, although its main base is now University of Illinois Urbana. http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/residence.html

PAC-CY. Arts, cultural, and career awareness for youth in schools on the southside, northside and suburbs. LaNell Morgan, 5120 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Suite 210, 60615. 773 288-5167, PACCY210@aol.com.

Phoenix Japanese Garden Friends- see for now under Friends of the Japanese Garden ("Osaka")

Place Lab. Arts + Public Life - creative place-based practice. Works with Harris School Cultural Policy (evidence based analyis) in Theaster Gates' new Place Lab to use arts and culture oriented place-based projects as an engine for neighborhood transformation on the mid-South Side.

Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading groups, public for a, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the "Old" (1920s-30s), "New" (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left for the possibilities of emancipatory politics today. Chapters around the world Works with UC Students for a Democratic Society and with Woodlawn Collaborative, woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com. http://www.platypus1917.org.

Pocket Guide to Hell Tours. Various Hyde Park, South Side and beyond "secrets of" walking tours. Paul Durica, pgdurica@uchicago.edu. 773 822-9379. Sign up appreciated. Free but donations welcome.

Poem Present series of readings and lectures by guest poets from around the world.- UC Poetry and Poetics dept. http://poetics.uchicago.edu.

The Point magazine. Comes out twice yearly and is available at 57th and Seminary bookstores, Backstory Cafe and online at http://www.thepointmag.com. serious and other topics by first rate writers and scholars, in a fresh style.

Powell's Book Stores ( tel 773 955-7780, fax 995-2967, 1501 E. 57th, e-mail room3@powellschicago.com). An extraordinary bookstore. Used and new, internet, bought and sold. Carefully organized, some specialties include Civil War. Brad Jonas. http:/www.powellschicago.com.

Project Exploration. 950 E. 61st St. 773 834-7614. Science based teaching under among others Paul Sereno, the dinosaur man, and his scientist wife. Not sure if structured during after school hours. http://www.projectexploration.org.

Project Inclusion- see Chicago Sinfonietta.

Project Osmosis/Organization of Black Designers Chicago. email info@ProjectOsmosis. PO is a gathering place for minority artists and design professionals committed to their craft and willing to share their talents including with youth. Helps kids with design field and lots more, working with After School Matters. Maybe after school hours, probably sited out of area- 207 E. Ohio #129, 60611? Contact Lisa Moran at 312 933-0582, lisam@projectosmosis.org. http://www.projectosmosis.org.

Prologue- see Little Black Pearl at its end.

The Public Square- see Illinois Humanities Council above.

Puppetposse. Working to create a consensus-based arts organization comprised of University of Chicago and CPS students holding creative writing and puppetry workshops. Greg Garelas, 4545 S. Shore Dr. (prob. 5454) 60615. 267 968-5860, puppetposse@gmail.com.

Quadrangle Club. Revels last weekend in January 8 pm. (Dinner avail prior). 1155 E. 57th St. Producer Nnancy Levner, 773 241-7780, nlevner@lipmanhearne.com.

Race, Politics and Culture, Center for Study of. 5733 S. University, 773 834-2000., 773 702-8063. http://csrpc.uchicago.edu. Waldo E. Johnson. csrpc@uchicago.edu.

Radio Cinema Film Archive- see Northwest Chicago Film Society.

Radio Hyde Park- You are the first to know about a new project of the Herald: Radio Hyde Park. This is a new way to tell your stories and get your news in Hyde Park. Read on to find out what it is and how we hope you will get involved!
In a week or two, you'll see a SoundCloud player go live on the Herald website. When you press play, you'll hear, or be able to choose if you prefer, news stories, music from and interviews with local artists, and, maybe most excitingly, stories and opinions from your neighbors.
If you have a story about your past, the history of the neighborhood, an opinion about it's future--- if you have anything to say, I want to hear from you. The Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference has given me funds to come and record you using state-of-the-art equipment, and your voice will be added to the programming on Radio Hyde Park.
So get excited; there are interviews with the neighborhoods political and cultural players, carefully crafted news stories, and thoughts from your friends on the way.

Rebuild-Foundation. A new program of Theaster Gates (Dorchester Project) to repurpose buildings to art ans social vibrancy and service in disinvested areas particularly those near Hyde Park. Includes Black Cinema House, 7200 S. Kimbark and related Dorchester Projects spaces and now its new HQ, Stony Island Arts Bank (qv in South Side Venues, below), 6760 S. Stony Island, Dorchester Adrt + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St., Archive House, 6918 S. Dorchester. Among other things it archives colections such as the John Johnson (Ebony..), Frankie Knuckles vinyls, art slide archive from U of C and more. Exec. Dir. Theaster Gates as of Aug. 1 2016- theaster@rebuild-foundation.org. rebuild-foundation.org.

Redclay Dance school and ensemble. http://www.redclaydance.com, info@redclaydance.com, vershawn@redclaydance.com. 1507 E. 53rd St.773 789-9238. Vershawn Sanders Artistic Director. Classes et al at Comer Center, 7200 S. Ingleside.

Regenstein Library Special Collections Research Center, Or. 1100 E. 57th. 773 702-8705. 8:30-4:45 M-F, 9-12:45 Sat. University of Chicago Regenstein Library Special Collections Research Center. 1100 E. 57th St. 773 702-8705. M=F 8:30-4:45, Sat 0-12:45. Closed in University interims. Free. www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spd/.

The University's Special Collections includes over 260,000 rare books; manuscripts spanning the period from the second century A.D. to the present; and the University of Chicago Archives, which document the history of the University. It also houses the papers, memorabilia, arts and other collections of many neighborhood associations and institutions and private collectors and academics or luminaries. Exhibitions drawn from these special collections feature scholarship in a wide range of subjects.

Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (Bergman Gallery). 4th (418) floor Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 60637. 773 702-8670. 10-5 Tu-F, 12-5 Sat.-Sun, closed Monday. Since 1915. Exhibits and openings with lectures, concerts, screenings, readings and lectures by noted contemporary artists, critics, and scholars. Commissions. Limited collecting. Free. Director Suzanne Ghez (retiring June 2013- appointed: Solveig Øvstebø. Assoc. Curator Hamza Walker. Mia Ruyter. Lise Haberman. Founded in 1915, archives in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Their website has a record of all exhibitions and events by year.
info@renaissancesociety.org or haberman@uchicago.edu. http://www.renaissancesociety.org.
The Society is intended to be a cutting-edge institution and space. Its exhibits have been called typically conceptual and cerebral.

One of the older museum-societies of its type, The Renaissance Society encourages the growth and understanding of contemporary art and culture through exhibitions, publications, and events. Internationally recognized as one of the finest resources of vanguard art in the United States, the Renaissance Society presents the most recent developments in contemporary art and is equally committed to fostering the development of Chicago's own rich artistic resources. It advances the growth an understanding of the artistic ideas and expressions of our time and promotes artists whose work questions, expands, and re-imagines the aesthetic boundaries of the visual (and also musical and performance) arts. Non-collecting. Five exhibitions a year, concerts, lectures, symposia, screenings, concerts.

The Revival. Improv house. Gradual opening now, Full schedule opening January 6 2016. John Stoops. 1160 E. 55th St. Find them and calendar in Facebook, buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1JvOeSD. 866 811-4111. http://the-revival.com.

Robie House. 5757 S. Woodlawn. Daily tours of this most significant Frank Lloyd Wright residence. Tickets: 708 848-1976 or 773 834-1947 or the website for a full array of programs and tours, and what's on sale in the shop. Kids 5th-10th grades from local schools can become junior docents, including for the Wright Three tours, based on Blue Balliot's book.
More under Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust/ Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. 5850 S. Woodlawn. 773 702-7059. Open 8 am-4 pm M-S, 1-4
Features include the E.M. Skinner Opus 634 organ, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon (world's 2nd largest instrument weeknights at 6 and Sundays after Service--watch for Carillonathon in the summer), Rockefeller Chapel Choir, and the Interfaith Center. Special exhibits many quarters. Note: the organ and carillon are being refurbished and reinstalled- expect celebratory concerts starting spring 2008. Dean Elizabeth Davenport, Assoc. Laura Hollinger. Mgr. Lorraine Brochu, lcbrochu@uchicago.edu. rockefeller.uchicago.edu.

Gothic grandeur reigns in the soaring stone exterior and stained glass interior of the chapel, the spiritual center of the University of Chicago. A Chicago landmark and Hyde Park gem, it serves as a venue for concerts, theater, exhibits, lectures, and worship, and boasts the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon (second largest in the United States) and E.M. Skinner organ.

Room 43. It is increasingly popular through the South Side and Bronzeville- and with Hyde Parkers especially since the Hyde Park Jazz Society moved its Sunday night jazz roster there in 2009. 1043 E. 43rd St, 773 285-2222.

Ryerson Astronomical Observatory. 1100 E. 58th, roof. Ryerson Thursdays, 7:30 on. Observing, weather permitting. 773 834-5789.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. http://www.thespco.org. Puts on family and school concerts in addition to formal UC concerts under Chicago Presents.

Say Salsa. Lessons with cultural background by teachers from Cuba, but teaches as wide variety of traditions and dances from throughout Latin America. Currently at United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd Street. info@saysalsa.com, including for reservations. http://www.saysalsa.com. Check if still in operation and as located.

Schola Antiqua of Chicago. In partnership with the Lumen Christi Institute, Schola Antiqua of Chicago is the city's premier organization dedicated to the study and performance of western liturgical chant and early polyphony dating from the ninth through fifteenth centuries. Since its inception in 2000, the ensemble has performed its own editions of sacred and secular music of the Middle Ages at numerous venues around the Chicago area. Under the direction of Michael Alan Anderson, the organization promotes an understanding of early liturgical music through its performances, research, and education concerning this significant body of musical repertory through innovative programming and publications. Concerts occasionally in Hyde Park, other locations in the Chicago region. 2009-2010 season Schola Antiqua early music performance at Rockefeller is on May 14, 8 pm. Schola Antiqua of Chicago, c/o Julie Brubaker, 272 Pinecrest Drive, Rochester, NY 14617, (312) 208-1159. http://www.chicagochant.org. Some information is in the general early music calendar, http://www.earlymusicchicago.org.

Science Chicago. Year long citywide initiative of institutions and museums, including Museum of Science and Industry and University of Chicago, particularly but not just for kids. http://www.sciencechicago.com. UC programs http://sciencechicago.uchicago.edu.

Second City-Outreach (South Side). Closed? Call Second City for more information, 312 644-4032.

Seminary Coop Books- see also 57th St. Books, above. http://www.semcoop.com. With 57th St. Books, it is one of the large independent book stores period and especially for academics. Open to the public, but its principal discounts are to shareholders. Started by a handful back in the 1960s. Main: Now moved to 5751 S. Woodlawn, 773 752-4381. 2nd is 57th at 1301 E. 57th, 773 684-1300 (both of these stores are enormous). 800 777-1456. Signings and talks, membership discounts. Manager Jeff Deutsch. Board Chair Harry Davis. Weekly newsletter signup: fronttableonline@semcoop.com.

Shakespeare's Youth of Hyde Park. Lincoln Brown, 5335 S. Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL, Phone: (773) 535-0585, Phone: (773) 955-4975, link: linkan@sbcglobal.net and I am founder and director of Shakespeare's Youth of Hyde Park, a non-for-profit acting group located in Hyde Park, Chicago. We are affiliated with the Theater Outreach Program of the University of Chicago and our performances are held at Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus. Classes at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood.

Shapenote singing society and festival. Inquire from University of Chicago Folklore Society, qv.

Sonnets Academy of Hyde Park. Purposeful and art play. Dir. Tameka Ray. 5548 S. Hyd Park Blvd 773 891-0029. sonnetsacademy.com.

South Side Free Music Program (SSFMP). Founded by Noah Moskowitz to counter a dearth of music opportunities on the South Side, particularly in schools. Partners 32 UC students with over 60 area elementary an high school students at KLEO Community Life Center (west of Washinton Park), Sexton Elmentary in West Woodlawn, and Goodspeed Hall (UC Music Dept.). Its purpose is also to better link communities with the University and its resources. Rhythm and audio production are among means used to reach the children. Contact or sign up through their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodlawn-Free-Music-Program/129364237125898.

S.H.o.P- Southside Hub of Production. Main: http://www. southsidehub.org. southsidehub@wordpress.com. http://www.theopshop.org. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com. 773-710-5464. Laura Shaeffer (Op Shop). New website- southsidehub.com.
Home School # 3 and I Am 9: http://iamnine.org/HSIII/Home.html
Activities now either at the Hyde Park Free Theatre 1448 E. 57th St. or at HOME Gallery. Pop up successor to/part of SHoP now open with programs, classes and exhibits at/as Hyde Park Free Theater, 1448 E. 57th St.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyde-Park-Free-Theater/487728704709667

Shower Songsters is a student-run singing and service group (registered student organization) at the University of Chicago. Information and contacts: University Community Service Center ucsc@uchicago.edu or search student groups in UC website or ask at Woodlawn Collaborative, woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com.

The Silver Room. 1506 E. 53rd St. Art, record spinning, storytelling, and lots more. Puts on shows and concerts in Harper Court. http://www.thesilveroom.com. Eric Williams eric@thesilveroom.com.

Sliced Bread Magazine. U of C student creative publication that comes out in spring. http://slicedbreadmag.com, http://slicedbreadmag.com/submissionsbranch/
When: The deadline is Monday, January 12th. We'll publish in mid-Spring Quarter. Sliced Bread Magazine, The University of Chicago, 5706 South University Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637.

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 60637. 773 702-0200 , and Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood. 10-4 Tu, W, F; 10-8 Th, 11-5 Sat., Sun. Director Anthony Hirschel. Adm. contact C. J. Lind. Temporary Exhibit details in Cultural Calendar. The Smart has become a major force in art exhibiting and study. Its permanent collection is solid, a representative selection of its masterworks is almost always up. And it's small enough so you can turn corners and grasp the traditions and changes, connections and reverberations in world, not just Western art. Planning an expansion, mainly for support area. C.J. Lind. Loren Boylan. http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. smart-museum@uchicago.edu. smart-education@uchicago.edu.

In addition to its critically acclaimed special exhibitions, the Smart Museum houses a collection of over 9,000 works from classical antiquities to the art of today. Combine a visit with one of the museum's tours or family programs and see why the Smart is a leading university art museum and one of the city's most dynamic art institutions. It's outreach program is outstanding, connecting with 20-25 schools each year, Blackstone Library, and with family and other theme days. Its openings, lectures by professionals, exhibit tours, field trips, and special classes, including in connoisseurship are outstanding.

The U. of C. art museum, founded in 1074, is broad in scope. The permanent collection has more than 10,000 objects now, spanning five millennia and East and West. Specializes in small-scale bronze sculptures, German and central European expressionist graphics, and East asian art.

Society for Creative Anachronism. Puts on jousting, medieval games...
http://grey-gargoyles.uchicago.edu/

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators HP/South Side Network.

Soul Umoja - University of Chicago Gospel Choir. For info contact madawson1@uchicago.edu.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago- see in Greater Mid South section.

South Side Arts and Humanities Network.Part of Civic Knowledge of UC Div. of Humanities. Was Enhancing Assets. SAHN is a resource-sharing network that assists small arts, cultural, and humanities organizations in meeting the legal, financial, and public relations challenges of running small nonprofits. Free workshops, professional development courses, networking opportunities, space grants of up to $1,000. Works with Black Light publication qv, and many RSO's such as Org. Black Students. 773 834-3929. Leverages the intellectual, spatial and technological resources of the University of Chicago and the city to benefit small arts and humanities non-profit organizations on the South Side of Chicago. We work toward that goal by offering free networking events, roundtables, conferences, seminars, classes with the Graham School and other professional and nonprofit development, and space rental awards of up to $1,000. Joanie Friedman, 1115 E. 58th St. #418, 60637, 773 834-3929, joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://thenetwork.uchicago.edu ,http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/network.shtml, http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

The Network"
The Southside Arts and Humanities Network, "The Network," is a collection of small and mid-sized arts and humanities organizations based on the south side of Chicago. "The Network" aims to leverage the space, intellectual, technological, and volunteer resources of the University (and the city) to support small arts and humanities institutions. "The Network" is a program of the Civic Knowledge Project in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.

