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.

"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

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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.

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

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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

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"

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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

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.

Consent Workshop
Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Consent Workshop

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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.

Easier Left Unsaid Zine Launch Event
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Easier Left Unsaid Zine Launch Event

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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.

Poetry: Harris Wheeler, Madge Maril, Belinda Cai, Elyse Johnson
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

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

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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.

Guard Your Digital Privacy
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

Guard Your Digital Privacy

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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.

 

Poetry: Megan Martin and Geoffrey Woolf
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry: Megan Martin and Geoffrey Woolf

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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

 

Group Erasure Creation
Jan
23
7:30 pm19:30

Group Erasure Creation

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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?

 

Response Project XVIII: The Star Spangled Banner
Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Response Project XVIII: The Star Spangled Banner

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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. 

Drone Writing Workshop - Nate May, Fritz Pape, Jennifer Simone
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

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

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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.

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

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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.

Do Your Heroes
Jan
4
7:00 pm19:00

Do Your Heroes

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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. 

Post-Xmas with LAZERQUEST, Ofir Klemperer, and Gingerbread Houses
Dec
26
8:00 pm20:00

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

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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. 

The Best Thing You Ever Did With Your Family
Dec
21
7:30 pm19:30

The Best Thing You Ever Did With Your Family

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Last year Chase Public asked the question; “What is The Best Thing You Ever Did?” and the people answered. The variety and range of responses left us very emotionally stretched, enticed, confused, but unquestionably satisfied. We knew we needed to do an event like that again, but sought a way to narrow the prompt’s scope in the aim of expanding perspective.

So, now we pose the question once more, with a twist, what is The Best Thing You Ever Did WITH YOUR FAMILY? the definition of “best” is very much up to interpretation. It can be as proud, as austere, as inspiring, as light-hearted, or as cynical as you’d like. Take some time now to think about it, consider your story. On Wednesday, December 21st, come share it with the room. And bring all of your friends. This will be exponentially better the more people come and share. 

The Three Rules:
You’ve got 3 minutes. If you go beyond three minutes, Sunny Wilson is going to hit you with a gong.

It’s gotta be true.

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

A Dance Between Dana Franklin & Millie-Christine [Napoleon Maddox, Eddy Kwon, Mike Fleisch]
Dec
18
7:30 pm19:30

A Dance Between Dana Franklin & Millie-Christine [Napoleon Maddox, Eddy Kwon, Mike Fleisch]

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A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine:

Choreography illustrated, played and made alive by: 
Napoleon Maddox - poetry, vocals & sound collage
Eddy Kwon - violin
Mike Fleisch - live illustration

This performance will merge the real lives of Millie-Christine McKoy (subjects of Napoleon Maddox's Feb 22 -24, CAC show Twice the First Time) with Octavia Butler's science fiction character, Dana, from the novel ‘Kindred.’ This is one of a series of works in progress. Maddox looks at multiple ways to rediscover and draw strength from the story of his great-grand aunts, Millie-Christine. With this performance he summons them in the way a character in peril called for Dana to cross space in time to save his life. 

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About Millie-Christine McKoy // Born into slavery in 1851, conjoined twins Millie-Christine lived an extraordinary life jumping between autonomy and captivity, emancipation and exploitation. While Millie-Christine were inspected and labeled sideshow freaks, they defiantly self-identified as "beautifully and wonderfully made.” 

About Dana Franklin from ‘Kindred’ // A courageous, compassionate, and independent African-American woman writer who celebrates her twenty-sixth birthday in 1976. She is the protagonist and the narrator of the story. She is forced to travel through time and space to a slave plantation in antebellum Maryland. On the plantation, she must learn to make hard compromises to survive as a slave and to ensure her existence in her own time

Discussion Based Workshop - "A Dance Between: Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine"
Dec
18
6:00 pm18:00

Discussion Based Workshop - "A Dance Between: Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine"

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Prior to “A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine” Chase Public invites you to a discussion based workshop led by Napoleon Maddox. 

Maddox will lead the group through discussions on and select readings from ‘Kindred,’ a novel by Octavia Butler and ‘Conjoined Twins in Black and White,’ a nonfiction collection edited by Linda Frost. These two texts will play heavily into the performance which follows the workshop- and this discussion based workshop will allow audience members to gain and exchange perspectives. “A Dance Between Dana Franklin and Millie-Christine” is a work in progress, and Maddox hopes to integrate the discussion and ideas brought up in the workshop into future iterations of the performance. 

Poetry: Mike Lala, Avril Thurman, Tyrone Williams
Dec
17
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry: Mike Lala, Avril Thurman, Tyrone Williams

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Chase Public is excited to host a reading from 2016's Colorado Prize for Poetry winner Mike Lala, Tyrone Williams (who made the selection), and Avril Thurman.

Tyrone Williams - teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). 

