How to Deal with an Awkward Family Thanksgiving
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

How to Deal with an Awkward Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you know what that means: awkward conversations with your family!  It happens to the best of us; we don't always see eye to eye, and that's cool. Let’s figure out how to work through those moments together. Chase Public is proud to team up with your Conversation Navigators for the evening, Caitlin Behle and Biz Young, to host a discussion about what to do to keep your cool, handle disagreements like a champ, and preserve your sanity during the holidays.

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Ofir's Improv Choir
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ofir's Improv Choir

In preparation for 2018's April performance of Signals For Immediate Music at the Contemporary Art Center, we will have a Choir Workshop

The Improv Choir is you. All of you. Ofir will instruct the audience, teaching them a tool box of signs and signals he will be using as the choir’s conductor- to indicate modifications to pitch, volume, tempo, etc. After a quick run down of the conduction technique, Ofir will then lead the intrepid choir into a world of participatory experimental improvisation with all of our mouths. (Editorial Note from Scott- This is very cool. very fun.)

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Cincy DIY Writers Showcase
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cincy DIY Writers Showcase

Chase Public welcomes the Cincinnati DIY Writer’s group for a showcase of their work, featuring readings from Monica Lynn Bostic, Jesse McKinley, Maxx D. McKinley, Kryst Kruer, Spike Mogy, Chelsea Morgan, and Roy W Jones.

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Monica Lynn Bostic- is an artist from Norwood, OH. She is the writer of a short story compilation entitled,  The Ascension of Saint Celia and Other Stories, which was self published with the help of the Cincy DIY Writer's group. She is an editor and contributor  to the group's other projects: All of These People Live Around Here and Some of Them Don't Volumes 1 and 2, and Scary Stories to Ruin Cincinnati. She has written, produced, and acted in plays with Cincinnati-based group The Fallen Players. She played in the Bostic Family Tent Revival Band, and is basically down for whatever,  as long as you're driving.

Jesse McKinley- bio forthcoming 

Maxx D. McKinley- local writer/musician who is busting his ass to read 100 books by Jan 1st as not to fail his Goodreads challenge. He wrote a novel in 2016 you can pick up for $15 bucks. If you dig Murakami and Amelia Gray. 

Kryst Kruer- is a ukulele player and poet- promoting peace and equality for everyone who has faced trauma, in whatever fashion. Kiss, don't piss off! Peace and love over here. 

Spike Mogy- Studies physics at the University of Cincinnati. Lives in Over the Rhine. Has 10 cats in her apartment that they share with her mom and partner. And is a proud, nice vegan.

Chelsea Morgan- Writer and Musician. Loving creator of the creepily cute ugly orphan dolls, which are always in the making, then put up for adoption on her Etsy page, "The Ugly Orphanage". Single mother, starving artist. Occasional flights on her witch broom, occasionally bites wolf teeth on a full moon, too many sticks in the cauldron, make for a hectic spell. Hard to say no to a cold one, but sobriety hurts like hell.

Roy W Jones- Multidimensional artist, portraits, music, poetry, movies, and game design. Flip styles like fixer-upper houses and eager to share sardonic laughter or awkward insecurities and nuanced horror.

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Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney

Happy December, welcome to the last little bit of 2017.  What year it has been.

Chase Public is delighted to host a reading from poets Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, and M. Brett Gaffney.  We hope you’ll join us.

Emily Rose Cole is the author of Love and a Loaded Gun, a chapbook of persona poems from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Philadelphia Stories, Ruminate Magazine and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Nimrod, Phoebe, Raleigh Review, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches creative writing and composition.

Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press, 2016) and co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series in Virginia. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University.

M. Brett Gaffney holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared in Exit 7, Rust+Moth, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, Apex Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and Zone 3, among others, and her chapbook Feeding the Dead is available from Porkbelly Press. She works as co-editor of Gingerbread House and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner and their dog Ava.

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Talkin' Music
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Talkin' Music

Talkin’ Music is a performance exploring the sound of scripted words.

