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Gay Chicago Bloggers Bash

Kris of Angst-ident Prone and Aaron of 601am are throwing the city's first ever Gay Chicago Bloggers Bash, at Roscoe's Bar (Halsted & Roscoe). It's all happening tonight at 7 pm.

Gay bloggers and their friends, fans, and families are all welcome to join in the fun.

GB staffer KV wil be in attendance.
GB staffer CC wil be in attendance.

Opening: Sweet Charity

Broadway in Chicago gives us a pre-Broadway engagement of Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate of all people. Can Kelly Bundy sing and dance? Now's your chance to find out. (Or go here for a video promo.) Tonight through March 13. Tickets at Ticketmaster, 312-904-1900, or in person at the Cadillac Palace box office, 151 W. Randolph.

Mary Jo Bang @ UofC

Poet Mary Jo Bang will read tonight at 5:30 at the University of Chicago's Classics building, room 10 (1010 E. 59th Street). A reception will follow. Mary Jo Bang is the author of Apology for Want, a debut collection of poems that won the 1996 Bread Loaf Bakeless Prize, "The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans," and "Louise in Love." Individual poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, The Paris Review, Fence, Best American Poetry (2001, 2004), and elsewhere. The recipient of numerous awards, including a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, a Discovery/The Nation Award, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, Bang is a poetry editor for Boston Review and a member of the permanent faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. Her fourth book, The Eye Like a Strange Balloon, was recently published by Grove Press. For additional information, contact Julia Klein at (773) 834-8524 or email jnklein{at}uchicago{dot}edu.

Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Exhibit Reception

[C]Spaces and Glass Curtain Gallery present "Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop," January 31 – March 25, 2005. Please come out at 6pm on February 24th as co-curator Deborah Cullen, curator El Museo Del Barrio, New York City, will discuss Blackburn's legacy. This is a Library of Congress exhibition realized in collaboration with International Print Center New York (IPCNY) and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and features artwork from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archives and Collection, on deposit at the Library of Congress. Blackburn (1920-2003) changed the course of American art through his graphic work and the Printmaking Workshop, which he founded in New York City in 1948. His pioneering contributions to the technical and aesthetic development of abstract color lithography are as legendary as his generosity in encouraging and training thousands of diverse artists to experiment in the graphic medium. Creative Space includes a key selection of Blackburn's own work and a dazzling array of prints by students and noted collaborators and colleagues since the 1940s. The exhibit is on display at the Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago. Admission is free, call 312.344.6650 for more information.

 

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