#NeoThursdays Picture Show: Video Tribute to The Cure 4/21

April 21, 2016 at Debonair Social Club in Chicago.


Neo’s birthday party for Robert Smith features a video tribute to The Cure. Watch and dance along to all of your favorite Cure videos mixed in with videos from other New Wave + 80’s artists.

-Main Floor: Living on Video: Picture Show (Video Tribute to The Cure) w/ Dj Kamar – Chicago + DJ Jeff Moyer

-Downstairs: TECHNIQUE: Eddie Riot and Leo Saucedo playing the best 80s remixes, Italo and more

$2 beers and house cocktails – Kitchen open all night!

Free before 11pm with password: SHIVER & SHAKE


Address: 1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
#NeoThursdays Picture Show: Video Tribute to The Cure 4/21

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THE CURE vs. THE SMITHS New wave tribute night

April 16, 2016 at the bar 10 DOORS in Chicago.


This Saturday Night! We pay tribute to the the favorited CURE and SMITHS!!!
Come on out and hear many tracks from these 2 great bands and later on in the night, dance away in the New Wave Dance Party

music by:


doors open 8pm til 3am
1251 W. TAYLOR ST.

$8 cover

Address: 1251 W Taylor St, # 59, Chicago
THE CURE vs. THE SMITHS New wave tribute night

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PanAsia Presents: Between the Occident and the Orient

April 21, 2016 at Reynolds Club in Chicago.


Join PanAsia for for a talk and Q&A with poet Sarah Howe along with some light refreshments!

Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015), won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia (Tall-lighthouse, 2009), won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.

Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Ploughshares and Poetry, as well as anthologies such as Ten: The New Wave and four editions of The Best British Poetry. She has performed her work at festivals internationally and on BBC Radio 3 & 4. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism. In 2015, she is serving as one of the judges for the UK’s National Poetry Competition.

Funded in part by Student Government and the Program of Poetry and Poetics and in collaboration with Blacklight Magazine.

Address: 5706 S University Ave, Chicago
PanAsia Presents: Between the Occident and the Orient

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Neo New Wave Thursdays at Debonair – April 14th, 2016

April 14, 2016 at Neo in Chicago.


Chicago‘s original Throwback Thursdays – #NeoThursdays, now at Debonair Social Club

-Main Floor: LIVING ON VIDEO – All videos all night – with DJ Jeff Moyer and Kamar Khan.

$2 beers and house cocktails – Kitchen open all night!

Password for free admission before 11:00 is: MASTER & SERVANT

Hosted by the legendary Jojo Baby, Nico, Imp Queen and Madame Marvel


Address: 1575 N Milwaukee Ave (Inside Debonair Social Club), Chicago
Neo New Wave Thursdays at Debonair - April 14th, 2016

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August 20, 2016 at The Empty Bottle in Chicago.


9pm / $12 (advance), $14 / 21+

Formed 1997 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Al Burian, Dave Laney and Ben Davis, MILEMARKER quickly gained recognition in the independent music scene for their explosive live shows and adventurous instrumentation. The band became known for its combination of post-hardcore punk with new wave electronics, and found a solid touring line-up. In 2009, guitarist Dave Laney moved to Hamburg and focused his musical energy into the band Auxes, while bassist Al Burian moved to Berlin to pursue literary and journalistic interests. A re-ignition of the band on German soil seemed inevitable. MILEMARKER returned to the stage in 2015 with Lena Kilkka on synth/vocals and Ezra Cale on drums.

Address: 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago

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Monkey Business Issue 6 at The University of Chicago

May 02, 2016 at The University of Chicago in Chicago.


MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Franke Institute for the Humanities
Regenstein Library, Room S-102

Lecture followed by reception.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Featuring writers Hideo Furukawa and Mieko Kawakami; Monkey Business editors Ted Goossen, Roland Kelts, and Motoyuki Shibata; and
Doug Slaymaker and Akiko Takenaka as translators, this event delves further into the exciting new wave of translation stemming from an unprecedented explosion in English-language publication of contemporary Japanese literature.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.

Address: 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago
Monkey Business Issue 6 at The University of Chicago

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Once Upon a Crime: Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Sara Paretsky, and Laura Caldwell in Conversation with Alison Flowers

May 13, 2016 at Open Books in Chicago.


Join Zygmunt Miłoszewski, one of the most exciting young voices in the new wave of Polish crime fiction, on his bestselling new book Rage, in conversation with New York Times best-selling detective fiction author Sara Paretsky, best known for her novels with female protagonist V.I. Warshawski, and Laura Caldwell, a former civil trial attorney, director of Life After Innocence, and author of the award-winning Izzy McNeil mystery series. Together with Alison Flowers, an award-winning social justice and criminal justice investigative journalist and author of the forthcoming book, Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence and Identity, they will discuss the art of writing suspenseful and layered plot twists, the value of incorporating true-life events and crimes into story lines and creating unforgettable lead characters. Partcipants: Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Sara Paretsky, Laura Caldwell, and Alison Flowers. Book signing to follow. Free and Open to the Public. Books on sale from Open Books.

Address: 651 W Lake St, Chicago
Once Upon a Crime: Zygmunt Miłoszewski, Sara Paretsky, and Laura Caldwell in Conversation with Alison Flowers

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Little Miss Ann & Mr. Dave – Kids’ Concert

May 07, 2016 at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.


