DANK TANK: A Weed Musical

July 01, 2016 at Annoyance Theatre & Bar in Chicago.

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This is the very, very real story of money, Mary Jane, and magic in politics.

Tank, a “supercop” DEA Agent from the dystopian wasteland of 2073, is sent back in time to the far-away land of Springfield, Illinois, in the far-away year of 2017. His mission: save the world from fire and brimstone destruction – an apocalypse brought about by the legalization of marijuana.

Running every Friday at 8 PM, DANK TANK: A Weed Musical has previews on July 1st and 8th, with official opening July 15th!

Tickets: https://theannoyance.com/events/event/dank-tank/

Cast:
Robel Arega
Sean Bailey
Molly Harris
Maura Hogan
Marybeth Kram
Bruce Phillips
Sissy Quaranta
Allison Ristaino
Terrance LaMonte Rogers, Jr.
Stephanie Seweryn
Nicholas Shine

Understudies:
Casey Dean Steckley
Benjamin Frederick

Director: Jessica Landis
Musical director: Jared Boehlken
Choreography: Maura Hogan
Created By: Bill Green
Written by: Bill Green, Marybeth Kram, Jessica Landis, Madelyn Murphy
Stage manager: Paul Finn

Address: 851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
DANK TANK: A Weed Musical

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Network 49 Illinois Budget Forum with Senator Daniel Biss and Kim Hunt

June 30, 2016 at Willye B White Park in Chicago.

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Network 49 invites you to join your Rogers Park neighbors to learn more about the State budget crisis. State Senator Daniel Biss will discuss the situation in Springfield, as well as the potential solutions he has raised in his series of videos and essays at http://roadbackillinois.com. Kim Hunt, the Executive Director of Pride Action Tank, will speak on the disparate impact of the budget crisis on minority communities in Illinois, as she wrote about in http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/02/10/editors-picks/kim-hunt/blacks-hit-especially-hard-in-illinoisbudget-impasse/52726/.

We will also discuss our organizing activity around the Charter School Freeze referendum and the Keeping the Promise housing ordinance, as well as other community issues.

Address: 1610 W. Howard Street, Chicago
Network 49 Illinois Budget Forum with Senator Daniel Biss and Kim Hunt

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The Untold, Untrue Love Story of BIll and Hillary Clinton

June 15, 2016 at iO Chicago in Chicago.

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Yale Law School, 1971: a naïve, whip-smart feminist meets a shaggy, southern goof. Both with big ambitions and bigger libidos, they naturally fall in love. The Untold, Untrue Love Story of Bill and Hillary Clinton is a sketch comedy show that takes two infamous American leaders off their thrones and into their groovy early 20s. Tired of politics? So are we. Watch the iconic couple go from flirty to devastated to drunk to powerless, all en route to achieving world domination. (Did we mention there will be bell bottoms? There will be bell bottoms.)
TICKETS:
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/show/untolduntrue-love-story-bill-hillaryclinton/2016-06-08/

Address: 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago
The Untold, Untrue Love Story of BIll and Hillary Clinton

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The Untold, Untrue Love Story of BIll and Hillary Clinton

June 08, 2016 at iO Chicago in Chicago.

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Yale Law School, 1971: a naïve, whip-smart feminist meets a shaggy, southern goof. Both with big ambitions and bigger libidos, they naturally fall in love. The Untold, Untrue Love Story of Bill and Hillary Clinton is a sketch comedy show that takes two infamous American leaders off their thrones and into their groovy early 20s. Tired of politics? So are we. Watch the iconic couple go from flirty to devastated to drunk to powerless, all en route to achieving world domination. (Did we mention there will be bell bottoms? There will be bell bottoms.)

Address: 1501 N Kingsbury St, Chicago
The Untold, Untrue Love Story of BIll and Hillary Clinton

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Rally to democratize the university!

May 19, 2016 at Ratner Gym University of Chicago in Chicago.

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After the lack of attendance at a Public Meeting we invited administrators to, and having our demands continuously neglected, the IIRON Student Network at UChicago will be taking action against the injustices we are subjected to by the administration.

We have explicitly asked for the University to divest from fossil fuels, expand and revitalize Student Disability Services, end its racist policing practices, and pay its workers a living wage.

Please join us to address the various issues of each campaign in solidarity for progress and betterment of the campus climate we, not the administration, have been striving and fighting for.

