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April 21, 2017 Update

Sat., Apr 22, 8:30 am-1 pm, Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western. CPS in partnership with the Arturuo Velasquez Institute invites you to attend the Spring DREAMer and Family Education Forum and Resource Fair. More info and register: online.Free. 

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Six Corners Association and Retro Fitness are partnering up to host two all-levels fitness classes in the Portage Theater ballroom, 4050 N. Milwaukee, Sunday, April 23, from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Thursday, May 4, from 6:00-7:30 PM at St. John’s Episcopal, 3857 N. Kostner;

Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Jefferson Park Library Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence;

Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker;

Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Eden United Church of Christ, 5051 W. Gunnison; and

Thursday, May 11. from 6:000-7:30 PM at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee

CTA Jefferson Park Terminal (meet at 9 AM at 4917 N. Milwaukee);

Along Avondale between Irving Park and Pulaski (Meet at Potbelly at 4185 W. Irving Park at 9 AM);

Along Avondale near Lawrence (Meet at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, at 9 AM); and

The triangles at Milwaukee and Foster (meet at Habeleter Bowl, 5250 N. Milwaukee, at 8 AM).

The triangles at Milwaukee and Foster (meet at Habeleter Bowl, 5250 N. Milwaukee, at 8 AM).

...as the winner of a city design competition for the new Independence Park Library at 4022 N. Elston. The design includes a library on the ground level with affordable housing above as part...

A public meeting to gather community input on the final design will be on Monday, May 15, from 5-7 PM at Murphy Elementary, 3539 W. Grace. Construction on the new library is slated to begin later this year, with completion anticipated by winter of 2018.

Beard School, 6445 W. Strong, is participating in a community paper recycling fundraising program. For every ton of paper collected, Beard School will receive additional funding.

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The winner of the raffle will receive 2 three-day VIP tickets to the Chicago concert on July 14-16 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph.

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-12 pm, Dunham Park, 4638 N. Melvina. Spend your Earth Dayhelping beautify a local park. More info and sign up:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 9 am-5 pm, Malcom X College, 1900 W. Jackson. Village Network is hosting a Chicago Housing Expo. This year’s theme is “Living Better at Home”. Learn more:online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 10 am-12 pm, Austin-Irving Library, 6100 W. Irving Park./ Myrna Santiago- Martinez hosts aABC’s of Home Buying Process seminar. More info: online. Free.

Sat., Apr 22, 5-6:30 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.Join neighbors and the congregation for a Spaghetti Dinner Social event. Doors open at 4. For seating reservations or special raffle ticket numbers call: 773-725-0121.Adult/$12; Children 6 & under/Free. 

Sun., Apr 23, 2 pm,Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee hosts its final 2016-2017 concert. Featuring the Carthage Faculty Trio. Reception to follow concert. More info: online.Free/Donations accepted. 

Tues., Apr 25, 10 am, Liberty Bank, 6210 N. Milwaukee. Liberty Bank will host aFinancial Abuse Among Seniorspresentation. RSVP by April 20 to Marsha: 773-489-4679. Free.

Wed., Apr 26, 3-4:30 pm, BACP City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, Room 805. Learn the 3 steps to obtaining a business license as well as business resources during a Business Licensing 101 workshop. Register: via email or 312-744-2086. Free.

Wed., Apr 26, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free. 

Thur., Apr 27, 9-11 am, St. Edward School, 4343 W. Sunnyside. Meet teachers, students, and parents while school is in session during the St. Edward School Open House. More info: online or 773-736-9133.Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 10 am-2 pm, Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett. The Planning and Placement Center hosts a Job Fair & Career Day. Resume and professional dress required. More info: 773-481-8527. Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew Church, Kreuger Hall, 4910 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the16th district beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Thur., Apr 27, 7 pm, Rosedale Park, 6312 W. Rosedale.Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during the Gladstone Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting.Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 8-10 am, Lido Banquets, 5504 N. Milwaukee. Alex Pirus, former NHL player for the Minnesota North Stars will be the guest speaker...

Sat., Apr 29, 9 am-12 pm, Byron & Lawndale, Gather with neighbors and help beautify your community during the Annual GIPNA Alley Clean-Up. Free.

Sat., Apr 29, 11 am, Biagio, 4242 N. Central. The St. Cornelius Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Spring Luncheon. Entertainment by Roxanne Anzelone. Sign up: call June at 773-267-1774.$40.

Sat., Apr 29, 3-4 pm, City News Cafe, 4018 N. Cicero. Local and international poets Snezana Zabic and Larry O. Dean will join City News Cafe for a Poetry Reading and Book Signing. Tasha Fouts will also read and bring her own poems to share. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

Sat., Apr 29, 7:30 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. The Trinity Irish Dance Company teams up with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project for the third annualStomping Grounds, a dance concert highlighting different communities and rhythmic traditions. More info: online. Free.

