Free events Logan Center
Where: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th Street, 773.702.ARTS (2787).
Some of these events sound really cool. Also scroll down and on Oct 13-15 there’s a free jazz festival. Tickets limited.
12 hour art marathon te celebrate the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted. Registration is recommended.
The 12-hour, Logan Five Year Bash consists of programming for all ages including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more.
EXHIBITION Cinthia Marcelle and Thiago Mata Machado: Divine Violence Logan Center Gallery
Presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and curated by Yesomi Umolu, Divine Violence speculates on the potential for revolution in everyday life.
EXHIBITION Henri Matisse: Jazz Lower Level
Matisse created a series of paper cutouts and papier découpés, which were published in Jazz, a 1947 limited-edition book that contained his written memoirs. Matisse titled this series Jazz because it suggested a connection between art and musical improvisation.
EXHIBITION Jazz & Blues Photo Exhibition: A Photographer’s View Café Logan
This exhibition celebrates Chicago’s vibrant jazz and blues scene and showcases the talents of Chicago are photographers whose work includes original images of Chicago-based jazz and blues musicians.
EXHIBITION The Logan Center Effect First and Second Floor Displays
Curated by art history major Martina Lentino, Class of 2019, The Logan Center Effect is an exhibition celebrating the opening of the Logan Center in 2012 and the exhibitions, performances, and programs it has made possible over the past five years.
FILM Made-Up with Danny Volk (MFA’14) Great Hall
Artists in their studios talk about life and art while doing the host’s makeup.
FILM South Side Home Movie Project Archive Collection Drop Off
The South Side Home Movie Project is an initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and study amateur films from Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods from the 1920s to the 1980s. Bring in your home movies before, during, and after the Bash for general assessment by SSHMP staff. Please visit the Keeble Welcome Desk at the North entrance for information, 773.795.3329 or here.
FILM Department of Visual Arts: Screen Share Video Gallery
Screen Share Video Gallery is committed to showcasing screen-based media at the Logan Center, designed as a way to showcase student work made in various Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) production courses, including Video, Animation, and On Time & Space.
THEATER the ParaSite: Large-scale, Transmedia, Alternate Reality Game (ARG) Gidwitz Lobby & Theater West
the ParaSite is a narratively-driven transmedia game which transformed UChicago’s class of 2021’s college orientation.
Get Your Swag On
As you explore the festival, participate in the self-guided scavenger hunt starting at the North and South Entrances and stop by the swag sales table at the North Entrance. Head over to Gidwitz Lobby to add to our Polaroid Wall, and get your picture taken at the SmileBooth and share your pictures with the hashtag #MadeAtLogan.
POETRY Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards Performance Hall / 11:30am–1pm
Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Logan Center, is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards. The awards go to youth across the entire state.
MUSIC Funkadesi Outdoor Concert Courtyard / 1–2pm
Award-Winning Funkadesi blends Indian music (bhangra, bollywood, folk) with reggae, funk, and Afro-Caribbean grooves.
VISUAL ARTS A Conversation with Thiago de Paula Souza on Divine Violence Performance Penthouse / 2-3pm
Brazilian curator Thiago de Paula Souza will give a talk on the Logan Center exhibition Divine Violence in conversation with Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center Exhibitions Curator.
FILM South Side Home Movie Project Screening and Discussion with Candace Ming Screening Room / 2–3pm
Selections from the SSHMP archive will be presented. Ming will discuss the donation and preservation process, as well as the growth of the project’s digital archive over the last two years. Ming will be joined by two donor families to discuss their experiences with the project and their home movies.
WORKSHOP Woodshop Workshop: Board Games Logan Center Shop / 2–3pm
A fun, family-friendly workshop activity. Try your hand at turning lumber harvested on-campus into cutting boards, a beautiful and functional tool for your kitchen. Please note: Supplies are limited. Reserve a spot at the North reception desk at the Logan Center beginning at 11:30am on Saturday, October 7th. First come, first served. Limit one per household, please.
