Now recruiting for clubs for Fall!

Feel free to let us know via email if you'd like to start your own club or join an existing club.

The more the merrier!


Paint a masterpiece with your friends and family while benefiting the people of Puerto Rico suffering from hurricane disaster. You will learn how to create a beautiful painting guided by a professional artist. No painting experience is required.

PRICE: $25 a ticket



Saturday, December 9, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST


Zakat Foundation of America

7421 West 100th Place

Bridgeview, IL 60455


The Surviving the Mic Open Mic is a safe space performance series for survivors of trauma. 

The Surviving the Mic Open Mic is open to anyone who identifies as a survivor of some kind of trauma, with mic priority given to survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence. We're open to folks 14 and up.

The Surviving the Mic Open Mic takes place the third Monday of every month, from 6:00-8:00pm, at Cup & Spoon Cafe, located at 2415 W. North Avenue in Chicago, IL.

Anyone of any experience level is invited to share their poetry, music, prose, comedy, or creativity on the open mic. To be considered as a featured performer, please attend one of our open mics first, then email us at

The Surviving the Mic Open Mic is a safe space, meaning that the audience is expected to listen with compassion and all boundaries must be respected, especially physical. Consent should never be presumed, especially when it comes to touching. It’s better to ask and feel awkward, than not ask and trigger.

In terms of triggers, there is no way that people will not be triggered in the space, as folks are sharing stories that they need to tell that might use language or imagery that could be triggering. This article, from CALCASA (the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault), provided us with some insight about triggers. Read here: 

We have volunteer first responders that attend every open mic. Nikki Patin, the founder of Surviving the Mic, hosts it every month and she is an Illinois state-certified Crisis Counselor. If you’re interested in being a first responder, please email us at

We want this to be a space where people can be vulnerable but we also want to care for and respect that vulnerability. The intention is to give space to people speaking poetry to power, telling the truths they need to tell.

We are LGBTQ friendly and accessible.


Monday, December 18, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST


Cup & Spoon

2415 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647


In Kizuki, we are passionate on giving back to our community and we want to invite you to join us!

Participate in our anime nights in December starting 12/05/2017,

  • Guests who make a charitable donation toward the designated foundation (We recommend $2 per guest) will be able to make a seating reservation during movie nights (Up to 10 reservations per event, rest of the seating is first come first serve with free admission).

  • We will take down your reservation based on your doaniton amoun (Example, $6 donation for a party of three)

  • 10% of the Dessert Sales will benefit a specific charitable foundation during the anime night.


Below is the movie night lineup and foundation partners for each week in December.


12/05 07:00 PM: Naruto Night!

12/06 07:00 PM: Naruto Night!

- The Greater Chicago Food Depository


12/12 07:00 PM: Your Name

12/13 07:00 PM: Kiki's delivery

- The Greater Chicago Food Depository


12/19 07:00 PM: Howls Moving Castle

12/20 07:00 PM: Initial D, the Movie

- Chicago Police Memorial


12/26 07:00 PM: Spirited Away

12/27 07:00 PM: Totoro

- Chicago Police Memorial


100% of your donation will go toward the designated foundation every week


  • We will open 10 reservations each week during movie night. The rest of the seating is first come first serve with free admission.

  • We will take down your reservation based on your donation amount (Ex: $6 donation for a party of three)

  • Keep in mind that the movie is playing in a fully seated restaurant. The sound quality is not up to theater standard. We are doing the event for pure love of Japanese Animes and our community.

  • Your reservation will be kept for you 30 mins before, and 15 mins after the anime starts. If you arrive a15 mins after the anime starts, you will be put on the first spot on the wait list.

  • No refund since 100% of your donation will go toward the charity.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST


Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya Wicker Park

1482 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

Jason Corey

Recording Arts

Jason is a 2014 Recording Arts graduate and he's currently an Event Technician at ENCORE Event Technologies. We asked Jason a few questions about his current role and here's what he had to say!

What do you like most about working at ENCORE Event Technologies?​

I enjoy how everyday is a different experience. There's a lot of variation to it that requires troubleshooting, problem solving and flexibility.

What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates currently job searching?


Just don't give up. Seriously, job searching is soul crushing because you will go weeks without ever hearing back from all these different places. Just keep working on your side projects and improving your resume.  


How did your experience at TFC help you join your industry? 

It gave me a first-hand example of how quick things move in this industry. Nothing in this industry just falls into your lap, you've got to go for it.


What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates come along?


How seriously did they treat their short time at TFC. Were they out at parties every weekend or were they putting spare time in the studios working on side projects? Also, how do they treat their peers. An arrogant person is someone I never enjoy working with.

What was your favorite thing about TFC?


By far, the work ethic shared by the students and the teachers. Even being in the field it's hard to find a group of people all on the same page like that; to get work done and support each other's work. 

Name one thing that made you choose TFC over other colleges?


It was real. Real industry professional teachers working with students on real projects. The staff cared about the school, students, and projects. It only took me one visit to campus to realize that and feel the energy of this place.   

