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Off-Site: Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor Prom 9 From Outer Space: an intergalactic fundraiser to benefit 826CHI
What: Open bar, DJ, silent auction, raffle, DANCING
When: Saturday, April 26, 8pm-midnight
Where: St. Vincent de Paul Center at 2145 N Halsted St (NOT at Quimby’s)
Tickets: www.826chi.org/prom9

Attendees will forgo ill-fitting rental tuxes and bustling taffeta for all manner of tin-foiled, corsetted, ray-gunned getups sure to impress the creature on their arm. Come dressed in your intergalactic best (or second-hand formal wear) for a night of cosplay, silent auctioning, raffling, (free) drinking, and DANCING…for the children.
All proceeds from Prom 9 benefit 826CHI’s creative writing programs, which are offered tuition-free to thousands of Chicago students each year.

off-site: CAKE FRAME 2: Live Art Auction and Brain Frame Comics Performance Event to Benefit CAKE 4/20

cakeframeSun, April 20 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60608 (NOT at Quimby’s)

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
$5 – $20 sliding scale entry

For the second year running, the performative comics reading series Brain Frame is teaming up with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) to host the CAKE Frame fundraiser, an evening of comics readings and a live art auction. Cake Frame 2 is All proceeds go to benefit CAKE, the weekend-long celebration of independent comics featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more. CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Brain Frame founder Lyra Hill will host the evening as master of ceremonies and auctioneer. Attendees can bid on original art from 30 talented Chicagoans including Chris Ware, Nicole Hollander, Ivan Brunetti, and Edie Fake. All bids for artworks will start at $30. The evening will also include a wide variety of comics performances by Brain Frame alums Kevin Budnik, Rachel Niffenegger, Pup House and Jen Rickert. There will be live drawing by Jenna Caravello and live music by El Is A Sound Of Joy. Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm, but we recommend attendees arrive early if they want to review the auction items before bidding.

With only two months until CAKE on May 31/June 1 at the Center on Halstead, the CAKE organizers are kicked into full gear. Organizers Ben Bertin, Neil Brideau, Marnie Galloway, Max Morris, Grace Tran and Jeff Zwirek are committed to making this year’s show one that goes down in history, and the CAKE Frame 2 fundraiser will help them towards that goal.

For more information on CAKE, please visit cakechicago.com
For more information on Brain Frame, please visit brainframe.tumblr.com
Contact: Max Morris, cakexpo(at)gmail(dot)com

Chicago Zine Fest Fundraiser 10/24

 

ZINE READING FUNDRAISER!
An evening of zine and comics readings
at The Moving Castle
Monday, October 24, 7:30pm
3317 N Kedzie

Readers include:
Ben Spies (no more coffee zine)
Corinne Mucha (Is it the future yet?)
Dave Roche (On Subbing)
Sarah Palin/aka C-Span (Jayonce fan fiction)
Marian Runk (Inbox)
Ben Bertin (MIOK)
suggested donation $3 – $5

Chicago Zine Fest will be March 9th-10th, 2012 at places around town, including Columbia’s Conaway Center. More info at chicagozinefest.org