Chicago Hustles Journal April To Do Listing

The Chicago Hustles Magazine April To Do List is an interesting event list we put together to meet, network and showcase creatives around the city. We try to keep it as diverse as possible so if you have an event to add to this list please email it to Click the blue links for the facebook pages to the events.

guru of gangstarr tribute

April 3th

Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 at SubT Lounge
2011 W. North Ave. 9pm-2am, 21+, $5
(free b4 11pm w/ rsvp to

Featuring All Guru / Gangstarr / DJ Premier DJ sets by:

Live art by: DMNOLOGY

Live Beat Set by: MAX + PORE

Presented by: Ground Lift Media + Ms. Chicago
Powered by The Hip-Hop Project

lanford market chicago

First Thursday @ Langford Market with AstroWifey!

Come out on Thursday April 4 from 6-9pm to shop our Spring collection and fill your closet with color!
We will have AstroWifey, the local Chicago go-to for up to date and trendy nail designs in our store giving you the best nail tips around ;)
Join us for shopping, nail decorating, and cocktailing!

hellfire medina
April 4th

BASSWEIGHT 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY w/ Hellfire Machina, Kelly Dean (SMOG) (LA), Sushi, Tornado, Geecee

We turn a year old, and we couldn’t have done it without you! For our one year, we have a two massive headliners…
come join us as we welcome two of the States’ best DJs and producers – HELLFIRE MACHINE and KELLY DEAN!


KELLY DEAN (SMOG) (Los Angeles, CA)


April 4th

This is the 4th installment of the “Beats & Bacon” Night.
We’re bringing this one home to Logan Square. Tony Trimm & DJ Pickel will be playing records. Drew “The Skillet” from Flesh For Food will be slangin’ Beer Jam Glazed Pork Buns.
We’ll be holding it down Thursday, April 4th from 10p-2a at: The Burlington. (

revise cmw

April 5th
Barely Here Art Show with Revise CMW
*More info to come*

100 hip hop heads for change

April 6th
100 Thousand Hip Hop Heads for Change

100 Thousand Hip Hop Heads for Change is an educative art event in conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This event will allow more opportunities for youth to explore, in a positive influential way, another community they never knew existed.

100 Thousand Poets for Change is a global poetry initiative with the vision that poets and artists around the world would organize local poetry/art events simultaneously as a means to discuss economic, environmental and social change within the guidelines of peace and sustainability.

This event will also be in memory of our beloved John Vietnam (R.I.P.). Lets make him proud!!!

This is a FREE EVENT!!! Donations will be collected at the entrance that will be given to his family to help with his memorial!

Jeremy Sole was a revelation.

April 6th
FEx Foreign Exchange presents Jeremy Sole (Los Angeles)



Special Guest:
// DJ JEREMY SOLE // (KCRW, Afro Funké, theLIFT, Los Angeles)

“Jeremy Sole was a revelation.” – Gilles Peterson

“If I was a DJ full time, I would most likely spin like Jeremy Sole. His mind and soul hears exactly what I hear.” – Raphael Saadiq

mad men logan sqaure

April 7th
Mad Men Premiere Party at The Logan Theater

The wait is over: Season six of Mad Men is kicking off with a two-hour premiere, and we’re putting it up on the Big Screen at the newly renovated and gorgeous Logan Theatre. Enjoy cocktails by local distillery Leatherbee in the lounge at 7PM, followed by the show from 8-10PM. Cocktails CAN be taken AND ordered in the movie theater, and the Fly Honeys will be performing for a continuation of sixties tinged stimulation.

Period appropriate attire is STRONGLY encouraged. Visit Penny Lane Studios just around the corner from the theatre before the show for discounts on makeup, hair, and shave services. Are you a Don? Joan? Megan? Dovetail and Comet Vintage have you covered; visit their shops for special discounts on your outfits. Most Dapper and Most Dazzling will be rewarded with prizes so bring your looks!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at:

Seating is limited; get your tickets as soon as possible so you don’t end up a Sad Sally.

Questions? Email Kristen:

fawzia mirza
April 7th


Celebrate Spring and the launch of Season 2 of the web series KAM KARDASHIAN, the adventures of the long lost lesbian sister of the famous Kardashian clan!

We are thrilled to be working with one of the sexiest clubs in the city. In association with a new Gay Dance Party, “T Party” and Studio Paris and some amazing other Hosts, we will be partying like Kardashians in the River North district of Chicago!

The T Party starts at 2pm, but the KAMily isn’t getting there or starting until 4pm. AND, if the people want to stay and play Sunday night, the party will go longer. Kam Kardashian will be screening later in the evening around 7pm or 7:30pm.

WATCH episodes:
LIKE Kam on Facebook:
FOLLOW Kam on Twitter: @kardashiankam

Medley : A Collage Exhibit

April 12th

Medley : A Collage Exhibit [The Second Installment]
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 2013 6pm-10pm

Liquids by Lagunitas Brewing
Pop-Up Kitchen by Guerrilla Smiles

Exhibition runs through May 31st, 2013
Gallery Viewing Hours: Friday 6pm-9pm and Sat Noon-5pm

A new sponsor on board! Guerrilla Smiles will be on deck with some great eats at the opening!!

vintage bazaar

April 21st
Vintage Garage Season Opener & Vintage Style Ride

It’s official, our April 21st Garage Season Opener IS our biggest show to date! We are so excited!

Don’t worry vendors, with the opening of our 3rd floor we’ve got plenty of space for more great sellers but I wouldn’t wait long. Apply below!


April 26th
“Chicago’s Original” RAP KARAOKE #4

Friday April 26th, 2013 @ Multi Kulti
Friday April 26th, 2013 @ Multi Kulti
(email for location & addt’l details)
Chicago, IL 60642
Sign up begins 9pm, 21+, FREE

You do it in the shower, you do it in the car… Now do it in front of a room full of people!

* 100s of House Party Classics & Underground Anthems!!
* Free Giveaways + Swaggy items!
* Hosted by Psalm One (of Rhymesayers)
* DJ sets by TREW & E.Brown
* Sign-up begins at 9pm so be sure to arrive early & secure your song!

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