"The Network" is a space for the cultivation of the rich artistic, cultural, scholarly and human assets based on the south side of Chicago. Our purpose is to strengthen the ties that bind together the south side arts and in so doing make the rest of the city aware of the abundance of cultural activity that exists south of downtown. The goal of "The Network" is to help member organizations overcome isolation, gain visibility and build capacity so that they can better serve their communities and more effectively fulfill their overall vision. We work toward our goal by offering conferences, professional development workshops, peer-mentoring Southside Roundtables and space grants.

See also Campus Catalyst, an organized group from Chicago Booth that helps nonprofits incl. in the arts, working with the Network and Hyde Park Cultural Alliance.

Southside Hub of Production see SHoP and Hyde Park Free Theater, 1448 E. 57th St. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com. New website- southsidehub.com.

Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative. This is in formation for the MidSouth by Gigabit Squared/Gigabit Neighborhood Gateway Program, University of Chicago and UD Medicine/Urban Health Initiative) and lots of local businesses and organizations to plan how to use Wireless Broadband Network to enhance human services, education, arts, safety and community development. Leaders are NOW (Network of Woodlawn/ Pierre Clark) and Laura Lane of Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Network.

Southside Preservation Action Fund. To give quick small grants for projects from documentation to physical rescue etc. Agent: Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. About: http://www.hydepark.org/historicpres/SPAF.htm. Contact Jack Spicer, jackspicer@earthlink.net.

South Side Projections. A new nonprofit that presents films throughout the South Side. Check them out at 2011 HP Jazz Festival in I House venue. http://www.facebook.com/southsideprojections.

South Side Scribblers. UC students teach creative writing after school to students in four Hyde Park and Woodlawn schools. Jacob Cogan lead. Not sure if organized, or may be part of Civic Knowledge or the Schools programs.

South Shore Cultural Center (use the just-given link to visit the South Shore page for a full panoply of concerts, opportunities and exhibits!). Gallery. School of the Arts: over 70 classes; Merit School of Music at South Shore. 773 256-0149. The arts partners programs are now up on the Chicago Park District website. Andrea C. Adams, director. andrea.adams.chicagoparkdistrict.com. See also Washburne Culinary Institute.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, this Company Mailing Address: South Shore Opera Company, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60637 Contact Bobbie Greer at 773 667-0241 or bngreer@sbcglobal.net including re: auditions. . Arts Partner in Residence with the Chicago Park District. Goals: to make opera and musical theater more accessible to diverse Chicago audiences on the Southside and elsewhere; to enhance the lives of youth by offering music education and outreach programs; and to provide greater opportunities for diverse artists to perform in professional productions. Next performance (ticketed) October 19 6 pm at South Shore Cultural Center.
Website http://www.southshoreopera.org. opera@southshoreopera.org.
Dear Friends: Local operatic artists in Chicago have combined forces with the South Shore Cultural Center adn the Advisory Council of the Center to bring you the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. The Company has three main goals:

South Side Arts and Humanities Network. A program of UC Division of Humanities Civic Knowledge Project, SAHN leverages the intellectual, spatial and technological resources of the University of Chicago and the city to benefit small arts and humanities on-profit organizations on the South Side of Chicago. We work toward that goal by offering free networking events, professional development workshops, board development certification and matches, and space rental awards of up to $1,000. Ask for the new Directory. 1115 E. 58th St. 60637, 418- Joanie Friedman. 773 834-3929, joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

Southside Preservation Action Fund. Jack Spicer, lead. Under the umbrella of HPKCC, SPAF provides fast small grants for emergency and research needs re historic and architecturally significant properties on the South Side of Chicago. Details in the SPAF page of this website. Or call Jack Spicer at 773 324-5476 or jackspicer@earthlink.net.

Southside Solidarity Network. Works to foster a more equitable and substantive relationship between the University and the surrounding South Side community. Organizes a spring arts festival called Art in Action. Hannah Jacoby, 5630 S. University, 109A, 60637. 406 600-1090. hwjacoby@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu.

Speak to Me in Foucault. A book group deep into ideas. Meets monthly or so. Contact. SpeakToMeInFoucault@gmail.com.

Special Collections Research Center--see Regenstein and University of Chicago Regenstein Library...

Spiritwing (Spirit Wing) Dance Ensemble (see also at South Side Coalition of Dancers). Professional modern dance company providing performance and educational programs teaching Katherine Dunham Technique. Includes programs/performances at DuSable Museum and other local venues. Laurie Goux, 5616 S. Honore St. 60636, 773 620-2887. spiritwingdance@msn.com. http://www.spiritwingdance.com.

Storytelling- see Chicago Storytelling Guild.

(Univ. of Chicago) Student Composer Alliance. Noah Moskowitz- noahmosk@uchicago.edu. Builds performing coalitions of composers and performers throughout the South Side.

Studio One Dance Theatre. Partners with North Kenwood/Oakland UC Charter school. Teaches and mentors youth, adults dance (ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap) and much more. Performance ops. 1849 W. 95th St. 60643, 773) 239-7190. http://www.studioonedancetheatre.com.

Summer Breeze. Major concerts restricted to persons with UC ID. Major Activities Board- http://mab1.uchicago.edu.

Sun Bros. Studios. Makers of unique graphic (comic book) novels with a message and unusual format.Wesley and Bradley Sun. "Chinatown" is their first, available at First Aid Comics, 1617 E. 55th St. http://www.sunbrosstudios.com and http://www.sunbrosstudios.com/chinatown. wesley@sunbrosstudios.com.

Suzuki- see Hyde Park Suzuki.

Swans/Witaswans. Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now (esp. filmmakers). Hyde Park Swans leaders: Anita Orlikoff, 312 391-6192, Alexis Reese, 773 598-3095. Often meet for viewings and discussions at First Unitarian. http://films42.com/witaswan.asp. Group at U of C.

The Talent Studio/ Comprehenive Learning Services including small group acting classes for ages 7-12. 1652 E. 56th St. thetalentstudio.net. 312 363-7733. thetalentstudio.net.

Ta-Seti Players. Occasional plays for example at International House. Contact Charlotte Seve, 5515 S. Everett 1W, Chicago, IL 60637-5833. (Have not heard of them recently.)

Tellebration- see Chicago Storytelling Guild. Tellebration is a part of a worldwide event of storytelling for adults and families. Nationally renowned storytellers gather at venues all over the world and volunteer their time to introduce communities to the art of storytelling. The Chicago Tellebration continues to broaden its range of storytelling options for children by adding a daytime family program from 3 to 5 at the Neighborhood Club. A $5 contribution is requested. http://www.tellebration.org.

The Dean's Men- see Dean's Men. thedeansmen@gmail.com.

Theater as Weapon is a community-wide creative educational program that explores injustice and marginalization through performance art. Ask at Woodlawn Collaborative, 6400 S. Kimbark. woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com.

The Point magazine. Comes out twice yearly and is available at 57th and Seminary bookstores, Backstory Cafe and online at http://www.thepointmag.com.

The Talent Studio. Small acting classes- see Comprehensive Learning Services.

Third Coast Percussion. David Skidmore, Owen Clayton Condon, Peter Martin, Robert Dillon and conductor Cliff Colnot bring their explosive group at least once a year to I House, and elsewhere around town. http://thirdcoastpercussion.com.

Timeless Gifts Mentoring Program for the Arts - nonprofit, for ages 8-18. Gives young performers the opportunity to participate in a 6-week summer program with world-class performers and technicians in voice, dance, piano, guitar, bass, drums percussion, violin, trumpet, sound engineering, videogdrpahy. Founded by rising diva Joan Collaso (Powered by Action- website not working when tried). Currently at DU SABLE MUSEUM. 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600.
Timelesss Gifts Mentoring Program. Set up by Emmy-winning vocalist Joan Collaso. http://www.timelessgifts.org. Duets their specialty.

DISBANDED. Tiny Mahler Orchestra. Founded by UC alumni, this group performs around the city, including at Rockefeller Chapel. http://www.tinymahler.com.

Twenty-First Century Artisans. See 21st Century Artisans.

Two Grandpa's (Stuart M. Rankin and Al Hawkins) self publishers of progressive children's books. 2grandpasrh.com. 1525 E. 53rd St.

Tyego Dance Project. The professional performing arm of Hyde Park School of Dance (q.v.). Founded in 1997 by sisters August and aimee Tye. Ballet, modern, jazz dance, performance art. Youth troupe is called Tyego Next Generation for kids 10-18. 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773 493-8498. http://www.hydeparkdance.org.

Uhuru Productions Inc. Theater and theatrical resources. 5555 S. Everett 60637, 773 324-9805.

Unaccompanied Women and Men in Drag. Two female student a capella performing groups at U of C that work together. Search http://music.uchicago.edu or main site- student groups.
Chicago Men's A Capella- http://www.cmacsings.com.

University of Chicago Bookstore. (Barnes and Noble) (tel 773 702-7712, 970 E. 58th http://www.uchicago.bncollege.com or http://www.bkstore.com/uchicago). Several branches including at Gleacher Center. Lots of medical and legal books, test prep material, standard new titles, computer stuff, gear (esp. UC branded). Starbucks in house. Author signings and panels.

University of Chicago campus. English Collegiate Gothic in all its glory--lancet windows, leering gargoyles, intimate cloisters, and crenellated towers--is the hallmark of the tree-studded campus quadrangles. Construction began in 1890 with funds provided by John D. Rockefeller. The campus also houses rare examples and masterpieces of late 19th century, early 20th century (including Prairie), mid twentieth century and modernist and recent architecture. For tours and more visit the home page at http://www.uchicago.edu. Home Address 5801 S. Ellis. 60637

University of Chicago-arts, humanities, music at: http://arts.uchicago.edu,
http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/contemporaryart/
http://dova.uchicago.edu
http://humanities.uchicago.edu
http://music.uchicago.edu
http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu

http://poetics.uchicago.edu (includes Poem Present and History of Lyric programs)
http://uchisciart.org- annual University of Chicago Science in Art Exhibit (Oct.-Dec.) Rebecca Ayers at rayers@uchicago.edu

Arts + Public Life - creative place-based practice. Works with Harris School Cultural Policy (evidence based analyis) in Theaster Gates' new Place Lab to use arts and culture oriented place-based projects as an engine for neighborhood transformation on the mid-South Side.

Artspeaks- project of UC Arts Dept., Civic Knowledge. Puts on special cutting edge programs, performances and more bringing major personages in the arts. http://arts.uchicago.edu/artspeaks.html.

Major Activities Board (MAB U of C Student Government). Big programs. mab1.uchicgao.edu

University Ballet. http://uballet.uchicago.edu. 773 669-6556.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Charles Harper Center, 5807 S. Woodlawn. About 400 pieces of contemporary art scattered throughout.

University of Chicago CAPS Library events

Terren Ilana Wein
Library & Information Services
Career Advising and Planning Services
The University of Chicago
773-702-1156 * http://caps.uchicago.edu

Cerres. UC Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian studies. Has several public programs and is associated in programming with UC's Franke Institute for the Humanities. http://cerres.uchicago.edu.

University Community Service Center Fosters development of civic-minded UC students through substantive community service through partnerships based on mutual trust and respect. Director UC Assoc. VP Wallace Goode. David Hays, 525 S. Ellis St.160, Chicago, IL 60637, 773 834-1159, ucsc@uchicago.edu. http://ucsc.uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago Cultural and Civic Partnerships and Affiliations. Kineret S. Jaffe, Director. 1427 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637. 773 834-2831, Fax 773 834-0549. kjaffe@uchicago.edu. Their listserve is cultural-leaders@lists.uchicago.edu.

UC. Chicago Society, The. Hosts many acts and lectures at the University of Chicago. chicagosociety.uchicago.edu.

UC Libraries exhibits- See Crerar, Regenstein Special Collections

UC Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts. 915 E. 60th St. Starting to open last week of March 2012 including first exhibit March 30 opening. Bill Michael, Director. arts.uchicago.edu/logan.

UC Dancers. Classes and programs in many styles. http://www.uchicago.edu/uchi/students/orglist.html
Intermediate Modern Technique. Guest artist Molly Shanahan (founder & choreg. Mad Shak Dance Co.) leads weekly classes. Ida Noyes Dance Room, 1212 E. 59th. $5 per class. 773 909-1526 during school term.

Swing Dance Society. swing.uchicago.edu
University Ballet. http://uballet.uchicago.edu

University of Chicago Department of Music. Goodspeed Hall 1010 E. 59th St. 60637. 773 702-8069. 773 702-8484. The University of Chicago Department of Music sponsors a wide variety of events on campus, including concerts by the department's fourteen student performance ensembles, an annual Gilbert & Sullivan opera production, weekly noontime concerts, and a series of master classes, lectures, and colloquia. The department also sponsors artist-in-residence ensembles the Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird, Schola Antiqua, Newberry Consort, and Contempo, and this year St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Over 550 musicians perform in over 100 concerts yearly--choral, instrumental, jazz, piano, world, computer. Noontime Concert Series.
Jennifer A. Maxwell. jmaxwell@uchicago.edu. music.uchicago.edu. concert-office@uchicago.edu. More in Artists in Residence
Blog:Tout de Suite- contact lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/performanceprogram.

University of Chicago Dept. of Visual Arts. DOVA. http://dova.uchicago.edu. See also David and Reva Logan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Midway Studios. Search also Open Practice Committee.

University of Chicago Folklore Society- see Folklore Society.

University of Chicago Humanities Division http://www.humanities.uchicago.edu. Arts Programming and partnerships. Theaster Gates, 1115 E. 58th St., 418 60637, 773 702-8974, theaster@uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago International and Area Studies Multimedia and Outreach Source:
http://chiasmos.uchicago.edu. Programs of an international or regional nature, especially at International House can be streamed or downloaded there.

University of Chicago Library. 1100 E. 57th St. www.lib.uchicago.edu/. And Special Collections.
Library Society- visit www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/alumnifriends, 773 702-7695.

Logan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, 915 E. 60th St. New website: logancenter.uchicago.edu and new phone no 773 702-arts.

Summer Breeze. Major concerts restricted to persons with UC ID. Major Actitivities Board- http://mab1.uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago Music - see above: University of Chicago Department of Music.
Artists in Residence:

UChicago Maya is a fusion dance group that blends both Western and Eastern dance styles. Through rich use of lighting, sound, and and many perspectives are woven together as Kaleidoscope explores what is disparate and what is analogous through the shared lens of movement.

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. David Nirenberg, Dir. Presently in Regenstein 203, will be at 5701 S. Woodlawn. 773 702-6030. neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu.

UC Nicholson Society for British History. http://british.uchicago.edu, .../lectures.html.

Office of Community Affairs (now Office of Civic Engagement) at the University of Chicago. A major organizer and sponsor of the cultural life in Hyde Park and the South Side. Michele Olson, David Guyer. oca.uchicago.edu. Ditto Office of the President including Presidential Fellows; Office of the Provost; Office of Partnerships and Affiliations.

Office of Partnerships and Affiliations. Works to strengthen existing relationships and initiate new partnerships between the University and other civic and cultural institutions in the city of Chicago. We build these associations through various collaborative activities including programming for the general public. Collaborations between the University and civic and cultual organizations help fulfill the University's goal to engage more directly with the Chicago community. Sarah Pesin, 1427 E. 60th St., 2nd floor, 60637, 773 702-2768, spesin@uchicago.edu.

