Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

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We will kick off the summer trolley season on June 15th by celebrating the end of the school year with a student take-over featuring Little Black Pearl Academy High School students!   Discover the world of Little Black Pearl including our glassblowing and music studios.  LBPA students will exhibit and sell their artwork & guide guests in hands-on art projects.  Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar will feature entertainment by LBPA performers.  We look forward to welcoming you with refreshments served in the spirit of Dr. George Washington Carver.   

The BAD Trolley Tours are free to the public.

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Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

  • Greater Bronzeville Area Bronzeville, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will kick off the summer trolley season on June 15th by celebrating the end of the school year with a student take-over featuring Little Black Pearl Academy High School students!   Discover the world of Little Black Pearl including our glassblowing and music studios.  LBPA students will exhibit and sell their artwork & guide guests in hands-on art projects.  Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar will feature entertainment by LBPA performers.  We look forward to welcoming you with refreshments served in the spirit of Dr. George Washington Carver.   

The BAD Trolley Tours are free to the public.

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Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

  • Greater Bronzeville Area Bronzeville, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will kick off the summer trolley season on June 15th by celebrating the end of the school year with a student take-over featuring Little Black Pearl Academy High School students!   Discover the world of Little Black Pearl including our glassblowing and music studios.  LBPA students will exhibit and sell their artwork & guide guests in hands-on art projects.  Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar will feature entertainment by LBPA performers.  We look forward to welcoming you with refreshments served in the spirit of Dr. George Washington Carver.   

The BAD Trolley Tours are free to the public.

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Soul Speak
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Speak

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch SoulSpeak

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Thursday beginning February 21, 2018

Writing workshop 7pm - 8pm  *  Open Mic 8pm - 10pm

$10.00 Entry

  • Each month we will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists!
  • Express Yourself
  • Enjoy the networking live music, food, beverages & so much more!

Adults 21 years and older.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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WRITE IT OUT
Jun
20
4:30 PM16:30

WRITE IT OUT

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Wednesday beginning March 21, 2018

Writing workshop 5pm - 6pm  *  Open Mic 6pm - 8pm

Monthly writing workshops will highlight an obscure historical aspect of an African American icon's life as we focus on changing the African American narrative; past, present, and future.  Students will have a chance to find their voice through creative writing, learn public speaking skills, and become more fluent in their heritage.

Free for youth with a current high school ID

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

  • Greater Bronzeville Area Bronzeville, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will kick off the summer trolley season on June 15th by celebrating the end of the school year with a student take-over featuring Little Black Pearl Academy High School students!   Discover the world of Little Black Pearl including our glassblowing and music studios.  LBPA students will exhibit and sell their artwork & guide guests in hands-on art projects.  Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar will feature entertainment by LBPA performers.  We look forward to welcoming you with refreshments served in the spirit of Dr. George Washington Carver.   

The BAD Trolley Tours are free to the public.

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Paint & Sip at Little Black Pearl “A Workshop For Adults”
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Paint & Sip at Little Black Pearl “A Workshop For Adults”

Donation $35 pp (includes instruction and art supplies)

Bring your crew, mimosas, and snacks for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  Our resident artist will guide you step by step in creating your holiday masterpiece!  Handmade items given from the heart make the perfect holiday gift!  A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  

BYOB Event. All participants must be over the age of 21.

Class minimum 10 ppl – Maximum 25 ppl No refunds will be given unless the class is cancelled. 

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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Soul Speak
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Speak

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch SoulSpeak

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Thursday beginning February 21, 2018

Writing workshop 7pm - 8pm  *  Open Mic 8pm - 10pm

$10.00 Entry

  • Each month we will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists!
  • Express Yourself
  • Enjoy the networking live music, food, beverages & so much more!

Adults 21 years and older.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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WRITE IT OUT
May
16
4:30 PM16:30

WRITE IT OUT

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Wednesday beginning March 21, 2018

Writing workshop 5pm - 6pm  *  Open Mic 6pm - 8pm

Monthly writing workshops will highlight an obscure historical aspect of an African American icon's life as we focus on changing the African American narrative; past, present, and future.  Students will have a chance to find their voice through creative writing, learn public speaking skills, and become more fluent in their heritage.

Free for youth with a current high school ID

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Pre-Mother's Day POPUP Marketplace
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Pre-Mother's Day POPUP Marketplace

Come Early! Spend the Day! Support Small Businesses!

Suggested Donation $5 age 12 and under admission is free

Vendors $60 per space

Parking $5

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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Soul Speak
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Speak

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch SoulSpeak

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Thursday beginning February 21, 2018

Writing workshop 7pm - 8pm  *  Open Mic 8pm - 10pm

$10.00 Entry

  • Each month we will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists!
  • Express Yourself
  • Enjoy the networking live music, food, beverages & so much more!