WORKSHOP LEGO® Animation with Dave Pickett Room 603 / 2–3pm
Enjoy a 90-minute session of LEGO® animation with LEGO® animation guru Dave Pickett (AB’07). Using just your smartphone and creativity, learn to conceptualize and complete a mini-film with a group of brilliant LEGO® builders and share your film in a mini-film festival the final 15 minutes of the workshop. Best for ages 8 and up.
WORKSHOP Arts and Crafts with Live Arts Studio Gidwitz Lobby / 2–4pm
Have you ever imagined creating your own miniature skyscraper? Now is your chance to design and build the building of your dreams. With the direction of Live Arts Studio you will experiment with colors, textures, and materials that will bring your coolest skyscraper to life.
THEATER + MUSIC Midday Performance Festival Courtyard / 2–5pm
2:15pm – Off Off Campus
3pm – Jazz Ambassadors Ensemble
3:45pm – Unaccompanied Women
4:30pm – Rhythm and Jews
The Courtyard will host three hours of running performances from UChicago student groups and community partners.
WORKSHOP + THEATER Le Vorris & Vox presents: Circus Roulette Room 701 / 2–5pm
Ever been interested in standing on someone’s shoulders, forming a human pyramid, or being lifted in the air with the greatest of ease? Join UChicago’s Le Vorris & Vox Circus at 2-2:45 or 3-3:45 to learn the basics of partner acrobatics. Spaces are limited to 30 per workshop . Come by at 4pm to see and participate in Circus Roulette. All viewers are welcome to enter and exit the performance area at their leisure, and there is no limit on crowd size.
VISUAL ARTS DoVA Open Studios DoVA Studios / 2–5:30pm
The MFA classes of ’18 and ’19 and senior BA class of ’18 at the University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) invite you to join us for an afternoon of open studios. Our interdisciplinary art program’s studios will be open for observation and conversation.
INTERACTIVE ARTS Graphics Powder Film Production Lab 014 / 2–7:30pm
Graphics Powder is a multi-sensory virtual reality experience celebrating and critiquing motion capture databases from the 2000s. Audience members are invited to engage with the project.
INTERACTIVE ARTS Randomness and Mind Games Room 028 / 2–7:30pm
UChicago students created an immersive and interactive environment which initially evokes a question—what is the effect of randomness and unpredictability on our perception?—and then strives to answer it. Through virtual reality experiences and (physical reality) games, this project aims to shed light on how humans deal with the unknown.
POETRY Youth Spoken Word Showcase Café Logan / 2:30–3:30pm
At this showcase, you will hear from Rebirth Poetry Ensemble (high school troupe) and Reborn Poetry Ensemble (elementary troupe), middle school poets, and young writers from across the state who have received honorable mentions in the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poet Laureate Awards.
WORKSHOP Workshop with Hyde Park School of Dance Performance Penthouse / 3–4pm
Let your child explore the power of using their body to creatively build human sculptures in this creative movement class. They will learn to build shapes individually and as a group with the amazing team at the Hyde Park School of Dance. Best for ages 2–5.
WORKSHOP The Funky Headphone Architect Design Workshop with DJ Mastermix Room 802 / 3–4pm
Participants will design their own artistic but funky customized headphone set while listening to their Silent Disco selection. Best for ages 7 and up.
FILM South Side Projections: Family Film Screening Screening Room / 3-4pm
Enjoy family-friendly, architecture-themed short films with South Side Projections in celebration of the Logan Center’s anniversary and the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial.
ARCHITECTURE Building Tours Begin at South Entrance of the Logan Center / 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Explore the architecture of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
VISUAL ARTS Jazz and Blues Photo Exhibition Artist Reception and Awards Café Logan / 4–5pm
A juried exhibition celebrating Chicago’s vibrant jazz and blues scene and showcasing the talents of Chicago area photographers. From the images selected to be exhibited, the jury will announce images for special recognition at this opening reception.
