Since my church is not about guilt and obligation, we're trying to figure out new ways to funds our operations than, you know, passing the offering plate. So, we're having a rent party.
July 12th (this saturday!) at 8:00pm
at 1741 N. Western Ave.
In the tradition of those who have laid the path before us, Wicker Park Grace will be holding a Rent Party: A Skiffle of Sorts
Door Fee: $15 (free food and drink!)
Historically, to pay rising rents in neighborhoods that were filing up with people moving north in the Great Migration, folks would ask a few musician friends to play in the living rooms of their apartments, asked a few other friends to make some food and mixed up a little gin in the bathtub.
Charging admission at the door generated cash to pay the rent and a party whose celebratory energy burst from the intimate setting for all comers. Rent parties were a quintessential example of communities of people joining together to work towards mutual benefit.
Wicker Park Grace will carry on this historical tradition on July 12th with an evening of music & art, food & drink, conversation & dance.
Performing will be:
Rob Clearfield & At This Point We Don't Have the Luxury of Silence
Dave Spaulding with The Moves
Ira Gamerman w/ songs from the band, Even So
Michael Mc Bride
If you can't come, you can still contribute to the effort here.