Weekly Update from the Alderman – June 1, 2018

 

Dear neighbor,

Today we welcomed an outstanding new business to Bryn Mawr with the opening of Edgewater Playhouse. Edgewater Playhouse at 1048 W. West Bryn Mawr is owned and operated by Jessica Skipitaris, who taught gymnastics at the Broadway Armory for many years. The business offers tumbling, gymnastics, and active play for kids from 18-months-old to 5-years-old, as well as hosting birthday parties. Edgewater Playhouse is a great addition to Bryn Mawr and for the families of our community. Stop by their open house this Sunday from 12-1 or visit this summer.

This morning I met at Senn High School with over a hundred student participants from the BAM (Becoming A Man) program to celebrate the completion of this year’s program. BAM’s counseling and mentorship program has had a positive impact on the lives of the young men who participate in the program. My goal is to continue to expand this outstanding program to all of our local schools and add the WOW (Working on Womanhood) program for young women of our community.

Tomorrow will be a busy day in our neighborhood. I invite you to run with me, my daughter Katie and 600 neighbors in the 2nd annual Dim Sum and Then Sum 5k along Argyle Street sponsored by Chinese Mutual Aide Association. The run will start at 8 am at Argyle and Sheridan and will head east to our lakefront. Proceeds from the run go to fund the many important programs offered by Chinese Mutual Aide.

The Edgewater Yard Sale is tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm throughout Edgewater. Over 100 neighbors will be participating and selling their items that need a new home. It is a great opportunity to get out and visit with neighbors and maybe pick up a book, something for your house, or something to take to the beach this summer.

Tomorrow afternoon Pivot Arts will be kicking off their season of art throughout the community with a parade from Senn Park to the back of Senn High School. The parade will start at 3:30 pm. Stop by a check out the parade and visit Pivot Areas website, http://pivotarts.org/festival/, to see their many summer programs.

Next Tuesday, June 5th I will be chairing a City Council Public Safety committee meeting on Police Reform and Accountability. The meeting is at 6:30 pm at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave., and we will be discussing four ordinances before the City Council that are focused on providing civilian oversight to the Chicago Police Department. This will be the 5th hearing on this matter and I welcome you to join me for this important meeting.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you at one of the many events going on in the neighborhood.
Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward

The Cochran building held its ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening yesterday

The Cochran building at 1127 West Granville is immersed in the arts – from the mosaics featured on its façade and three 20’ x 20’ public art murals dominating its eastern exterior wall to the first-floor gallery space and multiple studios for the Chicago Mosaic School. The four-story building, owned by Bob and Rae Ann Cecrle, has ten apartments and will be a great addition for the neighborhood.

CTA Substation Work at Ardmore/Broadway
Dates: 
Monday, March 5 through Friday, June 1, 2018
Location: CTA substation at 5847 N. Broadway Street
Work Days/ Hour: 7am to 3:30pm, daily
Work Activity: Excavation & Micropile Installation
Potential Impacts to Local Residents: 

  • The alley behind 5847 N. Broadway between Ardmore Avenue and Thorndale Avenue, along with the CTA building and the Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitary Building will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • There will be some noise while work is being performed due to truck activity such as beeping from back up alarms and due to equipment necessary for excavation.

If there are any questions or concerns about the work activity, contact LaTrice Phillips-Thompson at 312-681-2709.

Woodruff Arcade (6351-67 N Broadway) Development

  • Flaggers will remain on site at all times during construction hours assisting with deliveries and pedestrian safety.
  • Starting Tuesday, June 5 the Earth Retention System (ERS) begins.
ComEd Project

Hollywood and Sheridan has been put on hold. All lanes should be open to vehicular driving. When a future start date is announced, we will inform all via our newsletter. Project start date tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.

EARC Block Club Rezoning Request

In an effort to maintain the unique characteristics of the EARC neighborhood, a request was made from the EARC Block Club to look into the possibility of rezoning the area bounded by Foster, Bryn Mawr, Glenwood to Clark St., from the current RT-4 zoning to the RS-3 zoning district.

A community meeting was held on Thursday, May 10, at the Swedish American Museum, to inform the residents about this request and to answer any questions the surrounding community might have.

