Weekend Arts Guide: The Cautious Reopening (6/5-6/7 2020)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Image Credit: A mural by Nick Apple on the plywood at Cracked. Several artists have come out to beautify boarded up storefronts and facades across the neighborhood this past week, many with messages of solidarity for current protests.

Along with a very eventful week across the city, nation, and world, the Cautious Reopening of Phase 3 has officially begun in Chicago. As part of that transition, we are moving away from our Week[IN]d Arts Guides and slowly back toward our regular format. We're all in this together as we move forward! This week we our guide is broken into three sections, devoted to reopened businesses and spaces, places remaining largely closed but still offering online exhibitions and shopping or virtual events, and businesses that are still closed but have ongoing fundraisers and social media presence. So read up to see where you can begin to visit again, ways to still get your art fix from home, and means of continuing to support your local art spaces and venues. Many of these spaces are also offering resources for solidarity and support of current protests as well as ways to get involved and help build community. So check in with your favorite local arts organizations and spaces and see what you can do for them and the community at large. 

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! 


Reopened 


CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION
Reopened with Limited Hours
M/T/Th-S: 11:00am to 5:00pm
W: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Su: Closed
Shop Online: Pickup and priority mail still available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


CHOP SHOP: 1st WARD EVENTS
Reopened: Reservations required
Delivery and carry-out options available

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


FIRECAT PROJECTS
Reopened for Regular Hours
M-S: 10:00pm to 4:00pm
Current Exhibition: John Gnagy: You Are the Artist
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FIREFLY FIBER ARTS STUDIO
Reopened with Limited Hours

W-S: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Su-T: Closed
Vulnerable Maker Hours
W/S - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Shop Online and Explore Virtual Tutorials 
Current Trunk Show: Hu Made Hand Dyed Yarn
Virtual Stitching Hour: Saturday, June 6 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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GALLERY CAFE
Reopened with Limited Hours
Daily: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Current Exhibition: Blake Jones
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JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
Reopened with Limited Hours
Daily: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Shop Online: Shipping, pickup, and local delivery available
Contactless framing available

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Support purchasing a gift card with an extra 10% credit back 


LITTLE BROKEN THINGS
Reopened By Appointment Only
Seeking an artist for a Black Lives Matter Solidarity Mural
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Support by making a donation 


SIDESHOW GALLERY 
Reopened with Limited Hours

M-S: 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Su: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Shop Online: Delivery or pickup options available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


Virtual Events/Exhibitions & Online Shopping


AGITATOR CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
This = That, 2020 
Explore online archives and social media content
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Support by making a donation or becoming a patron 


AUDIOTREE
Shop online, explore digital archives, playlists, and stream live performances
Autiotree is collecting stories and artwork from recent and current protests at info@audiotree.tv
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COLLABORACTION
Being a White Ally (Co-Conspirator): Friday, June 5 - 12:00pm on Zoom
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Support by making a donation or becoming a regular donor 


CONCORD MUSIC HALL
Livestream Schedule and Activity Pages

Friday, June 5:
     Lil Tjay (Live On Location) - 7:00pm
     The String Cheese Incident (NugsTV) 7:00pm
     Sturgill Simpson (NugsTV) - 7:00pm
Saturday, June 6:
     Dead & Company (One More Saturday Night) - 7:00pm
     Trevor Hall (NugsTV) - 7:00pm
Sunday, June 7:
     Widespread Panic (NugsTV) - 7:00pm
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Support by making a donation 


DAVID LEONARDIS GALLERY
Shop Online: 25% Off Everything
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DUSTY GROOVE
Shop Online: Local pickup window open & shipping available 
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FREE STREET THEATER
Online Content & Programming  
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Support by making a donation 

   
HEAVEN GALLERY
Reopening Event Scheduled for June 19 + A Messsage from the Gallery  
Current Exhibitions: From a Strange Place + Open 24 Hours
Contact to purchase artwork
Weekly specials support the Arts & Local Business Relief Fund
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Support by making a donation 


THE HIDEOUT
Shop Online
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube 
Support by making a donation or purchasing Hideout "Bucks" 
OR purchase one of the above prints by Dmitry Samarov 


LANGER OVER DICKIE
On Display: Daily Dosage of Internet, video projection by Maryam Faridani 
Shop Online
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Support by making a donation 


LVL3 GALLERY
Gallery hosts a variety of online and virtual content 
Upcoming Exhibition: Direct Sunlight
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LINE DOT EDITIONS
Current Exhibition: Vivian Le: Participation is Part of Your Grade 
Shop Online
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NEIGHBORLY
Shop Online: Local pickup & free domestic shipping on orders over $50
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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
Shop Online: Curbside pickup, local delivery, and mail order available
Offering special Qustomized Quimby's Quarantine Zine Packages
Follow on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, the Quimblog, their podcast, and Twitter 
Support by purchasing a gift card or Quimby's schwag 


RECKLESS RECORDS
Shop Online or Place a Hold: Delivery and Pickup
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


ROOTS & CULTURE 
Postponed Exhibition: In This House We Laugh: Chelsea A. Flowers & Jesse Meredith with Hex: Voyeur in the Window
Online content and archived exhibitions
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Support by making a donation 


SHUGA RECORDS 
Shop Online for local pickup & delivery: 10% Off with code "thanku"
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card 


SUBTERRANEAN 
Flatfoot 56 Live Stream: Friday, June 5 - 8:00pm
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Support by making a donation or buying a gift cardT-shirt, or a print 


TOY DE JOUR: VINTAGE, TOYS, ARTS & FARTS
Shop Online
: Shipping and curbside pickup available

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Support by purchasing a gift card 


TRAP DOOR THEATRE
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Support by making a donation 


VERTICAL GALLERY
Current Exhibition: Joseph Renda Jr.: Biophilia
Shop Online 
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VIDEO GAME ART GALLERY
Last Exhibition: System Link: Video Game as Memoir 
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 


VOLUMES BOOKCAFE
Shop Online: Limited shipping, pickup & delivery 
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Support by making a donation purchasing a gift card 


WICKER PARK FARMERS MARKET
Virtual Farmers Market & Pop-Up: Sunday, June 7 - 8:30am to 10:30am
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!


WICKER PARK SECRET AGENT SUPPLY CO. & 826CHI
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping available
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YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS
Hosting online and virtual programming 
Emcee Wreckshop on Zoom: Saturday, June 6 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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Support by making a donation 


Ongoing Fundraisers


BORDEL
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


CHOPIN THEATRE
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Support by making a donation 


THE COMEDY CLUBHOUSE
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Support by making a donation


DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET
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Support by making a donation 


THE DEN THEATRE
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Support staff by making a donation or the venue as a regular donor 


DORIAN'S: THROUGH THE RECORD SHOP 
Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify 
Support by making a donation 


ESCAPE ARTISTRY
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 


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


RAINBO CLUB
Follow on Instagram
Support by making a donation 


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


 

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