Join us for Local Live(s) — an evening of storytelling and entertainment
Make yourself at home!
Join the Chicago Sun-Times’ latest virtual gathering of journalists and strangers you wish you knew on our next season of Local Live(s).
This season will feature artists and speakers from right here in our own backyard, sharing experiences of making Chicago a home away from home.
Our Local Live(s) event will uncover personal stories that will change your perspective, introduce artists that are creating our collective future and pass the mic to voices that don’t often have a stage.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of our next Local Live(s) on August 25 at 7:00 p.m. to hear stories about Making Chicago Home from:
Musician, music teacher and former American Idol contestant Ephraim Bugumba. In 1999, at three years old, Bugumba fled the city of Makobola in the Democratic Republic of Congo with his family and eventually emigrated to the United States as a refugee in 2012. His harrowing journey inspires his music today.
Sun-Times journalist Ismael Perez. Perez recently moved back to Chicago after spending much of the pandemic in Texas with his family. Perez instantly felt a sense of community when moving into his new apartment in Pilsen.
Local Live(s) is hyper-local, super creative and incredibly fun.
Brought to you by Back Pocket Media and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Wednesday, August 25
7:00 p.m. CT