Dance with Pride

Join us Saturday night, June 15 at 7:00 pm for “We Sing What Sparkles” followed by a dance with DJ OCD (Wanda Rodriguez).

Want to know more about the concert? The Chicago Sun-Times published a feature on it: read about us online.

Our guest artist is poet e nina jay, who has just published a new book, Bricks, Blood & Water. She has another performance and book signing on June 20 at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville. See for tickets to that event.

If you’ll be in the western suburbs Sunday, June 16, a group of Artemis Singers will perform at 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church of LaGrange in their program, “From Stonewall to LaGrange.” The venue is at S. LaGrange Rd at Cossitt Avenue. Also performing will be a group from Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Support Pride in the suburbs!

We Sing What Sparkles

“We Sing What Sparkles” will be an interactive foot-stomping, heart-full, PRIDE-full concert immersing ourselves in the things that bring us together: friendship, love, grief, fun, and other joys of life. We will sing about the pieces of life that enliven us. We sing what sparkles as awakened memories and reminders of the precious value in our present moments in relationship.

WCPT-820 AM Chicago Progressive Talk spotlights the concert on its Art of the City segment:

We will use our bodies to create rhythm and percussion adding to the grounding awakening we experience through life’s ebbs and flows. The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness. It is based in this centeredness of our belief in how strong we are, singing about the sparkles of life that – when shared – build us up individually and together.

The cycles and phases of nature and the calendar year are globally recognized ways of understanding change and interconnectedness.

Joy Culver, Artistic Director for “We Sing What Sparkles” concert

As the changing Seasons and Medicine Wheels across cultures represent universal elements, we will sing what sparkles through representations of Water, Wood, Earth, Metal, and Fire!

Saturday June 15, 7:00 pm concert followed by Dance with Live DJ
First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago IL

Tickets available now here. Discounts for Seniors, Students, and Children. Payment at the door by cash or check only.

Here’s the press release with more information. See you in June!

Sheroes: Women Who Inspire Us! A concert celebrating Women’s History Month

Chicago Progressive Talk WCPT-820 AM featured our concert on their Art of the City Segment

WHEN: Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

WHERE: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox, Chicago

WHAT: Artemis and several special guests (see below) will be performing many new pieces and a few old favorites.

We are celebrating famous women, current and historic, plus women leaders of our community and personal role models in our families. The Sheroes concert will present songs and stories of strong women we admire — women who made a difference, who stood up to power, who moved the people and worlds around them. 

Guest artists:

Kru Maekdo will speak about her Chicago Black Lesbian photo archives exhibit on display. Another featured speaker is Anna DeShawn, founder of E3 Radio, an online radio network that produces radio streams from a queer point of view. Writers and performers Lindsay Eanet and Nikki Patin round out our list of guest performers. Each of these artists will tell a story about female empowerment.

Do you have a personal shero whose tale you want to tell? Fill out the form here and email her photo or image to us at

Tickets are on sale now here, and will also be available at the door unless we sell out. Discounted ticket prices for Students with ID, Seniors 65 and over, and Children 12 and under.