The idea.
Writers and actors know the rhythm and order in composed words. Media like cartoons, plays, and radio news reports are all written to be heard, but they hold such different music in them. What makes these sounds pleasing?
And what happens when these melodies are in the hands of musicians?

The prompt.
Our musicians have been tasked with the following:
1. Choose an audio clip of a person speaking written words.
2. Compose an original piece of music containing the melody and intonation of the speaking.

The musicians.   
-Ashley Greathouse
-Zach Larabee
-Eva Patterson
-Deborah Clark Colón

Join us for an evening of spontaneity and new conversations at the first Talkin’ Music performance.


Talkin’ Music is brought to you by Cincinnati artist Gabrielle Lanza in partnership with Chase Public. You can see other projects of Gabrielle's at artofgala.com or @gala_art on Instagram.

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman
Nov
15
7:00 AM07:00

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman

Join us at Chase Public for a very special mid november reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katrina Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katrina Eresman - is a recent Cincinnati transplant. She is a writer, a musician, and a compulsive traveler. She's currently working on her first collection of poems and playing in two Cincinnati bands.

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-deprecation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month. 

Dave Hart - is a writer, frequent road tripper, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone

All you need for this low-key poetry workshop is a smartphone!

Each round, you will be provided with a phrase to type into the note-taking app of your choice: this is the first line of your poem. The rest must be written using only words auto-suggested by your phone.

Rounds will end with a 5-minute journaling session to reflect on the words you chose, the words you were suggested, and any patterns or insights you might have discovered about how you communicate.

The night will end with an open mic and the chance to share your poems and journal musings with the group.
 

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart
Nov
1
1:30 PM13:30

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart

Join us at Chase Public for a very special reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katie Eresman - is only recently a Cincinnatian.  She is a writer, and musician who plays with Pop Empire and Sky Hank and the Heady Weed

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-depreciation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month.  

Dave Hart - is a writer, explorer, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading from poets and translators Aryanil Mukherjee and Murat Nemet-Najat.

Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor who has authored fourteen books of poetry, pamplet and essays in two languages. Recent Anthology appearances include: The Harper-Collins Book of Indian Poetry in English, The Literary Review Indian Poetry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press); Indian Literature, Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) etc. Aryanil has translated scores of international poets bidirectionally including a book of  translations and essays on John Ashbery. His poetry has been discussed in the Best American Poetry Blog and has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and Danish. Aryanil edits Kaurab, a Bengali language e&m-zine of experimental poetry and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, USA.

Poet, translator from Turkish and essayist, Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent work includes the poems Animals of Dawn (Talisman, 2016), The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman, 2011), the collaboration with the poet Standard Schaefer "Alphabet Dialogues/Penis Monologues"; the translations Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), the republication by Green Integer Press of Ece Ayhan's A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (2015); and the essays "Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda" (Letters for Olson, edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward" (Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Joshua L. Miller and Anita Norich (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and "Istanbul Noir" (Istanbul: Metamorphoses In an Imperial City, edited by M. Akif Kirecci and Edward Foster (Talisman, 2011). He is the editor of Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry, edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat (Talisman House, 2004). He is presently working on the poems Io's Song, Camels and Weasels, and a collection of translations from the Turkish poet Sami Baydar. The Spiritual Life, Animals of Dawn, Camels and Weasels and Io's Song are part of a seven-part poem The Structure of Escape.

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Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis

Come and celebrate the release of Chelsea Tadeyeske’s new chapbook “if you bend it backwards nothing really happens” featuring readings from Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, and Bethany Lewis.  

"This poetry is a glorious sad punch in the face inside your face. It’s like a war grew a beautiful filagree talon, meant not to hurt anyone but to hang your skin on so you can go away somewhere you want to be known and lonely. How does Chelsea Tadeyeske do that? It’s embarrassing. It’s great."
- Cathy Wagner, author of Nervous Device (City Lights Books, 2012)

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A Burning: Community Campfire
Oct
20
6:52 PM18:52

A Burning: Community Campfire

Join us at PAR-Projects for A Burning: Community Campfire.