Fri., May 5, 12-2 pm, Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. The 17th, 19th, 20th, and 24th police districts co-host aSeniors Cinco de Mayo party. All seniors invited.$2/person. 

Sat., May 6, 12-4 pm, Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield. The Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association (GIPNA) is hosting the 10th annualFine Craft Fair just in time for Mother’s Day.Email organizers if you’re interested in participating.Cost of Purchases. 

Thur., May 11, 12-2 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005. Andrew Salata hosts a Social Security: Rights, Responsibilities, and Deadlines seminar. RSVP: call 312-603-9233. Free.

Fri., May 19, 3-7 pm, Belding School, 4257 N. Tripp. Belding Elementary hosts their annualInternational Festival to celebrate the diversity in their school and in our community. Special performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Cambodian Roneat music, and more. More info:online. $10.

Thur., May 25, 9 am-2 pm, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen

    April 21, 2017 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Start your Sunday morning off right with Zumba and Yoga in the Portage Theater! Six Corners Association and Retro Fitness are partnering up to host two all-levels fitness classes in the Portage Theater ballroom, 4050 N. Milwaukee, Sunday, April 23, from 10 AM to 12 PM.

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Recordarán a Pedro Infante en concierto ‘con amor’

Los conciertos se realizarán en las instalaciones del NMMA ubicadas en el 1852 W. 19th St.; a admisión cuesta $12.

    Recordarán a Pedro Infante en concierto 'con amor'
    CHICAGO_ El Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano (NMMA) y The International Latino Cultural Center presentan este 26 y 27 de abril a las 6:30 p.m. el concierto "Pedro mi amor". Temas como "Amorcito corazón", "El siete mares" y la "Serenata Huasteca", serán interpretados por la flautista Elena Durán y el pianista Santiago Piñeira, acompañados visualmente por fragmentos de películas de Infante.

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Developer unveils reworked proposal for large Pilsen site

...a public art component planned, as Gottlieb indicates plans for a “living wall” installation along 18th Street and Peoria. Cordogan, Clark & Associates, a firm is currently working with Property Markets Group on an upcoming...

    Developer unveils reworked proposal for large Pilsen site
    A new plan for Pilsen would see the creation of new park space, retail, and affordable housing units.

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Welcome to Night Vale, the Wine Stroll, and more things to do in Chicago this week

Wed 4/26: Welcome to Night Vale, the podcast that details the odd happenings and characters populating the fictional town of Night Vale, records a live episode at Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th) with musical guest Erin McKeown. 8 PM

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Mon 4/24: Grime artist Skepta plays Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee) tonight. Leor Galil writes, "Skepta, who dropped his first solo mixtape in 2006, was far...

Tue 4/25: This month the Girl Talk, the show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) that features "Chicago women doing cool things," focuses on the environment with EPA attorney Nicole Cantello and EPA water expert Felicia Chase. 6:30 PM

Tue 4/25: Lady Gregory's (5254 N. Clark) hosts Julia James for a book party celebrating the release of the author's new book, The Thing About Love. Complimentary beverages and light refreshments are included. 6:30 PM

Tue 4/25: Indie-pop group Dressy Bessy plays Subterranean (2011 W. North). Erin Osmon writes, "Tammy Ealom's vocals remain as saccharine as ever, which in this instance is a good thing." 8 PM

4/26-5/7: Joffrey Ballet presents Global Visionaries at Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress), which features three works, including the world premiere of Episode 47 by Alexander Ekman. Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 and 7:30 PM, Sun 2 PM

Thu 4/27: At the Chicago Cocktail Social at Galleria Marchetti (825 W. Erie), guests can enjoy signature cocktails by mixologists from 20 local bars—including Best Intentions, Heavy Feather, Moneygun, and Scofflaw—plus appetizers and live music by Cage + Aquarium. 6:30-10 PM

Thu 4/27: SlutTalk presents Kiss & Tell at the Owl (2521 N. Milwaukee), a storytelling show about love, sex, and dating. 9:30 PM

    Welcome to Night Vale, the Wine Stroll, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to do this week. Here's some of what we recommend. Mon 4/24: Grime artist plays Concord Music Hall (2047 N. Milwaukee) tonight. Leor Galil writes, "Skepta, who dropped his first solo mixtape in 2006, was far from wet behind the ears prior to this come-up-and far from the only MC who bolstered grime's reputation-but his remarkable magnetism sets him apart."

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