Join your CBPSN friends for an afternoon of art, music, and food!
$25 limited time offer Groupon includes 2 general admission tickets as well as 2 VIP wrist bands for alcoholic drinks. A total value of $50. This is the link to purchase the groupon: http://www.groupon.com/deals/street-food-artistry?c=dnb&p=4
It's no secret that street food requires lots of creativity: not only are people working in smaller spaces without the furnishings of a full kitchen, but they're hoping their food will stand out amid Chicago's many food trucks and street vendors. StreetFood Artistry celebrates their creativity, inviting hundreds of mobile food artisans to show off their culinary treasures in one convenient space. In that same spirit, the culturally conscious affair also gives visibility to local artists—whose work will be on display—and musicians, including DJ Alvin Black III, who will perform throughout the day.
But StreetFood Artistry is more than just one annual event. The not-for-profit corporation was founded by Patrice N. Perkins, an attorney who works with creative-minded entrepreneurs. This year, she's introducing Stand Out Creative, an initiative that will help support one of SFA's participants: one participant will win a financial award to help grow their brand and will be set up with 50 hours of pro bono legal services. The winners will be chosen in part by fan-favorite votes at the event.
This is the link to the website: http://streetfoodartistrychicago.com/. You can find out more about the event and also purchase general admission tickets for $10 plus $1.24 fee, which does not include alcoholic beverages.
*food is not included in either the general admission or VIP ticket price. All food must be purchased separately.
DJ Alvin Black III
DJ Alvin Black III, a Chicago native, has been a member of the fig media DJ collective since the summer of 2007. Primarily working in the private events world, Alvin has also held residencies at the W Hotel Lakeshore, W Hotel City Center, and Angels and Kings in the Hard Rock Hotel. He has done opening sets for Bon Jovi and Jennifer Hudson. The Museum of Contemporary Art has recently made Alvin as their go-to DJ for the long running First Fridays, having him DJ seven over the last year and half. Experiences partnering with percussionists, electric violinists, and even a flutist, he has been able to create something unique with them in his live sets.
Able to play a wide range of music, Alvin mixes the familiar with the unknown when he spins. A fan of world rhythms, funk, and soul, as well as an avid salsa dancer, he incorporates this sound in his sets as much as possible.
Edith Yokley Gregorski is a violinist from Chicago. She is a member of the Chicago Sinfonietta and Soulful Symphony in Baltimore. She has performed with such artists as Barry White, Andrea Boccelli, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Common, J. Lo. Ms. Yokley has appeared on the Oprah, Today, and Conan O'Brien Shows. Edith received her bachelors in violin performance and music business from Northwestern and her masters degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where as a violin fellow, she studied with Professor Paul Kantor. She has been featured on several CDs including Alicia Keys, Faith Evans, Common, Donnie McClurkin, Joe, and does session work in both Chicago and New York. While in New York Edith played shows on Broadway. Edith is a contractor in New York and Chicago having contracted ensembles for such notable venues as the Apollo Theater in New York, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Edith started her company DjViolin.com upon moving back from New York and now travels all over the country performing live improvisation with DJs.
Is a phenomenal TAPdance collective whose SOLE purpose is to spread the Love and Joy of TAP worldwide. What started as Bril Barretts formula for giving back, is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: RHYTHM! The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago. Their ages range from 18 to 33, and their backgrounds are as equally diverse. The one thing they all have in common is a love for the dance.