Browse After, Red Summer, JB and more

Browse After, Red Summer, JB and more

Seattle-born choreographer Mariah D. Eastman has been calling Chicago home in recent years and describes her philosophy as a desire to “play with creating unusual movements with shapes that normally don’t mesh well.” In 2020, Eastman launched the annual Holiday Dance Carol, which saw dancers traveling through different neighborhoods to perform in front of people’s homes, à la Christmas Carolers. This weekend, a more serious topic comes into focus. Navigating the after, premieres today at 7:30 pm at Dovetail Studios (2853 W. Montrose) and continues tomorrow at 7:30 pm. recovery, “from the initial grieving process to the struggle with the identity of a survivor”. Eastman herself is a survivor and notes that she went through the Title IX process at her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, to expel her abuser; He was later arrested for the attacks he committed against Eastman and other women. Tickets are $15 at; Representatives from organizations working with survivors, such as &Rise and Self-Reclaimed, will be on hand with information and fundraisers. (CR)

Governors State University Center for the Performing Arts (1 University Drive, University Park) presents the world premiere of red summer, a piece of music that connects the race riots of 1919 with contemporary injustices. Written by MPAACT co-founders Shepsu Aakhu and Shawn Wallace, along with Lookingglass Theater member Andrew White, the story follows two soldiers – one black and one white – who return from World War I and find themselves in a city, which is growing thanks to the Great Migration. but also in the face of the catastrophic effects of a global pandemic, the economic crisis and racial and ethnic tensions. The show starts tonight at 7:30pm and runs until September 25th; Schedule and ticket information ($30.74 to $57.24) is available at (CR)

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reader Contributor Joshua Minsoo Kim encouraged us to “Embrace the Analog” in this issue by participating in the Chicago Film Society celluloid now Showcase, a multi-site, multi-day festival that celebrates filmmakers who are using analog film (think 8MM film and cameras) to drive experimentation and break new ground. today’s program 16mm sightsbrings short films by more than 16 directors to Constellation (3111 N. Western) starting at 7:30 pm. Fittingly, all of tonight’s films were shot on 16mm and the staging in Constellation will allow for natural square projection, along with room for good sound – which bodes well for Kyoto Aoki’s six-minute film. 6018|Dance, designed to be accompanied by live cello. Read more from Kim here and learn more about the festival (and buy advance tickets) here. (SCJ)

Tonight at Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park West), actor Pat Whalen presents the 46th episode of his pop-up talk show. Good night Pat Whalen. 2016 ex reader Contributor Brianna Wellen described the show as the “loving child of conan and the daily news: The passages are fast and silly, the coverage has a political tone, and there is almost always a musical guest present.” Notable, she said, was the show’s surprising mix of guests, and this episode certainly delivers. This performance brings together hip-hop artist Brittney Carter, comedian Felonious Munk and Governor JB Pritzker. This is an all-ages event starting at 8pm. Tickets cost R$15. (MC)


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