The rise of electronic music gradually undermined self-contained bands but in the 90s a dynamic young new band emerged—Mint Condition, now the greatest self-contained R&B band of our time. Anointed early on by superstar producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (formerly of the band The Time), Mint Condition does it all—delivering hard-bitten funk with a hip hop edge, rocking out with screaming lead guitar, and crooning lush, “baby-making” soul ballads. The much sought after band, who mark their 20th Anniversary this year, has amassed a string of hits and performs hundreds of live shows each year.
Date: July 28, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Country Club Hills Theatre, 4116 W 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
Cost: VIP $55; Lawn $35; Pavilion $25
Red Line South Track Renewal Project Job Fair
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will host the first of several job fairs, intended to assist individuals interested in career opportunities as part-time bus operators (PTBOs) related to the 2013 Red Line South track renewal project.
CTA expects to hire as many as 400 part time bus operators to drive buses during the project; once hired, these bus operators will have a permanent position at CTA and will remain a part of the CTA workforce once the track renewal project ends.
The fair is the first in a series of three community job fairs on Chicago’s South Side to seek applicants for PTBOs whose work will involve driving shuttle buses and operating buses that are part of CTA’s expanded supplemental service during the Red Line South project. Once hired, these bus operators will have a permanent position at CTA and will remain a part of the CTA workforce once the track renewal project ends.
Date: July 30, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago
Picnic in the Park
Come join the Sixth Ward Democratic Organization and Sixth Ward Alderman/Democratic Committeeman Roderick T. Sawyer for a fun-filled afternoon of food, fun, and games as they host its annual “Picnic in the Park” on Saturday, August 4 at Tuley Park located at 90th and King Dr. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your food and barbecue grills while Team Sawyer provides the entertainment and music featuring local guest DJs throughout the day!
Date: August 4, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Tuley Park 501 E. 90th Pl., Chicago
Info: 773-635-0006 or 773-516-1871
StreetFood Artistry 2012
The StreetFood Artistry 2012 mobile food truck and artist festival will take place on August 12, 2012 at Zhou B. Art Center in Bridgeport’s premier Art District. The Zhou B. Art Center will be transformed into an art lover and foodie’s haven. The festival will feature a Food Truck Pavilion, featuring Chicago’s Favorite Food Trucks and Carts; an interactive Circus Experience hosted by CircEsteem will feature strolling performers and interactive stations; a Street Art and Photography Exhibit showcasing Indie Artisans; a Street Marketplace with local designers and handcrafted pieces; a Kids Pavilion highlighting the Time Out Chicago Kiddie Concierge from sponsors Time Out Chicago; One Hour Tees Mobile Truck will make exclusive event tees onsite and the Street Music Stage with all-star performances presented by Chicago Street Musicians, Soul People and M.A.D.D. Rhythms.
Date: August 12, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Location: Zhou B. Art Center 1029 W. 35th Street
Cost: Adults $40; Kids $20
Movies in the Park: Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Based on Bizet’s classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting has been taken from the hot streets of Barcelona and is now in scorching urban Philadelphia. This time Carmen Brown is an aspiring actress who in her own words ‘leaves the whole town speechless.’ Her sultry looks and carefree confidence attract the attention of everyone from crooked cop Lieutenant Miller to famous rapper Blaze. However Carmen has eyes on the one man she can’t have- Sergeant Derrick Hill who is engaged. Yet nothing stops Carmen Brown getting what she wants- except perhaps a trip to LA and an ominous tarot cards prophecy.
Date: August 15, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago