Cultural Connections African Marketplace and Bazaar

citizen | 3/6/2012, 4:49 p.m.
Arthur Dixon Elementary School is hosting its 15th annual Cultural Connection African Marketplace and Bazaar....
Photo: Roman Bonnefoy


Called "one of Williams' most imaginative plays" by The New York Times, Camino Real is a sensual carnival of desire and desperation. Photo: goodmantheatre.org


Meet the world-renowned artist Richard Hunt and hear his vision for the Ida B. Wells monument. Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mary Mitchell will emcee.


Photo: chicagoartsdistrict.org

Arthur Dixon Elementary School is hosting its 15th annual Cultural Connection African Marketplace and Bazaar. Cultural Connection was initiated March 1998 to provide a unique entrepreneurial experience for students of Dixon school.

Connections showcases the creativity, skill and business acumen of local entrepreneurs., It also provides an entrepreneurial workshop for students, teachers and a unique consumer market for the community.

Date: March 9-10, 2012

Time: March 9- 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m., March 10- 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Location: Arthur Dixon Elementary School, 8306 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago

Cost: Free

Contact: 773-535-3834

Camino Real

Tennessee Williams' hauntingly poetic allegory takes us to the mysterious Camino Real, a surreal netherworld populated by a colorful collection of lost souls anxious to escape but terrified of the unknown wasteland lurking beyond the city's walls. When Kilroy, an American traveler and former boxer, inadvertently lands in Camino Real, he sets off on a phantasmagoric venture through illusion and temptation in an attempt to flee its confinesand defy his grim destiny.

Date: March 10, 2012

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

Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago

Cost: $17-53

Contact: 312-443-3800

Life & Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a teacher, activist and journalist best known for her courageous national crusade against lynching. She lived and raised a family in Chicagos Bronzeville neighborhood.

The monument will be located in Chicagos Bronzeville community, close to the home where Ms. Wells and her family once lived. It will stand on a site where the Ida B. Wells public housing development stood, at the heart of Oakwood Shores, the newly developed mixed-income neighborhood that has taken its place.

Date: March 7, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Location: Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor, ChicagoCost: $150

Info:idabwellsmonument.org2nd Friday Gallery Walk Around

The Chicago Arts District hosts "2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night", the monthly opening receptions at the galleries and artists' studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets in Chicago.

Join the 30 creative spaces in the Chicago Arts District at South Halsted and 18th Streets, as they showcase an exciting display of art and artists from Chicago and beyond. This unique art community opens its doors, free of charge, and lets you get up close and personal with the art and artists.

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Location: 1821 S. Halsted, Chicago

Cost: Free

Info:chicagoartsdistrict.orgFull Gospel Food Pantry Day

Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International hosts a food pantry every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please bring a form of identification (i.e. state ID or drivers license)

Date: March 8, 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Location: Full Gospel Church, 3451 W. 175th Street, Hazel Crest

Cost: Free

Contact: 708-922-1229

Info: www.villageofhazelcrest.com