Weekend Arts Guide (5/31-6/3 2018)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA#33
Date: May 31, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Image Credit: Work by Josiah McElheny in Cosmic Love at Corbett vs. Dempsey

This weekend's arts guide is big one as we kick off the summer gallery season and the month of June with a packed Friday night full of must-see art and the start of the Wicker Park Farmers Market on Sunday!

Start your weekend intrigue off early on Thursday night at Quimby's Bookstore when Georgia Webber reads from her book Dumb: Living Without a Voice or Volumes Bookcafe where Dave Zirin discusses his book Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. Both events begin at 7:00pm.

Friday night is our big night this weekend! The first day of the month is also the first Friday, which means the monthly festivities of First Friday at Flat Iron Arts is back! Check out open studios in the Flat Iron Arts building from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and continue the fun and happenings at The Hall at The Robey from 7:00pm to 11:00pm with music and artwork plus pieces from YellowKorner's archive. Across Milwaukee Avenue, Heaven Gallery hosts their Classical Music Series with Chicago Solisti from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Corbett vs. Dempsey will open their new show Josiah McElheny: Cosmic Love with a reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. AdventureLand Works on Paper will hold an opening reception from 7:00pm to 10:00pm for Where The Years Take You by Rick Telander. A few blocks up Western, Bucktown Gallery will also have an opening reception for their exhibition Fasion, Body, and Garment from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. Quimby's kicks off the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) with the 5 Cartoonists, 1 City: Minneapolis Showcase at 7:00pm. And Bad Grammar Theater returns to Volumes Bookcafe with readings of Chicago's best horror, fantasy, and sci-fi read by their authors from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Slow down and enjoy some coffee and comics on Saturday. Challengers Comics will host Adventure Time/Hero Initiative from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Grab lunch and a drink down the street at Bite Cafe's Art Reception & Happy Hour event from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sunday kicks off the start of the neighborhood market season with the official first day of the Wicker Park Farmers Market and CREATE Series from 8:00am to 2:00pm! Be sure to stop by and take in the many different activities planned and grab some regional, sustainable food for your pantry! While you're out, stop by Heaven Gallery for The Smile Behind the Mask Artist Talk at 1:00pm. And wrap up your day with a Crochet for Knitters workshop at Firefly Fiber Arts Studio from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Continuing exhibitions to catch around the neighborhood this weekend include Joan d'ArcambalRemember That You Have Not Been There, and Susan Smith Trees at ARC Gallery; Vito Desalvo: Back and Forth at Firecat Projects; Monster and The Smile Behind the Mask at Heaven Gallery; Bringing Sexy Back at Jackson Junge Gallery; Moments in Between at LVL3 Gallery; and Mel Cook & Molly Colleen O'Connell- Mother of the Clown at Roots & Culture with Clothilde Cook- Ascension Turns In On Itself accompanying in the Window Gallery.


Click on gallery/location names below for links to more information!

Thursday (5/31/2018)
Quimby's Bookstore: Georgia Webber Reads from Dumb: Living Without a Voice - 7:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Dave Zirin discusses Jim Brown: Last Man Standing - 7:00pm

Friday (6/1/2018)
AdventureLand GalleryWhere The Years Take You by Rick Telander - opening reception 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Bucktown GalleryFashion, Body, and Garment - opening reception 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Corbett vs. DempseyJosiah McElheny: Cosmic Love - opening reception 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Flat Iron Arts: FIRST FRIDAY at Flat Iron Arts and The Hall at The Robey with work from YellowKorner - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Heaven Gallery: Classical Music Series- Chicago Solisti - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Quimby's Bookstore: C.A.K.E. Kick-off: 5 Cartoonists, 1 City: Minneapolis Showcase - 7:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Bad Grammar Theater - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday (6/2/2018)
Bite Cafe: Art Reception & Happy Hour - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Challengers ComicsAdventure Time/Hero Initiative - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday (6/3/2018)
Firefly Fiber Arts Studio: Crochet for Knitters - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Heaven GalleryThe Smile Behind the Mask Artist Talk - 1:00pm
Wicker Park: WPB Farmers Market and CREATE Series - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Ongoing Exhibitions
ARC GalleryJoan d'ArcambalRemember That You Have Not Been ThereSusan Smith Trees
Firecat ProjectsVito Desalvo: Back and Forth
Heaven GalleryMonsterThe Smile Behind the Mask
Jackson Junge GalleryBringing Sexy Back
LVL3 Gallery: Moments in Between
Roots & CultureMel Cook & Molly Colleen O'Connell- Mother of the ClownClothilde Cook- Ascension Turns In On Itself in the Window Gallery