Events

Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently

 

Filtering by: Performance

Lustre: Rehearsal Circle and Preview Film Screening
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Lustre: Rehearsal Circle and Preview Film Screening

dropshift dance and Chicago based filmmaker Nadia Oussenko collaborate in a one night event at Comfort Station! Join us for a participatory guided movement experience that will stabilize and ground your body, followed by a preview screening of dance film, Lustre.  This work explores an adaptable, physical state and our connection to the natural world and its processes of life and death. 

dropshift dance is a provocative, inquisitive and authoritative investigator of movement. Conceived through a collaborative incubation laboratory of movement, sound, and visual installation, the work engages audience with dialogue, choice and experimental practice. Led by artistic director, Andrea Cerniglia, the group develops work through a rigorous process of studio investigation to create performances that energize the space and create an alternate world for the performer and viewer. To learn more, visit dropshiftdance.com.

Nadia Oussenko is a Chicago-based choreographer, filmmaker, photographer, and educator. She has been combining her training in choreography and interest in film since 2004. Oussenko has had her works featured nationally and internationally, and she has collaborated with a number of Chicago artists. She holds an MFA in Dance at the University of Illinois. To learn more, visit

**weather permitting, this event will happen on the lawn

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Mouth Muffins with Holly Arsenault
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Mouth Muffins with Holly Arsenault

A mom hair wig, matching Winnie the Pooh overalls and shirt, the smell of banana chocolate chip muffins, the sound of spitting, the sensation of powder drying out your mouth, gargling, the sound of wet banana mush and spit smacking as it lands in a bowl, gargling, the taste of fresh baked muffins. An interaction between a family muffin recipe, its ingredients, and the mouth. Embodying the super mom and the mother bird, Holly carefully measures out each ingredient using the volume of their mouth.


Holly Arsenault's work attempts to articulate twisty hard to put into words emotions and feelings or occasionally sensations, through actions with objects. Many feelings translate better to grunts or violent arm movements or the tension of thread wrapped very tightly around something rather than to something systematic like language. The objects in their work dictate the emotional actions of their performances. These actions in turn make narratives, understanding and making sense out of them is not important, whats important is that they are being told.

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Temple Music XXV (ft. Aisthemata & Diode Milliampere)
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Temple Music XXV (ft. Aisthemata & Diode Milliampere)

The 25th and final Temple Music of the 2016 season is nigh. It's been a lovely ride so far! Aisthemata will be providing ASMR inspired environments and Diode Milliampere with some tracker techno. It shall be a prime evening for varied and entrancing tones! The furnace will be on and the vibes will be high.

Aisthemata
https://aisthemata.bandcamp.com/album/critical-forest
https://soundcloud.com/aisthemata

Diode Milliampere
https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/diode-milliampere-ms-dos-interview
https://diodemilliampere.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/diodema

An early evening event perfect for a segue into your Saturday night. There is no alcohol allowed. Please donate to the artists. Please keep in mind that Comfort Station is a safe space and any hateful speech will not be tolerated.

Come out to enjoy the sounds that surround you and respect the space!

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In/habit >< Rovers (pt. 1)
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

In/habit >< Rovers (pt. 1)

The last remaining & accessible comfort station in Chicago turned public art space inspired ROVERS. This multimedia event is about movers, migrants and wanderers. It explores notions around migration, diaspora, in-between spaces, transit, transcience, cartography, itinerance, transnational movements, border politics, and nomadism. It's not without reasons that nomads have been feared and persecuted in the modern era (and to this day). Their movements, relationship to space and land (a relation of use vs. property), has been a threat to the State structure and the political power as it exists and is understood within these structures.

ROVERS is also about communications as the exploration/navigation of waterways and land in order to connect across vast spaces -as well as to conquer- as worked hand in hand with the development of nation-States and therefore the reinforcement of borders. At last, ROVERS is about navigators of virtual spaces and perhaps time travellers, even.
 

