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City Made Handmade Market
11AM-5PM: $5 suggest donation | Supported by the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance, the City Made Handmade Market will kick-off outdoors on Saturday, October 14 and run through Sunday, October 15. Visit the Swedish American Museum parking lot on either day to check out over a dozen local makers, as well as live entertainment! The outdoor market is held in conjunction with the indoor pop-up located at Arts Week Headquarters (5202 N Clark)
Outdoor Handmade Market Vendors: @ the Swedish American Museum parking lot (5201 N Ashland)
Andersonville Galleria, various artists
Ava’s Change4Youth, art boxes
Chop Chop Woodshop, electric fans
Dapper and Urban, bowties
Edgewater Candles, soy candles
J&L Pogonotrophics, apothecary
Katherine Anne Confections, chocolates
Learn More, Live More, Fall Into Painting Workshop. RSVP HERE
Molly Costello Art, paper illustration
Neumann Family Services, client artwork
Stella Lily Bus, various artists
The Mala Workshop, mala & bracelets
We are Lions, original art/pillows/apparel
Performances at Outdoor Handmade Market:
11AM-3PM: Giant bubble art for all ages
3PM: Surprise performance!
Indoor Handmade Pop-Up Vendors: @ Arts Week Hub (5202 N. Clark)
Bret Grafton of Sound Off Design, prints/clothing
Colunga , jewelry
Hot Tix, League of Chicago Theatres – discounted theatre tickets
Lilla Barn, children’s clothing
Lily Niedererem, painting
Michelle Starbuck Designs, jewelry
Orange Beautiful, art prints/greeting cards
Pancake Town, podcast
Sophia Reyes, women’s clothing
11AM-6PM: Self-Guided Art Walk | See mobile map on home page
11AM-6PM: Andersonville Galleria | Various artist demos throughout the day
Noon-3PM: Andersonville Cryotherapy & Athletic Recovery Center | View artist Gaby Silva Bavio’s work while sampling pastries
Noon-5PM: Las Manos Gallery | Open gallery viewing
Noon-5PM: StudioUs | Open gallery viewing
Noon-6PM: Sidewinder Gallery | Photography pop up event with works by long-time Edgewater native Michael Anderson. Michael studied photography at the University of Illinois under Barbara DeGenevieve and Art Sinsabaugh
1-3PM: Murray & White | Artist and instructor with Misericordia will be onsite creating an original art piece. Handmade desserts served from Misericordia’s Hearts & Flours Bakery. Misericordia artwork sale with proceeds benefiting Misericordia
1-4PM: Andersonville Antiques | Live painting demonstration with Kate Augustyn
2-4PM: Chicago Methodist Senior Services | Expression Beyond Memory: Art by Chicago Methodist Senior Services Residents at Bistro at Wesley Place (1415 W Foster)
Creativity lasts a lifetime. Join Chicago Methodist Senior Services for a new exhibit featuring artwork by two CMSS residents, Judith Richelieu and James Klosterman. These retired professional artists have continued their creative pursuits while living with memory loss. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served
3-6PM: Andersonville Insurance | Meet the Artist – Janna Jackson
That’s Weird, Grandma is a variety show of short sketches and songs adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys’ arts education programs. The weekly show, now in its 16th year, runs the gamut from clever and funny to touching and poignant, and includes live music, original song-and-dance numbers, wigs and props galore, and a rotating cast of talented professional actors who celebrate the imaginations of children through this raucous performance.
Determined to make his mark like those before him, Pharus is hell-bent on being the best choir leader in his prep-school’s 50 year history. First, he must gain the respect of his peers, but he’s an outsider in a world of ritual and tradition. Laced with soaring gospel music, this coming-of-age drama is a Chicago premiere, and an exciting commencement of Raven Theatre’s 35th anniversary season.
3PM: Rivendell Theatre Ensemble | Performance of Alias Grace, written by Margaret Atwood, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Blackmer, directed by Karen Kessler. Tickets and info at rivendelltheatre.org
A world premiere adaptation of Atwood’s acclaimed novel, Alias Grace takes a look at one of Canada’s most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Imprisoned for years, Grace still swears she has no memory of the killings. A doctor in the emerging field of mental health arrives to try to find out the truth of the matter. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind.
