Logan Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Anniversary Celebration on October 7

| September 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Logan CenterThe  will launch a year-long celebration of the Center’s five-year anniversary with a festive 12-hour Logan Five Year Bash Saturday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.  The event, open to the public, features continuous free programming for all ages, including art-making activities, exhibitions, performances, a BBQ and more throughout the 11-story building and its outside courtyard located.

The 184,000 square foot Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts officially opened its doors at 915 E. 60th Street in 2012 to showcase the University of Chicago’s commitment to the arts. Situated in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the Logan Center has become a creative home for University students and faculty; neighboring youth and families; South Side cultural institutions; and local, national, and international artists.

This year’s festivities will highlight the institution’s impact on the lives of students, artists and arts organizations, and community members. The full schedule of events includes dozens of free events and two ticketed special events. All details came from a recent press release, so remember to check the website for the latest details.


  • Exhibition | Cinthia Marcelle and Thiago Mata Machado: Divine Violence
  • Exhibition | Matisse Prints: Jazz
  • Exhibition | Jazz & Blues Photo Exhibition: A Photographer’s View Made-Up with Danny Volk (MFA’14)
  • DoVA Screen Share Video Gallery
    South Side Home Movie Project Archive Collection Drop Off
  • UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle (Every hour 10am-5pm; reservations required for 1pm guided tour, tickets.uchicago.edu)


Building Tours: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

11:30am–1pm | Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards
1–2pm | Funkadesi Outdoor Concert
2–3pm | A Conversation with Thiago de Paula Souza on Divine Violence
2–3pm | South Side Home Movie Project Screening and Discussion with Candace Ming
2–3pm | Woodshop Workshop: Board Games
2–3pm | LEGO® Animation with Dave Pickett
2–3pm | Workshop with Hyde Park School of Dance
2–4pm | Arts and Crafts with Live Arts Studio
2–5pm | Midday Performance Festival
2–5pm | Circus Performance and Workshop with Le Vorris & Vox
2–5:30pm | Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) Open Studios
2–7:30pm | Graphics Powder: a multi-sensory virtual reality experience
2–7:30pm | Randomness and Mind Games
2:30–3:30pm | Youth Spoken Word Showcase

3–4pm | The Funky Headphone Architect Design Workshop with DJ Mastermix
               $30 dollars; includes wireless headphone set

4–5pm | Jazz and Blues Photo Exhibition Artist Reception and Awards
4–5pm | Kitchen Sink: Art Making Workshop for Parade
4–5pm | TAPS/CPL—Excerpts from Summer Incubator: Salonathon


4–11pm | Cocktail Lounge, LEGO® Building, and Mural Painting
5–6pm | Screen Share Video Gallery presents: Post-Splice: New Directions in Video from Department of Visual Arts (DoVA)
5–7:20pm | Logan Center Bash BBQ Celebrating our Partners

5:30–6pm | Kitchen Sink: Parade

6–7pm | Fire Escape Films: Student Film Screening

7:30–9pm | Jazz at the Logan: The Anat Cohen Tentet $38 reserved seating; $30 UCID; $20 under 35; $10 students (tickets.uchicago.edu or 773.702.ARTS)

7:30–9pm | Chamber Music Soirée
7:30–9pm | An Evening of Dance: 6 Acts in Motion
7:30–9pm | Featured Film Program: Sita Sings the Blues
9–10:30pm | Logan Center Five Year Bash Closing Performance featuring Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
10:30pm–12am | Dance Party with DJs

Shari writes about life with twins at Two Times the Fun. Image courtesy of The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

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