For more information on this requested rezoning, please visit the EARC Block Club at facebook.com/earc60640 or www.eastandersonville.org.

As a response to the surge in development in Andersonville, residents have been asking about how to preserve the charm of the neighborhood. As a follow up to the informational meeting, held on May 10th at the Swedish American Museum, we have set meetings that will allow neighbors to meet and talk with each other, share their perspectives and questions, and indicate their preference about re-zoning.

Mon, June 4 1435 W Berwyn  7:00 pm
Wed, June 6 1421 W Gregory  7:00 pm
Thurs, June 7 1420 W Rascher  7:00 pm
Mon, June 11 5245 N Glenwood  7:00 pm
Tues, June 12 1450 W Balmoral  7:00 pm
Public Safety Update

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Center (CJC) North Satellite Office
1st and 3rd Friday of each month
10 am – 12 pm
4956 N. Sheridan Road
Click here for more information

CJC Empowering Victim Presentations
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anderson Pavillion 2751 W. Winona
Click here for more information

*2018 CAPS Beat Meetings Schedule

Click here to view the schedule for 20th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Click here to view the schedule for 24th District CAPS Beat meetings.
Not sure which beat you live in? Click here to find out. We will share 24th District meetings when available in an upcoming newsletter.

Property Tax Appeal Help

This past week, reassessment notices were mailed to nearly 22,400 single-family and 7,000 condominium homeowners in Lakeview Township. The Assessor’s office found home values improved between 2015 and 2018 —  the Median Sale Price for homes is now $790,000 and residential assessments increased by a median of 31.24%. The real estate market is healthier- better market value, naturally, results in an increased assessed value. Appealing property taxes is always an option for residents to save money each year. The deadline to file appeals for Lakeview Township is June 7, 2018.

We will be holding a tax appeal workshop along with Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office in the Broadway Armory on June 5 from 6 to 8 pm to help residents and answer questions.

Chicago Department of Water Management

Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) Commissioner Randy Conner wants to warn residents of a scam where individuals pose as department employees to gain access to one’s home by saying that they need to test their water.

Please be aware that any official DWM representative will be wearing a neon yellow shirt or safety vest with grey metallic striping and carrying a City of Chicago or Department of Water Management issued ID. Additionally, a DWM tester will have the ten-digit reference number provided to residents who have called 311 to request lead testing. While DWM does offer  free lead testing of residential drinking water, it is done by appointment only. If any resident has not been contacted by DWM to set up an appointment in response to their request for lead testing, they should not admit anyone claiming to be a DWM water tester into their home. To obtain a free lead test kit, residents can simple call 311 and a kit will be mailed to them. The kit includes a number to call to set up an appointment for picking up water samples.

If you have any further questions, please call Conner’s office at 312-744-7001.

Operation Help A Hero
May 28th – July 4th
Click here for more information

Homeless veterans throughout Chicago need your help! The City of Chicago and Jewel-Osco are collecting new, store bought, household items for distribution to veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Too often, a formerly homeless veteran lacks the resources to purchase many of the basic items needed to live independently.

The donations can be dropped off at any Jewel-Osco Store or Alderman Harry Osterman’s Office, 5533 N. Broadway. For a full list of items, you can drop off click on the link above. All materials will be collected by Military Outreach USA and the American Red Cross to be delivered to the Jesse Brown VA right here in Chicago.

Senior Update
Senior Sewer Refund applications are open for 2018

Senior citizens (65 and over) who live in condominiums, co-ops, or other homeowner associations are eligible to receive a $50.00 rebate from the City for their share of sewer/water costs. Renewal letters were sent to all previous applicants for the refund.  If and when you receive a renewal letter, please sign and return it to our office for processing.

If you did not receive a letter, new applicants are required to provide the following information in order to receive the refund:
1.  Senior Sewer Refund application form (link to form, on website)
2.  Proof of age – Drivers License, State ID, Passport
3.  Copy of recent water bill for the property or complex
4.  Copy of 2nd Installment Property Tax bill showing Senior Tax Exemption

The deadline for filing the form is July 1, 2018.  More information about the Senior Citizen Sewer Refund can be found on the internet at this link:  http://committeeonfinance.org/claims/sewer.asp

Create greeting cards for homebound residents 
Monday, June 4
1-2:30 p.m.
Edgewater Senior Satellite Center inside the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway

Edgewater Village invites you to participate in a Birthday Greeting Card Workshop with Susan and Betsy.  Help create cheerful birthday cards for homebound residents in the community to be distributed by Loyola School of Community Nursing. No art or craft ability is required and all materials will be provided.

