DrumFace is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave. in Chicago, IL, USA. If you are looking for info about our metal or ceramic drums, please see “QDrums” and “HeatherDrums” on this site. For more information about DrumFace events, drums, etc., call 773-772-4778, message us through FaceBook, or email: info @ DrumFaceChicago .com
Sat. 14th 3pm DrumFace at North Center Arts Festival
Sun. 15th & 22nd, Thurs. 26th 3-Session Drum Making 15/22nd: 2-3:30pm, 26th: 7pm ($20 +kit cost, from $25) A beginner’s drum making workshop, in 3 parts. Using a pre-made form, you’ll get 2 sessions working in the DrumFace studio, decorating and skinning a drum. Drums will be ready to play & take home on Thursday 26th (Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck & open studio night). Appropriate for ages 8+.
Weds. 18th Chicago Cavers 7-10pm FREE* An unofficial, city-based convergence of cave explorers and people interested in caves. Hosted by Heather & Quentin of DrumFace and the Windy City & Sub-Urban Grottos of the National Speleological Society. Open to non-cavers. Bring a beverage and snack, if you like. * donation welcome but not required
Thurs. 26th Aissawa Kbir Last Thursday Veggie Potluck 7-9:30pm FREE* Each month at DrumFace ends with a music-filled open house and veggie potluck. For April, we welcome a fabulous assortment of local dancers and doumbek drummers, who enjoyed a session together back in March. This will be a colorful, “Arabian Nights” themed event, so break out your favorite Middle Eastern flavors for the vegetarian potluck table! * donation welcome but not required
Sat. 29th Chicago Contemporary Music Project Presents: World of Rhythm and Dance Series 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park 2-5pm $15 Quentin presents rhythms of North Africa!
Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Clay Play, Part 1 6:30-8:30pm ($20 per session, minimum 1 each of parts 1 & 2) A short series of open clayworking studio sessions at DrumFace. Some experience recommended but not required; basic tools and materials supplied. Possible extension on select Saturdays, depending on demand. Contact Heather (info@DrumFaceChicago.com)
Weds. 2nd Doumbek Hour 7-8pm FREE* Quick, monthly sessions for your doumbek enjoyment. Focused on the Middle-Eastern goblet drum called Doumbek, also known as Darbooka or Egyptian Tabla. All levels. * donation welcome but not required
*NEW DATE* Weds. May 9th Special Doumbek Hour: Drum & Dance Jam 7:30-9:30pm FREE* An extended practice session promoting collaboration between dancers and drummers. Have fun exploring new moves and working with live musicians! * donation welcome but not required
Thurs. 17th Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck, 7-9:30pm FREE* Hosted by DrumFace and Chicago Aissawa, a little bit of Morocco in Chicago, and you’re invited. Family friendly and loud. * donation welcome but not required
Tuesdays 12, 19, 26 Clay Play, Part 2 6:30-8:30pm ($20 per session, minimum 1 each of parts 1 & 2) Possible extension on select Friday/Saturdays, depending on demand. Contact Heather (info@DrumFaceChicago.com)
Weds. 13th Doumbek Hour 7-8pm FREE* * donation welcome but not required
Weds. 20th Chicago Cavers 7-10pm FREE* * donation welcome but not required
Sun. 24th Moroccan Drum & Dance 5pm $5 This workshop session is dedicated to rhythms and unique instruments of Moroccan folkloric music, including key movements of traditional dances. Instruments are provided. This is an active session- be prepared to boogie!
Thurs. 28th Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck 7-9:30pm FREE* Hosted by DrumFace and Chicago Aissawa. Check out our drop-in drummaking activity and make your very own. * donation welcome but not required
DrumFace 3231 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago IL 60647 (773) 772-4778 Info@DrumFaceChicago.com