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Hot Air Balloon Duels! Space Drinks! Junk Drawers! The Antelope Release Party at Quimby’s 9/8

Sep ’18
7:00 pm

Stop by Quimby’s on September 8th at 7pm to check out the release party of your new favorite journal of oral history and mayhem, The Antelope. Co-founders Elisa Shoenberger and Meghan McGrath have put together a great issue, featuring falconers, beekeepers, swashbuckling Frenchmen, drone hobbyists, space-themed drink recipes, artifacts of early flight, comics, poetry, blimp disasters, and more. This event will include a reading from contributor and fancy sweater-wearer Joe Mason, sharing tales of never-ending sushi, and at least one hot balloon duel. Eric Bartholomew’s famous Junk Drawer zine will make a special appearance, with historical Chicago artifacts galore.

“Elisa and Meghan are quirky and fun scholars interested in oral history and mayhem, and they’ve edited a wonderful magazine.” Quimbys.com

Elisa Shoenberger is a freelance writer who has written for the Boston Globe, Hello Giggles, City Creatures Blog, Curbed Chicago, and others. Meghan McGrath is a wombat enthusiast, community radio DJ, and security ethnographer based in New York.

For more info:

Facebook event invite for this event
The Antelope in the Quimby’s on-line store

Saturday, September 8th, 7pm – Free Event


Quimby’s Welcomes Christina Ward: PRESERVATION The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration 7/13

Jul ’17
7:00 pm

Christina Ward is a Master Food Preserver and doesn’t want you to kill Aunt Edna with a jar of pickles.  Her book, Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration (Process Media, Inc.) explains the science, the concepts, and techniques that will help me make delicious and nutritious foods. (And keep Aunt Edna alive.)

She’ll talk about food preservation history, how women were left out of that history, and the cutting-edge research about our gut biomes. She’ll also share the secret to consistent food safety. (Spoiler: wash your damn hands.) Come for the door prizes, stay for the science!

“Between the understandable yet solid science, and the direct, no-nonsense, yet delicious-sounding recipes, it is without hesitation that I encourage you to read this book from cover to cover.”  Nancy Singleton Hachisu, James Beard nominated writer of Preserving the Japanese Way and Japanese Farm Food

It’s really cool!” –Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director, Serious Eats

Christina Ward’s work has been featured in The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, Remedy Quarterly, Edible Milwaukee, Serious Eats, The Runcible Spoon, and more. She has been featured on podcasts and radio shows such as Central Time (WPR) and Arts & Seizures (Heritage Radio).

For more info: www.processmediainc.com

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Thursday, July 13th 7pm – Free Event

ellie june navidson Reads From Spider Teeth With AJ Durand and KOKOMO

Oct ’13
7:00 pm


In ellie june navidson’s new zine Spider Teeth, she attempts to encompass the complicated emotionality surrounding her recent surgery, “the surgery.” It’s a messy and gorgeous work that she couldn’t be more excited to share. The opening will feature performances by several trans women/goddesses. Face it, she says, we’re absolutely everything, come celebrate with us.

ellie june navidson is your everyday subversive tranny faggot. She is a blogger, poet, workshop facilitator, dressmaker, and all around crafty radical. Much of her work explores gender, normativity, radical visibility, and self-awareness. She works to incorporate vulnerability and non-violence into her life while striving for social justice. She’s all about empowerment, brave honesty, and growth. She is perparing to release her fabulous new zine, Spider Teeth, that encapsulates all the complicated emotionality surrounding “The Surgery.” Some essays and contact information can be found at her personal blog can be found at invisiblyqueer.tumblr.com.

She will be accompanied by AJ Durand and KOKOMO.

For more info: ellie(dot)june(dot)navidson(at)gmail(dot)com

Thursday, October 10th, 7pm – Free Event

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Poster and Flyer Artists!

Have you ever made a poster for an event at Quimby’s? Or how about a flyer for an event at Quimby’s? Send us a digital copy and we’ll post it on our site! Contact us at info@quimbys.com. Also! Send it to the Quimby’s Flickr Group, and then make sure you add Quimby’s as a Flickr contact if you desire. We do.

This one was designed by Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine!

Cindy St. John and Julie Strand

Jan ’10
7:00 pm

Dancing girl press poets  Cindy St. John (People in Love Will Read this Book Differently) and Julie Strand (The Mae West Defense) will read from their work.

Cindy St. John lives in Austin, TX.   Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Southern Review, Broadsidedpress.org and The Florida Review.

Julie Strand lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is the Education Coordinator at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Her poetry has appeared in Wicked Alice, Arsenic Lobster, WOMB Poetry, Rock Heals (A Narrow House Weekly) and others.

The dancing girl press chapbook series was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets and artists through chapbooks, journals, book arts projects, and anthologies. Spawned by the online zine wicked alice, dgp seeks to publish work that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques–work that’s fresh, innovative, and exciting. The press has published over 50 titles by emerging women poets in delectable handmade editions.

For more info: http://www.dancinggirlpress.com