This year the Ninth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival is hosting an art workshop at Mozart Park Fieldhouse. On October 6 from 6 – 8:30 PM, this event, Talking with Extinct & Endangered Species, will commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of passenger pigeons through visual art, poetry, and fiction. The organization Project Passenger Pigeons has organized this and a number of other events throughout 2014 to promote the conservation and protection of endangered species and their habitats. Notable Chicago conservationists, including Joy Bergelson, Steve Sullivan, Suzanne Malec-McKenna, and Joel Greenberg, will be speaking at this event.
The Humanities Center at DePaul University kicks off its “Lend Me Your Ears: The Sound of the Humanities” series with a presentation of “Sounds Generated with Almost Nothing from a Fully Corrupted Material – Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days”. This unique presentation will explore the relationships between “language, sound, meaning, and the performers’ and audience’s real presence.”
Come check out Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days restaged in conjunction with a noise/music concert.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, click here.
Monday, October 6 (7 – 8:30 PM, Room 120 DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.).
Do you have an interest in film? How about movies and what all goes into making an award-winning film? “BulletProof Film is a producer of documentaries, music videos, commercial spots, and corporate videos.” The talented staff of BulletProof is working on crossing over the boundaries and breaking the molds of how prolific storytelling in Chicago is produced! Their studio will be open to the public and anyone who is interested can come and meet the BulletProof Film team, view screen excerpts of their past and current work, talk about the different aspects of film in general, as well as the role that music plays in film.
Dates for the open house are as follows:
Saturday, October 4, 2014 – 1PM to 9PM, Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 1PM to 9PM , Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 1PM to 9PM, Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 1PM to 9PM, Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 1PM to 9PM.
For more information on this event, click here.