CAKE Announces Programming Lineup

632f19d5-df40-4ba1-8731-07d0edd3f490The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. The programming that will accompany the tabling has been announced. All panels take place at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre on the third floor of the Center on Halsted. All workshops take place in the board room on the second floor of the Center on Halsted.

For detailed information about our programming, please visit cakechicago.com and cakechicago.com/2015-expo/workshops/

Saturday

Panels

11:30am – 12:30pm The Golden Age(s) of Comics- Jillian Tamaki, Dash Shaw, and Sam Sharpe, moderated by Gene Kannenberg, Jr. This panel and Jillian Tamaki’s appearance are sponsored by Print Ninja. Dash Shaw appears courtesy of the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts.
1:00 – 2:00pm What I Do Is Secret- Zak Sally and Mickey Zacchilli, moderated by Jake Austen. This panel is sponsored by The Center for Cartoon Studies.

3:00 – 4:00pm Comic Books and Speculative Fiction- Eleanor Davis, Lale Westvind, and Tom Kaczynski moderated by Ytasha Womack. Lale Westvind appears courtesy of Busy Beaver Button Company.

Workshops

11:30am – 12:00pm Where Do You (Yes,You) Get Your Ideas From?- with ChiPRC/Transit Residency Artist Roman Muradov

12:30 – 1:30pm From Panels to Pixels: Making Comics Look Great on Digital Devices- with Beck Kramer

2:00 – 3:00pm Jaime Hernandez Inks Live! in conversation with Tom Spurgeon

3:15 – 4:00pm ChiPRC presents:The Doodle Dash- drawing competion with judges Johnny Misfit, Zak Sally and  Corinne Mucha.

Sunday

Panels

11:30am – 12:30pm A Conversation with the Hernandez Brothers- with Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, moderated by Caitlin McGurk. This panel is sponsored by Comix Revolution. The Hernandez Brothers appear courtesy of Graham Crackers Comics and Fantagraphics Books.

1:00 – 2:00pm The Honest Truth- Derf Backderf, Sarah Becan, and Keiler Roberts, moderated by Amy Peltz. Keiler Roberts appears courtesy of First Aid Comics.

2:30 – 4:00pm Eyeworks- curated by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, Q&A after the screening with Dash Shaw, Lale Westvind, Scott Roberts, and Jenna Caravello. This panel is sponsored by the DePaul School of Cinematic Arts.

Workshops

11:30am – 12:30pm Printmaking for All Ages- with Anya Davidson This workshop is sponsored by Spudnik Press.

1:00 – 2:00pm Infinite Corpse Jam Comics- with Jeremy Tinder and Aaron Renier. This workshop is sponsored by Rotofugi.

2:30 – 3:45pm The Regionalism Experiment with Ben Passmore, Leigh Luna, Isabella Rotman, Anuj Shrestha, and Mickey Zacchilli, moderated by Brian Cremins and Amara Leipzig.

New Stuff This Week

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Optic Nerve #14 by Adrian Tomine (D&Q) $6.95 – Optic Nerve 14 brings Adrian Tomine’s multifaceted, expressive cartooning to a new peak with two stories and a bonus autobiographical strip. “Killing and Dying” is about a father’s struggles to be supportive: it centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. “Intruders” depicts a man obsessively trying to find his way back to a former life by revisiting places he once knew.

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The Bloodiest Thing That Ever Happened In Front Of A Camera: Conservative Politics, ‘Porno Chic’ and Snuff by Stephen Milligen (HeadPress) $21.95 – In the early 1970s, outrageous claims were made of a new blood-spattered cinematic extreme. This was the legend of the ‘snuff movie’, which promoted the inhuman notion that a woman had been murdered to satisfy the sexual appetite of a jaded public. The story was produced by a kind of madness incarnate, but it reflected the desperation of America in cultural turmoil. ‘Snuff’ was a backlash against the naïve liberalism of the counterculture, embraced by people who preferred to believe the worst about their society. Once unleashed the concept was embraced and manipulated by the tabloid media and a variety of political and social crusaders, each using it to further their own cause. Brutal, evil, ghastly beyond belief, snuff became an iconic urban legend. This book is the true, startling and hideously exploitative history of that legend and how it was created.
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Zines

Black Metal of the Americas vol 8 by Ed and Patrick $5.00

Your Table is Ready: Tips for Having a Supercool Tabling Experience by Nyxia Grey $1.00

Booya Moon Purple Myrtle #9 Split $5.00 – Partially a Stephen King Fanzine.