Adults 21 years and older.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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WRITE IT OUT
Apr
18
4:30 PM16:30

WRITE IT OUT

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Wednesday beginning March 14, 2018

Writing workshop 4:30pm - 5:30pm  *  Open Mic 5:30pm - 7pm

Monthly writing workshops will highlight an obscure historical aspect of an African American icon's life as we focus on changing the African American narrative; past, present, and future.  Students will have a chance to find their voice through creative writing, learn public speaking skills, and become more fluent in their heritage.

Free for youth with a current high school ID

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Presentation on Bullying/Self Image Issues & Book Signing
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation on Bullying/Self Image Issues & Book Signing

This event features a Presentation on bullying and Self-esteems issues, these issues are directly related to our books, "Bullies Don't Scare Me." and "My Freckles Make Me Pretty." Also there will be a book reading for children 12 and under. In addition, an overview of what our mission goals are, and what we hope to accomplish. Lastly, there are five children's books that will be available for purchase.

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Soul Speak
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Speak

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch SoulSpeak

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Thursday beginning February 21, 2018

Writing workshop 7pm - 8pm  *  Open Mic 8pm - 10pm

$10.00 Entry

  • Each month we will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists!
  • Express Yourself
  • Enjoy the networking live music, food, beverages & so much more!

Adults 21 years and older.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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WRITE IT OUT
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

WRITE IT OUT

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Wednesday beginning March 21, 2018

Writing workshop 5pm - 6pm  *  Open Mic 6pm - 8pm

Monthly writing workshops will highlight an obscure historical aspect of an African American icon's life as we focus on changing the African American narrative; past, present, and future.  Students will have a chance to find their voice through creative writing, learn public speaking skills, and become more fluent in their heritage.

Free for youth with a current high school ID

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Soul Speak
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Speak

Little Black Pearl & Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar are pleased to launch SoulSpeak

A Writer’s Workshop & Open Mic Series Hosted by Harold Green & K Love

Every 3rd Thursday beginning February 21, 2018

Writing workshop 7pm - 8pm  *  Open Mic 8pm - 10pm

$10.00 Entry

  • Each month we will feature local and nationally known spoken word artists!
  • Express Yourself
  • Enjoy the networking live music, food, beverages & so much more!

Adults 21 years and older.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Be A’Ventful: “Make and Mingle” Series
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Be A’Ventful: “Make and Mingle” Series

Be A’Ventful: “Make and Mingle” Series

A series of workshops, demos and events curated by A’Vents by August and lead by Alicia August-Wright.

This workshop will go over the basic floral knowledge with a moody inspired color palette Valentine’s Day twist.  Guests will design and take home their floral arrangements to enjoy or to gift to a love one. 

Light refreshments will be provided during the class. No experience necessary. 

What's Provided

Guests will take home a vase arrangement of seasonal flowers and greenery. Floral sheers and clippers will be provided for use during the workshop.

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Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Workshop
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Workshop

Love is in the Air!

Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Workshop

Saturday February 10, 2018

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Create your own glass heart, bowl, or ornament symbolizing your love.


 

All supplies and equipment will be provided.

This is a BYOB event.  Participants must be 21 years or older.

Items made during the workshop will be ready for pick up 72 hours after event date.  Items not picked up within 2 weeks of event date will be forfeited. 

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization

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Kwanzaa POP UP Marketplace
Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

Kwanzaa POP UP Marketplace

The principles of Kwanzaa will be in full affect during this community vendor marketplace.  These crafters and entrepreneurs have been specially curated to ensure the best offerings are presented.  Come early!  Spend the day!  Support small businesses!  

Donation $5/ Age 12 and under admission is free

Vendors $50 per space. Contact ywarren@blackpearl.org or 773-285-1211 x 306 to inquire about vendor participation. 

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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Jewelry Making For Adults
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Jewelry Making For Adults

Donation $45 pp (includes instruction and jewelry making supplies)

Learn the tools and techniques of beading & wire making to design and create beautiful handmade jewelry.  Our resident artist will guide you step by step in creating your own statement piece!  Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more!  Handmade items make the perfect holiday gift! 

BYOB Event. All participants must be over the age of 21.

Class minimum 10 ppl – Maximum 25 ppl No refunds will be given unless the class is cancelled.

Little Black Pearl is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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QCDC SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FORUM
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

QCDC SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FORUM

Is your business ready for the holiday season? Are you looking to expand your retail store front but don't have enough capital to do so? Are your cash flow projections hitting their mark?

If you asked yourself any of these questions and don't have a solid answer then you will want to attend this Small Business Resource Forum

Featured Workshops:

Business Cash Flow Management ; Retail Thrive Zones & Neighborhood Opportunity Fund; Shopping Local & Small Business Saturday

Other Small Business vendors include Access to Capital, Event Planning & Engagement, Entrepreneur Training, Legal and much more.

For more information about this event please call Tracy Lewis; Business Development Program Director @ 773.268.7232

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The Art of Glass Blowing “A Workshop For Adults”
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Glass Blowing “A Workshop For Adults”

Create your own glass masterpiece!  Participants will learn the intricate art of glass blowing during this 4 hour workshop.  Our resident artist will guide you through the entire process of creating your own glass art piece.  (Designs include bowls, ornaments, & paperweights.) All supplies and equipment will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served after the workshop has concluded. BTW, this event is BYOB! You must be 21 or older to participate. 

