• Thursday February 27 | 9:00 pm
    Thursday February 27 | 9:00 pm

    Eli Namay Solo & Jackson/Strom/Ostvang

    Recent Chicago ex-pat Eli Namay returns for his first visit since decamping to Pittsburgh for a rare solo performance, and an ongoing collaborative trio featuring a Chicago mainstay in partnership with his Norwegian counterparts makes its Elastic Arts debut.
  • Saturday February 29 | 8:30 pm
    Saturday February 29 | 8:30 pm

    Wooden Rings & Blow Wind Blow: Dual Record Release

    Local singer-songwriter projects Wooden Rings and Blow Wind Blow will both release records this leap year, February 29th, at Elastic Arts. Doors open at 8:30 PM with sound healer Jay Taylor creating a sonic landscape throughout the audience, which dovetails into the first song of Blow Wind Blow's set at 9:00 PM. The show continues with sound healing, projection, and light play by light artist Rachel Winslow and filmmaker Brian Wilson. Heliocentric, the vinyl record self-released by Wooden Rings, was made possible with support from the 3Arts Foundation, support from listeners, and was pressed locally at Smashed Plastic.
  • Sunday March 1 | 2:00 pm
    Sunday March 1 | 2:00 pm

    “Gesamt” Closing Reception & Album Release

    Catch the last day of Gesamt, an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Takashi Shallow.
  • Monday March 2 | 9:00 pm
    Monday March 2 | 9:00 pm

    Kyle Madsen Trio & Cosmograph

    Saxophonists Kyle Madsen and Will Barnard present their original music in trio and sextet formats, respectively.
  • Tuesday March 3 | 9:00 pm
    Tuesday March 3 | 9:00 pm

    Billie Howard/Rebecca Himmelstein, Shabrock: Johanna Brock/Sara Goodman, & Jen Hill

    The Acorn Series, a new series devoted to the improvisatory arts, makes its debut featuring an evening of seasoned improvisers with longtime multimedia collaborative duos Billie Howard/Rebecca Himmelstein using the 16-channel CLEAT system and Shabrock (Johanna Brock/Sara Goodman) exploring sound with video art, along with a solo set by electronic artist Jen Hill.