Hope that you some of you were able to attend our big party at the MCA last Friday! A lot of love was in the air! You can see pictures from the event here and check on your Love is a Paper Moon photo booth photos here. Many thanks to those who came and partied and those who contributed their artistic talents to it.
Are you ready to get lovey this week? We are!
Tonight at Soup and Bread we reprise one of last year’s most popular – if challenging – nights: soups celebrating the Valentine’s Day trifecta of love, lust, and hate. Our soup cooks all come from the ranks of LTH Forum, who are promising an aphrodisiac tomato soup, Vietnamese rice soup with a beef heart meatball (!), potage de garbanzos/cocido andaluz (featuring saffron, the spice of love) and a whole lot more! Pay what you can donations benefit Casa Catalina in Back of the Yards.
Afterwards we celebrate the Huglife Record Release Party and Haiti Benefit for Psalm One! Joined by SHOW YOU SUCK and The Irregulars this will be an awesome night with dancing and celebration of one of Chicago’s best MCs.
Thursday is another record release party with Rachel Ries & The Never Lonely at the helm. Rachel Ries, returning from a years-long hiatus, is releasing her third long player, Ghost of a Gardener on Feb 18. Recorded right here in Chicago at Pieholden Suite Sounds (studio of the late Jay Bennett), Ghost was co-produced with David Vandervelde and features Chicagoans Emmett Kelly, Evan Bivins, Ari Bolles as well as Gregory Alan Isakov and string & horn sections culled from across the country. Panoramic and True & Weatherman open.
Friday is Valentines day so come make oogly eyes at the handsome co-hosts of Shame That Tune, Brian Costello and Abraham Levitan. A night that will feature contestants with stories perhaps of love gone awry, come cringe and laugh along with this uniquely wonderful game show.
Later we have The Weepin’ Willows who have paired their annual Valentine’s Day party with the spectacle that is Grit & The Double Knit, who will be releasing their debut 7”, Gonna Go Bad, with a set featuring the fabulous burlesque and vaudeville act, Burlesco! in which Chicago’s finest burlesque dancers will perform live to the dark and spooky barroom blues of Grit & The Double Knit. Host Mark The Knife leaves no knuckle unwhitened with an act that can include knife and whip tricks, flaming bowling balls, and unicycles.Come out early for a very special opening set with Alice Drinks The Kool Aid, featuring Tony Magee, owner and founder of Lagunitas Brewing, musician since birth, author since 2012, never without music, beer, or words…. all in all, a perfect night for lovers and loners alike.
Saturday is the Annual Hideout Makeout Party which is billed as: “An Evening of Aural Intercourse”, that will feature The Makeout Party Orchestra performing originals, arrangements of film music, and classic love themes. Music by John Barry, Frank Zappa, Celine Dion, Rimsky-Korsakov, The Ventures, Herb Alpert, Scott Walker, Roommate, Ennio Morricone, Mark Messing, and Jefferey Thomas will be featured.” Advance ticket purchases are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The Hideout Dance Party this week is with none other than Yo Cupid! DJs (Andrea Jablonski and Mitch Cocanig) who will keep you shaking that ass all night long.
Sunday is The Hideout Harmonica Hoedown! It’s the third annual celebration of the world’s most popular portable instrument in one of the top “harmonica towns” in the world. Tonight features Joe Filisko, James Conway, Bob Kessler and special guest Yuri Lane!
Monday, Robbie Fulks continues his residency with a special farewell tribute to Ray Price.
Tuesday, is the literary death match Write Club hosted by Ian Belknap. 3 bouts of 2 opposing writers/2 opposing ideas (assigned in advance) who have 7 minutes apiece and the audience picks a winner. This show is always a fun bloodsport!
Later, we have the third night of Nora O’Connor‘s Residency where she will be joined by the Chicago favorite The Flat Five. With a wide range of songs from all different genres and the heart-melting harmonies of Nora and Kelly Hogan’s voices we are beyond thrilled to have them back at the Hideout once again. This one is close to selling out so get your tickets now!