Sep 2nd 2023

Charles Joseph Smith: Rogers Park DIY

@ Roman Susan

1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL 60626

Opening Saturday, September 2nd, at 6PM

On view through Sunday, June 11th

As a profound lover of Chicago’s DIY life, Charles Joseph Smith will share a presentation about Rogers Park DIY spaces Mess Hall and the Heartland Café. Both sites created long-term vital creative and political spaces for artists in Rogers Park and across the City. In this spirit, Charles will also talk about War of the Martian Ghosts, his work-in-progress DIY opera. Following the discussion, we will celebrate and have pizza next door at our neighboring DIY music venue, Archie’s Café starting at 8 PM. Come and dance!

Dr. Charles Joseph Smith is a pianist, composer, accompanist, writer, and dancer based in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Smith has been a staple personality in the Chicago arts community for years. Among other works, he is currently publishing on a multiple volume autobiography titled “I am Dr. Charles Joseph Smith,” which details his experience in the arts as a person living with autism. For more information, visit thepianoforteandme and

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