'68 + 50: Celebrating A Year Of Change
May
1
to Sep 14

'68 + 50: Celebrating A Year Of Change

Co-Prosperity Sphere, Illinois Humanities, Maria’s, Research House for Asian Art, Marz Taproom Gallery, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and Lumpen Radio are partnering to present several exhibitions, events, and broadcasts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1968.

Keep an eye here to learn about various actions, commemorations, and celebrations of that period and their impact on today's movement for social justice. And join the Facebook Group to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/groups/68Chicago/ we welcome all those interested to attend, volunteer, support, and submit other relevant events.

LIST OF EVENTS

FRI AUG 17: Opening of 1968 Art Show at Research House for Asian Art (next to Co-prosperity Sphere)

THURS, AUG 23: Pigasus performance @ Maria's

FRI. AUG 24: Hitting Left Radio Show 11am-1pm, 
+ Premier of Hinterlands play (evening)

SAT AUG 25 two performances of Hinterlands at Co-Prosperity Sphere
+ Yippies art show at Marz gallery space

SUNDAY AUG 26 -1968 trolley tour - leaving chicago history museum @ 1pm
+ Hinterlands performance

WEDS AUG. 29: dinner and panel for activists, yesterday and today, @ tbd

FRI AUG 31 - SEPT 14: Contemporary art exhibition at Co-Prosperity Sphere

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Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Story Club South Side

FIRST — When you beat the middle school crowd to the slide at recess. Or the electricity that jammed your nervous system when you finally found out what a kiss feels like. Or when you stood behind a mic and spilled the beans and your heart on the floor in front of a room of strangers.

 

In July, Story Club South Side celebrates your first times and first-in-lines with featured storytellers who have never been featured before! First-time tellers on what "first" really means! 

 

Our First-time Featured Storytellers this month are:

 

• Face-, body-, and mural painter TENE SMITH!

 

• Fiction writer SOTON ROSANWO!

 

Hosted by first-time host & Co-Producer CYNTHIA HANIFIN alongside Story Club North Side Host STEPHANIE DOUGLASS!

 

These are all of the night's happenings:

 

@ 6:30 PM - A FREE WORKSHOP with Story Club producers for anyone who has a story, an idea for a story, or just the jitters!

@ 7:30 PM - Open Mic sign-up starts (2-3 open mic stories every month!)

@ 8 PM - Live Storytelling Show!

 

$5 tickets before the show, $10 tickets cash at the door. Cash bar! (We are no longer BYOB, but we offer all the delightful booze you can drink at our cash bar!)

 

The Co-Prosperity Sphere is the glorious radio station/performance space/art gallery that houses our enthusiasm! Cozy up to the lovinest room in Chicago!

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Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Big Syn, Woongi, Daymaker, Cordoba

Friday July 13 • 18+ • $10

 

Sphere faves Big Syn bop back with WoongiDaymaker, & Cordoba - CHI on July 13th for another night of heavy electronics and big pop sounds, this special event will be a late-night rocker; 

 

Four bands, doors at 7 as Big Syn makes their triumphant return! It’s July 13th, and it benefits Lumpen Radio.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/647347568944393/

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Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Empty Bottle Presents: Suicide Year / Clara La San / Jeremiah Meece

830PM // $12 (advance), $15 // 17+ (**at Co-Prosperity Sphere)

B: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664095173697929/

BANDS:

Suicideyear

James Prudhomme, better known as SUICIDEYEAR, is an American electronic composer, DJ, and songwriter from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s released a collection of projects with Oneohtrix Point Never’s imprint Software Label Co, Brodinski’s Bromance and recently with LuckyMe. Recently he released the single "Spider Feet" featuring Swedish rapper Yung Lean. As a producer, he’s collaborated with a wide range of artists including Lean, Denzel Curry, Chynna, OG Maco and Bbymutha among others. Initially recognized for his unofficial remixes of artists such as Travis Porter, Future, and Three Six Mafia, over the years he’s been tapped to remix the likes of Jacques Greene, Mikky Ekko, Autre Ne Veut and more.

 

Clara La San

UK based artist CLARA LA SAN's music has been circulating the internet for a while, accumulating almost 1 million streams on Soundcloud and her long awaited debut tape Good Mourning (self released in 2017) garnering much attention. Her love of OSTs glisten through lip bitingly strong productions, which move with an ethereal thizz and lush weightlessness. She carries and guides us through her world with whispy vocals and sweet yet confident, confessional hooks. Even her razor-sharp uptempo tracks bear a sense of longing and a truthfully romantic appeal which conveys intimacy through honest human emotion.