Mike Lala - is the author of Exit Theater (2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Tyrone Williams), as well as several chapbooks, most recently In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review, 2016) and Twenty-Four Exits (A Closet Drama) (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). A poet who works with text, recorded sound, and, occasionally, images, his work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, the Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, the Awl, and Volt. He lives in New York. www.mikelala.com

Avril Thurman - was born in a log cabin in Brown County, Indiana. She has shown visual work in Brooklyn, Memphis, Philadelphia, Reims (France), and many beloved independent Cincinnati galleries. She has been a Junie in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and her poems have been published in the Madcap Poetry Review, and in Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, and Light Industrial Safety. 

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Saturday, Dec. 17th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Free event, bring money and buy books.

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

Chase Public Response Project XVII - "TV Buddha" by Nam June Paik
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

Chase Public Response Project XVII - "TV Buddha" by Nam June Paik

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the seventeenth installment in the Chase Public Response Project. On December 15th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Nam June Paik’s video installation piece, TV Buddha. 

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//
Marc Governanti | Kailah Ware
Ashley Walton | William Howe
Walter Park | TBA

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. 

Women Helping Women at Chase Public
Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Women Helping Women at Chase Public

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Chase Public is proud to team up with Women Helping Women to host a workshop on issues surrounding women’s safety and security in contemporary social culture. The workshop will cover the services that Women Helping Women provides, as well as an overview of Domestic Violence and Rape Culture. There will be a Q&A and discussion following the information session.

We believe that a well informed community is the greatest tool in the fight for a more just and equal society- when a group of people can come together with the strength of their convictions, empathy, and understanding, there is no limit to their potential. We hope you join us.

Donations to support Women Helping Women strongly encouraged.

[Literature] A reading from & discussion of Ionesco's Rhinoceros
Dec
4
6:30 pm18:30

[Literature] A reading from & discussion of Ionesco's Rhinoceros

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Writers John Ray and Pauletta Hansel and Chase Public invite you to join us for a participatory reading and discussion of excerpts from Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros and other works of dystopian and possibly prophetic fiction. Rhinoceros was the subject of a November 11 New York Times opinion piece, "A Time for Refusal." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/magazine/a-time-for-refusal.html. The contributor, Teju Cole wrote, "Eugène Ionesco was French-Romanian. He wrote Rhinoceros in 1958 as a response to totalitarian movements in Europe, but he was influenced specifically by his experience of fascism in Romania in the 1930s. Ionesco wanted to know why so many people give in to these poisonous ideologies. How could so many get it so wrong? The play, an absurd farce, was one way he grappled with this problem."


How do we--artists, readers, citizens-- use art to reveal, reflect, respond, repudiate, resist? Are the questions Ionesco raises the questions we need to ask today? Who else is speaking to us through their art? How does our own art talk back? 


We'll read parts of the play, plus selections from works like "1984" and "Fahrenheit 451." with a combination of actors and volunteers from the audience and then use it as a springboard for our own discussion.

Poetry: Jameson, Khosla, Kimball, Wood
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry: Jameson, Khosla, Kimball, Wood

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Chase Public is very pleased to host a poetry reading from Conor Jameson, Ryan Khosla, Kamal Kimball, and Andrew Wood.

Conor Jameson - 

Ryan Khosla - is a poet, artist, and student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is the co-director of the Courage Friends poetry and art collective.

Kamal Kimball - is a poet living and breathing in Cincinnati. Through her work she seeks to explore the magic hiding in the quotidian. She holds a degree in social work from OSU with a minor in English. She works as a grant writer for a local homeless shelter, and spends her free time trying to do something about the fact that we're hurtling towards destruction.

Andrew Wood - 

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Friday, December 2nd
Doors: 7:00
Reading: 7:30

Donations encouraged

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

"Laid Off" - a one woman show from Laila B. Hameen
Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

"Laid Off" - a one woman show from Laila B. Hameen

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Chase Public is proud to host “Laid Off...” a one woman show from Laila B. Hameen.

Down time, temporary severance pay, and a fresh broken heart. Hameen developed "Laid Off..", after getting laid off from her full time job in corporate radio.

"Laid Off...," is a resume review on self esteem, childhood memories of domestic violence, dating mishaps, and turning to acting and writing for a creative outlet.

Often times when individuals hit the "Big 3-0", they wonder about their purpose in the world, and if they are truly doing what they aspire to do. When you're lost, sometimes you have to "lay" out
the map,find the source of the problem(s), and sever the ties to some baggage along the way. 

http://laidoffonewomanseries.webs.com/
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"Laila Hameen shines performing her one woman show "Laid Off". Laughs, tears and an all out stunning performance. Laila Hameen has the power and presence to rival any Hollywood star on the screen today."
-lana Read,
Director, Garnet Films

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, November 30th
Doors: 7:00
Show: 7:30

Donations Encouraged

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

The Chase Public Response Project XVI: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (II)
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

The Chase Public Response Project XVI: Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (II)

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the sixteenth installment in the Chase Public Response Project. On November 17th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to the second movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1960 composition String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (Op. 110). 