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?


Book. More. Studio. Time. Seriously, those studios (and the gear!) are rad and you're gonna miss them when their gone. Make as many student films, tracks, recordings, games as possible in your time there. The fastest and most efficient way to learn is to work on as many projects as possible. You're first ones aren't going to be great, so don't treat them as such (and trust me, the teachers won't either). The more chances you give yourself to learn and experience new things the better off you're going to be.


Join us for our Teach-In series featuring a screening Ida Lupino’s Hard, Fast, and Beautifulfollowed by a discussion with Therese Grisham.

In Hard, Fast and Beautiful, Lupino looks at a mother’s relentless drive for her daughter’s success as a means of resisting the obstacles women face in gaining and possessing financial and personal independence. Florence Farley stars as a young tennis star who is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.

Therese Grisham teaches film from feminist and gender studies perspectives at Oakton Community College, serves on the editorial committee of desistfilm, and is the co-author of a new book, Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in a Time of Transition.


Monday, December 4, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CST



1517 West Fullerton Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614



If you wish to check out a laptop and/or power supply from the I.T. Department, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID 

(such as a Driver's License or State ID) with the I.T. Department while you are borrowing a laptop and/or power supply.  This ID WILL BE RETURNED to you when you bring the equipment back to the I.T. Department.  



Please note that NO LAPTOPS AND/OR POWER SUPPLIES CAN BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT LEAVING AN ID!!! There will be no exceptions to this policy.







Beginning this Fall, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (Driver's License or State ID) at the InfoCommons service desk if you wish to use the TV, Blu-Ray player, and/or one of the gaming systems in the InfoCommons (XBOX360, PS3, Wii). Your ID WILL BE RETURNED when you have returned all borrowed remotes and/or controllers.  




Join us for an evening of short documentaries and conversation with the filmmakers. Each month Jeff Spitz curates a fresh new linup of inspiring docs that make a difference. The evening includes new talent and veteran filmmakers who have the opportunity to interact with live audiences about their films, the issues they raise, and using media to create social change. Screenings include works in progress, finished shorts, and teasers and trailers for longer documentaries. Admission is free. Space is limited. Check for line up.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST


Uncommon Ground

3800 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60613





The Pixel Pushers - Three students from the Animation & VFX program, Max Gugel Dawson, Alex Vincent Giannini and Blue Murray, recently started a club by the name of Pixel Pushers. The club first originated as an art club, but Max, Alex and Blue quickly realized that it was not what they had envisioned, as it lacked structure and focus. Therefore, the club transformed into an elite modeling club. What makes this club elite? Well, it's a try-out club. Meaning, students interested in joining the Pixel Pushers must be recommended by an existing club member and/or faculty member, and must provide an example of a 3D model of a specific telephone model. This process assures there's a genuine interest in the club and what it has to offer its members.


Max also mentioned that the Pixel Pushers is not limited to Animation & VFX students only. He's aware that there may be students from other disciplines interested in the field of Animation & VFX. For those particular students, a recommendation along with a genuine interest (and a good vibe) is necessary in order to collaborate with the club.

The Pixel Pushers are currently working on recreating a 3D model of the Byers' house from the Netflix show, Stranger Things, which is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s.


CALOR is inviting you to join us as a communidad to honor those who have left us in our fight against HIV/AIDS. This is a FREE event - so join us after work for some drinks/food, a drag show, and dance the night away.

Free Services at the event: 
-HIV Testing by CALOR Staff

-HEP C Testing by Brothers Health Collective Staff

-PrEP Consultations from PrepConnect

-Medical Marijuana Consultations by Mission IL

Music by DJ OCD (Wanda Rodriguez)
Food by Casa Yari
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Concepts

Sponsored by: AIDS Healthcare FoundationAIDS Foundation of Chicago/ Regional Resource Network Program Region 5


Friday, December 1, 2017

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST


Latin Rhythms Academy of Dance & Performance

210 North Racine Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607


Classic Album Sundays, Saturday Audio Exchange, CHIRP Radio, Dark Matter Coffee, and event organizer Sam Willett will be celebrating the slick and funky ganga rap legacy of Dr. Dre's The Chronic by listening to it in its entirety on vinyl.

Saturday Audio Exchange, a well-renowned Chicago independent music dealer, will be providing a custom-curated hi-fi audio system to make this experience come to life on vinyl. In attending the event, you will listen to the album as if you are watching a movie- no phones, no distractions, and complete focus on precise production engrained in The Chronic. Take a look at the sound equipment Classic Album Sundays typically uses at their events here.


5:30-6:30 pm- Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Dr. Dre, including NWA, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Anderson .Paak, and more. Free Sam-made Lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees. It's also BYOB.

6:35 pm- Sam gives presentation on The Chronic, detailing its recording process and lyrical content

6:45 pm- Sam drops the needle on The Chronic


Sunday, December 17, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST


Saturday Audio Exchange

1021 West Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60657




Holiday Break:  December 23, 2017 -

                         January 1, 2018



9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602


Students (Career Services)


Students (Student Services)





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