dark matter coffee

Dark Matter High Horse Release Party

Friday, July 5th / 7pm / 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave / 21+ / Free

Join Dark Matter Coffee in the celebration of coffee & beer with their friends Tired Hands Brewing Co. & Awake Minds Coffee!

Live Music From:

  • Cocoa Greene
  • Los Dolores
  • Strange Foliage
  • Wild Jesus
  • The Devil’s Lettuce
thankful for chicago

Thankful for Chicago

Wednesday, July 3rd / 9p-1a / 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave / Free / 21+

Come join Thankful for Chicago to celebrate creatives around the city and tell us what you’re thankful for!

About this Event
Come join Thankful for Chicago to celebrate creatives around the city! This event will serve as a fundraiser for building our nonprofit programming to assist creatives build sustainable careers in their fields.


Performances by: SHAUNDRIC and NILE

All donations $10+ will receive ten free tokens to use during the event!

museum market

Museum Market

Museum Market is a FREE summer shopping event for a great cause! Did you know that Chicago is home to more than 100 museums? Each vendor has chosen their favorite Chicago museum (which will be posted at their table) and will be donating 15% of their sales to that museum.

Museum Market is sponsored by Emporium Arcade Bar and the Specimen Museum, a nonprofit supplementing Chicago’s natural history museums with hands-on classroom experiences and other services for Chicago’s schools and community centers.

Activities during the event:
•The Specimen Museum will be bringing specimens from the Mobile Museum program to allow market visitors to see and touch real scientific specimens. Get ready to learn about things you’ve never thought of before!
•Bring your own woven (denim, canvas, cotton, flannel, etc.) clothing for custom chain-stitching while you wait! J. Woska Custom Chainstitch will embroider pieces you provide, and also has a selection of handmade clothing and accessories you can choose to have personalized right in front of you!
•Learn about shoemaking and get your feet measured for custom shoes, handmade right here in Logan Square by Alexandria Wills!
•Of course, there’s always pinball, pool, arcade games, and air hockey!

Vendor list:
Mickey Alice Kwapis
Kedzie Avenue
Night Eyes Leather
Twinette Poterie
Lucas Torres
Goldstruck Goods
J Woska Custom Chainstitch
Plant Shop Chicago
Settled Goods
Alexandria Wills

The vendor list is finalized for this event and we are not accepting applications or solicitations. You may inquire about participating in future markets at

•When: Sunday, July 21st // 12-6pm
•Where: Emporium Logan Square, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave.
•What to bring: A reusable shopping bag and cash. Most vendors accept cards and mobile pay, but cash is preferred.
•21+ only, please.

Admission is FREE. Donations to each vendor’s chosen museum are encouraged at the event. Any donations made here will be paid out directly to Specimen Museum for CPS programming.
Please RSVP and invite your friends!

beta party

Beta Party

Emporium Wicker Park / 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave / 6-10p

A quarterly after work event that gives an immersive experience that combines tech + art + music and party.

About this Event
Come check out an amazing after-work event that showcases the latest by Chicago’s tech-creatives at Emporium Arcade Bar. This special edition of Beta Party will be partnered with Wakandacon

Hosted By Jeff Beckham of Black Box Creative

Stay tuned for Presenters + Demos!

RSVP in advance for free entry // $5 after July 18th // $7 Day of

alex zelenka adonis childs

Adonis Childs / Bai-ee / Alex Zelenka / Benji Gunplay

Thursday, August 1st / 21+ / Free before 9pm / $5 after 9pm

Adonis Childs – True Family Unit was established circa 1997, and has been a staple in the Chicago music Scene. Our Artists are growing in popularity and notoriety with every successful event. With such great talent any event with TFU Artists will be a success.

Bai-EE – “…the connection between San Francisco and Chicago is extremely strong and the respect flows both ways. Sonically we all need to hang out a bit more and what better way to make that happen than through a collaborative event like Housepit CHI.”

Alex Zelenka – Connecting with an audience, sharing good vibes and trying to make the world a better place.

Benji Gunplay

Emporium Arcade Bar
1366 N. Milwaukee Ave

gazebo effect

Gazebo Effect / Captain Coopersmith / Red Francis / The Off Days

Saturday, August 17th / 21+ / $5 / Doors 8:30pm / Show 9pm

Gazebo Effect – Sometimes 1 guitar is enough. 2 guitar players are cool. 3 can be madness, but that’s kind of what Gazebo Effect is going for. Rooted in an affinity for songs people can bang their head to, Alt-Rock band Gazebo Effect just wants you to move. The band draws inspiration from incredibly varying acts such as Radiohead, The Allman Brothers Band, Mac Demarco, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and My Morning Jacket; the 5 dudes then chew that up and spit it out on your face in the form of blaring guitar harmonies, smooth singing and an in-your-face rhythm section.

Captain Coopersmith – is new-age multi-genre rock based band from the northewest suburbs of Chicago. We have two singer/songwriters that fuse the bands artistic direction. Our influences are a lot of 60s annd 70s music, we appreciate jazz and blues music, our biggest infulences are My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, Billy joel, Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin & so much more

Red Francis – is a rock n’ roll band based out of Chicago, IL. Between 2010 to 2012, Red Francis frontman, Michael Glader wrote, recorded, and released 2 albums, What’s Left of my Hands & When on High. In 2014, Michael was joined by long-time friends Alex (Drums) and Brett Fishback (Bass) to create the band’s self-titled third album. Immediately after the release, they toured the midwest, west coast, as well as the south. Since then the trio has not slowed down.

The Off Days is a hard-hitting indie-rock quartet from Chicago, Illinois. They rock and roll with jazz and punk to make a blend that’s hard to not move to.

get a card events

MOCA Education Series: Get a Card 6/15

Are you or someone you know interested in getting a medical cannabis card?

We will be answering questions during this event and will have medical cannabis patient card applications available on site; we can guide you easily through the process for both patients and caregivers.

You do not need to be a registered cannabis patient to attend this event.

BONUS: get Free game tokens good at Emporium w/Eventbrite RSVP!

aaron benjamin music

Aaron Benjamin

$5  // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE // 9pm

Aaron Benjamin Music (New Orleans, LA)
Fired in the furnace of the Motor City and steeped in the Big Easy heat, Aaron Benjamin redefines the sound of classic vinyl. Powered by overdriven guitar riffs, interlaced with soaring vocal harmonies, and fueled by the raw force of New Orleans brass, Aaron Benjamin is a new voice in Rock n Roll.

Backed by an incendiary power trio, he has performed throughout New Orleans, the United States, and Europe. His show combines the frenetic grit and intensity of garage rock with the soul and nuance of classic Motown. His debut, self-titled album (available on all streaming platforms) was released to a sold-out crowd at New Orleans’ indie hub, Gasa-Gasa. The record is at once a testament to his upbringing and a roadmap for his future in Rock n Roll.