 

Jeremiah Meece

Stopping by to DJ the heat is JEREMIAH MEECE, who wears many sonic hats: THE-DRUM, JODY, VALIS, & CLIQUE TALK among them. His projects have always taken elements of both deep R&B cuts and mainstream pop and run them through a spaced-out, psychedelic filter. Mmmm, yes. Very nice.

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Broken Dreams
May
18
to Jun 1

Broken Dreams

Opening Friday, May 18, 6PM – 10PM

This exhibition brings together five Chicago artists who share the communication style of angst, frustration and disappointment of living in modern society. The exhibition is built around the theme of “punk” expression, which not only embraces aggression, violence and nihilism, but also self-reliance, DIY aesthetic and humor. Artists in this show do not try to create “punk art,” rather they approach the subject with the same attitude as youth in punk bands around the world. Visuals are harsh, and to the point, with sharp edges, and high contrasts. The use of these elements includes anti-design and ugly aesthetics –visual manifestations of punk’s brutal, discordant sound.

Curated by Stano Grezdo

Featuring artists Stano GrezdoJason LaMantiaEric StefanskiTom TorluemkeOmar Velazquez

Preview exhibition – HERE


On view through June 1 by appointment please contact hannah@lumpenradio.com

 

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Michael Rakowitz's Radio Silence Series
May
4
to Jun 22

Michael Rakowitz's Radio Silence Series

Tune in to WLPN 105.5 or online at lumpenradio.com, Fridays 11AM weekly for new episodes, through June 15.

Artist Michael Rakowitz's seven-episode radio broadcast, Radio Silence, produced in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American democracy, was inspired by famed Iraqi broadcaster Bahjat Abdulwahed, who lived in the city as a refugee until his death in 2016. The project interweaves dreams and memories from Iraq, America, and in-between into a soundscape of the contemporary refugee experience, the Iraqi diaspora, and the culture of an Iraq, that due to war and political unrest, no longer exists.

Interview with the artist TBD

http://www.radiosilence.site/

Radio Silence is a large-scale project originally produced by Mural Arts Philadelphia, with artist Michael Rakowitz and curator Elizabeth Thomas, and launched with a large-scale performance on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia that was simulcast on PhillyCAM TV.

 

About Michael Rakowitz:

Michael Rakowitz (b. 1973, New York) is an artist living and working in Chicago. In 1998 he initiated paraSITE, an ongoing project in which the artist custom builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior outtake vents of a building’s heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. His work has appeared in venues worldwide including dOCUMENTA (13), P.S.1, MoMA, MassMOCA, Castello di Rivoli, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, the 10th Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial 8, Tirana Biennale, National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, and Transmediale 05. He has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern in London, Lombard Freid Gallery in New York, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea in Torino, and Kunstraum Innsbruck. His public project, Return, was presented by Creative Time in New York in 2006. He is the recipient of a 2012 Tiffany Foundation Award; a 2008 Creative Capital Grant; a Sharjah Biennial Jury Award; a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Architecture and Environmental Structures; the 2003 Dena Foundation Award, and the 2002 Design 21 Grand Prix from UNESCO. His work features in major private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; Van Abbemuseum, Endhoven, Netherlands; The British Museum; Kabul National Museum, Afghanistan; and UNESCO, Paris. His solo exhibition, The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own was on view at Tate Modern in London in 2010. A new commission for SALT in Istanbul premiered in November 2011. Rakowitz was commissioned by Creative Time in 2011 for his project, Spoils, a culinary intervention at New York City’s Park Avenue restaurant that invited diners to eat off of plates looted from Saddam Hussein’s palaces. The project culminated in the repatriation of the former Iraqi President’s flatware to the Republic of Iraq at the behest of current Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki on December 15, 2011—the date Coalition Forces left Iraq. Enemy Kitchen (2003-ongoing) is a food truck serving Iraqi food to Chicago’s hungry public, staffed by veterans of the Iraq War working under Iraqi refugee chefs. Another recent project, The Breakup, was first presented by Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem in October 2010, and was exhibited at Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago in 2014. He is currently working on a new commission for the 14th Istanbul Biennial. Rakowitz is Professor of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; and Barbara Wien Galerie in Berlin.

