You know that feeling when you’re in love, and you simply can’t wait to hang out with the object of your affection again—even after you just left them? That’s how we hope you see the Guild’s programming this month. There’s a lot to love, and we think each event will make you hungry for that next epic adventure together.
On May 17, party with a purpose at the Guild’s 2015 benefit to support diverse, divergent, and emerging voices. Wink & Whisper: a 1920s LGBT Cabaret, is inspired by the book Chicago Whispers, but St. Sukie de la Croix. This is a full on theatrical presentation with music, songs, dancing, history, comedy, deejays, and more—a not to be missed opportunity to hang out with friends and support the Guild. Get your tickets now!
On May 20, we welcome back to Chicago Ana Castillo, our guest curator for this month’s Palabra Pura. And it’s a big one—so much so that we moved to a larger location, the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center in Humboldt Park. Join us for Inner Landscape Queens with poet Arica Hilton and hip hop artist Lah Tere.
And to end this love fest, on May 23 we welcome the theater artist and writer Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir for their Chicago performance of Faster! Monsanto Die! Die! Reverend Billy and his 25+ person gospel choir is in town for the March Against Monsant0, and they bring an unrivaled version of art and activism to Chicago for one dynamic night only!
No doubt, there’s much to adore this month at the Guild Complex. Please join us as often as possible. We miss you already!
P.S. We started the month with a Writers to Watch program called On Belonging (May 7). While the program has passed as of this post, you can read the details here and be sure to check out Rebecca Kling, Sahar Mustafah, and José Ángel N. in the future.