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October 2018

El menú/ The Menu at the Storyfront: Sala Sonics- Maceo Haymes

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SALA SONICS with Maceo Haymes "Like MTV Unplugged in your abuela's sala" WHAT'S SALA SONICS? SALA SONICS is a monthly series that invites audiences to come and watch intimate concerts in our storefront space with our favorite Latinx musical artists. Complimentary tacos or tamales are provided, a donation bar is available or you can can BYOB. Come, chill, and enjoy the music! SALA SONICS is part of the menu/menú cultural event series at the he Free Street Storyfront in Back…

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November 2018

El menú/ The Menu at the Storyfront: Sip N Cope with Vanessa Garcia and Ashley Ray

November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SIP N COPE with Vanessa Garcia and Ashley Ray "Because laughter is Vaporrub for the Southside soul." WHAT'S SIP N COPE? SIP N COPE is a monthly series that invites audiences to come and watch stand-up comedians and improvisers throw down with stand-up sets and storytelling. Complimentary tacos or tamales are provided, a donation bar is available or you can can BYOB. Come, chill, laugh and, who knows, we might pull you on stage to tell a joke or two…

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Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 16, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Free Street Theater, 1419 W. Blackhawk St. 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60642 United States
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Mutant Chihuahuas are snatching people off the streets of Chicago! Will Jimmy de las Rosas turn up the heat on his own mutant abilities to fight them? Free Street Theatre, in collaboration with CLATA, presents a new imagining of The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas by Free Street Artist-in-Residence Ricardo Gamboa. Don't miss this story of unlikely superheros, an evil supervillain, and mutant chihuahuas that uses clever special effects, humor, battle scenes and  puppets to create a one…

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El menú/ The Menu at the Storyfront: Tragos de Papel with Fanny Diego Alvarez, Zulema Ortiz and Anthony Soto

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Since Mexicans and Southsiders love to tell the same stories (over and over)" WHAT IS TRAGOS DE PAPEL? TRAGOS DE PAPEL is when storytellers share personal stories inspired by Freestyle or House songs and we give you good eats and stage for you too!Complimentary tacos or tamales are provided, a donation bar is available or you can can BYOB. Come, chill, enjoy the stories, and maybe even share one of your own! TRAGOS DE PAPEL is part of the menu/menú…

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December 2018

Performance for Direct Action and Training

December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

The Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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It's back! Free Street Theater's Performance for Direct Action and Intervention training is a 16-hour training that helps artists and organizers plan creative direct actions. From the history of protest performance, to planning an action, to the aesthetics of scale and space, this 2 day intensive is designed to offer participants practical skills and room to invent. Details: This is a two-day intensive offered from 10-6 on December 1st and 2nd at our Storyfront (Back of the Yards) location. The…

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Water Test

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm

Free Street Youth Ensemble is testing the waters in this new devised project that explores the notion of water justice in the US.

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El Menú/The Menu at The Storyfront: Sala Sonics featuring Decimaa

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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SALA SONICS with Decima "Like MTV Unplugged in your abuela's sala" WHAT'S SALA SONICS? SALA SONICS is a monthly series that invites audiences to come and watch intimate concerts in our storefront space with our favorite Latinx musical artists. Complimentary tacos or tamales are provided, a donation bar is available or you can can BYOB. Come, chill, and enjoy the music! SALA SONICS is part of the menu/menú cultural event series at the he Free Street Storyfront in Back of…

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February 2019

It’s Showtime, Chicago- 2019 Year of Chicago Theater Kickoff

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Eventst (DCASE) and the League of Chicago Theatres are pleased to announce “It’s Showtime, Chicago” – a kickoff event for the Year of Chicago Theatre! Coinciding with Chicago Theatre Week, the FREE admission, building-wide celebration invites everyone – from the curious to seasoned theatre-goers – for an inspiring and surprising look at the “fearless soul” of our city – Chicago’s theatre community. Participating artists and theatre companies including The Second…

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Radical Love 2019

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revolution Brewery, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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SAVE THE DATE! Free Street's annual anti-commercialized, community love fest will be taking place Tuesday, February 19th at our favorite local brewery. As usual, join us for casual drinks and nosh with a few performances and vendors. To Purchase tickets, click here!

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FS Storyfront Youth Ensemble Program

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

What do you do after school? Want to save the world? Free Street's The Storyfront is launching an after-school program for young people 14-18 years old. (If you’re outside that age range but really passionate, let us know!) Young people will meet weekly  to learn how to act and make original performance about issues affecting their lives and communities. The program will culminate in the development of a public performance and touring production of The Paleta Project. Snacks and Stipend provided…

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