If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out the Logan Launch Festival, a three-day festival celebrating the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, a hub for the vibrant arts scene at the University of Chicago and a destination for the South Side and greater Chicago. The Logan Center kicks-off its Saturday Family Programming Series this weekend at the Logan Launch Festival with storytelling and animation workshops, film, dance and music performances, and more. Come for one event or stay all day! Don’t forget to join us for the BBQ lunch at 12:30 pm, free. What event are you looking forward to attending at the Logan Launch Festival, Oct 12-14?
Check out the schedule: http://loganlaunch.uchicago.edu/
Ten years in the making and $114 million to build, the new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago will loom large in Hyde Park — and probably well beyond. The Logan Center will contain:
- a 474-seat performance hall that Logan Center executive director Bill Michel believes “will be spectacular for music, very good for film and also accommodate dance and theatrical performances, as well as lectures and conferences;”
- a 150-seat black box theater;
- a 105-capacity fixed-seat theater;
- an art gallery;
- a “top-of-tower Performance Penthouse for smaller events, whether a jazz quartet or a poetry reading or a conversation between an artist and a scholar,” Michel says;
- state-of-the-art film screening room that will serve as a teaching space by day and cinema at night, equipped to show everything from conventional film to digital to 3-D;
- courtyard for outdoor performances, with cafe coming in the fall.
This festival on Oct 12-14 is free and open to the public and includes musical performances, art exhibits, workshops and lectures; see the event website for a full schedule. The festival runs from noon to 11pm today. Free.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th St.