A Burning is a community gathering centered around a bonfire fueled both by wood and a potent manifestation of letting go. Everyone is encouraged to bring artifacts that represent something that they would like to let go of—letters, notes, lists, photos, simple objects, anything with meaning that won’t create toxic fumes when burned, because that’s the idea: we symbolically remove the things we want to get past by watching them disappear in the fire. And, if we’d like to, we share with the group why and what we’re burning—catharsis is more palpable when shared. 

There will be typewriters on site for the preparation of burnable thoughts. 

Come spend quality time with your neighbors!

This event was developed by Megan Trischler and Scott Holzman alongside the installation currently exhibiting at PAR-Projects: 

“Camp / Cave / Water”
Ritual, retreat, renewal, and (im)permanence in the urban landscape
By Mike Fleisch, Sita Magnuson, and the 4th Space Collective

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Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz

Chase Public is happy to welcome poet Partridge Boswell, visiting from Vermont, for a reading alongside local writers Amelia Ferguson and Roberta Shultz.

Partridge Boswell - Recipient of this year’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize for his poem “Flying home after the protest,” Partridge Boswell is the author of Some Far Country, winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. His poems have recently surfaced in The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Forklift, Ohio and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Co-founder of Bookstock literary festival and the poetry/music group Los Lorcas Trio, he teaches at Burlington Writers Workshop and lives with his family in Vermont.

Amelia Ferguson

Roberta Shultz - is a singer songwriter, teacher and poet originally from Grant's Lick, KY. Her poems and song lyrics have appeared in Still: the Journal, Motif, Waypoints, Kudzu,The Notebook and other anthologies. Outposts on the Border of Longing is her first chapbook of poetry, published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press.

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Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke

A tribute to Tom Petty in two parts.

8:00 “Damn the Torpedoes” Listening Party (36:38)

Upon its release in 1979, Rolling Stone called it the "album we've all been waiting for – that is, if we were all Tom Petty fans, which we would be if there were any justice in the world." Now, we’ll listen to it straight through, together.  Bring yourself, some friends, some drinks, some snacks, whatever you’d like. This is very casual, feel free to come in and out, stand up, walk around, chat with friends, listen intently, whatever you’d like.

9:00 Group Karaoke

It’s just like normal karaoke, but instead of a person looking at a monitor and singing on a stage, we project the lyrics onto a screen at the front of the room and the entire room sings.  Come and sing with everyone, free from isolation and any pressure that you need to sing well.

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The Best Thing You Ever Learned
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Thing You Ever Learned

Chase Public’s “The Best Thing” series pushes on: this time, centered around the sharing of knowledge and skill.  We invite you to come and teach the room The Best Thing You Ever Learned!  As always- the definition of ‘Best’ is up to interpretation. You could tell a life lesson, a piece of information that changed everything, a practical skill, a funny joke, a piece of trivia, a riddle, a mnemonic device… anything.  You can take this literally, seriously, sarcastically, facetiously- take it as you will, and then share the gift of your experience with all those assembled. 

How it works: 

Everyone in attendance is welcome to share for 3 minutes. If you go beyond three minutes, we will drown you out with a loud gong.

It can’t be hateful or bigoted in any way. If the best thing you ever learned could be interpreted as hateful or bigoted, you should probably go ahead and not come to this event.

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Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce

Join us in welcoming Poland-based poet Mark Tardi as he travels in support of his new book “The Circus of Trust.”  Joining Tardi, Cincinnati writer Ken Bruce.

Mark Tardi is originally from Chicago and he earned his MFA from Brown University. His publications include the books The Circus of Trust, forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2017, Airport music, and Euclid Shudders. He guest-edited an issue of the literary journal Aufgabe  devoted to contemporary Polish poetry and poetics and has translated poetry from the Polish by Kacper Bartczak, Miron Białoszewski, Monika Mosiewicz, and Przemysław Owczarek. A former Fulbright scholar, he lives with his wife and two dogs in a village in central Poland and is on faculty at the University of Łódź.


