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Sing Your Story with Lyric Opera!

Join OBOC and Lyric Opera for Chicago Voices Community Created Performances. Enter your story of community and you could win!

Operatic Book Club with Opera on Tap
Feb 17th | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Operatic Book Club is a recital series highlighting works that are adaptations of literature. This recital will focus on artists, composers…

Chicago’s Public Art
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Max Grinnell takes us out of the past and into the future as he presents the transformative qualities of Chicago's public art initiatives.

Music of Chicago Concerts
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Join us for live concerts featuring music that was developed in Chicago, presented by our partners at Old Town School of Folk Music.

Chicago's Jukebox Heroes
Mar 2nd | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a discussion of Chicago's rich musical heritage and what it has given to our city and the world at Revolution Brewery.

So You Want To Start A Non-profit
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Goodcity presents a workshop designed to help you navigate through the fundamentals of starting a non-profit organization.

Guest Blog: Leslie Parry on Chicago: The…
By Jennifer

In this guest blog, author Leslie Parry writes about the lessons her grandfather gave her about his hometown and life. #OBOC

Film Screening: In The Game
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The new documentary In The Game looks at four years in the life of a girls' soccer team at Chicago's Kelly High School. Discussion follows.

Art Institute: Visible Histories

Join Art Institute of Chicago historians and community members in discussion about art and topics affecting communities across Chicago.

20 Moments: Chicago in the 20th Century
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What is Chicago? Urbanologist Max Grinnell presents some history and discusses what Chicago might be in the future.

A Conversation with Tony Hawk
Mar 9th | 6:00pm -
Harold Washington Library Center

The most recognized action-sports figure in the world, skateboard legend Tony Hawk shares the story of what has inspired him to give back.

Giving and Donating: Smart Support

Money Smart Partner Karen Chan teaches how donating the smart way could mean tax breaks for you and greater results for your community.

Discuss The Third Coast

Book discussions for The Third Coast, this year's #OBOC selection, are happening all over the city. Find one near you!

Really Tiny House Maker Lab Series

Now you can learn architectural and interior design skills in a very small scale with our “Really Tiny House” Maker Lab series!

Explore CHIRP Radio's Playlist

Our partners at CHIRP Radio curated a #OBOC playlist of music featured in The Third Coast. Listen while you read!

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