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Preoccupations / Odonis Odonis / Anteloper

Saturday, April 28th • 7PM-12AM • $15 • 21+

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1955658321317901/

Event Brite tickets

 

Empty Bottle Presents

Preoccupations

Odonis Odonis

Anteloper

*at the Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219-21 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

 

830PM / $15 // 21+

 

When the four members of Canadian post-punk band PREOCCUPATIONS wrote and recorded their new record, they were in a state of near total instability. Years-long relationships ended; they left homes behind. Frontman Matt Flegel, guitarist Danny Christiansen, multi-instrumentalist Scott Munro and drummer Mike Wallace all moved to different cities. They resolved to change their band name, but hadn’t settled on a new one. And their road-tested, honed approach to songwriting was basically thrown out the window. This time, they walked into the studio with the gas gauge near empty, buoyed by one another while the rest of their lives were virtually unrecognizable and rootless. There was no central theme or idea to guide the band’s collective cliff jump. As a result, ‘Preoccupations’ bears the visceral, personal sound of holding onto some steadiness in the midst of changing everything.

 

Toronto-based "Industrial surf-gaze" monsters ODONIS ODONIS are returning after their last show in 2015 with experimental psych weirdos ICE BALLOONS. Born out the same DIY scene that spawned METZ, HSY, GREYS and more, this trio cut their teeth at the now defunct Buzz Garage, where they built a solid foundation as a crushing live band. Their 2014 Polaris-nominated album, Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, found ODONIS ODONIS pushing the sonic envelope into new territory, because much like the hypnotic spiral that came to be associated with the band’s earlier efforts, these fellas don't follow a linear path. The band's live show is the point where the diverging influences and hypnotic visual aesthetic collide into something that is maddeningly stunning -- don't miss it.

 

ANTELOPER is the electric brain child of JAIMIE BRANCH (fly or die, high life) and JASON NAZARY (little women, helado negro, bear in heaven). Branch and Nazary have been playing together as trumpeter and drummer for years, since meeting at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2002, but in this duo both musicians include synthesizers to push further into the spectral space ship ether. With deep rhythmic passages, telepathic improvisations and effortless melodic negotiations, Anteloper pushes forward, swinging it's horns all the while.

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Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Punk Rock & Donuts: Hymen Moments • Squared Off • Without Light • Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Friday, April 27th • 7PM-11PM • $7 • All Ages

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554223548024572/

TIX: at door

 

Hymen Moments • Squared Off • Without Light • Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Friday, April 27th • 7PM-11PM • $7 at door • All Ages with Guardian

 

Punk Rock roars back into the Co-Prosperity Sphere April 27 with a super-secret powerhouse lineup. This special show, brought to you by the jagoffs who present Punk Rock and Donuts, will be a spring ripper, with the bands playing through the famous Lumptronic Sound System. It’s live, it’s Punk, and it’s April 27th, only at CPS. This noisy little show benefits Lumpen Radio.

 

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Apr
22
to Apr 23

Lumpen Spring Record Swap

Sunday, April 22nd • 11AM-6PM • FREE

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937951346278910/

 

 

Sunday, April 22nd • 11AM-6PM • FREE • All Ages

 

The Lumpen Record Swap is back Sunday April 22nd! Vendors and vinyl enthusiasts from across Chicagoland will converge on the Co-Prosperity Sphere for this semi-annual swapathon. Lumpen Radio DJs will provide the soundtrack; all you have to do is bring a bad yet healthy vinyl obsession. It’s the Spring Lumpen Record Swap, April 22nd only at CPS! It helps support the programs on Lumpen Radio.

 

To secure your vendor spot, email hannah@lumpenradio.com

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Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Co-Pro Photo Show

Co-Pro Photo Show

Friday, April 20th • 5PM-8PM • FREE

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/165562130767660/

 

 

Co-Pro Photo Show

Friday, April 20th

5PM-8PM: Opening Reception • Free Admission

8PM-12AM: Fell Runner with Special Guests • $10 Admission

 

The Co-Prosperity Sphere (C-PS) presents the Co-Pro Photo Show!

 

This exhibition brings together over twenty photographers from throughout the Chicago area. This broad survey features the photography practice of students, teachers, professionals, and talented amateurs showcasing the width and breadth, the unlimited possibilities of art photography.

 

Be it design, social, portrait, documentation, all these individual talents give us their interpretation of the visual world and beyond.

 

Artists include, Ken Hirte, Chris Johnson, Frank Jackowiak, Ed Lines Jr., Pete Rodriguez, Robin Monique Rios, Erin Anthony with Zor, Zor, Zor, Algimatys Kezys, David Hauptschein, Michael Hernandez de la Luna, Daniel Guidera, Oscar Arriola, Osvaldo Froilan Cuevas, and more!

