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April 2019

Identity: Self Portraits

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - May 29 @ 6:00 pm
Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Identity Student Art Show

Self-Portraits by select students of Uplift Community High School in Uptown, Chicago, with art instructor Catina Robinson Opening Reception, Friday April 26, 6 – 8 PM Exhibition: April 26 – May 29 Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL Who are we? Social media tells us one thing. Teachers, parents, and friends say something else. Every day we are defining who we are. What is portraiture? It’s choice. It’s the ability to position your body in the world for the world…

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May 2019

Book Launch with Adam L. Gustine

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, May 3 Wilson Abbey 7pm   Book launch for Adam Gustine's book, Becoming A Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God's Shalom. Join us for light refreshments and a panel discussion, "An evening of conversation about becoming a family of God's shalom." The panel will consist of Dennis Edwards, Juliet Liu, David Swanson, Brandon Green. Books will be sold for $15. All proceeds will help in launching social enterprise Jubilee Ventures in South Bend, IN http://www.jubileesouthbend.com/.

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June 2019

Contemporary Persian Art

June 7 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Contemporary Persian Art

Contemporary Persian Art Illustrations by Azarakhsh Farahani Opening reception: Friday, June 7, 6 – 8 PM With video art installation Animation by Paniz Rafieimehr Exhibition: June 7 – July 19 Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL Media contact: Jane Hertenstein 773-454-4887 The prints, marker on paper, skirts most motifs of Islamic art to include a preponderance  of music, animals, extraterrestrials swimming in a background of sky all overseen by an omniscient eye—or in some cases, eyes. Each piece has a story…

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Jonathan Brooks Church Forsaken Tour

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Jonathan Brooks Book Launch

Celebrate Jonathan Brooks' new book Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods with us! Special Guests include Jazzy Johnson, Amena Brown Owen, Sho Baraka, Terence Gadsden! Join us for a reading, spoken-word poetry, and music!

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Emergent Grace: Art Show and Sale

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Emergent Grace Art Show and Sale

Kari Lindholm-Johnson is offering Emergent Grace, an art show and sale supporting the Journey Center of Chicago. Treat yourself to a cup of coffee or a freshly baked pastry from Everybody's Coffee, sit and enjoy some live music by Teel Short, and see art by eight artists. You will have an opportunity to make your own handmade journal for a small fee or make a few brush strokes on a community-made piece of art. Under the direction of Eva Sullivan-Knoff,…

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July 2019

Drawings by Haleh Darabi

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - September 2 @ 6:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Untold Tales Pen & Ink, acrylics by Haleh Darabi Opening reception: Friday, July 26, 6 – 8 PM Exhibition: July 26 – September 2 Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL Media contact: Jane Hertenstein 773-454-4887   Am I dreaming or dreaming of dreaming? I hide behind a mask, a veil. We are a tangle of untold tales, as much a mystery to others as to our self. In “Untold Tales,” Iranian artist Haleh Darabi explores the hidden side, the parts we are afraid to…

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August 2019

Erich Siemens Concert

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilson Abbey Theater, 939 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, 60640 United States
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Erich Siemens, Americana singer-songwriter from San Marcos, Texas, joined by The Resurrection Ferns, will be playing in the Wilson Abbey Theater on Friday, August 23rd. Doors open at 7, Music starts at 7:30. The concert is free.

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Swing Dancing at The Wilson Abbey

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Join us on Saturday, August 24 for live music and swing dancing! Doors open at 6:30, dance at 7!  FREE!!

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Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$25 – $31

Join us at Wilson Abbey to celebrate the release of Pumpkinheads with author Rainbow Rowell and illustrator Faith Erin Hicks! BUY TICKETS HERE If you are attending as a parent/guardian, please contact the store directly. Each author will sign up to five books, including PUMPKINHEADS. This event is a limited signing and only open to ticket holders. Those who purchase a ticket with either the hardcover or the paperback of PUMPKINHEADS will receive a spot for the signing line.  Signing numbers will…

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September 2019

Photos by Edwige Massart

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 15 @ 6:00 pm
Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Unfiltered Infinite Photos by Edwige Massart Opening reception: Friday, September 6, 2019, 6 – 8 PM Exhibition: Sept 6 – Oct 15 Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL Media contact: Jane Hertenstein 773-454-4887 So much gets overlooked in the bigger picture. For those who take their time, slow down to observe, a hidden world is revealed. In a single drop of water are rainbow colors. The pistil-center of a flower, like eyes wide open, stares back at the viewer. Edwige Massart…

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