May 26, 2012
Closing day of Version Festival 12
This afternoon you should take one last opportunity to enjoy the fruits of Version Festival 12: Bridgeport the community of the Future. We are closing all our spaces today. Come join us all day long and make sure you make time to celebrate at our final party with some very special guest performers.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 1pm
For Version Fest 12, The Salon Series will host public discussions with Chicago artists, writers and other creatives in its temporary Bridgeport home at the MN Gallery and Studio. Three hour-long talks will begin with an artist-led review of one exhibited artwork/performance selected by the artist as representative of their practice. From that critical observation, we'll branch out into the artist's larger ouvre: their medium, approach, references, inspirations and plans for the future.
The Salon Series is an itinerant exhibition and discussion project that emphasizes participation between guests and artists to explore meaning, context and craft of new creative work.
Phase 1 / Live Archive and Outreach Center
Research House for Asian Art
3217 S Morgan Street
This archive center will host Jason Lazarus' Phase 1–a growing archive of publicly-REcreated OWS signs used globally–used for ongoing public occupations, display, and exhibition.
Second, the center will promote and disseminate information about Occupy837, a nationwide sonic protest (info at www.occupy837.com).
***Philip von Zweck and Kevin Jennings - Saturday, May 26th
Erythrophobia--A happening by Kevin Jennings & Philip von Zweck, a hot bath in the meanings of the color RED relying heavily on the talents of: Eric Humphrey, Michelle Harris, Carrie Gundersdorf, Zachary Cahill, Mark Booth & Adrian Moens, Gary Cannone, Chris Hammes, Jen Blair, Charles King, and Bill Gross
Mike's Thrift Score
Mike Marszewski is a collector of oddities and thrift scores. This is the last chance you can browse Mike's collection of stuff.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 3pm
Our last event at the SMALL Showroom will feature the last series of tastings and demonstrations of some products made by some of the over 100 members of the Small Manufacturing Alliance.
LendSquare is a Chicago startup that allows small businesses to finance growth by borrowing money from their customers and communities. This community-focused approach has advantages over traditional sources of credit: it's cheaper for businesses, it strengthens community bonds, and it allows individuals to invest in places they understand and love.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 9am
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12pm
Saturday, May 26, 2012 6pm
Ray Emerick Studios
Artist Ray Emerick's Saturday Children's Movie Series ends today. Screenings at 2pm and 4pm.
Community Supported Supper Club
Admiission: See below
On the evening of each supper, ring the doorbell at Benton House to become part of an exclusive dinner group of twelve people. Chef Pablo Jones and host Deirdre Colgan will reinvent the space as a modern speakeasy for this series of suppers during the month of May.
Come to the the dining room at Benton House, a historic settlement house currently supporting resident activist-artists, who provide services through social practices, for the community of Bridgeport.
Version Closing Party
Please join us in the Community Center of First Lutheran Church Community Center for a very special series of live performances by the bands: Riders of the Apocalypse / Thin Hymns / Bob Konow and very special guest.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6pm
Bridgeport Street Eats
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar (parking lot)
Hungry? Then join a rotating group of Chicago food trucks Saturday nights in May from 6PM to 9PM. It's a sweet and savory feast under the stars at 31st and Morgan St in Bridgeport (at Maria's). Come out for the first South Side culinary invasion of your favorite trucks including (in no particular order):
Tamale Spaceship, Samich Box, Bridgeport Pasty, Sweetie Cakes, Caponies, Getta Polpetta, Wagyu Wagon, DuckNRoll, Slide Ride, Sweet Ride, and more......