Open Practice Committee-

University of Chicago Presents. Director Amy Iwano. Office- 5720 S. Woodlawn room 102, 773 702-8068. Mandel Hall is at 1131 E. 57th (5706 S. University). Fulton Recital Hall is at 1010 E. 59th. Contact UCP for series, etc. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. Shauna Quill, 773 834-7965., squill@uchicago.edu. Contact Ina Martinez. http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu. Includes Contempo (Dir. Shalumit Ran)- contempo.uchicago.edu.

The Chicago Tribune called it "a model of what a concert series should be." UCOP offers the very best early, classical through modern music, jazz, worldwide, and more, bringing world famous musicians to Mandel Hall, one of the city's best-sounding concert halls (and sometimes to Rockefeller Chapel) from October through May. One of the city's landmark classical music presenters. Up to 5 concert series.

Other U of C series. Compton Lectures Saturdays in Kersten 115. Franke Humanities Institute lectures.

University of Chicago Press. http://www.press.uchicago.edu. 1427 E. 60th St. 773 702-7700.

UC participation in Science Chicago yearlong citywide programs, partic. for youth: http://sciencechicago.uchicago.edu.

Sliced Bread Magazine (student)- see Sliced Bread.

(Univ. of Chicago) Student Composer Alliance. Noah Moskowitz- noahmosk@uchicago.edu. Builds performing coalitions of composers and performers throughout the South Side.

University Theater
Has moved to the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. (2nd floor), 773 702-9315, 773 702-3414: Heidi Coleman, Director.
In the Kinahan Third Floor Theater, and in the First Floor Reynolds Club Theater, 5706 S. University. http://ut.uchicago.edu.
UT/TAPS Teaching Lab Collaborations (TLC) dedicates itself to the exploration of the arts in education by developing replicable, co-curricular programming and creative, thoughtful teaching artists capable of addressing the specific needs of the urban classroom.
UT is student-run and independent though it collaborates with the theater and performance departments on productions.
Related: Theater and Perfomance Studies (TAPS)
There are other UC theater groups, including the Classical Entertainment Society (http://www.classicalentertainment society.wordpress.com) and The Dean's Men (thedeansmen@gmail.com, which does Shakespeare et al)- see Deans Men.

The UCW Signature Project. An interdisciplinary program that provides 9th grade students with the opportunity to analyze and take positions on the historical, political and environmental issue that are impacting their community. Jeremy Peters, (UC Charter Woodlawn High) 6420 S. University Avenue 60637, 773 294-2243, jeremypeters@ucw.uei-schools.org.

Universoul Circus. In Washington Park 3rd weekend of September to mid October. Really quite innovative, and highly interactive. http://www.universoulcircus.com. Hq in Atlanta. Tickets through Ticketmaster, http://www.ticketmaster.com, 1-800-316-7439.

Urban Life- See Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture.

Urban Quills Literary & Performing Arts of Ctr. for Inner City Studies NEIU 700 E. Oakwood.

Usborne Book ( 773 667-5166, fax 773 288-0941, 1345 E. Park Place, pmearsh@ameritech.net). http://www.ubah.com/h1784.

Voices of Social Justice- a young adults choir being formed by RainbowPUSH under jazz vocalist great Joan Collaso. Schedule audition at 773 373-3366.

Visions Blu Institute "Say Something" Youth (ages 9-17) Digital Media Summer Program. Example: This program is accepting applications until July 1 (2013) for a 5-week class at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. , with a rotation of instructors--from Medill School of Journalism, Columbia College, JET, The Chicago Defender. Ends with a student showcase of stories researched, interviewed, or writing, editing, video, or audio skills. Visit visionsblue.com. Founder is Kenwood Alum Karon Hamlet.

James W. Wagner Jazz Society- See Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Washburne Culinary Institute of City Colleges of Chicago (Kennedy King)- regular and community classes continue/return at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. This is one of the best and oldest cooking schools in the country. All community classes meet on Saturdays 10-1 and costs $45. Lower age limit uncertain. Each month a single-day class starts late each month and includes such topics as hearty soups, vegetarian, thrill of the grill, cajun/creole, pickling and canning, Parrot Cage restaurant, Sikia Restaurant African Dishes, Thanksgiving Favorites and more. Contact Continuing Education Department at 773 602-5042. Registration is a t 6343 S. Halsted Building @ room 220.

Wear'n the Mask, Inc. Candace Hunter, independent curator/visual artist. 4935 S. Drexel, 60615, 773 896,5840, wearingthemask@yahoo.com. http://www.chleeart.com.

WHPK Radio 88.5 FM, streaming http://www.whpk.org. University of Chicago, Reynolds Club. http://whpk.uchicago.edu. Listen online at whpk.org/stream.
Broadcast is scheduled in blocks of classical, folk, international, jazz, rap, rock, public affairs, specialty. Sometimes live acts such as on Pure Hype 9 pm Fridays.

What the Traveler Saw. Laurel Stradford. 773 955-5055, 1508 E. 55th St. former Hallmark in Hyde Park Shopping Center Courtyard. http://www.whatthetravelersaw.com, LaurelsTravels@ameritech.net. The_Traveler@me.com.

Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood. New meeting and exhibit space for several UC committees and departments such as Center for Study of Race, Politics and Culture (still HQ at 5733 S. University); and Human Rights.

The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.

Partners (qv arts): 64th Street Print Studio, Art Should, Community Jam, Dayna Kris Studio, Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Kalapriya Indian Dance Studio, Literacy Works, MAGIC Metropolitan Area Group Igniting Civilization), Platypus Affiliated Society, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Solidarity Network, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash! Chicago, Students for a Democratic Society, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, UT/TAPS (University Theater Teaching Lab), Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

Woodlawn Free Music Program- see South Side Free Music Program.

Susan Woodson Gallery (tel 773 288-6063, 5121 S. Drexel-- unsigned--major African-American holdings.) Woodson is a descendent of writer and social thinker Horace Cayton, Jr. (Black Metropolis). Probably closed- Ms. Woodson has passed away.

World of Words will be in fall 2008 be teaching kids who want a writing career and helping them get published. Will serve 29th to 71st, State to the lake. Location and more info as available.

Wrens. A UC student organization dedicated to creating connections between people making and discussing art in Chicago. Works with Renaissance Society.

Writer's Residency Program of the Hyde Park Community Players- See Hyde Park Community Players.

Wright. See Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Youth Pride Center services. Youth of gay etc. affiliation or questioning. Serves c. 200 ages 13-19 from HP Neighborhood Club and 4950 S. Dorchester. Includes "University" life readiness by age 21, support groups, Frankie the Magazine, YPC Entertainment (which brings in performance artists from major schools, theaters etc. ), advocacy Foundation, trips to affiliate clubs/programs in other cities. Engagement in school, commitment required. 5480 S. Kenwood, 773 382-0511, youthpridecenter@gmail.com for full prospectus.

Zamir Productions. New filmmakers. Have already been screened by Doc Films.

 

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Other organizations and providers & helpers on the Greater & Mid South Side of Chicago (and some resources beyond)

See list of cultural providers/partners in South Shore Cultural Center homepage, near bottom.

The 33 Collective Gallery. An artist-owned and operated Chicago gallery. To provide exhibition opportunities to dedicated emerging and established artists, embracing culturally diverse perspectives and supporting innovative and experimental media. Kimberly M. Harmon, 1029 W. 35th St., 3rd floor, 60609, belikewater360@yahoo.com. http://www.33collective.com.

The 5 After 7 Project. A collaborative of diverse musicians residing in the Chicagoland areas. Thought-provoking music from jazz to classical. Saalik Ziyad, 773 957-4374, sziyad@the5after7project.com. http://www.the5after7project.com.

64th Street Print Studio is dedicated to bringing the art of printmaking to Hyde Park. By setting up a communal printing studio that any responsible community member can gain access to, we hope to promote dialogue between artists and their communities, as well as foster informal teaching and sharing of methods and ideas. In the Woodlawn Collaborative (qv).

Africa International House. Serves as a center that exposes and educates all about individual and collective works shedding light on African and Diasporal cultures. Flagship program is the African Festival of the Arts in Washington Park Labor Day Weekend. Also serves as an exchange umbrella. Patrick Saingbey Woodtor. Now at Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel. (was? 1525 E. 55th Street, Suite 202, 60615, 773 955-2787 or 773 720-0050. http://www.africainternationalhouse.org, also http://www.aihusa.org. info@africainternationalhouse.org.

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. http://www.africanamericanartsalliancechicago.org. 4520 N. Beacon. Jasmine, 773 769-4098. The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago is a non-profit arts service provider committed to promoting organizations and individual artists in the areas of theatre, dance,
music, literature, visual arts and film.
It is the intent of the Alliance to develop and sponsor culturally-rich programming that displays the scope and power of Chicago’s African American art community. We aspire to address the specific needs and concerns of Chicago’s African American arts community all the while providing our members with the most comprehensive services and resources.

Afrocentric Bookstore with SteeleLife Gallery. (tel. 773 924-5156, 4655 S. King Dr. )

AKArama, 6220 S. Ingleside is now a partner of UC Civic Knowledge and the Graham School. Lectures and programs scheduled. More info coming. AKArama is the service and cultural center of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, hq at 57th and Stony Island.

Akilah Incorporated. Educates the community on culture, history, education and religion. Akilah Cook-Bey, 3473 S. King Dr. #241, 60616. 773 550-2753, cookbeya@yahoo.com.

ALYO Children's Dance Theatre. K.P. Murphy. Fuller Park field house, 331 W. 45th St. 773 243-2566. http://www.alyochildrensdance.com. ALYOCDT5@aol.com. To build and maintain an African-centered arts education institution where the programs and operations provide a cultural link between African culture and other cultures. We offer classes, outreach/residency work and performance to youth and the multicultural community in which we live.

American Association of Brazilian Candomble and Culture. Malke Brown. malkitaye@aol.com. www.malkitaye.wix.com/aabcc.

American Institute of Architects/Chicago http://www.aichicago.org

Anita Davis Dance Theater. Was or is Houston based. Director Lanita Joseph, 4259 S. King Dr. #806, 60653. Doing Urban Nutcracker at I House.

AREA Chicago / People's Atlas of Chicago. AREA Chicago, P.O. Box 47691, Chicago, IL 60647. http://www.chicagoatlas.areaprojects.com.
Web-based group that creates maps based on resident's thoughts and experiences; a culture-creating collaborative. Also a newspaper. Local connections: Experimental Station/Backstory Cafe and Hyde Park Art Center.

Arquitectos. Unites architects to promote professionalism, economic development, and guide young architects and students. Design. Professional and two student chapters. Numerous community events and projects. Yanet Herrera. yaneth@arquitectoschicago.org. http://www.arquitectoschicago.org.

Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Outreach - Tanya Brown-Merriman, tbrown1@artic.edu, 312 857-7666. http://www.artic.edu.

Arts Work Fund. The Arts Work Fund is a funding resource that enables arts and cultural organizations in the Chicago metropolitan region with budgets under $1 million to strategically address issue that contribute to their sustainability and/or build the capacity of the organization to effectively achieve its mission.
Grants are made to support a broad range of organizational development activities, including - but not limited to - efforts such as: marketing research; developing financial management capacity; expanding audience development strategies; building fund development; leadership succession planning; improving board functioning and governance; organizational and executive coaching; strategic planning; and integrating new technology.
For complete information, go to www.artsworkfund.org or contact: Marcia Festen marcia@artsworkfund.org

ArtworksChicago. Puts on several art markets various locations including sometimes in Bronzeville, Hyde Park. http://www.artworkschicago.com. See also JP Martin Group.

Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). A collective of musicians and composers dedicated to murturing, performing, and recording serious, original music. AACM has been an inspirational leader within the cultural community since 1965. Most dedicated to jazz as a living art form. Saalik Ziyad. 410 S. Michigan Ave. Ste 943, 60605. 312 922-1900. saalikjazz@gmail.com. http://www.aacmchicago.org.

REPLACED BY B'GABS. Back Story Cafe- see also Experimental Station. Sarah Black and Saadia Shah. Aims to be a moderately priced coffee shop, info handout, entertainment venue (music, interview series, free WiFi, film screenings, maybe art) , book signings, Powell's Books used books including free in-house loans. Fair trade slow-filtered coffee and organic food. Wednesdays jazz and experimental- lineup www.myspace.com/allexwing. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. www.backstorycafe.com or www.backstory.com.

Big River Inc. Native Chicagoans who use their horses, saddles and other equipment to bring the cowboy adventure to children and adults of the greater Chicagoland area. Perry Thompson, 7843 S. coles Ave. 60649, 773 731-7536, bigdriverinc@comcast.net.

Bing. A place to browse or buy fine art/books, for events and light refreshments by the Arts Incubator. 307 E. Garfield Blvd. Chris Salmon (formerlyof O'Gara and Wilson) and Theaster Gates.

Blacklight. Black Light is a publication that is in partnership with the U of C Organization of Black Students and works with the Southside Arts and Humanities Network qv, Diasporal Rhythms qv and Little Black Pearl qv. Blacklight aspires to compile a diverse collection of art, prose, and poetry that reflects the many facets of black culture from the vantage point of different authors and artists, and also, by the breadth of subject matter covered in their work. Blacklight depicts the black community as not only a diverse group of people, but also as a unified people. Nabeel Ebeid. 914-420-4896. http://blacklight.uchicago.edu. blacklightuofc@gmail.com.

Black Cinema House. Part of Rebuild Foundation and Dorchester Projects (qv). Theaster Gates. 7200 S. Kimbark. Screens films, clips and festivals about black experience. http://www.blackcinemahouse.org. rebuild-foundation.squarspace.com/black-cinema-house. blackcinemahouse@rebuild-foundation.org.

Black Ensemble Theater. 740 W. 63rd St. (at Kennedy King College). 773 769-4451. http://www.blackensemble.org. MOVED TO 4450 N. CLARK ST.

Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission/Black Metropolis History Commission. www.blackmetropolisnha.com. Paula Robinson. 3473 South King Drive #512 Chicago, IL 60616. Or 3501 S. King Dr.- website gives no address. Email: probinson@BlackMetropolisNHA.com, 773.785.3826 Phone (voice mail), 773.785.6099 Fax.
Umbrella for many Bronzeville organizations (which see) and is shepherding the petition for Heritage Corridor designation from the National Park Service adn National Trust for Historic Preservation for the area 18th St. to 71st St., Dan Ryan to Lake Michigan. The premise is the Great Migration and the residential restriction due to covenants etc. and the density and cultural flourishing of the area in the earlier-mid decades of the 20th century, and to both preserve the significant built structures and use them for a tourism and economic revitalization. Paula Robinson, dir.

Black Storytellers. Oba William King links
http://www.aseblackstorytellers.org/member/Oba
http://www.gigsalad.com/the_poetic_storyteller_chicago
http://www.justusarts.org/

Black Metropolis Research Consortium. Surveys and builds a finding aid to all archives on African Americans and their experience and cultural/arts expressions on the South Side of Chicago. 5720 S. Woodlawn, room 200, 60637. 773.702.2388. http://www.blackmetropolisresearch.org. http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/bmrcsurvery. Lisa Calahan. The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions with major holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. Includes the Timuel D. Black Fellowships.
The BMRC was recently awarded a Mellon Grant to conduct a three-year survey of archives, institutions, businesses and private collections in Chicago for primary sources pertaining to African American history. The purpose of the survey is to provide researchers with better access to collections relating to African American history and uncover collections that are “hidden” from the public (unprocessed or uncataloged).


Black Theater Alliance Awards, The. BTAA was founded in 1995 by Vincent Williams to honor African Americans who achieve excellence in theater, dance and all areas of the performing and technical arts in the Chicagoland area. Vincent Williams, 412 E. 43rd St.#305 60653. 773 624-5729. btaainc@hotmail.com. http://www.blaawards.org.

