Weekend Arts Guide (4/25-4/28 2019)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: April 25, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Image Credit: Elemental, 2018, oil on canvas, by Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, as seen in her solo exhibition by the same title opening this weekend at Firecat Projects.

The weather is looking beautiful and Wicker Park Bucktown has crammed the weekend full of art! Our latest WPB Weekend Arts Guide is one of our busiest yet! Numerous exhibitions open or close, Independent Bookstore Day has happenings and readings all over the city, special markets and pop-ups abound, and there is very easily something for everyone over the next few days. Read up below on all the art WPB has on offer this weekend!


Thursday (4/25/2019)


Rainbo Club
Drinks and Laughs: Works by Stella Brown & Tamara Becerra Valdez
Opening Reception 7:00pm


Volumes Bookcafe
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America
Join us as we welcome editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freeman to discuss their work with youth migrants from Central America. They are a mass migration of thousands of young people from Central America, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita, (“Alone, Alone”), is a Voice of Witness collection of oral histories that tell the stories of youth refugees fleeing their home countries and traveling for hundreds of miles seeking safety and protection in the United States. These powerful narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the border, and their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of immigrant youth.
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday (4/26/2019)


Firecat Projects
Elemental: Paintings by Sarah Kaiser-Amaral
Sarah Kaiser-Amaral's exhibition of trompe l’oeil paintings is a meditation on the elemental forces of nature that flow through us. Fire, wind, and waves symbolize the energy within that compels her to paint. By blurring the boundaries between the figure and the ground, elements begin to break down and dissolve subjects. Stone, wood and flesh melt into the clouds. Fields of blue color emerge just as a storm breaks over the mountains. The paintings are a reflection of time, and the fleeting nature of life. Seasons change, fruit ripens, and memories fade away. This energy flows through the paint, like the swell of a wave that breaks over the rocks.
Opening Reception 7:00pm to 10:00pm


The Robey Chicago
Robey Made
Support local art, while enjoying a tasty cocktail in a beautiful space! Robey Made is a quarterly art show featuring work made by The Robey staff.
4:00pm to 9:00pm


Volumes Bookcafe
Speak: All Ages Open Mic
We want to create a safe space for Chicago's youth to perform and share their stories, poems, music and more! Join us for the last Friday each month as we open the store to Chicago's young talent. Adults can join the fun as well, but we ask that any work shared be appropriate for young audiences (i.e. No racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist language. No sex, drugs or violence.) We're excited to get this started. Teachers, spread the word!
6:30pm to 8:30pm


Saturday (4/27/2019)


AdventureLand Works on Paper
Chapter 3: T.U.T.'s Room
The next installment from the literary compass, Into the Wild, Chicago based artist Armani Howard brings us Chapter 3: T.U.T's Room. Covering the theme of reflection and self-growth, Howard creates a space and ode to a younger mind. Keeping the discovery of self at the forefront of his exploration and using his own text as the compass, Howard has orchestrated a body of work that is forever growing as time progress. From thought out childlike drawings adopting there way onto laborious sections of work, to the meticulous groundwork and research creating the world around it...the inclusive world that Howard has created not only allows you to see the world but become connected and apart of it, to feel, smell, hear and taste even.
Exhibition Closes - Final Day


Agitator Co-operative Gallery
Ghostskate Presents: Trurute Pop-Up Art Show
Ghostskate is excited to announce their 2019 season with this pop up show by Trurute at Agitator Gallery! Come join us with art, drinks, prizes and an hour of live stand-up comedy. We’re looking forward to an amazing new season of community building, skate education, competitions, and good ol’ fashion regular skate sessions. Comedians of the night: Sandy Lee, Jon Torres, Jess Martinez, Marcus Banks, and Steve Curry. Ghostskate‘s mission is to make skateboarding accessible to everyone and to help those who skateboard be stronger and safer skaters.
7:00pm to 10:00pm


iD Chicago
Clair Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith & Orgreen Trunk Show
View the entire eyewear and sunglass collections from Claire Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith and Orgreen showcasing the OG Decades collection- a sunglass collection that celebrates the epic journey of eyewear design and innovation that has taken place over the past 90 years, during which Oliver Goldsmith has been instrumental in helping craft and create designs that today are recognized as iconic and time defining. Each style is a representation of something that was taking place in eyewear fashion at that time. Enjoy personal fittings, a glass of bubbles and receive a $25.00 gift card to be used starting May 1st thru July 2019 with a $400.00 purchase made during the event as well as being entered to win a frame from one of the collections.
Noon to 4:00pm


