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Works by Rob Christopher

7pm Join us for a special evening showcasing new works my carpenter,  Rob Christopher. Rob works with reclaimed and found materials. His work can be found on the streets of Bridgeport in the form of  the Bridgeport Streetscaping Society Planters.   Rob will be showing furniture and sculptural objects as well as other 2D and 3D work.

Mash Tun Presents: The 2014 Hombrewer’s Ball

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 10.42.33 PM   Mash Tun Society and Mash Tun Journal present: 
The 2014 Homebrewer’s Ball Join us at Mash Tun Society’s First Annual Homebrewer’s Competition! For $30 ( $25 for Mash Tun Society members)  you get: - Tastes of all the Homebrew entries - A Mash Tun Tasting Glass - A Homebrewer’s Ball T-shirt Live  Silk-screened by Teetsy! (supplies limited) - Vittles by The Doner Men and The Salsa Truck -  A vote for best brews in the competition. The winner gets their beer brewed at Marz Community Brewing Company - A copy of the new Mash Tun Guide to Craft Beer in Illinois - Tastes of Marz Community Brewing Co. beers Featuring beers by: Armando Cobian and Christina Cobian, Chuck Patella, Cassie Webster and Brody Webster, Kyle Shaver and Kevin Shaver, Steven Schaab with help from Mark Paris, David Erwin Merz III and Cameron Mark Cieglo, Robby Zahm and Jacques Laramie, Walter Ornelas, Joel Timm and Taylor Southworth, Chris Chesser, Sean Fitzpatrick, Oscan Montenegro and Dany Reyes, and Josh Smith TICKET INFO Non Members must visit this link for tickets. Mash Tun Society Members use this link for the discounted price. The membership password has been emailed to you. Judging of the event is open to members of the Mash Tun Society only. Proceeds of the event go to the Public Media Institute, the non profit that publishes Mash Tun Journal and organizes The Mash Tun Society. The Mash Tun Society is a craft beer and artisan food club that presents programming throughout the year in the city of Chicago. The Society was established for people who enjoy the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, & society. The Non profit organization publishes The Mash Tun Journal and produces many events and programs like the Mash Tun Festivals, The Homebrewers Ball, the annual Art of Beer exhibition and other exclusive drinking and eating events and gatherings. To become a member of the Mash Tun Society please visit: http://www.mashtunjournal.org/the-mash-tun-society/ New members will receive complementary entry to the 2014 Homebrewer's Ball.

South Side Projections presents VERY FINE CATS INDEED: Experimental Feline Films on 16mm

South Side Projections presents VERY FINE CATS INDEED: Experimental Feline Films on 16mm When: Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St. Admission: $7 South Side Projections presents its second annual screening of experimental films about cats. All films will be projected from 16mm film. The screening is divided into two programs, one that's probably suitable for all ages, and one that's definitely adults only. Screeners are not available for this program, although you can watch Carolee Schneemann's FUSES online at this link: https://vimeo.com/12606342 7PM – Program One – Probably Suitable for All Ages – 47 min.
  • Robert Breer’s RUBBER CEMENT (1975, 10 min.) is a color photocopy film that contains an affectionate homage to Felix the Cat. Jonathan Rosenbaum called Breer “the key figure in avant-garde animation.”
  • Pola Chapelle’s FISHES IN SCREAMING WATER (1969, 6 min.), created for the very first cat film festival INTERCAT ’69, features Georgecat, the accommodating feline who starred in How to Draw a Cat, in a performance that Jonas Mekas said “continues the great tradition of acting established by Rin Tin Tin.”
  • Ken Jacobs’s AIRSHAFT (1967, 4 min.) is a single shot from a fixed camera from within a darkened room, out a fire-escape door, and into the airshaft between buildings, and there’s a cat in there somewhere.
  • Roberta Cantow’s IF THIS AIN'T HEAVEN (1984, 27 min.) is a moving, tender documentary about the relationship between a middle-aged press operator and his constant companion, a cat named Africa.
8PM – Program 2 – Definitely Not Suitable for Kids – 39 min.
  • Caroline Koebel’s PUSS! THE BOOTED CAT (1995, 13 min.) is an erotic short about the various incarnations of the classic fairytale, but transformed here into a contemporary adventure of unrequited love and feline feminine power.
  • Carolee Schneemann’s FUSES (1967, 23 min.) is, according to B. Ruby Rich, “devastatingly erotic, transcending the surfaces of sex to communicate its true spirit, its meaning as an activity for herself and, quite accurately, women in general.”
How Much: $7 admission

