The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago debuts its newest exhibit, Body Doubles on October 25. This exposition features works that use the body to “challenge boundaries”. The pieces selected represent “the body as an object (something that we have), the body as a subject (something that we are), and the body as an ongoing performance (something that we become)”. Body Doubles features two cornerstone pieces, Wu Tsang’s Mishima in Mexico and Lorna Simpson’s Chess. Click here for more information on Body Doubles.
This exhibit will be open until April 19. For hours and ticket prices, click here.
Barbershops are often a popular gathering place, however, they aren’t usually a forum for intellectual discussion and reflection. Hosted by Carter’s Barber Shop in the heart of Chicago, this event will focus on black labor, incorporating a performance, art, and deep discussion regarding racism in America. Co-created by Ramara “Rae” Taylor, Black Eutopia showcases her talents, including a live show production and performance management. Taylor’s event aims to educate locals about how to mingle art, work, and discussion simultaneously.
Black Eutopia opens tomorrow, from 1-7 PM, with tickets starting at $5. Click to learn more about Black Eutopia, or Chicago Artists Month!
What says “Halloween” quite like pumpkin carving? If you want to get in the spirit but want to give the pumpkin-guts-on-your-table a hard pass, consider heading down to Schubas Tavern for a pumpkin carving party on Saturday, October 25 from 12 – 3 PM! This event is where you can carve pumpkins for just $5! Carving tools will be provided, just bring your inner artiste. In addition to pumpkin carving, Schubas will be featuring specials on Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat ($3), and Shock Top + Cinnamon Rush ($5)…And what more could you want out of October, really? Let’s be real, this event is festive as all get-out. So, round up some friends and get seasonal, people!
Tickets can be purchased here.