Author presentation offered by Edgewater Village 
Tuesday, June 5
1- 2 p.m.
Edgewater Library, second floor, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Join Erin Goseer Mitchell as she discusses her book, From Colored to Black: A Bittersweet Journey The author, born in Selma, Ala., a generation before the Civil Rights Movement began, will share stories of her experiences as a child and the hard-won wisdom of a segregated Deep South survivor. Free; the public is invited.

Bankruptcy:  The Decision and Consequences”
Thursday, June 7
12 am – 1:30 pm
Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Courtroom 2005
Click here for more information

Topics to include: bankruptcy Exemptions, non-dischargeable debt, and how bankruptcy affects family and friends. Seminar Speakers: Honorable Jacqueline Cox from United States Bankruptcy Court in Northern District of Illinois and Attorney Stephen G. Wolfe from Office of the United States Trustee in Northern District of Illinois.

June is busting out all over

Edgewater Village has lined up a dozen interesting programs starting on Monday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 27.  You’re invited to participate in an arts and crafts activity, hear an author presentation, learn about grocery shopping on a budget, take tours in the neighborhood and socialize with other attendees. See the June Schedule of Events for more details.

Youth Update

Youth Summer Opportunities

After School Matters is currently accepting applications for their summer programs. Teens can get paid to learn new skills and explore unique opportunities through Chicago. After School Matters offers more than 23,000 programs opportunities to more than 15,000 unique teens across Chicago every year! We are proud to offer a number of ASM programs here in the 48th Ward. http://www.afterschoolmatters.org/teens/apply/

Last summer, One Summer Chicago and After School Matters employed over 300 young people in the 48th Ward providing meaningful opportunities for teens to learn and grow professionally.

Schools and Parents Update

McCutcheon Elementary: Fundraiser Building A Brighter Future
Thursday, June 7
5:30-8:30 pm
Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway
Click here for more information

Honeybaked Ham Fundraiser for Peirce School
Are you making an order for Honeybaked Ham for the spring family gatherings, Easter, Mother’s Day or graduation parties? Support a neighborhood school, Peirce, and a local (Edgewater family-owned) business by ordering your gift cards here and redeeming at the 2815 N. Ashland location.  Each gift e-gift card or plastic gift card purchased earns 20 percent back for Friends of Peirce.

NCA Wildcat Summer Camp Registration Now Open
STEAM into summer at Northside Catholic Academy’s 2018 Wildcat Summer Camp! New this year, NCA Wildcat Camp will be open to neighbors, friends and family, in addition to NCA and parish families. Campers will enjoy weekly themes focused on science, technology, engineering, art, math, movement and more, in addition to fun weekly field trips! NCA Wildcat Camp runs for seven weeks June 18 through August 3. Age-specific programs are available for children who are 3 by June 1 through 8th grade. Prices and registration are available at www.northsidecatholic.org or call 773-743-6277 to learn more.

What’s Happening at the Libraries

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.
Click here for a listing of Edgewater Library events
Click here for a listing of Bezazian Library events

Friends of the Edgewater Library Presents:Bezazian Programs

Wanted: Squarespace volunteer for Friends’ website

Friends of the Edgewater Library is looking for a Squarespace pro who lives in Edgewater, Uptown or Rogers Park to donate 10-20 hours to build a new website for our non-profit group. We’re looking for a designer who has experience building a Squarespace site from scratch. We need help only on the initial design and layout. We would like to start work on this soon, however the start date is flexible depending on the designer’s availability. It’s a great way to add to your portfolio while sharing your skills with a nonprofit. And it will enhance communications as we expand our reach to the community. If you are interested, email Joanna@bizmarkgroup.com; please put “FOEL Squarespace volunteer” in the subject line. Thanks in advance for your interest in working with Friends of the Edgewater Library on this exciting project!

