Mayday Mayday: Free Event Alert

Are you all ready to create some memorable May Moments for “Spring Time Chi”? You haven’t made them yet but no worries, Embody Amoor’s “Hot Happenings Hit List” is excited to help you get started!

Below we have put together a list of “Chicago’s Dopest Spring Events” we are taking a serious interest in for the month of May and guess what they are all free!!! Yes i said Free!

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That’s right as your official “Balling On Budget Specialist‘, we pride ourselves on being one of the first to bring you the inside scoop on Spring and Summer time Chi To-do’s!

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Enjoy and see you all on the scene. Peace and Blessings to all.

Free Chicago Events end Of April and Throughout the month of May:




Manifest Urban Arts Festival: the ultimate showcase of creative talent.

Columbia College Chicago invites you to our annual showcase on Friday, May 12, to celebrate the student work that only our students can create. At Manifest, you’ll encounter thought-provoking gallery exhibitions, live performances, fashion shows, original game design, literary readings and more–all curated by the talent that defines our campus.

In addition to seeing the cutting-edge work of our students and organizations, rock out to musical performances by student bands and DJs on three outdoor stages. The day will culminate with a national headliner.

Manifest will happen on the Columbia College Chicago campus on South Wabash Avenue between 9th and 11th streets. The event is free and open to the public.



Manhood, Mental Health & Culture

ThirdWorld Press and Institute of Positive Education, Inc. presents Nation Studies 2017 series…
*with spoken word by Ayinde Cartman*

Young Black men are being bombarded with toxic messages about masculinity that need to constantly be deconstructed and restored for them to maintain optimal mental health. Join us for a discussion about the intersections between state violence and intercommunity violence, current and historical trauma, hip hop, love, education, and manhood. It will include a multimedia presentation that offers insight about the necessity of cultural identity, good character, literacy, the will to resist, compassionate relationships and critical thinking in the minds and hearts of young Black men.

FREE ADMISSION (books and shirts will be on sale after)

**Please bring a donation to offer the venue**


The Movies: What Have They BEEN Trying to Tell Us

Public · Event · by Culture Connection 360
Greetings Queens & Kings

The next Presentation of Jose Expose’…,

“The Movies: What Have They BEEN Trying to Tell Us”.

Will be held on April 25th, at 3:30pm, at the Culture Connection, 400 w. 71st Street (corner of 71st & Stewart), Chicago, Ill.

This Presentation WILL be a AWARENESS CHALLENGING event.

Where scenes from different movies will be shown. And to discuss what possible message(s) that scene had in it.

So come on out, enjoy an HIGHLY ENERGIZING ambiance and expand your awareness.

Observe how to control what you notice. Hopefully, you will find out how to tune in to the Cosmos.

And please feel free to invite others.

This will be an MIND Enlightening Altering Event.


***No Admission!***
***Food will be available***



From Dirt to Delicious

Come and get your hands dirty with entrepreneurs from every point in Chicago’s food cycle! Learn about important legal and non legal issues affecting small food cycle businesses – including composters, farmers, food makers and restaurateurs. Let us help you gain knowledge and relationships that will grow your business.

Spring Arts & Empowerment Open House

Hosted: Englewood Enterprise Gallery
Spring Arts & Empowerment Open House

We are inviting the you and the community to our monthly open house series where we continue to introduce the community to all the wonderful things that Englewood Enterprise Gallery has to offer.

At this months Empowerment Open House we will feature more local artists that are a part of our Artist Network.

We have our arts and creative demonstrations for the children and youth giving you a sample of the wonderful artistic and creative work projects that we have to offer.

Also we will be providing our free workshops and coaching for small businesses and entrepreneurs, as a commitment to the encourage of small business development and urban job creation.

Also if you are an artist, a business person or part of a community organization we would love for you to be a part of our empowerment open house. Please come out and join us.

please feel free to check out our web site for more information about The Englewood Enterprise Gallery.

You can also email us if you like to join our mailing list, we would love to stay in contact with you and tell you about all wonderful things that we will be doing.




The Fatherhood Fellowship

Fathers and Men Invited.

We gather to network and connect on community and social issues effecting Fathers and Men in our communities.

Join Us for our monthly installations.

Mentoring, Teaching\g, Learning and Brotherhood

Stronger branches making Stronger Trees

Lets fellowship, Socialize and Network

Community Activities for Men and their Children


More Free Events at EEG Here.

MAY 01

Chicago Client Appreciation Happy Hour

Join us for a night of drinks and food to celebrate the partnership we have and value.

