Labor Day Lowdown 2015

Published on Aug 20, 2015

Your Guide to Your First Weekend at College, Saturday, September 5th- Monday, September 7th.

See the complete list of Welcome Week activities here.

Saturday, September 5th


Dude, Where are My Classes?
731 S. Plymouth Ct, The Court

Not sure where your classes are? Stop by with a copy of your schedule and receive a guided tour by an Orientation Leader or Resident Assistant for a quick test run. Tours disperse from The Court, 731 S. Plymouth Ct.

Labor Day Weekend Cookout
11th and Wabash, Sculpture Garden

Come join us for a cookout at the sculpture garden! We'll have a variety of food and music by KISS FM to go with all the activities on campus this Saturday.
RAIN LOCATION: 1104 S Wabash, The Conaway Center, 1st Floor

Games in the Garden
8th and Wabash, Papermaker's Garden 

Join the Renegades for games in the Garden. You don't want to miss out on a bags tournament, the ladder toss game and horseshoes! Win prizes to movie theaters, art supply stores and local restaurants. 

SGA Ice Cream Social 
1104 S Wabash, 4th Floor, The Loft 

Everyone loves ice cream and everyone loves the word free, so SGA put those two words together. As part of Welcome Week SGA will be giving out
free ice cream in the Loft. Hope to see you there!

Boot Scootin' Boogie
731 S. Plymouth Ct, The Court

Grab your partner & swing round and round as we learn the latest country line dances. Prizes will be awarded to the “Best Dressed” in attendance so dust off the flannel and boots and head to the Court!


No Stakes Theatre Project presents The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
1228 W. Belmont

**Featuring CCC faculty, staff and alum!** Jim Cartwright's Olivier Award winning play, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, takes place in a small factory town in Northern England, circa 1990. "Little Voice”, or LV, is cripplingly shy. She spends her time in her bedroom, listening to old records — Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, et al — that were given to her by her father, who has since passed away. When LV's mother, Mari, starts dating a talent scout, he discovers that LV can impersonate the singers she loves. When he puts LV up on stage at a local cabaret club, the two women are forced to compromise what sustains them.
Admission: $34.50

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
MCA Chicago, 220 E. Chicago 

One of the nation’s largest museums dedicated to art of our time. Take the CTA Redline to Chicago Ave. Featured Exhibitions: The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now; MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Alexandre da Cunha; MCA Screen: Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys.
Admission: FREE through Sunday, September 6th

Chicago Jazz Fest
Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph

Currently the largest, free festival of its kind in the world at Columbia College’s doorstep: HEADLINERS: Dee Bridgewater (Saturday); Muhal Richard Abrams (Sunday)
Admission: FREE through Sunday, September 6th 

Chicago Summer Dance
Dance lessons: Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 4pm 
Music and Dance: Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 5pm
Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan

The Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park is on the Columbia College Campus. Glide across the restored 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor. Saturday: Los Vicios de Papa Soundsystem (Cumbia, Reggae, Punk, Rock en Espanol; Sunday: Latin Rhythms - Academy of Dance and Performance (Cumbia)
Admission: Free

African Festival of the Arts
Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Park

Take the CTA Bus #4 Route from Michigan Avenue and Roosevelt Road to Washington Park (15 minute ride) and experience a four-day immersion into African culture and heritage. Over 300 vendors and artisans from Africa and the African Diaspora will present artifacts, textiles, traditional crafts and museum quality art. Enjoy the global arch of African influenced food, music, and dance traditions during an entertainment rich, family-focused celebration.
Admission: $15 (advance), $25 (daily)

Sunday, September 6th


Beach Volleyball
Grant Park, Columbus and Balbo

Join Fitness, Athletics and Recreation for some sweat, sand and sunshine!

Sundaes on Sunday
ResLife Lobbies

Questions about putting money on your laundry card or checking out pool table equipment? Join the Residence Life Staff for guided tours to learn the ins and outs of your building. Meet in the lobby of your building to begin the tour. At each stop on the tour, you will receive a new topping for the ultimate Ice Cream Sundae!

Target After Hours
1154 S. Clark (Clark & Roosevelt)

Columbia College Chicago takes over Target for one night only! Enjoy free prizes, entertainment, giveaways, and more. Busses will transport students free of charge from the UC, Plymouth, Dwight and 777 S. State. It’s the perfect time to pick up those last minute essentials before classes start.


Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Des plaines

Take the CTA Bus #7 from Congress and Michigan to Clinton and Polk (15 minutes). The Maxwell Street Market is a Chicago tradition of bargains and bargaining with an international flavor. The market offers an eclectic mix of merchandise—from tools to tires, plus fresh produce, furniture, clothing, rare finds and collectibles—and some of the best Mexican and Latin street food in
Chicago. Admission: Free

Monday, September 7th

Let's Talk About Consent, Baby
731 S. Plymouth Ct, The Court

Let’s clear the air by engaging in meaningful dialogue about dating, relationships and consent with Columbia staff and students. Snacks and drinks provided. 

Flag Football
Grant Park, Columbus and Balbo

What's a better way to welcome a new fall semester than to arrange a game of football? Join Fitness, Athletics and Recreation for an afternoon of adrenaline and athletic connections.

Back to School Dance
731 S. Plymouth Ct, The Court

Dance, dance, dance the night away! Come party with your “crew” in the Court with a DJ, glow sticks, snacks and more!


Art Institute of Chicago 
1111 S. Michigan 

Just four blocks from campus. Featured Exhibitions: Voyage to South Africa; Degas: At the Track, On the Stage; Dionysos Unmasked; Kesa: Japanese Buddhist Monks Vestments; Charles Ray.
Admission: Free