In the expansive hallways of Mana Contemporary, you might serendipitously bump into your new favorite artwork. At Mana, artists of diverse disciplines and professional levels work alongside each other in a single location. Designed by noted local architect George Nimmons, the building is a Pilsen landmark and nexus for many of the city’s most significant artists and arts organizations.Mana will host an open house on April 14th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in conjunction with EXPO art week.
Nearby, you can find authentic Mexican tamales at La Casa Del Pueblo Taqueria, a well-known cafeteria-style spot that’s been around for decades (1834 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608). And if you’re in the mood to dance, head two doors down to the Giant Penny Whistle, (1854 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608) an electric-yet-casual spot with some of Pilsen’s best music programming. Grab a seat at the bar or slip into the next room to get lost on the dancefloor.