WICKER PARK — Girls hoping to get a taste of the upcoming Girls Rock! summer camp are invited to join a Saturday "ShredShop" organized by the Chicago-based nonprofit group dedicated to fostering creative expression, self-esteem and community awareness through music.
Set for Saturday at Josephinum Academy, 1501 N. Oakley Ave. in Wicker Park, the ShredShop offers three workshops. Participants can sign-up online.
At the DJ class from 10 a.m. to noon, instructor and Girls Rock! board member Sarah Frier will teach the fundamentals of vinyl DJ-ing.
"Participants will leave with an understanding of DJ basics and get tips for how to buy their own equipment," Frier said.
The class, for girls age 8 and up, is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation range of $10 to $40.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a "Bystander Intervention Training for Teens" will focus on "different intersections of oppression, including race, gender, religion, and class and how to stand up for yourself and your community members when met with oppression."
The workshop is for girls age 13 to 18, with a suggested donation of $10 to $20.
The final session from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m is a free "Inclusive Music Coalition Meet-Up" for all ages.
Women, girls, transgender youth and adults, and gender nonconforming youth and adults are invited to stop by to chat with other like-minded musicians and sign up to share music at an open mic.
For more info on Girls Rock! Chicago, visit girlsrockchicago.org.