Don’t miss this fantastic family concert featuring two stellar kids musicians who also happen to be Old Town School Wiggleworms teachers! TimeOut Chicago Kids calls Little Miss Ann “one of the best things to happen to Chicago kids,” and Mr. Dave “belts out catchy tunes with traces of punk and new wave influences.”

Address: 4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Little Miss Ann & Mr. Dave - Kids

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A Taste of Life: The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami (Monday Series)

March 28, 2016 at Doc Films at the University of Chicago in Chicago.


Abbas Kiarostami is one of the world’s most respected and influential filmmakers. First gaining recognition as a leader of the Iranian New Wave and now banned from screening his films in his home country, he has crafted a poetic, self-reflexive cinematic style that is distinctly his own. This retrospective showcases the classics of his oeuvre, including his directorial debut Experience, the Palme d’Or-winning drama Taste of Cherry, and the docufiction Ten.
Presented by Doc Films and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

$5/film, $30 quarterly pass (tickets.uchicago.edu, 773.702.ARTS).

More info: http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/2016/spring/2016-spring-monday.shtml


CLOSE – UP (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)

Close-Up focuses on the true story of Hossain Sabzian, a modest man arrested for impersonating his favorite filmmaker, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. In a masterful blend of fiction and nonfiction, the film re-enacts the events surrounding his trial with Sabzian and the family he conned, interspersing in real trial footage. The result is an intimate portrayal of a man’s self-discovery. Only through Kiarostami’s scrupulous lens does it demonstrate the power of art.

Runtime: 98 min; Format: 35mm

Address: 1212 E 59th St, Chicago
A Taste of Life: The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami (Monday Series)

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Pearls of the Deep Screening and roundtable with Ivan Passer

April 29, 2016 at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago.


4pm Roundtable Discussion
5pm Reception
6pm Screening

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pearls of the Deep, join us for a roundtable discussion, reception, and film screening. The roundtable begins at 4pm, followed by the reception at 5pm and the film at 6pm. Attendees of the roundtable are guaranteed a seat at the film screening; all other seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In a turning point for the Czech New Wave, directors including Jiří Menzel, Věra Chytilová, and Jan Němec gathered in 1964 to create the omnibus film Pearls of the Deep (Perličky na dně). Based on stories by writer Bohumil Hrabal—a flashpoint for the artistic experimentation and boundary-pushing that characterized the movement—the episodes range from the surreally chilling to the caustically observant to the casually romantic, but all have a cutting, wily view of the world. Also screening is Ivan Passer’s A Boring Afternoon, created for the omnibus film but not included in the final cut.

Roundtable discussion (4pm): Ivan Passer, Herbert Eagle (University of Michigan), Alice Lovejoy (University of Minnesota), Milos Stehlik (Facets), and Malynne Sternstein (University of Chicago) reflect on the film’s significance on its 50th anniversary and provide historical context for the role the film and its directors played in the Czech New Wave. Further details to be found at ceeres.uchicago.edu.

Pearls of the Deep (Jiří Menzel, Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jan Němec, & Evald Schorm,
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 107 min., 35mm)

A Boring Afternoon (Ivan Passer, Czechoslovakia, 1964, 14 min., DCP)

Films courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive

Ivan Passer is a Czech filmmaker who cowrote some of the most celebrated films of the famed Czech New Wave (including Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde and The Firemen’s Ball). His major contribution to the movement came in 1965 with his astonishing directorial debut, Intimate Lighting. After the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, Passer fled to the United States, where he resumed his film career. Among his U.S. films are Born to Win, Law and Disorder, and the critically acclaimed Cutter’s Way. Stalin, which he directed for HBO, won three Golden Globes and four Emmys.

Herbert Eagle is as associate professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Michigan. His research and teaching have focused on Russian and East European cinema, film theory, theory of verse, and controversial prose under communism. He published Russian Formalist Film Theory (1981) and, together with Anna Lawton, edited the anthology Words in Revolution: Russian Futurist Manifestoes, 1912-1928 (republished 2006). His work on poetry is concerned with the way that rhythmic and semantic structure and sound repetition shape meaning in free verse. He has also written on the prose of Mikhail Lermontov, Karel Čapek, Evgenii Zamiatin, Ludvík Vaculík, Milan Kundera, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Alice Lovejoy is a film, media, and cultural historian whose research examines governmental and institutional media cultures in transnational perspective. The author of Army Film and the Avant Garde: Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military (2015), she is currently working on two book projects: one is about postwar children’s television and film institutions, and the other is about World War II London as a space of international media production. She has also worked as a film critic, curator, and filmmaker, including as an editor at Film Comment magazine.

Milos Stehlik is the director of Chicago’s Facets Multi-Media, which he co-founded in 1975. Facets is a cinematheque which presents film premieres, retrospectives and festivals, including the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Facets is also a major national distributor of over 65,000 art and classic films on DVD. He is a film contributor to Worldview, the international affairs program of WBEZ, and has served on the juries of numerous international film festivals. Co-presented by the Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Central Europe Workshop, the Franke Institute, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Address: E 60th St & S Drexel Ave, Chicago
Pearls of the Deep Screening and roundtable with Ivan Passer

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