PILGRIMS
Jun
2
Jul 30

PILGRIMS

  • THE GIFT THEATRE COMPANY

WRITTEN BY: Claire Kiechel
DIRECTED BY: Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Guest Artist Jessica Thebus

PREVIEWS: JUNE 2 – JUNE 7
OPENING: JUNE 8
CLOSING: JULY 30

THURSDAY-SATURDAY 7:30 PM
SATURDAY 3:30 PM
SUNDAY 2:30 PM
TICKETS $30-$40

Senior, Student, Veterans and Industry discounts available.

SYNOPSIS

Featuring Gift ensemble members
Brittany Burch and Edmund Flynn with guest artist Janelle Villas.

On a spacecraft on its way to colonize a newly discovered planet, a soldier and a teenage girl live together in one of the ship’s cabins with only an outdated robot and each other for company. When they are quarantined in their close quarters due to a potential outbreak, they’re forced to explore their own traumatic pasts in a dying society. What does it mean to create a new society? What does it mean to be a Pilgrim today?

Teaser here.

Redeemer Church at OIB
Jul
2
9:30 am09:30

Redeemer Church at OIB

  • Old Irving Brewing

Redeemer Church is holding a "preview" worship service on July 2 at 9:30am. Join at Old Irving Brewery and experience worship through music, scripture, preaching, and fellowship as they explore what it means to be disciples of Jesus in our time and place. More info.

    Adopt a Duck Special Olmpics
    Jul
    5
    12:00 pm12:00

    Adopt a Duck Special Olmpics

    • Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

    Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe is hosting a rubber duck derby fundraiser for the special Olympics. If you a adopt a duck you could win a whole host of prizes including a brand new crossover SUV. 20% of sales made on July 5th will go to adopt ducks under Emma B.! 

    How do I adopt a duck? You can Adopt a duck for only $5 by going on here.

    Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100) or Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks for $1,000)!

    What if my duck wins? You could be the winner of one of our great prizes including a 2017 Chevy Equinox or other fabulous prizes!

    THE GIFT THEATRE SEASON RELEASE BASH
    Jul
    16
    4:00 pm16:00

    THE GIFT THEATRE SEASON RELEASE BASH

    • Old Irving Brewery Co.

    The Gift Theatre is having a season release bash with live music and select Old Irving craft beer! Drink and Dance at Old Irving Brewery Co. Hang out with The Gift ensemble and be there as they unviel their new season.

    Bash Single tickets are $25. VIP Table near the music and beer for eight is $400. Bash single ticket plus 2018 Season Subscription is $120.

    Tickets here.

    Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
    Aug
    5
    1:00 pm13:00

    Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge

    • St. Viator Parking Lot

    Chicago's Old Irving Park neighborhood is hosting its fourth annual Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge on Saturday, August 5 from 1pm to 5pm in the St. Viator Parking Lot located at 3644 N. Kedvale Avenue.  The event has raised over $60,000 so far benefiting student programs, facilities, and athletics at St. Viator School & Parish. Tickets start at $60 and are available at www.beerbbqchallenge.com. 


    The showdown will feature 20 pit-master and local craft brewer teams who will present unique BBQ pork and beer pairings for attendees to sample and then vote for their favorites. This year, teams will also compete for votes from Celebrity Chef Judges Lisa Fosler Kelly from Bread & Wine, Rob Levitt from The Butcher & Larder, Barry Sorkin of Smoque BBQ, and Chef Kevin Corsello from Pork & Mindy’s.


    Attendees and judges will cast their votes, rating each team on Best BBQ pork, Best Beer, and Best BBQ and Beer Pairing. 

    More info.

    THE HERO’S JOURNEY: A SUMMER CAMP OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS
    Aug
    7
    Aug 11

    THE HERO’S JOURNEY: A SUMMER CAMP OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS

    • Filament Theatre

    DESCRIPTION

    Campers will use the foundations of the hero’s journey to explore what it means to be a hero in society today. While exploring myths from around the world, campers will learn the fundamentals of Filament’s ensemble and storytelling techniques. Throughout the week, campers will create larger-than-life characters, original songs, and their very own hero’s journey.