Vulture Voyeurism Screenshots from the Mitt Romney Campaign Website $10.00 – Taken on election night november 7th, 2012.

Frightened by the Eye of Horus by Tricycle Red Projects $3.00

Surgical Ampitheater #2 by M Chandelier $5.00

Ima Eat You Apr 15 by Dawn Graham $2.00

Mechanical Yammering #1 Practical Guide for Digital Life by Nicky Martin $2.00

Godzilla Grrl vol 1 by Monstrochika $6.00

Comics & Minis

Pope Hats #4 by Ethan Riley $7.95

Golemchik by William Exley (Nobrow) $5.95

One Dot by Tony Kinnard $6.00

Hunter by Joe Sparrow (Nobrow) $5.95

Vacancy by Jen Lee $5.95 (Nobrow) $5.95

Whimsical Delusions by Garrett Leo Augustyn $8.00

Eat to Survive Flyers N Stuff 2013-2015 by Jeff Mahannah $4.00

Old Timey Hockey Tales vol 1 by Robert Ullman & Jeffrey Brown $6.00

Jelly Jar #1 by Sandra Mazuera $3.00

Revenger #1 Cages by Charles Forsman (Oily Comics) $5.00

Snake Church #1 by Eric Reyes $5.00

Not On My Watch: A Bystander’s Handbook for the Prevention of Sexual Violence by Isabella Rotman $5.00

Adventure by Mike Freiheit $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Spectators by Victor Hussenot (Nobrow) $22.95

Don’t Get Eaten By Anything a Collection Of the Dailies 2011-2013 by Dakota McFadzean (Conundrum) $25.00

Mr. Smiley by Tony Kinnard $15.00

Apocalyptigirl an Aria For the End Times by Andrew MacLean $9.99

East of West vol 1 by Jonathan Hickman $9.99

Fables Deluxe Edition Book 10 by Bill Willingham (Vertigo) $29.99

Ex Machina Book 5 by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris (Vertigo) $19.99

Art & Design

Slang Aesthetics by Robt. Williams (Baby Tattoo) $40.00
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Rock On by Alex Diamond $25.00

Dare to Be Stupid the Poster Art of Ryan Duggan Drug Factory Press 2006-2014 (HoZac Books) $28.85

Atom Bomb Bikini: The Lurid Art of Robert Ullman $16.00

Jason D’Aquino’s Circus ABC by Jason D’Aquino $12.95

Custom Tattoo 101 Over 1000 Stencils and Tattoos For Customizing Your Own Unique Tattoo by Tattoofinder (Race point) $25.00

Fiction

Make Something Up Stories You Cant Unread by Chuck Palahniuk $26.95

Exigencies by Richard Thomas and Chuck Wendig (Dark House) $15.95

The Essential Ginsberg, ed. by Michael Schumacher $17.99

Loving Day by Mat Johnson $26.00

Mayhem & Outer Limits

The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and Its Analysis by the Moors Murderer, intro by Colin Wilson and afterward by Peter Sotos (Feral House) $23.95 – Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’s spree of torture, sexual abuse, and murder of children in the 1960s was one of the most appalling series of crimes ever committed in England, and remains almost daily fixated upon by the tabloid press. In The Gates of Janus, Ian Brady himself allows us a glimpse into the mind of a murderer as he analyzes a dozen other serial crimes and killers.

Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies by Mike Bara (Adventures Unlimited) $19.95 – Did ancient “visitors”?of extraterrestrial origin?come to Earth long ago and lift the human race out of the ashes of a great global catastrophe around 10,500 BC? Were the science and secrets that they taught the ancients intended to be a guide for all humanity to the present era of change and upheaval we are experiencing? Was this crucial information about our future and our true past usurped by secretive, small cabals, some with bad intent and some with altruistic designs, who have held these secrets over the millennia to the present day?
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Music Books

What Else Is In the Teaches Of Peaches by Peaches and Holger Talinski (Akashic) $27.95
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Wailing of A Town: An Oral History of Early San Pedro Punk and More 1977-1985 by Criag Ibarra $20.00

Rise of the Super Furry Animals by Ric Rawlins $16.99

Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) by Jon Fine $27.95 – By the guitarist from Bitch Magnet, Coptic Light and Don Caballero.

Essays

Bad Kid: A Memoir by David Crabb $14.99 – Filled with the music and popular culture of the late-eighties and early-nineties, this refreshingly honest and hilarious coming-of-age memoir from comedian, storyteller, and The Moth host David Crabb tells a universally resonant story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio, Texas.

Gnarr: How I Became the Mayor Of a Large City In Iceland and Changed the World by Jon Gnarr $16.95

I Can’t Find It vol 1 $12.00

Film

The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer’s Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead by Adam Rockoff $24.00

Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies 1894-1978 by Michael Starks $19.95
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Dawn of the Dead by George A. Romero & Susanna Sparrow $16.00 – The novel of the classic horror film, with an introduction by Simon Pegg.

Food

Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar by Robert Sharp and Nicole Weston $19.95

Will Travel For Vegan Food by Kristin M. Lajeunesse $19.95

Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts by Karin Lazarus $25.00

DIY

Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small-Space Living by Rebecca Louie $16.00

Magazines

Bust Jun Jul 15 vol 93 $5.99

True Crime May 15 $8.99

Sumzine #3 Raw $20.00

Puss Puss #2 $24.95

Tape Op #107 May Jun 15 $4.95

Razorcake #86 $4.00

Wire May 15 #375 $9.99

Harpers Magazine Jun 15 $6.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Opaque vol 1 #1 $5.00

Sheriff Nottinghams Holiday Herald vol 1 #2 $10.00

Kids Books

Girl At the Bottom of the Sea by Michelle Tea and Amanda Verwey (McSweeneys) $19.95

Long Tail Kitty Come Out and Play by Lark Pien (Blue Apple) $17.99

Hungry Roscoe by David J Plant (Flying Eye) $17.95

New Stuff These Past Few Days

#QuimbysBookstore featured in the book Cut Out + Keep by Cat Morley & Tom Waddington!

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Cut Out and Keep: Around the USA In Fifty Craft Projects by Cat Morely & Tom Waddington (Laurence King) $24.95 – Hey! We’re mentioned in this book!

Zines

Plantzine: A Collaborative Zine $4.00

About My Disappearance #4 by Dave $1.00

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Comics & Minis

Ten Minicomics vol 3 by Alex Nall $5.00

DIY & How-To

3D Bubble Writer: A Crazy Craft Book by Linda Scott $16.95

Food & Drugs

The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods – Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more by Cassandra Reeder (Race Point) $21.99

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana by Dan Michaels & Erik Christiansen $30.00

Mayhem

LAPD ’53 by James Ellroy & Glynn Martin for the Los Angeles Police Museum $24.95 – More than 80 duotone photos from the LAPD archives of 1953 in crazy ass true crime photos, plus text to illuminate.

Magazines

Lucky Peach #15 Plant Kingdom $12.00

Maximumrocknroll #385 Jun 15 $4.99

MAPS vol 25 #1 Special Edition Bulletin Psychedelics and Policy Spr 15 $8.95

Flaunt #141 The Elixir Issue $15.95

Sneaker Freaker #32 $12.95

Scootering #347 May 15 $10.50

Fuel #19 $14.95

Wherever #5 An Out of Place Journal $15.00

Monocle vol 9 #83 May 15 $12.00

Film Comment May Jun 15 vol 51 #3 $5.95

Millennium Film Journal #61 MFJ $12.00

Screem #30 $8.95

DOA #6 Ultimate Death Metal Magazine $6.66

Vive Le Rock #26 $9.99

Radical Philosophy #191 May Jun 15 $13.00

Opiate vol 1 Spr 15 $10.00

TSQ vol 2 #1 Feb 15 Transgender Studies Quarterly $12.00

Lit Mags

Granta #131 Spr 15 The Map is Not the Territory $16.99

 For even more stuff from the past week and a half, click here.

New Stuff This Week

CAKE 2015 anthology here now! $10. And don’t miss the fest June 6+7! #cake2015 #QuimbysBookstore

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CAKE Digest 2015 $10.00, ed. by Paul Nudd. with all sortsa folks like Onsmith, Lale Westvind, Krystal DiFronzo, Keith Herzik and more!

Zines
SO MUCH NEW STUFF since Chicago Zine Fest was this past weekend & all the scrappy zinesters were in town! Thanks to everybody who came by & said hi!!
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Masculinities: Interviews by Cindy Crabb $4.00 – Interviews with Shane Parish, Brontez & more!

Gnostic Unified Liberation Front by Lane Williams $1.00

Rainy Day Activity Books: Twin Peaks and X-Files $4.00 each

The Corrections: Jonathan Franzen by Taylor (Pegacorn Press) $5.00 – On Franzen’s book. Not like, the book itself. Only 150 made!

