Weekend Arts Guide (7/15-7/18/2021)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: July 15, 2021 - July 18, 2021

Image Credit: Chaotic Erotics, by Samuel Schwindt, opens with a reception this weekend at Jackson Junge Gallery.

It's the busiest weekend of the summer yet in Wicker Park Bucktown! Explore urban gardens, public art, happenings, and music with the Bucktown Neighborhood & Garden Walk or check out any of the many, many exhibitions, shows, performances, and other events that have our latest WPB Weekend Arts Guide buzzing!

Please note that the reopening situation has a lot of businesses adapting quickly. Please acknowledge a business' hours and be patient and understanding if a space has elected to change their reopening strategy. Be sure to wear a mask when appropriate and when required by businesses. Always respect a business' customer limit, operating practices, and mask or hygiene requirements. 


Weekend Happenings


BUCKTOWN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

Bucktown Neighborhood & Garden Walk
     Saturday, July 17 - 10:00am to 6:00pm 
     Sunday, July 18 - 10:00am to 6:00pm 
Explore urban gardens, public art, happenings, and music! 
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ACCESS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
 
Sonic Walkabout: Wicker Park 
     -SSA #33 Community Grant Recipient
     -Self-guided Tour
     -Explore WPB through stories and music 
Free via the Gesso app, available through the Apple Store or Google Play 


3D4D BY CHICAGO SCULPTURE INTERNATIONAL 
Current Exhibition: Re-Imagining Connection 
Bucktown Garden Walk Pop-Up
     Saturday, July 17 - 10:00am to 6:00pm 
     Sunday, July 18 - 10:00am to 6:00pm 
Explore virtual content and workshops
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AUDIOTREE
Streaming Live Shows 
Sirius Blvck: Friday, July 16 - 1:00pm 
Shop online, explore digital archives, playlists, and stream live performances
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BORDEL
Vaudeville: Thursday, July 15 - 7:00pm
Flamenco: Friday, July 16 - 7:00pm
Velvet: Saturday, July 17 - 7:00pm
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CHOP SHOP: 1st WARD EVENTS
Thursday, July 15: 
     Acceptor + Arclight + The Locals + Guests
 - 7:00pm 
Friday, July 16: 
     Sunshine Lombre + Guests - 7:00pm 
Saturday, July 17: 
     Brunch n' Beats with Pods & Andy Gresh - 11:00am to 4:00pm
     Heavy Seas + Typesetter + Wet Tropics - 7:00pm 
Sunday, July 18: 
     Brunch n' Beats with Jaggy & Merrick Brown - 11:00am to 4:00pm 
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COLLABORACTION
Crucial Connections: Trans Lives Matter: Thursday, July 15 - 8:00pm on Zoom
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CONCORD MUSIC HALL 
Road to SAMF: Funtcase + Doctor P + more: Friday, July 16 - 8:30pm 
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DUSTY GROOVE 
Record Store Day II: Saturday, July 17 - 7:00am to 6:00pm 
Shop Online: Shipping available 
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FIREFLY FIBER ARTS STUDIO
Current Trunk Show: Wildewood Fibers 
Makers Meet Up in Wicker Park : Friday, July 16 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm 
Shop Online
 and Explore Virtual & Private Lessons
 
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GALLERY CAFE
Opening Exhibition: EvanArt: Journey Into the Twenty Second City 
     Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm 
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HEAVEN GALLERY
Current Exhibitions: Ambientes: Places After Time & Ghoema 
Virtual Artist Talk: When the Party is a Protest
: Saturday, July 17 - noon 
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THE HIDEOUT
Hosting Live Patio Shows

Thursday, July 15: 
     Jodi: Blue Heron Listening Party - 5:30pm 
     Cookerman's Idle Hands: Sanctified Grumblers - 7:30pm 
Friday, July 16: 
     LP's Happy Hour: Michelle Billingsley - 5:00pm
     Michelle Billingsley - 9:00pm 
Saturday, July 17: 
     The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Closing Time Early Release - 4:00pm 
     The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Closing Time Late Release - 6:30pm 
Sunday, July 18: 
     David Singer & The Sweet Science: Vicious Kicks Release - 6:30pm 
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Support by making a donation or purchasing Hideout "Bucks" 
OR purchase one of the above prints by Dmitry Samarov 