    Why Filament Camp?
    Filament Camp is special. At Filament Camp, there are no scripts and no assigned roles–each camper creates their own dream role. Campers create their own dialogue, characters, stories, and costumes.

    Through drama and creative play, Filament’s experienced teaching artists focus the days to explore creative problem solving, teamwork, confident public speaking, analysis of classic texts, speaking directly to the audience, and community engagement.

    More info.

    Bikes, Bites and Brews - a North Mayfair festival
    Sep
    1
    Sep 3

    Bikes, Bites and Brews - a North Mayfair festival

    • North Mayfair Improvment Association

    Family friendly activities, scrumptious food, live entertainment and craft beverages. 
    The festival will be located in the secured parking lot at the intersection of Kostner and Lawrence. More info.


    Best Chicago Style Dog
    Jun
    25
    11:00 am11:00

    Best Chicago Style Dog

    • Jeffs Red Hots

    Calling all Chicagoans! Six Corners is challenging you to show us how Chicagoan you really are through a Chicago Style hot dog making competition! Steve, owner of Jeff’s Red Hots, Vienna Beef Hall of Famer, will refresh everyone’s mind with a quick workshop on how to make Chicago Style hotdogs, and at 1pm attendees who enter the competition will go at it to see who can compose the perfect Chicago Style hotdog in the shortest amount of time.

    Don’t want to be part of the competition, then just join us for some tasty hot dogs from Jeff’s Red Hots, great music, and lawn games!

    Advance Purchase:

    General Admission: $10
    Includes: Admission to event
    Competition: $5 ( Does not include admission.)

    At Door Purchase:

    General Admission: $15
    Includes: Admission to event
    Competition: $5 (Does not include admission)

    Buy your tickets here!

    North Mayfair garage sale
    Jun
    25
    10:00 am10:00

    North Mayfair garage sale

    • North Mayfair

    North Mayfair is beautiful and historic neighborhood on the city’s Northwest side from Bryn Mawr (5600N) on the north, to Lawrence (4800N) on the south, from Pulaski (4800W) on the east to Cicero (4800W) on the west. Spend your Sunday exploring the many bargains and lovely residents of the neighborhood. Rain or shine!
    Registration required to participate http://northmayfair.org/nmia/garage-sale-registration/

    North Branch Trail Alliance Inaugural Ride
    Jun
    24
    10:30 am10:30

    North Branch Trail Alliance Inaugural Ride

    • Forest Glen Woods

    The North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago is calling cyclists of all stripes to join its Inaugural Ride, a five-mile jaunt through one of the city’s newest forested bike trails. The coordinated bike ride will kick off at 10:30 a.m. from the entrance to the Forest Glen Woods, 5400 N. Forest Glen Ave., and the first leg will cover the 1.8-mile extension to the North Branch Trail, which opened last year (A further extension promises to stretch the trail to the intersection of Foster and Kostner Avenues in Mayfair later this year.)

    SMALL BUSINESS CENTER ON THE ROAD EXPO
    Jun
    24
    10:00 am10:00

    SMALL BUSINESS CENTER ON THE ROAD EXPO

    • South Shore Cultural Center

    The next 'Small Business Center on the Road' Small Business Expo will be held at the South Shore Cultural Center - 7059 S. South Shore Drive on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Expo details: 

    • Keynote Speaker 
    • FREE assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process
    • Resources on Procurement, Financial, Insurance and Consumer information
    • Financial Advisers on hand to answer questions
    • Perfect your Elevator Pitch 
    • Mini makeovers and Hair Styling 
    • FREE Headshot by a professional photographer to be used for marketing/promotional materials
    • FREE Tax Clinic: One-on-One counseling sessions provided by Center for Economic Progress (CEP)
    • FREE Law Clinic: Legal advice and support provided by The Law Project
    • FREE Networking Hour: Connect and exchange ideas with likeminded entrepreneurs provided by Chicago's Office of the City Treasurer from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    • Exhibitors 
    • Free Workshops (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
    • And more !

    Go to Small Business Center on the Road Expo for more information or to register. 

    Josi's for the Gym!
    Jun
    22
    12:00 pm12:00

    Josi's for the Gym!

    • Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

    Please join the rest of your St. Bartholomew Parish and school community at Josi's Frozen Yogurt Cafe on Thursday, June 22nd from 12:00pm - 10:00pm as they conclude their "Rejuvenate the Gym!" fundraising campaign. Josi's will donate 20% of all "St. Bart's" sales to Rejuvenate the Gym! All you have to do is say "St. Bart's" when you pay for your frozen yogurt. At 8:00pm, they will announce how much money has been raised through Rejuvenate the Gym! to enhance the St. Bartholomew School Gymnasium. 

    Financial Modeling for Entrepreneurs
    Jun
    20
    1:00 pm13:00

    Financial Modeling for Entrepreneurs

    • 2112

    In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the following from veteran and serial entrepreneur Troy Henikoff:

    - How to reduce risk in your new venture
    - How to better communicate with investors and increase your chances of raising capital
    - How to predict the future (it is almost a crystal ball!) 

    More info.

    ARTIST'S RECEPTION
    Jun
    17
    1:00 pm13:00

    ARTIST'S RECEPTION

    • City Newsstand

    City Newsstand is currently having a photography exhibition. To compliment it they will be having an artist's reception on June 17th. The reception will feature the artists responsible for the works on show at city newsstand. Light refreshments will be served.

    More info.

    Shred-A-Thon: Sen. Iris Y. Martinez & Ald. Gilbert Villegas 
    Jun
    17
    9:00 am09:00

    Shred-A-Thon: Sen. Iris Y. Martinez & Ald. Gilbert Villegas 

    • Chicago Academy High Schoo

    AT&T will be providing a Mobile Shredding Truck to shred any of your unwanted documents. The shredded paper will then be recycled. 

    WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?

    Any documents that you no longer need or want but that might contain personal or private information. Examples include:

    • Bank statements
    • Outdated medical records
    • Old Pay stubs
    • Old bills or receipts
    • Credit card offers
    • Tax returns older than seven years

    *Please make sure to remove all paper clips, plastic binders, or anything that might obstruct the shredder off of your paper documents before coming!

    For more information call: Sen. Martinez office at 773-278-2020 or Ald. Villegas office at 773-745-4636

    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.

    SATURDAY:
    The Blind Staggers
    Lurrie Bell
    Akasha
    Mike Wheeler Band
    WaxWorks

    SUNDAY:
    Antony and the Tramps
    Manny Torres
    Six String Crossing
    Junkyard Groove Chicago
    Handsome Dave and the Ravens

    $5 Donation to benefit Six Corners community.

    PRESALE Sponsored by MCM Pub & Eatery
    $15: admission, two beers, souvenir festival mug

    Perkolator Pop-Up Market
    Jun
    10
    2:00 pm14:00

    Perkolator Pop-Up Market

    • Perkolator

    Meet local artists/crafters/makers showcasing their wares at this Pop-Up Shop, hosted by Perkolator Coffee, Sputnik Books & Records, Thrift & Thrive & Tea'se Tea Shoppe! 

    FREE admission
    Kid Friendly
    Raffle prizes
    #KeepPortageParkLocal

    About Perkolator:
    A nod to the nostalgic coffeemaker, this Portage Park storefront serves hot and iced java and tea drinks alongside cafe eats like sandwiches and local baked goods. Bright and homey, the yolk-yellow space decorated with mismatched furnishings and art-lined walls is spacious enough to relax and enjoy the WiFi.

    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.

    SATURDAY:
    The Blind Staggers
    Lurrie Bell
    Akasha
    Mike Wheeler Band
    WaxWorks

    SUNDAY:
    Antony and the Tramps
    Manny Torres
    Six String Crossing
    Junkyard Groove Chicago
    Handsome Dave and the Ravens

    $5 Donation to benefit Six Corners community.

    PRESALE Sponsored by MCM Pub & Eatery
    $15: admission, two beers, souvenir festival mug

    St. Bartholomew Parish Carnival
    Jun
    8
    Jun 11

    St. Bartholomew Parish Carnival

    • St. Bartholomew Parish

    The St. Bartholomew Parish, Chicago IL Carnival is finally here! The Carnival will run from Thursday, June 8th, (today) through Sunday, June 11th.