Black World Cinema. See Ice Theaters Chatham.

Blu 47, 4655 S. King Dr. 773 536-6000. Has gospel lunch Sundays.

Broken Arrow Riding Club. Chicagoland premier riding club that also provides horseback riding and similar nature and healing experiences to families in parks including Washington and South Shore Cultural Center, supporting La Rabida Children's Hospital. Broken Arrow Horseback Riding Club of Chicago honors the tradition of the historic Black Cowboy. Its founder and president is Murdock, the man with no first name. brokenarrowridingclub.org/. 773 684-8588, murdock@brokenarrowridingclub.org. (Next July 25 noon Wash. Pk. 52nd and Payne.)

Bronzeville Artist Lofts Arts Incubator. 440 E. 47th St. 773 703-9805. Multifloor. bronzeville-artist-lofts.com.

Bronzeville Community Development Partnership. A community-based portal that showcases Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood as an international heritage tourism destination. Includes Tourism Bureau, gallery. Paula Robinson, 3501 S. King Dr. Suite 1E, 60653. 773 373-2842. http://www.BronzevilleOnline.com. Paula1077@aol.com.

Bronzeville (which group?). Events include Bronzeville Cultural Festival 3rd weekend of June at King high. http://www.bronzevillefest.com.

Bronzeville/Black Chicagoan Historical Society. AKA Bronzeville Historical Society. Collects and presents Chicago's African culture and history and the Great Migration, including archival, oral and artifactual records and digitalization of oral histories, videos and other records. We provide exhibits, presentations, book signings, and poetic expressions reflecting black culture. Works with International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry. Sherry Williams, P.O. Box 53345, 60653, 773 291-9114. www.bronzevillehistoricalsociety.com. chgoblackhistory@sbcglobal.net.

Bronzeville Community Theater. Located in Jacob Carothers Center, 700 E. Oakwood. http://www.bronzevilletheater.org.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. Harold L. Lucas, President and CEO. 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Suite One East, Chicago, Illinois 60653, Tel # 773-373-2842, E-Mail: visitbronzeville@gmail.com, Revamped Web site portal: http://www.bviconline.info. Remember that Bronzeville Visitor Information Center programs are designed inclusively to enrich and enhance the quality of life for all Bronzeville residents. BVIC programs also attract visitors world wide who are interested in exploring the authentic cultural experiences of the historic Bronzeville community, "a city within the city" of the great northern city of Chicago.

Brown Sugar Bakery. Artistic performance. Stephanie Hart, 328 E. 75gh St. 60610, 773 224-6262. http://www.brownsugarbakery.com. hartbake@yahoo.com.

Calderon Music Studio/ATCP. http://www.calderonmusicstudio.musicteachershelper.com/. atcpmusic@aol.com. Phylis Calderon, director. 7104 S. Ridgeland Av 60649. (773) 667-2487. Contact form in website. Ms. Calderon (reg. Suzuki violin) teaches strings and piano. Susan Berry teaches voice, flute, recorder, piano. Music-in-Schools programs. Regular recitals, were at South Shore Cultural Center. Phylis Calderon is very active in the South Side arts and arts in schools. Member of Music Teachers of Hyde Park

Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College. http://www.cbmr.org.

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater (CRDT). Part of Hubbard Street Dance Center and resident at Columbia College. A company that has redefined the concept of performance ensemble by fusing contemporary dance, live music (resident full jazz orchestra!), and visual art together on stage. Each concert focuses on a different era and segment of society. Ethnically diverse. Includes in-school presentations and CR Youth Ensemble of underserved high school students. Kevin Holt, 7741 S. Indiana 60619 and 2449 S. California 60608. 773 847-0305, http://www.cerquarivera.org, cerquadrivera@sbcglobal.net. Interested in providing in collab. with Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture and often performs at DuSable Museum.

Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers. To document the culture and history of the African American and African communities in the Greater Chicago area and beyond. Philemon Najieb. http://www.caap.org, najieb@mac.com.

Chicago Artists Coalition.

Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond. - http://www.chicagobauhausbeyond.com. Visit also Coalition for Walter Gropius in Chicago- http://www.savemrh.com.

Chicago Blues Foundation/Museum (800-760-8343).

Chicago Community Chorus. Dr. Keith Hampton, 2605 S. Indiana Ave, 901, 60616. 312 326-0070. http://chicagocommunitychorus.cfsites.org. drkt1407@aol.com. Entering our sixth year, we are a non-auditioned community chorus of over 100 member from different neighborhood and ethnic groups across Chicago and at all levels of musical experience. We sing a broad range of music, from Mozart to Moses Hogan, at a very high standard. Training in musicianship and voice production are part of every rehearsal.

Chicago Djembe Project/Hooked on Drums- see in Hyde Park section.

Chicago Filmmakers. Fosters the creation, appreciation and understanding of film and video as media for artistic and personal expression, as well as media of important social and community impact. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for artists to make films outside the mainstream marketplace, to distribute and exhibit this work, as well as to build audiences and to increase media attention for it. Looking for a correct contact and South Side offerings.

Chicago Freedom School. 719 S. State St. 3N 60615, 312 435-1201. Learn the past and how to work and fight for what you believe in. Includes summer classes and internships for freshmen-juniors (appl. due by May 1-It can be downloaded or completed online at: http://chicagofreedomschool.org/initiatives/youth-leadership-development ). Contact hilda@chicagofreedomschool.org,

Chicago Humanities Festival. Now has some of its programs in Hyde Park- and was sparked by the founder of UC Humanities Day, Richard Franke. http://www.chfestival.org.

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (Music Guide -http://www.chicagomusic.org. (See also Dance Guide, Performance Guide http://www.chicagoperformances.org/index).

ChicagoJazz.com. Dedicated to promoting the Chicago Jazz Scene. Features include Musicians' Websites-- largest collection of area jazz musicians ever, over 70 including MP3s, bios, venues and dates; Jazz Club and Restaurant Guide with updated calendars. Weekly Email, newsletter, ChicagoJazz Online Radio, CD reviews, videos, jazz Blogs.

Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Resident at Columbia College. Was Dana Hall, Artistic Director. Was Kate Dumbleton executive. http://www.chicagojazzemsemble.com. 312 369-6270. Sometimes performs at DuSable Museum, I House, and of course at Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Chicago Jazz Institute. http://www.chijazz.com. At Roosevelt, Chicago.

Chicago Jazz Orchestra. http://www.chicagojazzorchestra.com. Jeff Lindberg's group. Performs occasionally at International House. And at the HP Jazz Festival.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. Orbert Davis founder and director. 1111 N. Wells Street Ste. 501, Chicago, IL 60610. 312 573-8932. birdie.soti@chijazzphil.org. Birdie Soti, Exec. Dir. Has a series now at International House. http://www.chijazzphil.org.

Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Under the leadership of Renee' Baker, Artistic Director and an offshoot of Mantra Blue Freee Orchestra (which performs works of Renee' Baker) and the Chicago Sinfonietta. CMOP is dedicated to commissioning, performing and recording contemporary creative and clasical muic of many new composers and to excite and encourage new audiences with "out-of-the-box" programming. It says it is Chicago's only orchestra dedicate solely to the pursuit of creative new music, dedicated to championing all genres: classical, free-jazz and not so freee jazz, improvisation, hororinfg all creaaive moder stuctures. Joining the muical forces of boath the clasical and jazz worlds gives us our special flavor.. sweet and salty, sometimes harsh and lovely, jarring the senses yet providing the comprt that only boundary-bending new music provides. Series: Epiphany Episcopal, Velvet Lounge, Brown Rice, and South Shore Cultural Center (where it is a partner of the Advisory Council and the Chicago Music Association). 425 Callery Drive, Bollingbrook, IL 60490, reneebaker@comcast.net, http://www.chicagomodernorchestraproject.org. See also Project Inclusion under Chicago Sinfonietta. CMOP is available for private bookings.

Chicago Music Association, Branch #1 National Association of Negro Musicians, 1919. Barbara Wright-Pryor, President and Chairperson. Promotes performing arts, education and emerging careers including with varied free performance programs at South Shore Cultural Center and elsewhere. Junior and Youth Branches partner with local providers such as Hyde Park Suzuki (Lucinda Ali) and schools to coach and award-feature in concert excelling young artists. Youth directors include William Burnside. www.chgomusicassn.org/. 773 721-3210. chgomusicassn@aol.com. Mail to CMA c/o Barbara Wright Pryor, 9107 S. Constance, 60617. Hq. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. CMA is an Anchor Partner of the Center and Chicago Park District.
Blognews: http://profile.typepad.com/bwpcrusader.

Chicago Public Art Group.

The Chicago Quill (Politics, Arts, Culture commentaries, inkblots. Entirely online).

Chicago Sinfonietta. Hyde Park founded and dedicated to opportunity for musicians of all races and ethnicities and for all and youth to enjoy classical and other quality music. Performs frequently in Hyde Park. It has Sinfornietta Student Ensemble-Youth and Diversity Program, Project Inclusion such as a t Blackstone Library, other major school and youth outreaches, and is supported inter alia by fundraiser-holding Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta. Executive Director Jim Hirsch. Southside Leaders include Doris Meritty (president), Elizabeth Wilkins (founder), Linda Tuggle. Mei-Ann Chen music director. 70 E. Lake St. #226, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 236-3681, http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and allies (C Civic O, coming back in small ensemble to South Shore CCtr.). http://www.cso.org. 220 S. Michigan.

Chicago Urban Art Society. Works with Chicago Public Art Group, Urban gateways, and the mega galleries. 2003 S. Halsted. http://www.chicagourbanartsociety.org.

Chicago Writers Collective. Seeks to contribute to the historical development of poetry by black writers and to reaffirm the cultural value that the black literary perspective brings to society as a whole and create a supportive environment and enhancement. Katriel, PO /Box 490723, 60649. 773 415-3926. http://www.chicagowriterscollective.net, Katriel@chicagowriterscollective.net.

Chocolate Chips Theater Company. Theater for young audiences and others reflecting and preserving Black experiences, past and present. Performs throughout the area. Stresses ages 3-17 but for all. Nora Brooks Blakely. 836 E. 87th St. 60719. 773 994-7400. nbbme@aol.com. http://www.chocolatesweb.org.
CLOSED.

Christ the King, Shrine/Institute of. 6415 S. Woodlawn. Monthly 2 pm concerts by Amadeus Quartet and others- Hidden Treasures of Classical Music (often but not always 3rd Sunday at 2. http://www.classicalconcerts.org. Institute website http://www.institute-christ-the-king.org, info@institute-christ-the-king.org. Landmark and historic aspects and ful music schedule of this former St. Clara/St. Gelasius Carmelite parish now a city landmark: http://www.historic-landmark.org. Great acoustics; known also for historic choral masses and for performances by Chicago Chorale and others.

Clarence Darrow Foundation. http://www.clarencedarrowfoundation.org. Works for the principles espoused by Darrow regarding respect for individuals in the law, against wrongful imprisonment and the death penalty. Gives the annual March 13 wreath toss and symposium at Darrow's Bridge in Jackson Park and at Museum of Science and Industry.

Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore- CIESS. Works with 23 schools to improve the quality of Education and expose the students to the various arts. Lestine Byars, 1809 E. 71st St. 60649. 773 684-6070. lbyarsciess.com.

Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Provides 16m film and digital media classes. Since 1971 quality hands-on education, small class size, individualized instruction, and cooperative learning. Multicultural and represents a wide spectrum of age, educational background and experiences. Margaret Caples, 6200 S. Drexel (Harris Rec'l Ctr.) Rm 200, Chicago, IL 60637, 773 572-9335, mcaples@cfwchicago.org. http://www.cfwchicago.org.

Columbia College. Arts, creative trades, outreach. http://www.colum.edu.
Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College. http://www.cbmr.org.

Community Jam is a weekly jam session\music improvisation class, open to the public but targeted toward middle and high school age students from the community.

CONNECTS @South Shore (Coalition of Organizational, Neighborhood, Network Empowerment through Culture, Talent, and Spirituality) is a TSNW program designed to reduce violence among youth ages 12 to 24 in South Shore. http://www.connectssouthshore.com.

Creative Artist Association. A 501c3 dedicated to developing a professional class of artists who excel through teaching and exhibiting their works. Melvin King, address on W. 63rd St. or use South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. 773 221-8194 or 773 638-0401. http://www.creativeartistassociation.org. horacetay@aol.com.

The UCW Signature Project. An interdisciplinary program that provides 9th grade students with the opportunity to analyze and take positions on the historical, political and environmental issue that are impacting their community. Jeremy Peters, (UC Charter Woodlawn High) 6420 S. University Avenue 60637, 773 294-2243, jeremypeters@ucw.uei-schools.org.

Culture Coast Network. http://www.culturecoast.org or social #culturecoastTheir listserve for now is cultural-leaders@lists.uchicago.edu) NEW ORGANIZATION AND BOARD carved out of former HyPa Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture. - CULTURE COAST NETWORK under fiscal agency of Hyde Park Art Center for now- call there for present, Kate Lorenz, 773 324-5520.
A membership organization of arts and cultural organizations and businesses on the South Side of Chicago (south and east of I-55 and Dan Ryan I-94) its mission is to support audience building of its members, promote Chicago's South Side as a premier cultual destination, andseve as collective voice in citywide partnershnip building and engagement. Its pilars are networking, communtity engagement, promotion, and Culture Coast branding. Services will be a vibrant calendar, maps, and web presence.

Dance Africa Chicago. Uses the language of music and dance to expand the understanding and influence of African heritage on world cultures through education and the performing arts. Michael Warr. At Columbia College? 312 344-8868. http://www.danceafricachicago.com/. mwarr@colum.edu.

Dayna Kriz Studio engages community through the use of re-purposed materials, translating creative and material resources into opportunities to expand relationships between the various communities on the south side. With Woodlawn Collaborative, 6400 S. Kimbark.

Deeply Rooted Productions. Chicago's premier contemporary dance theater steeped in the African-American aesthetic. To share with the public its philosophy and understanding of dance and its profound effect in cultivating human potential. Performances in many South Side locations including South Shore Cultural Center, training, and community outreach. Kevin Iega Jeff Artistic Director, Gary Abbott Assoc. 17 N. State St. #1900 60602. 312 795-9777. http://www.deeplyrootedproductions.org. info@deeplyrootedproductions.org.

Diasporal Rhythms. Art collectors organization for promoting the collection of contemporary art work by artists of African descent. Patric McCoy, 436 E. 47th St. 60653. ??773 536-3958. diasporalrhythms.org. patricmccoy@mac.com.

Digital Youth Network. 1050 E. 47th St. Akili Lee (? alee@ueischools.org?). Digital Youth Network trains youth in schools including Kenwood Academy in media productions and arts ranging from the bits and final productions to producing their own portfolios and resumes. http://www.Iremix.org.

Dorchester Projects. Theaster Gates. 6901 S. Dorchester. See also Black Cinema House. Part of Rebuild Foundation. See also The Place Project.

Dramastarz, Kenwood Academy. Trains students in all aspects of theater, and helps them find scholarships for acting and theater arts. Margo Gionoulis, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 60615 and 7861 S. Shore Dr. 773 875-67777. mgiannoulis@yahoo.com. http://www.kenwoodacademy.org.

The Dreamcatcher Foundation. An org. in Englewood. Stephanie Daniels-Wilson, Brenda Myers-Powell, Angela Roguenses. 1411 E. 67th Pl, 773 936-9898, http://www.thedreamcatcherfoundation.org. arogensues@gmail.com. Tutor/mentor work with young girls, esp. in the Englewood area, using volunteers from around the city including U of C. through education, empowerment, and prevention of sexual exploitation. Partly funded by Community Renewal Society.