 

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What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Per The Department of Health and Human Services, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States.

Join Chase Public and representatives from BrightView Health for a community discussion around the opioid epidemic.  Topics of discussion will include: History and causes of the crisis, the current landscape of addiction, and what we as a community and individuals can do to work towards a healthier future.  

Following the presentation and guided discussion, there will be a voluntary training on the administration of Naloxone led by Brightview staff.  

All participants and attendees will be respectful and compassionate.  We will be kind to one another and avoid any dehumanizing language.  This is an incredibly difficult topic that has huge impact on people’s lives- we will refrain from being judgmental and we will honor and prioritize empathy above all else. 

About BrightView: 
BrightView is an outpatient addiction medicine practice based on clinical best practices and outcomes measures. Through the use of medical treatment in conjunction with psychological and social services, BrightView will deliver the necessary support to help patients meet both their mental and physical goals.

Substance abuse treatment is moving into a new era and we at BrightView look to lead the way as we incorporate new technologies, therapies, and concepts into the management of our patients with substance use disorders.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing our patients with an environment and support team that helps them through one of the most challenging periods of change in their life. Together, we can discover the path to a brighter future.
 

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The Sleep Show
Sep
16
to Sep 17

The Sleep Show

Wave Pool and Chase Public present “The Sleep Show” a concert focused on comfort, meditation, and sleep. Ambient loops and calming melodies create a relaxing atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to get comfortable and lounge. Come prepared with pillows, sleeping bags, pajamas. Let the music shape your dreamscapes, as you experience a concert in a unique environment. Musicians will play from 11pm to 9am in a continuous performance from night to dawn focused on impacting the subconscious, a layer below direct attention. Music provided by David Corns and friends.

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b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch

Chase public is excited to host the launch event for Ariana Rinehart’s new zine: b o d y p o l i t i c, which contains art/writings collected from local womyn/non-men and Cincinnati expatriates, writings include themes such as sex positivity and identification with struggles unique to non-men, intermixed with abstracted prints inspired by consented images from local womyn/non-men, as well as, collage art and mixed media images from local artists.

The zine’s purpose is unification through anonymity, collected/curated works from an intersectional feminist collective of local womyn/non-men.

contributors: 
Abby Friend
Alexandra Rinehart
Ariana Rinehart
Ali Ulanski
Anna Shapiro
Cassie Gallagher
Cora Friend
Correna Kuhl
Elese Daniels
Emma Robinson
Gertrude McDonnell
Jennie Waits
Jen Warren
Karra McDonald
Katrina Eresman
Kendall Jolley
Kyrie Culp
Lauren Marcinonis
Megan Miller
Mia Vera
Mollie Dudley
Polly Wilson
Sara Tucker
and more...

The zine release event will include a speaker from Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.
To retain anonymity, the event focuses around a poetry swap from contributors.
Zines will sell for $5 and 100% of the proceeds will go to PPSWO

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, May 20
Doors 7:00
Launch 7:30

Bring $5 with which to buy a zine/support PPSWO

BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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"After Walker Evans" - Chase Public Response Project XXII
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

"After Walker Evans" - Chase Public Response Project XXII

We announce the 22nd installment of the Chase Public Response Project: On May 18th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Photographer Sherrie Levine’s 1981 series “After Walker Evans,” in which the artist shot reproductions of Depression-era photographs by Walker Evans (which were made ubiquitous after being featured in the book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”) and then presented them as her own artwork without manipulation of the images.

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 

THE RESPONDENTS//

Matthew Shackleford | Abby Friend
Rachelle Caplan | Tyrone Williams
Chris Glass | Om Srivastava
Elyse Johnson

ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by Pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled monthly to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

ABOUT CHASE PUBLIC//
Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, a feminist sex shop, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Thursday, May 18th
Doors at 7:00
Performance at 7:30

Free!