ROVERS is a 2 short evenings program
Friday July 8th (performance, visual art & videos) & Saturday July
9th: screening "Roving into the Future" with film curator Amir George

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Temple Music XX (ft. hicksoncompactgroup & Yon Pinnacle)
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Temple Music XX (ft. hicksoncompactgroup & Yon Pinnacle)

The June Temple Music will yield lovely guitar drones and multimedia video experiences by hicksoncompactgroup and Yon Pinnacle! 

hicksoncompactgroup has performed at Temple Music before and brought us quite deep with his burgeoning pedal array; he also does his own runs of tapes and CDs! This time he will be accompanied by his own video work. Yon Pinnacle is a moniker of Nathan Tucker who has also recorded in a few duos with that of Joshua Davison. On this occasion he will be performing lovely ambient work on his two lap steel guitars and electronics. He will also be accompanied by enveloping visuals by Claude Abbott.

hicksoncompactgroup

https://hicksoncompactgroup.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/hicksoncompactgroup

Yon Pinnacle

https://soundcloud.com/yon_pinnacle

An early evening event perfect for a segue into your Saturday night. There is no alcohol allowed. Please donate to the artists

Come out to enjoy the sounds that surround you and respect the space!

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Temple Music XIX (ft. Spa Moans & lightpolite) -- 2016 Temple Music Kickoff!
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Temple Music XIX (ft. Spa Moans & lightpolite) -- 2016 Temple Music Kickoff!

The time of year is upon us where Temple Music begins yet another run of drifty ambient music one Saturday each month. It is great to return for a fourth season and we are delighted to kick it off with Spa Moans and lightpolite!


Spa Moans

https://soundcloud.com/spamoans
https://www.facebook.com/spamoans/

lightpolite

https://soundcloud.com/lightpolite
https://www.facebook.com/lightpolite/

An early evening event perfect for a seque into your Saturday night. There is no alcohol allowed. Please donate to the artists

Come out to enjoy the sounds that surround you and respect the space!

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Comfort Station presents: Spring Equinox celebration event.
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Comfort Station presents: Spring Equinox celebration event.

Comfort Station along with
Logan Square's SideShow Gallery (sideshowgallerychicago.com), Laughing Eye Weeping Eye (http://rebeccaschoenecker.com/tarot.html), and Space Oddittes Chicago (facebook.com/spaceodditieschicago).

Present

A Spring Equinox celebration.

There will be divinatory and eccentric items for sale from the collections of Sideshow Gallery, Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, and Space Oddites. Various shrines and stations throughout the space will also offer:

Tarot Reading
Rune Reading & Blessing
Ancestor Shrine
Spell Casting

This event is FREE, however it is suggested that you donate $5 - $20 to practitioners.

More Details to Be announced.

Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/225448861124587/

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 Temple Music XVII (ft. Gardener & Eyes Behind the Veil)
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Temple Music XVII (ft. Gardener & Eyes Behind the Veil)

Once again, Temple Music greets you with another transition stage of seasons. As the leaves turn, there isn't anything much better than warming yourself up with a hot cup of deep reverb and soothing sonic textures.

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Gardener
Utilizing modular synthesizer and processed vocals, Dash conjures slowly shifting landmasses of heavenly drones and sequences. Interlacing with the hum of the human experience, one can effortlessly find peace and understanding within his sonic environments.

https://www.facebook.com/gardenergardenergardener
https://gardenermusic.bandcamp.com/

Eyes Behind the Veil
Ghost trails of reverb-laden guitar loops sprawl throughout the music of Michael Tenzer. Warm blankets of drone will cover you and keep you warm during the turning of seasons. Music for caves.

https://www.facebook.com/eyesbehindtheveil/
https://eyesbehindtheveil.bandcamp.com/

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If you wish to catch the entire event, make sure to arrive on time. It will be the perfect segue to the rest of yr Saturday evening as we will be finished by around 9PM, if not before. Feel free to donate to the artists as well! Also, there is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

Come out, enjoy the sounds that surround you, and respect the space!

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Comfort Stations All Hallows' Eve Party: Presented by SideShow Gallery, Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, and Space Oddities Chicago.
Oct
16
to Oct 17

Comfort Stations All Hallows' Eve Party: Presented by SideShow Gallery, Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, and Space Oddities Chicago.

Comfort Station is having an All Hallows' Eve Party in partnership with Logan Square's SideShow Gallery (sideshowgallerychicago.com), Laughing Eye Weeping Eye (http://rebeccaschoenecker.com/tarot.html), and Space Oddittes Chicago (facebook.com/spaceodditieschicago).

There will be wierd projections. There will be brief performances at 10pm, where famous practitioners of the OCCULT are channeled. There will be divinatory and eccentric items for sale from the collections of Sideshow Gallery, Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, and Space Oddites. Various shrines and stations throughout the space will also offer:

Tarot Reading
Rune Reading & Blessing
Ancestor Shrine
Spell Casting

This event is FREE, however it is suggested that you donate $5 - $20 to practitioners.

