It’s all about the Arts this fall in Chicago. Dance, live music, comedy- there’s something for everyone. No excuses. Get up, get out and enjoy. Here are 5 Events You Should Look for in November:
November 4 and 5- Colors: A Soulful Experience- Chicago Cultural Center- 78 E. Washington Street
Edited from City of Chicago website:
A new choreographic work by Joshua L. Ishmon (of Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Productions) with original composition and live music by Sam Trump, this urban collaboration of dance and music will revisit Chicago’s rich history through expressions of color. This world premiere production incorporates diverse contemporary dance styles including footwork, and hip hop and includes the work of guest artists such as Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center.
FREE ADMISSION- Donations Accepted Doors open at 6:00; Showtime- 6:30 pm
This is a great lead in for Deeply Rooted Productions 20th Anniversary Celebration in December. More to come…
November 12- Black and Brown at Currency Exchange Café featuring Salsa con Soul- 305 E Garfield Blvd
Salsa lovers- this ones for you. Chicago-based band Salsa con Soul will be performing live at Currency Exchange Cafe. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. And if you’ve been wanting to learn- a free salsa dance workshop starts at 7:00pm.
November 18-20- Hyde Park Arts Festival
Connect Hyde Park Arts Festival (HPAF) is a free three-day event combining visual + performing art, designed objects, film, music, fashion and literary culture. The event is an effort to connect Hyde Park to Chicago’s larger arts community. Three distinct exhibition spaces will be featured and multiple storefronts and restaurants including Sir & Madame and A10 are among the participants. HPAF includes live performances, DJs, independent film programs, and pop up experiences. Kudos to Eric Williams of the Silver Room, brainchild and co-sponsor of this event. For more details, visit http://www.connecthydepark.com
November 19- Chi-City Comedy Jam- Arie Crown Theater- 8 pm
Ok. Arie Crown Theater. We see you. Lately you’ve been doing your thing.
Saturday Nov. 19, Arie Crown is hosting the Chi-City Comedy Jam featuring Corey Holcomb, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Dominique, and Red Grant and Just Nesh.
Real talk. This should be good. Get your laugh on. Tickets at www.ariecrown.com.
November 18-20 Dance Theatre of Harlem – Auditorium Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Auditorium Theatre with the Midwest premiere of System, a new ballet by choreographer Francesca Harper with music by American composer John Adams performed live. Social issues of the day (race, gender and economics) will be explored. The program also includes Robert Garland’s Brahms Variations and Nacho Duato’s Coming Together. Visit http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org for more details.