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The Weekend Guide

March 11, 2011

Attend 8th annual Creative Chicago Expo — a free event that connects Chicago’s creative community with services, spaces, information, and valuable resources. Saturday, March 12th from 10 am – 5 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center, visit more than 130 vendors and attend some of two dozen free workshops conducted by professionals in different areas of business and creative practice.

For more information on the workshops click here

Celebrate I AM Logan Square — local, non-profit organization that promotes and increases awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood.

Visit newly opened gallery and office space located at 2648 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Grand opening kicked off March 3rd with a group art show by local talents Lauren Feece, Chris Tavares Silva, Robert Stevenson, and Lindsey Meyersan titled “Word to the Mother” of recent works by homegrown artists Lauren Feece, Chris Tavares Silva, Robert Stevenson, and Lindsey Meyers. 

Word to the Mother exhibition thru March 31st.

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Participate in Columbia College Chicago Story Week — readings, conversations with authors, panels, performances, and book signings at venues throughout Chicago—all free and open to the public.

Headliners include Chicago-born Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the top 10 books of 2010 by the New York Times; and Columbia College Chicago professor Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s WifeHer Fearful Symmetry, and the graphic novel The Night Bookmobile.

For full schedule of events click here.

See international poster exhibition Power In Numbers showcasing the work of over forty contemporary designers, illustrators, and printmakers. Participating artists have been asked to create a poster exploring their perspectives on multiplicity, ubiquity, and collectivism in contemporary poster design.

Opening night is tonight 7-10:00 pm; closing night is March 25th from 7-11:00 pm.

For Power In Numbers participiating artists click here.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend all of these exciting events as I have to leave town again for a little while.

And no I won’t be here either…

See Miami’s beloved nightlife photojournalist Jipsy display six years’ worth of culture and characters in her first solo show Just As You Were. Curated from thousands of photographs taken by Jipsy herself from hundreds of events and nightclubs.

For more information on Jipsy click here

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  1. March 11, 2011 7:43 am

    Wow it looks like there are all kinds of fun things going on!

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