 

On view through Saturday 4.28

Gallery Hours by appointment hannah@lumpenradio.com

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

BRIDGEPORT’S OVER: A TWO DAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ART

BRIDGEPORT’S OVER: A TWO DAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ART

Friday, April 13th through Saturday, April 14th • 7PM-12AM • $10/day or $15/weekend

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667702279943348/

TIX: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridgeports-over-tickets-44427621211

 

FRIDAY 4.13 - SATURDAY 4.14 • $10/day, $15/weekend • 7PM-12AM • All Ages with Parent

We all know Bridgeport’s Over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this special two-day spring festival right here at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

 

Bridgeport’s Over, a special, ticketed two-day spring music festival that benefits Lumpen Radio. On April 13 and 14, enjoy great music from the likes of Dogs At Large, Color Card, Cass Kwik and many, many more. Be entertained by some of the area’s best local artists. And meet your neighbors.

 

Hey, Bridgeport may be over, but we’re not going anywhere. Have you considered McKinley Park?

 

•••••••••••••••••• MUSIC •••••••••••••••••• 

 

Friday, April 13

Dogs At Large

Skip Trace

Cass Cwik

Myrcenes

 

Saturday, April 14

Big Syn

Color Card

The Killer Drones (https://killerdrones.bandcamp.com/)

Sasquatch Turf War

 

•••••••••••••••••• ART •••••••••••••••••• 

 

Big thanks to featured artist, Sean Mac, who designed the poster andScrewball Press for printing services.

 

Other artists include:

Alex Nall

Katie Getz

Eli A. Coretti

Micco Caporale

KC Weldon

Michael J. Pocius

Braulio Martinez

Little Wing

Bridgeport Film Club

Merry James

NEON MIKE

Edie Gunn

 

•••••••••••••••••• STUFF •••••••••••••••••• 

 

Hexe Coffee Co.

Princess Pierogies by Jo Hanna

Nibble by Kimberly Buckmaster

Pastor Tom Gaulke with First Trinity Lutheran Church

Eddie's Magic World

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Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

HUJO • Grassy Dune • Jeremiah Chiu • Domestik

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848247498540012/

TIX: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hujo-grassy-dune-jeremiah-chiu-domestik-tickets-43949882281?aff=efbeventtix

 

Power-electronics legends HUJO bring their uncompromising sound to Co-Prosperity Sphere on March 31st. This appearance will be HUJO’s only Chicago show, and your only chance to see them in advance of their new album.

 

HUJO, with special guests, Grassy Dune, Jeremiah Chiu, and Domestik is March 31st at Co-Prosperity Sphere. This event benefits Lumpen Radio.

 

FREE with RSVP • $5 at the door

18+ • Saturday, March 31st

 

HUJO: http://www.hujo.af/

Grassy Dune: https://soundcloud.com/potionsssss/grassy-dune-side-e

Jeremiah Chiu: https://soundcloud.com/jeremiahchiu

Domestik: https://tapedeco.bandcamp.com/

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

NightStop (LP Release) / Pixl Grip / Spaces of Disappearance

+ NightStop (Finland) releasing vinyl copies of his LP "Dancing Killer" viaNo Trend Records!

 

 

+ Pixel Grip (Chicago) and Spaces of Disappearance (Chicago) opening!

 

+ Hosted by Lumpen Radio & Co-Prosperity Sphere

 

$7 + 8pm doors + 18 and up

 

NightStop + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCDgQOMtwz0

 

S.O.D. + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsKNIV4a0HA

 

Pixel Grip + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMD71DA16Bc

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026124847663041/

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Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Jackin’ Zone with Jamal Moss (Hieroglyphic Being)

A night focused on Chicago House music, past, present, and future.

 

The 1st installment of the Jackin' Zone will feature a 120-minute live performance from Jamal Moss AKA Hieroglyphic Being.

(SOUL JAZZ RECORDS / MATHEMATICS RECORDINGS / NINJA TUNE )

 

www.hieroglyphicbeingofficial.bandcamp.com

www.chicagophonic.com

Support from Red Tailed Hawk Luna, Chicago Jim, & Potions

$12 in advance, $15 at the door

18+ • 7PM-11PM

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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

This is Bate Bola: Ben LaMar Gay & Africans With Mainframes

THIS IS BATE BOLA

Chicago premiere party

w/ live sets by BEN LAMAR GAY & AFRICANS WITH MAINFRAMES

 

tickets $10 advance // $12 at door

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-bate-bola-ben-lamar-gay-africans-with-mainframes-tickets-43814914589

 

"THIS IS BATE BOLA" is a new short film by BEIJA FILMS (aka Brazil & London based filmmakers Ben Holman & Neirin Jones), the team behind "The Good Fight," a 2017 Tribeca Film Fest award winner for Best Short Documentary. As with The Good Fight, the setting for This Is Bate Bola is the underrepresented, oftentimes marginalized outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. This breathtaking new suite of moving pictures is a first time document of “Bate Bola” – an explosively colorful Carnival tradition not known to many people outside of its community, even throughout Brazil, where media coverage often misrepresents it as a purely violent and frightening phenomenon as opposed to the joyfully expressive celebration that it is.

