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March 2019

Uptown Church Chili Cook Off

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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uptown church chili cook off

Saturday, March 2nd, we will host Uptown Church's Chili Cook Off at Wilson Abbey. There will be opportunity to bring in other side dishes that complement as well. Judges will award prizes in specific categories and we will all eat and hang out together. A country music DJ will be providing music as well as an instructional time of teaching line dancing. Bring the whole family and invite some friends!

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Still Point Art Show

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - April 19 @ 6:00 pm
Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
Sarah Cook Art Show

In "STILL POINT" Sarah Cook brings together paintings and drawings on paper and canvas that draw inspiration from the imagery of poetry, the symbols found in mythology and literature, or from simply observing nature.

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April 2019

Valerie Jarrett: Finding My Voice

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Valerie Jarrett at Wilson Abbey

Valerie Jarrett presents "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward." Friday, April 5, 2019 7:00 p.m. Wilson Abbey 935 W. Wilson Abbey Uptown, Chicago Women & Children First is honored to welcome Valerie Jarrett in celebration of her new memoir, FINDING MY VOICE: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. This event will include a reading and moderated conversation with Susan Sher followed by a book signing. All tickets include a…

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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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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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