THIS WEEKEND at the Op Shop

Saturday May 15th

• DJ Curt Spins from 3-7:30 p.m.

• Silvita Diaz and Adam Rose 7:30-8:30 p.m.
“En Falda Roja” by Silvita Diaz and “Auto Body” a performance by Elena
Choreographer: Silvita Diaz Brown Dance Work: “En Falda Roja” (A Symbol of women’s fight for freedom and their families safety in the Mexican Revolution; through courage, passion, and Love). music edition by Adam Rose costume design by Silvita Diaz Brown.
“Auto Body” a performance by Elena. Auto Body is a dance work about cars and auto-cannibalism by Elena of Antibody Dance. You must first learn to consume yourself before you can consume others. By Adam Rose

Sunday May 16th

• Community Potluck Dinner
Join us for our lovely + family friendly Community Potluck Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring a dish and or drink to share and let’s have dinner!


The Op Shop Extended Through May!

Thanks to your generous donations and support, the Op Shop will be continuing through the month of May at it’s present location! We have many new projects, events, performances, happenings (daily) in the works. Check our calendar for up-to-date information. During this week of transition, we will continue with our ongoing projects.

Second Life
A month long indoor yard sale which collects stories, objects and curiosities of all kinds. Please donate all your wonderful unwanteds to the Op Shop to help support this project and find things you have always wanted, realize you need, and never knew you secretly coveted.

Our garden exchange has many beautiful plants and annuals for sale or trade.

Sunday Community Dinner!
May 9, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
We are hosting our fifth Sunday Night Community Potluck Dinner! Bring an egalitarian dish of your favorite kind, maybe something to drink as well, and the charm of your presence! We look forward to sharing time, food, drink and company every Sunday while The Op Shop lives. This is an all ages, family event so bring the littles and the bigs and let’s have dinner!

Op Shop: Adhocity
1530 E. 53rd St. (the former Hollywood video store at 53rd and Lake Park)
Hyde Park, Chicago
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Through June 12
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

photographs from the THE MYSTERY OF AL CAPONE’S VAULTS

On April 21st POCKET GUIDE TO HELL TOURS presented A Live Historical Reenactment, starring Geraldo Rivera.

It may be Chicago’s equivalent of King Tut’s tomb. It belongs to the king of a criminal empire. CAPONE. It’s massive, 125 ft. long, 8 ft. high, 8 ft. wide. It’s a mystery. What secrets lie hidden inside Al Capone’s vaults? Find out when we open it on live television. A world premier event–treasure vault or tomb? THE MYSTERY OF AL CAPONE’S VAULTS.

Pocket Guide to Hell offers walking tours in Chicago that highlight obscured narratives of true crime, social justice, and labor history. If you would like to find out more, befriend Ben Reitman on Facebook.