This week at the Op Shop

Photo by Lizzy Szwaya

Our benefit party was a real success! A special thanks to Gail Isenberg, Keith Peterson, Project Film, and Doug Folgelson, who together made a wonderful evening of art, music, and delicious and unique cocktails! Plus, we were able to pay off our rent for this Op Shop with the proceeds! Thanks so much to everyone!

Wednesday April 13th 7:00 – 10:00 pm: The Chicago Soundclouders Play Music for Plants

Friday April 15th 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Chef Donna Binbek
Guacamole Bar with Mango Margaritas and/or Mojitos
Cooking demo and cocktail party with Chef Donna Binbek
$10 at door

Saturday April 16th 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Forefront Stitchers
This is a community quilting Project. We will be quilting baby blankets and adult lap blankets for patients undergoing chemotherapy and little ones who are in the neonatal unit at the University of Chicago Hospital. These blankets will be distributed by the “Forefront Stitchers,” a volunteer group at the hospital.

Saturday April 16th 6:00 – 8:00 pm: MMM: Mixes and Microphones – Performances by Peter Weathers and Charles Mahaffee
A systemic, meta-systemic, and meta-meta-systemic presentation on using the mix tape for meaningful communication.
Untitled: An Interactive Performance by Charles Mahaffee. All guests are invited to bring something to read aloud during the course of the performance (this may be anything, a poem, an essay, a lease, a recipe, etc.).

Sunday April 17th 3:00 – 6:00 pm: “Junkyard Playground!” Talk and Fort Cardboard!
Come join us to discuss the history and significance of the Adventure playground movement. Bring the kids, we will have duct tape and cardboard for them to create their own ad hoc junk playground. Please bring junk to play with, any art supplies to make signs and snacks to share. We will also have some things on hand. Check out the website before coming to have an idea. “Soft Junk Playground” will be the title and working theme of Op Shop 5!

Sunday April 17th 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Raw Milk Revolution
Raw milk talk and tasting followed by:

Community Potluck Dinner 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Theme: Kids! Let’s create dishes with children in mind – foods they may love, foods you loved as a child, and/or funny foods or arrangements!
Please bring recipes if you want to share and, as always, everything you need to enjoy our delicious dishes – plate, utensils, glass, and a drink. (In keeping with being green, we do not provide plastic cups, utensils, or plates so please come prepared). Remember, one’s generosity and culinary care is the key ingredient for a successful and delicious potluck! So delighted have we been with the offerings thus far that an Op Shop recipe book is in the works. BYOB

Ongoing Project and gratitude to Lia Rousset and Amber Ginsburg- Connect-the-Lots!

Hours are irregular – please check the schedule or call 773.710.5464

* Volunteers needed and appreciated!
* Folding Chairs are needed to borrow!

View photos of our progress at our new and greatly improved website.


The Op Shop


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