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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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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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Sacred Sundays
Aug
18
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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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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Hamster Taxidermy Class
Oct
17
2:00 PM14:00

Hamster Taxidermy Class

This class will introduce students to the process and techniques behind basic small mammal taxidermy. Students will be shown a quick skinning demonstration and given pre-tanned skins to work with. Bodies will be pre-made and students will be able to position, sew, and pin their creations. Students are encouraged to bring in any props they may want to dress the animal up in.

We will provide all specimens, materials, and tools for the class. Each student will leave with his or her own finished mount. All specimen deaths are not related to the artwork. Everything is long deceased beforehand. Animals are sourced from roadkill when legal, abatement and nuisance removal, donations, pet store and breeder casualties, and scraps from other taxidermists which would often be thrown away.

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Jackalope Taxidermy Class
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Jackalope Taxidermy Class

Create your own mythical Jackalope and convince your friends it is a real thing!!

We will provide all specimens, materials, and tools for the class. Each student will leave with his or her own finished mount. All specimen deaths are not related to the artwork. Everything is long deceased beforehand. Animals are sourced from roadkill when legal, abatement and nuisance removal, donations, pet store and breeder casualties, and scraps from other taxidermists which would often be thrown away.

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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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