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Beyond Heaven Book Release

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2022

1942 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Non-Profit Gallery or Cultural Space

Open to the public: October, 22nd & 23rd / 12-8pm

Beyond Heaven Book Release

Saturday, Oct. 22nd

  • Mario "Liv It Up" Luna Book Signing / 1-4pm

  • Party Crew Roundtable / 6-8pm

  • DJ Sets by Luis Gabriel Aguilera & Jesse De La Peña / 8-10pm

Sunday, Oct. 23rd

  • Mario "Liv It Up" Luna Book Signing / 1-5pm


We are celebrating the release of Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers, Volume III with a weekend long exhibition and programs including a signing by author Mario "Liv It Up" Luna who grew up in Pilsen and a roundtable discussing the history of party crews hosted by Luis Gabriel Aguilera, a member of Pilsen-centric Ultimate Party Crew. We are being hosted by La Esquina, a newer cultural center who host art and photography workshop for the community.


Almighty & Insane Books is a platform to examine/preserve history and culture from Chicagoland by working with artists and archives to create printed publications. Beyond Heaven is a series of books dedicated to cataloging house music flyers from the collection of Mario "Liv It Up" Luna.

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