Earth Element Afro-Modern Dance Company. Uncertain if a South Side connection, but in a South Side directory. Performance, anthropology of dance. Ingrid S. Boyd. 773 548-6201, earth43@juno.com.

EP Theater. Pilsen based, original local performing artwork. Jason Ewers, 1820 S. Halsted, 60608, 312 850-4299. info@eptheater.com.http://www.eptheater.com.

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Company. In 20-year residency at Northeastern Illinois University, this renowned company of classical and folkloric dancers founded by Dame Libby Komaiko, Artistic Director, has included collaborations in performances with area companies, such as the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. Choreographer adn Associate Artistic Director Irma Suarez Ruiz. http://www.neiu.edu/~eespanol.

eta Creative Arts Foundation. Provides training and performance opportunities for youth and adults. Training, innovative and integrative productions are a hallmark. Collaborating with South Side Health Initiative of UCMC. Moving into more spaces such as Westinghouse College Prep. The organization has a commitment to the production new works and to the development of individual artists. Maintains a gallery. New President Phillip Thomas. Board Pres. Nancy McKeaver. Founding President and Producer was Abena Joan P. Brown. Artistic Director Runako Jahi??. 7558 South Chicago Chicago Ave. 60619. 773 752-3955. http://www.etacreativearts.org. or http://www.etacreativeartsfoundation.org. email@etacreativearts.org.

Experimental Station. A Collaboration that incubates innovative cultural, educational and environmental projects and small scale enterprises, in arts projects and manufactures, especially those with environmental and sustainable implications or avant guard, including youths making bicycles. 6100 S. Blackstone. 773 241-6044 incl. for Farmer's Market. Phone for Blackstone Bicycle Works is 773 241-5458. Contact Connie Spreen or Dan Peterman. See also below Monk Parakeet. http://www.experimentalstation.org. conniespreen@experimentalstation.org. Its Back Story Cafe also hosts screenings, shows, talks and more. http://www.backstorycafe.com.

Faie African Art. 4317 S. Cottage Grove. 773 268-2889. http://www.faieafricanart.com. Tu-F 2-6:30, Sat 10:30-5:30. Discussion Groups by Faye Edwards 4th Wednesdays 6-8. 2-year-old gallery of Faye Edwards carries traditional masks and sculptures and fine contemp. African, A-A, Diasporan, Haitian artists.

CLOSED for present. The Fair Trader, 1623 E. 55th St. Many artisan-made exotic gifts and artwork bought from cooperatives around the world. Includes a Craft Corner with classes. thefairtraderchicago@comcast.net, 773 966-5269.

Faithful Few, The. Denard Jacox, 1448 E. 52nd St. #164, . 60615. 773 834-6722. Also given as 3629 S. Indiana, 60653. djacox@hotmail.com. faithfulfew1986@hotmail.com. Mentoring youth through softball and other means. Works using volunteers including with children with attention deficit, Chicago Park District and one on one mentoring. 773 426-3472, One event is teaming up with Broken Arrow for family horseback riding and festival in Washington Park. Also dedicated to keeping girls off the streets. Works with The Woodlawn Collaborative. http://www.faithfulfew.org.

Flo Heritage. A non-profit music, art and dance organization that has a four piece jazz band and a troupe called the 63rd street drummers. Flo Mills, 9114 s. Saginaw. 60617, 773 458-6351. lkensey@gmail.com. http://www.myronproductions.com.

FoxBrownFox PR. Publicity, image consulting and artist development for independent artists. Tanya Ward, 7139 S. East End, 1st floor, 60649, tanyaward@gmail.com.

Gallery 37 including youth art programs in and out of schools. Main in 66 E. Randolph. HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble including student/youth section: at Gallery 23 Advanced Art Education Program (http://www.37advanced.org/perform.html). Daniel Mackey and Theodore Jackson, Student directors. Part of Gallery 37/After School Matters, which see in the After School Directory page.

Gallery Guichard. Has moved to an expansive artists lofts site at 436 E. 47th St. 773 971-7003. andreguichard@yahoo.com. http://www.galleryguichard.com. Has a subgallery in DuSable Museum.

The Gallery Oda. On E. 71st St. thegalleryoda@gmail.com. Includes a pop-up program along 71st St. in conj. w. south Shore Chamber.

Garfield Incubator, 301 E. 55th (Garfield). Inaugural exhibition "Feedback." (Through April 28) Theme is exchange, from dance to public dinners and Logan to South Side Artists to UC arts and faculty. Curated by Asshley Odulami. 301 E. 55th St. arts.uchicago.edu. Open M 12-3, W 3-6.

Gary Comer Youth Center. The center has created an environment where young people are exposed to six primary program tracks: academics, health and nutrition, college and career prep, athletics/fitness, civic engagement, arts and culture. Utilizes mentorship, classroom instruction, real world experience and technology. Ayoka Samuels, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. 60619. 773 358-4085. http://www.gcyonline.com.

Gingarte Capoeira Chicago at University of Chicago. Led by Marisa Cordiero who grew up in Brazil, this sizable UC Registered Student Organization company trains and gives classes ($5, $10) in Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E. 59th St.) and at the academy of the Chicago chapter in Pilsen, 2056 W. 18th St. and sometimes gives performances.
At first glance, capoeira may appear to be a dance between two people, gracefully combining movements to the beat of and orchestra of berimbaus, atabaques, pandeiros and crescendo-ing voices. Suddenly, the dance turns aggressive, and skilled capoeiristas exchange kicks, throws, and daring acrobatic maneuvers with both beautiful grace and deadly accuracy.
Capoeira is more than a martial art, more than a dance. It is a way of life. It combines elements of fighting, dancing, singing and instrumentation into a unique cultural experience that is expressed in an amazing physical and spiritual space. Its origins are embedded in African slave history of the 1800's Brazil. The art form arose from the pressures of colonialism and oppression of slaves disguised as a form of self-defense in the charade of dance. Today, capoeira thrives in its history and philosophy as it continues to promote awareness of oppression and its symbolic resistance against it. Gingarte Capoeira shares in this rich tradition and strives to commemorate its history and explore boundaries of the art. Local website http://capoeira.uchicago.edu, parent website http://www.gingarecapoeira.org.

Global Girls, Inc. A youth development organization that uses performing arts to engage girls 8-18 in the exploration of their issues and then develop their findings into performance pieces. Our girls also learn about girls' issues in other countries from around the world. Marvinetta Woodley-Penn, 7655 S. Ingleside 60619. 773 488-7557, globalgirls@sbcglobal.net. http://www.globalgirls.org.

The Good Lyfe is a non-profit organization committed to teaching youth the importance of loving themselves and the world around them through the medium of visual arts.

God's Gang artists coop. gg60628@aol.com, 773-213-0229, http://godsgang.indiemade.com/. Not sure where this is or whether the right website.

Grass Roots Art Museum. Offers new, emerging, and mid-career artists the opportunity to exhibit and share their artistic mission. Cross generational. Ollie Dantzler, 8048 S. Escanaba, 60617. 773 374-4103. http://www.yourgrassrootsart.com. ollie@yourgrassroots.com.

The Great Black Music Project is an archival system using the latest technological processes to be housed at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (JHCCICS), 700 e. Oakwood Blvd, 60653, a Newsletter, and a virtual house on the world wide web - accessible globally by all interested. The capabilities of the project are vast enough to be a repository of both audio and video, recordings, photos, news clips, essays, critical review and thought - from the analog past to the digital future. Includes a major calendar of blues, jazz and other black music programming on the South Side and worldwide. http://www.greatblackmusicproject.org.

HHW Vocal Arts Ensemble including student/youth section: at Gallery 23 Advanced Art Education Program (http://www.37advanced.org/perform.html). Daniel Mackey and Theodore Jackson, Student directors. Part of Gallery 37/After School Matters, which see in the After School Directory page.

H2O. A Bronzeville-based Hip-Hop performance group dedicated to being green. Download from iTunes or Amazon. Website in progress.

Hooked on Drums- See also Chicago Djembe above for more recent contacts. Lilian Friedberg, Bus. address 6014 S. Ingleside, 60637. 773 643-8204. friedberg@hookedondrums.org. Hooked on Drums brings the upbeat, inspiring rhythms of African djembe drumming from the Malike people in Guinea, West Africa to kids in urban Chicago. We offer Hooked on drums classes and youth drum performances through the Chicago Park District, local schools and community organizations.
A new studio in Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park, 2nd floor room 211, 773 643-8204. Works in lots of schools, parks.
http://www.hookedondrums.org. info@hookedondrums.org. New business address: 2849 E. 93rd St., Chicago IL 60617. Office: 773-221-6845
President: 773-251-8067 Executive Director: 773-251-8448.

House of Africa, Inc. http://www.houseofafricaskc.com. Sarah Kuenyefu-Searcy and Joseph Searcy, skuenyefu@houseofafricaskc.com. 1510 E. 63rd St.. 773 3246858, Fax 773 324-6859.

Ice Theaters Chatham 14. 210 E. 87th St. Includes 1st Thursday showings of Black World Cinema (http://blackworldcinema.net).

FaiE African Art in Bronzeville. 4317 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 7773 268-2889.

Historic Pullman Foundation. Seeks to facilitate the preservation and restoration of original structures within the Town of Pullman [in the Township of Hyde Park] and to promote public awareness of the significance of Pullman as one of the nation's first planned industrial communities, now a city, state, and national landmrk.Pat Shymanski, 614 E. 1113th St, 20628. 773 785-8181, foundation@pullmanil.org. http://www.pullmanil.org.

History Makers. African-American oral history archive. Has videos and holds events and public programs. Julieanna Richardson, 1900 S. Michigan Ave. 60616. 312 674-1900, info@thehistorymakers.com. http://www.thehistorymakers.com.

IFA Yoruba Contemporary Art Foundation. A Yoruba cultural arts organization that promotes recognition and advancement of Yoruba arts and the understanding of the influence of Yoruba arts practices on contemporary arts. The Iyami Music Project offers young people ages 8 to 18 years a series of workshops, performances and recording experiences. Works also with Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Oyekunle Oyegbemi. P.O. Box 496775. 773 363-9817. awo91@sbcglobal.net. http://www.iycaf.org.

IFF. Robin Toewe, 1 N. LaSalle St., Suite 700, 60602. 312 629-0060. Non-profit community development loan fund for nonprofits. Below-market real estate and equipment financing and real estate consulting to non profits in low-income or special-needs populations. rtjoewe@iff.org. http://www.iff.org.

Illinois Cultural Data Project. http://www.ilculturaldata.org or contact the Illinois CDP Help Desk at help@ilculturaldata.org or 1-866-99- ILCDP (1-866-994-5237).
A consortium of 10 of the largest foundations in Chicago to train organizations, provide easy records and reporting and document and track the arts. See the Seminars section below.

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Pullman. Preserves surviving portions of the industrial complex developed in the early 1880s by George M. Pullman to build luxury railroad passenger cars.Mike Wagenbach, 11111 S. Forrestville, 60628. 773 660-2341, palacecars@sbcglobal.net. http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/pullman_site.htm.

Illinois Institute of Technology. Kemper Room Gallery (http://www.art.iit.edu) at Illinois Institute of Technology's Galvin Library, 35 W. 33rd St. Mon-Th 12-10, Fr 12-5, sat 8:30-5, Sun 2-10. Doris McGee, 10 W. 35th Street 17th Floor, 60618, 312 567-5065. mcgeed@iit.edu. http://www.iit.edu.

Imagine Englewood If. A youth and community center at ??? a former mansion and seeking community transformation. Often works with Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Jean Carter-Hill. 1854 W. Garfield Blvd. 60609. 73 778-1304. http:/www.imagineenglewoodif.org.

Inner City Youth Development, Inc. To develop the total child- educationally, economically and culturally- by instilling a sense of individual and social responsibility. Robin Aikens, 2559 W. 79th St., Ste 105, 60652. 773 434-1620. icydevelopment@hotmail.com. http://www.icydevelopment.org.

Innovative Media Group, in collaboration with Ray of Hope Center of Arts and CONNECTS@southshore. Has a mainly South Shore youth-run and training record production company aimed at combating youth violence.

Chicago – December 22, 2009. Ray of Hope Center of the Arts, in association with CONNECTS @South Shore [http://www.connectssouthshore.com], launches a youth-led record label and production company in an effort to help reduce violence among adolescents. Innovative Media Group is a new label operated by community youth, primarily in the South Shore Community. South Shore has been plagued by a stream of homicides involving youth. “Our children deserve much better than this. I feel a sense of shame everyday of my life because of the lack of response and development of solutions to the deadly issues our youth face throughout the city and country,” said Victoria C. Brady, Founder and Executive Director of Ray of Hope Center of the Arts.

Ray of Hope Center of the Arts [1818 E. 71st St. 773 947-0447] is a teen-focused multi-cultural arts organization that creates innovative programs and delivers authentic performances filled with positive messages that uplift people while transforming lives through the use of visual, media, and performing arts.

Innovative Media Group is a world premier youth led record label and Production Company that discovers, produces, and markets artists with innovative cross-generational sounds to reach every culture and sub-culture. The company is a component of the organization’s Positive Influence Peer Leadership Program which is a youth leadership and entrepreneur program for teens and young adults, ages 16-24 years old.

This program is offered in association with CONNECTS @South Shore and the Illinois Safety Networks Program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The Safety Net Works (TSNW) is an initiative, comprised of state agencies and community-based organizations, formed to help alleviate violence and killing in communities in Illinois. It combines public and community resources to help young people avoid acts of crime and violence to which they are so vulnerable. CONNECTS @South Shore (Coalition of Organizational, Neighborhood, Network Empowerment through Culture, Talent, and Spirituality) is a TSNW program designed to reduce violence among youth ages 12 to 24 in South Shore. Former IDHS Secretary, Dr. Carol Adams and current CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History will be honored during the launching of the company as a way to thank her for the pioneering spirit she brought to the Safety Networks program and its youth-oriented initiatives during her tenure with the department. "I am so proud that Ray of Hope Center of the Arts works as a member of CONNECTS @ South Shore to provide positive alternatives for youth and to not only show them, but also teach them legitimate economic development. These young people will learn the true power of their talents and that, in the words of Oscar Brown, Jr., if there ain't no business, there ain't no show,” said Dr. Carol Adams.

The aim is to initiate a cultural revolution of higher thinking so that youth and young adults can fully understand the important role they play in community and its development, and be empowered to use their voice to speak to the human spirit. “We believe this is possible through our transformative work in the arts,” said Eddie Jones, Vice President of Operations. The young executives involved in the company range in age from 16 – 29 years old and reside in, attend school, attend after school programs, or work in the South Shore community. “This is not just a record label, this is an unstoppable movement,” said 23-year old Cameron Jones, a member of the executive team of the company.

Innovative Media Group will officially launch on January 30, 2010 with its strong cross-generational message to help create a better community. For more information about Innovative Media Group or Ray of Hope Center of the Arts visit us at www.rayofhopearts.org or contact us at 773-947-0447.

Institute and Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest- see Christ the King.

International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry. Works with Bronzeville/Black Chicagoan Historical Society for archival and artifactual collections and exhibits on for example the Great Migration (Sherry Williams). Pat Bearden, P.O. Box 436937, 60643. isdsa@aol.com. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilissda.

Institute for Positive Living. Open Book program is a multifaceted after school program for young adolescents in which participants are engaged in activities that encourage the development of reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Marrice Coverson. 435 E. 35th St., 2nd floor. 60616. 773 924-9803. openbook@ameritech.net. http://www.openbookprogram.org.