ID CHICAGO
Closing Exhibition: Floating Figures: Bridgette Bramlage 
     Final Day - Sunday, July 18
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JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
Opening Exhibition: Samuel Schwindt: Chaotic Erotics 
     Chaotic Erotics Opening Reception: Friday, July 16 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Shop Online: Shipping, pickup, and local delivery available
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RECKLESS RECORDS
Record Store Day II: Saturday, July 17 - 10:00am to 7:00pm 
Shop Online: Delivery and pickup available
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SHUGA RECORDS 
Record Store Day II: Saturday, July 17 - noon to 7:00pm 
Shop Online: Local pickup & shipping available
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VOLUMES BOOKCAFE
Hosting Virtual Events
Special Virtual Story Time with Kathy Wolff: Saturday, July 17 - 10:30am 
Shop Online: Limited shipping, pickup & delivery available
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WICKER PARK FARMERS' MARKET
Market Open: Sunday, July 18 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
     Meditation - 8:15am to 8:45am 
     Yoga - 9:00am to 9:45am 
     Storytime - 9:00am to 9:45am 
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Ongoing Exhibitions


AGITATOR CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
Current Virtual Exhibition: Chicago Sex Workers Art Show 2021
Explore online archives, virtual evens, and social media content
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Support by becoming a patron 


CHICAGO GAMESPACE
Current Exhibition: Sketch Journals of Jordan Mechner
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DAVID LEONARDIS GALLERY
Current Exhibition: 29th Anniversary Collection 
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THE DIME
Current Exhibition: Nathan Mason: Impressions 
T.F. Projects Exhibition: The Apostles of Humboldt Park 
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DREAMBOX GALLERY
Current Exhibition: Photography by Iwona Biedermann
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FIRECAT PROJECTS
Current Exhibition: Northwoods
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LVL3 GALLERY
Current Exhibition: Glimpses
Gallery hosts a variety of online and virtual content 
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LINE DOT EDITIONS
Current Exhibition: Blake Jones: Lost & Found 
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LITTLE BROKEN THINGS
Current Exhibition: At Play: Wood Panel Paintings 
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RAINBO CLUB
Current Exhibition: Yvonne Martinez: Good Content 
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ROOTS & CULTURE 
Current Exhibition: Hereafter: A Tribute to Timothy S. Brower 
Online content and archived exhibitions
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SPRINGBOARD ARTS
Current Exhibition: Paradigm
Shop Online 
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Open Businesses 


CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping still available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


ESCAPE ARTISTRY
Support the Artists' Resource Mobilization Mask-ER-Aid or buy a mask
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Support by purchasing the gift of a future room escape 


EXIT
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a print or Tiny Guide 


MYOPIC BOOKSTORE
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NEIGHBORLY
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 


NO NATION ART GALLERY & TANGENTIAL UNSPACE LAB
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QUIMBY'S BOOKSTORE
Shop Online: Curbside pickup and mail order available
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Support by purchasing a gift card or Quimby's schwag 


ROBIN RICHMAN INC.
Shop Online 
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SIDESHOW GALLERY 
Shop Online: Delivery or pickup options available
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STORE B VINTAGE
Shop Online with various platforms
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SUBTERRANEAN 
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Support by making a donation, ordering food, or buying a gift cardshirt, or print 


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

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VERTICAL GALLERY
Closed Until Next Exhibition - July 24
Shop Online 
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YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS
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Virtual Spaces & Online Shopping


DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET
Reopening August

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DORIAN'S: THROUGH THE RECORD SHOP 
Reopening July
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FREE STREET THEATER
Hosting Virtual Content

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LANGER OVER DICKIE
Hosting Virtual Content
Shop Online
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OUT OF SITE CHICAGO
Hosting Virtual Content 
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TRAP DOOR THEATRE
Hosting Virtual Content
Watch Past Productions on Vimeo 
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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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VITTUM THEATER & ADVENTURE STAGE 
Reopening Late June
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WICKER PARK SECRET AGENT SUPPLY CO. & 826CHI
Shop Online: Pickup, shipping, and local delivery available
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