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23 Local Vendors At Glenwood Sunday Market

23 Local Vendors At Glenwood Sunday Market

The nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is excited to announce the 23 vendors for the 15th anniversary season of the Glenwood Sunday Market. The market will run every Sunday from June 2 to October 27 (except for June 30 and August 18) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held on southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt Avenues, on the west side of the CTA Red Line Morse stop. This season's market features a diverse range of products, including meat, produce, dairy, honey, baked goods, sweets, coffee, tofu, popsicles, and flowers. Additionally, free kids' activities have been newly added to enhance the market experience. Established in 2009 through the grassroots efforts of the Rogers Park community, the Glenwood Sunday Market has played a significant role in supporting the local food system, generating revenue for farmers, stimulating regional economic growth, combating food insecurity, and fostering a community space. In 2023, the market had a substantial economic impact, providing an immediate benefit of approximately $1.5 million to farmers and food artisans. The 23 vendors served over 40,000 shoppers, resulting in $620,000 spent at adjacent businesses and a total economic impact of $4.7 million on the community. Additionally, $34,000 was raised for food access initiatives in Rogers Park. The Glenwood Sunday Market has evolved into a vibrant hub, attracting both residents and visitors while fostering a strong sense of community spirit. Donations to support the market's continued positive impact can be made at [www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org](https://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/).

Lifeline Theatre Adaptation of Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" Rings True In The Age Of AI

Lifeline Theatre Adaptation of Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" Rings True In The Age Of AI

Lifeline Theatre, a venerable institution in Rogers Park, skillfully breathes life into Kurt Vonnegut's timeless masterpiece, "Cat's Cradle." This adaptation transports the audience into the vividly imagined world of Vonnegut, whose novel first graced our literary landscape six decades ago. With masterful satire, Vonnegut delves into the perilous interplay of burgeoning technology, scientific exploration, and the grip of a counterfeit organized religion, ultimately spelling out humanity's path to self-destruction. In an era brimming with AI and technological marvels, the narrative strikes a resounding chord with a society increasingly captivated and concerned by the relentless march of innovation. Furthermore, it aligns with the current resurgence of fascination surrounding the atomic bomb, as epitomized by the blockbuster hit "Oppenheimer." Vonnegut's cautionary tale reverberates more poignantly than ever, urging us to ponder the consequences of progress. Under the astute direction of Heather Currie, "Cat's Cradle" reminds us that science and technology will eternally advance, but it is our solemn duty as humans to grapple with the repercussions of our own ingenuity. In an enlightening interview, Currie eloquently expounds on the enduring power of satire in helping us confront the darkest aspects of our human nature, all while retaining our capacity to find humor amidst the shadows. At its core, this narrative compels us to confront pivotal questions about our identity as individuals, as Americans, and as stewards of our shared destiny. How can we rise to the challenge and do better? "Cat's Cradle" graces the Lifeline Theatre stage from September 1 to October 22, 2023, at their Rogers Park venue (6912 N. Glenwood Ave). This production embodies the very essence of Lifeline's mission—to explore, reinterpret, and reimagine literary works, transforming them into narratives that resonate and propel us beyond the confines of our own lives. Get your tickets, [here](https://lifelinetheatre.com/).

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries production of Skunk and Badger

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries production of Skunk and Badger

Skunk & Badger is the latest installment of KidsSeries, Lifeline’s long- standing programmatic series for children. Each KidsSeries brings a children’s book to life through stage adaption, and includes in-school residencies which focus on ensemble-based creating and performing. KidsSeries also includes school-day matinees, outreach events at local libraries, and opportunities for delving deeper into the production with the program Stories Come Alive! Cast members for the production include **Vic Kuligoski** (Skunk), **John Drea** (Badger), **Amanda De La Guardia** (Aunt Lulu, Stoat, et al)and **Connar Brown** (Puppeteer). The creative team for **_Skunk and Badger_** includes Isa Noe (Scenic), Saskia Bakker (Props), Diane Fairchild (Lighting), Valerio Gardner (Sound), Jessica Gowens (Costume), Ava Niemi (Stage Manager), Addoris Davis (Production Manager), Harrison Ornelas (Technical Director), and Karan Wallace (Lighting Supervisor). *Skunk & Badger* is the latest installment of KidsSeries, Lifeline’s long- standing programmatic series for children. Each KidsSeries brings a children’s book to life through stage adaption, and includes in-school residencies which focus on ensemble-based creating and performing. KidsSeries also includes school-day matinees, outreach events at local libraries, and opportunities for delving deeper into the production with the program Stories Come Alive! Ensemble member **Alan Donahue** notes on his new stage adaptation, “Translating Amy Timberlake’s original work meant maintaining its original themes: diversity, equity, and inclusion in a story of great heart displaying empathy, acceptance, compassion, redemption, the good that change can bring, and the support of companionship. These ideas, which amplify Lifeline’s larger institutional message, were easily transferred to the stage.” Get your tickets, [here](https://lifelinetheatre.com/)!