 

The Chicago premiere party for This Is Bate Bola takes place at Co-Prosperity Sphere on March 23rd. Along with a screening of the 15 minute film and an exhibition of photographs taken by director Neirin Jones (an insight into the last decade of Rio’s Bate Bola culture, bringing us right up to this years Carnival celebration), there will be a live set by Soul Jazz Records-signed, Chicago-based analog hardware / acid house artist AFRICANS WITH MAINFRAMES (through Chicago’s own legendary, gargantuan Royal Hands sound system), and...

 

...there will be a live music performance by Chicago's own BEN LAMAR GAY – who met Ben & Neirin of Beija Films when living in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, and has since produced film scores for both The Good Fight and This Is Bate Bola. For this performance Ben LaMar Gay will do interpretations of music he composed for "This Is Bate Bola" with singer Dill Costa, electronics/synth player Alex Inglizian, and drummer Carlos Pride.

 

To open the night, Royal Hands founder / Soul Summit honcho DAVE MATA will spin vinyl alongside DANIEL VILLARREAL-CARRILLO (of International Anthem artist Dos Santos).

 

http://www.beijafilms.com/this-is-bate-bola

 

https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/downtown-castles-can-never-block-the-sun

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Sounds Great on Paper

Sounds Great on Paper, an exhibit of album covers that should have been – but never were – rolls into the Co-Prosperity Sphere for one night only.

Supported by live music from the Velcro Lewis Group, Radio Shaq and El Mejor, this one-night-only exhibit debuts on March 16th. Doors open at 7PM, music at 8. This Lumpen benefit, Sounds Great on Paper, is on March 16, and only at CPS.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823562724611672/


18+ • $10 • 7PM-11PM

Velcro Lewis

El Mejor

RADIO SHAQ

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Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

​Beer Prom 2018

It's that special time of the year that make you want to puke because of Valentine's Day. We are choosing to throw our own Beer Prom in the style of the successful Boo Ha Ha series!
Adult prom where you can drink and party sounds like the perfect solution to say F*CK boring ass Valentine's Day.

We will have some of the usual suspects as well as new brewers ready to help you imbibe your winter blues away. Dressing up isn't mandatory, but it makes things always more fun!

Brewers list always updating! So far we have:

NSKI
S&S
Goose Island Brewery
Marz Community Brewing
Lo-Rez Brewing
Soma Ale Works
Alulu
Roshambo
Aleman
Twisted Hippo
Old Irving Brewery
Ale Asylum
Bombardier
18th street brewery

DJs

Brother B
Michael Tupak
Revel
Genghiswon

Punch:

Lot 40

We also have Scott Marvel from teetsy.com screen printing again!

Purchase your discounted pre-sale tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-prom-2018-tickets-41880256976

Full brewer list to be announced!

Sponsored by Lumpen Radio, Won Kim, & Co-Prosperity Sphere

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dogs At Large [Tape Release]/Sonny Falls/Gazebo Effect/Bandy

NorthWest side soft Rockers Dogs at Large take the Co-Prosperity Sphere’s stage Saturday January 26 to celebrate the release of their new tape “Overpass.” Joined by opening acts Sonny Falls, Gazebo Effect and Bandy, this will be a night of smooth sounds, soft focus, and probably lasers. Dogs At Large’s show benefits Lumpen Radio.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/289182291590433/
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogs-at-large-sonny-falls-bandy-gazebo-effect-co-prosperity-sphere-tickets-39939159100

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

LEVEL EATER 8.88 / Magic: the gathering Sealed Tournament / open game day at co-pro

The annual Fantasy role playing art and gaming event is Saturday January 20th at Co-Prosperity Sphere. The fate of the realms hangs in the balance! Battle to save portbridge! Game demos, visual art, epic adventures, Level Eater is also a benefit for lumpen radio. schedule, information and tickets are all available at www.leveleater.com
 

From 2PM - 6PM Join us for:
• Open Table Gaming with an awesome game library provided by Cat & Mouse Games
• Demos! Learn and play games run by local creators and publishers.
•  Get in on the Magic Tournament!  Purchase a ticket to compete and showcase your Magic prowess. Admission gets you fresh packs of Magic cards and a chance at fabulous prizes. Sign up HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magic-the-gathering-rivals-of-ixalan-release-weekend-sealed-tournament-tickets-41427037384

• There is space to play! Bring your own game to teach and share if ya want.


