Weekend Arts Guide (12/17-12/20/2020)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: December 17, 2020 - December 20, 2020

Image Credit: Pearl from the game Gardenarium, by Paloma Dawkins, is available as a poster from Video Game Art Gallery.

With snowy start to the weekend and a cosmic convergence to end it as we celebrate the winter solstice, it's a great time to show your support of the local arts and related neighborhood businesses! Read the latest WPB Weekend Arts Guide for all you need to know make the best of the next few days, whether out in the WPB Window Wonderland or from home under some blankets.

Please note that the current situation has a lot of businesses adapting quickly. Hours listed here may not be exact and are subject to change at any moment. Please check in with a business before visiting in person and be patient and understanding if hours differ from those here or a space has elected to change their reopening strategy. And be sure to always wear a mask in public, in businesses, and while on public ways with others. Wash your hands frequently and remain properly distanced. Always respect a business' customer limit, health practices, and hygiene requirements. 

We also suggest visiting the ARTS FOR ILLINOIS website! 



WPB WINDOW WONDERLAND
The WPB Window Wonderland, presented by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, aims to celebrate and highlight the holiday shopping season in WPB. Shops throughout Wicker Park Bucktown are invited to decorate their store windows to encourage shoppers to visit our neighborhood this season. Participating business decorate their windows for the holidays with a theme of their choice and receive votes from shoppers for favorite window via Instagram.


Open 


BORDEL
Open for Limited Hours with Outdoor Pavilion at Mama Delia's
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping still available
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and YouTube 
Support by purchasing a gift card 


CHOP SHOP: 1st WARD EVENTS
Heated Patio Open: Delivery and carry-out options available 

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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card or a print 


DAVID LEONARDIS GALLERY
Current Special: Happy Holidays Sale
Open for Regular Hours
Shop Online
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube 


DUSTY GROOVE
Open for Limited Hours with Addition Pickup Window Hours
Shop Online: Shipping available 
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FIREFLY FIBER ARTS STUDIO
Open By Appointment Only
Current Trunk Show: Big Sky Yarn Company
Virtual Stitching Hour: Saturday, December 19 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Shop Online and Explore Virtual & Private Lessons 
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GALLERY CAFE
Open for Limited Hours
Current Exhibition: Detached Connection
Shop Online
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Support by purchasing a gift card


HEAVEN GALLERY
Open for Limited Hours 
Current Exhibitions: Cups and Swords and Eyes & Surface Tension 
Cups and Swords and Eyes Virtual Artist Talk
: Saturday, December 19 - noon 
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Support by making a donation or support the Arts & Local Business Relief Fund


JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibition: Will Armstrong: A Well Worn Path 
Shop Online: Shipping, pickup, and local delivery available
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Support purchasing a gift card with an extra 10% credit back 


LVL3 GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours and By Appointment
Closing Exhibition: Echoes In Rain
Gallery hosts a variety of online and virtual content 
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr 


LINE DOT EDITIONS
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibitions: Polly Jimenez, Zach Schrey, Dovie Golden, and More
Shop Online
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LITTLE BROKEN THINGS
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibition: Tiffani Elmore: Starved Distractions
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Support by making a donation 


MYOPIC BOOKSTORE
Open for Limited Hours
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NEIGHBORLY
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping Available
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Support by making a donation and purchasing a gift card or gift box 
Or sponsor a front line worker's care package 


QUIMBY'S BOOKSTORE
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Curbside pickup and mail order available
Follow on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, the Quimblog, their podcast, and Twitter 
Support by purchasing a gift card or Quimby's schwag 


RECKLESS RECORDS
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Delivery and pickup available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


ROOTS & CULTURE 
Window Exhibit Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibition: Anthony Sims: Spectated Specter
Online content and archived exhibitions
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Support by making a donation 


SHUGA RECORDS 
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Local pickup & shipping available
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card 


SIDESHOW GALLERY 
Open for Limited Hours

Shop Online: Delivery or pickup options available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


SPRINGBOARD ARTS
Now Open By Appointment Only
Current Exhibition: Illuminate
Shop Online 
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STORE B VINTAGE
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online with various platforms
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TOY DE JOUR: VINTAGE, TOYS, ARTS & FARTS
Open for Limited Hours and By Appointment
Shop Online
: Shipping and curbside pickup available

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Support by purchasing a gift card 


