Easter Baskets For Irving Park Food Pantry
Mar
22
Apr 12

Easter Baskets For Irving Park Food Pantry

  • Irving Park Food Pantry

The Irving Park Food Pantry will be giving out Easter Baskets to their clients & children, up to 8 years old, on March 22, March 29, April 5, April 11, & April 12 and they need your help. They are currently looking for supporters to donate completed Easter Baskets or the following items: 

• Plastic eggs filled with jelly beans or change.

• Snacks such as juice pouches, crackers, breakfast bars, and microwave popcorn.

• Wrapped candy.

• Bubbles, Nerf balls, Yo-Yos, pinwheels, etc.

• Easter pencils, erasers, toys.

• Small stuffed animals.

• Stickers, crayons, markers.

• Little books and activity pads.

• Homemade bookmarks.

• (Please avoid woven baskets with handles; use  plastic or fabric baskets that stack easily.)

Due to limited storage space, please arrange a drop off time if you will be delivering completed baskets. They are also happy to accept individual items and monetary donations earmarked for this program.

If you have any questions, email Gina Hubberts at ginahubberts@sbcglobal.net.

Spring Clean Up & Art Dedication
Apr
1
9:00 am09:00

Spring Clean Up & Art Dedication

  • Portage Arts Lofts

On April 1st, the Six Corners Association is hosting a Spring Clean Up & Art Dedication. Community volunteers will head around the shopping district to pick up trash, remove graffiti, report potholes. All community members are encouraged to participate in the community clean up!

This yearly event typically draws 50+ local volunteers; it's a great way to get involved in the community and boost the neighborhood’s overall attractiveness for residents and visitors.

The morning of Saturday, April 1st, from 9am-12pm, volunteers will meet at 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. for coffee, donuts, and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothing that can get dirty and bring work gloves. 

Sign up to volunteer here.

NVAM Spring Ice Breaker
Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

NVAM Spring Ice Breaker

  • Old Irving Brewing

Join the National Veterans Art Museum for its 3rd-annual Spring Icebreaker! Grab a pint and support veteran-made art! Everyone 21+ is welcome. Break the ice and get to know NVAM. 

Admission is $20 and includes Old Irving beer, soda, and light appetizers all evening. Click here for tickets.

7th Annual Six Corners BBQ Fest
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

7th Annual Six Corners BBQ Fest

  • Six Corners

Milwaukee Avenue will be transformed into a beloved backyard bar-b-que with sizzling charcoal grills, summer sweetened lemonade and red checkered table cloths freckling the city’s sidewalks. Bring the whole family to Six Corners for classic lawn games, red hot burgers and brats, and ice cold brews. Grab your buddies for a round of washers, challenge your neighbors to a game of cornhole, or lace up your skates for a few laps around our outdoor roller rink. Relish in the enchantment of a Chicago summer by kicking off your shoes and dancing in the street or cozying up with your kids on a well-worn picnic blanket. The magic of newly made memories will linger long after the sun goes down.

$5 Donation to benefit Six Corners community.

7th Annual Six Corners BBQ Fest
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

7th Annual Six Corners BBQ Fest

  • Six Corners

Milwaukee Avenue will be transformed into a beloved backyard bar-b-que with sizzling charcoal grills, summer sweetened lemonade and red checkered table cloths freckling the city’s sidewalks. Bring the whole family to Six Corners for classic lawn games, red hot burgers and brats, and ice cold brews. Grab your buddies for a round of washers, challenge your neighbors to a game of cornhole, or lace up your skates for a few laps around our outdoor roller rink. Relish in the enchantment of a Chicago summer by kicking off your shoes and dancing in the street or cozying up with your kids on a well-worn picnic blanket. The magic of newly made memories will linger long after the sun goes down.

$5 Donation to benefit Six Corners community.


6C Community Leaders Roundtable
Mar
28
4:00 pm16:00

6C Community Leaders Roundtable

  • 2112 Inc.

Please join the Six Corners Association for our bi-annual Community Leaders Roundtable, an afternoon networking event, where all our movers and shakers gather in one place to learn the latest about Six Corners and meet with fellow business owners, non-profit execs, and residents! Attendees will enjoy time for community networking and appetizers by local businesses.

