Undergrad Underground Presents: Marty DeRosa

February 11, 2016 at The Playground Theater in Chicago.

We’re back bay beeeee! Undergrad Underground is ready to bring you another stacked week of stand-up comedy to make you have a good time. It’s a frat party without the frat party. We’ve got:

Marty DeRosa (Wrestling With Depression Podcast, Comedians You Should Know)
Joel Boyd (The Martin Luther Kings of Comedy, The Second City)
Caitlin Checkeroski (Laugh Factory)
Dane Arden (100 Proof Comedy)
Abe Rabinowitz (ComedySportz)
Marty O’Connor (Undergrad Underground)
all hosted by Jaboukie Young-White!

Come hang with us!

February 11th//Playground Theater//10pm//$5 Students//$10 GA

Address: 3209 N Halsted St, Chicago
Undergrad Underground Presents: Marty DeRosa

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VHS VII – The Age of Tapes

March 04, 2016 at At North in Chicago.

VHS is a show where some of Chicago’s best Stand-Up Comedians watch odd VHS tapes found at garage sales and thrift stores and provide commentary as well as performing their usual stand up sets. Hosted by Zach Peterson and Miles Hendrix VHS is a show unlike anything else in Chicago.

This month we host:

Marty DeRosa (Wrestling with Depression)
Martin Morrow (Comedians You SHould Know)
Rebecca O’Neal (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Matt Chiaramonte (Laugh Factory)

Address: 1637 W North Ave, Chicago
VHS VII - The Age of Tapes

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Motivational Interviewing: Stop Wrestling with your Patients!

April 30, 2016 at Northwestern University Physical Therapy Alumni Association in Chicago.

Modifying lifestyle behaviors is a key factor in prevention and management of chronic health conditions. Despite public health education efforts, the average American has found it difficult to change negative behaviors and adopt healthy practices. Physical therapists are well positioned to address this issue and may use a variety of approaches to facilitate behavior change in patients/clients. In this session, attendees will learn how to
1)Apply the Stages of Change Theory using case scenarios
2)Gain an understanding of the current applications of motivational interviewing in health care settings
3)Discuss factors that motivate change and those that prevent individuals from changing
4)Demonstrate the underlying elements of Motivational Interviewing (collaboration, individual autonomy, learning theory and values) during mock interviews

Giancarlo Scalise, PT, DPT received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, where he is a course coordinator and an instructor primarily teaching in the areas of Education, Health Promotion, Wellness, and Prevention, and Pediatrics. In addition, Giancarlo works for Alameda County, Department of Public Health, where he is manager at California Children Services, a program that offers PT and OT services for children with chronic neurological and/or musculoskeletal diagnoses or conditions

Address: 645 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1100, Chicago
Motivational Interviewing: Stop Wrestling with your Patients!

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Krav Maga Workshop – American Heart Health Month – FREE

February 25, 2016 at Titan Gym in Chicago.

KRAV MAGA IS A SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM THAT ENCOMPASSES A WIDE VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES DERIVED FROM MUAY THAI, JIU-JITSU, BOXING, AND WRESTLING. IT IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE A MAXIMUM LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE WHILE GETTING YOU FITTER, STRONGER, FASTER AND SAFER THAN EVER BEFORE. KRAV MAGA WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE MILITARY AND TAILORED FOR THE STREETS. WE STRIVE TO INTEGRATE REAL-LIFE SCENARIOS (SAFELY) INTO THE CLASSROOMS WHILE IMPLEMENTING TECHNIQUES LIVE AND APPLYING A WIDE RANGE OF DEFENSES. TRAINING WILL ALSO COVER SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF ONE’S SURROUNDINGS, LEARNING TO UNDERSTAND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A STREET CONFRONTATION, AND IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL THREATS BEFORE AN ATTACK OCCURS. IT MAY ALSO COVER WAYS TO DEAL WITH PHYSICAL AND VERBAL METHODS TO AVOID VIOLENCE WHENEVER POSSIBLE. KRAV MAGA SELF-DEFENSE IS BASED STRICTLY UPON THE SCIENTIFIC AND DYNAMIC PRINCIPLES OF THE HUMAN BODY, THEREBY RENDERING ITS APPLICATION EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT.

CLASS DURATION: 60 MINS

No membership required. FREE event in honor of American Heart Health Month

Address: 2256 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Krav Maga Workshop - American Heart Health Month - FREE

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Kids Krav Maga/Mixed Martial Arts Workshop (AGES 5 – 10)

February 27, 2016 at Titan Gym in Chicago.

IF YOU’VE WATCHED YOUR LITTLE ONES ON THE PLAYGROUND, YOU’VE NOTICED THEM ENGAGING IN BUILDING ENDURANCE (I.E. RUNNING AWAY FROM THE KID WHO’S “IT”), INCREASING STRENGTH (I.E. CROSSING THE MONKEY BARS), AND IMPROVING THEIR FLEXIBILITY (I.E. BENDING TO TIE THEIR SHOELACES). PARENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THEIR KIDS TO ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES AS THEY GET OLDER TO ENSURE THEY GET THE RECOMMENDED DOSE OF EXERCISE THEIR GROWING BODIES REQUIRE. OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO INCORPORATE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO ASSIST YOU, THE PARENTS, IN CREATING AND MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

KRAV MAGA IS A SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM THAT ENCOMPASSES A WIDE VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES DERIVED FROM MUAY THAI, JIU-JITSU, BOXING, AND WRESTLING. IT IS DESIGNED TO HELP YOUR CHILD ACHIEVE A MAXIMUM LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE WHILE GETTING FITTER, STRONGER, FASTER AND SAFER THAN EVER BEFORE. KIDS WILL LEARN A VARIETY OF SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUES SPECIFIC TO KRAV MAGA, AS WELL AS APPLY TAKE-DOWNS AND DEFENSES DERIVED FROM JUDO, SAMBO, AND SAVATE.

Class duration: 60 min

Ages: 5 – 10 (please call or email if child older or younger than the required age).

Address: 2256 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Kids Krav Maga/Mixed Martial Arts Workshop (AGES 5 - 10)

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The Arrow Drops Anchor – 2/17 at 8pm

February 17, 2016 at The Neo-Futurists in Chicago.

Time for Round 2! THE ARROW DROPS ANCHOR – for one night only, on February 17th, at 8pm, at ye olde Neo-Futurarium.

TICKET LINK:
https://neofuturists.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0FU000000BkwhSMAR

WEBSITE LINK:
http://neofuturists.org/events/the-arrowdropsanchor/

The Arrow is a Neo-Futurist storytelling show that subjects written essays to spontaneous mischief. This time around, writer-performers

HAL BAUM,
KURT CHIANG,
JEN ELLISON,
JEFF TRAINOR,
RACHEL WILSON,
& MIDEN WOOD

all opened their laptops and their hearts allowed themselves to be prompted by this online video (http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-videos/dumbo-octopus-underwater-dance), which sparked 6 original essays that are funny, gut-wrenching, surprising, and honest, in spite of the underscoring & horrifically fake bubble sounds at the top.

Come hear [Hal Kurt Jen Jeff Rachel & Miden] read these essays, while [Hal Kurt Jen Jeff Rachel & Miden] interrupt with questions, tangents, challenges, wrestling matches, swimming dates, morning rituals, de-worming instructions, etc. What emerges between the stories and the anti-stories will be a special, singular, unrepeatable event.

Address: 5153 N Ashland Ave, Chicago
The Arrow Drops Anchor - 2/17 at 8pm

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Super Surly Bowl Sunday Sunday Sunday!

February 07, 2016 at Links Taproom in Chicago.