The Iona Calhoun School of Ballet). http://www.theionacalhounschoolofballet.com. Particularly for children and youth- to allow students regardless of race, religion, or gender to experience and participate in ballet. Teaches other modes of dance also to the professional level, stressing creativity and integration of body, mind , and spirit but above all the discipline. Studios at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, 60649. A contract partner with the Center and Chicago Park District. IonaCalhounBalletschool@gmail.com. (312) 493-5698

Jazz Institute of Chicago. 410 S Michigan Ave, #943, Chicago, IL, 312 427-1676, Fax 312-427-1684. dan@jazzinchicago.org. Includes programs, major archiving, support, education including summer internships and stars in the parks. At Roosevelt University. http://www.jazzinchicago.org.

Jazz Jam presents Universal Jazz Jam this summer at Black United Fund, 1801 E. 71st St. 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 2 pm July and August 2008. Rev. Dr. C. Siddha Webber, 312 263-1649.

Jazz N' The Alley. Has put on jazz and jam programs in various locales us. Sat. afternoons and evenings-- Washington Park/Gd Blvd. neighborhood and in South Shore. Debra Cuzan, 3473 S. King Dr. Suite 504, 60653, 773 373-6900, cuzan@jazzinthealley.org. http://www.jazzinthealley.org.

Jazz Unites Inc. Jazz Unites Inc. seeks to expose jazz to communities and peoples. Includes major festival at South Shore Cultural Center 1st weekend in August (renamed the Geraldine and Eddie de Haas JazzFest Heritage Music Weekend), support of many other programs, artists and archiving/preservation. Founded by Geraldine de Haas, President Clarence Wilkinson. 2255 E. 75th st.., 60649. 773 734-2000. http://www.jazzunitesinc.org. jazzunitesinc@sbcglobal.net. NO FESTIVAL IN 2013.

Jelly is dedicated to promoting the art and joy of juggling around the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Woodlawn. With inter alia Woodlawn Collaborative, 6400 S. Kimbark.

Jim Fisher Development Center. An art and cultural center for children 6-14 years old. A full day summer program and after school. Jim and Evelyn McKeown, 6045 S. Indiana, 773 95-0950. jimevmck@sbcglobal.net. http://jimfisher8.tripod.com.

Just Talent. Ivan Stephens, PO Box 806002, 60680, 773 495-1339, ijs7@yahoo.com.

JONG MEA Cultural Arts Company. Bookstore and arts center. Ting Jiang. 217 W. Cermak Road. 60616. 312 225-1689.

Kidtek NFP. Youth developement organization dedicated to enhancing the technical literacy of school age youth. Serena Peralta, 253 E. 113th St., 60628, 773 326-0053, speralta@kidtek.org. http://www.kidtek.org.

Lake Meadow Art Fair (and music fest). 312 593-0230, http://www.LakeMeadows ArtFair.com. Occurs 3rd Saturday and Sunday of June in the shopping center, 35th and King.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts. 213 West Institute Place, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois 60610 | 312.649.4111. http://www.law-arts.org. Walks organizations through filings and much more.

Literacy Works (773 334-8255). http://www.litworks.org. Literacy Works trains over 750 volunteer tutors and literacy program staff each year and helps over 125 teen and adult learners in 50 organizations or programs citywide improve their reading skills. Collaborates with Woodlawn Collaborative at First Presbyterian, 6400 S. Kimbark. Teen and adult learners (mainly 16 to 60+) improve their writing skills, employment literacy, and family literacy skills, including basic and 2nd language, by attending Writers' Circle, Succeed with Literacy, and OK Learn, and Family Literacy Opportunities (FLO) workshops presented by Literacy Works at literacy programs and other programs serving low-income teens, adults, and families. Treats literacy as a basic right and an avenue to a rich, productive right.
Christine Kenny Exec. Dir. Literacy Works, c/o Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60660, 773-334-8255, info@litworks.org. http://www.litworks.org.

Little Skillet Productions. A vehicle that community focused organizations and businesses can use to effectively produce, broadcast and distribute their message. Training for those interested in learning the production aspects of media. Helps orgs to share their story with their community and a larger audience through technology. R. Ken Turner,1133 E. 83rd St. Ste. 138, 866 264-8374 or ?773 345-0559. http://www.littleskillet.com. info@littleskilletproductions.org. rkenbiz@littleskillet.com.

L'orisa Productions, Inc. An art education, management, and production company that focuses on developing and producing arts events and assisting artists (from various mediums) to develop, network, and present their work and share their expertise. Our motto is: Helping you develop your creative, artist spirit. L'orisa, P.O. Box 82152, Chicago. 312 616-9032. lpinc2001@yahoo.com.

Bill Lynch Gallery. In the restore Strand Hotel, 6321 S. Cottage Grove. (north of the Grand Ballroom).

M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Resident anchor arts partner at South Shore Cultural Center of the Chicago Park District, 7059 South Shore Drive. 773 256-1899, 773 604-1809?. Chicago's premiere tap dance representative. We are home to the world-renowned M.A.D.D. TAP performance company, the M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy and Jr. Corps. Classes and performance opportunities for ll ages. Large array of reasonably priced classes for all ages from as early as 3 years old, taught by such stars as founder Bril Barrett, Starinah Dixon, Ja'bowen Dixon and Jumaane Taylor. Drop in rates and private lessons available incl. by Wi-Fi. Can register online. We are also producers of the Chicago Tap Summit and various boot camps. tapacademy@maddrhythms.com, bril@maddrhythms.com. http://www.maddrhythms.com. GONE AT LEAST FROM SOUTH SHORE CULTURAL CENTER.

Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts. 1025 E. 79th St.60619 773 846-8180. New: 8701 S. Bennett, 773 768-8701 as of Sept. 22. http://www.mayfairacademy.net, mayfairdance@att.net.

African American Fine Arts Fair. Martin Group, 1507 E. 53rd St. jpmartingroup.com.

Madhi Theater Company of Harold Washington Cultural Center. 4701 S. King Dr. 773 317-8737. May have closed.

Mao Bi Chinese Language and Cultural Center. www.mao-bi.com, info@mao-bi.com, 630-729-0259. Programs at JCC? Register 773 753-3080.

Merit Music School of Chicago. Partners in UC Charter Woodlawn High School and Chicago High School for the Arts. Of course, classes independently at its spacious new studio. Licensee of Music Together. 38 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607. Main 312.786.9428, Student Services 312.676.3687. http://www.meritmusic.org.

Metropolitan Children's Orchestra and Ensemble (MACC). 4100 S. King, 60653, 773 924-1601. Instrumental instruction. Part of Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church.

Mies van der Rohe. http://www.miessociety.org. Or http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/Architects/VanDerRohe.html. At IIT, lots of links.

Mies van der Rohe http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/Architects/VanDerRohe.html and MvdR Society http://www.mies.iit.edu
Mies van der Rohe Society at Illinois Institute of Technology. Promotes Mies' legacy, restores the Mies masterpieces on the historic IIT campus, and reinforces Chicago's international reputation for architectural distinction. Programming promotes the IIT campus as a must See destination including for its bold new campus buildings by Rem Koolhaas and Helmut John. Justine Jentes, 10 W. 35th St., Suite 1700, 60616. 312 567-7146. jentes@iit.edu. http://www.mies.iit.edu.

Mijiza Art Gallery and Creativity Center. Mijiza, an East African name which means "she works with her hands," is an art gallery and woman's creativity center in Chicago. Women have the opportunity to attend workshops that rang from helping to find an oasis to working with leather. The art gallery is a revolving door of talent spanning from exquisite quilts to vibrantly colorful canvases to jewelry. Niambi Jaha, 1508 E. Marquette Rd., 60619. 773 324-7504. njaha@excite.com. ninosdelsol.com/archives/culture1/sights/njaha.html.

The Minianka Afrikan Drum and Dance Ensemble. To use the vehicle of Afrikan dance and drumming to teach the heritage and culture of Afrikan to historically underserved populations. This is accomplished through but not limited to research, classes, workshops and conferences. Renee Sutton-Finley, 1310 W. 73rd st. and 535 E. 55th ST. 60636. 883 615-3332, miniankachicago@yahoo.com. http://www.minianka.com.

More Power 2 Youth. Provide effective and efficient community -based assistance to youth and their families, and improve life skills and social skills by providing opportunities that encourage educational development, self-sufficiency, personal growth, and cultual enrichment. P. Jesus Patrick, 558 ? 75th St. 60619, 773 846-2566, inc.pen@gmail.com. http://www.morepower2youth.blogspot.com.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. 7127 S. Ellis Ave., 2nd floor, 60619. Joan Gray. (Presently at Gary Comer Center, performances often at Harris Center and at Du Sable Museum and Harris Theater),773 241-6080 x10, http://www.muntu.com. info@muntu.com. Artistic director Amaniyea Payne. Program contact Lynn Stevenson, lynn@muntu.com . Board chair Leana Flowers, Presidentr Joan Gray. Professional performances worldwide including at DuSable Museum. Comprehensive community arts programs serving thousands of youth and professionally training young and emerging artists. Lessons.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrates the human spirit through traditional and social African and African-American dance. Muntu's exuberant, authentic and progressive interpretive performances of contemporary and ancient African and African American dance, music, and folklore pulsate with the rhythms of the African and African-American world and for a unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. Programs offered by Muntu can be structured to meet many needs, in-school residencies, lecture demonstrations, ensemble performances, full performances, interactive instructional workshops, and artistic training.

This year, our Arts for Community Empowerment Program (ACE) served 3,000 children, teachers and parents in schools, park districts, shelters and community organizations throughout the City.
These programs provided uplifting experiences that helped children to learn about themselves and their own capacities to achieve. Through dance and music, This year, our Arts for Community Empowerment Program (ACE) served 3,000 children, teachers and parents in schools, park districts, shelters and community organizations throughout the City.
These programs provided uplifting experiences that helped children to learn about themselves and their own capacities to achieve. Through dance and music, participants gained information about the history and culture of a people.
Also featured was the December 2008 world premiere of the new African line dance, Muntu's Juggy Boogie Rock, the "Mujuboo Rock". This choreographic project was conceived by Amaniyea Payne with creative hip-hop infusion from several of the newest members of the company.
Highlights of the season included the world premieres of two exciting new works."N'Dage Mandingo", which premiered July 2008, was choreographed by Senegalese choreographer Babacar N'Diaye and included new musical arrangements by the Muntu Musicians. Muntu will break ground on its new facility at 47th and Greenwood in 2009. participants gained information about the history and culture of a people. Also featured was the December 2008 world premiere of the new African line dance, Muntu's Juggy Boogie Rock, the "Mujuboo Rock". This choreographic project was conceived by Amaniyea Payne with creative hip-hop infusion from several of the newest members of the company.
Highlights of the season included the world premieres of two exciting new works."N'Dage Mandingo", which premiered July 2008, was choreographed by Senegalese choreographer Babacar N'Diaye and included new musical arrangements by the Muntu Musicians. Muntu will break ground on its new facility at 47th and Greenwood in 2009.

National Association of Negro Musicians. Chapter 1 = Chicago Music Association (http://www.chgomusicassn.org) -NANM Chapter #1. 11551 S. Laflin St, PO 45053, Chicago, IL 60643. 773 568-3818, fax 773 785-5388. http://www.nanm.org.

National Jazz Museum. Aims to illuminate the musical, racial, cultural, economic and historic factors that created and continue to re-create Jazz. The institution aims to be an interactive, educational, and dynamic cultural center where local, national, and international visitors can experience this art form. 1727 S. Indiana Avenue, 60609. 312 663-3038. info@nationaljazzmuseum.org, http://www.nationaljazzmuseum.org.

National Stepping Society. Classes and dances including at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. 312 259-1443, http://www.nationalsteppers.com.

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum. 1801 S. Indiana Ave, 60609. 312 326-0270. http://www.nvvam.org. info@nvvam.org.

Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Publisher of the Journal of Ordinary Thought, NWA provokes dialogue and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in low income Chicago neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform work about their lives and in the process build communities valuing what's different. "Everyone is a Philosopher." Publishes quarterly The Journal of Ordinary Thought. Readings. Carrie Spitler, now at 1313 E. 60th St. 60637. 773 684-2742. editors@jot.org. http://www.jot.org. Neighborhood Writing Alliance/Journal of Ordinary Thought (http://www.jot.org, 773 684-2742). The principal South Side sites are King Branch Library 3636 S. King, and Hall Branch Library at 4801 S. Michigan, but Creative Writing Workshop classes occasionally at 1st Unitarian- call 773 363-5107. Groups meet in many locales including Hall Branch Library, 4801 S. Michigan 4:30-6. It also collaborates with museums such as Hyde Park Art Center in "Postcards" projects "Raising Questions and Generating Answers."
NWA Writing Group. A Hyde Park commercial writer's clinic. 773 684-2742 to see if still ongoing. www.inspirationforexcellence.com.

Nexus Foundation of Illinois. To provide girls from ages 6-18 with the skills to have healthy lifestyles. Dana Gill, 312 520-5449, gilldana@hotmail.com.

New Concept Theater. To give economic support to actors and stage managers. 2353 E. 70th Pl., 60649. 773 643-8485. Note, Marcus Nelson has passed. New director will be given as soon as known.

Oda- see The Gallery Oda.

The Odyssey Project of Civic Knowledge (http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu), University of Chicago. A free eight month course in humanities for adults at or below the poverty level, with transferable credit from Bard College in NY. (773 834-3929?). Amy Thomas Elder, Illinois Humanities Council, 17 N. State, Suite 1400 60602. 312 422-5580. amythomas@uchicago.edu. http://www.prairie.org/OdysseyProject.

ONLI Studios. An innovative multiglobal visual arts studio and advocate for positive growth in the fine arts. Visual expressions through fine art, illustration, animation, music, graphic novels, murals, original Rhythmistic artwork, event planning, art direction, and visual art education. We welcome custom assignments, commissions, and other freelance projects. ALSO PRODUCES THE BLACK AGE COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL. Turtel Onli, 1448 E. 52nd St, #468 60615, 773 726-1610. http://www.onlistudios.com. http://www.dablackage.blogspot.com.
And connected to The Gallery Oda on 71st st.
(qv)

Open Book. See Institute for Positive Living.

Organization of Black American Culture-Writer Workshop (OBAC-WW). We are a literary (writers) organization with a 40 year history, originally part of The Black Arts Movement. We strives to support and encourage nonfiction writers through a variety of programming and services. OBAC-WW, 950 E. 86th St., #101, Chicago, IL 60619. Phone: 773-610-5576. Brandi Barnes, Director. obacww@yahoo.com.

The Orphanage. 643 W. 31st St. 773 807-5157. http://www.theorphanage.org. Contemporary bands.

Osmosis- see Project Osmosis.

Our Black Ancestry. An online destination dedicated to finding, preserving, protecting and making available ideas, materials, information and services that help African-American people explore and appreciate their family history. Our mission is to honor the past as a platform for building the future - contributing to a legacy, not just of names dates and places but of family values. Sharon Morgan, 611 E. 41st St. 60653, 773 392-2261, smorgan@ourblackancestry.com.

Our Film Works. A media production and consulting organization. Yvonne Welbon, PO Box 497062, 773 288-7335, ywebon@yahoo.com. www.sistersincinema.com.

PAC-CY. Arts, cultural, and career awareness for youth in schools on the southside, northside and suburbs. LaNell Morgan, 5120 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Suite 210, 60615. 773 288-5167, PACCY210@aol.com.

P&M Studios. At Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park. Mentioned by Hooked on Drums as a partner at the park. No other information.

Partisan Arts International. An umbrella for many programs including Portal Lux headed by Marguerite Horberg (Hothouse fame) designed to create alternative, politically radical or aware arts spaces and programs and an activist -agenda serving arts movement in Bronzeville, all Chicago and beyond.

Peace in Woodlawn. Connects youth and combats violence, especially for Hyde Park Hight School students and in the area nwest of 67th/69th Stony through oral history, intergenerational connection/mentoring/activities. Gabriel Piemonte. peaceinwoodlawn.org, g.piemo@hpherald.com.