Businesses and organizations can submit information for "Community Announcements" to be presented at the end of the event to hello@sixcorners.com by March 22, 2017 at 5pm.

Get your tickets here.

Let it Glow
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Let it Glow

  • Total Fitness Solutions

Total Natural Fitness offers a variety of dance & fitness formats along with nutrition and wellness workshops. Join them for their Let it Glow event on Friday, March 24th at 7pm! Wear fun neon colors or just white as you dance the night away.

More info.

FREE LAGUNITAS SAMPLING
Mar
23
Mar 24

FREE LAGUNITAS SAMPLING

  • MCM Pub & Eatery

Enjoy free samples of refreshing Lagunitas craft beer and other giveaways on Thursday, March 23rd, 5pm-2am, at MCM Pub & Eatery. The notorious Miles Minor Band takes the stage at 8PM to bring you a live performance. Save the date!

Sears Day Sale
Mar
19
Mar 25

Sears Day Sale

  • Sears

Join Sears at Six Corners this week and take advantage of their "Sears Day Sale" from March 19th to March 25th.

Need help shopping? Ken, Member Services Associate, will happily assist you with any of your shopping needs.

Cause An Effect: YMCA Fundraiser
Mar
16
4:30 pm16:30

Cause An Effect: YMCA Fundraiser

  • Chipotle

Support the Irving Park YMCA on Thursday, March 16th by eating at Chipotle! Show the cashier the this post/flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the YMCA between 4:30pm-8:30pm, and they will donate 50% of their proceeds to Irving Park YMCA!

 

Social Media Insights Series Part 3: Instagram
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Social Media Insights Series Part 3: Instagram

  • 2112

The class provides business owners and social media managers and overview of the basics and strategy of Instagram. It'll also take an in-depth look at growing your account, content ideas and strategies of Instagram Ads.

Benefits of Attending: 
Gain insights on how to best grow your Instagram account following
Discover new ways to develop content ideas
Learn the ins and outs of Instagram's ads platform
Find out what's next for the world's fastest growing network

Adam Bianco is a Marketing and Social Media Consultant that brings both a creative and results oriented approach. During his time with hospitality industry innovators, the G.R.E.A.T. Grille Group and Levy Restaurants, he collaborated with some of the world’s top brands, Harley Davidson, Disney, American Girl, NFL teams and Hall of Fame Athletes. He also owns and operates two of his own social media brands: @OhioStFootball on Twitter with over 230,000 followers and @SportsFoodie on Instagram, only six months old and over 18,000 followers.

Event attendees grant 2112 inc and its designees permission to utilize their image or likeness in connection with any live stream or recorded transmission or reproduction of the event, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION THEREOF, IN ALL MEDIA, WORLDWIDE AND IN PERPETUITY.

Six Corners members receive 50% off admission with code SIXCORNERS

Free Retro Fitness Work Out
Mar
12
Mar 26

Free Retro Fitness Work Out

  • Retro Fitness Preview Center

Looking for a great free workout? 

Join Retro Fitness at their preview center for free Zumba classes! Please check the schedule below.

Sun, March 12, 11am: Zumba

Sat, March 18 & Sun, March 19, 10:15am & 11:15am: Zumba

Sat, March 25 & Sun, March 26, 10:15am & 11:15am: Zumba (Subject to change)

Tacos & Board Game Night
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Tacos & Board Game Night

  • Filament Theatre

Six Corners Association and Filament Theatre invite you to a tacos board game night! Join us at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., from 5:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 11 for $1 tacos and fun board games. Bring your family, friends, and competitive spirit. 

$5 admission; $1 Tacos; BYOB! 

Please note: $10 admission at the door.

About SponsorFilament Theatre believes in the transformational power of the performing arts in the lives of young people. To this end, we create immersive and site-specific theatre that inspires, empowers, and activates young people and their communities.

The Van Gogh Cafe
Mar
11
Mar 26

The Van Gogh Cafe

  • Fannie's Cafe

Filament Theatre announces the remount of their world premiere production of THE VAN GOGH CAFE, an immersive culinary theatrical experience, based on Newberry Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s 1995 book adapted by Chicago playwright Andrew J. Lampl.  The remount will take place on Saturdays & Sundays @ 5pm from March 11 - March 26, 2017 at Fannie’s Cafe, featuring an all new menu developed by Fannie’s Cafe owner and chef Stephanie Rybandt.

