roctober 20th anniversary book/magazine release party @ quimby's tonight!
Make sure you stop by Quimby’s tonight for a magazine and book release party to celebrate Roctober magazine turning 20!
Guests can purchase copies of Roctober #50 as well as Flying Saucers Rock n Roll: The Best of Roctober and Aaron Cohen’s Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace. There will also be readings, a Q&A about the history of Roctober, and karaoke with Chic-A-Go-Go’s Ratso.
7:00pm, 1854 W North Ave.
A Call for Entries for Film and Video Work
Homeroom’s Emerging and Established Artist Exchange is under way and one pair of artists is putting out a call for work. Emma, a student at Whitney Young High School, is working with Christy LeMaster to produce a show of new film and video work made by young artists to be shown at the Nightingale Theater (1084 N Milwaukee) on May 26th and 27th. The deadline for submissions is April 23rd.
Red Balls Premier @ Stage 773
Red Balls, a film chronicling the (fictional) exploits of the Chicago Underground Dodgeball League, premieres tonight at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., at 10:30pm. Tickets are $10.
Frank Scheffer's document of Stockhausen's "Helicopter String Quartet" this weekend at the Nightingale
In 1992, Karlheinz Stockhausen, already one of the music world’s most eccentric composers, embarked on what was possibly his most wild and ambitious composition to date – a composition requiring the four members of a string quartet to perform in four separate airborne helicopters that transmit the sound of the performance to an elaborate multi-media set-up in the concert hall below.
If the logistics of this piece sound almost as fascinating to you as the results, then you are not alone. In 1996, filmmaker Frank Scheffer made a documentary of the Arditti String Quartet’s performance of “Helikopter-Streichquartett” that captures the inspiration and eccentricity of the piece and its composer. Scheffer is well known for his interest in and profiles of experimental musicians of all types, from John Cage, to Frank Zappa.
Chicagoans will get a rare opportunity to see the 81-minute film this weekend at the Nightingale. The screenings are Friday and Saturday at 7.
Support independent cinema while you treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind glimpse at total artistic indulgence and brilliance.
ACM's "The Sound of Silent Film" Runs March 16 - 18 at the Chopin
Access Contemporary Music is bringing back its popular The Sound of Silent Film to the Chopin Theater (1543 W Division) this Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th. ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival is the only film festival that features modern silent films screened to live music, composed especially for the films by Chicago composers.
This year’s festival features a new score for La Jetee, the classic film that was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys. It also includes a piece scored by Matthew Dotson, who is participating in Homeroom’s Physics for Listeners, for Chantal Akerman’s masterful “Hotel Monterey.”
Other films include the hilarious Waiting Room by Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling, and, as part of a collaboration with Berlin-based Moving Silence, ACM is proud to present Egg Love by German filmmaker Birgit Moeller.
Now that the Chopin Theater has a liquor license you can enjoy the show with the tasty beverage of your choice. This is a great event that Homeroom has enjoyed in the past.
TONIGHT: GODZILLA 101 @ THE HUNGRY BRAIN
Don’t forget to join us at The Hungry Brain tonight for our next 101 lecture. The night features special guests, slide-shows, and screenings on the origins of the infamous Godzilla.
Plus, it’s always a good time at The Hungry Brain. Hope to see you there!
Call Me Lightning, PROTO IDIOT, and The Pamphleteers play this Saturday at The Burlington
We all know you can hardly wait for our event this following Tuesday on all things Godzilla at The Hungry Brain. But until that wonderful day comes you have to entertain yourselves somehow and we suggest heading out to Burlington Bar this Saturday at 9pm. Call Me Lightning, PROTO IDIOT, and The Pamphleteers are playing in Burlington’s new music space in the back. These rockers really know how to have fun so don’t miss out!
Democracy Burlesque Presents A Sketch Comedy Review Tonight and Next Tuesday
Democracy Burlesque Presents:
Occupied! a Sketch Comedy Review with a View for You!
If you have an urgency for some insurgency in the endless Red-state/Blue-state rhetoric, join Chicago’s finest sketch comedy performers as they bring back to the stage, a special selection of sketches from Democracy Burlesque’s extensive catalogue.
Its an evening of Sketch Comedy, Stand-Up, Live Music and Special Guest Performances Featuring Emily Lake, Amy Sumpter, Don Washington and More!
7:30pm Tuesday March 6th & 13th
Tickets are $15
(cash only at the door)
Reserve a seat at the show and receive a discount!
The earlier you do, the bigger the discount you’ll get!