Little Broken Things
Under the Influence
Join us for a metal themed art show featuring stencil work by local artist and musican Mike Galvan and a pop up shop by Blnk Haus Gallery. Beer will be provided by Marz Brewery. Bring your friends!
7:00pm to 10:00pm


Myopic Books
Myopic Poetry Series: Basil King & Martha King
Occasional readings and poet talks happen on our second floor. Admission is free.
7:00pm


Quimby's Bookstore
#ChiLoveBooks: Third Annual Independent Bookstore Day
More than two dozen independent bookstores in the greater Chicago area are collaborating on a third annual #ChiLoveBooksChallenge, which encourages book lovers to indulge in bookstore tourism by visiting 10 or more stores in a single day. Quimby’s is proud to participate. The annual challenge is being held again on Independent Bookstore Day, which is a one-day national party celebrating indie book stores on the last Saturday in April. Each store creates its own unique events—including guest authors, special kids’ story times, readings, contests, giveaways, and special sales. To begin their trip, readers can pick up a #ChiLoveBooks passport and their first stamp with an initial purchase of $25 or more from the store of their choice. Additional bookstore visits throughout the day (no purchase required) enable them to collect an additional stamp at each subsequent bookstore. The payoff comes for visits at the following levels: visit TEN stores in one day and get 10% off at all bookstores listed below for an ENTIRE YEAR or visit FIFTEEN stores in one day and get 15% off at all bookstores listed below for an ENTIRE YEAR!
11:00am to 10:00pm


Roots & Culture
Idol Workship: Spring Gala 2019
Roots & Culture's annual fundraising gala will be held at Assemblea (1350 W Erie St) this year. Join us for a Bacchanalian evening celebrating whatever you choose to worship: god, art, money, politics, fame, or the sun, moon, and stars! Individual tickets run $90 and virtual tables including six tickets and an amulet crafted by Cathy Hsiao for each guest run $550. The event will feature an (ir)reverently delectable dinner and bar by Easy Eats, the DJ stylings of Ross Kelly (Night Moves), and visuals by Glamhag and Gurtie Hansell. A silent auction has already been posted online and will continue live (and silent) at the gala. Lagunitas Brewing, Metro/Smart Bar, Revolution Brewing, Spice Note Tequila, and Tanta have already made generous donations to support the event.
6:30pm to 11:30pm


The Silver Room
Pleasure Principle
Pleasure Principle is a multimedia exhibition exploring the complexities of Black life, subcultural and counter-cultural communities. These select works conceptually engage with love and companionship, collective memory-work as an act of resistance, and query dominant societal narratives. Lustral explorations of civic life, afrofuturism and technology yield works of realism, fantasy and desire through photography, painting, illustration, sculpture, and installation. The exhibition, curated by Sadie Woods, will include work by Nicole Briggs, Dredske, Jory Drew, Stephanie Graham, Caswell James, Allen Moore, and Anthony Williams.
Opening Reception 2:00pm to 6:00pm

      
Volumes Bookcafe
Independent Bookstore Day - 9:30am to 10:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with you and every indie bookstore in the nation! It is a national bookstore party, and you are all invited. This year, you can get 25% off select pre-order books! We will have loads of fun things happening all day, all ending with Colin Asher's Never A Lovely So Real - a new Nelson Algren biography. What could be more Wicker Park literary than a Nelson Algren event?
StoryTime with Miss Nicole - 10:00am to 11:00pm
For Independent Bookstore Day Miss Nicole, Guidepost Montessoris Director, will be joining us for StoryTime.
Colin Asher on the life and work of Nelson Algren - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a reading of Colin Asher's Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren! This definitive biography reclaims Nelson Algren as a towering literary figure and finally unravels the enigma of his disappearance from American letters. Drawing from interviews, archival correspondence, and the most complete version of Algren’s 886-page FBI file ever released, Colin Asher portrays Algren as a dramatic iconoclast. A member of the Communist Party in the 1930s, Algren used his writing to humanize Chicago’s underclass, while excoriating the conservative radicalism of the McCarthy era. Asher traces Algren’s development as a thinker, his close friendship and falling out with Richard Wright, and his famous affair with Simone de Beauvoir. Most intriguingly, Asher uncovers the true cause of Algren’s artistic exile: a reckless creative decision that led to increased FBI scrutiny and may have caused a mental breakdown.


Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
Independent Bookstore Day
It's Indie Bookstore Day! Come out for the prize wheel spin, stay for the 826CHI student writing. We're proud to be one of 28 Chicagoland independent bookstores participating in the #ChiLoveBooks Challenge. Stop by 10 of the participating bookstores (including the Secret Agent Supply!) for 10% off all year. Stop by 15 for 15% off. The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. is a store with a not-so-secret mission: our wares encourage creative writing and imaginative play and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages. Every purchase supports 826CHI’s free programming.
11:00am to 6:00pm


Young Chicago Authors
Forms of Rest
Forms of Rest is a body of work by Jeremy and Farrah based on creating a practice where we carve out time to shut down all the demands, noise, and bright screens in order to focus on an exercise that renews our eyes and mind. Every brush stroke, every shape, and every form are decisive efforts of rest. Each element can be seen stacked, paired, repeated, or juxtaposed with other elements to create a visual narrative of our emotions or mental state.
Opening Reception 6:00pm to 10:00pm


Sunday (4/28/2019)


Agitator Co-operative Gallery
Texas Two-Step Dance Class & Workshop
Put on your boots and come learn the basic Texas Two-Step with some spins and dips! This class is taught by Caitlin Rafferty and J.B. Duckett. Space is limited to 30 attendees and tickets are $10. Also there’ll be a donation based wine and beer bar.
6:00pm to 8:00pm


The Den Theatre hosts Bazaar of the Occult
Gathering of the Goddesses 
Explore the ruins of a Greek temple and seek counsel from “The Divine Oracle” while you shop your inner Goddess with over 40 local vendors and makers like ErvinNic, MojoOwl, Spellbound Baths, ThinkUnique, Madame Moth, Mochi Oni, GardenGypsy Collective, Feminist Speakeasy, Folkgoblin, Lydia House, Full Moon Healing Stones and Wearable Art, Gypsy Warrior Tribe, Oddities Of Nature Jewelry, Girl Fawkes, Mickey Alice Kwapis, Bathomet, Amar&Riley, Limba Gal, Ghost Eyes, Space Oddities, Sacred Divine Goddess, Bead Streetz, The Empress & the Hierophant, Little Buddha, Erin Page - Kill Hatsumomo, Morbid Orchid Co, Rachie Jenn Originals, Moonlight BEEN, Alexandra Winthrop, Cloud Orchid Publishing, Ali Hunger, Lilac & Gooseberries, Spirit Sketches, Fern Massage, Dune Muse, Miss Henna Marie, and many more! All this along with tarot readings, giveaways, massage and spa, cocktails, live performances, and an experience with The Oracle you'll never forget.
5:00pm to 11:00pm


Gallery Cafe
Sip & Paint Your Pet
Come sip on your favorite beverage while creating a colorful, expressive portrait of your pet. Hosted at Gallery Cafe, artist Sarah Curl-Larson will walk you through the process of underpainting with complementary colors and layering texture to create a unique and lively painting of your favorite fur pal. Just bring your drink of choice and a photo of your pet! We will provide supplies, music and snacks. Please RSVP.
7:00pm to 10:00pm