Class Size: Min. 10 ppl/ Max 20 ppl per session

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Jazzin' @ Carver 47
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Jazzin' @ Carver 47

HYDE PARK JAZZ FEST
Come early for this pre-performance mixer during the Hyde Park Jazz Fest.  Listen to music by the jazz greats while enjoying the cool environment and offerings of Carver 47 Café.

Featured DJ Don Medina
Carver 47 Juice and Experiment Bar @ Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th Street
Chicago, Il 60653
Time: 1pm – 3pm

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CROWD OUT CHICAGO COMMUNITY GATHERING @ LBP
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

CROWD OUT CHICAGO COMMUNITY GATHERING @ LBP

Join your neighbors as we sing in unison for truth and healing in our community.  This gathering will prepare you to participate in the U.S. premiere of Crowd Out on October 1st.   
Little Black Pearl
1060 E. 47th Street
Chicago, Il 60653
Time: 5 – 7 pm
 
Co-produced by the Chicago Humanities Festival and Illinois Humanities, crowd out will make its dramatic U.S. premiere on October 1, 2017, in Chicago’s most spectacular public space—Millennium Park. Crowd out will represent the full diversity of Chicago, drawing 1,000 amateur and professional performers from across the city. The event will bring Chicago performers, cultural groups, civic organizations, and audiences together in a unique community-building experience. 

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 Little Black Pearl Presents… A Jazzy Pearl Day Party
Aug
27
2:30 PM14:30

Little Black Pearl Presents… A Jazzy Pearl Day Party

Tired of the same Sunday brunch?  We have the remedy to your dilemma!  Jump start your week at our Jazzy Pearl Day Party featuring live music, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, mimosas, and dancing!  Located at the crossroads of the historic Bronzeville, Kenwood, Hyde Park neighborhoods Little Black Pearl is the perfect place to network with old friends and meet new ones!  This is sure to be the chicest day party in the city!   

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Blues & Greens
Aug
19
9:30 PM21:30

Blues & Greens

Please join the renowned singer, artist, and humanitarian Lizz Wright and Monica Haslip, Executive Director and Founder of Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, along with esteemed fellows from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the University of Chicago for an intimate post-concert “long-table” dinner and discussion.  

Our discussion will center on solutions to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and sustainable solutions that can be implemented to heal our communities.

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Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Tour
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Tour

This concert is an introduction into Lizz Wright’s new album, The GRACE Project, set to be released on September 15th, 2017. It is a southern themed musical reflection that reveals the interconnectedness of Americans of all walks through the land and their stories of sharing it. The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Tour (TRHT Tour) will provide an exciting platform to promote and advance the work of Little Black Pearl and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation by engaging communities in racial healing and narrative change.

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Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

  • Greater Bronzeville Bronzeville, IL (map)
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The 2017 Bronzeville Art District Trolley tour is the perfect backdrop for the opening of Carver 47 Café at Little Black Pearl! Carver 47 Café is a homage to Dr. George Washington Carver.  Little Black Pearl students are your baristas at this community café serving Intelligentsia Coffee, fresh juices and smoothies! Stop by for a quick bite from our menu of sandwiches and pastries, or better yet bring your laptop and stay awhile!  Experience our pop-up art classes, DJs, live music, spoken word and so much more!  We welcome you to Carver 47 Café Bronzeville/ Kenwood’s newest respite for some much needed alone time, or a fun-time networking with your friends and neighbors!This is a free event!

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Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour

  • Greater Bronzeville Area Bronzeville, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2017 Bronzeville Art District Trolley tour is the perfect backdrop for the opening of Carver 47 Café at Little Black Pearl! Carver 47 Café is a homage to Dr. George Washington Carver.  Little Black Pearl students are your baristas at this community café serving Intelligentsia Coffee, fresh juices and smoothies! Stop by for a quick bite from our menu of sandwiches and pastries, or better yet bring your laptop and stay awhile!  Experience our pop-up art classes, DJs, live music, spoken word and so much more!  We welcome you to Carver 47 Café Bronzeville/ Kenwood’s newest respite for some much needed alone time, or a fun-time networking with your friends and neighbors!This is a free event!

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Bronzeville Goes to the Symphony
Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

Bronzeville Goes to the Symphony

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with Dima Slobodeniouk—Tchaikovsky spectacular: 1812 Overture with cannons; Romeo and Juliet; Simon Trpčeski plays Concerto 1


Free bus transportation will be provided to/ from Ravinia.  Buses will leave Little Black Pearl promptly at 4:00 PM CST.   Buses will depart Ravinia immediately following the concert.  You will be provided boarding instructions upon arrival. EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST RSVP IN ORDER TO RECEIVE COMPLEMENTARY TICKETS AND/ OR TO RIDE THE FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM RAVINIA. YOU MUST RSVP BY JULY 12, 2017.

BUS RSVP IS CLOSED.

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