Get your mouth, belly, and liver to Links for Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, the game will be on with sound, but more importantly we are tapping an INCREDIBLE list of fantastic Surly Beers for the big game, including Darkness (and some freshy Abrasive and Todd the Axeman too!!).

Not only that, but we are going to whip up some “Surly You Can’t Be Serious…Yes I am Serious and Stop Calling Me Surly CHICKEN WINGS” for your game viewing pleasure.

We will also feature our usual incredible Sunday lineup of Buffalo, BBQ, Sweet Chili, or Ginger-Soy wings for your enjoyment.

Still not interested? How about a thumb wrestling match with Surly’s own Super Rep, Christopher M Jecha who will be on hand and ready to take on all challengers to break his undefeated 10 year thumb wrestling victory streak!**

Taplist:

Darkness
Abrasive
Todd the Axeman
Bret Mikels
Cacao Bender
Hell
Damian

** Christopher M Jecha does not acutally thumb wrestle or have a ten year undefeated thumb wrestling victory streak, but he just might be willing to start one up…

Address: 1559 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Super Surly Bowl Sunday Sunday Sunday!

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Hugging the Lion, Slicing the Griffon: Italian Unarmed Martial Arts from Medieval to Modern (February 20 – 21st)

February 20, 2016 at Forteza Fitness and Martial Arts in Chicago.

Forteza Fitness & Marital Arts and the Chicago Swordplay Guild welcome Dr. Marco Quarta of Nova Scrimia for a weekend long immersion in the unarmed combat taught in Italian fencing and gymnastic academies from the late Middle Ages until the early XX century!

Italian Martial Arts can be divided into Zoghi di Concordia – Games of Concord, or combat sports, and Zoghi d’Ira – Games of Fury or Games of Rage, real combat. Based on ruthless efficiency, Abracar developed from the need of surviving in battlefields, as well as quickly defending in dark streets where people could attack armed with daggers at any time. Compared to its combat-sport counter parts Lotta (wrestling), Pugilato (boxing) or Pancrazio, (also called), Abracar shares the use of strategies and techniques (Zoghi), speed (Celeritas and Presteza) and strength (Fortituto). However it is characterized by less elegant and sophisticated actions, focusing instead on quickly escaping, injuring and ending a fight.

Part One: From Abrazare to Mani Liberi – Grappling and Hidden Weapons
In this workshops we will cover basic and advanced strategies for the transition from gioco largo to gioco stretto (long to short measure). We will also focus on the flow of grappling toward striking and back to grappling.

Part Two: Hands Against the Knife!
Now that we are armed with a dagger or a knife, the workshop will move into the second part, dedicated to dagger and knife fencing (short range fencing).

We will also study the actions in the context of hidden weapons. Indeed, Abracar (and the Italian school in general) is an art of unarmed fighting for armed fighters (ex. daggers, knives, sticks, swords). It is designed not only for unarmed combat, but in particular it is aimed to display fencing geometries designed for opening opportunities to grab your own or the opponent’s weapon, if available. By doing so, at the same time trying to prevent him to arm himself. Similarly, living traditions in Italy maintain the same concept in the use of the knife.

You can read more about the workshop at: http://www.fortezafitness.com/2016/01/15/new-workshop-hugging-the-lion-slicing-the-griffonitalianmartial-arts-from-medieval-to-modernfebruary-20-21st/

Address: 4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago
Hugging the Lion, Slicing the Griffon: Italian Unarmed Martial Arts from Medieval to Modern (February 20 – 21st)

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Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theater Extreme Midget Wrestling!

April 16, 2016 at Apollo Theater Chicago in Chicago.

Tickets and Info: (http://www.stubwire.com/t/m5ifncad)
***TICKETS ON-SALE NOW***

Purchase you ticket(s), Invite your friends & Tag them in a post below for a chance to win free Tickets, EMWF merchandise and a group photo with the wrestlers!

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Age Limit: (+21 only)
Door Time:6:30 PM
Show Time:8:30 PM

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This is body slamming activity… MIDGET STYLE!!!