June 5-7: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

CAPE is excited to share with you the amazing work generated by over 50 teachers and teaching artists and 900 students at nine CPS Fine and Performing Arts magnet schools during the past three years of the Portfolio Design Project. From June 5-7, 2014 CAPE will host a series of public and CPS-related events, including our big celebration on June 6 from 6 to 9 pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 South Morgan Street. All events are free. For more information and to  RSVP click here!

Midwest Premier: Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland

April 25 • 8pmAfter Critical Mass Ride • $5 Please join us for the midwest premier of Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland. Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland is the story of where Portland's culture and infrastructure came from and how to build your own! Enjoy an evening of "Left Coast vs. Middle Coast" like a rap battle. Panel discussion/Q&A following the screening will feature local folks with connections to Critical Mass and bike advocacy in the urban environment. About the Film: The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of car-oriented civilization. Aftermass is the first feature documentary to explore the events, people, politics, and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States. Aftermass features many of the leaders and major participants behind the growth of bicycling ridership since 1971. The narrative demonstrates the complex dynamic throughout the 1990s between advocacy organizations, politicians, city planners, and the then new, grassroots Critical Mass ride. The film is full of smiling faces on two wheels, but also explores the controversies, setbacks, and bumps along the way, including riots, political roadblocks, and an illegal police spy. Written by Anonymous

Story Club South Side

What is Story Club?

Story Club is a nonfiction storytelling show.   The goal of Story Club is to mix the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater.  Each show has both open mic and featured performers.  Story Club is proud to be a part of the thriving live lit community in Chicago. We give you a mic and 8 minutes. You tell us a story. Sign up at 7:30pm.  

4/20: Brain Frame and CAKE Fundraiser

A BENEFIT FOR THE CHICAGO ALTERNATIVE COMICS EXPO :: KEVIN BUDNIK / JENNA CARAVELLO / LYRA HILL / RACHEL NIFFENEGGER / PUP HOUSE / JEN RICKERT BRAIN FRAME, the performative comix reading series, is teaming up with CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, to bring you the second annual CAKE Frame fun-draiser! Bid on original art works from talented Chicagoans (including Chris Ware, Nicole Hollander, and Ivan Brunetti) and enjoy a wide variety of comics performances, live drawing, and live music. With readings by: Kevin Budnik [www.kevinbudnik.com] Rachel Niffenegger [www.rachelniffenegger.com] Pup House [www.saradrake.info/pup-house] Jen Rickert [http://jmrickert.tumblr.com/] Live drawing with: Jenna Caravello [www.jennacaravello.com] Live music from: El Is A Sound Of Joy [http://elisasoundofjoy.blogspot.com/] And auctioneer: Lyra Hill [www.lyrahill.com] SUNDAY, APRIL 20th (Easter) at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street. $5-20 sliding scale. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Come early to check out the auction items by these artists!: David Alvarado Ivan Brunetti Kevin Budnik Andy Burkholder Neil Brideau Danielle Chenette Anya Davidson Jo Dery Nick Drnaso Krystal Elisa DiFronzo Keith Herzik Lyra Hill Edie Fake Rebecca Mir Grady Steven Krakow Bret Koontz Brett Manning Ben Marcus Lane Milburn Max Morris Paul Nudd Peanut Gallery Onsmith Jeremy Otto Splotch Grant Reynolds Keiler Roberts Brad Rohloff Bred Rohloff Jeremy Tinder Chris Ware Leslie Weibeler and Jeff Zwirek http://BRAINFRAME.tumblr.com/ www.CAKECHICAGO.com

Chicago Art Partners in Education

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