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Food Crypt at Nite Market
Earlier this year we posted about Nite Market, a venue for culinary experiments happening in small kitchens across the city. The first Nite Market was held in Pilsen and it was a huge success. I had a lot of fun indulging in sweet, sour and savory artisan treats at street food prices. This Friday, Nite Market is back and Foodcrypt (the coolest food blog on the interweb) will be participating!
Foodcrypt (Sam and Chris) will be frying up “Oliebollen.” Oliebollen are Dutch doughnuts that are traditionally served on New Years, but become available from food trucks (often called “gebakraams”, or “bakery windows”) as soon as the weather gets cold. I've never eaten Oliebollen, but Chris said they're like beignets—that's all I need to hear. I'm there.
To enjoy food from unlicensed vendors, you will need to RSVP on the Nite Market website.
Exit Interview with Jason Foumberg
In case you didn't see it, we did an "exit interview" with Jason Foumbeg for New City. We talk about why we're closing, what's happening next and give a little bit of advice for young guns who want to work for themselves.
And if you haven't made it to see Paul Theobald & Co., the exhibition will be on view until November 30. Don't sleep on it.
Absolute Classic Masterpieces
Finally, refined smoking accessories. Enter Absolute Classic Masterpieces, hailing from Philadelphia they create objects that are designed to last forever, and in true Pennsylvanian tradition, they'll only look more refined with age.
UIC MFA Open Studios
Tomorrow, you'll definitely want to visit the UIC MFA Open Studios. I recommend heading directly to the 4th floor to see what Lauren Anderson (see Paul Theobald and Company) and Paul Cowan are currently working on. The UIC MFA Open Studios coincides with the Gallery 400 Archival Impulse opening.
UIC MFA Open Studios
Friday, November 4, 6-10pm
University of Illinois at Chicago, Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street
Including works by: Mark Aguhar - Sebastian Aguirre - Joshua Albers - Lauren Anderson - Nina Barnett - George Benedict Murray III - Daniel Bennett - Jeremy Bolen - Gwendolyn Zabicki - Jon Chambers - Mary Helena Clark - Paul Cowan - Ian Curry - Lauren Edwards - Chaz Evans - Cameron Gibson - Kasia Houlihan - Ben Keddy - Mark Kent - Anthony Koerner - Kera Mackenzie - Marianna Milhorat - Andrew Mausert-Mooney - Courtney Prokopas - Alex Rauch - Andrew Reinke - Macon Reed - Daniel Shea - Tina Tahir - Daniel Tucker - Neal Vandenbergh - Tiffany Funk
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
We highly recommend attending the 2011 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, starting next Saturday, November 5 & 6 at the DePaul CDM Center:
Eyeworks is a festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts: classic films, new works and rare masterpieces.
The Eyeworks programs showcase a range of animation techniques, including paper cutouts, stop-motion, 3D computer animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. The content of the films is even more varied, and includes cosmic abstraction, psychedelic characters, geometric patterning, and surrealistic narratives.
Eyeworks celebrates animated moving images that express unusual vision, unusual approaches, and unusual style.
November 5 & 6, 2011
DePaul CDM Theater, 247 S. State Street, basement level
Jackson stop, Red Line
We'll be attending Saturday's 6:00 pm program with Lori Damiano for a special preview screening of her hand-drawn animation Lord I: The Records Keeper. More information is available here.
Haunted Corn Maze
Halloween is just around the corner and I hope you've already planned your costume. Last year I went to Haunted Corn Maze at Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois. My companion was too scared to be terrified by local firefighters, so we ended up doing the scavenger hunt instead, but we heard screams from the other side all night. If you have what it takes, I highly recommend this Chicagoland attraction. If that isn't enough, it's the world's larget corn maze AND all proceeds go to local charities.
American Graffiti Credits
We announced our final exhibition today and have received at least ten emails reading either "Final exhibition?," "Final exhibition?!?!" or "Final? Exhibition?"
To answer those questions (?): YES, Paul Theobald & Company is our last exhibition. Golden Age is closing permanently on November 30. Please celebrate the future with us this Friday, October 28th at the opening of Paul Theobald & Company, featuring work from Lauren Anderson, Robin Cameron and Paul Stoelting.
And while we're on the topic of endings, I've been obsessed with the credits from American Graffiti. They're incredible.
Dossier: MDW Fair
Paul Cowan and Michael Hunter at Document
Sol Hashemi at LVL3
Michael Hunter at Document
Adi Goodrich at Reuben Kincaid
All images from the MDW Fall Showcase in Chicago today and tomorrow. Visit Martine at our table on the third floor.
MDW Fall Showcase
October 21- 23, 2011 at The Geolofts 3636 S Iron St.
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