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January Art Picks

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This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.

January Art Picks

January 2-4, 2018
Links Hall Community Clean Up Week 2018
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
Free

Thurs, January 4, 7-9:30pm
Lemonade, with Julie Dash, Jamila Woods and Jacqueline Stewart
The Harper Theater (5238 S Harper Ave)
Free

Thurs, January 4, 6-8pm
Artist Talk with Pope.L and Dieter Roelstraete
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St)
Free

Thurs, January 4, 6-11pm
What’s Next? A five-hour marathon conversation and more…
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St)
Free

January 5-6, 7pm
Catalyst Movmnt Presents: Lather Rinse Repeat/Fall Climb Release
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$10-12

Fri, January 5, 6-7pm
Erin Hayden (in collaboration with Edra Soto): Empty
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave)
Free

Fri, January 5, 6-9pm
Beyond Words
Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N Carpenter St)
Free

Fri, January 5, 12:30pm
Field Foundation Information Session II
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th Street)
Free

Fri, January 5, 6-9pm
Cameron Harvey: See Without Seeing, Know Without Knowing
Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N Carpenter St)
Free

Fri, January 5, 5:30-7:30pm
Lee Grantham: Reverse Acrylic Paintings
Jean Albano Gallery (215 W Superior)
Free

Sat, January 6, 11am-4pm
B-Side Vinyl Shop + Swap
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Sat, January 6, 12pm-12am
AMFM Gallery One Year Anniversary
AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St)
Free

Sat, January 6, 3-4pm
Archiving Workshop VI
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

Sun, January 7, 2-5pm
Beauty Breaks: Re/use Re/fuse
F4F (2846 W 21st St)
Free

Mon, January 8, 7-9pm
Sam Trump
Currency Exchange Café (305 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Wed, January 8, 6:30-8:30pm
In-Session: The Perilous Journey of Maria Rosa Palacios
Threewalls (2738 W North Ave)
Free

Tue, January 9, 7:17-9:42am
Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons, 1997)
No Nation – Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab (1542 N Milwaukee Av Fl 2)
Free

Thurs, January 9, 6-9pm
Vives Q: Reimagining Queer Revolution
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th St)
Free

Fri, January 10, 6-9:30pm
Do Not Resist?
Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Thurs, January 11, 6-7pm
Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite 1968-1975
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Ave)
Free

Thurs, January 11, 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: Robert Burnier and Caroline Picard
The Arts Club of Chicago (201 E Ontario St)
Free

Thurs, January 11, 6-8pm
Rock, Paper, Image
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Ave)
Free

Thurs, January 11, 6-8pm
Jose Guerrero: Presente: A Memorial Print Portfolio
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Ave)
Free

Sat, January 13, 6pm
Falling For You: Michaela Murphy (act two)
Triumph (2055 W Cermak Rd)
Free

Sat, January 13, 7-12pm
Utopia Ball
Dfbrl8r (1463 W Chicago Av)
$5-15

Sat, January 13, 1-4pm
Burning Bowl 2018: Re-Imagining Tomorrow: Serving Our Communities Future
Morgan Park United Methodist Church (11030 S Longwood Dr)
Free

Sat, January 13, 1-4pm
Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power
Film Row Cinema (1104 S Wabash Ave)
Free

Sun, January 14, 2:30-5pm
2nd Sunday Open House and Volunteer Orientation
Read/Write Library Chicago (914 N California Ave)
Free

Sun, January 14, 3-5pm
Black In Front Of My Ears: On Blackness and My Dominican consciousness
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$5

Sun, January 14, 4-6pm
Emma Draves: Listen.
High Concept Labs (2233 S Throop St)
$10

Mon, January 15, 6-8pm
Chicago Women Take Action General Meeting
Bar Louie (47 W Polk St)
Free

Tue, January 16, 6-8pm
In Progress: Aymar Jean Christian
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Av)
Free

Wed, January 17, 3:30-5pm
Innovation in Chicago Dance and Disability
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development (1640 West Roosevelt Rd)
Free

Fri, January 19, 5-8pm
Félix Candela: Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for Mexico and Chicago
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Sat, January 20, 11am-1pm
Join Indivisible at the Women’s March to the Polls
Downtown Chicago
Free

January 21- March 11, 2:30-5pm
Fieldwork for Mixed Disciplines!
Outerspace (1474 N Milwaukee Ave)
$60

Fri, January 26, 1-2:15pm
Open Company Class with Christina Gonzalez-Gillett
Pulaski Park (1419 W Blackhawk St)
$10

Fri, January 26, 6-8pm
Mike Cloud: The Myth of Education
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St)
Free

Sat, January 27, 7pm
Resuscitate
Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (1463 W Chicago Ave)
$20-25

Sun, January 28, 2-4pm
Beyond Measure: Daniel Cerrejón and Carolyn Lazard
Tiger Strikes Astroid (319 N Albany Av)
Free

Sun, January 28, 6pm
Falling For You: Christalena Hughmanic (closing act)
Triumph (2055 W Cermak Rd)
Free

Sun, January 28, 2-5pm
Art of Sight, Sense of Feeling (last day)
The Franklin (3522 W Franklin Blvd)
Free

Mon, January 29, 5:30-7pm
Application Work Session #1 w/ Chicago Dancemakers Forum
DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E 56th Pl)
Free

Tues, January 30, 6:30pm
Civic Talks – “Race: Are We So Different?” with Joy L. Bivins, Lisa Yun Lee, and Natalie Moore
Chicago History Museum (1601 North Clark St)
$5-$10

Wed, January 31, 7pm
Eclipsing Festival Opening Ritual Participatory Music Coalition
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$10-20

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Featured Image: Taken from Catalyst Movmnt Presents: Lather Rinse Repeat/Fall Climb Release happening at Links Hall January 5th and 6th, featuring Keisha Janae, Trinity Dawn Bobo, and Keyierra Collins.