what’s coming up

Big Car wants to see you at Show Room and Listen Hear, two new pop-up spaces in the Lafayette Place strip mall, right of 65-North!

Listen Hear is a sound art studio: a place to play and experiment
(3743 Commercial Dr.)

The Show Room is a gallery, meeting & creative space
(3739 Commercial Dr.)

Open Hours:
Tuesdays 4 – 9 p.m.
Thursdays 11 – 7 p.m.
Saturdays 12 – 4 p.m.

Great stuff happening several times a week! Click here for descriptions of each program type.

APRIL

Thursday-23
Quakers Meeting: You can chew gum, and help the BrainTwins create a visual score to their silent videos–but no talking allowed! RSVP and more details here (including the Quakers Meeting origin story). All ages welcome. / 8:30 pm at Listen Hear.

Saturday-25
Open hours at Show Room

Monday-27
Community Yoga (only $5) / 6 pm @ Show Room

Tuesday-28
Earth Air Fire Water: Go on an odyssey…explore Little Eagle Creek, a wily waterway you may have never noticed weaving around Lafayette Square. Join our nomadic tribe (rain or shine, pets welcome) and document your journey with images or words. A portable snack provided. Watch for Earth Air Fire Water once a month: bonfires and picnics to come / 6:00 pm at Show Room.

MAY

Saturday-2
Celebrate the legacy of Jane Jacobs, a community organizer who fought for better cities, by joining us on a leisurely neighborhood walk. We’ll explore Pleasant Run on the southside and talk about the Reconnecting to Our Waterways work coming to destinations along the way. Five miles round trip (about two hours) with shorter options available. We’ll offer an alternative adventure walk to White River from Garfield Park along part of the parkway lacking a trail or sidewalk. Presented by the Garfield Park Neighbors Association and Big Car Collaborative in partnership with Reconnecting to Our Waterways / 10 am at Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Dr.

Monday-4
Community Yoga (only $5) / 6 pm @ Show Room

Thursday-7
Friday-8
Saturday-9
Sound Out at Listen Hear. Details soon!

Monday-18
Deadline for submissions to GUTZINE, a ‘zine about bodily functions. Contribute your digestion-related writings or images to GUTZINE, the new in-house publication of the Show Room’s bathroom gallery, the Loo-vre () . Send submissions to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Monday, May 18 is the deadline.

Monday-18
Community Yoga (only $5) / 6 pm @ Show Room

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WHAT ARE THESE PROGRAMS?

Community Yoga Class
Great for beginners and those who want to get back to basics and breathe. Begin with a gentle warm up, followed by a Hatha sequence to build strength and flexibility. End with a guided relaxation. Please bring your own yoga mat, wear comfy clothes and prepare to be barefoot. $5 donation per session / $25 for six-week session (pre-paid). Every Monday.

Slightly Dangerous Drawing Club
Tuesdays once a month, be part of a daring drawing team and contribute your work to an eventual exhibition.

Tuesday Improvisational
If you’d like to learn about working with sound, get paired up with a more experienced sound artist. Tuesday Improvisational provides access to equipment and space to try new sonic ideas in a collaborative setting — an open experience for working with sound as a material in the arts.

Circle Tone
Get exposed to electronic media in a group setting (“circle tone” is an anagram of “electronic”). Events will range from listening to prerecorded works by local and international artists, to viewing videos and documentaries about sound and art.

Game Night
Check your devices at the door, and get ready for some analog fun: ping pong, badminton, dancing. Come move with friends! Second Thursday of the month.

Latino Immersion
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language through a variety of experiences: film, dialogue, reading, music and food. Both English and Spanish speakers welcome.

Public Meeting
Big Car invites you to share ideas, pitch a partnership with Big Car, get feedback on your idea, or meet new collaborators. Every Thursday at 1 pm.

Saturday at Listen Hear
Drop to experience sound art. Each month we introduce a new hands-on project relating to sound, ranging from simple modes of creation to building electronic circuitry. Great for any age! Every Saturday.

Quakers Meeting
Sit in silence with strangers and friends in response to a common visual stimulus.

Exhibitions up now:
The Loo-vre (a gallery devoted to digestion) – at The Show Room
Noise Wall – at Listen Hear