Seven in Heaven 5/24-5/27
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 16:08
1. Nadastrom at the Metro, 5/27
If you’re looking for an excuse to dance the night before no-school Memorial Day, this is it. Another moombahton dance party event lands at the Metro, presented by One Night Stand, with genre-starters Nadastrom alongside another big name, DJ Sabo. Local talents Willy Joy and Team Bayside High will also play. This is maybe the biggest collection of moombahton acts in Chicago to date, and it’s 18+. For more info, go to www.metrochicago.com.
2. Queer is Community at Center on Halsted, 5/27
Center on Halsted will host a rally, speakout, vigil, panel discussion and performance. The goal is to “creating a space to open a dialogue around racism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, sexism, ableism, violence and any other limitations to community-building and to inspire positive change.” There is a suggested $5 donation. For more info go to http://www.facebook.com/events/250343861739980/.
3. Festival of Aloha at Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/24-27
The first Festival of Aloha in Chicago will celebrate all things Hawaiian, including Tahitian dance to ukulele techniques. Go to www.festivalofaloha.com for more.
4. The Early November at the Metro, 5/29
School’s almost out; you have reason to enjoy a good Tuesday night. New Jersey alternative/pop-punk/emo legends, The Early November, come to the Metro after a 4-hiatus from 2007-20011. They are joined by The Wonder Years, The Swellers and more for this all ages show. Go to www.metrochicago.com for more.
5. “Unfinished Business: Arts Education With the Guerilla Girls” at the Jane Addams Hull-House, 5/25
This event features a curated pop=up print studio as well as art-making stations. The purpose of the event is to explore to importance of arts and culture in democracy. Three huge looms will also be on site. Go to www.hullhousemuseum.org for more.
6. Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival on Sheffield from Belmont to School, 5/26-27
Outdoor summer street festivals are officially here at long last! Celebrate this 28th annual event with music all day and all the other fun events likened with street fests. Get ready for the tribute bands. Go to www.chicagoevents.com for more.
7. Coffee Cuppings at Counter Culture Coffee Chicago, 5/25
This ongoing 10a.m. event brings together coffee lovers for a free weekly tasting. Experts from Counter Culture Coffee will offer educational demos and more. Go to www. http://counterculturecoffee.com for more.