The story centers around ten-year-old Clara who knows that anything can happen at the Van Gogh Cafe, a small roadside diner owned by her father Marc. At the Van Gogh Cafe, it’s not a question of if magic will happen — but when. Filament’s immersive production puts the audience right in the middle of the magic cafe complete with a full multi-course meal served by the characters to enhance the storytelling.

Tickets and additional information are available at www.FilamentTheatre.org.

Stella Maris starring Mary Pickford
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Stella Maris starring Mary Pickford

  • Filament Theatre

America's Sweetheart stars in this powerful melodrama playing a dual role, one of Miss Stella Maris - a young girl from a well-to-do family who has been crippled since birth, and shielded through the years from the unpleasantness and reality of the world by her guardian aunt and uncle. Unity Blake - also played by Pickford, is a plain-Jane servant orphan girl adopted by John Risco (Conway Tearle), and eventually falls in love with him despite their significant age difference.  Meanwhile, Stella undergoes a successful operation, and after years of therapy can finally walk. Her new freedom gives her the opportunity to discover things she never imagined before, including a fulsome affection for John.

Live theater organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. 


$15; FREE for SFSC members and their guests. 

Silent Films 101
Mar
8
2:00 pm14:00

Silent Films 101

  • Oak Street Health

Jay Warren, from the Silent Film Society, will present a talk about the silent cinema. What was the first film to ever advance a plot? Who were the United Artists? What about the music used in silent films? A film clip and slide show presentation plus Q&A.

No admission charge.

SBIF Opening Kick-Off
Mar
1
10:00 am10:00

SBIF Opening Kick-Off

  • Taurus

Learn how the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) can help make your dream building a reality. Join us to learn if you qualify for a $100,000 grant to make improvements to your building or business.

Eligible projects include exterior improvements, storefront repairs or replacement, new windows and doors, roofing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, new signage, interior remodeling: framing, drywall, flooring, ceilings, improvements to accommodate disabled patrons or workers, purchase of adjacent property for business expansion or parking

Vonnegut Warrior Writing Workshop
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Vonnegut Warrior Writing Workshop

  • National Veterans Art Museum

The National Veterans Art Museum is proud to partner with Warrior Writers to host Truth-Telling the Vonnegut Way, a writing workshop in conjunction with Vonnegut’s Odyssey, an art exhibition that explores connections between the timeless and universal story of veterans’ return from combat and the artwork of World War II veteran and famed author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. used elements of sci-fi, the fantastic, and meta-fiction to write about his experience as a P.O.W. in World War II. What role can fiction play in our present culture of "post-truth," where facts so regularly get blended with the imaginary? This workshop will look at Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five as a form of truth-telling, with exercises to help participants write their own military experiences. Veterans of any era, service members, and community members who are interested in using writing as a tool for expression and transformation are welcome. We recommend everyone come with at least one other person you feel supported by and comfortable working with. It would also be beneficial to read Slaughterhouse-Five before the workshop, though it's not required.

The workshop will be led by Warrior Writers facilitator and editor Kevin Basl. Kevin served in the Army and deployed to Iraq twice as a mobile radar operator. He started working with Warrior Writers in 2012 and became a Warrior Writers facilitator in 2013. Warrior Writers' mission is to create a culture in which veterans and service members speak openly and honestly about their military experiences. In the form of veteran-focused writing and art-making workshops, we provide a creative community for self-expression and reflection, while also fostering mutual understanding and peer-to-peer support.
Light refreshments will be provided. 

Space is limited, register here

Using Facebook Ads to Grow Your E-Commerce Business
Feb
22
1:00 pm13:00

Using Facebook Ads to Grow Your E-Commerce Business

  • 2112

Learn how to use Facebook ads to grow customer base, generate more traffic to your e-commerce website and get more online sales. We’ll cover the basics of planning a Facebook ad campaign designed to reach new audiences for your products, as well as how to recapture and sell to audiences who already recognize and love your brand. This workshop will cover campaign planning, the types of ads you can use to reach people, audience targeting, budgets and creative.

