Saturday May 5th Free Comic Book Day!
Did you know that Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day?!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local shop for their participation and rules. And watch this video to get the scoop.
Go to the Free Comic Book Day website to find a location nearest you.
Brian Sulpizio performs "Nancy" at Homeroom's Songwriter Showcase in February.
Brian was a feature in February at Homeroom’s Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic. We think he gave a great set. Here is one of his songs.
Interview with Aleks Eva of Magic Key and Aleks & The Drummer
This Friday, April 27th Aleks Eva will be featured at our Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic at Elastic Arts along with Andrea Bauer (see her interview below). Homeroom sat down with Aleks to talk about her music. Read her interview below and be sure to come join us this Friday to see Aleks and Andrea in action at our Songwriter Showcase.
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Interview with Andrea Bauer of Touched by Ghoul and Coupleskate
This Friday, April 27th Andrea Bauer of Coupleskate and Touched by Ghoul will be featured along with Aleks Eva at Homeroom’s Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic at Elastic Arts (2830 N Milwaukee.) Andrea was nice enough to give Homeroom a brief interview and talk about her songwriting.
1. When did you first starting writing music?
The first song I ever wrote was on my dad’s acoustic when I was
twelve. It was bad. Like, really bad. And it was heavily Guns N’ Roses
influenced because I constantly listened to Appetite for Destruction
on cassette through my lavender boom box. I’m pretty sure the lyrics
were about some wayward girl going to a second location with a
degenerate dude and that situation was not going to work out in her
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Photo by Marzena Abrahamik.
This Wednesday: Give Me 5 At The Playground Theater!
GIVE ME 5 is a solo comedy competiton where each week competitors get 5 minutes to do anything comedic they would like. Give Me 5 has been running at The Playground for a year and has completed 4 seasons.
In honor of the Saturday Night Live audition process, Give Me 5 has adopted a new requirement of a time-honored and special talent – the celebrity impression.
Tickets are $5 and available at the Playground Theater’s box office (3209 N. Halsted).
BYOB for audience members age 21 and up.
Sunday Soup is back!
In 2007, a Logan Square gallery called InCUBATE started a series of collective micro-granting events called Sunday Soup. Artists and curators would gather at the storefront gallery and share a huge pot of soup made by an artist that needed funding for a project. Over the meal, the artist would describe the details of the project and its budget to his or her dining companions/benefactors. The model turned out to be a great way to share resources and build support for local cultural projects – so much so that it is now being used by outfits large and small in over 60 cities around the world.
On May 6th, InCUBATE is teaming up with Roots and Culture to bring Sunday Soup back to the Chicago arts scene. In a particular time when crowd-based funding models are at risk of becoming too widespread and impersonal, Sunday Soup gives artists, curators, and patrons a way to actually connect with and over the projects that they are passionate about, all while eating a healthy meal with other creative people.
If you want to apply to be considered for a Sunday Soup grant or if you’d like to attend as a guest/patron (at a cost of $15), you can find all of the information you need at sundaysoupchicago.org
The next Sunday Soup event is:
Sunday, May 6th
Roots and Culture Gallery
1034 N. Millwaukee Ave
CIMMFEST kicking off this Thursday, April 12th with the sugarhill gang
Don’t forget about the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival starting April 12th through the 15th. CIMMfest will have many performances and screenings in several locations. Click here to see the full schedule and to get info about tickets.
The headline event for this Thursday the 12th is a documentary “I Want My Name Back”, about the rise and fall of the Sugarhill Gang, plus a performance by Kids These Days and Rapper’s Delight featuring Sugarhill Gang founding members Wonder Mike and Master Gee. Sounds awesome, right?! Don’t miss out!
Homeroom will bring Physics for Listeners to South Shore High School in June
Homeroom is thrilled to announce that South Shore High School has invited us to perform Physics for Listeners: a Composers’ Concert for their 200 music students. The event will be an opportunity for the students to discover new music by young Chicago jazz and contemporary composers. And it will be an opportunity for the composers to share their music with the next generation of music makers.
Homeroom is able to bring Physics for Listeners to South Shore High School in large part due to a generous donation from the Cliff Dwellers Foundation.