Multikulti Jazz Sessions – BACK IN 2014!!!

Multikulti Jazz Sessions – BACK IN 2014!!!

Multikulti is kickin off Jazz in the new year. EVERY TUESDAY!

Starts 10PM and goes til 1AM or later.


Andrew Lawrence: Keys

Brent Griffin Jr: Altosax

Jeremiah Hunt: Bass

Peter Manheim: Drums

After the first set by the house band, the jam is open to everyone so bring an instrument and play if you got the chops.

Come to play or just relax and enjoy the show.

It’s BYO!

$5 suggested donation


Multikulti Jazz Sessions on Facebook:

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The Great Chicago Buildout – A Community Hackathon

The Great Chicago Buildout – A Community Hackathon

You can RSVP on Facebook here:

The Great Chicago Buildout is a 2 day assembly of citizens who want to take action to build a better city. Just as the World’s Fair helped define Chicago 100 years ago, we hope the GCB can be the first step towards empowering individuals to make positive changes in our community.

Our mission is to form teams to immediately work on collaborative projects. The purpose of the GCB is to identify community needs and to immediately take action by creating the resources and plans necessary for long-term solutions. We hope for creative solutions that use the resources we have available. We need every type of skill set; everyone’s help will be welcomed and appreciated.

And then on Saturday night, we party.

In this vein, have been working on a number of projects that are intended to help communities organize and communicate.

Our Organizational Map of Chicago is one example of a project we are working on:

Got a project you want to get the community to work on? Got a community problem you think needs to be fixed? Share it on our hackdash, and we’ll add it to the weekend’s agenda!

The tentative schedule is:

Fun starts at 6 pm on Friday with a Potluck. Bring your ideas, your energy and your favorite dish. At around 7 pm, we’ll have a brief orientation. Then people can step up to the mic and talk about what probems or projects they would like to work on. After that, we’ll let everyone mingle and form teams around the projects they feel most drawn to. At 9, we’ll reconvene to see where everyone is and MK will remain open until midnight for people to work.

On Saturday, MK will open around 8 am so people can come in and work, but our first official event won’t be until noon. We’ll serve lunch, have everyone check-in and work from there. We’ll work until 8 pm, where we will come together again to discuss the future of our projects. Party will start at 9.

This will be a fun and engaging 2 day event!

“Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.” – Carl Sandburg, Chicago


You can RSVP on Facebook here:

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Latest Edition of the Garlic Comes Late

Latest Edition of the Garlic Comes Late

According to a number of factors including the Grinch that stole Christmas, the December issue of the Garlic has finally surfaced and we are glad to inform you that as of tonight, AM1710 is now on the air. If you live in the Wicker Park area tune your old vacuum tube radio to the top of the AM dial, 1710. Click [here] to view the latest edition of the Garlic.

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Marissa Alexander Fundraising Party – Nov 16th

Marissa Alexander Fundraising Party – Nov 16th

Saturday – December 14th,
7:30PM – 12:30AM


Join us as we dance together, eat, and raise money for Marissa Alexander’s defense fund! With DJ The Tornado!

DJ! Food! Drinks! Dancing! $10 suggested donation at the door–no one turned away for lack of funds! This space is located on the fourth floor, and is accessible by an elevator. We will also have seating in the dance room for those who cannot stand for long periods of time.

Marissa is a survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself from violence. Even though she merely fired a gun in the air and injured no one, she was denied the defense of Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law and sentenced under a mandatory minimum. In September 2013, Marissa’s conviction was overturned by an appeals court and a new trial ordered, but she remains in jail awaiting her new trial, scheduled for 2014. You can read more about Marissa’s story and her legal case at

Follow Free Marissa Now and Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander for future events and updates with Marissa’s case.

You can come early to multikulti anytime after 5pm to make holiday cards for LGBTQ prisoners with Black and Pink: Chicago! More details at: Black and Pink Chicago Holiday Card-Writing Party!

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Medical Marijuana Institute – FREE CLASS – Sat. Dec. 14th

Medical Marijuana Institute – FREE CLASS – Sat. Dec. 14th

Join the class on Facebook:

Medical Marijuana Institute! (MMI)

Would like to announce:

Scholarship for a basic certification in Illinois Marijuana Industries is being offered. MMI is helping by donating 100 scholarships starting with the first 50 adult attendees signing up for this class. After completion of this session, you will have the basic information that will be needed for the success of Illinois Medical Marijuana, Compassionate use of Medical Cannabis, Pilot Program, and details that will be in effect as of January 2014.

Certification can help prepare you for the unfolding of jobs that will be available in Illinois Books are not included and will be purchased when signing up for class, totaling $100.00.
This program will help assist quality in the individuals that will work in the industry.

Class objectives to be covered:

· State laws for the industry

· How the doctors are to handle a patient recommendation.

· Patients processing to gain access to a state patient id card.

· How the growers will facilitate and grow the type of medicine needed for the

· You will have to have an understanding of the 40 listed conditions and description of the conditions.

· How to help the list of conditions open up to conditions not currently under the
Pilot Program.

· How the dispensary will sell the medicines, the strains of medication as well as an understanding of the different methods of delivery, ex: smoking, oils, bakes goods, rubs.
Illinois is now the 20th State to open up this possibility for patience

Please contact: Silvia O-K to register 847-217-4606

Cost: FREE

December 14, 2013
9AM to 5PM

1000 N Milwaukee Ave 4 floor
Chicago IL

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Santa will Recycle your CTA Chicago Card

Santa will Recycle your CTA Chicago Card

Sid Santa this year will be accepting old CTA Chicago Cards so his elves can make guitar picks out of them. Here he is pictured from 2011.

Multikulti member and Q4 radio show host Sid Yiddish was recently featured in the Red Eye for accepting your old CTA Chicago Cards. They cannot be recycled because of their RFID chip. Instead you can submit your old cards addressed to multikulti: 1000 N. Milwaukee or directly to Sid Santa’s P.O. Box 5008, Evanston 60204. You can also bring the cards to multikulti and ask any of the members to give them to Sid.

Here is the article featured in last week’s Red Eye:

Published by the Chicago Red Eye, Tuesday November 5th 2013

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