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k
Saturday, June 2
8 am
Argyle & Sheridan
Click here for more informationJoin the Chinese Mutual Aid Association this June for a running event through one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods- Uptown! Starting and Finishing on Chicago’s first-ever shared street, “ASIA ON ARGYLE,” you’ll then cap off your run by eating some delicious dim sum, Courtesy of Furama Restaurant! Receive a $5 discount when you use: DIMSUMOSTERMAN.
Edgewater Yard and Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, June 2
9 am – 4 pm
Click here for a map

Join businesses and over 200 households in the neighborhood-wide Sidewalk Sale!
On Saturday, June 2, Special Service Area 26 (SSA 26), managed by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, will organize sidewalk sales on the Broadway corridor and the intersecting business districts of Devon, Granville, Thorndale, Bryn Mawr and Berwyn.  If you are a business that would like to participate, please click here to go to our website to fill out the Google form. For your promotions to be listed on our website, the form must be filled out by Thursday, May 31st. If you are a resident and would like to participate, please email edgewateryardsale@gmail.com. Shared group sites to sell available!

This giant sale encompasses:
EAST of Broadway to Sheridan: Foster to Devon
WEST of Broadway to Clark: Ridge to Devon

7 block clubs are participating!
BARGE Neighbors Community Organization
Edgewater Beach Neighbors Association (EBNA)
Edgewater Glen Association (EGA)
Edgewater North Neighbors (ENN)
EPIC Block Club
North Edgewater Beach Association (NEBA)
TAHBS Citizens Council
Plus: Edgewater Beach Apartments (5555 N Sheridan); Malibu East (6003 N. Sheridan); The Renaissance Condominiums (5510 N. Sheridan)
& local businesses from the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Uptown Saturday Nights
Saturday, June 2nd
6 pm – 9 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd
Click here for more information

To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, we are thrilled to host Afinca’o and the Dance Academy of Salsa for a special night of Salsa in the Park!  Come for the dancing and FREE instructional lessons, or simply sit back and enjoy the music. Salsa lessons provided by the Dance Academy of Salsa.

State of Edgewater
Thursday, June 7
8 am
The Edge Theatre, 5451 N Broadway
Click here to purchase tickets

The 2018 State of Edgewater will feature elected officials representing Edgewater talking about their work and how it impacts Edgewater business owners and residents. In addition to our elected officials, we will present the Edgewater Visionary Award to Senn High School Teacher Joe Lev and the Chicago Transit Authority will give an update on the Red/Purple Modernization project slated to begin in 2019. Confirmed speakers: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Harry Osterman, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Cook County Board Commissioner Bridget Gainer, State Representative Greg Harris and State Senator Heather Steans.

Tickets will include a light breakfast featuring: Edge of Sweetness Bakery and Commercial Shared Kitchen, pHlour Bakery and Cafe, Cozy Corner Restaurant and Pancake House and Whole Foods Market – Edgewater.

Andersonville Midsommarfest
June 8
5 – 10 pm
Clark Street between Summerdale and Catalpa

June 9-10
11 am – 10 pm 
Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa
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This festival, hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, highlighs the vibrant and diverse Andersonville community. The event attracts over 50,000 people yearly to celebrate the Swedish midsommer tradition, and to experience the eclectic music, great local vendors, food, and free-of-charge kids’ activities.

Two stages will anchor the Friday night festivities, with 16 Candles on the North Stage at 8:00 p.m. (Catalpa and Clark) and a DJ X-Tasy Dance Party at the Balmoral Pride Stage (West Balmoral near the alley) also at 8:00 p.m. Patrons can experience a more casual Midsommarfest at the open streets-styled Block Party on Friday night between Summerdale and Balmoral on Clark, hosted in partnership with local businesses and neighborhood groups. Also new to Midsommarfest this year is the VIP platform area at the North Stage (Clark & Catalpa). VIP passes grant access to platform viewing, discounted beer, a free Andersonville Beer Koozie, and a private bathroom. Early wristband pick up is available starting on Friday, June 1 at Andersonville BrewingReplay AndersonvlileHamburger Mary’s, and Jerry’s.

