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.

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

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

 

Ben Melsky Concert
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Ben Melsky Concert

  • Irving Park Lutheran Church

Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents acclaimed harpist Ben Melsky in a solo recital. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. A reception follows the concert.

Ben is Executive Director and harpist of the Ensemble Dal Niente with whom he has performed nationally in concerts and residencies. In addition, he is the principal harp for the Joffrey Ballet and Ann Arbor Symphony and has played with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Grant Park Symphony and Chicago Philharmonic among many others.

Ben is a favorite of Fine Arts audiences, having performed several times in the past. He will challenge any pre-conceived notions you may have about the harp's capabilities. Don't miss the chance to hear an accomplished musician in a relaxed and casual setting.

The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee is a program of Carlson Community Services. Click here for more information. 

Coffee Roasting Basics
Jan
29
11:00 am11:00

Coffee Roasting Basics

  • Pursuit Supply Company

Guided by Portage Park resident and shop owner, Adam Glick, participants will learn the basics of coffee roasting and leave ready to roast at home. The class will cover the process from green beans to roasted and ready to grind as well as basic safety and proper roasting procedures. Participants will sample beans at various roasts and learn the signs to identify what stage your beans are in, understand the first and second crack and what to expect in the roasting process. Adam will teach participants to use visual, auditory, and olfactory senses to monitor the progress of the coffee roast. All participants will leave with a half pound of coffee you actually roasted yourself.

Cost is $30. Click here to register.

Intro to Beer Brewing Class
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Intro to Beer Brewing Class

  • Pursuit Supply Company

Learn the art of beer brewing with an introductory class by The Pursuit Supply Company.

This class will give aspiring brewers a hands-on experience and the info needed to get started brewing high quality beer in your own home. Participants will discuss the history of beer and the essential steps for brewing while making some right in class. The shop also carries all the supplies you need for your home operation. Come thirsty and curious!

Cost is $35. Click here to register.

 Creating an Enticing and Effective Menu
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

Creating an Enticing and Effective Menu

  • Chicago City Hall

Presented by Nick Sarillo, Nick's Pizza & Pub

Your restaurant will only be successful if you serve menu items that your consumers demand. This workshop will look at recent trends in the food-service business to help you find and create "unforgettable" menu items. We will also discuss cost-effective pricing and management strategies that will help to ensure you make a profit.

How to Write a Business Plan - What you Need to Know!
Jan
25
3:00 pm15:00

How to Write a Business Plan - What you Need to Know!

  • Chicago City Hall

Presented by Donna R. Rockin, Executive Director, Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at IIT

 Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It's easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You'll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.

Wine About Winter
Jan
24
6:30 pm18:30

Wine About Winter

  • Community Tavern

The weather outside may be frightful, but Community Tavern is so delightful. Since there is no place to go, let’s sip on some wine and try to forget the cold. The lights will be turned way down low, so head on over and enjoy a live show.

Wine about Winter takes a satirical approach to coping with the struggles Chicagoans face during our infamous winters and turns them into a community bonding experience. Join us on January 24th, 6:30pm, at Community Tavern for a $5 glass wine special and a live musical performance by La Pompe .

Get your tickets here.

About sponsor: Community Tavern

Community Tavern is located at the heart of Portage Park. The French Boutique Steakhouse is constantly recognized in the media for their tasty dishes and affordable prices. They were featured as one of 2015's best new restaurants by Chicago Magazine. 

Networking That Works... For You!
Jan
24
5:00 pm17:00

Networking That Works... For You!

  • 2112

Whether you're looking to identify a potential investor, grow your customer base, or simply establish the relationships that will move your product or service forward, you need to be intentional about building your network. Too often, people approach networking as a necessary evil, rather than as the enjoyable, productive experience it truly can be. This session will uncover how to build a valuable professional network in a way that works for your unique communication and personality style and give you the opportunity to practice what you learn!

Benefits of Attending:

  • Participants will learn the building blocks of effective networking
  • Participants will identify the potential strengths and limitations of their personality style
  • Participants will create a basic value statement / elevator pitch
  • Participants will hear from a self-proclaimed introvert, who has made networking work for him
  • Participants will practice specific strategies for starting/ending casual conversations and building genuine rapport


Erich Kurschat is a seasoned corporate human resources professional, dynamic DiSC instructor, and founder of the HR coaching and consulting company Harmony Insights. Erich helps founders and startups navigate diverse personality styles to enhance communication skills, increase productivity, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. For more than 17 years, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders, via company workshops and one-on-one coaching, to get the most out of themselves and their teams. He facilitates a process of learning that is at once deeply introspective, highly interactive, and immediately applicable.

More info here. $15 admission. Six Corners members receive 50% off with code SIXCORNERS

Kara Cavanaugh Live
Jan
22
2:00 pm14:00

Kara Cavanaugh Live

  • City Newsstand

In the short time since Kara Cavanaugh has ventured into the Chicago music scene, the soulful, dynamic vocalist has accomplished more than most singers in a lifetime. Making a name for herself backing the nationally touring Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin Flyer and Jerry Garcia Band alumni and organist, Melvin Seals, Kara stretches the genre with powerful performances and sultry lead presence.

