• Saturday August 18 | 7:00 pm

    Puppet Meltdown 2018! (plus bonus concert!)

    $12 - $20
    "Puppet Meltdown" is back, showcasing all the made-for-adults puppetry you have been craving since last summer's smash hit "Jaws: The Puppet Slam". This year's slam is going to be epic featuring some of Chicago's hottest puppet artists as well as works from around the country. 
  • Sunday August 19 | 4:00 pm

    Alvarez/Shippy/Nelson Trio w/ DJ Duane Powell at Woodard Plaza

    Please join us at Woodard Plaza, between Kimball and Milwaukee Avenue, for an afternoon of free music
  • Monday August 20 | 9:00 pm

    Rempis/Williams, Stein/Fujiwara, & Rempis/Williams/Lux/Damon

    Longtime collaborators Dave Rempis and Mars Williams present their multi-saxophone duo project, then augment it with bassist Matt Lux and drummer Tyler Damon. In between, bass clarinetist Jason Stein is joined by visiting NYC-based drummer Tomas Fujiwara for a set of improvisations.
  • Wednesday August 22 | 9:00 pm


    The collaborative ensemble of Avreeayl Ra, Edward Wilkerson, Jim Baker, Ken Vandermark, and Luke Stewart, came together on the occasion of the "Exposure Series" at Elastic Arts in March of 2018. Since that wonderful concert, energies have lingered and developed into the perfect opportunity to revisit and re-explore the possibilities in this group of deeply experienced improvisers. The accumulated histories of this collective is unmatched, yet the group itself navigates that history and experience, interacting without compromise, deliberation without hesitation.
  • Thursday August 23 | 9:00 pm

    Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO Large Group

    Elastic co-founder, composer, and pianist presents the extended version of his regular working quintet, joining together four horn players who have all served in the smaller version.