Then at 7PM we launch this years Level Eater D&D game. Join the festivities! See art works inspired by fantasy role playing, enjoy beverages and snacks, Teetsy will be doing live screen printing, watch as brave players battle to save Portsbridge or bring your own games and play with friends old and new at one of our open tables.

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Nick Mazzarella Trio // 10yr Anniversary Show

All ages• $10

International Anthem is proud to present, in their first Chicago performance since 2015, saxophonist Nick Mazzarella's original Trio with bassist Anton Hatwich & drummer Frank Rosaly. Taking place at our Southside Chicago HQ, Co-Prosperity Sphere, this performance also marks the 10 year anniversary of the Trio's formation, and will be opened by a solo set from cellist Katinka Kleijn, with DJ sets by Wayne Montana before/between.

International Anthem presents
NICK MAZZARELLA TRIO
reunion & 10th anniversary performance
w/ KATINKA KLEIJN solo
and DJ sets by WAYNE MONTANA

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Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Story Club: Crossing the Line

We all made it into another year, y'all. But we did it by doing new things, trying what's never been tried and making what's never been made. We crossed lines, y'all. Let's hear about it!
Telling stories about when lines got crossed this month are:
*Writer BRITT JULIOUS
*Actor and Artist MORGAN MCNAUGHT
Hosted by Andrew Marikis

These are all of the night's happenings:
6:30 PM - A FREE WORKSHOP with Story Club producers for anyone who has a story, an idea for a story, or just the jitters!
at 7:30 PM - Open Mic sign-up starts!
at 8:00 PM - Live Storytelling Show!
$5 tickets before the show, $10 tickets at the door; Cash Bar!
The Co-Prosperity Sphere is the glorious radio station/performance space/art gallery that houses our enthusiasm! Cozy up to the lovenest room in Chicago!
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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Krampusnacht

 Join us for the 5th Annual Lumpen Krampusnacht! An exhibition of devotional artwork, delightful treats and Krampus creatures.  Krampuslauf (the parade procession) will begin at  Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar  promptly at 7:30 p.m., and will arrive at Co-Prosperity Sphere at 8PM to start off the main festivities! DJ CatieO will be spinnin' all night long!  Whose the HORNY-EST?! Our famed Krampus Horn Contest will take place, and the biggest, strangest, or MOST BIZARRE set of horns perched atop an attendee's head will win a fantastic prize!  Arrive dressed as your favorite Krampus, Leviathan, Perchta, or Alpine Monster. Or simply join us in your holiday best. Gløgg and refreshments will be served!  $5 in advance, $10 at the door.  More info at  floorlengthandtux.com/krampus

Join us for the 5th Annual Lumpen Krampusnacht! An exhibition of devotional artwork, delightful treats and Krampus creatures.

Krampuslauf (the parade procession) will begin at Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar promptly at 7:30 p.m., and will arrive at Co-Prosperity Sphere at 8PM to start off the main festivities! DJ CatieO will be spinnin' all night long!

Whose the HORNY-EST?! Our famed Krampus Horn Contest will take place, and the biggest, strangest, or MOST BIZARRE set of horns perched atop an attendee's head will win a fantastic prize!

Arrive dressed as your favorite Krampus, Leviathan, Perchta, or Alpine Monster. Or simply join us in your holiday best.
Gløgg and refreshments will be served!

$5 in advance, $10 at the door.

More info at floorlengthandtux.com/krampus

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Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Cass Cwik & Band, Belladonna, Head, Luke Henry & Hunnybear

Co-Prosperity Sphere's Saturday Showcase series kicks off on Saturday, November 18.

Local rockers Cass Cwik and Band, jam band Belladonna will be joined by Head, and Luke Henry + Hunnybear for a night of roots rock and psychedelia. Doors open at 7, this event helps to benefit Lumpen radio.

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Saturday, November 18
$5 • Doors @7PM, Muisc @8PM

Luke Henry & Hunnybear
HEAD
Belladonna
Cass Cwik & Band

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Gumbo Battle Benefit

Friday, November 17 • 7PM-10PM
$30; all ages

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The Gumbo Battle Benefit rolls into Co-Prosperity Sphere November 17th. This event, presented by Chef Aninn Stewart to benefit non-profit My Block, My Hood, My City, will help give local children from underserved neighborhoods chances to explore the world. The Gumbo Battle is a ticketed event and is sponsored by Kimski, Marz Community Brewing, Whiner Beer Company and Lumpen Radio.

Local Chicago chefs will compete to make the best pot of gumbo. Ticket sale includes unlimted gumbo (while it lasts), complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, chance to win a raffle prize, music, and more!