The worlds smallest wrestlers are competing for the title. Midgets vs Dwarfs in an all out Pro Wrestling War. Extreme Midget Wrestling will shock and delight you.

It’s the baddest little show on earth! Don’t miss this epic event!!!

$20 Advance
$25 Door
$30 Ringside

$45 VIP Package ( Includes: Front Row Seating, T-Shirt, Plus Meet & Greet with midget, One group photo of you and the midgets before the show).

Note: Vip are not assigned but are the front row of seating. Ring Side Seats are the Second and Third Row Seating.

Follow “Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation” Online!
Facebook: Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation (www.facebook.com/ExtremeMidgetWrestling/)
Twitter: @ExtremeMidgets (https://twitter.com/ExtremeMidgets)
Website: www.extrememidgetwrestling.com

Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theater  Extreme Midget Wrestling!

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OPEN AUDITIONS / INTERVIEWS – BREAKING FATE ENTERTAINMENT – CHICAGO, IL

February 26, 2016 at Hops and Barley in Chicago.

Breaking Fate Entertainment is holding open auditions & crew interviews at Hops and Barley in Chicago on Friday February 26th from 3pm till 8pm! BFE President Willy Adkins will be conducting the auditions / interviews along with BFE Vice President Wolf Mckinney.

Breaking Fate Entertainment produces & promotes Independent Film, TV, Radio, Records, Writings, Events, Sports Entertainment and more!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR / WHO WE WANT TO MEET:

FILM / MOVIES:
Currently, we are casting film roles and seeking crew people for films being produced in the Northern Illinois Region. If your an actor and/or actress or are interested in working on our crews, we would love to meet you and have your info on file!

FILM FESTIVAL / LIVE EVENT CREW:
We are producing multiple film festivals and conventions in Chicagoland in 2016 and looking for volunteers and key staff positions to be filled for each event. If interested in getting involve, please come see us. Events we are producing in the Chicagoland area in 2016 include: Chicago Horror Film Festival, Laugh Or Die Comedy Fest, Prairie State Film Festival and Chicago Paracon & Film Festival.

PRO WRESTERS / WRESTLING EVENT CREW:
Our newest brand is Breaking Fate Wrestling, which is an independent wrestling promotion that we have big plans for. We are interested in interviewing with pro wrestlers, referees, sports entertainment creatives, live wrestling event crew, media production crew (filming our events for TV / DVD distribution), costume designers, media designers and more. (If you are an experienced / trained wrestler, please bring a DVD of and/sum previous ring work and resume of credits. We are also seeking wrestlers to build as BFW originals within our Brand as well. So if you have any knowledge of wrestling in high school, MMA experience, Etc.. We are interested in talking to you too).

RADIO:
Also seeking radio personalities for our new Breaking Fate Radio Network shows including Intimate Encounters, Audio Paranormal, Audio Intermission or bring your own show ideas along!

MODELS:
Seeking spokesmodels interested in joining The The Breaking Fate Girls and/or Spook Show Girls as well as the new Breaking Fate Fellas (male spokesmodel group)!

AUTHORS / WRITERS:
Book authors seeking print publication via Breaking Fate Publishing

Writers interested in writing for one of our print and/or online magazine publications Breaking Fate Magazine, Dark Arts Magazine, Horror Avenue and SEToday.com!

ENTERTAINERS:
And entertainers of all types for our many various film festivals, convention and even side show type events including Comedians, Musicians, Magicians, DJ’s, MC’s, Horror Hosts, Sideshow/Freakshow Performers, Burlesque Performers or bring your special talent not listed above! We are all about giving a stage to independent artists of all types!

WHAT TO BRING / EXPECT:

Actors/Actresses/Models: Please bring a headshot in print and resume (if you have them). We will provide you a script side to look over and do a cold read. You will be given the opportunity to do a monologue (if you have one).

