Ahoy, ya'll. A blast ye barter off the starboard poopdeck. Looks like it's a Pilsen night. If you aren't into that scene, it's time for another round at Golden. They always put on a good show. If you're up for more on Saturday, head for canis gauisus (use yer brain, or yer Google). See ya'll out there. Over and out.
North Lakeside Cultural Center - 6219 N. Sheridan. The Cockamamie Show, Group show featuring work by Rob Bondgren, Mark Dal Pra, Montgomery Perry Smith, and Joseph Ravens that "isn't so much about being gay as it is about being made by someone who happens to be gay." Reception Fri 4/10, 6-9 PM.
HYDE PARK –
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 South Cornell Avenue. Cocktails and Clay Friday April 10, 8pm - midnight. A late-night clay-making, dance-partying, gallery-hopping good time! Get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio, enjoy drink specials from the cash bar, explore the exhibitions, and dance all night in the main gallery.
Golden - 816 W. Newport #1. You Are Young, Sculpture by Ali Bailey. Reception Fri 4/10, 7-10 PM. 4/10-6/7.
Finestra Art Space - 410 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 516. Finestra Art Space continues it's year-long curatorial series "Integration = Form + Concept + Context" with "Climbing the Crooked Trails," an installation by Patricia Ann McNair & Philip Hartigan.
Gallery UNO - 410 S. Michigan Av, Suite 541. Christian Rieben's Solo Show 'Friend of Dorothy'. An artist talk will be held on Friday, April 10, during the artist reception.
4Art - 1932 S. Halsted #100. Phase VII, Group show of work by 14 artists, including Jason Brammer, Chantal Philipon-Cegede, Robert Anderson, Sonia Katz, and Laura Lein-Svencner. Reception Fri 4/10, 6-10. 4/10-4/30.
Chicago Art Department - 1837 S. Halsted. Control, Work by Jen Rosenthal. Reception Fri 4/10, 6-10 PM. 4/10-4/24.
Chicago Arts District - 1945 S. Halsted, Ste. 101. 2nd FRIDAYS Gallery Night; 35 area galleries open 6-10pm.
Logsdon - 1909 S. Halsted. Collagraphs and Collages, Work by Jill Plaisted & Language of the Land, Paintings by Lucinda Alston Chapman. Reception Fri 4/10, 6-10 PM. 4/10-5/2.
Mortville - 2106 S Kedzie Ave. 5 Dollar Store. With everyone tightening their belts in the failing economy, it's no surprise that artists are making budget-conscious work. For this event, Sarah Heymann, Alyssa Fanning, Leah Grimaldi, and others have been asked to contribute a product made to "fit into a convenience store" where most pieces can be acquired for five dollars or less. Five dollars — that's good enough to write an irresistably catchy jingle about. Friday Apr 10 (8pm).
Rooms Gallery - 645 W. 18th Street. TAKE: A Video Installation. TAKE deconstructs the process of creating performance for video to explore the mysteries of memory and action. Friday April 10 6-10pm - free to the public
WithinReason - 1932 S. Halsted #408. Time to Get Lovely: 12 Months in Photos, Work by Ron Reason. Reception Fri 4/10, 6:30-9:30 PM. Open Sat 4/11, noon-5. 4/10-5/5.
WEST ROGERS PARK -
G.A.G. Contemporary Fetish Gallery - 6418 N. Greenview Ave. Under Orders: Objects of Authority. April 10, 2009 through October 16, 2009. Opening date: April 10, 2009 Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
WICKER PARK -
Silver Room - 1442 N. Milwaukee. Sandra I. Antongiorgi. Reception Fri 4/10, 7-10 PM, featuring music by the artist and DJ Eric Williams. 4/10-5/7.
EAST ROGERS PARK –
Mess Hall - 6932 N. Glenwood. Dil Pickle Club, A "night of poetry, stories, music, art, pornography, and conversation" in tribute to the original Dil Pickle Club, organized by Fred Sasaki, editor of Poetry and Stop Smiling. Sat 4/11, 8 PM.
LINCOLN PARK –
Havana - 1139 W. Webster. Sueños Habaneros, Paintings and prints by Isolina Limonta. Reception Sat 4/11, 6-9 PM. 4/11-5/10.
LOGAN SQUARE -
Elastic Arts Foundation – 2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor. SORRY ENTERTAINMENT "Performances in light and shadow of solitude." Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
WICKER PARK -
Happy Dog - 1542 N. Milwaukee, 2nd fl. Absolute Zero, Work "inspired by scientific theories of unattainable purity and undefinable states of being" by members of the art collective Deadline Projects. Sat., April 11, 6-11 p.m.