The live music continues Saturday and Sunday on all five stages, placed throughout the festival footprint from Foster north to Catalpa along Clark Street. A special family stage and play area in the Alamo Shoes Parking Lot will offer free entertainment for kids throughout both days. The Swedish Stage (at Clark & Foster) will feature traditional Swedish activities, including a dance around the Maypole on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Guests can also visit the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark), which will offer free admission all weekend long.

Midsommarfest headliners for the weekend include 16 CandlesMucca PazzaCatfightThe Boy Band NightFabitatAmerican EnglishABBA SaluteRod Tuffcurls and The Bench Pressand many more. Food vendors will offer international fare and festival favorites, and local artists and vendors will be displaying their unique wares.

The second annual Chicago Equality Rally will take place at the Balmoral Pride Stage on Sunday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. The Rally aims to unify people with a mission to make change towards equal treatment, protection, and access for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigrant status. This year’s Equality Rally will feature Rick Garcia, the Senn High School Orchestra, and student dancers from Peirce Elementary.

Suggested $10 donation at the gate per day OR new VIP section ($50 for entire weekend/$25 per day) Tickets available online. A portion of the gate donations will also benefit Senn High School and a percentage of beer sales from the weekend will benefit over ten non-profit organizations, including Friends of AndersonvilleFriends of Peirce ElementaryFriends of Swift ElementaryCare for RealLakeside Pride, and more.

Edgewater Historical Society

Chicago History Book Discussion Group
Saturday, June 9
10 am
Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
 
Next Chicago history book selection: The Chicago River: An Illustrated History and Guide to the River and its Waterways, by David Solzman

The Chicago River is an elemental part of Chicago life and history. It is the soul of the city, running through the heart of downtown, and a vehicle for both pleasure and the industry that keeps Chicago humming. Examining the river’s past, contemplating its present, and forecasting its future, Solzman draws on his unparalleled knowledge to point out places of scientific and historic interest, involving everything from infamous murder cases to invasive zebra mussels. Join us for coffee and light refreshments as we discuss this book.

2018 Living Treasures of Edgewater Public Recognition and Reception
Saturday, June 9
1 pm
Edgewater Branch Library, 6000 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Join EHS in recognizing four new Living Treasures of Edgewater. The 2018 honorees are Beth Palmer, Mary Ellen Diaz, Ally Brisbin and Carla Bruni. This award honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the community by enhancing the quality of life for its citizens. They are residents or former residents of the Edgewater area. They are individuals who have made an outstanding achievement to Edgewater, people who have set an example of community action, helping neighbors to accomplish worthwhile goals. These are people we admire for their dedication to real change, and their determination to have positive ideas turn into reality. Please try to attend this special event honoring the people who have made Edgewater the community it is today.

Movies at Buttercup
Buttercup Playlot Park, 4901 N Sheridan Rd.
Click here for more information

June 9 – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’
June 30 – Jackie Chan’s ‘Project A’
July 14 – ‘Coco’
July 28 – James Bond in ‘Thunderball’
August 11 – ‘Black Panther’
August 25 – Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

Chicago Filmmakers Upcoming Events & Workshops

Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (June 25 – July 6)
Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 23 – Aug 3)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 9 – July 13)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (July 23 – July 27)
Teen Screenwriting Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 10)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (July 9 – July 20)
Teen Filmmaking Summer Camp (Aug 6 – Aug 17)

For more information and to register visit: http://chicagofilmmakers.org/youth-classes-workshops/classes

June 2018 Screenings

Dyke Delicious – The Girl King (6/9)
Uncle Fun: You’re the One (6/10 – Two Shows)
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (6/15 + 6/16)
Kinky Boots (6/19)
CFA Out of the Vault – Secrets of Nature (6/23)
Emily Esperanza – Wretched Woman  (6/30)
UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES:

Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp
Sundays, April 29 – June 10
2PM-5PM
For teens ages 13-17
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/teen-filmmaking- bootcampsundays– april-29- jun-10

Acting for FILM – A Craft & A Business
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 – 9:30PM
http://chicagofilmmakers.org/class/acting-film-craft-business-may-1-june-5

Free Mammograms

The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force would like to ensure that uninsured and underinsured residents of Ward 48 are made aware of the free screening mammograms available through our program. Following preventative health measures such as getting regular cancer screenings is an important part of maintaining good health and reducing the likelihood of later stage cancer diagnosis. More information can be found on our website: www.chicagobreastcancer.org.

Care for Real Update

CFR participates in the Annual Edgewater Yard Sale 2018

In conjunction with this Saturday’s Annual Edgewater Yard Sale 2018, Care for Real will have a table at The Edgewater Beach Apartments, 5555 North Sheridan Rd. We will be seeking donations for our hand crafted tote bags and one of our longtime volunteers and seamstresses will be on site.

Sarah’s Circle July Donation Drive
Click here for more information

The Christmas in July Drive benefiting Sarah’s Circle in Uptown drop the items, specified in the link, at 4838 N Sheridan.

Free Meals for Summer Youth Programs 
Click here for more information 

Do you run a summer program for youth 18 and under? If so, you may qualify for FREE MEALS – breakfasts, lunches, and snacks – PLUS funds to help offset labor costs. FSP participates in the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the USDA. Our goal is to find organizations that want to be a feeding site or to add meals to their existing youth program.

Tbaar Grand Opening
Sunday, June 3

Tbaar has been a successful brand in New York Since 2006. Tbaar serves high quality of productions and supplements, which include 100% Fresh juices, smoothies, and bubble tea. Our first store was opened in Brooklyn, NY in 2006.Currently we have over 20 stores in the US, which includes New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas. We are continuing to grow and expand rapidly.”Make Life Fresh” is the slogan of our corporation. Tbaar is not only a juice bar or a tea house, we encourage everyone to live a healthier and greener lifestyle.

Curbed Chicago Pocket Guide
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Chicago is a city with global roots, stunning architecture, and world-class museums. And that can make it hard for any explorer to figure out where to start. While Cloud Gate (or The Bean) may jump to mind, there are tons of other places that will give you a deeper feel for the city.

Between iconic architecture, fascinating exhibits, gorgeous parks, and cultural offerings the itinerary can get pretty long. Curbed Chicago is here to help out with this handy seasonal guide. Below are a list of 26 places worth exploring this spring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, here’s what you’ve got to see right now.

Interested in Chicago museums? Find out when you can go for free.

  • Here’s a list of things to do if you’re visiting with kids.
  • Chicago is known for its architecture, these are the buildings you should know.

Gallery 1070 Grand Opening
Thursday, June 7
6 – 8:30 pm
1070 Granville Ave
Click here for more information

Masonic Philosophical Society
Every Fourth Saturday of the month
1-2:30 pm
Berger Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan
Click here for more information

The Emergent Garden: An Exhibition on the Art of Spring
Every Thursday-Sunday until June 20
12-6 pm
Gallery 1070, 1070 W. Granville
Click here for more information

Feast of Resistance Cooking Class Series Returns This Summer
May 31 – August 9
Peterson Garden Project Community Cooking School, 5917 N. Broadway
Click here for more information

Chicago Wear Orange – Citywide Get Together
Saturday, June 2
10 am
Hadiya Pendleton Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave
Click here for more information

See the full calendar of arts events by clicking here.

Pivot Arts Festival
June 1 – 10
Click here for more information

Juggernaut Film Festival
June 2,3
The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave
Click here for more information

Ballroom Classes with Matt Pospeshil
June 15
7:30 – 8:30pm
Gus Giordano Dance School, 5239 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Three Cat Productions presents: Cabaret on the Lake
Every second Friday of the month
7:30 pm
Berger Park Mansion, 6205 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

Birdland
By Steep Theatre
Performances through June 9
Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn
Click here for more information

Prometheus Bound
By City Lit Theater Company
Performances through June 10
City Lit Theater, 1020 W Bryn Mawr
Click here for more information

Suddenly Last Summer
By Raven Theatre
Performances through June 17
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
Click here for more information

Spark
By Three Cat Productions
Performances through June 9
Berger Park, 6205 N. Sheridan
Click here for more information

The Laramie Project
By AstonRep Theatre Company
Performances June 7 though July 8
Raven Theatre, 6157 N Clark St
Click here for more information 

The Parlor at Colvin House
Friday, June 1
7:30 – 10:30 pm
5940 N Sheridan Rd
Click here for more information

BBE & Bella Voce
Friday, June 1
7:30 pm
Old Town’s Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, 4545 N Lincoln
Click here for more information