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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Hispanic American Rock Culture: A Hidden History of Rock Music
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Hispanic American Rock Culture: A Hidden History of Rock Music

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Chase Public is proud to host an exploration of Rock and Roll in Hispanic American culture, led and organized by Giovanni Bello.

Almost all the general guides of Rock music somehow manage to elude the Rock culture in Spanish speaking countries. The influence played by North American mass media in Hispanic cities is enormous, and Rock music, as part of it, developed a unique history in those places. In this brief talk, Bello is going to share musical excerpts of some of the most interesting bands of that history. 

If you want to take a look at some of the songs, these are the links:
1. Los Saicos – Demolición - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVaaDLwWvI
2. Los Destellos – Guajira sicodélica - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SsolOTSxo8
3. Os Mutantes – Bat macumba - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqKBCJL4GNo
4. Spinetta (Pescado Rabioso) – La sed verdadera -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t961w7P7FR0
5. Wara – Altiplano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W06jdXxmgmg
6. Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota – Preso en mi ciudad -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxz8yGsZi8w
7. Caifanes – La negra Tomasa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGbKivTTQ2U
8. Silvania – Oval - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_iazJPJbc
9. Charly García – No bombardeen Buenos Aires -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7fXoJZLzY0
10. Fanny y los + – Quiénes son esos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E7nZa7zFaY
11. Fun People – Take over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOmmGNzEvs0
12. Mano Negra – Peligro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1nSWumUp4I
13. Café Tacuba – Déjate caer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfwlDbUuJ50
14. Nacho Vegas – Noches árticas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0lKadBGMng
15. Juana Molina – No es tan cierto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_skyoS63yC4&t=2179s
16. Él mató a un policía motorizado – El fuego que hemos construido -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHPlK0Ig9R4

Giovanni Bello, MA student of Romance Languages and Literatures at University of Cincinnati

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Friday, March 3rd
Doors 7:00
Presentation 7:30

Free, Donations encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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"What Does the Future Look Like?" - Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance Showcase
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

"What Does the Future Look Like?" - Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance Showcase

Join the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Chase Public in Northside for the "What Does the Future Look Like?" showcase. “What Does the Future Look Like?” is the culmination of several sessions which gave kids, teens and young adults throughout Greater Cincinnati the chance to show us their interpretations of what they think the future looks like. The event will feature:

· Videos created at the TeenSpot at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
· Readings by students at Aiken and Hughes high schools as part of WordPlay’s WordUP program
· Work by students at WordPlay’s Young Writers Circle
· Spoken word poetry by students in Elementz' Voices of Freedom program

For more information about Midwest BSFA, visitmidwestbsfa.wordpress.com or contact them at midwestbsfa@gmail.com.

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Readings from Clair Suer and John Mabery, Music from Andrew Aragon
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Readings from Clair Suer and John Mabery, Music from Andrew Aragon

Chase Public is excited to host readers Claire Nyles Suer and John William Mabery, as well as musician Andrew Aragon. Many thanks to Shawn Braley for organizing. 

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Claire Nyles Suer lives in Northside and is learning to play the ukulele. She co-founded the Cincy Straddlers, a social meet-up group for queer women, trans people, and their friends. She's currently writing a novel about Gender Pirates.

John William Mabery is a Cincinnati-based writer and Public Ally. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Mr. Mabery's brand of creative non-fiction combines observations from his past with existential ruminations. He recently released "Cassette Tapes + 3," a spoken-word collection of short stories, which is available at www.noparticularorder.org. 

Andrew Aragon has the hair of an angel and voice of a lady who likes to sing to cats. He's usually hiding while on stage supporting other bands, but occasionally emerges like the cicada brood to practice calls from the top of Mt. Rumpke
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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Tuesday, February 21
Doors 7:00
Show 7:30

Free, Donations encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt

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Chase Public Response Project XIX - "A Trip to the Moon"
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chase Public Response Project XIX - "A Trip to the Moon"

It is with great pleasure that we announce the nineteenth installment in the Chase Public Response Project. On February 16th, seven exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Georges Méliès’ 1902 short film, “A Trip to the Moon” in which a group of astronomers travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite. 

