Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fans of Free Music, Rejoice!

St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square will play host to the concert choir of Augustana College, Sioux Falls this Saturday, January 29th at 3 p.m.

Augustana College was founded in Chicago in 1860, and this event, part of Augustana's 150th Anniversary Tour, will be the choir's only performance in the Chicago area!

The concert choir of Augustana College is a 72-person ensemble, led by Dr. James R. Johnson. This will not be a ticketed event, but an offering will be passed. Historic photographs from Augustana's Chicago years will be on display, in conjunction with the concert.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square is located at 2649 N. Francisco Ave. Please call (773) 235-5420 with any questions regarding this fun event!


Logan Square bar and concert space the Whistler has announced its “50 Free Records” series, beginning February 2. The first fifty customers each Wednesday night will, oddly enough, receive a free record.

the Whistler's own label was started in March 2008; the bar opened six months later. So far, the label has released nine records, with seven more planned for this year.

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. the Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Final chance to be a part of Comfort Station's Valentine's Day Confessional

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and Comfort Station needs your art submissions for our Valentine's Day Confessional. We want to know...

What's the most grandiose, creative, or pathetic overture you've made to win the heart of another? 
Got an idea? Good. 

Now, can you illustrate this episode? 
Wonderful. Now, lay it on us. We can take it. 

Get creative with your medium because photo montage, labeling, collage, and stick figures are all allowed. Please keep submissions to a standard letter size: 8.5" x 11" (mail flat, if possible). Be sure to include your name (and episode, if you must, but is by no means mandatory).

Please send to: 
3016 W. Logan Blvd. #1
Chicago, IL 60647

All artwork must be received by February 7, 2011. 

All submitted work will be on display Saturday, February 12th (7-10pm) at Comfort Station: 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

For inquiries:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baconfest Chicago 2011 Sneak Peak at Provenance Food & Wine This Saturday!

Baconfest isn't for another few months, but come in out of the cold tomorrow to hang with reps from the event at Logan Square's own Provenance Food & Wine Saturday, January 22nd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The mini bacon event will feature treats from Baconfest Chicago 2011's vendors and raffles for event tickets and t-shirts.

This year's Baconfest will feature Logan Square favorites Jared Wentworth, of Longman & Eagle, and Jason Hammel, of Lula Cafe, among the roster of guest chefs!

Baconfest Chicago 2011 Mini Event
Provenance Food & Wine, 2528 N. California Ave.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Announcing the 3rd Annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival Poster Contest — $1,000 Prize!

I AM Logan Square is excited to announce its poster design contest for the 3rd Annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival — featuring a fantastic $1,000.00 prize, courtesy of festival sponsor Comcast!

The winning artist will also have his or her design featured in this year's Festival marketing campaign.

Entries will be judged by a representative of Comcast, a representative of the Chicago Artists' Coalition, and a representative of I AM Logan Square.

CONTEST DATES: Submissions open Thursday, January 20; entries will be accepted until Friday, February 18; winners will be notified by Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

The contest is open to artists aged 18 years and older.

For submissions e-mail address and complete contest rules, click on the 3rd Annual MAAF Poster Contest link in the sidebar.

Contest questions can be e-mailed to
Entries submitted to will not be considered.

The 2nd Annual Festival attracted more than 25,000 visitors over three days in 2010. The 3rd Annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, presented by I AM Logan Square, will take place on Friday July 22, 2011, from 4 to 11 PM and Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and July 24, 2011, from noon to 11 PM along Milwaukee Avenue between Kimball and Washtenaw.

• Submissions must be in either PDF or JPEG formats, and no larger than 5MB
• Submissions must be 11"W x 17"H in size
• Submissions must include the MAAF logo: download here
• Submissions must include a 10" x 2" space for sponsor logos
• Submissions must include the following language:
  • Festival dates: July 22, 2001–July 24, 2011
  • Tagline: "Chicago's Most Diverse and Vibrant Arts Festival"
  • Festival location: "Milwaukee Ave. between Kimball and Washtenaw"
  • MAAF website: 
• Complete rules and requirements can be found at:

The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival takes place along 1.2 miles of the Milwaukee Avenue commercial corridor, transforming storefronts into gallery spaces which feature dozens of visual and performance artists to the public. Several stages along the route feature a diverse line-up of critically-acclaimed musical talent, local businesses sell delicious cuisine, family-friendly activities are set up to entertain all ages, and multiple beer gardens cater to the adults in the audience.

Check out last year's design! Your work could be featured here!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Logan Squarer Dan Zamudio's Upcoming Exhibit

Hope the New Year has been treating everyone well. We are excited to inform you about some upcoming events in the neighborhood!

Logan Square resident Dan Zamudio has a new exhibition on display entitled Chicago and The Diana: Toy Camera Images by Dan Zamudio. This unique exhibition is going to be showing at the Chicago Cultural Center beginning this Friday and will run through March 31, 2011.


Opening Reception
Friday, January 7, 2011
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington
5:30-7:30 PM
Be sure not to miss it!

This exhibition has been in the Chicago Gallery News. Check out this PDF page link:

Next month on February 24, Dan will also give a lunchtime Gallery Talk for the exhibition at 12:15 PM. More info to come, but make sure you save the date!

Zamudio's wife, Julie Sulzen, will also be displaying her Art of the Month selection for $40, which features a new 'mini' landscape. Last month's art sold quickly; do not miss out. Visit the link below to see the selections for January 2011.

Hope to see everyone there!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Logan Square International Film Series Features Alejandro Jodorowsky

Happy New Year Everyone!

This month, Logan Square International Flim Series gives Chicagoans the opportunity to view almost the entirety of Alejandro Jodorowsky's feature film output, with FREE weekly screenings throughout the month. The series opened up with great success last night, when Alejandro premiered the series with Santa Sangre.

In the space of just 6 feature films, Alejandro Jodorowsky has brought to the screen an astounding array of images and ideas. A visionary among visionaries, this living legend has invented a religion, authored what has been widely called "the best comic book ever," and taken on film as just one of many media. His status as a cult film hero was solidified when his EL TOPO (1970) became one of the very first superhits at midnight showings at the infamous Elgin Theater. 

Upcoming shows:
Sunday, January 9 | THE HOLY MOUNTAIN 
Sunday, January 16 | TUSK
Sunday, January 23 | FANDO AND LIS
Sunday, January 30 | EL TOPO

All screenings are shown at 3421 W. Medill and begin at 8:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact