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Archive for October, 2009

See Dysfunctional Behaviors Brought to the Stage


Glad to See You Speaking So Clearly
A Short Film in 10 minutes/ 2 people/ no exits
Directed by Vicki Walden
Starring: Christopher Sullivan & Vicki Walden
Music by David Pavkovic

This short film is presented on Fri & Sat Nov 20-21, 2009 at 7 pm / Sunday Nov 22 at 3 pm

For more events from The Happy Family Festival see: The Magpies Project


HAPPY FRIDAY!- Bike our fair city’s streets firsthand


Join the Empirical Opera tomorrow FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 BY 6PM AT DALEY PLAZA for a seasonal ride through the city streets joining the 1,000+ riders in the Critical Mass.

Click here for a printable map of our meeting site.

A Hallowed Ride


West Town Chicago Bike Parade

West Town Bikes and Ciclo Urbano are sponsoring a Halloween bike ride on Saturday Oct 31 at 10 am. Get your Ghoulie-Feelie on and costume up; noise-makers encouraged!

Live Action Sand Drawing


Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s version of America’s Got Talent. She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII; all done in real time while you watch.

In this video she interprets a full life cycle from a child’s birth to the loss of his parents; all etched literally and metaphorically into the shifting sand.

The Bully Pulpit of the Cover

Muhammad Ali as St. Sebastian

Muhammad Ali as St. Sebastian

George Lois was an impact-creating impresario. As photographer/art director for Esquire magazine covers in the 60’s he used the venue to comment bitingly on the relevant moral issues of the day as well as create some stunningly clever cover portraits with the leaders, literati and glitterati of the day. As The New York Observer has commented…”The magazine industry continues to drool over George Lois’ infamous covers in the glory days of Esquire magazine, before all editors and art directors gave up and just put Tom Cruise on the cover month after month after month.”

See this gallery of his covers with personal anecdotes and critical commentary.

International Day of Climate Action

1 Sky &
From December 7th to December 18th, world leaders will gather in Copenhagen for the U.N. Climate Change Conference and will work to negotiate a treaty to reign in global warming. Climate change organizations 1 Sky and 350.Org are finding ways for individuals to make a difference by hosting an International Day of Climate Action.

On Saturday, October 24th, join thousands of communities in 140 countries to highlight the need to reduce carbon levels in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, the upper limit of what climate scientists tell us is safe.

Sign up today to host an October 24 International Day of Climate Change Action Event

Potential events include a rally, a party, or any other action. The key point is to incorporate the number “350″ into a very visible sign or banner. Gather with your friends and family to take a picture, and the photo to so they can show the power of your actions to President Obama and key swing Senators.

A Marvelous Birthday Party

Sometimes you just have to get your Wizard on…
…Click to see the FULL coven of serious Wizards
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