June & July at DrumFace

Lots of good stuff coming up at DrumFace, so mark your calendar & don’t miss out!  Give us a shout any time at the studio: (773) 772-4778.

DrumFace metal and ceramic drum-making studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60647 (USA).  For more information about what we do, look around on DrumFaceChicago.com, keep up-to-the minute with FaceBook, or send a message to info @ DrumFaceChicago .com.  Thanks!

June 2012:

Sat. 16th   A Puppet Play!  Bang to Hush: Ishtar Envisions the World  , written and performed by Terry Reimer   7pm, $10 suggested donation  Doors open 6:30, performance runs 1 hour and is accompanied by a photography display.  Terry Reimer self-publishes of one of our favorite publications, “World Percussion & Rhythm” magazine.

Tues, June 19 & 26  Clay Play  6:30-8:30  ($20 per session, minimum 2; Ages 14+3-week clusters of good clay fun, every month- these are the last 2 for June.    Experience recommended but not required; basic tools and materials supplied.  Complete a 1- or 2-week project this month, and it will be ready for you to glaze next month.  Contact Heather for more details.  (info@DrumFaceChicago.com)

Weds. 20th  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. 21st  Chicago Aissawa at Make Music Chicago  5-5:45pm  SE Street corner, State & Lake (not at DrumFace studio)  FREE   An International Day of Music, “celebrated by over 110 countries and 460 cities around the world. This year, Make Music Chicago features over 700 musicians performing at 75 sites throughout the city from 6 AM to midnight!”  http://www.MakeMusicChicago.com

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; ages 14+.  An active session- be prepared to boogie!

Weds. 27th  DrumFace Kids Club: Drums!  2:30-3:30pm  $7 per week/$45 series of 8 (minimum 4 weeks, pre-booking required)  DrumFace Kids Club will run on most Wednesdays between June 27 and August 22, with a final party August 29th.  8-week Drum Club kicks off in late June, and 6 weeks of Art Club goes from mid-July.  Ages 6-11.  Contact Heather for details: info@DrumFaceChicago.com (773)772-4778.

Download the flyer:   DrumFace Kids Club 2012

Thurs. 28th  Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck  7-9:30pm  FREE*  Hosted by DrumFace and Chicago Aissawa.  On Last Thursdays of every month, DrumFace studio is open for a night of community and music.  Aside from delicious vegetarian potluck dinner and music by Chicago Aissawa, we are featuring “Aissawa kbir” (pronounced ka-beer), which means “Big Aissawa”.  It’s a little bit of Morocco in Chicago, and we want you to play along!  Bonus: check out our drop-in drummaking activity and make your very own.   *donation welcome but not required

July 2012

Tues. July 3, 24, 31   Clay Play  6:30-8:30  ($20 per session, minimum 2; see  June 19th)  Contact Heather for more details: info@DrumFaceChicago.com.

Weds. 4th    Doumbek Hour  7-8pm  FREE*  Quick, monthly group practice session 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

Weds. July 4, 18, 25   DrumFace Kids Club: Drums!  2:30-3:30pm  (prebooking required; see  June 27th) 

Weds. July 18, 25  DrumFace Kids Club: Art Studio!  3:45-4:45pm  $7 per week/$35 series of 6 (minimum 3 weeks, pre-booking required)  DrumFace Kids Art Club will run 6 weeks, from July 18 to August 22, with a final party August 29th.  Projects include clay sculpting, drawing, painting, collage, printmaking.  Ages 6-11.  Contact Heather for details: info@DrumFaceChicago.com (773)772-4778.

Weds. 18th   Special Doumbek Hour: Drum & Dance Jam  7:30-9:30pm  FREE*  An extended practice session promoting collaboration between Middle-Eastern style dancers and drummers.  Have fun sharing & exploring new moves and working with other artists!   *donation welcome but not required


Thurs. 26th  Aissawa Kbir Veggie Potluck   7-9:30pm  FREE*  Hosted by DrumFace and Chicago Aissawa (see June 28th)  *donation welcome but not required

For more on Chicago Aissawa, visit their page on DrumFaceChicago.com (drumface.wordpress.com/chicago-aissawa).  Recently added are images and video of the Aissawa portion of Quentin’s “Moroccan Drum & Dance” workshop in Oak Park last April. 

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