Arts For All Fundraiser
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Arts For All Fundraiser

Come enjoy an evening of one act plays, courtesy of The Calamity, with all money raised going to support Arts For All’s Chicago satellite program! Arts For All provides accessible artistic opportunities to children in the New York City and Chicago areas who face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to build self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children.

A cash donation of any amount ($10 suggested) gets you an evening of one act plays by Ross Compton, Laura Stratford, and Cara Winter, as well as treats and drinks and the knowledge that you’re helping make the arts more accessible to Chicago children. Come join us!

www.arts-for-all.org

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Solo Crowd Year One: Book Launch
Mar
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Solo Crowd Year One: Book Launch

Join your favorite storytellers as we celebrate the release of their first book!

Highlights from Solo Crowd's first year of YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE MORE, their recurring solo performance salon, and REANIMATE, their mixed-media exhibit, have been edited and compiled into one gorgeous volume.

Tickets are $20 at the door, which includes a copy of SOLO CROWD: YEAR ONE and unlimited drinks for the evening.

Come enjoy live performances, free drinks, and a celebration of stories at the beautiful Chicago Art Department, presented in association with The Calamity (thecalamity.org). 

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CAD Crystal Ball
Apr
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

CAD Crystal Ball

SAVE THE DATE!

On April 9, the Chicago Art Department will host Crystal Ball, a fundraising event playfully themed around predicting the future for our artists, community, and audience. There will be food, drinks, music, an auction, fortune and tarot card readings, site-specific installations by Chicago artists, and of course, a ball drop! 

More details to come.

About CAD:
Located in the historic Fountainhead building on South Halsted in Pilsen, CAD works with 7000 square-feet of studio, gallery, and event space. Our shared studio spaces are a laboratory for painters, printers, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, designers, and performing artists, among others. Through relationships with community members and youth organizations, CAD often hosts partnership programs, workshops, and events. We work to bring artists from all over Chicago to Pilsen, to engage with their practice while intersecting with fellow artists and organizations from the neighborhood and the larger contemporary art community. We do this all to cultivate new and exciting conversations, and to enrich Chicago’s cultural landscape.
 

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The Kinematics Friend and Fundraiser
Mar
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Kinematics Friend and Fundraiser

Friends, we are very, very, very excited to invite you to an upcoming event celebrating The Kinematics' first (and only) two productions. 

Truth. We're calling the gig a "friend and fundraiser," but more than anything we're just looking forward to having a good time with people we enjoy and sharing a bit about this one-time collective and the amazing work that we're producing. There's no hat-passing/paddle-raising/suggested-entry-fee/nothin. We won't judge you if you just show up and eat our snacks. 

Admission to the event IS ABSOLUTELY FREE. So come. Hang out. Enjoy free performances, free music, free snacks, free dancing, free good times, and very cheap drinks.

There will be:
DRINKS
SNACKS
MUSICS
ARTS
DANCINGS
RAFFLES
AUCTION ITEMS
FRIENDS

"Love to guys, but I've got a show that night! (emoji of a heart, emoji of a stage, emoji of your very full planner)"
COME WHENEVER. We know you're amazing and busy. That's why we love you. Stupid. Come before your other dumb art stuff or after your other dumb art stuff. (but if you really can't make it, you're still our favorite)

"Oooo, sounds fun, but I'm a starving artist. (emoji of ramen, emoji of a blood bank, emoji of a tear-stained ATM receipt)"
NOPE. IT'S FREE. AND YOU GET FREE SNACKS. And really, the drinks are like crazy cheap and plentiful.

"I'll catch the next Kinematics event. (emoji of the future)"
THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER ONE. Seriously. This is a one-time collective producing two dope shows. There aren't other friend/fundraising opportunities. This is it. 

"Ugh... but Pilsen is hard to get to. (emoji of you being wrong)"
PILSEN IS NOT HARD TO GET TO. There are like 50 Chicago community areas not on the Blue or Red line. 49 of them are spectacular. Mount Greenwood is not spectacular. CTA-ing to Pilsen is actually easier than you think, and there's plenty of parking in the area. Or, it's the 90s. Use your ride-sharing app of choice.

That's it, that's all.

Thanks for considering.

You're the best.

Like. Really sexy snacks.

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