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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

Details TBA

Sobremesa Supper Club

Spring is flirting with us, it comes and goes, let's heat things up once and for all with a night full of Latin flavors and Latin beats. The Sobremesa team has been hard at work, here's a preview of some of the dishes that we'll be serving on Saturday: asparagus + ramps + yogurt sunchockes +guajillo + parsley pork + spring garlic + broth Some tickets are still available, tickets will be sold only UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 17th at 8PM. No tickets will be sold at the door during the day of the event, so make sure you get your ticket today and join us to celebrate spring! More details below: Chef Moya and Sobremesa will prepare a special 5-course menu that will showcase the best flavors that spring has to offer (meat will be served, vegetarian options available upon request). Courses will be paired with a secret, locally brewed Berliner beer that will be "enhanced" with unique flavor shots specially crafted for each dish.   Come eat, drink and dance as our friends from (((SONORAMA))) spin their vintage Latin sounds all night long. Please join us in this special celebration of spring, this will be Sobremesa's only event in April and it is sure to be a memorable one.  Tickets available while they last at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/604817   When: April 19th, 2014 (8pm to 1am) Cost: $68+ ticket fee (ticket includes 5 course meal and beer pairings) Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St Music: The crew from Sonorama will spin vinyl all night long

South Side Projections

South Side Projections and Co-Prosperity Sphere present
BRING THE RUCKUS: RED GROOMS ON CELLULOID
Where: Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607 When: Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 PM (Doors open @ 7) How Much: $5 suggested donation
In partnership with the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Projections presents BRING THE RUCKUS: RED GROOMS ON CELLULOID, a sampling of experimental works from the 1960s. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute, Red Grooms is best known for his expressionistic sculpto-pictoramas depicting the hustle and bustle of urban existence. Like many Pop Art luminaries, he shattered the highfalutin sanctity of the gallery space, bridging the divide between high art and mass culture. A cross between Busby Berkeley and Jack Smith, TAPPY TOES (1969, 19 min., 16mm) is a kitschy musical with kaleidoscopic visuals that uses Grooms’s massive installation City of Chicago as its backdrop. Look out for cameo appearances by Hairy Who heavyweights Ed Paschke and Karl Wirsum. FAT FEET (1966, 19 min., 16mm) is a mixed-media stop-motion short made with longtime collaborator Mimi Gross. Reminiscent of Grooms’s metropolitan dioramas, the film features a whimsical caricature of a city come alive, complete with an anthropomorphized mailbox. Finally, George Kuchar’s ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BLESSED (1968, 43 min., 16mm) chronicles a surreal cross-country road trip with Grooms that culminates in a performance piece starring Grooms himself. Kuchar called it “a diary of our work as we head for the Pacific Ocean in a suicidal plunge for theatrical infamy.”
South Side Projections Contact: Harrison Sherrod, 312.504.1954, southsideprojections@gmail.com

Story Club Chicago

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.  

Mash Tun Festival’s New Wave Brewers Bash

  Mash Tun Festival: The New Wave Brewers Bash May 3, 2014  3-7pm Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S Morgan Street Join us as we celebrate the release of Mash Tun Journal # 5 and meet the new generation of breweries that have recently launched in Chicagoland. You get a copy of the new issue of the mag, a tasting glass, and pours of brews by New Wave breweries like: 18th Street, One Trick Pony, Horse Thief HollowDryhop, Off Color, Ale Syndicate, Slap Shot, Atlas, Lake Effect, BuckleDown, Penrose, Une Année  and others. Complementary vittles and other surprises in store. Admission is $35  ( $25 for Mash Tun Society Members – What is that? ) •  You must RSVP and purchase tickets online via our Eventbrite site or in person at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar.  Major credit cards accepted. No Refunds. After purchasing admission your name will be on our RSVP list at the door. Please bring your ID and show your receipt from paypal. Eventbrite - Mash Tun Festival’s New Wave Brewers Bash