Friday, May 10, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - May 10th, 2013

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Greenleaf Arts Center - Spring Thing '13
1806 W. GREENLEAF AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626

The Greenleaf Art Center provides studio and exhibition space for over fifty area artists and is home to five business enterprises. Since its inception in 1990 by Kathie and Denis Paluch, it has grown to become a vibrant part of the Rogers Park arts community. The center hosts a variety of exhibitions, open studio events, art salons and creative workshops throughout the year.

Spring Thing '13 is the Greenleaf Arts Center Spring Group Exhibition and Open Studios event. Artists Reception one night only! 6pm - 10 pm.

Featuring 80 local artists with all new work, enjoy art, snacks and shopping all in one creative space. 20,000 sq ft of artistic energy.



Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 6pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.


Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, Arkanoid, Super Mario Brothers and more.




Mayne Stage - James Cotton with Rob Stone
1328 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626

With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.

WXRT BLUES BREAKERS WELCOMES: JAMES COTTON
The blues is all about feeling,” says Grammy Award-winning harmonica legend James “Mr. Superharp” Cotton. “If I don’t feel it, I can’t play it.” Now in his 69th year as a professional musician (starting at age nine), James Cotton not only feels it, he lives it. His overwhelmingly powerful harmonica is one of the iconic sounds of the blues. His skills are unrivaled, his story the stuff of legend. Born on a cotton plantation in Tunica, Mississippi on July 1, 1935, Cotton learned harmonica directly from Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) as a small child. He toured with Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf, recorded for Sun Records, and spent 12 years with Muddy Waters before stepping out on his own. Leading his own band, he earned his reputation as one of the most commanding live blues performers in the world—a man who could literally suck the reeds out of his harmonica from the pure force of his playing—one high-energy performance at a time.

His new Alligator album, COTTON MOUTH MAN, is a joyous celebration of his life in the blues. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy-winning producer / songwriter / drummer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Susan Tedeschi), the album is a riveting, good-time musical journey through sounds and scenes from Cotton’s long and storied career. With seven songs co-written by Cotton (more originals than he’s ever included on one release) and Hambridge (who co-wrote five additional tracks), the stories the album tells are Cotton’s own, inspired by his colorful and sometimes perilous life. Throughout the CD Cotton’s blast-furnace harmonica sound and larger-than-life personality are front and center.




Red Line Tap - The Kevin Leeds Band
7006 N. GLENWOOD AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60626

The Red Line Tap hosts music up to 7 nights a week featuring local and national acts on stage, from their resident band the Mudflapps, to Micki’s open mic and all sorts of great shows daily, Red Line Tap has something  for everyone!
The Kevin Leeds Band at 9pm.




HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Alden Village North (7464 N. Sheridan Road)

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on May 20th, 2013 at Alden Village North (7464 N. Sheridan Road).  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.

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1 comment:

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce said...

Both Taste Food & Wine and Quest Network Services are members of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.

Shop in Rogers Park to support Rogers Park business and improve our overall economic state.

- Bill Morton, President
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

www.RogersPark.cc