This is a great opportunity to be around other Chicago Talent Acquisition Thought Leaders.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Marrying Your Passion With Technology

Computer Training Institute of Chicago
invites you to attend our ‘Marrying Your Passion With Technology’ event.
the event will focus on the arts and technology in the creative space as well as business opportunities for creatives with the city of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

Join us on Friday May 5th 2017 6:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M



Chicago Kids and Kites Festival presented by Country Financial

A favorite family event and a harbinger of springtime in Chicago, the 19th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival presented by COUNTRY Financial returns to Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park (Montrose and Wilson) on Saturday, May 6, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is FREE.

New this year, the Windjammers International Kite Team will thrill the crowd with their synchronized kite flying maneuvers, and once again, the City of Chicago will provide kite kits for children to build, decorate and fly, while supplies last.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Big Kite Candy Drop – a piñata-like kite filled with candies that drop from the sky – will take place in the afternoon, weather permitting. Other activities include face painting, balloon artists and crafts.

Chicago Kite will be onsite for kite buyers, and professional kite flyers will demonstrate their skills with oversized and uniquely-shaped kites.



Chicago Free Black Women’s Library Pop-up

Inspired by The Free Black Women’s Library, a monthly mobile library pop-up organized by Ola Ronke in NYC, a small group of Black women in Chicago have come together for the 2nd year to celebrate Black women and girls through books.

This day-long event will be centered on a free library of books written by or about Black women and girls. Join us for healing sessions, teach-ins, collage/bookmaking workshops, readings (including the Johnson Publishing Archive + Collections), etc. Attendees will be able to take and share books throughout the day. Bring a book and take a book.

MAY 11

CFPAC 12th Chicago Food Policy Summit


Chicago Food Policy Summit 2017, May 11

9am-4pm, with after hour social 5:30-7pm

Lunch, Snacks, and Beverages will be provided

Display tables will be available: Organizations interested please email

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) invites individuals and organizations from across Chicago to participate in the 12th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit, Thursday May 11th at the beautiful and historic South Shore Cultural Center. The Summit’s theme is “We The People”, with the day organized and facilitated to get attendees’ participation and contributions. The Summit is focused on the development of a more localized and cooperative food economy and system enabling community wealth building, greater control over resources, and building on existing assets within communities.

MAY 11

Chicago Sky Small Business Workshop Presented by: Fifth Third Bank

Small Business Workshop Presented by Fifth Third Bank

Topics of discussion: Access to Growth, Resourcing to Growth, Grassroots Marketing, Failing Forward & Financial Literacy

Event includes: Complimentary Breakfast, Networking, Round Table Conversations, a Panel Discussion & Chicago Sky Giveaways

Thursday, May 11, 2017


South Side YMCA – Studio B

6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637

MAY 18

Young Life Black Male Symposium


Looking for positive Black Male Christians ages 22-35 to get involved in serving youth in their community. There is a dire need for male mentor-ship on the South Side of Chicago. Come learn about how Young Life addresses the needs of teenagers on the south side and learn how you can join our team. If you are chosen to be part of our volunteer leader team you will receive a$200 stipend for successfully completing training. Must be registered to participate. Interviews will take place after completing training.

Dates: May 18th, 19th, 20th.

Thursday: 6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm

For more information or questions contact Kaleah at



May 20

What’s Blooming on Harrison” in 1999.

Over the years, this family-oriented May event has highlighted the District through artist demonstrations, live music, dance performances and an art fair featuring select guest artists and local crafts people.  2017’s festival kicks off with a Third Friday Gallery Walk on May 19th.  On Saturday, May 20th, “What’s Blooming” moves outside taking over Harrison Street, from Cuyler Avenue to Humphrey, with the art fair and other Family Fun Activities including a children’s carnival, live music, dance, craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The  festival begins at 11 am with the art fair running until 7 pm. There will be an after party at the Taylor Ave. Beer Garden and main stage.


MAY 20-21


This year’s festival features ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, and wood. The Spring Art Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.

“The Spring Art Festival creates an art and cultural oasis along Oakbrook Center’s already elegant exterior mall, which features beautiful open walk ways among trees, plants, flowers, signature stores and restaurants,” says Amy Amdur, president of Amdur Productions, “Festival goers will have the opportunity to find one-of-a-kind works of art, which are great gifts for this season’s weddings and graduations, as well as indulgences for the home.”

Free and open to the public, the Spring Art Festival will showcase the work juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, highlighting painting, photography jewelry, fashion, glass and functional art. Along with the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats.


MAY 27, 2017

Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade

Will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.

As always i hope you all enjoyed today’s read. We will be updating this free event hit list throughiut the month. So if you have a free event in Chicago coming up and would like to share, inbox us directly. Be sure to click that Blue Follow button for more updates. Untul next time…..hollerrrrrrrrr…XOXO

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