Tag Archives: The Beast

Story Hour

Members from the community will read books to children inside The Beast.

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Bart Schultz

A potluck conversation series will take place inside The Beast. Each potluck dinner will be a host to lively discussions around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. Intertwining spectacle […]

Beastly Pecha Kucha

This PECHA KUCHA-style event includes 6-minute-40-second spoken presentations accompanied by 20 images. The series will collect evocative, meditative, informative variations on a monthly theme from interesting Chicago minds. The event is organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick for The Beast. Today’s prompt is BELLY.

Find the Caterpillar – A Chicago Children’s Theater Pop-up Box Office

Chicago Children’s Theater invites you and your little ones and gather in the belly of The Beast for sidewalk chalk fun. Draw your own interpretation of a very hungry caterpillar as you learn about CCT’s upcoming production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites, plus get a 30% discount on tickets to the show. About The […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation Series

Special Guest: Recreational Vehicle (musical performance) A potluck conversation series that will take place inside The Beast. Each potluck dinner will be a host to lively dialogue around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public […]

Story Slam: Heart of the Beast

Accomplished storyteller, Judith Heineman and artist/educator, Laura Shaeffer curate a series of four storytelling competitions called Story Slams. Each event will explore a theme related to the exhibition and decided by Heineman and Shaeffer. A story slam consists of five-minute true stories, told without notes or props. Ten people sign up to tell their stories. […]

Yoga & Meditation

Instructor Brook Rosini will guide participants through 60 minutes of unheated power vinyasa yoga, a highly athletic form of flow designed to increase strength and flexibility, focus the mind, and connect practitioners to their inner power. You’ll be sure to work up a sweat, so dress for movement and remember to bring your own mat, […]

Story Hour

Members from the community will read books to children inside The Beast.  

On Disappointment with Simon Critchley

Special guest Simon Critchley in conversation with Bart Schultz and John Preus inside the exhibition The Beast. John Preus and Bart Schultz will engage with Critchley on a series of related topics. Simon Critchley is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York and Professor at the European Graduate […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation Series

A potluck conversation series led by a different presenter every week inside The Beast. Each potluck dinner will be a host to lively discussions around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. Intertwining spectacle […]