It was only a matter of time before the charismatic vocalist sought to move out into the spotlight, fronting her own band to showcase her abilities as a songwriter and strengthen her solo performances. Currently in production on her first full length release, Kara Cavanaugh is poised and ready to introduce a side of her as yet unseen. 

With 12 original tracks, the debut album will feature some of Chicago-land’s best and brightest musicians including producing multi-instrumentalist Packy Lundholm and co-producer Dan Moulder-Tom Schraeder & His Ego fame. Tracked at the famed Rax Trax studio in Chicago, working with engineer/producer, Noam Wallenberg.

A native of Pittsburgh, Kara began pursuing a career in the arts at the early age of 8, singing, acting and dancing at the Act One Theatre School. A classically trained vocalist, Kara’s education continued under the tutelage of Carnegie Mellon professor Robert Fire where she competed in honors choir competitions at the state level and regional level. She attended one year at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Ohio studying musical theatre but soon after made her way to Chicago, slowly losing interest in the costumes and make up in exchange for a new passion and love for the guitar, songwriting and live music performance.

NO APOLOGIES NEEDED
Jan
22
1:00 pm13:00

NO APOLOGIES NEEDED

  • Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe will host their beloved monthly No-Apologies event. This is a private event for special needs families. In order to participate, at least one child in the family must be diagnosed with a physical or mental disability. The shop will be closed to the public from 1pm-3pm, doors locked for those "runners" and lighting turned down for those with sensory processing issues. Enjoy hours of pure, anxiety-free fun with no reason to apologize!

An Important Cash Flow Conversation - Understanding Working Capital
Jan
20
9:30 am09:30

An Important Cash Flow Conversation - Understanding Working Capital

  • Chicago City Hall

Presented by Craig Feldman, Managing Partner - Bloom Lending

Let's have a critical conversation about the importance of cash flow, learn the key indicators of why working capital is crucial in all areas of your business and discuss when short term debt is the best decision for you. Attending this workshop will provide you with the confidence to make the important decisions to manage your cash flow and to secure the best financing needed to achieve your goals.

Intro to Beer Brewing Class
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Intro to Beer Brewing Class

  • Pursuit Supply Company

Learn the art of beer brewing with an introductory class by The Pursuit Supply Company.

This class will give aspiring brewers a hands-on experience and the info needed to get started brewing high quality beer in your own home. Participants will discuss the history of beer and the essential steps for brewing while making some right in class. The shop also carries all the supplies you need for your home operation. Come thirsty and curious!

Cost is $35. Click here to register.

How to Obtain a Sidewalk Cafe Permit
Jan
18
3:00 pm15:00

How to Obtain a Sidewalk Cafe Permit

  • Chicago City Hall

Presented by BACP, Small Business Center - Public Way Use (PWU) Unit, Anthony Bertuca

Take the mystery out of the Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application process by attending this informative workshop. We will explain the application process, inform you of all the requirements, and help you get prepared to submit an application. The entire application process may take 30 - 45 days, and the 2017 Sidewalk Cafe Season begins on March 1st, so make sure to reserve your seat now.

PPNA Public Meeting
Jan
16
7:30 pm19:30

PPNA Public Meeting

The Portage Park Neighborhood Association invites our community to join them for the January meeting. Alderman Arena will give updates on development projects in the ward. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet neighbors, elected officials, and local business owners. Come connect with the community!

Guest Speakers: 
Rep. Mike Quigley, 5th Dist.
Ald. John Arena, 45th Ward

Rep. Quigley will speak first and give a brief update on national issues. Ald. Arena will give updates on development projects in the ward.

PPNA meetings are the place to meet your neighbors, elected officials, and local business owners! Please, come join us!

Parking: There is metered parking in front and in the nearby city parking lot off of Cuyler and some free street parking further northwest on Milwaukee Ave.

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Jan
14
Feb 26

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Filament Theatre

Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice – seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the mistreated. It’s a tale that’s been told a thousand times – although never quite like this. There are heroes and villains, sword fights and explosions, love and loss. A cast of two breathes new life into this beloved tale with exuberance, athleticism, and heart.

Now booking Field Trips. Click here for details! For details on the Sensory-Friendly performance, click here!

Ticketing Policies

  • Use code CHILD for any performance to save $5 on child tickets!
  • Use code SC15 for 15% off tickets
 Financing and Protecting Your Small Business
Jan
13
9:30 am09:30

Financing and Protecting Your Small Business

  • Chicago City Hall

Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC 

This interactive seminar will teach entrepreneurs to launch and lay a strong foundation for their entrepreneurial ventures so that they can be successful in business. Attendees will learn about the different alternative sources to fund their business ventures, how to protect themselves from the claws of litigation, and how to commercialize their business assets so that they can generate more revenue. Business owners will leave this seminar empowered with knowing the basic principles of launching and operating a sound business enterprise.