My Block, My Hood, My City is an organization committed to boosting educational attainment and opening opportunities that make a difference in the lives of teens in under resourced communities.

Purchase your tickets early to ensure your taste buds get a chance to witness this epic battle!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gumbo-battle-tickets-39092335227

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Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music

 Co-Prosperity Sphere welcomes  The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music  on Sunday, November 12!  •• Sunday, November 12 • 8PM-11PM $10  This iteration features Mike Ladd with improvised poetry/lyrics and EMS synth, Mankwe M N Ndosi with voice, poetry, story, texture, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, and Dana Hall on drums.  Like all the ramifications of musicians put forward by the exchange and alliance network The Bridge, this ninth formation is a story about (re-)putting into play, and (re-)putting in common, of parties involved, sparked off by desire, by good pleasure, and a few initial branchings.  For several years, and after experiencing all the history of contemporary jazz in France and in Europe, Sylvain Kassap has been collecting meetings with Chicago musicians, in a duo with Hamid Drake, or for a multiple-input project with Nicole Mitchell, or along Edward Wilkerson Jr. during a thundering visit in Illinois in June 2013. This conjugation of stories and adventures in the present tense, decidedly and resolutely, seeks to set off, under the lights of the clarinet, the meeting between the transcultural singing of Mankwe Ndosi who, between Tanzania and Midwest, soul and free, works and is worked from within by different vocal and verbal traditions, to forge her own, necessarily hybrid; and the chanted, hammered or sung speech, the spoken flow of Mike Ladd, who’s got as many vocal chords to his bow than the multiple meanings that can be found in spoken word, slam, and rap when they’re in direct connection with high level poetry. An inaugural confrontation took place in Montreuil, in October 2014, in anticipation being joined by Dana Hall, ubiquitious drummer and music teacher at DePaul University, who names among his sources of inspiration and improvisation John Carter as much as Jimmy Giuffre, Andrew Hill as much as Richard Wright, the African Diaspora as much as the Second School of Vienna, the AACM and the plurality of worlds… That is to say he’s the most formidable organizer of rhythms and relations, the man of the situation. In October 2015, they turned everything inside out on their path in France. In November 2017, they will be straight down to brass tacks in Chicago.  Lineup: Mike Ladd – improvised poetry/lyrics, EMS synth Mankwe M N Ndosi – voice, poetry, story, texture Sylvain Kassap – clarinets Dana Hall – drums Photos - courtesy of "Rémi Angeli"

Co-Prosperity Sphere welcomes The Bridge - a transatlantic network for creative music on Sunday, November 12!

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Sunday, November 12 • 8PM-11PM
$10

This iteration features Mike Ladd with improvised poetry/lyrics and EMS synth, Mankwe M N Ndosi with voice, poetry, story, texture, Sylvain Kassap on clarinets, and Dana Hall on drums.

Like all the ramifications of musicians put forward by the exchange and alliance network The Bridge, this ninth formation is a story about (re-)putting into play, and (re-)putting in common, of parties involved, sparked off by desire, by good pleasure, and a few initial branchings.

For several years, and after experiencing all the history of contemporary jazz in France and in Europe, Sylvain Kassap has been collecting meetings with Chicago musicians, in a duo with Hamid Drake, or for a multiple-input project with Nicole Mitchell, or along Edward Wilkerson Jr. during a thundering visit in Illinois in June 2013. This conjugation of stories and adventures in the present tense, decidedly and resolutely, seeks to set off, under the lights of the clarinet, the meeting between the transcultural singing of Mankwe Ndosi who, between Tanzania and Midwest, soul and free, works and is worked from within by different vocal and verbal traditions, to forge her own, necessarily hybrid; and the chanted, hammered or sung speech, the spoken flow of Mike Ladd, who’s got as many vocal chords to his bow than the multiple meanings that can be found in spoken word, slam, and rap when they’re in direct connection with high level poetry. An inaugural confrontation took place in Montreuil, in October 2014, in anticipation being joined by Dana Hall, ubiquitious drummer and music teacher at DePaul University, who names among his sources of inspiration and improvisation John Carter as much as Jimmy Giuffre, Andrew Hill as much as Richard Wright, the African Diaspora as much as the Second School of Vienna, the AACM and the plurality of worlds… That is to say he’s the most formidable organizer of rhythms and relations, the man of the situation. In October 2015, they turned everything inside out on their path in France. In November 2017, they will be straight down to brass tacks in Chicago.