Phonebook, an alternative art spaces directory from three walls and Green Lantern Press. Two volumes. C. Picard et al editors. http://www.greenlanternpress.wordpress.com/tag/phonebook.

The Place Project. a coming together of the University of Chicago Arts + Public Life, Arts Incubator, Rebuild Foundation, and Theaster Gates to repurpose vacant properties to include art-making and other means of community and business rebuilding and resident engagement particularly but not limited to the Washington Park neighborhood. (Rebuild also works in other cities.) Announced in 2014 is The Place Project Lab, in the buildings east of the Incubator in the 300 block of E. Garfield.

Prairie Avenue Gallery. 1900 S. Prairie 60609, 312 842-4523.

Project Osmosis/Organization of Black Designers Chicago/Osmosis Education and Mentoring Initiative. email info@ProjectOsmosis. Helps kids with design field and lots more, working with After School Matters. To further design education for underserved minority youth- provides a unique understanding and appreciation of visual arts. Graphic design, architecture, fashion, interior design, multimedia. Maybe after school hours. Sited out of area- 207 E. Ohio #129, 60611 but activities in area. Contact Lisa Moran at 1740 W. 99th St, 60643. Bus. no. 312 933-0582, lisam@projectosmosis.org. http://www.projectosmosis.org.

Historic Pullman Foundation-http://www.pullmanil.org. Historic Pullman Foundation Business Office 614 E 113th Street, Chicago, IL 60628, Business Phone: (773) 785-8181, Fax: (773) 785-8182 Email: foundation@pullmanil.org. President- Simon Shymanski, VP- Cynthia Martin-McMahon.
Historic Pullman Visitor Center
Tours and Visitor Information (not a mailing address)
11141 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 785-8901

Pullman Civic Organization. Preserves the historic district and has activities. Tom Shepherd, 11319 S. Langley 60628, 773 928-3040, tomshepherd2001@yahoo.com. http://www.pullmanil.org.

Pullman State Historic Site. Linda Beierle Bullen, 11111 S. Forrestville 60628, 773 660-2341, sleepingcars@sbcglobal.net, palacecars@sbcgolbal.net. http://www.pullman-museum.org.

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum- see Randolph

Pullman Youth Organization. Ed de Leon, 11340 S. Champlain 60628, 312 865-4028, edd1964@aol.com.

A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. Bronzeville Historical Society is also involved in the Pullman Porter Museum.
David A. Peterson, Jr., President and Interim Executive Director.
10406 S. Maryland Ave., PO Box 6276,Chicago, IL 60680 (also given as 60628 without the PO Box)
Phone direct 773 331-6146, office 773 850-8580
Open 11-4 Thurs - Sat $5
www.aprpullmanmuseum.org

Ratcliffe-Hunter Galleries. ??? In Bronzeville.

Ray of Hope Center of the Arts [1818 E. 71st St. 773 947-0447] is a teen-focused multi-cultural arts organization that creates innovative programs and delivers authentic performances filled with positive messages that uplift people while transforming lives through the use of visual, media, and performing arts.
See more at Innovative Media Group.

Real Art Work Fine Art Alliance (info not found to date- 4455 S. King).

Rebuild-Foundation. A new program of Theaster Gates (Dorchester Project) to repurpose buildings to art ans social vibrancy and service in disinvested areas particularly those near Hyde Park. Includes Black Cinema House, 7200 S. Kimbark and related Dorchester Projects spaces and now its new HQ, Stony Island Arts Bank (qv in South Side Venues, below), 6760 S. Stony Island, Dorchester Adrt + Housing Collaborative 1456 E. 70th St., Archive House, 6918 S. Dorchester. Among other things it archives colections such as the John Johnson (Ebony..), Frankie Knuckles vinyls, art slide archive from U of C and more. Exec. Dir. Theaster Gates as of Aug. 1 2016- theaster@rebuild-foundation.org. rebuild-foundation.org.

Redclay Dance school and ensemble. http://www.redclaydance.com, info@redclaydance.com, vershawn@redclaydance.com. 1507 E. 53rd St.773 789-9238. Vershawn Sanders Artistic Director. Classes et al at Comer Center, 7200 S. Ingleside.

Rooms Productions. Relationship between artist an audience through language and live performance. Tod an Marrakesh Frugi, 645 W. 18th St and 1213 W. 18th St. 60616, 773 450-9016, marrakesh72@gmail.com.

Roots International Arts Alliance. African-centered research specializing in ancient Ethiopian history, including tours and a traveling exhibit. Barbara Miler or Imani Kali-Nyatt, PO Box 808764, 60680-3764. 773 268-1000, rootsinternational@sbcglobal.net. http://www.rootsinternational.net.

Seneke. Seneke is an ensemble of committed artists that skillfully teach and perform traditional forms of West African music, song and dance. Our mission is to educate as well as entertain audiences and our youth about the beauty and soulful artistry of traditional West African cultures. Sekou Conde, PO Box 277938, Riverdale IL 60827, 703 663-8957, senekeensemble@gmail.com. http://www.senekeensemble@gmail.com.

Sherwood Conservatory of Music. Includes some satellite classes. http://www.colum.edu/Sherwood_Conservatory/index.php.
For contacts: Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Chicago, IL 60605. Phone (312) 369-8852, fax (312) 369 8015 www.colum.edu/ccap. Program scope:

Silk Road Theatre Project. Out of Chicago Cultural Center Dept;. Cultural Affairs, it's citywide, often at Mandel Hall or International House, Fulton or Rockefeller. This project, fostered by YoYo Ma an many others, features works by playwrights and composers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean backgrounds. Education program in schools called "Myths of Drama." Malik Gilani, 680 S. Federal St. 60602. 312 857-1234 x202. info@srtp.org. http://www.srtp.org.

Sindeband Coffee Shop. 6431 S. Cottage Grove. 773 493-1126. Open Mic and more Tuesday and Friday evenings.

Sisters in Cinema- see Our Film Works.

South Chicago Art Center. Provides participants with opportunities to learn visual arts, free of charge, and in hope of providing performing arts and music instruction as well. A meeting place to discuss and explore ideas, to expand thoughts, to create intercultural awareness and to create alliances. sarah Ward, 3217 E. 91st St. 60617, 773 731-9287, sarah@happpyartcenter.org.

South Shore Community Art Center. No location or description found. Contact Jan Roberts, 4928 S. Washington Park Ct. 60615, 773 548-1232, rulejaro@aol.com.

South Shore Cultural Center. Chicago Park District's SSCC is a landmarked treasure, largely refurbished to its glory days as a country club, the Center is full of cultural, music, dance and arts programs and classes for children, youth and adults and a home for partnerships that often present free as well as ticketed events. A new partner is the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. Washburne Culinary Institute of City Colleges has a full kitchen and classes as well as the Parrot Cage Restaurant. In frequent use for weddings and other events. Andrea Adams, Center Director, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., 60649, 773 256-0149 or 0940. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. See list of cultural providers/partners in South Shore Cultural Center homepage, near bottom.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. Preparing its 6th concert (2009 and 2010) highlights from Porgy and Bess. Housed at and in partnership with the South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago Park District, and the Advisory Council of the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. Music Director Cornelius Johnson. President Mrs. Lillian King, 7321 S. South Shore Drive, 773 374-7769, fax 773 374-7789, email lgking@ameritech.net.
Goals: to make opera and musical theater more accessible to diverse Chicago audiences on the Southside and elsewhere; to enhance the lives of youth by offering music education and outreach programs; and to provide greater opportunities for diverse artists to perform in professional productions. Next performance June 2o. Auditions at the South Shore Cultural Center April 6-7 (reg. by April 3)- see in Art News.
Website http://www.southshoreopera.org. (Can leave off the www)
Dear Friends: Local operatic artists in Chicago have combined forces with the South Shore Cultural Center adn the Advisory Council of the Center to bring you the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. The Company has three main goals:

South Side Arts and Humanities Network. A program of the University of Chicago Humanities Division Civic Knowledge Project, SSAHN (The Network) leverages the intellectual, spatial and technological resources of the University of Chicago and the city to benefit small arts and humanities non-profit organizations on the South Side of Chicago. We work toward that goal by offering free networking events, roundtables, conferences, seminars, classes with the Graham School and other professional and nonprofit development, and space rental awards of up to $1,000. Joanie Friedman, 1115 E. 58th St. #418, 60637, 773 834-3929, joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://thenetwork.uchicago.edu, http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

South Side Coalition of Dancers- summer camp. Lauri Goux, 773 620-2887. At 5042 S. Wabash bldg. 2. $400. Our goal is to offer programming that will be safe, fun and educational. This program will inspire participants to be their best, learn something new, increase self esteem and self awareness, develop an appreciation for culture and perform throughout the summer. CSCD will offer dance classes, mentorship, trips, performance opportunities, classes for male rights of passage in traditional drumming and recreational activities. More at Spiritwing Dance Ensemble.

South Side Community Art Center. 3831 S. Michigan Ave. 773 373-1026. In the heart of Bronzeville, the Center, founded by Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs and dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt, grew out of the WPA Federal Arts Project. The SSCAC's mission is to provide art instruction to children and adults, as well as offer exhibition space for Chicago artists. It also serves as a major historical resource for African-American artists and museums around the country, and recently was recipient of a American Express/National Trust grant. Executive Director Masequa Myers. Creative Dir. Raymond Thomas. Program - Clinton Nichols, cnichols@southsidecommunityartcenter.com. 3831 S. Michigan Ave. 60653. 312 489-6298. http://www.southsidecommunityartcenter.com.
A new website is given - http://www.sscartcenter.org.

Southside Family Chamber Orchestra. Familiarizes young people with the music and musical instruments of a symphony or chamber orchestra at a early age. Is composed of multi-cultural and multi-generational members. 4017 S. Drexel Blvd, 60653. 773 874-2128. http://www.grantmame.org/ssfco.htm.

South Side Free Music Program (SSFMP). Founded by Noah Moskowitz to counter a dearth of music opportunities on the South Side, particularly in schools. Partners 32 UC students with over 60 area elementary an high school students at KLEO Community Life Center (west of Washinton Park), Sexton Elmentary in West Woodlawn, and Goodspeed Hall (UC Music Dept.). Its purpose is also to better link communities with the University and its resources. Rhythm and audio production are among means used to reach the children. Contact or sign up through their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodlawn-Free-Music-Program/129364237125898.

South Side Projections. A new nonprofit that presents films throughout the South Side. Check them out at 2011 HP Jazz Festival in I House venue. http://www.facebook.com/southsideprojections.

Southside Solidarity Network. Works to foster a more equitable and substantive relationship between the University and the surrounding South Side community. Organizes a spring arts festival called Art in Action. Hannah Jacoby, 5630 S. University, 109A, 60637. 406 600-1090. hwjacoby@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu.

Spiritwing (Spirit Wing) Dance Ensemble (see also at South Side Coalition of Dancers). Professional modern dance company providing performance and educational programs teaching Katherine Dunham Technique. Includes programs/performances at DuSable Museum and other local venues. Laurie Goux, 5616 S. Honore St. 60636, 773 620-2887. spiritwingdance@msn.com. http://www.spiritwingdance.com.

Steelelife Gallery. A fine arts gallery located in historic Bronzeville near the Harold Washington Cultural Center and a leader of the emerging Bronzeville gallery district. Hosts exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artists of the African Diaspora. Bryant Johnson. 4655 S. King Dr. 2nd Fl. 60653. 773 538-4773. steelelife@aol.com.

(Univ. of Chicago) Student Composer Alliance. Noah Moskowitz- noahmosk@uchicago.edu. Builds performing coalitions of composers and performers throughout the South Side.

Stony Island Arts Bank. 6760 S. Stony Island. Venue and org. by The Rebuild Foundation (q.v.) Houses site-specific gallery installations, performance, artist and scholar quarters and studios, classes, screenings (with Black Cinema House), Chicago Defender photo archive, Charlie Knuckles record Collection cafe and more. Theaster Gates and Ken Stewart (exec dir of Rebuild). rebuild-foundation.org.

Studio One Dance Theatre. Partners with North Kenwood/Oakland UC Charter school. Teaches and mentors youth, adults dance (ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap) and much more. Performance ops. 1849 W. 95th St. 60643, 773) 239-7190. http://www.studioonedancetheatre.com.

Teen Nation. Our mission is to facilitate the educational and artistic development of at-risk youth between the ages of 11-21, of all races, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds that aspire to have careers in the arts. Dee Moore, 4235 S. Prairie, 60637, 773 538-5877, teennation200@yahoo.com.

The 33 Collective Gallery. An artist-owned and operated Chicago gallery. To provide exhibition opportunities to dedicated emerging and established artists, embracing culturally diverse perspectives and supporting innovative and experimental media. Kimberly M. Harmon, 1029 W. 35th St., 3rd floor, 60609, belikewater360@yahoo.com. http://www.33collective.com.

The 5 After 7 Project. A collaborative of diverse musicians residing in the Chicagoland areas. Thought-provoking music from jazz to classical. Saalik Ziyad, 773 957-4374, sziyad@the5after7project.com. http://www.the5after7project.com.

Theater as Weapon is a community-wide creative educational program that explores injustice and marginalization through performance art.

Tour Black Chicago. Since 1990, TBC has provided services for domestic and international travelers. We take you on an expedition through a town where the Black population has grown from 77 to 2 plus million, where some of the most profitable black-owned companies are headquartered, where so much energy is spent fighting nightmares that very little is left to follow dreams, where the "Promised Land" hasn't always been promised. 5616 S. Prairie 60637. 773 684-9034. tbchgo@ameritech.net, http://www.tourblackchicago.com/.

Universal Alley Jazz Jam Series (Jam Jam). At Black United Fund, 1801 E. 71st St. nearly every Saturday at 2-8 pm July and August. Rev. Dr. C. Siddha Webber, 312 263-1649. http://www.bufi.org - has no information on the jam series.

Upbeat Music. Private lessons various kinds of instruments. 3000 S. Wentworth 60616. 312 862-5896. info@upbeatmusicchicago.com. http://www.upbeatmusicchicago.com.

Urban Aspirations. Young Natives Student Jam Sessions is one of their programs, summer and school year. "Young Natives" Student Jam Sessions is an open jam session for Chicago area student jazz musicians from elementary to college.
Ages elementary-young adults perform in various venues throughout the year. Urban Aspirations enters into partnerships with various civic organizations,
which are amenable to network unknown Chicago artists, provide free rehearsal space and venues to help artists with all aspects of their craft.
Thus, allowing the artists to work on new ideas as well as build upon existing ones.
Purpose:
The purpose of Urban Aspirations’ is to allow unknown local music artists an opportunity to generate a presence, increase their fan-base, and promote their music in the various communities that make up the diverse parts of the City of Chicago through partnerships with various organizations within Chicago. Urban Aspirations is looking forward to continuing an ongoing relationship with Chicago’s four major municipal institutions such as the Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago and the Chicago Park District in order to continue to bring accessible, quality and intelligent entertainment to Chicago’s inner-city communities.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Urban Aspirations is to assist in facilitating the aspirations of Chicago’s urban artists through partnerships with the Chicago Park District, City Colleges of Chicago, private and corporate organizations that allow aspiring artists to create, develop, enhance, and promote their music within the urban community and environment.
***Urban Aspirations has now extended it's website to all local Chicago performing artists on "our artists" page. Please contact marcus@urbanaspirations.org for details.***
Urban Aspirations, 28 East Jackson # 10 B843, Chicago, IL 60604.
http://urbanaspirationsfromthemouthsofbabes.blogspot.com (that website currently has events. More general, though partial website at http://www.urbanaspirations.org.

Urban Life- See Chicago Center.