East Village Inky #55 by Ayun Halliday $3.00

Wure by Zachary Bizzarro $5.00

Mineshaft #31 Spr 15 by Everett Rand $9.00 – Crumb, Spiegelman, Billy Childish and more!

Dark Matter Collected – Daily Drawings January and February 2015 by Michael R. Heck $8.00

Astronomy Tales and Truths by Elena Franck $10.00

Deafula #8 by Kerri Radley $3.00 – The relationships issue.

This Will Help by Leah Wellbaum $10.00 – Photo zine about dolls!

Asswipe #5-#7 by Vanessa Asswipe $2.00 each

Rad Rag Your Flow is Fly by Nyxia Grey $3.00

Did That Hurt? Self-Advocacy for a Safe and Awesome Tattoo Experience by Nyxia Grey $4.00 – Created by a couple that owns a tattoo shop!

Girls Bathroom by Caroline Tompkins $7.00

Astronomicon by Steve Rogers, King Felix & Captain America $3.00

Basements and Living Rooms, issues #4 & #5 $3.00 each – About DIY music, house shows & DIY festivals.

Cheap Toys #16 $2.00

Poop Matters #1 by Shira Mario $3.00

Gnawbone vol 3 by Mooncasket $5.00

Clumsy #8 by Kara Comegys $1.50

Year Of the Scape Goat by Morgan Claire Sirene $5.00

What To Keep What to Give Away #2 $3.00

Hoax #9 Feminisms and Embodiments by Rachel $3.50

Pander Mafia Twenty Year Anniversary Tribute Zine by Mimi $5.00

Haay Hottie Consent Communication and Boundary Setting in Party Spaces by Rachel $1.00

From the Punked Out Files of the Queer Zine Archive Project $5.00 – Stuff from the QZAP Zinesters Residence Program.

Rumpy Pumpy #3 by Milo $3.00

Us Amazonians: A Kristy MacColl Fanzine $3.00

Dig Deep #7 Tongueswell #3 split by Heather & Jen $2.00

I Have Nothing Special to Draw #3 $2.00

Cretins of Distortion #6 $4.00

Srviv #2 by Jonas, with work from Adam Gnade, Rust Belt Jessie & John Jughead Pierson & more $3.00

Hex Key #2 $2.00

Motor City Kitty #24-#26 $2.00-$3.00

Radical Domesticity #5 Food and Friends $3.00

Skinned Heart #6 by Nicole Gomez $3.00

Hard To Look At by Emma Karin Eriksson $3.00 – Zine about acne.

O Avalanche #4 Cybernetic Revolt and Communicating by Wheelhouse $3.00

Why You Will Live vol 1 Why You Will Die vol 1 $3.00

BFF Big Fat Femme by Lauren Melissa $3.00 – Also don’t miss by Melissa a few other  new titles including Fat In Public $3.00 & Oh It Aches and Tears: Real Talk on Pet Death and Getting Through $3.00

Plus various Cometbus restocks!!!

Comics & Minis

Sleazy Slice #8 by Robin Bougie $6.00

Black Mountain Crab Apples by Henry Guerra $8.00

Golden Age Of Souvenirs by John Orth (Pegacorn Press) $6.00

Primordial Cooch by Caroline Paquita (Pegacorn Press) $6.00

Fluke Fanzine #12 Presents Loisada by Bobby Madness $5.00

Many Mysteries of Inspector Scrambles by Katari Sporring $2.00

Perfidia #1 by Xin Xu $5.00

Dream Lifes and Dust Collectors by Mary Ruth Butterworth $2.00

Weak Chin #1 Comics Feb 15 by Steve Schaberg $3.00

Return of the Panty Beast by Gabi Mendez $5.00

What to Wear While Swimming and Bathing: A Western Historical Overview by Erin Dreis $5.00 – Also by this artist with Victoria Harley: How to Sanctify Human Remains $5.00 – Cool illustrations of and facts about ossuaries!

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Life Is Posers vol 3 a Hard Days Oi $5.00

Transparent Metaphor Comics by Kat Tuesday $5.00

We Are Not Who We Are: An X-Files Fanzine $8.00

Any Other Time #2 by Nick Kuntz $2.00

Storm Signal #1 by Mike Madsen $5.00

Within the Woods by Elyah Oster-Bainnson $7.00

Monster City #1 Phantom & #2 Dreamer by Timothy Compton & Aaron Nicholson $5.00 each

Helper Bot, various issues by Jeff Gibbons $6.00 each

Ei Muistikuvaa I Don’t Remember by Bendik Kaltenborn $12.00

Orbiters Prism by Drew Miller (Neoglyphic Media) $5.00

Love Wins #12 aka Spider Palace by Jazor Spark (Neoglyphic Media) $1.00

Field Guide to the Leafy Seadragonish by Shin Yin Khor (Sawdust Press/Center For Otherworld Science) $4.00

Potluck Battle anthology $5.95

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce (Fantagraphics) $29.99

AAMA vol 3 the Desert of Mirrors by Frederik Peeters (Self-Made Hero) $19.95

Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge (D&AQ) $22.95

Hasty Pastry vol 1 by Ali Cantarella $20.00

Impressions by Aiden Koch $15.00

Adventure Time Sugary Shorts vol 2 Mathematical Edition by Pendleton Ward $24.99

Fiction

Familiar vol 1 One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski $25.00

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami $15.95 – Now in soft cover.

The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato $16.95

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry $26.99

Confabulist by Steven Galloway $16.00

Almost Crimson by Dasha Kelly $15.95

How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits In Winter, Short Stories by Myriam Gurba (Manic D Press) $15.95

Music Books

First Collection of Criticism by A Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Harper (Featherproof) $17.95 – Don’t miss Jessica Harper here at Quimby’s on 5/29!

Sex Guides/Culture & Erotica

Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles From the Edge of Sex by Tina Horn $14.95

Come to My Brother by Danny Wylde & Christopher Zeischegg $14.95

Cement by Jesse Clark $5.00

Lonesome Cowboy #1 Sean by Johnny Murdoc $12.00

Spunk #10 $9.00

Humor

Boo by Neil Smith $14.95

George Washington Is Cash Money: A No Bullshit Guide To the United Myths of America by Cory O’Brien $14.95

Mayhem

Crack, Rap and Murder:: The Cocaine Dreams of Alpo and Rich Porter Hip-Hop Folklore from the Streets of Harlem by Seth Ferranti $15.00 – From the Street Legends series.

Most Dangerous Animal of All: Seaching for my Father Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa $15.99

DIY

Life Hacks: Helpful Hints to Make Life Easier, More Than 130 Amazing Hacks by D
an Marshall $15.99

Politics & Revolution

When the Word Becomes Flesh Language and Human Nature by Paolo Virno (Semiotexte) $17.95

Militant Anti Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance by M. Testa (AK Press) $18.95

Magazines

Cinema Sewer #28 $5.00slea

Juxtapoz #173 Jun 15 $6.99

Super Market #5 Representation Invisibility $14.00

Man About Town #16 Spr Sum 15 $19.99

High Times Jul 15 $5.99

Cereal vol 9 Travel and Lifestyle $27.95

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Sum 15 $10.95

Tank Moto #6 $15.00

Fader #97 Apr May 15 $5.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

Armchair Shotgun #5 $12.00

Chicago Review vol 59 #1 #1 $18.00

Evolution of the Skeletal Bird by Jenna Citrus $15.00

Ladies Night In by Caroline Tompkins $7.00

Homo Ludens by May Jernigan $5.00

Other Stuff

Cards Against Humanity First Expansion Pack $10.00 – The people have spoken: the resounding cry is that they want is Expansion Packs for Cards Against Humanity.

“Cosmic” Lined Notebook $12.00

CAKE Presents . . . A Conversation with Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino, and Keiler Roberts Moderated by Hillary Chute 6/5

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Poster_Low-Res porcWhat better way to usher in CAKE weekend than a conversation with three of the most innovative cartoonists working today? If there’s a graphic narratives supergroup—the Emerson, Lake, & Palmer of American indie comics—this is it.

 

Eleanor Davis’s Fantagraphics collection How to Be Happy was just nominated for a 2015 Eisner Award. Keiler Roberts’s series Powdered Milk is a consistently stunning example of why so many of us fell in love with autobiographical comics in the first place. John Porcellino’s The Hospital Suite was one of the most critically acclaimed comics of 2014. With King-Cat Comics and Stories now 25 years old and going stronger than ever, John remains one of the guiding lights of the indie comics scene and for CAKE itself. Hillary Chute, comics scholar extraordinaire, author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists, will moderate this exciting roundtable.

Please join us for a rocking, inspiring kick-off event for CAKE 2015! For more information on this event & on the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, visit cakechicago.com . CAKE is June 6th-June 7th. Quimby’s is proud to be a co-sponsor.

Click here for the Facebook invite for this event.

Friday, June 5th, 7pm – Free Event!