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Temple Music XV (ft. Páciens Trine (MN) & Exael)
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Temple Music XV (ft. Páciens Trine (MN) & Exael)

The fifteenth Temple Music is here! This does not mean anything, except for the fact that the number fifteen is divisible by five which might please some OCD people. More importantly we will have sound artist Páciens Trine of Minneapolis performing along with Chicago's own Exael.

Páciens Trine (MN)
Páciens Trine of Minneapolis will be constructing explorative and ecstatic sound sculptures for the fifteenth incarnation of Temple Music. His wizardry is displayed by use of sound samples that are intricately spliced, mangled, distorted, and stretched over space and time. He also helps run the Cairn Desk imprint where you can observe his other artistic endeavors taking place.

https://pacienstrine.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/davidgrubba
http://cairndesk.info/

Exael
A definite force of the Chicago scene, Exael exudes eccentric energy in relation to the idea of techno music. When listening to his recordings ("ACTAEON" released this year through Beer On The Rug), one can imagine it as a mass of fog blowing through heads of a techno show that doesn't seem to have any beginning or end to it. Deep, fogged out, and unrelenting. 

https://soundcloud.com/exael
https://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/album/actaeon
https://www.facebook.com/exaelmusic


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If you wish to catch the entire event, make sure to arrive on time. It will be the perfect segue to the rest of yr Saturday evening as we will be finished by around 9PM, if not before. Feel free to donate to the artists as well! Also, there is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

Come out, enjoy the sounds that surround you, and respect the space!

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Temple Music XII (ft. Floating Gardens & Mike Sugarman)
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Temple Music XII (ft. Floating Gardens & Mike Sugarman)

A third season of Temple Music has arrived, yr resident meditative ambient series hosted at Comfort Station Logan Square once a month! To kick this year off we have thee Floating Gardens performing for the first time since the first Temple Music in September of 2013!! The evening will also feature the keenly skilled and versatile artist, Mike Sugarman, who will be performing some new minimal ambient delights for us! We are also excited to have Rae Whitlock conjuring some entrancing and calming visuals for the evening. You are welcome to bring yr own pillows, blankets, or yoga mats to enjoy the music in a relaxed way. Come early and hang out! An event not to miss!

Floating Gardens
The synthesizer project of Eric Hanss, Floating Gardens, is steeped deeply in the roots of ecstatic New Age music. His floating tones, bird calls, and mono synth noodling will bring you to an oasis far beyond the physical realm. 

https://ctatsu.bandcamp.com/album/generalife

Mike Sugarman
An artist of many flavors, Mike will be presenting some of his newest work which is minimalist inspired ambient music. His honed yet sprawling sounds hypnotize the acutely aware and lull the unaware.

https://hausumountain.bandcamp.com/album/pure-racket

Rae Whitlock
A visual and performance artist that has done many of the visuals for Temple Music in the past. Her work with video feedback and meticulously edited videos are as beautiful as they are trance inducing.

https://vimeo.com/raewhitlock

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If you wish to catch the entire event, make sure to arrive on time. It will be the perfect segue to the rest of yr Saturday evening as we will be finished by around 9PM, if not before. Feel free to donate to the artists as well! Also, there is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

Come out, enjoy the sounds that surround you, and respect the space!

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Heinze Flores "When Are We?"
Apr
24
9:00 PM21:00

Heinze Flores "When Are We?"

Friday

8:30pm - 10:30pm

 

 

When Are We?

 

We welcome you to this happening

You will take place in a pre-enactment

of a scene which hasn't happen yet

We will take your present appearance

and transfer you to the future

 

We might delete your future presence

and then you might ask:

When Am I?

Welcome to When Are We!

 

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When Are We? is a happening by Heinze Flores.

 

Heinze Flores is:

 

Alejandro Jimenez Flores 

http://alejandrojflores.com/ 

 

Paul Philipp Heinze 

http://pph.pm/

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Wax Long Storytelling - Cold Moon (In Gemini)
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Wax Long Storytelling - Cold Moon (In Gemini)

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Wax Long Storytelling is a monthly gathering that invites the local community to share personal tales, found stories or performances that jibe with the symbolic themes of the full moon.

Moon light, lamp light for long night layers of long sleeve.
Featuring performances and personal tales by local gladiators:

Jake Vodgs
Chris Sullivan
Amelia Charter
Max Wirt
Katie Williams
Joshua Hoglund

8pm
If interested in sharing or hosting, please contact waxlongstorytelling@gmail.com"

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