The IIRON Student Network at UChicago is comprised of:
UCAN (UChicago Climate Action Network) +
SSN (Southside Solidarity Network), which includes:
-SDJ (Students for Disability Justice)
-FBU (Fair Budget UChicago)
-CEP (Campaign for Equitable Policing)

Address: 5530 S Ellis Ave, Chicago
Rally to democratize the university!

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FMK Welcomes 5X5 Resident Artist Yvette Mayorga

June 06, 2016 at Fulton Market Kitchen in Chicago.

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Informed by the politics of the border, the events that happen on it and the transnational narratives that arise after crossing it, Yvette tackles issues of race, identity, gender, and Latin stereotypes using the visual tropes of celebration. Her project Borderland Series (2014-16) employs confection, industrial materials, and the American board game, Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant’s Utopian visions of the American Dream. Candy Land signifies an America filled with the possibility of happiness in contrast to Mexico. The monuments and towers, built from accumulated candy, frosting, and found objects exemplify the excess associated with the American Dream. They stand as living shrines to real life individuals, such as individuals who died at the border, family members who have crossed the border, in conjunction with Mexican American icons like, Selena Quintanilla, to further complicate the transnational narratives of Mexican Americans in relation to the border.
www.yvettemayorga.com

Address: 311 N Sangamon St, Chicago
FMK Welcomes 5X5 Resident Artist Yvette Mayorga

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High-Rye

April 19, 2016 at Sportsman’s Club in Chicago.

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Have you ever ordered pizza and then 10 minutes later, decided you should order pizza because you’re so gosh darn hungry?

We’ll have pizza, dude.

Have you ever gone to 7-11 and spent enough money for a full meal at a fancy restaurant, on munchies like Funions, Sour Patch Kids, and all the ingredients to make Puppy Chow?

We’ll have all the munchies… and gallons of Puppy Chow, dude.

Have you ever gone from perfectly hydrated to near-death dehydration in the time of a single breath?

We’ll have perron’s of water readily available, dude.

Have you ever spent an entire day and night, locked away in your living room with all of your friends, playing Super Smash Brothers until you passed out mid-match?

We’ll have Super Smash Brothers, DUDE!

Have you ever listened to music, that you had heard before, but now it sounds totally different?

We’ll have all the tunes, dude.

Have you ever just chilled out and thought about stuff?

We’ll think about all the stuff, dude.

Join myself, Jordan Huber with Brooklyn Brewery, and the totally rad crew down at Sportsman’s Club on April 19th for a jovial celebration of 4/20’s eve. We will be featuring Brooklyn’s Old Fashioned Beer aged in WhistlePig Rye casks, a beer and shot special which is sure to be chronic. A special cocktail menu of WhistlePig Old Fashioned variations, put together by the righteously brilliant mind of the Graham himself…

…can we buy them by the Graham? Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. What was I talking about?

Oh yeah, the event! All the snacks, all the pizza, all the drinks, and if the weather holds, Super Smash Brothers for all to enjoy on the patio. Take a day, and stop taking things so seriously. With all of the city going crazy over politics, and Uber’s not going to the airport, and the Lollapalooza lineup not being what it used to be, and Jewel not giving us plastic bags anymore unless we pay for them, and… seriously though, I think that’s a good thing. Because, like, plastic is bad for the Earth. We have to take care of the Earth, man, like, for our kids and THEIR kids, ya know? Wait, what was I talking about?

Oh yeah, the event! Sportsman’s Club, April 19th, all night. Come chill-out with good beer, good cocktails, and the best company. I’ll be bringing an avacado, an ice-pick, and my snorkel. Trust me bro, I’ve thrown an event with less.

Address: 948 N Western Ave, Chicago
High-Rye

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CRES Talk | Riding “The Beast” Across Mexico to the U.S. Border: Óscar Martínez & Edu Ponces Discuss Fieldwork in (Photo-) Journalism

May 18, 2016 at Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture in Chicago.

