Posts tagged "18th Street"

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios showcases more than 80 artists

Prospectus Gallery group exhibit Made in Pilsen IX
The 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios continues Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It was started in 2003 by a group of local artists who live in, work in or have a strong historical connection to Pilsen. In addition to mural walks, there are guided studio and van tours. See map. Among the artists featured... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas
Cantinflas wishes you a Feliz Navidad. The late Mexican actor and comedian was considered the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.” He is depicted here in the store window of “No Manches Clothing,” 1800 W. 18th St., in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. There are 10 days ’til Christmas so don’t forget to do some shopping on... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 14 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 14 days 'til Christmas
Try holiday shopping on 18th Street in Pilsen with its thrift stores and art galleries. One place you can visit is the Pilsen Out Post, a pop-up shop that features original work by local artists. It is open through December next to La Catrina Cafe at 1011 W. 18th St. Hours are 5 to 9... Read more »
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Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 17 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 17 days 'til Christmas
Happy Holydays! That’s the greeting from Panadería del Refugio at 1339 W. 18th St. in Pilsen. Their specialty is pan de Acámbaro, or sweet bread recipe from Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Enjoy a sweet treat there or at any of the panaderías on 18th Street this holiday season.

Jesus walks on Good Friday in Pilsen

Jesus walked with his crown of thorns on Good Friday in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The predominantly Mexican community has held an annual Via Crucis, or Living Way of the Cross since 1977. The reenactment of Jesus’ crucifixion drew thousands of residents as the procession went down 18th Street. I was one of them and share... Read more »