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Building sm/art cities: portoluz potluck and talk at the chicago honey co-op

Building sm/art cities:
Spaces for progressive
culture and sustainable cities
Sunday August 7th 3-5pm
The Honey Co-op 3740 West Fulton

This open air, potluck conversation at the Honey Co-op will be anchored by successful entrepreneurs, land stewards,
and other forward looking urbanists– gathering together to share their experiences building catalytic enterprises, and visionary spaces. Bring your lawn chair and a dish to share and let’s talk how to build an inclusive, robust, creative Chicago for the 21st century.

With Marguerite Horberg, founder of HotHouse and portoluz;
Sherry Williams, founder of the Bronzeville Historical Society; Naomi Davis, founder of Blacks in Green; Michael Thompson, founder of the Honey Co-op; and Michelle Uting, outreach coordinator with Chicago Wilderness.

The Honey Co-op is an urban beekeeping cooperative
practicing sustainable agriculture,
job training, and education.

Dakar by Way of Chicago: omar pene & yassa

This Saturday, Senegal’s Omar Pene is in Chicago performing at Martyrs (3855 N. Lincoln).  A former member of Super Diamono, a 70s Senegalese band that addressed social issues with funk, he is now solo… and in fine form.  His voice has been described as both muscular and “islamic”, and the concert promises to be a treat.

Opening act is yours truly, DJ Ayana.

Omar Pene at Martyrs (presented by portoluz)

When: Sat., March 20, 9 p.m. at Martyrs (3855 N. Lincoln Ave.)

Phone: 773-404-9494 or 800-594-8499
Price: $25

To get you in the mood, visit Yassa: savory Sengalese food here in Chicago.  African flavors with an emphasis on sauces, seafood, lamb, rice, and cues taken from Islamic and French cuisine, Senagalese food is DOPE!  Try the freshly made juice – any of them (they have tamarind, sorrel, ginger and baobab)- or the Dibi Lamb (grilled lamb chops) which comes with red rice.  The plantains are delicious, as is the Yassa Fish.

The spot is BYOB,  and personally, I’d bring Malta India or a spicy ginger beer, but if you must have an alcoholic beverage, try a stout beer.

716 E 79th St
(between Evans Ave & Langley Ave)
Chicago, IL 60619

(773) 488-5599

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with portoluz

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Portoluz, the music and culture organization borne out the ashes of Hothouse, presents a  community wide celebration and art-making event honoring those who’ve left us.

Help create a community ofrenda (see below), and make a calavera (or skull) to take home with you.

Music will be supplied by Jarochicanos, son jaracho youth group.

This event is family-friendly.

Saturday October 31st 3pm-5pm

at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston

1245 Chicago Avenue


admission is $5