WORKSHOP Kitchen Sink: Art Making Workshop for Parade Room 401 / 4–5pm
Stop by this workshop and make yourself festive wearables and playthings, such as garments, masks, and musical instruments. Then join in a parade through Logan Center’s labyrinth of stairs, hallways, bridges, and terraces—ending with a barbecue in the Courtyard.
THEATER APS/CPL—Excerpts from Summer Incubator: Salonathon Performance Lab / 4-5pm
Salonathon is “a home for underground, emerging, and genre-defying art,” dedicated to carving channels and offering platforms to work that might not otherwise get made and shared. 2017 Residents AJ Ware, Ivan Resendiz, and Maggie Kubley + Matthew Sherbach will be sharing excerpts from their exciting works-in-progress.
Cocktail Lounge, LEGO® Building, and Mural Painting
DelGiorno Terrace, 3rd Floor / 4–11pm
Enjoy the view from our rooftop terrace as you partake of signature drinks at our cash bar and let your inner artist out.
FILM Screen Share Video Gallery presents: Post-Splice: New Directions in Video from DoVA Screening Room / 4:15-5pm
Screen Share Video Gallery is committed to showcasing screen-based media at the Logan Center, designed as a way to showcase student work made in various production courses in DoVA, including Video, Animation, and On Time and Space.
BASH BBQ Logan Center Bash BBQ Celebrating our Partners Courtyard / 5–7:20pm
Enjoy community, food, and fun in a Courtyard BBQ celebrating our partners. Sponsored in part by Weber Grill, the outdoor dinner party will include live performances by UChicago’s Dirt Red Brass Band and avery r. young & de deacon board. The BBQ is free; wine and beer is available for purchase at Café Logan.
COMMUNITY PARADE Kitchen Sink: Parade Begin at North Entrance of the Logan Center / 5:30-6pm
Whether this is the first time in the building or you’re visiting an old friend, Kitchen Sink invites you to see and use the building as you have never done before. Join us as we go on parade through the Logan Center.
FILM Fire Escape Films: Student Film Screening Screening Room / 6:15-7pm
View a selection of the best that Fire Escape Films has to offer. A diverse lineup of student films made at the University of Chicago over the last five years.
Chamber Music Soirée
Performance Penthouse / 7:30–9pm
Student ensembles from the Department of Music’s Chamber Music Program present an evening of classical works.
DANCE An Evening of Dance: 6 Acts in Motion Theater East / 7:30–9pm
Join us for an evening of dance performances featuring a diverse group of talented professional and youth artists including Ayodele Drum and Dance, Hyde Park School of Dance, Kenwood School of Ballet, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, Praize Productions and South Chicago Dance Theater.
FILM Featured Film Program: Sita Sings the Blues Screening Room / 7:30–9pm
The Film Studies Center shows films in the Screening Room throughout the year. Come see a special screening of Sita Sings the Blues. Tragedy, comedy and musical collide in this gloriously animated film from Nina Paley.
MUSIC Logan Center Five Year Bash Closing Performance featuring Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Courtyard / 9–10:30pm
Hypnotic Brass are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago and have toured the world with famous artists.
BASH DANCE PARTY Dance Party w/ DJs Performance Penthouse / 10:30pm–12am
Party down during the last celebratory event of the Five Year Bash. Head up to the Penthouse for a night of dancing presented by Chicago Morning Prelude Dance Party featuring DJ Terry James who will provide the vibes as we bring an energetic close to the 12-hour festival.
Logan Center Bluesfest
When: When: October 13–15, 2017, Various times.
The Logan Center Bluesfest will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center.
Many of the events during the Logan Center Bluesfest are free. For tickets to Logan Center Bluesfest events, and to make reservations for workshops, please visit here. If you’re interested, act fast. The free tickets will go.