“Merdre!” In December 1896 the world was gifted with the premiere of Ubu Roi, an absurdist burlesque and a deep parody of Macbeth wherein an ambitious and cowardly man rises to power and then subsequently fails. It’s filled to bursting with profanity, bent wit, and dim social commentary. Here we are, our own year is winding down and there’s still way more to be said so onward.

 

1. Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun


January 3, 2017, 6:30-8:30PM
Directed by: Samuel D. Pollard
DuSable Museum of African American History: 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637

 

2. Jacob Crose


December 30, 2016, 7-10PM
Firecat Projects: 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

 

3. Tales From the Sea


December 23, 2016, 8PM
Videos by: Catie Olson, Scott Oglesby, Josh Steinbauer, Anthony Montuori, Shane Levi & Lisa Purdy, Cara Kuball, Paul Hornschemeier, The Ciampa brothers & Tossy Cazabon, and Caitlin Duennebier
FLAT: 4125 W Melrose St, Chicago, IL 60641

 

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The Visualist, www.thevisualist.org, is more than just a list of dates and events on the internet. It's a really long list of dates and events for exhibitions, artist talks, receptions, festivals, panels, performances, readings, fairs, workshops, and curated content all kinds. At its heart the Visualist is really a cursory archive of actions and engagements throughout Chicagoland. In time, this archive will reach back to the Brunswick Building fire of 1989. While creating this image of Chicago's cultural work, the Visualist is also being updated throughout the week to provide as complete and accurate a day-to-day accounting of these activities as is possible.

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