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AIDS Diva, AACM Nice Black Music Ensemble, and extra – Chicago Reader


Gerber/Hart is partnering with the Leather-based Museum (6418 N. Greenview) for a free screening of AIDS Diva: The Legend of Connie Norman. Connie Norman was a trans girl who advocated for her fellow HIV-positive neighborhood in Los Angeles within the late 80s and early 90s. AIDS Diva is a documentary that follows her work, not solely advocating for the humanity of these dwelling with HIV, but in addition for the burgeoning visibility of LA’s trans neighborhood. After the screening, filmmaker Dante Alencastre can be in dialog with artist, filmmaker, and ACT UP Chicago member Mary Patten and activist, author, and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman. Tickets are required for this free occasion, which begins at 3 PM. (MC)

The Rebuild Basis is internet hosting its ultimate free live performance of the summer time at Kenwood Gardens (6929 S. Kenwood) from 5-7 PM. Composer Renee Baker has distilled chosen compositions by Anthony Braxton (a south side-born composer who’s counted as an influential member of the Affiliation for the Development of Inventive Musicians [AACM]), into APOTHEOSIS: The Braxton Narratives, which can be carried out by the AACM Nice Black Music Ensemble tonight. Since that is an out of doors occasion, be conscious of the climate, and convey something that may make the expertise extra satisfying: chairs, picnic blankets, sweaters, snacks, and so forth. (MC)

Multidisciplinary artist Marcela Torres discovered themselves drawn to smoking cigars about seven years in the past. That led to an investigation into tobacco’s position in Latinidad historical past and ritual, in addition to colonization, which has culminated of their new choreographic work, Iyapokatzin; the venerable tobacco smoke. The piece, developed partially via Chicago DanceMakers Discussion board, will get two free public performances this weekend; right now at 6:30 PM at El Paseo Community Garden (944 W. twenty first), and tomorrow at 6:30 PM at Malinalli Garden (2800 S. Ridgeway). As Torres told the Reader‘s Kerry Cardoza, they drew inspiration from conventional Azteca-Chichimeca and Folklórico varieties, however with some twists. “My objective is for folks to see these dance varieties as up to date choices for play within the descriptions of our present lives.” (KR)

M.A.D.D. (Making a Distinction Dancing) Rhythms is a nonprofit devoted to celebrating the historical past of faucet. Tonight resident teacher and choreographer Donetta Jackson, who’s carried out with the likes of Likelihood the Rapper and Missy Elliott, presents A M.A.D.D. Mixtape. DJ DeeJayd9_3 will spin stay, mixing a mixture of R&B, hip-hop, and different music, to assist heart faucet inside the African diaspora whereas linking the sound and motion of the dance to its trendy descendent, footwork. The present begins at 7:30 PM on the Harold Washington Cultural Middle (4701 S. Martin Luther King Dr.), and tickets are $20. The present is a part of the Chicago Faucet Summit, a weekend-long sequence of lessons and panel discussions that kicked off Friday at 4 PM and continues via Sunday. Tickets for all the weekend vary from $400-$500; see (MC)

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Griffin Theatre launches its thirty third season with the midwest premiere of Marys Seacole, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury. Drury’s We Are Proud to Current a Presentation Concerning the Herero of Namibia, Previously Referred to as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (primarily based on the German genocide of the Herero tribe of Namibia) appeared at Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2019, however her Pulitzer-winning play, Fairview, has but to be seen right here. Marys Seacole, which made its New York debut in 2019, is predicated on the true lifetime of a British Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who cared for wounded troopers throughout the Crimean Conflict (1853-56). The actual Seacole wrote a juicy memoir about her adventures, and a statue of her stands in entrance of London’s St. Thomas’s Hospital. Drury’s model takes an unconventional strategy as a way to blur the distinctions of previous and current, whereas analyzing the gendered assumptions about ladies as caregivers. It’s directed for Griffin by Jerrell L. Henderson and Hannah Todd; previews start tonight at 7:30 PM at Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark), and it runs via 11/6. Data and tickets ($30-$40, $15 college students, energetic army, and veterans) at (KR)


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