Music all weekend long at Garfield Park Conservatory

October 25, 2013
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There will be chime-im performances tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Featured performers will include: poet/singer Marvin Tate, spoken word artist Awthentik, Chicago West Community Music Center’s David Houston and members of the Rebuild Foundation.

And just round the corner in the Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse, 100 N. Central Park, there will be a 50-Year African-American experience recognition ceremony with spoken word artist Keith M. Kelley, singer Zsiaah and sound installation artist Spencer Hutchinson.

Events on Saturday at Garfield Park include:

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kedzie and Lake – the farmers’ market, live blues and jazz with CWCMC Jazz Duet and Chicago West Jamaal Crowder & Alexis Zuniga and Dave Ford’s Swingset Drum Kit.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse – a taste of Najwa Dance Corps “try your hand” at tap, African, hip hop, Caribbean and jazz with Najwa’s professional dancers. Free for ages 6 to 100.

From 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento – artists Paula Henderson, Meredith Weber, Jessica Harvey, Jenny Buffington, Andrea Jablonski, Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch.

From 4 to 6 p.m. the Lupe Fiasco Foundation and Chicago West Community Music Center will present a food dessert procession that begins at 3162 W. Warren, then walks to Kedzie and Lake. There, performance art, live music, spoken word, dance and dessert will examine the inspiration of art and survival in food deserts.

All weekend at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park:

Wind chime artist-made wind chimes on exhibit in the outdoor gardens, 9 to 5 p.m. both days

Public practice/chime-in with musicians and singers of all levels and ages are invited to practice in public together.

Design a wind instrument (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days)

Farmers market (Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

And at Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse, 100 N. Central Park from 1 to 5 p.m.

Spencer Hutchinson sound installation – the West Side Cultural Arts council presents a sound installation based on architectural points within the building’s structure and scored with a musical composition by Spencer Hutchinson. Performances from 1-5pm

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