Quick reminder that the Hideout Block Party / Onion & AV Fest is coming up! We’ve got another fantastic bill with Death Cab for Cutie, The War On Drugs, The Dismemberment Plan, funky METERS, Mac DeMarco, The Handsome Family and more! Get all of the details here and get your tickets now!
Tonight, we welcome the return of Veggie Bingo! Join us tonight from 5:30-8PM for bingo, beer, and hot dogs (courtesy of our friends at Hot Doug’s). Our callers tonight are bingo veterans Gwen and JeremyLemos! We’ll have a bounty of prizes from local growers and food producers, including Crumb Bread, Co-Op Hot Sauce, Central Pickling, Agate Publishing, Urban Accents, Peasants’ Plot, Metropolis Coffee, Local Folks Foods, Dill Pickle Co-op, and our grand prize–a huge bag of fruits and vegetables from Irv and Shelly’s Fresh Picks!
Then, Immediate Sound Series presents The Russ Johnson Quartet. Two sets with Russ Johnson on trumpet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Anton Hatwich on bass and Tim Daisy on drums.
Thursday, Chicago Film Archives celebrates their 10th Anniversary at the 3rd annual CFA Media Mixer! CFA’s annual video remix-centric benefit returns with an impressive lineup of video premieres, DJs and raffle prizes. WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia (Morning Shift, Radio M) will be on deck spinning the tunes, while Alison Cuddy(Chicago Humanities Festival) acts as our master of ceremonies. At the heart of this fabulously fun event is the PREMIERE of 3 video collaborations made entirely with footage from CFA. This year’s talented line-up includesLatham Zearfoss and Bastardgiest, Lori Felker and Cheer-Accident and Deborah Stratman and Olivia Block.
Friday, the University of Chicago presents South Side Stories. South Side Stories aims to raise the voices of African American youth ages 13-24 living on the South Side of Chicago, and create an innovative body of social science research and education to better inform community members who work with youth. View and discuss their “digital stories” – short videos combining narratives, images and music – at this special presentation facilitated by digital storyteller and artist Seed Lynn.
Later, we have the great double bill of Walking Bicycles and Velocicopter. Two hair raising raucous filled sets will be had while we bang our heads to some face-melting tunes. Don’t miss two of Chicago’s best fromHighwheel Records.
Saturday, Strand of Oaks will be playing as part of the XRT/Billions First Impressions showcase. Collaborating with J Mascis on new album HEAL, Strand of Oaks Tim Showalter’s new album is deeply personal and unwittingly anthemic. Opening up we have The River Monks and Daniel Knox.
Dance party at midnight is Home Skillet! Spinning the finest of 80s & 90s jams bring your slab bracelets and get jiggly with it!
Sunday is A Day in the Country. A whole day of great country music, BBQ, home-made pie, and tasty drinks, all at the friendly ol’ Hideout. A massive lineup includes Nora O’Connor, Sanctified Grumblers, Lawrence Peters Outfit, Gin Palace Jesters, Honky Tonk Parade, Chandelier Swingers, Golden Horse Ranch Band, Kory Quinn, The Harrow, The Lantern Kickers and Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders.
Monday, we have Robbie Fulks holding it down with fellow singer songwriter Robbie Gjersoe.
Tuesday, we have the final God, Sex, Death Variety Hour hosted by Danny Black. Come by and see some of the strangest and darkest comedy in all of Chicago for a farewell performance.
Later, we have the final night of Theatre Ooblecks Residency. They also say farewell by offering a party for the book This Land I Love. A musical celebration of a new book of by John Shaw, one of Oobleck’s founding members. Shaw, now based in Seattle, Washington, is the author of This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems. This work of musical and social history was one of The Atlantic’s Notable Releases of Fall 2013 and is one of six finalists for The Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing.
See you soon!