    Rides & Games - Food & Drink - Music - Contests - Outdoor Beer Garden

    Raffles - Enter to win a brand new Jeep Patriot Sport from Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge in our Centennial Celebration Raffle on Sunday, August 27th! Tickets cost $20 each or 3 for $40. Cash Prizes too!


    The Carnival's hours of operation are as follows:
    •Thursday, June 8th: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    •Friday, June 9th: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    •Saturday, June 10th: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    •Sunday, June 11th: 2:00pm - 10:00pm


    Single-Day Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be available for purchase at the Carnival on Thursday evening (valid until closing), Saturday (valid from 4:00pm - 6:00pm), and Sunday (valid from 2:00pm - 6:00pm). The cost for each Single-Day Unlimited Ride Wristband is $20 per person per day.

    CHICAGO FIRE WATCH PARTY
    Jun
    4
    6:00 pm18:00

    CHICAGO FIRE WATCH PARTY

    • Babes on Milwaukee

    Sense-Net Media, member of Six Corners Association, and Nation of Fire invite you to join them on Sunday, June 4th, 6pm, at Babe's, 4416 N Milwaukee Ave., for a Chicago Fire soccer watch party.

    Preview Worship Gathering
    Jun
    4
    9:00 am09:00

    Preview Worship Gathering

    • Old Irving Brewing

    Redeemer strives to be a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church with a heart for empowering 20/30-somethings. They believe that following Jesus changes lives for the better, and they want to empower 20/30-somethings to live the abundant life that Jesus promises and to be leaders for Jesus' mission in the world.

    They will be gathering together on June 4 to experience worship through music, scripture, preaching, and fellowship!

    More info.

    INTRO TO BEER BREWING
    May
    28
    10:30 am10:30

    INTRO TO BEER BREWING

    • The Pursuit Supply Co.

    This introduction to homebrewing class is a hands on experience focused on providing you with the essential information needed to get started with homebrewing. It will provide all of the essentials to learn how to brew high quality beer. During this class you will learn about the essential steps to brew beer, talk a little bit about the history of beer, and most importantly brew beer. Come thirsty and curious!

    More info.

     ITKA 2017 Tournament
    May
    27
    May 28

    ITKA 2017 Tournament

    • St. Benedict Preparatory School

    Tournament General Information

    Tournament Location: 
    St. Benedict Preparatory School | 3941 N Bell St. Chicago, IL 60618

    Awards
    Awards will be given in each division for First, Second and Third Place winners.

    Sparring Gear
    White cloth and WKF fist pads, mouthpiece, and cup (males) are mandatory for all divisions.

    Chest and rib protectors for females and children are optional. Only safety/athletic glasses are allowed during Kumite. If you are wearing contacts lenses, make sure they are soft lenses.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    The tournament will only be on Sunday. We are expecting a larger crowd. Therefore, please register in advance and be at the tournament site according to the schedule.

    All events are subject to change.

    Please call 773 283-8200 for detailed information.

    Flowers for Soldiers at Portage Park
    May
    26
    9:30 am09:30

    Flowers for Soldiers at Portage Park

    • Portage Park

    Flowers for Soldiers is held annually around the time of Memorial Day. It is a ceremony to honor the military at the site of a memorial tree at the northeast corner of Portage Park, near Berteau and Long. Grade K-2 students from Portage Park School will perform patriotic songs and lay flowers at the base of the tree. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the school auditorium. The school is located at 5330 W. Berteau Ave. The public is welcome to attend, rain or shine. 

    This event has a long history at Portage Park School. The program was originally started over 60 years ago by the Portage Park Women's Club!

    More info.

    2017 Vendor Fair
    May
    24
    12:00 pm12:00

    2017 Vendor Fair

    • UIC Forum

    The 2017 Vendor Fair is a collaborative effort by the members of the Government Procurement Compliance Forum to give regional businesses as many resources and networking opportunities as possible.

    This event will provide businesses the opportunity to learn about contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago, its Sister Agencies, Cook County Agencies, and State and Federal agencies.