Heaven Gallery
Margins, Material and Metaphor Artist Talk
Join artists Surabhi Ghosh and Olivia Valentine as they discuss their artistic practice and walk through their two person show, Margins, Material and Metaphor. Both Ghosh and Valentine use material and metaphor to challenge the composition of constructed spaces. In this exhibition, the two artists investigate their overlapping interest in materialized edges and metaphorical boundaries as defined by visual patterning. The installation of the individual artists’ sculptural textiles and drawings is a collaborative process between the two artists as they respond to the interior architecture of the gallery. Coffee by Starbucks and pastries by Artemios Bakery!
1:00pm


iD Chicago
Clair Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith & Orgreen Trunk Show
View the entire eyewear and sunglass collections from Claire Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith and Orgreen showcasing the OG Decades collection- a sunglass collection that celebrates the epic journey of eyewear design and innovation that has taken place over the past 90 years, during which Oliver Goldsmith has been instrumental in helping craft and create designs that today are recognized as iconic and time defining. Each style is a representation of something that was taking place in eyewear fashion at that time. Enjoy personal fittings, a glass of bubbles and receive a $25.00 gift card to be used starting May 1st thru July 2019 with a $400.00 purchase made during the event as well as being entered to win a frame from one of the collections.
Noon to 4:00pm


Jackson Junge Gallery
Time
The Jackson Junge Gallery presents Time, its second group exhibition of their 2019 season. This exhibit features 20 works of art in various mediums by artists from around the world. Time is a thought-provoking concept due to its many definitions and interpretations. For this exhibition, artists were encouraged to bring forth their own understandings of time. Time is endless. However, in our world today, time is considered one of the most valuable assets. The concept of time has been the subject of study in many different fields, including the arts, sociology, geology, biology and physics. When defined as a noun, time is “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In this exhibition, concepts revolve around time as an illusion, time’s effect on human life and time in regard to the environment.
Final Day - Exhibition Closes


No Nation Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab
Eternidad Convulsiva: An evening of performance
art
No Nation Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab presents an afternuevening of/with performance art in/out/through the fabrication of realities, truth in relation to how much forms and objects reveal their nature. Eternidad Convulsiva features works by Katie O’Neil, Maryam Faridani, Dubi Kaufmann, C.R. Cooper, Kevin W. Norris, Vimala Hile, Marina Cortes Calle, Joshua Roginski, John Lincoln-Vogel, Ryan Greenlee, and more.
5:33 pm to 9:44pm


Video Game Art Gallery
Polymorphism: Queer Encounters of Intimacy in Games
This exhibition explores the burgeoning field of interactive queer art, which gamifies the mechanics of intimate relationships and reinterprets traditional game concepts as a means to experience affection, desire, and love. While queer desire has been marginalized and pathologized in the mainstream, within LGBTQIA+ culture, a more inclusive acceptance of kink and diverse relationship structures is being articulated. Whether in the context of long-term romance, intimacy with multiple partners, or casual sex, these artworks place the practice of acting on attraction in the hands of the player, furthering our ability to express the personal experiences of an underserved culture and drawing a wider audience into conversations about gameplay and desire. Please be advised that this is a explicit show and content warnings may include nudity, sex, violence, mental illness, and suicide.
Exhibition Closes - Final Day 


Ongoing Exhibitions


Agitator Co-operative Gallery
Trauma Bodies Birds Waiting For The Bus: New Members Show
Agitator Gallery's newest members are having their first ever show and sell. Each member is showcasing work that is thought-provoking, irreverent, and completely unrelated. Exhibiting artist members include Sarah Bell, Jeff Horwat, Jen Lau, and Danielle "deo" Owensby.


Dreambox Gallery
Piotr Antonow 
Piotr Antonow’s paintings combine the elements of abstraction with realistic representation.  His compositions allow the lines, colors, and shapes to come together to define the realistic details of the form, that brings into view a degree of the inner world and the individuality of a subject. Piotr was born in Cracow, Poland.  Early in his life, he began painting and drawing in his parents’ art studio and he continued his studies at the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Cracow. After moving to the United States in 1986, Antonow took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and privately studied painting and drawing with Gay Riseborough.  He also studied under Eleanor Spiess-Ferris in the Evanston Art Center, where he now runs the figure drawing sessions.


Gallery Cafe
Jim Davis
This month, Gallery Cafe is featuring work by Jim Davis, a multi-talented, painter and poet.


gallery no one
I can't even
I can't even
 is an online exhibition made up of work from seven artists touching on the characteristics of the Internet in varying degrees, providing new modes of thinking for the new media and the contemporary Internet language.

