Opening Wednesday, June 19th, from 8PM - 10PM
8pm // $10 // 21+
Come out to the Hungry Brain for a night of storytelling and music in order to benefit Chicago House’s Scattered-Site Housing Department, which provides rental assistance and support services to community members experiencing homelessness and chronic illness throughout the Chicagoland area. Storytellers, artists, and members of the community have been invited to share stories of love, loss, and the enduring spirit of compassion that lays the foundation of organizations like the Chicago House. Angel Bat Dawid will be on hand to spin a sonic thread to pull the audience along the ebbs and flows of the storytellers. And anonymous performance artists, The Bumbys will provide “A Fair and Honest Appraisal of Your Appearance” using nothing more than analog typewriters and charming wit. Care 2 Share is not only an invite to our performers to open their experiences to a room full of people it is also a call to action for the audience to contribute their support to the staff of the Chicago House so they can better serve their clients and people in need within the greater Chicagoland area.
What: Care 2 Share: A Benefit the Scattered-Site Housing Department at Chicago House
Where: Hungry Brain | 2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 7:00 pm (Show starts at 8:00 pm)
Who: Stories from the Scattered-Site Housing Dept at Chicago House, Soundscapes by Angel Bat Dawid, Annonymous Appearance Appraisals by The Bumbys, Hosted by Jane Beachy.
Information about Performing Artists:
Angel Bat Dawid is a Black American Traditional Music Composer/Improviser, Clarinetist and Pianist and Vinyl Addict. Angel is a sonic archaeologist gathering sounds and music from space, the heavens, the ether and beyond. Her explorations have taken her all over the country and the world. Heavily influenced by the free spiritual jazz traditions of Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Coltrane, and Ornette. Angel brings the message of peace and love and happiness to the world using the most powerful tool imaginable — OMINI-VERSAL SOUND. Angel is a co-founder of the Participatory Music Coalition and performs regularly with her other ensembles the Angel Bat Dawid Trio, and the Vortex Arkestra. For more information: https://angeldawid.bandcamp.com/releases
The Bumbys are anonymous performance artists who provide “A Fair and Honest Appraisal of Your Appearance” using nothing more than analog typewriters and charming wit. They first performed in a Brooklyn subway station as a social experiment in 2008; since then, they’ve performed nationally and internationally on behalf of Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft, Bad Robot, Art of Elysium, Vogue, MTV, and Berklee College of Music, to name a few. They’ve written for New York Magazine, been commissioned for multiple art residencies, and been profiled by publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The LA Times, CBS News, ELLE, and Vogue Italia. For more information: http://thebumbys.tumblr.com/
Information about Chicago House
Chicago House and Social Service agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage, and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services, and other supportive programs. Chicago House began its Scattered-Site Housing Program, which provides rental assistance and support services to clients, in 2006. Initially offering 18 apartment units connecting people to housing and employment services, the Scattered-Site Housing Program now manages about 266 units as of 2018.