Pencil This In
By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 7, 2011 5:20PM
The dog pictured here is Kimmie Lou, a three-year-old American Bulldog mix with a sweet disposition who was brought to PAWS as a malnourished stray and given leg surgery to help her recover from her life on the streets. The PAWS Professional Board is hosting a fundraiser at Small Bar on Fullerton tonight (1415 W. Fullerton) starting at 7 p.m. The $20 cover for the fundraiser gets you two $5 drink tickets and an appetizer spread, with the proceeds going to cover Kimmie Lou's surgical expenses - around $2000.
The City In Which is an expanded cinema project based on Chicago poet Li-Young Lee's "The City In Which I Love You." The intersections: where the curiosity and vision of twelve emerging filmmakers meet a poem set in our hometown. How a whirring projector sings with verses read aloud. Where image and language stride side streets together, navigating an intimate and abstract emotional topography of our city. Joshua Dumas and Christy LeMaster distributed fresh rolls of 16mm film to a dozen experimental filmmakers, asking them to respond to the poem and to their own experience of living and making in Chicago. The resulting footage will be spliced into a combined short, accompanied by a reading of the poem by Dumas. A program of 16 mm cine-poems, curated by LeMaster, will round out the evening, The screening will include work by Melika Bass, Jeremy Bessof, Thomas Comerford, and other filmmakers. The City In Which will screen 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee).
Vice's Uncapped Live Chicago stop is going down tonight and it promises to be one of the more raucous editions of this series. It features the skronky and backwards looking garage-centric line-up of local bands Mannequin Men, Lover!, and Hollows (which makes sense since the bill is curated by The Black Lips). We predict an evening of greasy rawk that'll have you drenched in sweat in about 0.002 seconds. We also predict it'll be packed since entry is free and complimentary beverages will be served. It's at Viaduct, 3111 N Western and like we said, admission is free but you gotta RSVP here. And get there EARLY.
Dine at Cafe des Architectetes with some special guests! Chef Greg Biggers and Pastry Chef Meg Galus are hosting “Les Amis du Chef,” a 5-course dinner with wine pairings featuring some famous visitors. Patrick Fahy (Blackbird), Jared van Camp (Old Town Social) and Chris Pandel (The Bristol) will all be making appearances at this event on April 20th. Things kick off at 6:00 PM in the private dining room, and the cost is $115, plus tax and gratuity. Call 312-324-4062 for reservations or email email@example.com.