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Using Hurricane Katrina as a jumping off point, Ameriville is a highly entertaining performance piece...
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Sura P. DuPart


6th Ward Alderman, Roderick Sawyer

Using Hurricane Katrina as a jumping off point, Ameriville is a highly entertaining performance piece fusing hip-hop, poetry, flamenco, stand-up comedy, music and spoken word. Universes weaves this electrifying 90-minute theatrical exploration of race, class, poverty, immigration and political awareness into a great adventure about what it means to be American.

Date: Friday, January 27, 2012

Time: 7:30 9:30p.m., 4pm Saturday Matinee

Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 North Lincoln, Chicago

Cost: $20-50

Contact: (773) 871-3000

Info: victorygardens.org

Eric Roberson

Inspiring, humble, eclectic, and daring. These are just a few of the words that describe Blue Erro Souls acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Roberson. For the past fifteen years, Roberson, also known as Erro by adoring family, friends, and fans, has remained a prevalent force in todays music. Elements ranging from Soul, Rhythm & Blues, House, hip-hop and more can be detected throughout Robersons original and contemporary sound- not allowing him to be confined or limited to any one of these genres.Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Time: 8:00p.m.2:00 a.m., Concert starts at 9pm

Location: The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago

Cost: $30; Advance, $25Contact: (312) 753-5700Info: theshrinechicago.com

nextStep Education Classes: Who's on First? Process Mapping Your Operations

Learn how to think through and map out the processes essential for running and building a successful business. Discover the methods which improve your bottom line and maximize your capacity for more business.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Time: 6:00p.m. 8:00p.m.

Location: Chicago Urban League, 4510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Cost: FreeContact: entrepreneurshipcenter@thechicagourbanleague.org, (Provide Name, Daytime Phone, Email and Address)


Invisible ManI am an invisible man. In this world premiere stage production, the first authorized by The Ralph and Fanny Ellison Charitable Trust, a landmark American novel comes to life. Ralph Ellisons classic story of a young African Americans search for his identity blazes with luminous theatricality and truth. Adapted by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby, Invisible Man marks the first Chicago appearance by award-winning New York City director Christopher McElroen, a co-founder of the Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Date: Friday, January 27, 2012

Time: 8:00p.m.10:30p.m.

Location: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago

Cost: $45-65Contact: (773) 753-4472

Info: www.courttheatre.org

Homewood Community Blood Drive

Cause and Effect: You Give and People Live, consider donating blood on the morning of February 4. Participants receive an exclusive t-shirt as a token of appreciation. Walk-ins welcomed, photo identification required to donate blood.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Marie Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood

Cost: Free

Contact: Laura @ 708-890-4425

Info: www.heartlandbc.org

South Side resident featured in museum exhibit

Sura P. DuPart, sculpture artist will be featured in the Black Creativity 2012-Powerful African Americans in energy exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Date: January 25- February 29, 2012

Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily

Location: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

Cost: general admission $15 adult, $10 child

Contact: (773) 684-1414

Info: www.msichicago.org

6th Ward Alderman, Roderick Sawyer

On Friday, January 27, the Sixth Ward Democratic Organization will host a fundraiser to elect Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer Democratic Committeeman. The event will be held at the St. John Grand Lodge on 7443 S. Ingleside from 5 to 9 p.m. Please come out and support the Sixth Ward Democratic Organization. For more information, call (773) 245-6936.

Date: Friday, January, 27, 2012

Time: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.Location:

John Grand Lodge

7443 S. Ingleside, Chicago

Cost: Free

Contact: 773-245-6936