Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Middle Coast Zine Fest {MCZF} Dec 8th and 9th at Galerie F

Dec ’12
12:00 pm

MCZF is a two-day gathering of artists featuring well-crafted zines inspired by art, music, and graffiti & street art. Middle Coast aspires to engage dialogue, writing, photography and other artwork through beautifully designed and independently published zines. Featuring work from local artists, Oscar Fotoflow and Loosey Goosey. Enter to win awesome raffle prizes from Saki and Quimby’s Bookstore while sipping on delicious Gaslight coffee! For more info, see and also the Facebook group for the event.

Free and open to the public.

Please note, Quimby’s is a co-sponsor of the event, but it is NOT AT QUIMBY’S, It is at Galerie F at 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Sat, Dec 8th, noon-6pm, Sun Dec 9th 11-6.

December Karaoke Idol at The Beauty Bar 12/13 8pm

Dec ’12
8:00 pm

The Holiday installment of Chicago’s favorite live karaoke battle KARAOKE IDOL tinsels up the stage at Beauty Bar on Thursday, December 13th, at 8PM! One singer from each the following cool Chicago-based companies and organizations will battle it out to determine who will wear the crown of KARAOKE IDOL!

Girls Rock! Chicago
The Nightingale
Rock for Kids

& Pop Serial!Celebrity Judges Mason Johnson, Amy Guth, & Jacob Knabb, and KJ Gods “Shameless Karaoke” will preside.The reigning Karaoke Idol champ Carrie Shemanski returns from the wilds to defend her crown against a stacked field including last month’s champion HOMEROOM, so this one looks to be a total free-for-all. Someone from the crowd will be chosen to be the 6th contestant.Show up at 8PM to compete in an epic hour-and-a-half long karaoke free-for-all! Sign up to sing your ass off for a chance to be chosen as the 6th contestant by our celebrity judges!

Tune in at 10PM as 2 FINALISTS are chosen from the field of 6 to compete in Chicago’s ultimate karaoke death-match.


Ultimately CHICAGO DECIDES who wins based upon audience applause so come ready to cheer for your favorite performer!

Be sure to stick around afterward for OPEN KARAOKE w/ “Shameles Karaoke”! There will be plenty of time for you to sing too! Just come early or stay late so you can sign up & belt out your favorite songs when your turn arrives!

Remember, all that door money goes to a good cause! All door money will be divided up amongst the contestants and their sponsors.

KARAOKE IDOL is brought to you by Curbside Splendor Publishing, Another Chicago Magazine, & Quimby’s Bookstore.

$5 cover

More info:
Check out The Facebook Group for the event
Please note: this event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S, It is at The Beauty Bar at 1444 W. Chicago Ave.

Pop-Up Book Fair at the Empty Bottle 12/9 2pm-7pm

Dec ’12
2:00 pm

In conjunction with Chicago Writers House and The Chicagoan, Curbside Splendor Publishing presents:


Chicago’s finest independent publishers will be on hand hocking their goods. Quimby’s Bookstore will also stock a table with a selection of books/zines penned by Chicagoans. The bar will be open so grab a cocktail and listen to live music all afternoon as you ogle some books and satiate your bibliophiliac needs!

FREE with an RSVP at:

Otherwise $5 at the door.

This tasty event is 21+ unless minors are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Current list of participating Chicago literary folks (check the Facebook Event Page for constant updates) :
&Now Books
7 Vientos
Allium Press
Anobium Literary Magazine
Another Chicago Magazine
Anything Goes Publishing
Burial Day Books
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP)
Chicago Zine Fest
Convulsive Editions
Curbside Splendor Publishing
Dancing Girl Press
Dream of Things
Graze Magazine
The Handshake
Kenning Editions
MAKE Magazine
Other Voices (OV) Books
Quimby’s Books
Solace in So Many Words
Switchback Books
Two With Water

Sweet Tunes provided by:
Good Evening
Mr. Mayor and the Highballers
Wooden Wing
& more!

Please note: This event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Empty Bottle at 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622.

Click here to go to the Facebook event page for this event.