WBEZ & Vocalo present the 5th Annual Winter Block Party.... Hip hop fans, keep this day open on your calendar.
During the day, stop by the Metro from 12pm - 6 for a celebration of hip hop arts complete with B-Boy/B-Girl dance battles, a screening of "Benji" from Coodie & Chike, a poetry/storytelling slam, and a hip hop marketplace filled with local vendors (say hi to us! Gowhere Hip Hop will have a booth. Get some fresh gear from City Of Win. And more!). These day events are FREE!
Then, come back at 8pm for a series of performances from Sidewalk Chalk, Add-2 - hosted by Psalm One, Vocalo's Jesse Menendez, & Kevin Coval. Hope to see you there!
The itinerary for the day events:
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims
Upstairs || A screening of "Benji" directed by Coodie and Chike
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Semis
Upstairs || Screenings of selected local Hip Hop music videos
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Finals
Upstairs || Solo Tip: An Exploration of Hip Hop Theater and Storytelling (The Public Square and YCA)
Main Floor || Grown Folks Stories
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