The respondents have been given free range to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, game, anything. We explore most effectively when welook through all available angles. 

THE RESPONDENTS//
Nancy Paraskevopoulos | Skip Cullen
Laila B. Hameen | Rillon Lee
Norman Finkelstein | Abby Vice
Jeb Brack

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Poetry: Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, Charles Gabel
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, Charles Gabel

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Chase Public is proud to host readings from Sho Sugita, Audrey Patterson, and Charles Gabel. 

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Sho Sugita - is on a reading tour for Spiral Staircase: Collected Poems of Hirato Renkichi

Once called “the Marinetti of Japan,” Hirato Renkichi produced a unique brand of Futurism from the late 1910s and early 1920s through poetry, criticism, and guerrilla performance. Contributing to the earliest productions of Japanese avant-garde poetry, his aggressive experimentation with speed, spatialization, and performability would later influence what became a lively community of Dadaist and Surrealist writers in pre-war Japan.

About Spiral Staircase, musician and writer David Grubbs writes: “Translator Sho Sugita’s ingenious handling of the high-impact, anxiously mutating poetry of Hirato Renkichi… brings into sharp focus a momentous, of-the-moment figure little known in the English-speaking world.” 

Sho Sugita lives in Matsumoto, Japan. His recent poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in VOLT, Poems by Sunday, Chicago Review, 6x6, Lana Turner, Paperbag, A Perimeter, and Asymptote.

Audrey Patterson - 

Charles Gabel - (b. 1986) is a poet living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pieces of his manuscript Oracular Organism can be found in Dreginald, New Delta Review, Portable Boog Reader, and The Journal Petra.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, February 15th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Donations encouraged for traveling writers / Buy some books.

BYOB, Respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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Consent Workshop
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Consent Workshop

Chase Public and the DIY Conflict Mediation group are happy to host a community workshop and discussion on the topic of radical, enthusiastic consent. We are striving to educate on healthy consent practices, have discussion on what consent encompasses, and how to build a consent culture as an alternative to rape culture.

The workshop, led by Gillis Lynn will last no longer than two hours, and there will be time for discussion.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, February 11
Workshop begins at 6:00

Free, Donations encouraged.

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Easier Left Unsaid Zine Launch Event
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Easier Left Unsaid Zine Launch Event

Chase Public is excited to celebrate the zine launch for "Easier Left Unsaid." Featuring readings from Kamal Kimball, Clarity Amerin, Tyler King, Blake Lipper, Jonathan Gallienne and Dionte Lewis.

The creator of the zine, Cate McCall, wanted to design a small space meant to showcase the talents and passions of young, up-and-coming creative types.
Its focus follows the ideas of anything currently politically based, strange theories, conspiracies, things out of the ordinary, counter- intuitive societal perceptions, and deep personal truths, and allows artists to approach the topic of choice as creatively as they see fit. 
The impetus is to give voice to people and issues that mainstream media tends to avoid, and to explore humanness and identity in a way that leads to discovery and discussion.

Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Friday, February 10
Doors: 7:00
Readings: 7:30

Donations encouraged

BYOB, Respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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Poetry: Harris Wheeler, Madge Maril, Belinda Cai, Elyse Johnson
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Harris Wheeler, Madge Maril, Belinda Cai, Elyse Johnson

Chase Public is proud to host readings from Harris Wheeler, Madge Maril, Belinda Cai, and Elyse Johnson.

Harris Wheeler - is a sophomore sculpture major and creative writing minor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, she now lives in Over-the-Rhine where she spends her time knitting, and dancing and/ or crying to Angel Olsen. Occasionally all at the same time.

Madge Maril - gave up poetry in 2016. She is the associate editor of Family Tree Magazine and a contributor at Cincinnati CityBeat. She will be reading from her new book of poetry, Mutton, which her partner describes as 'literary'. Michael Cera came to her last reading but left due to a panic attack.

