StreetScaping to Maria’s KoPo BBQ

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Hey there check out the Version Festival Program for Monday June 23!

Monday, June 23, 2014 •  4pm – 6pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St)
RSVP Only Event $5

Take a tour of recent guerrilla streetscaping and tactical urbanism projects by residents of Bridgeport. We 3219 S Morgan Street visit a few unique spaces in the neighborhood, talk with the artists behind the new mural on the Co-Prosperity Sphere, take a peak at a few tactical urbanism initiatives and end with a dinner and discussion at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar during their weekly Korean Polish BBQ. Guest Kimchee by Chef Beverly Kim of Parachute!

Maria’s at Rengade Mini Market

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On Sunday, June 22, from Noon to 6pm  you should join us for The Placemakers Summit and The Renegade Mini Market at Mana Contemporary Chicago over at 2233 S Throop St. It’s a great place to meet yer makers.. Maria’s is slangin’ beer and more in our little market bar.  See ya there.

After the mini market we are also going to:
The Never the Same Artists Congress Potluck
Sunday, June 22, 2014 • 5 – 8:30pm
McGuane Park / Palmisano Park
Meet us on the top of the hill for the Artist Congress Summer Bar BBQ and Unfurling Book Release.

Join us for a summer social – a chance to continue the conversation. Bring food and beverage for a potluck picnic. Ginger beer provided by Maria’s Packaged Goods. If it rains we are meeting at Maria’s!

 

Friday June 20: Late Night Eats and Beats

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We are super excited to have chef Won Kim back for some late night eats at the bar. While Won is slanging, Joe Bryl and Logan Bay will be on the turntables.

Won’s Menu includes:
Banh Mi brat.
Hand made Vietnamese sausage, pickled veg, jalepeno, and cilantro

Starch
Herbed home fries, beer cheese, poblano de gallo
Just the Tip
Tri Tip sandwich, horseradish cream, arugula, onion jam

 

Maria’s and Version Festival Events

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Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar is presenting with Public Media Institute the 13th annual Version Festival which  is happening June 21-29, 2014.
Please Visit the site http://versionfest.org/ for details.

The festival will showcase projects by people who are shaping the physical environment and social character of the city through art and cultural reinvigoration.

Join us on a journey through mini markets, festivals, artist warehouses, exhibition platforms, public art projects, bar-b-qs, tours and communal activities that highlight the best practices of a range of projects seeking to radically change the fabric of our cities.

Maria’s is hosting or participating in these events:

JUNE 21/22 Chicago Mini Market
Saturday + Sunday June 21/22 2014 • Noon – 6pm

Mana Contemporary Chicago (2233 S Throop St)

Free



Join us at a lively and fun outdoor pop-up fair created by Renegade Craft Fair in The Mana Contemporary Arts parking lot. Version Festival has curated the Placemaker Summit, and a series of arts projects within the shipping containers located in the Mini Market. renegadecraft.com/chicago-mini-market

JUNE 23 Bridgeport Streetscaping Society
Monday, June 23, 2014 •  4pm – 6pm

Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St)

RSVP Only Event $5



Take a tour of recent guerrilla streetscaping and tactical urbanism projects by residents of Bridgeport. We start the tour at 37th and Morgan, visit a few unique spaces in the neighborhood, talk with the artists behind the new mural on the Co-Prosperity Sphere, take a peak at a few tactical urbanism initiatives and end with a dinner and discussion at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar during their weekly Korean Polish BBQ.

JUNE 24 Community Grant Night
Tuesday, June 24, 2014  • 7-10pm

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar (960 W 31st St)

Free



The purpose of Community Grant Night is to raise money for worthwhile projects by local artists, neighborhood organizations and valuable social groups. The concept is plain and simple: You order a special cocktail or beer and then Maria’s gives 100% of the proceeds to the specified grant recipient. On June 24, Maria’s will raise funds for Elevarte Community Studio a non-profit arts studio based in Pilsen.