Lineup:
Mike Ladd – improvised poetry/lyrics, EMS synth
Mankwe M N Ndosi – voice, poetry, story, texture
Sylvain Kassap – clarinets
Dana Hall – drums
Photos - courtesy of "Rémi Angeli"

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

$5 Fridays: Color Card, Easy Habits, Skip Trace

 Our $5 Fridays kick off on November 3rd at Co-Prosperity Sphere with three local bands live. Color Card and Skip Trace will be joined by Bridgeport faves Easy Habit for a night of bleary rock music and lasers.  This event benefits Lumpen Radio & is free for Lumpen Radio members.  Doors @7PM music @8PM; $5 admission  Skip Trace Easy Habits Color Card

Our $5 Fridays kick off on November 3rd at Co-Prosperity Sphere with three local bands live. Color Card and Skip Trace will be joined by Bridgeport faves Easy Habit for a night of bleary rock music and lasers.

This event benefits Lumpen Radio & is free for Lumpen Radio members.

Doors @7PM music @8PM; $5 admission

Skip Trace
Easy Habits
Color Card

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

The SOAP BOX BALL

 Time to get on your soap box.  The SOAP BOX BALL is here! Celebrate two years of CITY BUREAU, a nonprofit journalism lab that's changing the way people interact with news, information, and civic power.  Join us for an evening of storytelling, delicious food, drinks, dancing, raffle prizes, and more.  Our special guests: - LILY BE, host/producer of The Stoop, co-founder of The Hoodoisie - NATE MARSHALL, writer, educator and director of national programs at Louder Than a Bomb - KRISTEN KAZA, principal/producer at No Small Plans, creator/host of SloMo - RAE CHARDONNAY, founder of Black Eutopia and one-third of Party Noire, will be DJing - More to come!  EARLY BIRD TIX: $45 - until Oct. 26 FULL PRICE TIX: $55 Tickets include access to the event, food, and open bar all night. All ages are welcome, we will be carding for open bar.  TICKETS:  https://soapboxball.splashthat.com/   We love a good party, and this event is extra special because City Bureau is launching its brand-new membership program, the PRESS CLUB. City Bureau is all about putting power in the hands of people—this donation program ensures we will forever remain accountable to YOU, our neighbors and community members. Members who sign up at $25/month level -- SILVER -- will get a buy one/get one free discount code for the event, along with lots of other great perks!  LEARN MORE:  www.citybureau.org/press-club   The evening's schedule: 7pm - Arrive, mingle, enjoy food/drinks and more 8:20pm - Storytelling portion begins 9:20pm - Raffle/silent auction ends 10pm - Wrap up, pick up your prizes, see you next time!  ABOUT CITY BUREAU City Bureau is an award-winning nonprofit journalism lab based in Woodlawn. We bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce equitable media coverage and encourage civic participation. We are reimagining the local media landscape, providing job training and community-oriented workshops, with the goal of diversifying and improving access to news and information.   www.citybureau.org

Time to get on your soap box.

The SOAP BOX BALL is here! Celebrate two years of CITY BUREAU, a nonprofit journalism lab that's changing the way people interact with news, information, and civic power.

Join us for an evening of storytelling, delicious food, drinks, dancing, raffle prizes, and more.

Our special guests:
- LILY BE, host/producer of The Stoop, co-founder of The Hoodoisie
- NATE MARSHALL, writer, educator and director of national programs at Louder Than a Bomb
- KRISTEN KAZA, principal/producer at No Small Plans, creator/host of SloMo
- RAE CHARDONNAY, founder of Black Eutopia and one-third of Party Noire, will be DJing
- More to come!

EARLY BIRD TIX: $45 - until Oct. 26
FULL PRICE TIX: $55
Tickets include access to the event, food, and open bar all night. All ages are welcome, we will be carding for open bar.

TICKETS: https://soapboxball.splashthat.com/

We love a good party, and this event is extra special because City Bureau is launching its brand-new membership program, the PRESS CLUB. City Bureau is all about putting power in the hands of people—this donation program ensures we will forever remain accountable to YOU, our neighbors and community members. Members who sign up at $25/month level -- SILVER -- will get a buy one/get one free discount code for the event, along with lots of other great perks!

LEARN MORE: www.citybureau.org/press-club

The evening's schedule:
7pm - Arrive, mingle, enjoy food/drinks and more
8:20pm - Storytelling portion begins
9:20pm - Raffle/silent auction ends
10pm - Wrap up, pick up your prizes, see you next time!

ABOUT CITY BUREAU
City Bureau is an award-winning nonprofit journalism lab based in Woodlawn. We bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce equitable media coverage and encourage civic participation. We are reimagining the local media landscape, providing job training and community-oriented workshops, with the goal of diversifying and improving access to news and information.

www.citybureau.org

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