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Quinto Imperio releases new album: “Crónica Inmigrante”

Chicago-based Cumbia Fusion band, Quinto Imperio tells stories of hope and resistance in their new album, Crónica Inmigrante. Quinto Imperio uses a blend of vivid latin rhythms, cultural duality, and storytelling to provide a message of resilience during anxious times. As recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief, many members of the band […]

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Best of Yollo

Held at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Best Of Yollo show is a collection of work by the young people of Yollocalli Arts Reach. The opening is on March 24 from 5-8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 13. It is free and family friendly. 1852 W. 19th Street.

“They Call us Alien”

  My mom came to the U.S when she was 14   Hair thicker than her accent   Crossed planes of desert with nothing but water and the prayers she kept in her pocket   Grew up here cleaning toilets in houses she’ll never get to live in   Had 7 children, when I was […]

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LEXICON

What: Lexicon is an art exhibit hosted by the artist and curatorJenny Lam. When: Friday, June 17, from 7 – 10pm Where: Zhou B Art Center – 1029 35th St

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RICARDO “NACO” GONZALEZ: DISCO Art Exhibit

What:  Art Exhibition of Ricardo Gonzalez’ Disco themed portraits. When: Friday, July 1st to Sunday, July 31st, from 6 PM – 10 PM Where: Pilsen Outpost – 1958 W 21 St

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“You, Me and Everyone Else”

What: “You, Me and Everyone Else” is a group exhibit featuring the art of 19 different Chicago-based artists. When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 6:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 12:30pm Where: Elephant Room Gallery – 2727 S Mary St

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Palabra Pura: A Night of Corridos

What: Palabra Pura promotes literary expression in more than one tongue through a bi-monthly bilingual poetry reading featuring Chicano and Latino artists. When: Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Where: La Catrina Cafe – 1011 W. 18th St.

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For the Love of Frida

What: A collection of original art by female artists in celebration of Frida Kahlo’s birth & passing into the universe. When: Friday, July 15 at 7 PM – 10 PM Where:Cultura in Pilsen – 1900 S Carpenter St  

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Mare Advertencia Lirika Show

What: Mare Advertencia Lirika Show @ Cultura in Pilsen, 1900 S. Carpenter When: Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m. All ages.  Suggested donation $15 at the door. For more info on Mare, go to http://www.mareadvertencialirika.com/

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Yollocalli Youth Graff Battle

What: Youth Graff Battle – Watch LIVE youth graffiti painting – Attend FREE hip hop workshops (breakdancing, emceeing, and DJing) from The Funk Underground (http://www.thefunkunderground.com/) – LIVE broadcasting from the Yollocalli Youth Radio Team – Snacks When: Saturday, June 18  2-5 p.m.