What you’ll get: You’ll walk away with a solid idea of how to approach Facebook ad campaign planning and budgeting, plus a free tool to help you plan your campaigns.

Ideal for: Entrepreneurs and side hustlers running an e-commerce business who are looking to grow traffic to their website and increase sales using Facebook ads. No previous experience running Facebook ads is necessary.

Six Corners members receive 50% off with code SIXCORNERS.

Click here for tickets.

Six Corners Day At Filament Theatre
Feb
19
11:00 am11:00

Six Corners Day At Filament Theatre

  • Filament Theatre

Help Six Corners Association support the performing arts by joining us on Sunday, February 19th at 11am for a viewing of Robin Hood at Filament Theatre! 

Use promo-code:
- SC15 and save 15% on your tickets on February 19th! 
- CHILD and save $5 on child tickets for any performance!

Buy your tickets here.

Macbeth
Feb
17
Mar 5

Macbeth

  • Filament Theatre

“Something wicked this way comes” to Chicago’s Northwest side as the All-Stars Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s classic tale of murder, magic, and malicious ambition in Macbeth. This mystical production explores the carnage, heartbreak, and loneliness of a covetous life.  

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 7 pm and Thursday, February 23rd at 9 am.

$15 General Admission, $10 Students and Seniors. Click here for tickets.

Proceeds will benefit the All-Stars Theatre Company’s educational programming.

Soup & Bread
Feb
12
5:00 pm17:00

Soup & Bread

  • ​Irving Park Lutheran Church Gym

Join your friends and neighbors for Carlson Community Services' 5th Soup & Bread. Sample hearty soups from local restaurants like Community Tavern, Tre Kronor and Bourgeois Pig. Enjoy unlimited samples of soup and bread while listening to the musical stylings of the Indy Park Bluegrass Jammers. Raffle, craft room for kids and more!

Tickets are $15 for Adults; $10 Seniors & Teens; $5 Kids 3-12; Kids under 3 Free

Proceeds benefit Carlson's neighborhood programs: The Magic After-School Place, Three Brothers Garden and the Irving Park Fine Arts Concert Series.

For more information, click here.

GiftLit Salon
Feb
7
8:30 pm20:30

GiftLit Salon

  • Gift Theatre

The Gift Theatre presents an evening of storytelling at Community Tavern with wine and appetizer specials. $10/guest. Limited to the first 50 people

giftLIT
Feb
7
8:00 pm20:00

giftLIT

  • Community Tavern

You are cordially invited to join local writers, actors and musicians for an evening of stories, wine and entertainment in the grand tradition of a Parisian salon.

$10 for entrance to this rustic-chic room, exquisite storytelling, drink and appetizers specials. Buying tickets in advance is recommended. Click here for tickets.

get gift. get literature. get lit.
giftLIT.

Robin Hood (Sensory Friendly) at Filament Theatre
Feb
4
11:00 am11:00

Robin Hood (Sensory Friendly) at Filament Theatre

Sword fights and explosions. Heroes and villains. Love and loss. With astounding creativity and fast-past athleticism, Filament Theatre has created an experience that immerses audience in the wildly inventive world of The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Tickets are $25 for all ages. 10% off purchases of 5 or more. The show has a running time of 75 minutes without an intermission and is recommended for everyone ages 7 and up. Class information here.

Let's Get Social: Social Media Workshop
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

Let's Get Social: Social Media Workshop

  • Filament Theatre

Please join Six Corners Association for a beginners social media workshop. Tim Mies, guest speaker, will talk about the benefits of having an active social media presence along with tips to increase your online visibility.

Tickets here.

 

About Tim Mies:

Tim Mies is the owner and operator of Mies Creative, LLC, a Chicago-based marketing team that specializes in social media, reputation management, web development, and branding. With strategic partnerships with large marketing and web development agencies, Tim provides results-driven creative solutions to small and medium sized businesses in a wide range of industries. Whether a business is in need of a new website, social media management, or print marketing collateral, Tim gets the job done with speed, efficiency, and an acute attention to detail.