Weekend Arts Guide: Wicker Park Fest Edition

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: July 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Image Credit: Detail from Be the Gold You Wanna to Hold, My G's, by Sadie Woods, as seen in Ghoema, on view now at Heaven Gallery.

Wicker Park Fest is here! There is a ton to do and see and our latest WPB Weekend Arts Guide has what you need to know and links to learn more, within the fest and throughout the neighborhood...

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


Weekend Happenings


WICKER PARK FEST 2021
Brought to you by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce 
Special Service Area #33 Arts Area:
     Esperanza Gama: Liberty Butterfly 
     5th Corona: Pointing Fingers (Are You the Solution?) 
Festival Days & Hours: 
     Friday, July 23 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm 
     Saturday, July 24 - noon to 10:00pm 
     Sunday, July 25 - noon to 10:00pm 
View the full lineup! 
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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 
Latin American Tales: Magic of Storytelling & Art: Sunday, July 25 - 4:00pm
Explore virtual content and workshops
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BORDEL
Vaudeville: Thursday, July 22 - 7:00pm
Flamenco: Friday, July 23 - 7:00pm
Velvet: Saturday, July 24 - 7:00pm
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CHOP SHOP: 1st WARD EVENTS
Friday, July 23: 
     Terrapin Flyer: Grateful Dead Tribute - 8:00pm 
Sunday, July 25: 
     Fluorescents + Lever + Authentic Pines - 6:00pm 
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card or a print 


FIREFLY FIBER ARTS STUDIO
Current Trunk Show: Wildewood Fibers 
Makers Meet Up in Wicker Park : Friday, July 23 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm 
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 and Explore Virtual & Private Lessons
 
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HEAVEN GALLERY
Current Exhibitions: Ambientes: Places After Time & Ghoema 
Heaven Gallery is within the Wicker Park Festival footprint

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THE HIDEOUT
Hosting Live Patio Shows

Thursday, July 22: 
     Black Bear Combo - 5:30pm 
     Cookerman's Idle Hands: The Hat Stretchers - 8:00pm 
Friday, July 23: 
     LP's Happy Hour: The Wildwood Flowers - 5:00pm
     The Western Elstons (Early Show) - 7:00pm 
     The Western Elstons (Late Show) - 9:00pm 
Saturday, July 24: 
     Freakons (Early Show) - 4:00pm 
     Freakons (Late Show) - 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 


JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
Current Exhibition: Samuel Schwindt: Chaotic Erotics 
Jackson Junge at Wicker Park Fest: Booth 16/18
Shop Online: Shipping, pickup, and local delivery available
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LVL3 GALLERY
Current Exhibition: Glimpses
LVL3 Gallery is within the Wicker Park Festival footprint

Gallery hosts a variety of online and virtual content 
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PHYLLIS' MUSICAL INN 
Red Wigglers: Friday, July 23 - 9:00pm 
The Motions + Absolute Phase: Saturday, July 24 - 8:00pm 
Thomas A Matecki Band: Sunday, July 25 - 7:00pm 
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ROOTS & CULTURE 
Closing Exhibition: Hereafter: A Tribute to Timothy S. Brower 
     Final Day - Saturday, July 24 
Online content and archived exhibitions
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SUBTERRANEAN 
Reggae Gold: Thursday, July 22 - 10:00pm 
Psychostick + Downtown Brown: Friday, July 23 - 9:00pm 
Archers of Loaf + Met Wave: Saturday, July 24 - 10:00pm 
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Support by making a donation, ordering food, or buying a gift cardshirt, or print 


TRAP DOOR THEATRE
Hosting Virtual Content 
And Away We Stared:
     Virtual Live Preview: Thursday, July 22 - 8:00pm
     Virtual Live Opening Night: Friday, July 23 - 8:00pm 
     Live Virtual Performance - Saturday, July 24 - 8:00pm 
Watch Past Productions on Vimeo 
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VERTICAL GALLERY
Opening Exhibition: ROA: Daltonism 
     
ROA: Daltonism Opening Reception: Saturday, July 24 - noon to 6:00pm 
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WICKER PARK FARMERS' MARKET
Market Open: Sunday, July 25 - 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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GALLERY CAFE
Current Exhibition: EvanArt: Journey Into the Twenty Second City 
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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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SPRINGBOARD ARTS
Current Exhibition: Paradigm
Shop Online 
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Open Businesses 


AUDIOTREE
Streaming Live Shows 
Shop online, explore digital archives, playlists, and stream live performances
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CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping still available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


CONCORD MUSIC HALL  
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Support by making a donation 


DUSTY GROOVE  
Shop Online: Shipping available 
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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 


ID CHICAGO
Shop Online
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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
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: Delivery and pickup available
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ROBIN RICHMAN INC.
Shop Online 
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SHUGA RECORDS 
Shop Online: Local pickup & shipping available
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card 


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

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VITTUM THEATER & ADVENTURE STAGE 
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Support by purchasing a ticket or making a donation 


YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS
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Virtual Spaces & Online Shopping


COLLABORACTION
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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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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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VOLUMES BOOKCAFE
Hosting Virtual Events
Shop Online: Limited shipping, pickup & delivery available
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WICKER PARK SECRET AGENT SUPPLY CO. & 826CHI
Shop Online: Pickup, shipping, and local delivery available
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