sat25jun5:00 pm6:00 pmThe Cool Ladies & RRuth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn StEvent Type :Tsukasa Taiko

thu19mayAll Daywed01junNoble by Nancy WongHairpin Arts Center, 2810 N Milwaukee Avenue

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Asian Improv aRts Midwest Arts Initiative Program is thrilled to announce the debut of Nancy Wong (@nancywongphotography)’s ongoing portrait series Noble at Hairpin Arts Center. Featuring photographs of Asian Americans from the Midwest, Noble will be on view from 5/19 – 6/1. The exhibition will open with a reception on 5/19 from 7-9 pm.

Noble is an ongoing portrait series by Chicago-based photographer Nancy Wong. The series seeks to build a diverse, multigenerational archive of contemporary Asian America through portraits of its constituents. Each image acts as a visual acknowledgement of the vast and varied stories – the dreams, the fears, and everything in between – that constitute the Asian American community. Wong’s subjects are invited to select the clothing in which they are photographed, and to bring an object of significance to their Asian American identity to be photographed with as well.

In this way, Noble uses the genre of portraiture – a genre often used to affirm and record one’s place in history – as a tool with which to interrogate the historical invisibilization and marginalization of Asian Americans. The series serves as a platform for this community to be seen and heard on their own terms, issuing a challenge to systems of xenophobia, anti-immigration rhetoric, and racial violence that loom large today.

The Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) is open Mondays from 5-8 pm and Wednesdays from 5-11 pm, by appointment only. Please contact hello@hairpinartscenter.org to schedule a viewing.

Time

May 19 (Thursday) - June 1 (Wednesday)

Location

Hairpin Arts Center

2810 N Milwaukee Avenue

fri10jun3:13 am3:13 amUCAN Juneteenth CelebrationUCAN's Drost Harding Campus, 3605 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, IL 60624

Event Details

Tsukasa will be joining the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration with UCAN:
Come join in for a full day of fun celebrating Juneteenth and Father’s Day! There’s something for everyone, whether you’re interested in music, sports, storytelling and more!

SCHEDULE:
11 AM
 Performances: Celestial Ministries Drum Line + Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance + 40+ Double Dutch + Tsukasa Taiko Drums + Congo Square Theatre + Omega Phi Psi Step Show + Community Storytellers
1 PM Sports and Games
2 PM Westside v. Southside All-Star Game

SPONSORED BY:
Alderman Michael Scott, Jr.
Representative Lakesia Collins
Commissioner Dennis Deer
Steans Family Foundation

Time

(Friday) 3:13 am - 3:13 am

Location

UCAN's Drost Harding Campus

3605 West Fillmore Street, Chicago, IL 60624

sat18jun8:00 pm10:30 pmMai Sugimoto / Fred Jackson / Isaiah SpencerElastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USAEvent Type :Mai Sugimoto

Event Details

Mai Sugimoto will be playing an improvised set joined by Fred Jackson (reeds) and Isaiah Spencer (drums), presented by Asian Improv aRts Midwest.

From Elastic Arts:

Mai Sugimoto is a saxophonist, composer, and active member of Chicago’s jazz and improvisational music scene. Sugimoto draws inspiration from her upbringing in Japan and her roots in jazz to compose and perform from her unique multicultural experience. Born/Raised, her debut album (Asian Improv Records, 2018), explores this cultural and musical binary, juxtaposing, among others, a jazz rendition of a Japanese children’s song alongside compositions inspired by the American jazz idiom. Sugimoto is also a core member of the quartet Hanami, whose two albums similarly mix Japanese culture into creative music. Mai has performed three times at the Chicago Jazz Festival: in 2015 with Hanami, in 2019 as a leader, and in 2018 with renowned bassist Tatsu Aoki, with whom she frequently plays, including appearances in his Fred Anderson Legacy Band. Her first solo album, monologue (Asian Improv Records) was released in March of 2021.

$15 – Tickets Available at the Door

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location

Elastic Arts

3429 W Diversey Ave #208, Chicago, IL 60647, USA

tue21jun9:00 am10:00 amWZRD Chicago 88.3FM

Event Details

Here is another feature at WZRD Chicago 88.3FM. This round will be an “Upcoming at AIRMW” series with our very own Tatsu and Rika duo.

Tune in at 9AM on WZRD Chicago 88.3FM.

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am

sat25jun5:00 pm6:00 pmThe Cool Ladies & RRuth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn StEvent Type :Tsukasa Taiko

Event Details

Asian Improv aRts Midwest is proud to present the summer concert, The Cool Ladies & R, featuring the longstanding adult members at Tsukasa Taiko. This eponymous concert features the Cool Ladies group, whose original members have been together for over a decade, and will showcase and celebrate the dedication, commitment and advanced caliber repertoire of this community ensemble. The Cool Ladies will be joined by Gintenkai Unit performers.

Free admission, limited seating.

Time

(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N Dearborn St

tue28jun9:00 am10:00 am10 Track Tuesday at WZRD Chicago 88.3FM

Event Details

Here is another feature at WZRD Chicago 88.3FM hosted by our very own Rika.

Tune in from 9AM-10AM on WZRD Chicago 88.3FM.

 

 

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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