indiestatik:

Chicago’s Bit Bash Festival Brings An Indie Showcase To The Wholesome Midwest

Going!

I have 2 tickets for the 7 pm Welcome to Night Vale Chicago Show

monica1975:

Who wants them?

Oh. If only I could.

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chicagobusiness:

Chicagoan Gigi Pritzker is an investor in a U.S. film studio to be started by a Chinese private-equity firm and partners including producer Robert Simonds, in the latest example of Chinese investment in Hollywood.

Pritzker has previously produced science fiction films “Ender’s Game,” “The Way Way Back” and “Drive,” which featured Ryan Gosling.

Gigi Pritzker investing in new U.S. movie studio" — Bloomberg News

chicagopubliclibrary:

Chicago Made Music Showcase At SXSW
From SXSW.com:

Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for the city of Chicago, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism will promote Chicago’s music and technology industries at SXSW for the first time.
The Chicago Made music showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm-2am at Red 7. The music showcase will feature a homegrown Chicago lineup including rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, Wilco bassist John Stirratt’s side project The Autumn Defense, high-energy DJ duo The Hood Internet, power-pop band Archie Powell & the Exports, indie rockers My Gold Mask, singer-songwriter Bonzie, and alternative rap artists ShowYouSuck and Prob Cause.
The Chicago Made music showcase is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badge holders as well as SXSW music wristband holders.
The group is collaborating on Chicago Made, an initiative designed to educate SXSW attendees about Chicago natives who have made their mark on their respective industries while living and working in Chicago. In addition to an official SXSW Chicago music showcase, Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and a private reception for business leaders.

Special shout-out to ProbCause for creating this Mrs. O’Leary-inspired gig poster!

Chicago is doing it up at South By.

chicagopubliclibrary:

Chicago Made Music Showcase At SXSW

From SXSW.com:

Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for the city of Chicago, in conjunction with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), World Business Chicago (WBC), and the Illinois Office of Tourism will promote Chicago’s music and technology industries at SXSW for the first time.

The Chicago Made music showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 11 at 8pm-2am at Red 7. The music showcase will feature a homegrown Chicago lineup including rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, Wilco bassist John Stirratt’s side project The Autumn Defense, high-energy DJ duo The Hood Internet, power-pop band Archie Powell & the Exports, indie rockers My Gold Mask, singer-songwriter Bonzie, and alternative rap artists ShowYouSuck and Prob Cause.

The Chicago Made music showcase is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum Badge holders as well as SXSW music wristband holders.

The group is collaborating on Chicago Made, an initiative designed to educate SXSW attendees about Chicago natives who have made their mark on their respective industries while living and working in Chicago. In addition to an official SXSW Chicago music showcase, Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW trade show and a private reception for business leaders.

Special shout-out to ProbCause for creating this Mrs. O’Leary-inspired gig poster!

Chicago is doing it up at South By.

harebrained:

Happy Ash Wednesday! “Sacrelicious” by Harebrained. Get the Shirt-$11!

Jesus loves Chicago Hot Dogs

chicagopubliclibrary:

Feeling especially proud of Chi-town on our 177th birthday. 
Like or re-blog if you’re made in a Chicago hood!

chicagopubliclibrary:

Feeling especially proud of Chi-town on our 177th birthday. 

Like or re-blog if you’re made in a Chicago hood!

iknowchicago:

If you like free wine and/or post-apocalyptic lit that features haunting oracles and Deep South zombies, then local writer Clayton Smith’s book release party just might be for you.
Come down to the IPaintMyMind gallery (2545 W. Diversey) on March 23rd from 4-6pm to drink some wine, eat some cupcakes, and listen to a few passages from Clayton’s new novel, Apocalypticon. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, signed by the author!Apocalypticon is the story of two friends making one final, demented journey through an apocalypse-ravaged America. Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the end of the world, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that “normal” includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it’s time to cross one last item off his bucket list. He’s going to Disney World.This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn’t have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom…The release party is free, but please RSVP on Facebook so Clayton brings enough wine to make you happy: http://claytonsaur.us/1ckv41n

Wine and cupcakes you say? End of March you say?

iknowchicago:

If you like free wine and/or post-apocalyptic lit that features haunting oracles and Deep South zombies, then local writer Clayton Smith’s book release party just might be for you.

Come down to the IPaintMyMind gallery (2545 W. Diversey) on March 23rd from 4-6pm to drink some wine, eat some cupcakes, and listen to a few passages from Clayton’s new novel, Apocalypticon. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, signed by the author!

Apocalypticon is the story of two friends making one final, demented journey through an apocalypse-ravaged America. Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the end of the world, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that “normal” includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it’s time to cross one last item off his bucket list.

He’s going to Disney World.

This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn’t have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom…

The release party is free, but please RSVP on Facebook so Clayton brings enough wine to make you happy: http://claytonsaur.us/1ckv41n

Wine and cupcakes you say? End of March you say?