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Halloween Witchcraft and Sorcery
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Halloween Witchcraft and Sorcery

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Happy Halloween all you witches and wild ones! Join Sideshow this year for a Halloween bash like we've never done before.

Let's party under the moon with a nighttime ritual performance inspired by the tarot icons. Our local witches and warlocks will be enticing you with a ceremony of magic and enchantment.

What is a Sideshow event without some dark artists? Ten Horns will have his line of sigil jewelry and Covet&Devour will be serving up their vegan tea pops and treats. Don't miss the spell bar where you can create your own witch bottles, dress your own candles, and enchant your own spell bags. Solis Illuminatum will have their selection of hand poured beeswax candles for you to anoint.

This will be a FREE EVENT.

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Herbal Stress Reduction Workshop
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Herbal Stress Reduction Workshop

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The Green Witch is back! Sarah Schwartz will be helping us relax and chill out with a workshop all about nervine herbs used to reduce stress.

The class will explore the ways to partake in these stress reducing properties through herbal infusions, tinctures, teas, and smoking blends.

Sarah will share her knowledge and instruct you through ways to create your own and share her own creations.

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Astrology for Beginners
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Astrology for Beginners

For the past five years Ashlee has been studying astrology and has been teaching with Sideshow for the past year.

This introduction to astrology will teach you about the Systems and Thinking Theories, Archetypal Astrology, and Evolutionary Astrology as it applies to your natal charts. Learn to understand your natal charts and the psychology of the planets, their representation of the human condition and how they speak in chart readings. Ashlee will also go over an introduction to the flowering of synergetics and how to read the unfolding of an individuals life through their chart.

Each student will have their own unique natal chart to take home, drawn up by Ashlee, and her curriculum that was covered in class.
****Deadline to receive natal chart is to be registered by November 1st.

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Oracle's Bug Club- Intro to Entomology
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Oracle's Bug Club- Intro to Entomology

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The study of entomology and pinning insects has been a practice since the Victorian Age- a time when trying to reconnect with nature and bringing the wild indoors was coveted.

Nerd out with Alessandra of the oddities shop Oracle Natural Science in Kansas City and join her little Bug Club.

For this introduction to pinning class, we will be focusing on the basics by learning how to spread a butterfly and beetle- along with techniques of scientific poses versus natural poses- and other fun facts of entomology.

You will be provided with all the materials needed along with a zine for future pinning projects.

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Sacred Sundays
Oct
13
12:15 PM12:15

Sacred Sundays

Join us for the special Blood Moon edition of Sacred Sundays with our friends from Shaman's Dream. No better time to cleanse your aura! Michael Whitcomb will be in the shop to do aura cleansings and astrological chart readings.

Readings will last 45 minutes and be $60. Appointments must be made in advance. Please call (773) 276-1300 to secure your spot.

Mary will also be in the shop with her extensive collection of crystals. She will be able to answer any questions about crystal attributes and metaphysical properties.

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Appalachian Broom Making Class
Oct
3
to Oct 4

Appalachian Broom Making Class

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Cynthia Main of Sun House Craft will be with is again to teach us the lost art of Appalachian Broom making.

These beautiful brooms can be used in traditional ways, as ritualistic practice, or as an elegantly rustic home decor.

The workshop will be TWO DAYS in the shop to learn these special techniques and complete one large broom and one hand broom. Thursday will be from 4-8p and Friday we will finish everything up from 12-2p.

You have the option to bring your own stick for the handle of your large broom or one can be provided for you.
Last year was such an amazing time that we hope you don't miss out this year!! This will be a wonderful workshop spent learning these timeless practices from Cynthia.

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Sacred Sundays
Sep
29
12:15 PM12:15

Sacred Sundays

Our friends from Shaman's Dream will be doing a monthly pop up at Sideshow. Michael Whitcomb will be in the shop to do aura cleansings and astrological chart readings.

Readings will last 45 minutes and be $60. Appointments must be made in advance. Please call (773) 276-1300 to secure your spot.

Mary will also be in the shop with her extensive collection of crystals. She will be able to answer any questions about crystal attributes and metaphysical properties.

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Reiki Healing
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Reiki Healing

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Allison Matyus is a certified Reiki practitioner. Reiki is the process of channeling energy from one person to another. During a Reiki session your energy can shift and you can leave feeling uplifted.

Allison strongly suggests Reiki for anyone going through a healing process- whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Appointments will be 30 minutes and can be reserved by calling (773)276-1300.
***Sessions will be $35

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The Happening
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

The Happening

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Back for another bitchin’ summer party... Sideshow presents The 5th Annual The Happening Van and Chopper Show!!

Polish up your bikes and open up your van because we will be giving away prizes for ‘Best Bike and Van’ and ‘People’s Choice Bike and Van’.

Art show includes photography by Alec Ozawa and Originals by Jourdon Gullett.

Hang loose with us in the back with a few of our favorite vendors Fire Signs, Heavy Clothing, White Wolf Syndicate, and the ladies of Sideshow.

Revolution Tattoo will have some new flash sheets made for the event...$100 designs.... Make sure to sign up early because slots fill up quick.

This year we will also be having A SPECIAL VAN APPEARANCE so don’t leave early!

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The Oddities & Curiosities Expo
Jul
20
to Jul 21

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

For lovers of the strange and unusual…. The Chicago Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases vendors with all things weird. Items such as: taxidermy, specimens, bones, unusual original artwork, curiosities, odd antiques and so much more.

July 20th from 10am-6pm | July 21st from 10am-6pm

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Reiki Healing
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Reiki Healing

Allison Matyus is a certified Reiki practitioner. Reiki is the process of channeling energy from one person to another. During a Reiki session your energy can shift and you can leave feeling uplifted.

Allison strongly suggests Reiki for anyone going through a healing process- whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Appointments will be 30 minutes and can be reserved by calling (773)276-1300.
***Sessions will be $35

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Sacred Sundays
Jul
7
12:15 PM12:15

Sacred Sundays

Our friends from Shaman's Dream will be doing a monthly pop up at Sideshow. Michael Whitcomb will be in the shop to do aura cleansings and astrological chart readings.

Readings will last 45 minutes and be $60. Appointments must be made in advance. Please call (773) 276-1300 to secure your spot.

Mary will also be in the shop with her extensive collection of crystals. She will be able to answer any questions about crystal attributes and metaphysical properties.

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Black Moon Market
Jun
29
3:00 PM15:00

Black Moon Market

Sideshow Gallery is so pumped to invite you to another of our backyard markets under the stars. In true Sideshow form we have invited some amazing west coast designers over to join in the festivities. Special guests Acid Queen and Theeth Jewelry will be showing some of their newest designs and blowing our minds with all the amazingness that they create.

These ladies will be accompanied by some of our favorite local designers and treat specialists... Pie, Pie My Darling will have her coveted vegan treats and Cheese Sex Death will be selling decadent cheese plates for all you fancy folks!

Drinks will be provided by Illuminated Brew Works to ensure a grand ol' time! Check out the artist lineup and mark your calendars for an amazing night!

Acid Queen Jewelry
Theeth Jewelry
Brett Manning Art
White Wolf Syndicate
Dark Lights Candles
Nightshade Floral Design
Angel Onofre
Pie, Pie My Darling
Night Eyes Leather
IMW Ceramics
Ransack Leather
WAYFINDER
Cheese Sex Death

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