Upcoming Events at Pivot Arts

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Live Talk: Let’s Talk About Love

February 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
The Hopleaf
5148 N. Clark Street
$12 with food + drink for purchase

Live Talk show is an entertaining mash-up of short performances, engaging discussion, plus food + drink for purchase. Join us at Chicago’s most popular Belgium Bar/Restaurant with host Sharon Lanza (Mucca Pazza) for Live Talk: Let’s Talk About Love.

Some of Chicago’s funniest comedians, Rashawn Scott and John Szymanski, sing songs by artists they love with Alex Kliner on the keys. Plus sound, visual + performance artist Meg Leary, tap dancer Nico Rubio, storyteller Julie Ganey, live music with The Glass Trio featuring Courtney Glascoe, Holly Stevens and Stacy Erenberg along with cellist Nora Barton, Julie Pomerleau (violin) and Marc Piane (bass), the Pivot DIY led by the inspiring arts advocate Erick Deshaun Dorris and discussion with actress Laura Fisher, one of the leaders of the NOT IN OUR HOUSE Chicago Theatre Standards, harassment guidelines now being used by theaters nationally.

This is a fun and eclectic night out. Kind of like a late night talk show? But different. SAVE THE DATE! Our third and final 2018 show in this series will be Thursday, March 22 at Uncommon Ground on Devon, Live Talk: Too Big To Fail.





Live Talk: We’re Still Here!

January 17, 2018 at 730pm
Uncommon Ground
1401 W. Devon

Our Live Talk show is back!! An entertaining mash-up of short performances, engaging discussion, plus food + drink for purchase. On January 17 we celebrate resiliency the week of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the one year anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Come laugh with our host, LAUREN WALKER of Second City plus performances by PREACH Improv; poet/performer Nikki Patin with musician, Marta Cook; storyteller Lily Be; performer Quenna Barrett leads the Pivot DIY and music duo Emmy Bean and Stacy Erenberg will blow you away with their soulful tunes.

Panel Discussion on Art and Resiliency moderated by January Parkos Anall (Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art) with David Feiner (Albany Park Theater Project), Brett Swinney (Curator/Producer) and Jireh L. Drake (Artist/Activist). Artists and Producers discuss how they’ve responded to the political climate of the past year and how to keep up the stamina in years to come.

RESERVE TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3224255

Next Live Talk show is February 21 at THE HOPLEAF! Live Talk: Let’s Talk About Love 7:30pm/Doors 7pm.