   
Heaven Gallery
Hold Sway + Margins, Material and Metaphor
Hold Sway brings together two artists working with overlapping perspectives in paint and photography. Ellen Hanson’s paintings reveal partial views on free-standing intersecting canvases, emphasizing the illusion of the image. Hanson's multi-paneled paintings reveal intimate moments while at other angles their built-in barriers conceal, underscoring the nature of privacy. Aimée Beaubien draws parallels between photographs and landmasses in states of flux. Photos cascade and plates shift in a fractured landscape shaped by subterranean forces. At the core of this photo-based installation is a chance encounter with a three-ring binder of 35mm black and white contact sheets dating from the early 1970’s. Beaubien builds bridges between past and future via the visual records of two women, unknown to one another.
In Margin, Material and Metaphor, Surabhi Ghosh resituates marginalized narratives of everyday spaces by combining the spectacular with the mundane, transforming materials such as upholstery, vinyl and glass beads through repetitive processes of drawing, cutting, and stitching. Olivia Valentine’s work focuses on the construction of edges and interstitial spaces, stemming from her investigations into the space of the textile edge. Both Ghosh and Valentine use material and metaphor to challenge the composition of constructed spaces. In this exhibition, the two artists investigate their overlapping interest in materialized edges and metaphorical boundaries as defined by visual patterning. The installation the work is a collaborative process between the two as they respond to the interior architecture of the gallery.


Jackson Junge Gallery
Salt to Sand
Jackson Junge's Salt to Sand is a solo exhibition featuring paintings from Cape Cod and Scottsdale, AZ. These two places are where painter, Benjye Troob, lives seasonally and draws inspiration. Originally from New York, Troob’s artistic career blossomed while living in Chicago. Troob’s style has evolved from predominately working with the figure to a free flowing impressionist style. Salt to Sand, brings both places together in a way that shows the similarities and differences in these two diverse environments.


LVL3 Gallery
Source of Origin
LVL3 is proud to present Source of Origin a two-person show featuring Yani Aviles and Wyne Veen. Aviles works through objects and space using experimental material processes to complicate our awareness and challenge the way we receive information. Veen’s photographic and sculptural arrangements question concepts of production and scale in our overly manufactured lives. Source of Origin brings these two artists together to take a look at our perspectives and what it means to be with and without context. This exhibition highlights methods that reconsider platforms for processing information.


Roots & Culture
Bad Taste: Edward Cabral & Nick Van Zanten with Pete Brooks: Flipso Facto in the Milwaukee Avenue Window
Edward Cabral’s sculptures utilize the aesthetics of industrially processed foods to highlight their importance to American culture and identity. Using a combination of raw materials and the food itself, he pulls from his fabrication background to produce highly crafted objects that fragment the viewer’s expectations. His artwork is meant to blurs the line between industrially processed and industrial goods, and allow humor to be the point of entry for a critique on our contemporary foodways. Nick Van Zanten’s "Formfit" assemblages are entanglements of sewn “paintings,” garments, and their display stands.  Born out of an attraction to gaudy synthetic fabrics, from which he began to make himself clothes, they are designed to evoke a desiring gaze, and their physical form – soft, puffy, and (partly) wearable – begs to be held and touched. Yet they are also abject, being made of cheap fabric, reminiscent of outdated aesthetics, and most often lying unworn. The ‘Formfits’ are repellant and a bit embarrassing even as they draw you in.


Sideshow Gallery
Teen Movie Hell

An inferno of artistic takes on '80s teen cinema! Curated by Mike "McBeardo" McPadden in celebration of the release of his new book Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped


Toy de Jour
SPACE 2000
Episode One: The Future Doesn't Exist! SPACE 2000 is a Galaxxor group custom show starring Battle Babies, Dollar $lice Bootlegs, Doomco Designs, The Godbeast, Hammer of the Gods, Josh Izzo, JunkFed, Killer Bootlegs, ManorMonster? Studios, Mechazone, Mistuh Thye, Monsterforge, Nerfect, Shawnimals, Tyke Smyers, Toy Aisle Customs, Toy de Jour, Turbo Pistola, and Galaxxor (as himself)!