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Join us for a conversation with Óscar Martínez about “The Beast” and Edu Ponces about his photographic work, on display at the CSRPC throughout the Spring Quarter (Opening Reception | “On the Trail / Homeless Dream” A Photographic Exhibtion), as part of the “Crossing the Vertical Border: On the Central American Migrant Trail” series of public programming in 2016.
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In “The Beast” (Verso Books), the world that journalist Óscar Martínez set out to report on eight years ago is so violent, depraved and hellish, one can hardly believe he survived to tell the tale. At one end of his and photojournalist Edu Ponces journey through the migrant trail, in Central America, men and women are executed by gangs for complex reasons that very few can understand, forcing those around them to flee for their lives to the one place they think they can be safe: the United States. At the other end, hapless Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans, after weeks or months evading drug gangs and bandits across Mexico, float up on the banks of the Rio Grande.

What makes this book and the photography that was published jointly extraordinary is that Óscar Martínez and Edu Ponces see all this first-hand. They huddled with migrants on the roof of La Bestia, the train that takes them from southern to northern Mexico on the way to the United States, threatening at any moment to grind them with its steel wheels if they lose their frozen grip on the handholds. They sit among them during hold-ups, and feel the hooded eyes of narco scouts on every step of the Central American migrant trail.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Óscar Martínez, whose prolific career as a journalist includes directing the Salvadoran investigative journalism project Sala Negra, is also one of the co-founders of what is perhaps the most celebrated online news outlet in Latin America, ElFaro.net. For the past decade, Martínez has been reporting extensively on the northern triangle of Central America—Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—and exposing the systemic causes of the violence in the region. The Beast, his first book in English, was named one of the best books of 2013 by the Mother Jones, and the Financial Times.

Edu Ponces is the co-founder of RUIDO Photo, a Barcelona-based photographic agency that currently has projects in more than fifteen countries. The reports and productions created by the agency over the last several years have received prizes in the spheres of cinema and photography, journalistic investigation and the promotion of human rights. Ponces own photographic work in En el camino has earned him accolades such as Best Photography Book of Latin America in 2010, the REVELA International Prize, and the National Journalism and Human Rights Award of El Salvador, among others.

The exhibition is organized by Thelma Jiménez-Anglada with support from the Spanish Graduate Students Committee. This series is co-sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, Global Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, Center for Identity + Inclusion, Grad Council, Division of the Humanities, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Committee on International Relations, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Katz Center for Mexican Studies, and the Institute of Politics.

Address: 5733 S University Ave, Chicago
CRES Talk | Riding "The Beast" Across Mexico to the U.S. Border: Óscar Martínez & Edu Ponces Discuss Fieldwork in (Photo-) Journalism

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Documentary Film Screening “Vinyl Generation”

May 03, 2016 at Facets in Chicago.

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Reception: 6pm
Film Screening: 7pm
Q&A and final meet and greet following the film.
English and English sub-titles

In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture
to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time.
VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl

PRODUCER: Jeffrey Brown

Address: 1517 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Documentary Film Screening "Vinyl Generation"

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Day 2: Chicago International TV Awards

April 19, 2016 at AMC River East 21 in Chicago.

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Day 2 of the Chicago International Television Awards will premiere the first episode of Season 5 of HBO’s “Veep” and the Chicago pilot premiere of “Patriot” from Amazon Studios.

For event and ticket information: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/tv-awards/

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:30pm – “VEEP” PREMIERE of the first episode of the 5th season
Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfrus as President Selina Meyer, this HBO series follows Selina and her staff as they struggle to navigate through Washington politics. Check out the premiere episode of the fifth season, along with Emmy nominated actor Gary Cole (who plays senior strategist Kent Davidson) who will be on hand for a post-screening discussion.

Scheduled to attend: Actor Gary Cole

To watch the trailer: http://bit.ly/1mGcVpR

8:00pm – “PATRIOT” PILOT: Chicago Premiere

In Amazon’s new dark comedy series, an intelligence officer has a new assignment to prevent Iran from going nuclear, which requires him to forgo all safety nets and assume a “non-official cover” as a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm. Dealing with PTSD, the government’s incompetence, and the intricacies of keeping his day job cause a barrage of ever-escalating fiascos that jeopardize the mission. Chicago writer-director Steve Conrad (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) will be in conversation after the screening.

One lucky audience member will also win a walk-on role in the new series, shooting soon in Chicago.

Scheduled to attend: Writer/Director Steve Conrad, line producer Marc David Alpert and production designer Judy Rhee.

Address: 322 E Illinois St, Chicago
Day 2: Chicago International TV Awards

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