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Bellwether Market and Music Festival at the Hideout!

For their debut event on Saturday, June 8 though Sunday June 9, each day from noon to dusk, the Bellwether producers have joined forces with The Hideout to kick off summer!
May 13, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Bellwether combines a creative menagerie of epicurean, purveyor, and experiential delights. It’s a celebration of locally produced goods, music, objects, and art; including records, speciality goods, vintage, home decor, and artisanal food. There will be food vendors and trucks, plus drinks to taste and tipple, including drafts from Revolution Brewery, cocktails from Death’s Door, and wine from Oliver Winery.
The weekend includes workshops, demos, and opportunities to meet artists and purveyors from a variety of mediums. Including make-and-take projects, such as terrarium-making classes from Logan Square flower shop, Fleur, a make-your-own sculpture table by Rebuilding Exchange, and yarn-spinning classes hosted by Michigan-based Videnovinch Farms. Plus, an audience participatory art installation by Essimar and a free photo booth by Smilebooth.
Bellwether features performances outside The Hideout and in the street by Tortoise’s Jeff Parker, The Paulina Hollers, Abraham Levitan, Ami Saraiya & The Outcome, Black Bear Combo, and the Low Down Brass Band. Plus, DJ sets by Damon Locks, Tony Sarabia, Peter Margasak, Reckless Records, and more.
On Saturday, in The Hideout’s back room, enjoy homegrown film footage from the Chicago Film Archives that reflect our city’s glorious (and not so glorious) past, as well as rarely-seen amateur sound shorts from the vault. Saturday night after-dark programming from 8pm-10pm includes sketch comedy show NED Talks and a very special film screening. Sunday brings the kid-friendly Adventure Sandwich, and the very adult-friendly Drunken Spelling Bee.
Sunday morning, Bellwether will host a beer and brunch feast at Ada St. Restaurant with Revolution Brewery pairings. A limited number of feast tickets will go on sale May 21.
Bellwether would like to thank sponsors: Revolution Brewery, Oliver Winery, Death’s Door Spirits, New York Times, as well as non-profit partner 826CHI.

WHO: Bellwether trio includes Renegade Craft Fair producers Susie Daly and Mat Daly, with The Vintage Bazaar producer, Libby Alexander. Partnering with Katie, Tim, Mike, Jim and The Hideout crew.
WHAT: A market, happening, and feast that combines the ‘greatest hits’ of festivals out there, in a more intimate, empathetic, and organic way. Bellwether will be lovely and raucous, celebratory and sublime. Bellwether brings together good friends, good food, and good things. All outside on a beautiful summer weekend!
ADMISSION: Day hours June 8 and 9: suggested donation $10, kids under 12 are free. June 8 after-hours: $10 suggested donation. Sunday feast: limited number of $50 tickets for sale online on May 21.
WHERE: Outside of The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, along Wabansia (Elston to Throop) and N. Ada St.
WHEN: June 8 day hours from noon to dark with after hours 8-10pm, and June 9 noon to dark.