An American banker has been taken hostage by an isolated militant group in Pakistan. When his ransom goes unpaid, his only hope is to trade on his expertise in international finance to earn his way to freedom. In an unsteady landscape of power and control, this geo-political thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar asks just how free is the free market?
4PM: Hopleaf Bar (upstairs) | This One Woman special Andersonville Arts Week edition
Stand-up comedy, storytelling, music and more*. This One Woman is a variety showcase where the performers comment on a different famous woman each month. The audience helps choose the woman of honor for the next month’s show. Current Performers are: Ada Chung, Eunice Jarrett, Laura Hugg, Neil Arsenty, Israel Antonio, Marla Depew and Kelsey Buckley
The bar will be open throughout the performances. *Once there was a puppet. Also dance, burlesque, poetry, sketch, impressions, and drag. But so far only the one puppet.
FREE – An evening of Chicago’s most fabulously funny queer comics, storytellers, spoken word artists, and improvisers, The Kiki has been playing Sunday night’s at Transistor since July!
2:30-5:30PM: Philadelphia Church | Join Lia Nicine McCoo and Keryn Moriyah on a wonderful faith musical journey in a sound tapestry of gospel, spiritual, jazz songs
4PM: Swedish American Museum | Blue Eyed Blondes
With Swedish songs, both traditional and modern, as their travel companion, the Swedish folk and country duo Blue Eyed Blondes is on tour to retrace their roots and a family history of immigration. They seek to explore common factors between the past and the present and tell stories about Swedish immigrants’ life changing journeys. Their music expresses restlessness, a longing for a home and the courage to follow a dream of a new life lived somewhere else. Lina Lönnberg and Kristoffer Emanuelsson, making their first visit to the Midwest, founded Blue Eyed Blondes in 2008. They have performed at a variety of locations and venues over the years, playing stripped-down acoustic music, influenced by old-time, Swedish folk, gospel and bluegrass traditions. At the center of their music are good stories and soulful voices, accompanied by guitar, banjo, harmonica and accordion
The Wooden Spoon will offer three classes (Noon, 1PM, and 2PM) where guests can make their own artisanal pizza to be cooked in Wooden Spoon’s wood-fired oven. Then, while enjoying the pizza, Artists in Residence, the wildly hilarious and critically acclaimed pH Comedy Theater, will entertain guests with their unique brand of comedy! Tickets: $25. Click on the times above to register for class in advance. Space is limited!
1-3PM: City Olive | Olive oil sampling with Producer from Castillo de Canena Spain
7PM: Hopleaf Bar (upstairs bar) | Free talk and tasting with Hopleaf owner, Michael Roper, about the art of brewing, history and styles, and Chicago’s new and vibrant beer scene. Q&A follows. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org appreciated
All Day: Super Swedish Scavenger Hunt | Vidar the Viking is missing in Andersonville! Can you find him? Pick-up “Vidar’s Guide to Andersonville” and learn more at the Arts Week Headquarters (5202 N. Clark)
Noon-5PM: StudioUs | Kids Fall Crafts – Create your own rainbow pumpkins, just in time for Halloween! Kids and families are also welcome to check out our latest show, meet artist Danielle Chutinthranond, and learn about pursuing a career in the arts. Space is extremely limited. Please RSVP to StudioUs
2-3PM: Public Art Walk Tour with Matthew Hoffman | The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is hosting local Chicago artist, Matthew Hoffman, for an hour-long tour and coffee! Learn how Matthew got his start in public art and the story behind the inspiring You Are Beautiful installations and stickers. The tour will culminate at The Coffee Studio where participants will enjoy a complimentary coffee and a Q & A discussion with Matthew. RSVP required, space is limited. Please RSVP online
5PM: TrueNorth Café | Writing Home Pop-up Live-action Literary Anthology
Join an ensemble of eight women-identified writers exploring what it means to translate place into text. In preparation for this evening, the writers have produced two short pieces each, describing and interrogating their notions of home. As an ensemble, they’ve work-shopped these pieces and woven them into a cohesive whole. Join them as they explore how home haunts and defines. What, if anything, can we return to? What, if anything, can we leave behind?
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