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Sunday, September 1, 15 & 29 10am–2pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 1: Luchador Masks

Sept. 15: Piñatas

Sept. 29: Mariposas

 

Yvette Mayorga and William EstradaSunday, September 15 10am–2pm

Family Day at Maxwell Street Market

Join us for an action-packed day for the whole family at Chicago’s historic Maxwell Street Market! Dance, create, and strike a pose, then don’t forget to eat and shop!

Free Family Portraits, 9:30am–2:30pm
FREE live family portrait session (however you define family!). Take home one print from a photo shoot with Chicago-based artists Yvette Mayorga and William Estrada, who created a unique backdrop using a collage of items treasured and sold in the market.

This commission is part of MAS+ ART at Maxwell, a creative placemaking initiative led by Paola Aguirre Serrano of Borderless Studio LLC.

Wonder Wagon, 10am–12pmWonder Wagon
The Wonder Wagon, a mobile performance platform made from a converted trailer, brings puppets to the Market, connecting communities through collective imagination and wonder. Conceived and created by Will Bishop and Grace Needlman. For more information on The Wonder Wagon, visit www.wonderwagon.org.

Music by Rayo from the Mexico based band Centavrvs, 12–2pm
Rayo is the founder of Centavrvs, a band based in electronic and avant-garde music where folklore and Mexican popular culture merges with different rhythms such as cumbia, afrobeat, salsa, tribal, Brazilian and world music. Centavrvs' sound has been called Mexican Regional Electronic music (ERM), for which they were nominated for best alternative album at the 2015 Latin Grammy's. Rayo's DJ set explores the diversity of the rhythms around the world, creating an eclectic and festive atmosphere.

Live arts workshops by National Museum of Mexican Art, 10am–2pm
The Education Department and Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art host biweekly art activities at the Maxwell Street Market. On the 15th, families will create 2-D paper piñatas.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Sunday, October 6 10am–2pm

Jewish New Year and Sukkot Celebration at Maxwell Street MarketMaxwell Street Klezmer Band (Photo by: Alex Koffman)

Join us in anticipation of Sukkot, a Jewish holiday celebrating the fall harvest season, where friends and strangers gather to commune over a shared meal and experience. This holiday reflects the legacy of Maxwell Street Market, where generations of immigrants have found community in Chicago. Indeed, Maxwell Street Market was started by newly arrived Jewish residents from Eastern Europe. Come to the market to eat, shop and celebrate!

Local Lulav Make & Shake, 10am–12pm
Organized by Could Be Architecture, a Chicago-based design practice directed by Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison.

Learn to make a lulav, Sukkot’s most important symbolic object, with artist Leslie Baum, who will guide you using handmade objects as well as items you can purchase at the market.

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, 12–1:15pm
A quintet from the legendary Maxwell Street Klezmer Band will entertain with their authentic yet fun musical stylings. Maxwell Street is the Midwest's most popular klezmer band, touring seven times in Europe and performing throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall. Audiences of all backgrounds have been delighted by Maxwell Street's high-energy performances that glow with warmth and humor.

Live arts workshops by National Museum of Mexican Art, 10am–2pm
The Education Department and Yollocalli Arts Reach of the National Museum of Mexican Art host biweekly art activities at the Maxwell Street Market. Today's theme is Reimagine Maxwell Street Market.

Programming at Maxwell Street Market is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Sunday, November 3 10am–2pm

Dia de los Muertos

Live performances, workshops and more.

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