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Lowriders, After Honor at City Hall, Plan Video Party at Redmoon Theater

By Chloe Riley | October 17, 2013 4:32pm
 Lowrider culture was honored Wednesday by a resolution from Ald. Danny Solis.
Lowrider culture was honored Wednesday by a resolution from Ald. Danny Solis.
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PILSEN — For the record, 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis loves lowriders, those decked-out cars that shimmy and bounce.

So much so, the alderman halted last Wednesday’s City Council meeting to note that he used to own one of the vehicles and then introduced a resolution honoring the Pilsen Chicago Urban Art Society’s work with the lowrider community.

Lowriders were lined up outside City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

The resolution stated: “The City of Chicago, in particular, has long been an integral component in the Lowrider movement's migration from Los Angeles to the Midwest … The impressive artistry, superior mechanical skill, and close-knit camaraderie of those within the Lowrider community has helped to keep the spirit of this movement alive by its car clubs, families and enthusiasts.”

The Chicago Urban Art Society has hosted the Slow and Low, a festival of all things lowrider, for the past three years. To gear up for next year’s fest, the group will host a Lowrider Fest video partynext month with highlights from this year’s August event.

Redmoon Theater is hosting the video party at its warehouse space, 2120 S. Jefferson St. at 7 p.m.  Nov. 15. Admission is $10 and includes light food, cash bar, music and dancing.