#CHIEVENTS Congo Square Theatre Opens Silver Room Block Party

Everyone loves the Silver Room on Milwaukee Ave for their favorite pieces of choice jewelry and know that spot is THE lifestyle spot to be seen being fabulous.

Everyone also knows that their annual Block Party is one of Chicago’s hidden in plain sight jewels in the summer. Low key, easy going, full of eye candy and people watching…the block party is a summer must DO each year.  This year’s theme for the annual event is “A BETTER WORLD” and our friends at Congo Square Theater are doing their part to being art for arts sake into a better world.

This year, Congo Square Theater gets in on the fun with an exclusive – the ensemble is opening Silver Room’s Block Party this year with an homage to hip hop.

This Saturday July 16th @ 12 noon we will all be welcomed to the event by Congo Square Ensemble member and Artistic Director Daniel Bryant, who will introduce a short scene from  Kesav M. Wable’s For Flow.  The piece is directed by Congo Square Ensemble member Tracey N. Bonner and featuring Kamal Bolden and Jerod Haynes.

12Noon… Saturday July 16th… BE THERE.
Info follows… see you out there!

This Saturday, July 16th is The Silver Room’s 9th Annual Sound System Block Party “A Better World,” which will be held from Noon to 10 PM at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Evergreen Avenue.

This highly anticipated event welcomes thousands from all over the Chicagoland area and beyond to enjoy a day long festival of people, unity, art, fashion and music. Arrive early for activities that the whole family will enjoy. Below is the line-up schedule:


Noon Welcome by Daniel Bryant and Congo Square Theater
12:05 Life Recycled Puppetery
12:25 Dance Lab Studios
12:45 Kuumba Lynx
1:10 Magic Carpet
1:45 Urban Stomp with Toseima Jiles
2:00 Velvette
3:20 FM Supreme
3:50 Koku Gonza
4:20 O’my’s
5:00 DJ Scratch
6:00 Threads and Treads Fashion Show
with Copenhagen Cyclery and Brooklyn Industries
6:30 Theaster Gates and the Mississippi Black Monks
7:30 Joi Cardwell
8:00-10 Ron Trent


11-12:30 Brotha Onaci
12:30 – 2 Joe Bryl
2-3:30 Mario Romay
3:30 3:45 Cecelia Weiss Bambara
3:45 5:15 Steve Miggedy Maestro
5:15 -6:45 Tess Kissner
6:45 – 7 Belly Dancing with Pheadra Darwis
7:00 – 8:30 Redux
8:30 – 10 Hollywood Holt


11-12:30 Nigel Gillet
12:30 – 2:00 Gene Hunt
2:00 – 3:30 Zebo
3:30 – 4:00 Milly Mango
4:00 – 5:30 Brian Reaves
5:30 – 6pm Prob Cause
6pm -7:30 Lego
7:30 till 8 10 ille
8 – 9 Earn Money
9 – 10 Raj Mahal

Personal Privilege
Eye Want
Artemios Bakery
Worm Hole
Bar Bar Black Sheep
Pork Chop
Bagel on Damen
Health Source Chiropractic / Dr. Olsen
Heat Restaurant Wicker Park
Blue Line

An exclusive radio interview! Friday morning at 9:00 am on WBEZ91.5’s Eight Forty-Eight, catch Alison Cuddy and The Silver Room’s Eric Williams discuss the driving force behind Mr. Williams’ vision for the Wicker Park jewelry store that has been a mecca of music, art, fashion and cultural influence for the past 13 years. Not to be missed.

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