All Hallows' Eve Eve Variety Show
California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave., Chicago, IL
October 30, 8:30pm
Kick off the Halloween long weekend at one of Chicago’s favorite bars, restored 1940s speakeasy, the California Clipper. The All Hallows’ Eve Eve Variety Show will feature shadow puppetry, literary readings, music, and other multi-media delights to benefit Chicago’s newest literary institution ChiPRC (Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center).
Performers include artist/author Audrey Niffenegger (Her Fearful Symmetry), artist/filmmaker Chris Hefner (The Pink Hotel), author Fred Sasaki (Poetry Magazine), playwright Chris Bower, accordionist Robert Cruz, writer Margaret Chapman (fiction editor at decomPmagazine), artist April Sheridan (Center for Book and Paper Arts), and performers Jennifer Friedrich and Damien Hinojosa (Incurable Theater).
Festivities will also include the chance to win a giant worried pumpkin by artist Jason Waclawik; the debut of an original stop motion animation created by illustrator Rachal Duggan; a new shadow puppet show from writer Jill Summers and designer Susie Kirkwood; and the California Clipper’s resident woman in white who is known to appear in booths one and nine, and sometimes in the ladies room.
$7 cover includes raffle ticket. Festive dress and costumes welcomed! All proceeds benefit the Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center.