Belinda Cai - is a journalist, writer and public radio producer. baby musician, astral projection, former hypochondriac and part-time sad girl. can only keep two plants alive at a time. https://belindacai.com/

Elyse Johnson - is an artist working in Cincinnati, OH and graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Johnson uses performance, video, and language to investigate loops in nature, visual culture, and intimacy.elysejohnsonartist.com

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Monday, February 6th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Free, Free.

BYOB, Respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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Guard Your Digital Privacy
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Guard Your Digital Privacy

You care about your privacy, but it's easy to feel overwhelmed about all the files, photos, financial information and messages on the online services and devices you use. Get a better grip at this class on digital privacy at Chase Public.

You'll practice making strong passwords you can remember by using password recipes and dice. You'll be introduced to programs for your computer and smartphone that can create and securely store your passwords. And you'll prepare to change your password habits so you don't go back to "12345678".

You'll also learn how to use online devices more securely. Learn the dangers of coffee shop WiFi, insecure messaging platforms, phishing emails that try to convince you to sign in to real-looking websites, and web ads used to track your online activity. Do some basic threat modeling with us and decide what you need to protect the most.

This free class is led by Chase Public's Nathan Swartzendruber. He's taught technology in public libraries and university classrooms. His password keeper is currently storing 927 items.

 

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Poetry: Megan Martin and Geoffrey Woolf
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Megan Martin and Geoffrey Woolf

Chase Public is happy to host a reading from two of our favorite local writers, Megan Martin and Geoffrey Woolf. 

Geoffrey Woolf // lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is a Professor of English and Literature at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. His work has appeared in publications, including The Cincinnati Poetry Review, Smartish Pace, and Poet Lore. He is the author of three collections: When You’re not Here I Notice Things (2002) Bogeyman (2012) and Learn to Love Explosives (2016). He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and The Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University.

“ Woolf wields a fierce and genuine wit against flim-flam hopes, and his poems bring laughter and discomfort in equal measure.”
– Murray Shugars

Megan Martin // is the author of the tiny fiction collection NEVERS (Caketrain 2014) and a book of prose poems, Sparrow & Other Eulogies (Gold Wake 2011). She teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and lives in a weird house in Northside with three bratty cats. 

“[Martin] emerges from the tension between what is real, what is perceived, what is felt and what is completely imagined. What makes [her] such an amazing writer is that it’s hard to discern the differences—and it doesn’t even matter.”
– Melissa Broder

 

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Group Erasure Creation
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Group Erasure Creation

Erasure -- is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing a new set of meanings, questions, or suggestions. It lessens the trace of authorship but requires purposeful decision making. What does one want done to the original text? Does a gesture celebrate, denigrate, subvert, or efface the source completely? One can erase intuitively by focusing on musical and thematic elements or systematically by following a specific process regardless of the outcome.

So, let's make a really big one together. 

Join us at chase public- we will have a couple of 8x4 boards covered with source material and the assembled team (open to any and all) will give the old words a new creative life. Markers provided. Let's see what we come up with?

 

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Response Project XVIII: The Star Spangled Banner
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Response Project XVIII: The Star Spangled Banner

It is with great pleasure that we announce the eighteenth installment in the Chase Public Response Project. On January 19th, eight exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. It's also worth noting that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of The United States the following morning.

The respondents have been given free range to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, game, anything. We explore most effectively when we look through all available angles. 

THE RESPONDENTS//
Robert Inhuman | Loraine Wible
Desirae Hosley | Murray Shugars
Carl Truman | Micheal Wilson
Kelly Thomas | Surprise

ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by Pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled monthly to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

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Drone Writing Workshop - Nate May, Fritz Pape, Jennifer Simone
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Drone Writing Workshop - Nate May, Fritz Pape, Jennifer Simone

Compose your thoughts to ambient music.

