Don't know if anyone else subscribes to Quimby's bookstore's mailing list...but here's the most recent one they sent out. The "crafty" events have been highlighted!
"Quimby's Bridgeport" will be open on weekends for one month and one month
only, Oct. 22–November 13, 2005, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
"Bridgeport: Community of the Future" is a not so tongue-in-cheek reference
to the burgeoning art scene in Bridgeport. Over the past few years a number
of galleries, cultural spaces like Iron Studios the Zhou B. Center have
quietly opened and are establishing a compelling alternative option for
cultural workers to work and play.
This effort is part of the "Community of the Future Experimental Culture
Zone." The Select Media Festival helps kick start a new artistic “cultural
center” along a one block area on 3100 – 3200 South Morgan St that hosts
three independent stores: Quimby’s, Myopic Books and Odd Obsession Video,
alongside the only coffee house in Bridgeport and a local favorite dive
The stores will host workshops, presentations and other independent media
projects to create a site of interaction between residents, visitors and
wide range of independent media culture that these stores will supply. The
storefronts will only be open on the weekends.
Hours for Quimby's Bridgeport, Oct. 22–November 13, 2005:
Fridays 6-9PM, Saturdays 1-9PM, Sundays 1-8PM
It's at 3201 S. Morgan, which is south of W. 31st street and west of
Halsted, between and S. Aberdeen and S. Lituanica Ave.
Sunday Oct 23rd 6PM
We will have some cardboard and cutting utensils you just need to bring
images to work with and learn the basics of stencil making, Marty Garcia
from the Southside artist collective "House of Payne" will be your will be
leading the workshop. Check out www.casadepayne.org
Saturday Oct 29th 7PM
Imaginary History Fauxhemian Wine Tasting
Bring your own bottle of wine/non-alcoholic wine/wine-flavored beverage of
your choosing (decorate the label first), and discuss the the history
created. How was this wine prepared? With what does it pair well? Where
it come from? How does it taste? What is delicious/lame about it? What is
the vintage? This is all up to you. Cheese will be provided. Feel free to
wear those cocktail outfits that you feel like you're all dressed up in but
have nowhere to go.
Sunday Oct 30th 5PM
Randall Bailey local artist behind "Slitte" & "The Christopher Worm"
presents an interactive presentation with a sort of artificial intelligence
- in that a sort of communication is established between the viewer and
is being viewed. Using original drawings, sound and collage Randall will do
something strange to your mind.
Sunday Nov 6th
Gutters Special Southside edition 5PM
Gutters is a free independent printed media workshop with an emphasis on
minicomics and zines. Gutters has two main goals, the first being teaching
people all about indie printed media. We do this by bringing in special
guests for demos and discussions. If it's on paper and there's more than
of them, we'll show you how to do it. The other goal is to help the DIY
publishing community here in Chicago get to know one another. There is a
social aspect to all of our events, and we really want to get people
together and excited about self-publishing. Gutters is free and open to
anyone. We normally meet the last Sunday of every month at Chicago Comics,
3244 N. Clark from 3 to 6PM. So this will be a special edition. For more
info check our blog at myspace.com/gutterszine.
Sunday Nov 13th 5PM
Join members of the "Diamonds on Archer" collective as they demonstrate how
silk screening works. Bring items to be screened and walk out with a new
take on fashion and D.I.Y. printing.
1854 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622