Looking for something FREE and cool to do? Then check out the Chicago Zine Fest happening this weekend on the 9th and 10th. Chicago Zine Fest will highlight many talented self-published artists, and give artist a chance to interact with each other. Zine Fest will feature tons of informative workshops that are sure to appeal to everyone. And for you early risers I’ll be working at the info table. So make sure you stop by and say hello.
Chicago Zine Fest
March 9 & 10, 2012
1 – 3pm Gender, Race & Sexuality, a Discussion with Women in Self-Publishing at Columbia College
6 – 9pm Zine Readings at 826CHI
9:30pm – 12am Zine Olympics at Quimby’s Bookstore
11am – 6pm Zine Exhibition at Columbia College
more details at http://www.chicagozinefest.org
Halloween has to be the best holiday around there is no forced family interaction and you get to dress up. It’s the holiday were nerds, Goths, and suburbanites can actually party together and no one looks out of place. Alas, for some people scary decoration is not enough to get into the Halloween spirit and they need a good kick in the butt to get in the mood. And that kick in the butt is coming from Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, Texas, which is the place to be to get in the Halloween spirit. Alamo Drafthouse has tons of films sure to scare you and make you laugh, and there is still time to get in on the fun.
Wednesday, October 20th @ 10pm FREE Alamo Drafthouse West Oak
Join Alamo as they present Horror Remix a collection of cheesy horror films that have been boiled down to the essentials: central plot, gore, cheese factor, and oh yeah nudity (none of no skin showing shower scene here). The theme for tonight’s edition of Horror Remix is what else but Halloween featuring Hack-O-Lantern (1988), Night of Demons (1988), and Hollowgate (1988).
Saturday October 23rd, @ 8pm Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park
Join Alamo’s Mason Park location for a special screening of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ where you can text along with the movie. Pay tribute zombie film legend George Romero by instering own witty comments onto the screen via your mobile devices and see what awesome things your movie-going neighbors have to about the classic film. HeckleVision lets the audience write texts on their cell phones and then have those messages appear on the screen under the movie.
Wednesday, October 27th @10pm Free Alamo Drafthouse West Oak
Alamo is serving up another Horror Remix this time giving you two hours of undead madness. Which can only mean that this week’s theme is all about Zombies. So join Alamo fellow zombie lovers for condensed versions of The Dark Power, Soul Survivor, and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.
Friday, October 29th @ 8pm $10 bucks gets a film and dance/ $3 bucks gets you a zombie dance party
It’s a Dawn Of the Dead Mall party at Alamo Draft House West Oak. This epic zombie event is great to get you in the mood for the premier of The Walking Dead. The mall party will consist of a Zombie Dance Party in West Oaks Mall food court with a live DJ, zombie trivia, costume contest, and an 8pm screening of Dawn Of The Dead. I’m not sure about you but a zombie dance party sounds like a great way to spend the weekend.
Saturday, October 31st @ 9pm Alamo Drafthouse West Oak