Hot Happenings in Black Chicago on Saturday, April 5th

Hot Happenings in Black Chicago on Saturday, April 5th

People always ask me "what's going on this weekend?" because they know I know. I'm the queen of the Red Cup Adventure. Here's my rundown of the hottest events in Black Chicago this Saturday, April 5th:

-Covenant United Church of Christ gets TRASHED. 1-3pm
Take a step towards saving our planet by attending a screening of the documentary TRASHED.
“This is the story of garbage…American style.”
TRASHED” takes us headfirst into the world of garbage. The documentary aims to show the world what happens to solid waste after it leaves our hands and homes.
TRASHED” encourages viewers to rethink the way that we consume products, reconsider the amount of waste we produce, and refocus on the pervasive environmental issue of overconsumption.

Following the 1 hour and 15 minutes screening, there will be a group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Covenant United Church of Christ, North Sanctuary | 1130 E. 154th Street | South Holland, IL 60473 | 708-333-5955

-Vision Art Gallery opening reception, 3–5pm
Celebrate the next exciting exhibition, "Art of Women and Mothers". View works from emerging and established artists whose art embodies the vision and mission of Christ Universal Temple, which is the exposition of positive and uplifting expressions of beauty seeking to stir the spirit and inspire the soul of all that may pass through this gallery. All are welcome to attend the free reception and have an opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists.
The exhibit will run Saturday April 5th thru May 25th.
Christ Universal Temple | 11901 S. Ashland Ave. | Chicago, IL 60643 | 773-568-2282

-K.K. Tyler Entertainment Presents "Triumphant Love - The Series" 7-10pm
From the creative mind of Kim Tyler, "Love Crazy" is the first in a three-part, revolutionary dramatic dance series. A made-for-TV drama, live and on stage! It’s story of the relationship highs-and-lows, temptations, frustrations, deception, and dysfunction set to your favorite relationship songs. Featured songs include works by Jill Scott, John Legend, Lauren Hill, Usher, R. Kelley, Lenny Williams, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and more.

I went to the Friday night/media night preview and I loved it. The night opened with a panel discussion on relationships. There were four married men on the panel who gave some great advice. If you love the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” and you love R&B & hip-hop, then you’ll love this show. Fantastic choreography and amazing dancing set to some of my favorite songs. There’s a great “Bob Fosse” piece and a Paso Doble. Click here for tickets.
Harold Washington Cultural Center | 4701 S. King Drive | Chicago, IL 60653

-A Night of 100 Stars Gala 6-1130pm
The DuSable Museum of African American History proudly presents this “star-filled” night of signature cocktails and hor d’oeuvres, lavish buffet supper prepared by a “constellation of caterers,” world-class entertainment, and the “2014 Night of 100 Stars Awards”. Tickets to this black-tie celebration are a hot commodity.

Inaugurated in 1992, this remarkable event draws nearly 700 business, education, civic, cultural and community-minded individuals from across the Chicagoland area. Guests are afforded a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience, while demonstrating their commitment to art and culture. Tickets are $350 each and proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions.  Call for tickets. (773) 947-0600
South Shore Cultural Center | 7059 South Shore Drive | Chicago, IL | 60649


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