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The original building, 201 S. Ashland Ave., was established in 1885 but will be turned into an event space in 2020.

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

Darlene Jackson (left) is a creative industry liaison in Columbia's Career Center.

Careering While Queering event allows students to practice methods of self-care

November 27, 2019

Pride flags, fairy lights, candles and a video of a cascading waterfall surrounded meditating students as they chanted, "Everything is always working out for me," in the North Reading Room on the fourth floor of ...

Pivot Point Academy does a guest's hair and makeup before the MasQUEERade begins.

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

Through December, the third annual Sequence Ch!cago is featuring local artists and musicians at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

November 17, 2019

Market vendors selling various goods are surrounded by several indoor stages showcasing local bands from jazz to soul to rock, as part of Navy Pier’s third annual Sequence Ch!cago event happening now....

Julia Arredonso hosts sessions to foresee peoples future using books.

Glimpse into the future at Columbia’s Library

October 29, 2019

With string lights, decals, electronic candles and lightning bolt tapestries lining the walls, Artist-in-Residence and interdisciplinary graduate student Julia Arredondo managed to artfully transform...

Upcoming Midnight Madness showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place Oct. 25 and 26, and 10 p.m. showings will occur Oct. 30 and 31 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

October 24, 2019

In 1990, 15-year-old Chris Siuty was a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgin. After seeing the show, they were hooked. Now, as a 44-year-old applications engineer, Siuty spends one or two days a month as a s...

TEDx Columbia returns for the Fall 2019 semester, exploring the dynamics of humanity through a performance-based conference.

TEDx Columbia conference to explain the ‘essence’ of humanity

October 23, 2019

When 25-year-old Savana Nix learned about an upcoming TEDx event at Columbia, she felt called to speak to her knowledge of the human experience as an aspiring costume designer. “What I’m speaking about is...

Izzy Youmans (left) and her girlfriend of a year, Abby Nelson (right) said she wants their relationship to normalize lesbian visibility.

Columbia: loud, proud and coming out

October 11, 2019

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Columbia Student Diversity and Inclusion Office will "spill the tea" on coming out. National Coming Out Day—a historical day dedicated to celebrating those c...

The T1 Fest is an inaugural two-day benefit to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes, held Nov. 8–9 in Joliet.

Punk rock scene puts on diabetes benefit show

October 8, 2019

After a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years old, Sam Porter has been using his passion for music to open up conversations and understanding around the disease. Porter—lead singer and guitarist...

This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will introduce its inaugural Dessert Fest at the zoo, using confections, entertainment and exhibits to raise funds for free admission to continue.

Coffee and donuts with your favorite furry friends at zoo’s first Dessert Fest

September 13, 2019

Lincoln Park Zoo lovers will be able to indulge their sweet tooth while spending time with their favorite animal as part of the zoo's latest fundraising effort. As one of only three free zoos l...

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

Feel zero guilt after shopping at zero-waste, vegan pop-up

September 13, 2019

BIDE Market is the newest, one-time pop-up shop coming to Wicker Park, becoming Chicago’s first sustainable, plastic-free, vegan and cruelty-free pop-up market. The free market will take place Se...

Riot Fest will feature a packed lineup, including headliners such as blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, JAWBREAKER, Bloc Party and Taking Back Sunday.

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

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