VERTICAL GALLERY
Open for Limited Hours
Current Exhibition: Miami in Chicago
Shop Online 
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VOLUMES BOOKCAFE
Open for Limited Hours
Virtual Storytime
: Saturday, December 19 - 10:30am on Facebook Live
Shop Online: Limited shipping, pickup & delivery available
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Support by making a donation purchasing a gift card 


THE WINDY KITTY CAT CAFE AND LOUNGE
Open by Appointment Only
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Support by volunteering, fosteringmaking a donation, or purchasing a T-shirt 


Virtual Events/Exhibitions & Online Shopping


AGITATOR CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
Explore online archives, virtual evens, and social media content
Current Exhibition: Get Art / Give Back: 31 artists in 31 days
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Support by becoming a patron 


AUDIOTREE
STAGED: Meat Wave: Thursday, December 17 - 8:00pm
STAGED: Waco Brothers Annual Xmas Show: Saturday, December 19 - 8:00pm
Shop online, explore digital archives, playlists, and stream live performances
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COLLABORACTION
Crucial Connections: Thursday, December 17 - 8:00pm
Hosting Virtual Events and Resources
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Support by making a donation or becoming a regular donor 


CONCORD MUSIC HALL 
CIVLIZATION: A Virtual Concert Series: Friday, December 18 - 8:00pm
Activity Pages

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Support by making a donation 


DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET
Hosting Virtual Events on Social Media
Sunday Night Social Lounge
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Support by making a donation 


DORIAN'S: THROUGH THE RECORD SHOP 
CIVLIZATION: A Virtual Concert Series: Friday, December 18 - 8:00pm
Order a Quarantine Care Package or Fundraiser Set for Pickup 
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify 
Support by making a donation 


ESCAPE ARTISTRY
Offering Virtual Experiences 
Support the Artists' Resource Mobilization Mask-ER-Aid or buy a mask
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tripadvisor, Twitter, and YouTube 
Support by purchasing the gift of a future room escape 


FIRECAT PROJECTS
Hosting Virtual Content
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FREE STREET THEATER
Hosting Virtual Content

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Support by making a donation 


THE HIDEOUT
Hideout Online Livestream

Friday, December 18:
     LP's Happy Hour - 5:00pm
     Vundabar - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 20:
     Robbie Fulks Online Residency - 8:00pm
Shop Online
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Support by making a donation or purchasing Hideout "Bucks" 
OR purchase one of the above prints by Dmitry Samarov 


LANGER OVER DICKIE
Hosting Virtual Content
Shop Online
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Support by making a donation 


OUT OF SITE CHICAGO
Hosting Virtual Content
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SUBTERRANEAN 
CIVLIZATION: A Virtual Concert Series: Friday, December 18 - 8:00pm
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Support by making a donation, ordering food, or buying a gift cardshirt, or print


TRAP DOOR THEATRE
Decomposed Theatre: Episode 3: Thursday, December 17 - 8:00pm
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content
Watch Past Productions on Vimeo 
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Support by making a donation 


VIDEO GAME ART GALLERY
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content and the VGA Reader
Shop Online and play:
     Consume Me 
     Everything is going to be OK 
     how do you Do It 
     Lieve Oma 
     This Is Just A Normal, Run-Of-The-Mill Walking Simulator And Everything Is Fine, Don’t Worry About It 
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Support by making a donation  


VITTUM THEATER & ADVENTURE STAGE 
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content
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Support by purchasing a ticket or making a donation 


WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET
VIRTUAL WINTER MARKET: Delivery or Pickup
Order Deadline: Friday, December 18 - midnight
Pickup
: Sunday, December 20 - 10:00pm to 1:00pm
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!


WICKER PARK SECRET AGENT SUPPLY CO. & 826CHI
Shop Online: Pickup, shipping, and local delivery available
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Support by making a donation 


YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS
Hosting online and virtual programming 
Saturday, December 19:
     Check the Method - 1:00pm on Zoom
     Emcee Wreckshop - 4:00pm on Zoom
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Support by making a donation 


Ongoing Fundraisers


CHOPIN THEATRE
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Support by making a donation 


THE COMEDY CLUBHOUSE
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Support by making a donation


THE DEN THEATRE
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Support staff by making a donation or the venue as a regular donor 


EQUITY ARTS
Follow on Facebook and Instagram
Support by making a donation 


EXIT
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
Support by making a donation or purchasing a print or Tiny Guide


RAINBO CLUB
Follow on Instagram
Support by making a donation 


 

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