Guide to Chicago Jagoffs Project Launch Taking a cue from Llano del Rio’s An Antagonists Guide to the Assholes of Los Angeles, Lumpen is hard at work on the Guide to Chicago Jagoffs, a 50-ward survey of people, places, and practices—both past and present—that qualify as rude, annoying, if not downright offensive. In addition to concise, well-researched entries on each of the Jagoffs, the Guide also list groups and organizations that have challenged them and made Chicago a better place. On Sunday, November 2, at 3 PM Lumpen invites you to the Co-Prosperity Sphere to share your own nominees for the title of Chicago Jagoff. Beer provided by Marz Brewing keeps the nerves strong as you take the mic and make your own 1-minute toast to your favorite Jagoff. Your nominee might make it into the published Guide! Guide to Chicago Jagoffs Project Launch Party Sunday, November 2nd, 3 PM (All Soul’s Day) Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219-21 S Morgan) FREE
Guide to Chicago Jagoffs Project Launch
6th Annual Typeforce : Showcase of Typographic All Stars
February 13 - 24, 2015 Calls for works coming soon.
Beware or Be Square ( Oct 27-29 )
BEWARE or Be Square! is a live re-enactment of old-time radio shows produced and directed by spoken-word performer Andrew Gregory Krzak of hardtopronounce Odditorium. He and his fellow actors will perform three shows over three nights during Halloween week using only their voices as props. They will be performing at Bridgeport's Co-Prosperity Sphere, an experimental cultural center at the heart of Bridgeport's revitalization. Details and contact information are below: The hardtopronounce Odditorum presents: BEWARE or Be Square! A terrifying evening of live “Old Time Radio” performances Wherein our shadowy prestidigitators re-enact before your very ears three of the greatest, most spine-chilling moments in the history of radio’s golden age! Program: The Hermit’s Cave: Hanson’s Ghost Lights Out: Bon Voyage Suspense: On a Country Road Late in his career, the great Orson Welles remarked that radio entertainment was “an abandoned mine, a victim of technological restlessness.” Well, for three nights only, the ghost of old time radio walks among us. Join us, won’t you? Monday, October 27, 8pm Tuesday, October 28, 8pm Wednesday, October 29, 8pm At the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp (as a knife) Pay what you can. Any profit goes towards improving the Co-Prosperity Sphere. www.hardtopronounce.com email@example.com http://coprosperity.org/ The producers encourage you to bring your own lightweight folding chair (no joke – it’s the South Side!) Bio: BEWARE or Be Square! is produced and directed by Andrew Gregory Krzak. Mr. Krzak is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and spoken-word performer based in Bridgeport on Chicago’s FABULOUS South Side. Through “hardtopronounce”, he produces creative and commercial endeavors of all kinds. Mr. Krzak hopes such undertakings as BEWARE or Be Square are not only entertaining and thought-provoking, but that they also help to remove the stigma that the South Side is a cultural and economic wasteland. It is instead a vibrant, living neighborhood well worth investing in.
Sept 27 – Mt Eerie show
yes it is happening. Mount Eerie Tim Kinsella TMTHY TRTL Doors 8pm Music: 9pm $12 admission
Bubbly Creek Beer Brawl
Artists for Karen Lewis
Join artists from across Chicago as we party with our next mayor, Karen Lewis, and help her reach City Hall! Multiple musical and poetic performers will get us in the mood for movement building, because a revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having! Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 cash only at the door. Your first drink is FREE with your ticket. Program: We're going to hit the night off with Ethos, (Ethan Viets-VanLear), a powerful youth poet as well as a Prison Abolitionist Organizer and Peace Circle Keeper with Circles and Ciphers, and an autonomous Food Grower with LETS GO Chicago. www.project-nia.org/circles-
and-ciphers.php - letsgochicago.org/ - http://wechargegenocide.org/ wcg-geneva-delegation-profile-
Marvin Tate, Chicago's soulful writer, singer, spoken word performer, Def Poet member, and frontman of the legendary funk band, D-Settlement, has the stage next with a poetic mix of his spell binding, vocal-led, and straight up prophetic solo work. www.tatemarvin.com
Karen Lewis, the current president of the Chicago Teacher's Union, and future mayor of Chicago, will tell us about her vision for not just a single individual to be elected, but for a people's movement to take back the power of government from the profiteering crooks who don't care about us.
Then, Ono the famous and infamous legendary new world industrial soul road warriors lead by Travis Travis Travis, is going to take us away with they're entrancing sound. www.facebook.com/onoband -
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Finally, electronic musician/DJ Starfoxxx (and Karen's former Lane Tech student) will crank up the jams as we dance into the night. www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/ disa_b_5607139.html archives/2014/08/13/chicago-
Sponsored by Artists for Karen Lewis and Rogers Park for Karen Lewis.
#KarenLewisforMayor #RunKarenRun #JamforJustice
Artists for Karen Lewis: www.facebook.com/pages/ producer-starfoxxx-talks- about-dumb-tattoos-sampling- cats-and-his-forthcoming- debut-album Artists-for-Karen-Lewis/
Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago: www.facebook.com/pages/Karen- 363560973780405 Lewis-for-Mayor-of-Chicago/
Rogers Park for Karen Lewis: www.facebook.com/pages/Rogers- 1411143405766868 Park-For-Karen-Lewis/
Contact Artists for Karen Lewis if you would like to be involved in using creativity to support her campaign and build the people's movement for Chicago. 301552593382775
ARCHIVE, A Live Magazine Show Extravaganza
Saturday, October 18, 7PM, $15 ($50 VIP ticket), 21+ 1. ARCHIVE, A Live Magazine Show Extravaganza - Part of the Lit_Luz Festival by Make Magazine. Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3221 S. Morgan Directed by Salonathon’s Jane Beachy, hosted by comedian Adam Burke, with music from Jaime Garza Rodriguez and Ida y Vuelta and Charly Garcia of DJ Collective Sonorama. Environmental design by Chicago Design Museum’s Roman Titus, Mexico City visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda, and Hauthwares. Multi-disciplinary, multilingual, audio/visual, interactive, integrated performances will bring an issue of MAKE alive on stage and showcase collaborations between writers and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City. This event will move between Spanish and English and through the theme, “Archive,” explore the historical contexts in which both Chicago and Mexico City exist, as well as how we document our lives and culture in a digital age. Refreshments and food served. Dancing to follow. Participants include:
- Author, Don De Grazia + Author, Alvaro Enrigue + Author, Irvine Welsh
- Author, Kathleen Rooney + Author and visual artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci
- Visual artist, Kirsten Leenaars + poet, Joel Craig + poet, Luis Felipe Fabre
- Visual artist, Tania Candiani + writer, Fred Sasaki
- Poet, Marvin Tate + novelist, Valeria Luisell
- Poet and visual artist, Valerie Mejer + Poet, Daniel Borzutzky
- Novelist, Brenda Lozano + TBD performers