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//
Ashley Greathouse | Scott Holzman
Quinn Kummer | Sam Ferris Morris
Megan Scharff | Anastasiya Yatsuk

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Thursday, November 17th
Doors at 7:00
Performance at 7:30

Free!

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

Poetry and Pie (Day)
Mar
14
7:30 pm19:30

Poetry and Pie (Day)

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I read in a nice cooking magazine that it is important to pay special attention to pairings. Tonight we give you poetry and pie. On this holy day of crusted desserts, come have some - wash it down with some utterances and exclaimations, reflections from 5 excellent poets.

(it's somebody's birthday, guess who?)

Madge Maril //

is a multimedia performance artist from Cincinnati,  Ohio. Madge has been published by Chappess, Parallax, & soon ANON magazine. Madge was excommunicated from the village church of Barlett, Illinois at the age of 16 for witchcraft.

Sheldon Belcher //

I'm horrible at bios...yeah...totally not the greatest but if I had to sum up my artistic adventures and misadventures, I would say that they my times as a musician can be summed up as one big learning experience. I believe life is about the layers we add to it to make the life we were given our own. I think that life revolves heavily on change..even as I'm typing this, I was not the same person I was three seconds ago. It's fact... I embrace that change, no matter how big or small. It's all apart of the layers I'm adding to my life's story. ...Why talk about life instead of a regular bio? Hmm, I could tell you I grew in a housing project or my Father had an 142 I.Q...I could even tell you that I have trouble pronouncing "anonymity". None of that matters if you dont understand how I view the life that I'm living.

Megan Hague //

Kendall Jolley //

Joshua Kruer //

Seeking to expose the absurdity of normality in our society, he now views the humble experience of sharing a meal as the most effective art and political act in deconditioning a sort of estrangement from one another which has become so commonplace. You could call it something like, "intersectional guerilla foodshares", but, hey, let's just eat some pie.

Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Northside, 45223

Monday, 3.14(1592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375)
Doors 7:30, Reading starts at 8:00

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

Donations to a good cause

FREE.

Ofir Klemperer's Improv Choir Workshop & Tyler Damon
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Ofir Klemperer's Improv Choir Workshop & Tyler Damon

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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.

Ofir's Improv Choir //

(b. ????, ????, ????) is you. All of you. Ofir will instruct the audience, teaching them a toolbox 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 fun.)

Tyler Damon //

(b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH USA) is a Bloomington, Indiana based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation. Operating primarily as a soloist, Tyler is also currently involved in duo exhibitions with guitarist Tashi Dorji (Bhutan/Asheville, NC) and bassist Darin Gray (St. Louis/Edwardsville, IL), as well as the recently formed Chicago free jazz outfit the Mars Williams Quartet.

Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, March 12
7:30 doors, 8:00 show

Free - Donations encouraged for our out of town guest, gotta give a little give a little love.

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

Gabel / Heldman / Clifford / Price
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Gabel / Heldman / Clifford / Price

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Chase Public is happy to host a poetry reading featuring Charles Gabel, Emma Heldman, Pat Clifford, and Brett Price.

Charles Gabel //

Charles Gabel's poetry can be found in Dreginald and New Delta Review, and he was recently a finalist for New Delta Review's 2016 chapbook prize. He lives in Northside and co-edits the Northside Review.

Pat Clifford //

Pat Clifford’s poems and essays can be found online at Kaurab, Jacket Magazine and PennSound. His ongoing collaboration with Aryanil Mukherjee has produced the books Chaturangik/SQUARES (CinnamonTeal, 2009) and The Memorandum/MOU (Kaurab, 2011).

Emma Heldman //

Emma Heldman has BA from OU in creative writing. Her chapbook was recently a finalist with Damask Press. Her poems can be found on Prelude Magazine, Queen Mob's Tea House, and others. She is also a member of A Burning Bush collective.

Brett Price //

Brett Price is a poet and editor. He’s been a curator for the Friday Late Night Series at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City and the general manager for Ugly Duckling Presse, for which he now serves on the advisory board.

Tuesday, March 8
7:00 doors, 7:30 reading

Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati OH 45223

BYOB Respectfully, disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt

Free, donations always appreciated.

Megan Martin & Sarah McCarry
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

Megan Martin & Sarah McCarry

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Chase Public is happy to present a poetry reading that we believe will be very, very fine. Hero of our local hearts, Megan Martin, and a visitor from the world of all good things, Sarah McCarry, share selections of their work with the assembled crowd.

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.

Sarah McCarry (www.therejectionist.com / @therejectionist) //

is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs, Dirty Wings, and About A Girl, and the editor and publisher of the chapbook series Guillotine. Her work has been nominated for the Norton Award and shortlisted for the Tiptree award, and she is the recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Glamour, Book Riot, Tor.com, and elsewhere.

Saturday, February 27th
7pm doors, 7:30 reading.

Free, good people give donations when they can.

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