Berwyn's Arts Blog
Friday, July 23, 2010
Found Cat

Please put the word out if you know of anyone who is looking for or who would like to adopt this kitty that Lori found. (Please see the attached picture.) Lori had him scanned yesterday and he's not chipped. He is a big, young, neutered male. Friendly as heck.
Because of his sweet disposition, She'd like to try to find the owner or a good home for him before having to pass him along to a shelter.
Write to Lori at if interested.

Friday, July 16, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Closing Photography Reception
The closing reception for Berwyn resident and friend Rod Piechowski's photography exhibit will be held this Saturday, July 17th from 7 to 10 PM at the Tamale Hut Cafe in North Riverside, IL., at the corner of 1st Avenue and Cermak.

Tamales will be specially priced at 2 for 1 for this event. Beer and wine available or BYO. Whether you missed the opening reception or not, come out and enjoy a great evening with friends and supporters of the arts.

Rod will answer questions and discuss his approach to creating the images.

In addition to the framed photographs on display, he will also have some new images, unmatted and unframed for sale at the event. These have been printed using pigment inks on archival, fine-art photo paper.

NOTE: He will also be raffling off a new photograph, with proceeds going to benefit Landmines Blow! (

What: Rod Piechowski's Photography Exhibit Closing Reception
Where: Tamale Hut Cafe, 8300 Cermak Rd, North Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (708) 442-0948
When: 7 to 10 PM
Parking: Yes!
Bring guests?: Yes of course!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
This Train
At the beginning of this year, the 16th Street Theater had a show that was sold-out before it even opened. Just 6 months later, 16th Street makes it Steppenwolf debut with that show: Tony Fitzpatrick's THIS TRAIN. It starts Thursday and we want YOU to be there with us to celebrate! Come to our VIP Opening Friday, July 16 at 7:30 PM. (Tickets for Thursday are already all gone.)

Buy tickets now before they are sold out!

What is new this time? Ok you all are in for a serious treat. As if Tony Fitzpatrick at Steppenwolf for $22 is not enough, the voice of Kat Eggleston will knock you over and bring tears to your eyes. A new video design by Kristin Reeves (of 16th Street's 2008 The Scarlet Ibis) will wow you as she pulls you deeper into Tony's world for an up-close, striking, emotional tour of Tony's art and Hobo Alphabet series.

And Buzz Kilman..... What?? Did I say Buzz Kilman? Maybe I did... You can't miss THIS TRAIN.

It all starts July 15 at Steppenwolf's Merle Reskin Garage Theatre. With returning guitar genius John Rice and the man we could not do this show without: Stan Klein.

Everyone is having a blast in rehearsals and can't wait for THIS TRAIN to start to roll... Read on for radio fun, poetry and special shout-outs!

A special shout out to the following people making THIS TRAIN possible: Bruce Chudacoff of Dance All Night and Berwyn resident Maggie Ragaisis.

Get tickets: tickets

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Across The Border
There is a free Concert in the Park tomorrow night with local Berwyn resident and neighbor Matt Scharpf playing in an acoustic(guitar/guitar) duo from 7 to 9pm at 41st and Ridgeland Ave.

It is family friendly and the weather will be nice and toasty, so bring a blanket, lawn chairs, cooler (the Lions Club is selling food and drinks too) etc. and enjoy some free tunes.

Hope to see you there. Or not.

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