JUNE 28 Printers Ball
Saturday, June 28, 2014 • 4-9pm

1821 W Hubbard

Free



The 10th annual Printers’ Ball is an homage and celebration of literary culture and printmaking. This year’s theme is Chatter and offers a robust schedule of performances, live printmaking demos, exhibitions, food and drink tastings and more. Version Festival participates in the Ball by presenting its related publications: Proximity Magazine, Lumpen, Mash Tun Journal and bringing a Maria’s pop up bar to the North Side.

JUNE 29 Above the Pavement
Sunday, June 29, 2014 • 1- 6pm

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar (960 W 31st St)


free

We started Above The Pavement to demonstrate what a city market could look like for the neighborhood of Bridgeport. Join us as we present wares from members of the Small Manufacturing Alliance, objects by local makers and delicious treats from artisan food purveyors.

Sat June 14: Maria’s Welcomes the DönerMen Food truck


Maria’s Package Goods & Community Bar will be featuring the folks from 
DönerMen, a Chicago food truck serving modern German street food that is locally sourced serving hand crafted currywursts and Berlin style doner kebabs this Saturday, June 14. The food truck will be parked in Maria’s parking lot from 9 PM until midnight offering these tasty treats as accompaniments to our vast selection of craft beers and cocktails. 

DönerMen is German Imbiss (street food).  Where Bavarian beer hall fare is what Americans have come to think of as German food, Imbiss is a popular and rich side of German cuisine that draws from various intersecting food cultures in Europe.

DönerMen is anthropology through food. Try the Currywurst, a post-war Berlin invention combining Indian spices via British Imperialism and German sausage in one dish. Or try the other DönerMen stalwart, Döner Kebab, a marriage of flavors brought to Germany by Turkish immigrants in the early 1970′s, packaged for the fast pace of modern Berlin.

Sound highfalutin? It’s not. You know how the U.S has tex-mex? This is sorta of a Ger-Turk. Or is it Turk-Ger? Either way it’s delicious.  

In this spirit of this emergence, daily specials will evolve to showcase grilled meats and flavor combinations from around the world, but with a tip of the Seppelhut to Deutschland.

For more information on DönerMen see link: http://www.donermen.com/

Version Festival Comes to Maria’s Soon.

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Our 13th annual Version Festival is happening June 21-29, 2014 and it is themed “The Placemakers”. Each year Maria’s plays a big part in the festivities.

The festival will share projects by people who are shaping the physical environment and social character of the city through art and cultural reinvigoration.

Join us on a journey through mini markets, festivals, artist warehouses, exhibition platforms, public art projects, bar-b-qs, tours and communal activities that  highlight the best practices of a range of projects seeking to radically change the fabric of our cities.

Visit versionfest.org to figure out how to be engaged, inspired and part of the solution.

Ko Po BBQ with Won Kim and Rude Hippo

Monday means KOREAN POLISH BBQ Day! This Monday June 2,  we are featuring Chef Won Kim on the grill. He is bringing his game with kimchee slaw and sausages made by his butcher friend.  We  will also have  a Rude Hippo Brewery tasting on the patio as well as $4  Tiger Lager in 16oz cans. Enjoy.

 

The Salt & Pepper Solid Senders – DJs King James Porter and Cleanhead Aaron Cohen

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Thurs. May 29 -  Spinning the heppest of jump-swing, blues, boogie and R&B from the late 1940s–early 1950s at Maria’s. Dig the sounds of Louis Jordan, Dinah Washington, Big Jay McNeely and some rare gems from Julia Lee, Little Miss Conshucks and Percy Mayfield. So get your zoot suit out of the closet and get ready to wail.

Tues. May 27 – Afromusichero Month: A Crispy After-School Special – DJ Count Mackula and DJ Dan Solo

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Well folks…Dan Squared are at it again, please be SUPERBAD and join these music mavens on this extraordinary “Crispy School Night,” you will enjoy an amazing education on the pioneers, legends and true SUPERHEROES of funk, roots, reggae, soul, rock, Afro-beat and R&B…

Memorial Day KoPo BBQ

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On Memorial Day we are hosting our Our KoPo BBQ featuring guest kimchee made by Chef Bill Kim of Belly Q, Urban Belly and Belly Shack fame! The yum begins at 5:30pm. Stop in before, during and after your holiday BBQ adventures..