Literature/Music

Is singing choral music your passion...Perhaps Wicker Park Choral Singers are in your future

Date: 
08/04/2014
MarkT

If you love choral music and you love singing, the Wicker Park Choral Singers (WPCS) invites you to consider adding your voice to theirs in the upcoming 2014-15 season. Auditions are Wed., Aug. 6 and Sun., Aug. 10, in the Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1502 N. Hoyne Ave., corner of Hoyne and LeMoyne. 

Eastern European classical string music concert in Wicker Park's Schiller Grove

Date: 
07/11/2014
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Classical music by Eastern European composers will be performed by the Symphony Sounds String Quartet in their second concert for the season in Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., Sun., July 13, at 11 a.m.

Wicker Mic kicks off its 5th year in Wicker Park tonight

Date: 
06/27/2014
WMLogo

Wicker Mic opens its 5th season tonight in Wicker Park,1425 N. Damen Ave., on the softball field near Schiller at 6 p.m.

Poetry submissions call: 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award

Date: 
06/10/2014
GuildCompLogo

Twenty semi-finalists will compete for a $500 prize in front of a voting audience during the Guild Literary Complex's 21st Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award (GBOMA) Wed., July 23, 7 p.m., at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St. Deadline for submissions is June 30. 

Symphony Sounds will waft through Wicker Park Sunday

Date: 
05/31/2014
SSSQbyTree

Symphony Sounds String Quartet will have classical music floating through Wicker Park, Sun., June 1 at 11 a.m. in the first Classical Music concerts of the season.

Growing up is what Bucktown's Scott Jacobs dishes on in his newest book

Date: 
05/08/2014
ScottJ

Though Scott Jacobs newest book is entitled Famous Ski Hills in Wisconsin: (And Other Delusions of Grandeur), he admits it is not about Wisconsin or skiing but rather... growing up. 

Who is this person?

Date: 
03/30/2014
Michael

Who is this person? This is a challenge all who can remember back to the 1990s in Wicker Park.

Mary Erdmans' "The Grasinski Girls" will focus discussion on ethnicity in America

Date: 
03/28/2014
GrasinskiGirls

To what extent are the Grasinski girls typical of being an ethnic in America? Joanna Wojdon will focus on that and other questions during an English speaking book discussion group in the Polish Museum of American (PMA), Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Apr. 15, at 6 p.m.

In Defense of...What now?

By: 
DWWP
By: 
Kirk Novak
Date: 
03/02/2014
PalmTrees

I recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, right before the weather got all Scandinavian and everyone in Andersonville got all nostalgic for winters that weren't quite so wintry in their sustained brutality. I feel pangs of regret daily after leaving everyone behind, because I escaped the winter vortex and all I got was this stupid…

In Defiance of Winter

By: 
DWWP
Date: 
02/18/2014
SnwStormSt

Dear (this year’s) Chicago winter,

In Defense of Winter II

By: 
DWWP
By: 
Dave Hughes
Date: 
02/13/2014
SnowRemovalScoop

Don’t get me wrong.
I am, counted among their number,
the complainers,
the movers,
the snowbird wanna be’s.

In Defense of Winter

By: 
DWWP
By: 
Kim Nelson
Date: 
02/13/2014
StJoeKim

It has been an especially brutal winter here in Chicago, and I have seen many of my Facebook friends threatening to move somewhere warmer within the next year. I would like to speak in defense of winter, because it cannot speak for itself and no one else is going to at this point. Here are a few reasons why I enjoy winter:

'Tis the season with the Wicker Park Choral Singers

Date: 
12/09/2013
Wicker Park Choral Singers

'Tis the Season was the name of this year's holiday concert offering from the the Wicker Park Choral Singers (WPCS) in Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne, this last weekend.

Theresa Schwegel, Ukrainian Village resident, launches "The Good Boy"

Date: 
11/08/2013
Rick and Theresa

Theresa Schwegel, a Ukrainian Village resident, began a pre-launch of The Good Boy with a book review by Rick Kogan and a guest slot on WGN's After Hours with Rick Kogan. After the official launch in the suburbs, she had a book signing in Barnes and Noble at DePaul on Nov. 7. 

Concert Benefit for Rare Book Conservation Project of The Polish Museum of America

Date: 
10/16/2013
MKorzistka

Michał Korzistka, full professor of the Cieszyn Branch of the University of Silesia, Poland, will perform a benefit piano concert in the The Polish Museum of America's (PMA) Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, Sun., Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m. to raise funds for the PMA Library's Rare Book Conservation Project.

Tuesday at the Triangle August 13

Date: 
08/12/2013
TTBanner

The Polish Triangle will be the scene for another fun evening Tues., Aug. 13, between 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Triangle will feature Multi Kulti music and skits from kids from the Adventure Stage.

Wicker Park's last summer symphony concert Sunday

Date: 
08/10/2013
Quartet

"Jazz" is the theme for the Symphony Sounds String Quartet's final free Summer 2013 Concert in Wicker Park Sun., Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Schiller Grove, near the corner of Schiller St. and Damen Ave. 

Must see: Musical celebration in Wicker Park with Patti Rain and Friends Sunday

Date: 
07/19/2013
PattiRainPstr

"It's some of the most authentic music I've heard," says L.A. Music Awards' Al Bowman about Patti Rains, 27-year resident of Wicker Park. Patti Rain & Friends will perform in Wicker Park’s Schiller Grove, 1425 N. Damen, this Sunday, July 21 from noon until 2 p.m.

Symphony Sounds String Quartet returns to Wicker Park for 4th year

Date: 
06/07/2013
Mellits

This year’s Symphony Sounds String Quartet begins their fourth season in Wicker Park, Sunday, June 9, which includes a very special piece by a contemporary composer Marc Mellits.

Call for submissions: 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards

Date: 
06/06/2013
GuildComplex

Call for poetry submissions for the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards is announced by Chicago's Guild Literary Complex (GLC). Twenty semi-finalists will compete for a $500 prize in front of a voting audience on Tues., July 23, at 7 p.m. in the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., on the Polish Triangle. 

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