What's Happening in West Town
October 2020

A monthly round-up of neighborhood business events & news!
The West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce releases TWO monthly newsletters. One (this one) "What's Happening in West Town" is a promotional summary of neighborhood happenings and business events, and the other newsletter is informational for Chamber Members announcing meetings and Chamber programs. If you would like to receive the Chamber Member's monthly newsletter, we encourage you to join the Chamber by clicking here.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
West Town Art Walk
Arts & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Retail & Community
WEST TOWN ART WALK
Celebrate Art in All Forms
Public Art Walking Tour, Gallery Exhibitions, Specials from Neighborhood Businesses, and More Now through October 3
The Hybrid Festival
The West Town Chamber of Commerce invites patrons to enjoy the 2020 West Town Art Walk taking place NOW through October 3. Returning this year as a hybrid event, guests can celebrate art in all forms through a mix of socially distanced, in-person experiences, as well as new virtual elements. The event will feature ten days of art openings and happenings, a self guided public art walking tour, local business specials; plus all new virtual exhibitions, gallery tours, and artist talks. Admission is free. To make your reservations and to peruse the vendors and their limited time specials, visit www.westtownartwalk.com.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Western Exhibitions
1709 W. Chicago Ave.
Elijah Burgher: Until the beasts and all the mountain are wild with divinity
On view through October 31, 2020

For his fourth solo show with Western Exhibitions, Until the beasts and all the mountain are wild with divinity, Elijah Burgher presents a series of photographs that are hand-manipulated with ink, bleach and other materials in Gallery 1. Gallery 2 will feature a small group of recent portrait drawings alongside a multi-panel print installation, Nude Ghosts. The show will begin on September 11 and will run through October 31, 2020.
Monique Meloche Gallery
451 N. Paulina
Jake Troyli: Don't Forget to Pack a Lunch!
On view through October 31, 2020

Jake Troyli's solo exhibition "Don't Forget to Pack a Lunch!" thru October 31, 2020. Contact gallery to schedule an appointment to view the exhibition, or view it virtually here.

Jake Troyli investigates the construction of otherness and the commodification of the black/brown body, confronting and exploring labor capitalism and sweat equity as a demonstration of value, challenging the erroneous notion that it is only through arduous performances of labor that value and importance are earned.
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
1463 W. Chicago Ave.
ARC Members' Exhibition: Still Here
October 2-24

Please join the collective membership of ARC for its annual Members' Exhibition! View current artwork from its talented and diverse membership.

Artists for Social Justice
Through November 21

In response to the current political crises in America, a cadre of diverse and talented artists launched a year-long cross-country show into the heartland of America, united by the belief that art is and should be a catalyst for change. Waylaid by the pandemic, the exhibit has launched virtually with planned exhibits in 2021.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Art After Work
Thursday, October 15 from 5-6 p.m.

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of drop-in art making. A teaching artist will lead a workshop inspired by an artist in Intuit’s exhibitions, permanent collection or the outsider art genre. This workshop is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” Free Zoom Videoconference (RSVP will be available on Eventbrite).

One Night Stand
Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

One work of art. By one artist. For one night. Join us on the last Wednesday of the month for One Night Stand, an event where Intuit will dive deep into one of the pieces on view in Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen. Free Zoom Videoconference (RSVP will be available on Eventbrite).
FOOD & BEVERAGE
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave.
Order District Brew Yards Beer and Lillie's Q BBQ for Delivery!
Tuesday-Sundays; closed Mondays

You can now get your beer and 'cue delivered! Head to "Delivery Now" at www.districtbrewyards.com to stock up on beer from Around the Bend, Burnt City, Bold Dog, and Casa Humilde along with delicious barbecue from Lillie's Q!

Buy a District Brew Yards advent beer calendar
Available now until supplies run out!

It's time! District Brew Yards advent calendars are now on sale for $85! This annual treat comes stocked with 24 distinct beers from our breweries for the 24 days of advent. Give the beer lover in your life (or yourself) something festive and fun to look forward to. Cheers to delayed gratification! Visit www.districtbrewyards.com/product/dby-advent-calendar-2020/.
Grill Your Own Ćevapčići this October
October 1-31

Bring the fest home this October. Order your Ćevapčići grill packages with free delivery and 20% with coupon code OCTCEVAP.
RETAIL & COMMUNITY
The Movement Guild
Outdoor Member Celebration at Midwest Brewing Co.
October 3 at 10 a.m.

Join us for a FREE outdoor fitness class followed by craft beer and a raffle. Register now, here.
eGuide Tech Allies
405 W Superior St, Ste. 409
Selling Digitally: Holiday Edition
October 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

For Businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, this session will cover what to consider when taking your business digital. As we approach the holiday season, we will cover self-developed and digital platforms, how to target your products or services to a targeted audience, and how to get a return on your investment of going digital.
Wolcott School
524 N. Wolcott Ave
Virtual Chats
October 14 at 9 a.m. & October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Opportunity to learn about Wolcott College Prep's strength based education for college bound high school students with learning differences such as ADHD, exec. functioning difficulties, dyslexia, etc.
Northwestern Settlement
1400 W. Augusta Blvd.
Help Us Win the Neighborhood Assist Grant!
Vote Now! Voting Ends October 2

The voting period for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant is almost over. Help win $25,000 for Northwestern Settlement; we still need your votes! Vote to provide free mental health services to West Town here: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2033074.
Erie Neighborhood House
1701 W Superior St
TEAM Mentor Volunteer Opportunities
Ongoing through academic school year

TEAM is a one- on- one mentoring program. Mentors are matched with a student for the academic school year. Mentors meet with students for an hour and a half (6-7:30 p.m.) per week (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday). Mentors assist the mentee with academics, college preparation, and life skills. Mentors are required to participate in orientation sessions which take place at the beginning of the school year, as well as workshops and trainings during mentoring sessions.
Club Pilates - Wicker Park
1348 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Complimentary 30-min Intro classes!
Available now!

We are offering complimentary 30-min Introductory classes to give you a glimpse of what Reformer Pilates is all about and how we are keeping our community strong while keeping safety in mind.
Wicker Park Inn
1331 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Stay Local
Through December 31

Travel plans cancelled? Try a local vacation instead! Staycation packages now available at the Wicker Park Inn. Plus use promo code STAYLOCAL when booking and receive 15% off your stay. 

Private Office at Wicker Park Inn
Through November 31

The Wicker Park Inn is now offering private offices for professionals who need a productive space to work remotely. Our guest rooms offer a dedicated VPN, ethernet connection, large desk, plush seating and private bathroom. Rates as low as $50/day when using promo code OFFICE when you reserve directly.
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