    WHEN: May 24, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    WHERE: UIC Forum | 725 West Roosevelt | Chicago, IL 60607

    *UIC Forum Parking Available for $10 at 1029 S. Morgan, Lot 5

    Click Here to Register

    Learn about Contracting Opportunities in:

    • Construction

    • Architecture/Engineering

    • IT

    • Professional Services

    • Financial Services

    • Human Resources

    • Facilities

    • Commodities

    • Transportation

    • Work Services

    Click Here for More Detailed Information

    Share on Twitter and Instagram!

    #ChicagoProcurement #ChicagoVendorFair #ChicagoDPS

    Podcasting Social
    May
    23
    3:00 pm15:00

    Podcasting Social

    • 2112 inc.

    Are you a podcast junkie? Do you have your own podcast? Are you thinking about starting one professionally or personally?

    Podcasting is one of the cheapest and easiest and now most popular platforms to distribute content, ideas, and information.

    2112 is excited to host it's first Podcasting Social hosted by Rajiv 'RajNATION' Nathan, host of the 5-star rated Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast, to allow a space for those interested and involved in podcasting to meet, discuss, and mingle, on Tuesday, May 23rd.

    Visit Rajiv's Podcast and listen here:http://www.discoveryourinnerawesome.com/

    RSVP REQUIRED

    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.

    Welcome Home – 100 Years of Lydia
    May
    20
    4:30 pm16:30

    Welcome Home – 100 Years of Lydia

    • Awana Clubs International

    Welcome Home is a celebration of the history and heritage of the 100 years that Lydia Home as been serving children in crisis. Join them as they share the great victories of God, stories of the past, and visions of the future. Connect with former residents, staff, and supporters in an engaging evening celebrating a place that has been home to so many.

    For all event and ticket questions and seating arrangements, please contact Amanda at agraf@lydiahome.org or call 773-653-2249 for more information.

    Tickets here.

    Chicago Fire Watch Party
    May
    20
    2:30 pm14:30

    Chicago Fire Watch Party

    • Pub OK

    Nation of Fire: Northwest Side and Sense-Net Media, member of Six Corners Association, welcome you to a Chicago Fire soccer watch party at Pub OK, 5659 W Irving Park Rd., on Saturday, May 20th, 2:30pm. The Chicago Fire continues their epic quest for success in a match vs DC United.

    Sponsored by Sense-Net Media.

    Six Corners Walking Tour
    May
    14
    4:00 pm16:00

    Six Corners Walking Tour

    • Portage Theater

    Six Corners Association will partner with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society for the 2nd Annual"Yesterday and Today" exploration of the history and evolution of the Six Corners Shopping District. 

    We'll look at remnants from the area's early history as a crossroads, as well as the beginnings of the streetcar era. The tour will examine evidence of the district's rapid growth and evolution, including modernist retail architecture such as Robert Heller's nearly intact 1940 former Straus & Schram store that's now a burgeoning home to the Portage Arts Lofts including Filament Theatre, National Veterans Art Museum, Inside Out Art Studio, and The Chicago Ballet Center. Tour-goers will go behind the scenes to discuss how Chicago grew at a rapid pace during the early 20th century as well as its present day growth as Six Corners continues to transform and adapt to changing trends.The tour will also examine the surrounding neighborhood, and will include the usual mix of overlooked oddities, folklore, and more! Don't miss this tour of one of Chicago's most fascinating and intact outlying shopping districts.

    Tour Details:

    When? Sunday, May 14th, 4pm-7pm. Rain or shine.

    Where? The tour will meet and begin in front of The Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. It will conclude at the same location. Parking is available in the city lot at LaPorte and Cuyler (metered parking, one block north of Irving) or at Sears (free).

    How Long? The tour will consist of about 1.5 miles of walking and will last approximately 3 hours with time for breaks, exploration of current businesses, and conversation. 

    How much? $30. Advance purchase is required. No walk-ups. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the tour, credit will be issued for a rescheduled date.

    What is included? A Six Corners tee shirt, set of (4) Six Corners postcards, bottle of water, and a light snack.What should I bring? Dress in layers. Sunscreen and water are recommended.

    Tickets can be purchased here.