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June 2019

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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October 2019

Chicago’s Best Baker!

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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On Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., the doors will open in the Auditorium at Wilson Abbey to discover whose bakes have won after the judging by our judging panels. The event will be free and open to the public. The proceeds of this event are going to support Cornerstone Community Outreach, one of the largest homeless shelters in Chicago. There are seven categories in the competition and the winners of each category will be awarded first, second, and third prizes…

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Ann Patchett Presents The Dutch House

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$31.00

Women & Children First is proud to welcome Ann Patchett back to Chicago in celebration of her new novel, The Dutch House! This ticketed event will be held at Wilson Abbey (935 W. Wilson Ave.) and will include a presentation, audience Q&A, and book signing. BUY TICKETS HERE! *Please note: all tickets include a copy of The Dutch House.* The New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond…

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November 2019

Unsettling Truths Book Launch

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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You cannot discover lands already inhabited. Injustice has plagued American society for centuries. And we cannot move toward being a more just nation without understanding the root causes that have shaped our culture and institutions. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the far-reaching, damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery." In the fifteenth century, official church edicts gave Christian explorers the right to claim territories they "discovered." This was institutionalized…

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