HotHouse Unity in the Community “Pocket” Festival

On Saturday, July 23, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition dba HotHouse will host a “Pocket Festival” to celebrate their 35th anniversary.

This multi-arts event will feature performances by Trio W.A.Z., The Fred Jackson Quintet, and Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber. Visual and conceptual artist Mikael DiFiore will lead group art–making activities. The Jazz Journalist Association will present a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to Gregory Stephen Ionman Tate – the founder of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra.

HotHouse is staging this important gathering on the historic site of the Chicago Youth Center at 3953 S. Michigan.

Guests are invited to bring their own chairs and picnic

The program will be simultaneously live-streamed at no charge via HotHouseGlobal channels (YouTube, Twitch and Facebook). While the event is free, registration is encouraged via the Eventbrite Registration.
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Given this is an outdoor program, if canceled due to weather there will be no refunds for tickets/ donations.

HotHouse received partial support from a City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events grant for this event.