Voices International Inc. Multifaceted mentoring for female adolescents primarily in the greater Englewood neighborhood. Project activities including cultural and educational events foster leadership and camaraderie, enhance self-concept, self-esteem and optimism, service, academic skills, attainment of short and long-term goals, and exposure to cultural and community resources. Specialized tutoring, international correspondence, parent workshops. Josephine Ansah, PO Box 1745 60690?, 5421 S. Michigan, #2N 60615. 773 259-3167. jansah76@yahoo.com. http://www.usingourvoices.org.

Voices and Visions- see Woodlawn Voices and Visions

Washington Park Conservancy. Hopes to expand beyond stewardship of the natural areas and habitat of the park and beautification into cultural offerings. Madiem Kawa, 773 203-3418, sunshineon11@gmail.com.

Washington Park Camera Club meets Tuesdays at 7. Washngton Park Fieldhouse, 5531 S. King Dr. http://www.washingtonparkcameraclub.org.

What the Traveler Saw store, 1508? E. 55th St. in the Hyde Park Shopping Center courtyard. Laurel Stradford.

White Box Gallery, 359 E. Garfield, in the Arts Block.

The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. May be closed. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.

Partners: 64th Street Print Studio, Art Should, Community Jam, Dayna Kris Studio, Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Kalapriya Indian Dance Studio, Literacy Works, MAGIC Metropolitan Area Group Igniting Civilization), Platypus Affiliated Society, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Solidarity Network, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash! Chicago, Students for a Democratic Society, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, UT/TAPS (University Theater Teaching Lab), Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

Woodlawn Free Music Progam- see South Side Free Music Program.

Woodlawn Voices and Visions Project, The Woodlawn. A program that teaches journalism and videography skills to high school-aged kids mostly from Woodlawn who will use those skills to interview elders from the community and create a history of the neighborhood through the eyes of the residents. http:/www.woodlawnvoices.org. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-woodlawn-voices-and-visions-project. gabrielpiemonte@gmail.com. gabrielpiemonte.com. 773 540-8370.

World Folk Music Company. 1808 W. 103rd St. http://www.worldmusiccompanay.com. Hosts artists performances.

Young Entrepreneurs and the Arts. Teaches business development skills to street and homeless teens. Katriel, PO Box 490723, 60649, 773 954-5876, katriel_email@yahoo.com.

Young Natives student jazz jam and sit in sessions. See Urban Aspirations.

Zamir Productions. New filmmakers. Have already been screened by Doc Films.

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A larger list of galleries and venues on the South Side outside Hyde Park.

The Zhou Brothers has a new major art manufactory and gallery in the old Spiegel hq, 35th and Morgan. 1029 W. 35th. 87,000 sq. ft. It's fast becoming a major and chic art center in Chicago. Raises stipend money for struggling artists and arts organizations. Third Fridays- reception and artists at work. Note, big public events/bashes are suspended due to police interference. Updated and larger in the Cultural Calendar page.

32ndandurban gallery in Bridgeport. 3201 S. Halsted. Th-F 5-9, Sat 12-6. Bridgeport Art Walk Sun. Oct .21.

The 33 Collective Gallery. Artist-owned and operated in the Bridgeport district. Provides exhibition opportunities to dedicated emerging and established artists. Embraces culturally diverse perspectives and supports innovative and experimental media. Kimberly M. Harmon. 1029 W. 35th St., 3rd Floor, 60609. 312 671-4673. belikewater360@yahoo.com. http://www.33collective.com.

47th St. Marketplace. 4655 S. King. Sn 12-5;30, Tu-Sat 11-5:30.

4Art Inc. 1932 S. Halsted, Unit 100. Tu-Sat 10-6. A highly recommended collective.

Africa International House, 6200 S. Drexel. aihusa.org. 773 720-0050.

AKArama. 6220 S. Ingleside.

Arts Incubator Washington Park - soon to open with exact name at 55th and Prairie. Theaster Gates director.

Beverly Art Center. 2407 W. 111th St.

Bing. A place to browse or buy fine art/books, for events and light refreshments by the Arts Incubator. 307 E. Garfield Blvd. Chris Salmon (formerlyof O'Gara and Wilson) and Theaster Gates.

Black Cinema House. Part of Rebuild Foundation and Dorchester Projects (qv). Theaster Gates. 7200 S. Kimbark. Screens films, clips and festivals about black experience. http://www.blackcinemahouse.org. rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com/black-cinema-house. blackcinemahouse@rebuild-foundation.org.

Blanc gallery. 4445 S. King Dr. 773 954-4394. http://www.blancchicago.com.

The Bronzeville (Community) Clubhouse, 3847 S. Giles (1 blk west of King)

Bronzeville Coffee House. 528 E. 43rd Street.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. Harold L. Lucas, President and CEO. 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Suite One East, Chicago, Illinois 60653, Tel # 773-373-2842, E-Mail: visitbronzeville@gmail.com, Revamped Web site portal: http://www.bviconline.info. Remember that Bronzeville Visitor Information Center programs are designed inclusively to enrich and enhance the quality of life for all Bronzeville residents. BVIC programs also attract visitors world wide who are interested in exploring the authentic cultural experiences of the historic Bronzeville community, "a city within the city" of the great northern city of Chicago.

Jacob Carothers Center, 700 E. Oakwood.

Chicago Art Department gallery. 1837 S. Halsted. Mon-Thurs 7-10. "The Art of Games."

Chicago Public Art Group.

Chicago State University's President's Gallery. 9501 S. ML King.

Chicago Urban Art Society. Works with Chicago Public Art Group, Urban gateways, and the mega galleries. In the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing District, 2003 S. Halsted. http://www.chicagourbanartsociety.org.

Chinese American Museum of Chicago. 238 W. 23rd St. 312 949-1000.

Christ the King, Shrine/Institute of. 6401 S. Woodlawn. Monthly 2 pm concerts by Amadeus Quartet and others- Hidden Treasures of Classical Music. http://www.classicalconcerts.org.

City-Life Restaurant and Lounge, 712 E. 83rd St, 773 723-670. Live jazz with June Yvon and The Mixed Ingredients Sundays 9-1.

Co-Prosperity sphere. 3201 S. Morgan. 100 Paintings Show by Lumpen Arts Collective.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book And Paper Arts. 1104 S. Wabash 2nd floor.

Columbia College A+D Gallery, 619 S. Wabash. Hokin Gallery

cyt O Gallery, 1932 S. Halsted. www.cytogallery.com.

Disporal Rhythms. Collectors' group. 436 E. 47th St.

Dorchester Projects at 67th and Dorchester. Theaster Gates. http://www.rebuild-foundation.org and google Dorchester Projects and Theaster Gates.

Dubhe Carreno. 1841 S. Halsted. Tues-Sat. 11-5. Contemporary ceramic art.

EP Theater in Pilsen on South Halsted.

eta Creative arts. Gallery, classes, and performance. 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue. 773 752-3955. Nancy McKeever, Board President. Director Abena Joan P. Brown. William Calhoun: Colors in Retrospective, New Works.

Experimental Station. 6100 S. Blackstone. Usually co-presents in other venues, but has classes and projects there. 6100 S. Blackstone.

Extension experimental architecture space. 1835 S. Halsted.

EXPgallery, 726 W. 18th.

Faie African Art. 4317 S. Cottage Grove. 773 268-2889. http://www.faieafricanart.com. Tu-F 2-6:30, Sat 10:30-5:30. Discussion Groups by Faye Edwards 4th Wednesdays 6-8. 2-year-old gallery of Faye Edwards carries traditional masks and sculptures and fine contemp. African, A-A, Diasporan, Haitian artists.

Gallery Guichard. Has moved to an expansive artists lofts site at 436 E. 47th St. 773 971-7003. andreguichard@yahoo.com. http://www.galleryguichard.com.
Now has a section in DuSable Museum.

The Gallery Oda. On E. 71st St. thegalleryoda@gmail.com. Includes a pop-up program along 71st St. in conj. w. south Shore Chamber.

Galvin Library at Illinois Institute of Technology. 35 W. 33rd St. http://www.iit.edu/.

Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash. Part of Columbia College gallery.

God's Gang Collective. Contact 773 213-6992, http://godsgang1.net.

Grand Ballroom, 6357 S. Cottage Grove Avenue.

Grass Roots Art. Ollie Dantzler, director. 8048 S. Escanaba, Chicago, IL 60617. http://www.yourgrassroots.net

Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive. Now part of the City Colleges.

William Hill Gallery, 6431 S. Dorchester. The William Hill Fine Art Sculpture Garden is a 5,000 square foot garden space dedicated to the education of inter-generational groups in the cultural arts, fine gardening an healthy eating. It has connections with Chinatown. williamhillgallery.com.

House of Africa, Inc. http://www.houseofafricaskc.com. Sarah Kuenyefu-Searcy and Joseph Searcy, skuenyefu@houseofafricaskc.com. 1510 E. 63rd St.. 773 3246858, Fax 773 324-6859.

IIT- See Galvin Library, Kemper Room (art exhibits), and Mies van der Rohe.

Jazz N the Alley N the Valley. Summer outdoor jazz and blues at an old-time venue: Jazz N the Alley N the Valley behind 641 E. 47th. 312 263-1649.

CLOSED. Jokes and Notes. 4641 S. King, 773 373-3390. A Black comedy club in Bronzeville. Weds open mic, Thurs talent and variety with spoken word, stand-up and singing. Saturday jazz too(7:30-9:30 $10. Fri and Sat comedy! 8:30, 10:30 $20. Suns jazz 6-9 $10. Note, 2 drink minimum. http://www.jokesandnotes.com.

Kemper Room Gallery at Illinois Institute of Technology's Galvin Library, 35 W. 33rd St. Mon-Th 12-10, Fr 12-5, sat 8:30-5, Sun 2-10. http://art.itt.edu.

K.L.E.O Community Family Life Center (also arts). In Washington Park neighborhood c. 500 E. Garfield.

Kristoffer's Cafe and Bakery. Thursday evenings from 7 live Jazz ex. Kells Nottenberger and Sandbox Trio, 1733 S. Halsted. 312 829-4150.

Logsdon 1909 Gallery, 1909 S. Halsted. By Appointment.

The Lumpen Version Art Festival various times of year. www.versionfest.com.

Bill Lynch Gallery in the restored Strand Hotel, 6321 S. Cottage Grove.

Mijiza Art Gallery and Creativity Center. Niambi Jaha, 1508 E. Marquette Road, 60609. 773 324-5704, njaha@excite.com.

mn gallery. 3524 S. Halsted.

Moka Gallery, 1825 S. Halsted. Tu-Sat 11 am-6 pm. Myra Mickler Moss- gourd arts.

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana. In Defiance of Tradition: Works on Paper. www.nvvam.org.

New Apartment Lounge, 504 E. 75th St. Hangout and jamming place for Von Freeman etc. Tuesdays after 10. 773 483-7728.

Nichole2 Gallery, 4653 S. King Dr. 312 787-7716. Tu-Sat 11-5. In the revitalized Bronzeville Center.
Nichole Smith's 2nd space is currently featuring not only Haitian and other Caribbean art but that of Africa, specifically Nigeria and Zimbabwe. See also Steele Life, Gallery Guichard in South Side Art Outside the Hyde Park Box (below) and Cultural Resources page-Galleries. 773 373-4700.

No Coast Collective, 1500 W. 17th at Lafflin. 312 850-2338.

NU Stage Theater, 500 E. 67th St. 773 493-0901. Poetry, Jazz etc. all nights of week. Weekly Fun(d)raiser. Mon,-Staged comedy 7, 8, 9:30 $5. Tues. Stand Up Comedy open mic or featured a 7, 8, 8:30, 9:30 $5. Wednesday Poetry Slam prizes at 7, 8:30 $5. That part CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE?

The Gallery Oda. On E. 71st St. thegalleryoda@gmail.com. Includes a pop-up program along 71st St. in conj. w. south Shore Chamber.

Pilsen Photo Group- contact visioncity@yahoo.com. http://www.pilsenphotgroup.org.

Prairie Avenue Gallery. 1900 S. Prairie 60609. 312 842-4523.

The Quarry. 2423 E. 75th St. at Phillips. Restaurant, banquet hall, event hall, art gallery (incl. from Gallery Guichard)

A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. Bronzeville Historical Society is also involved in the Pullman Porter Museum.
David A. Peterson, Jr., President and Interim Executive Director.
10406 S. Maryland Ave., PO Box 6276,Chicago, IL 60680 (also given as 60628 without the PO Box)
Phone direct 773 331-6146, office 773 850-8580
Open 11-4 Thurs - Sat $5
www.aprpullmanmuseum.org

Rebuild-Foundation. A new program of Theaster Gates (Dorchester Project) and Michelle Olson to repurpose buildings to art ans social vibrancy and service in disinvested areas particularly those near Hyde Park. Includes Black Cinema House. 6901 S. Dorchester (moved to 67? Kimbark and related Dorchester Projects spaces and now its new HQ, Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island. Exec. Dir. Ken Steward. rebuild-foundation.org.

Stony Island Arts Bank. 6760 S. Stony Island. Venue and org. by The Rebuild Foundation (q.v.) open to the public from October 6 2015 (Tuesday-Saturday or Sun. Housing site-specific gallery installations, The John Johnson Libradry (Ebony/Jet), Charlie Knuckles record Collection (House + DJ), performance, University of Chicago Art History glass slide collecion, artist and scholar carols, quarters and studios, cafe and more. Theaster Gates and Ken Steward (exec dir of Rebuild). rebuild-foundation.org.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions. New, important. 2130 W. 21st St.

Room 43 club. Room 43. 1039 E 43rd St. (773) 285-2222. Includes blues and jazz including HP Jazz Society Sunday night roster. Mr. Bowden.

Shrine of Chist the King Sovereign Priest. 2nd Sunday concerts at 3 feature seldom performed Baroque etc. works. 6401 S. Woodlawn. http://www.classicalconcerts.org.

South Shore Cultural Center Gallery, 7059 South Shore Drive.
7059 South Shore Drive. 773 256-0949 or 0149. Open daytime, closed Sundays.
South Shore Cultural Center. 7059 S. Shore Drive. Lots- look in South Shore. Call the Center for schedule of gala openings.

South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. 773 373-1026. Free. W-F12-5, Sats 9-5, Sun 2-5.

South Side YMCA has occasional music.

South Union Arts Center 1352 S. Union Ave. One of many of these that have performance and art-making nights. Bands. Enjoy it before it's torn down in the fall.

Spoken Word Cafe, 4655 S. King Dr. 773 373-2233. M-Th 9-6, Fri 9-4, Sats 12-6. Poetry readings and live music incl. underground hip-hop, R&AB, jazz, performance. The house drink is a latte known as "Bronzeville Blues."

Steelelife Gallery, 4655 S. King Dr. Tues.-Fri. 12-8, Sat. 12-6. 773 538-4773. Diverse pieces for sale also, including works by owner Bryan Johnson's works.

(coming:) Stony Island Art Bank. 6760 S. Stony Island.

TEAzzz jazzy tea bar. 125 E. 27th St. 60653. Contact A.J. Wright, ajwright@ajwright.com. http://blog.teazzz.info. 312 794-5700. M-F 8-5.

Carter G. Woodson Regional Library Vivian C. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature- the largest and arguably best in the Midwest.

Vespine Gallery and Studios. 1907 S. Halsted.

Zhou B(rothers) Art Center and Foundation. 1029 W. 35th St. huge! Pay attention to this one and its specials! Including in-residence Rhett Johnson.

Pilsen Gallery Crawl. Every second Friday, 5-10 pm. Just go to 18th and Halsted.

Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education. 205 W. Randolph, suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60606. 312 922-0440. http://www.urbangateways.org.

White Box Theater. In the Arts Block at 359 E. Garfield.

The Woodlawn Collaborative. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Interested in joining us? Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals. cmkearney12@gmail.com.