Crew people: Resume of previous entertainment work (if any) and places where we can find your previous works (if any). This is the equivalent of a job interview, but what we seek are those highly interested in seeing a project come together and have a passion for what they do.

Wrestlers / Sports Entertainers: We would love to obtain video and credits of any previous work you have done. We are curious about your previous gimmicks / characters, any training you have had and what you are hoping to achieve in the pro wrestling world. If new to sports entertainment and/or professional wrestling but feel you have something to offer, we would love to meet you as well. To all, we need photos of you, so please bring a headshot and at least 3/4 body shot to open auditions. Expect to be asked to give us your best promo during the audition.

Other entertainers: Bring your talent and smiling faces. A small example of what you can do (full dress / costuming is not at all required… We already know how to see an individual in a different character / look). Headshot if appropriate.

FAQ

Q: I have a great interest in being in and/or working on movies, but I haven’t got any experience at all. Should I even bother?

A: YES! A great desire and passion with no experience is more valuable then someone with little desire or passion with a long resume. With every single project we do, we try to always include someone brand new on or off screen to keep our film/art community growing while at the same time seeing people’s desires come to life.

Q: I auditioned / interviewed with Breaking Fate Entertainment last year, does it make any sense to return again this year even after already meeting and giving information previously?

A: YES! We were very happy with our turnout last year and we took great interest in every single person who came to our open auditions. We only do so many projects in a years time and don’t get to work with everyone we would like, but we highly recommend coming in to give us an updated headshot / resume, giving us an update on what you have been up to since we last met and also give us the opportunity to give you feedback on what we have been working on since we last met with you. We LOVE repeat visitors, as it shows the greatest interest in getting involved.

Q: I’m a SAG (union) actor, do you work with SAG?

A: We have worked / produced SAG films, but not to the point that ever film has to be SAG (yet). Most of our films are non-union, however for the right screen talent, we have and will register with SAG.

Q: Do you have any parts for kids?

A: YES, we work with children of all ages all the time. We are in fact currently looking specifically for two 12 to 16 year old boys for our upcoming film “The Greenies”. More films with kids of all ages are in early development.

Q: Where can we see some of your films?

A: The largest collection of our films can be found on Breaking Fate TV: www.breakingfatetv.com

Q: What kind of experience does Willy Adkins have?

A: Willy has been involved in entertainment his entire life, beginning with music, eventually leading to photography, then to Horror Hosting, Acting, Directing, Filmmaking and he is the director of a dozen annual film festival events. You can check out his long list of IMDb credits at www.imdb.me/willyadkins and website at www.willyadkins.com

Q: Does it cost anything to interview / audition?

A: NO. We have heard of other production companies doing this and we do not believe in it. We are not trying to make money off your audition in any way, we are simply looking for local talent to get involved with what we do and to build a new film / media arts community here in the area.

Q: Do we have to make contact with you directly to reserve a time?

A: At the time of this original posting, no. We plan to work on a first come / first serve basis. We do recommend showing up early and if a line has developed, we will not add any new people to the line after 7:30pm. If the Facebook RSVP list grows to large numbers, we will then create a sign up list and ask that people sign up for a set time on the schedule. If it is more then we can accommodate in the time we have, we will schedule more dates.

Q: If I can not make the date of the open auditions, will you be doing more or is there a way I can send you my information?

A: Yes, we will be doing more open audition events. We usually try to do them once a year depending on our casting / crew needs. We much prefer meeting with people in person, but we do accept email / facebook communication in response to any casting calls we post in Northern Illinois Casting (Facebook groups for talent, if not in them, join them!)

NOTE: All of this information will be added to a website very soon for easier access along with current casting calls that we have open. Thanks!

If you have any further questions, please ask in the event page comments below!

Address: 4359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
OPEN AUDITIONS / INTERVIEWS - BREAKING FATE ENTERTAINMENT - CHICAGO, IL

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