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DIY Recording Workshop

Feb 3rd, 2016 by info | Comments Off on DIY Recording Workshop

So you’ve written a song or two (or maybe a whole bunch!), now what? Girls Rock! Chicago is partnering with Chicago Women in Trades and Resonate to bring you this empowering program all about do-it-yourself recording. No studio time or expensive equipment necessary! Attendees will get a chance to learn and practice methods for recording their own music at home, as well as information about finding the right gear for home recording.

Date: Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: 2444 W. 16th St., #16 (Chicago Women in Trades Office – free parking available!)
Cost: Between $10 – $40 per person (sliding scale)
Capacity: 40

Attendees: Anyone ages 12 & up who identifies as a girl/woman, transgender (regardless of identity), and/or gender nonconforming. Guardians of any gender identity may attend with participants under 18 for free, but guardians are not required. Please note that this workshop is open to women, transgender, and gender nonconforming folks over the age of 18 too!

Activities: Participants will learn about and practice home recording methods. Workshop leaders will also discuss selecting the right gear for recording music at home.

Apply for our DIY Recording Workshop Here!

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator Jess at or 773 289 2670.
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Introduction to Guitar Workshop

Jan 5th, 2016 by info | Comments Off on Introduction to Guitar Workshop

Have you and your camper ever wanted to play guitar, but didn’t think you could? Let GR!C kickstart you into playing a new instrument! During this workshop, we’ll go over the basics of the guitar, what kind of equipment you’ll need and where to find good prices.

Date: Sunday, January 17th 2016
Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
Location: 1530 W. Superior St. (Our office in the UK Village)
Cost: $10 – $40 per pair; $5 – $20 for any additional group members
Capacity: 30
Activities: We’ll learn in pairs! All levels of the guitar are welcome. The objective of this workshop is for family pairs to help each other learn the basics of guitar in a mutually empowering way. If your camper knows more than you, let’s empower them to teach YOU some new skills! You and your camper will help each other learn from our very own guitar champion and volunteer, Carrie Shemanski.

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator Jess at or 773 289 2670.

Apply for our Introduction to Guitar Workshop Here!

Camper Holiday Reunion Drop-In Day!

Dec 16th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Camper Holiday Reunion Drop-In Day!

2015 campers! You’re invited to come hang out with Girls Rock! Chicago over your winter break on December 30th! We’ll be revisiting some favorite camp workshops including t-shirt surgery and button and zine making. This is a drop-in style program occurring the afternoon of Wednesday, December 30th. Campers are not required to attend for the whole day.

We are so excited to celebrate 10 years of girls rocking by starting our foray into school year programming with this workshop day.

We hope you’ll join us for this super fun day of crafts & rock!

Date: Wednesday, December 30th
Time: 12 PM – 5 PM
Location: 1530 W. Superior St. (Our office in the UK Village)
Cost: $0 – $20 (Based on a sliding scale)
Capacity: 25
Activities: A small, drop-in style program for campers to catch up with their friends from camp and make crafts. We’ll be making zines, buttons, and up-cycling t-shirts.
Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator Jess at or 773 289 2670.

Apply here!

Chicago Women Musicians We Love

Nov 24th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Chicago Women Musicians We Love

There are so many amazing women making music in Chicago! We wanted to take a moment to celebrate and share some of our favorites with you. Check out this Spotify playlist and let us know what you think. Who are your favorites? We’d love to add them!

YOU’RE INVITED! Autumn Auction

Oct 12th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on YOU’RE INVITED! Autumn Auction

We are pleased to announce that Girls Rock! Chicago will be hosting our Sixth Annual Autumn Auction at the beautiful Chicago Athletic Association in the Loop. We hope that you’ll join us for this signature event and help us bring 2015 to a successful close. Stay tuned for details and updates about all of the great experiences and items we’ll have for you to bid on!

6th Annual Autumn Auction Invite

Girls Rock! Chicago’s Board of Directors presents…

A U T U M N   A U C T I O N
Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 PM

The Game Room
Chicago Athletic Association Association
12 South Michigan Avenue
$50 advance tickets / $75 at the door

~ All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago ~

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Available for purchase here

T H E   B I D D I N G   T A B L E :

Goodies to be announced soon.

I N F O   &   R S V P :

Photos of the event by Kate Scott Photography:

Women in Music Poster Show

Oct 11th, 2015 by info | Comments Off on Women in Music Poster Show

We hop you’ll join us Saturday, November 7th from 7 – 10 PM at LivingRoom Gallery (1530 W. Superior St.) for the opening of the group poster show “Women in Music.” Girls Rock! and LivingRoom Realty are teaming up to curate a group poster show celebrating women and transgender musicians.

We’ve asked some amazing artists to design posters of influential musicians they love, including Beyonce, Kim Deal, Patti Smith, Kathleen Hanna, Debbie Harry, PJ Harvey, Sade, and more… DJ Sarah Frier will be spinning the tunes, Revolution Brewery will be providing the drinks, and Sweet Cakes will be providing the sweets. Come on out and buy an awesome poster for yourself and your friend!

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Featuring screen printed posters by:

Alana Bailey, A.J. Barks, Jessica Caponigro, Ethan D’Ercole, Wyatt Grant, Coco Grzeca, Dan Grzeca, Kathleen Judge, Walker Kampf-Lassin, Kiyomi Kimble, Ashlee Mays, Erin Page, Alexandrea Pataky, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, & Tara Zanzig.

Posters will be on sale for $25 & up, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Girls Rock! Chicago. Hope to see you there!

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