Vertical Gallery
6-Year Anniversary Group Show
Vertical Gallery, Chicago’s premier urban-contemporary art gallery, is thrilled to present a special exhibition celebrating our 6-year anniversary. Since opening our doors at 1016 N. Western Avenue in 2013, we have presented ambitious exhibitions with work influenced by street art, urban environments, graffiti, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. The show will feature over 40 artists - local, national & international - from 14 different countries with artistic styles that have shaped the gallery’s programming over the years including Alex Senna (BR), Amose (FR), Andreas Englund (SE), Andrew Watch (CA), Anthony Lister (AU), Beejoir (TH), Ben Eine (UK), Ben Frost (AU), Ben Slow (UK), Brad Novak (NZ), Brandon Boyd (US), Candice Tripp (UK), Chad Hasegawa (US), Christopher Cosnowski (US), Chris Cunningham (UK), CLS (US), Collin van der Sluijs (NL), Deih (ES), Dot Dot Dot (NO), Fourhundred ML (CA), Grant William Thye (US), Hebru Brantley (US), Herakut (DE), James Thistlethwaite (UK), Jas Petersen (US), Joseph Renda Jr. (US), Kayla Mahaffey (US), LIE (US), Martin Whatson (NO), Mau Mau (UK), Merlot (US), Merry James (US), Philip Bosmans (BE), Pipsqueak Was Here!!! (NL), Pizza in the Rain (US), Pure Evil (UK), RYCA (UK), Sergio Farfan (US), Shark Toof (US), Steve Seeley (US), TRUST iCON (UK), and XOOOOX (DE).


 

Locations

Thursday (4/25/2019)
Rainbo Club: Drinks and Laughs: Works by Stella Brown & Tamara Becerra Valdez - opening reception 7:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday (4/26/2019)
Firecat Projects: Elemental: Paintings by Sarah Kaiser-Amaral - opening reception 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Robey Chicago: Robey Made - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Speak: All Ages Open Mic - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday (4/27/2019)
AdventureLand Works on Paper: Chapter 3: T.U.T.'s Room - exhibition closes
Agitator Co-operative Gallery: Ghostskate Presents: Trurute Pop-Up Art Show - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
iD Chicago: Clair Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith & Orgreen Trunk Show - noon to 4:00pm
Little Broken Things: Under the Influence - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Myopic Books: Myopic Poetry Series: Basil King & Martha King - 7:00pm
Quimby's Bookstore: #ChiLoveBooks: Third Annual Independent Bookstore Day - 11:00am to 10:00pm
Roots & Culture: Idol Worship: Spring Gala 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm
The Silver Room: Pleasure Principle - opening reception 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Independent Bookstore Day + StoryTime with Miss Nicole + Colin Asher on the life and work of Nelson Algren - 9:30pm to 10:00pm with StoryTime 10:00am and Colin Asher 7:00pm
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.: Independent Bookstore Day - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Young Chicago Authors: Forms of Rest - opening reception 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday (4/28/2019)
Agitator Co-operative Gallery: Texas Two-Step Dance Class & Workshop - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Den Theatre hosts Bazaar of the Occult: Gathering of the Goddesses - 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Gallery Cafe: Sip & Paint Your Pet - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Heaven Gallery: Margins, Material and Metaphor Artist Talk - 1:00pm
iD Chicago: Clair Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith & Orgreen Trunk Show - noon to 4:00pm
Jackson Junge Gallery: Time - exhibition closes
No Nation Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab: Eternidad Convulsiva: An evening of performance art - 5:33pm to 9:44pm
VGA Gallery: Polymorphism: Queer Encounters of Intimacy in Games - exhibition closes

Ongoing Exhibitions
Agitator Co-operative Gallery: Trauma Bodies Birds Waiting For The Bus: New Members Show 
Dreambox Gallery: Piotr Antonow
Gallery Cafe: Jim Davis
gallery no one: I can't even
Heaven Gallery: Hold Sway Margins, Material and Metaphor
Jackson Junge Gallery: Salt to Sand
LVL3 Gallery: Source of Origin
Roots & Culture: Bad Taste: Edward Cabral & Nick Van Zanten Pete Brooks: Fipso Facto in the Window
Sideshow Gallery: Teen Movie Hell
Toy de Jour: SPACE 2000
Vertical Gallery: 6 Year Anniversary Group Show