Jennifer Simone, Nate May, and Fritz Pape combine! Coming in at out as they choose to create a nice long block of improvised, ambient, and drone sounds.

While they're doing their thing, you're encouraged to do yours. Bring a notebook and a pen, take this opportunity to use the sounds as a creative prompt; write down what comes to you.

There will be a microphone at the front of the room, and when you have some words or thoughts that you like- you can share them; right there in the moment. No signups, no line, just an organic process of give and take, create and listen and share.

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Cal Folger Day, Kate Wakefield + Guest, Benjamin Shepherd, James Meade
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Cal Folger Day, Kate Wakefield + Guest, Benjamin Shepherd, James Meade

Very excited to host a great show! Cal Folger Day, Benjamin Shepherd, Kate Wakefield + Mystery Guest, & James Meade.

Cal Folger Day (Dublin, Ireland) is presenting selections from two new operettas, "At the Roots of the Stars" from a 1919 play by Djuna Barnes; and "The Woods & Grandma", a profile of Lady Augusta Gregory, folklorist & theatre impresario from the west of Ireland.

Cal Folger Day’s music is available at calfolgerday.bandcamp.com 

Benjamin Shepherd (Richmond, VA) // is not soundgarden.

Benjamin Shepherd has music up at benjaminshepherd.bandcamp.comincluding his new single "You Got Caught"


Kate Wakefield + Mystery Guest // Cincinnati cello queen Kate Wakefield is a classically trained opera singer who lost her mind, and went off the tracks into a field where good things grow. This night, she’ll be stretching her limits and testing new waters alongside a ~*~very mysterious~*~ collaborator. Who will it be? What will they do? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You can hear Kate at https://katewakefield.bandcamp.com/ and https://lunglunglung.bandcamp.com/releases


James Meade // a Kentucky native, is a Classical Guitarist currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. James holds a B.M. Performance from Eastern Kentucky University and completed his M.M. Performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In 2015 James released his first official album entitled Canción. 

James’ music is up at https://jamesmeadeguitarist.bandcamp.com/releases

$5 suggested donation to support internationally traveling artists.

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Do Your Heroes
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Do Your Heroes

Do Your Heroes is an experiment in Open Mic thought process: It invites all interested people to attend and share with the crowd any poems they'd like- so long as they did not write the poems themselves. 

So come, read and share the poems you love, the poems that inspire you. Hear what your community members love and are inspired by - talk about it, learn new things. Be exposed to surprise. 

This is a casual coming together - a chance to spend time in other people's dreams. 

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Post-Xmas with LAZERQUEST, Ofir Klemperer, and Gingerbread Houses
Dec
26
8:00 PM20:00

Post-Xmas with LAZERQUEST, Ofir Klemperer, and Gingerbread Houses

Christmas Day 2016 will have decended into the great rolling shadow of the past - one among many relics of nostalgia captured in digital photographs and the trap of our individual and collective memory. Much of the food will have been eaten, many presents opened, and merry times had. But the finest carols, my friends, have waited to be sung. December 26th- Yule for all ears, a celebration of friends and fun.

LAZERQUEST - (Chris Reeves & Loraine Wible) Lazerquest's exegesis is Franco-American inspired dada dated future dance music cathexis. H&R Blockism vs. ontologicore. For parties only. This time? A Christmas party.

OFIR KLEMPERER - (b. 1982, Haifa, Israel) currently lives in Cincinnati OH and is a composer, improviser, singer/song writer, and producer. He received his M.Mus. from the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, The Netherlands. Leaning heavily on his Korg MS-20, Ofir writes melodic lines, and orchestrates classical instruments together with punk and electronics, applying pop oriented music into an experimental and noise approach. Today though? Christmas songs. 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS CEREMONY - Bring a gingerbread house and submit it for judgment. There are basically no rules for this, and the judgment will be completely subjective. Interested in hosting a get together where you and your friends can build gingerbread constructions? please do that. All entries will be considered, and will be subject to massive scrutiny by the surprise guest judge. 

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