I’m still reeling from the new episodes of Twin Peaks that aired last night. I went in expecting little resolution, more questions, and David Lynch at his most unrestricted, no matter what that means. I got that and way more that I imagined I would. Red rooms upon red rooms through lodges and glass boxes; it was the fever dream I had been eagerly dreading. I will continue to look forward to the disturbing imagery and achingly long (and unsurprisingly engrossing) shots of the Twin Peaks world in the coming weeks.
But enough about Lynchian worlds, let’s get your week off to a fresh start!
MONDAY, MAY 22nd
Spring Intuit: ART BREWT A Benefit for Intuit @ Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 2607 W 17th St, 5:30PM – 8:30PM
WHAT: A little fundraising for outsider art
SO WHAT: Inuit will be holding a special event at Lagunitas that is sure to n be a fun night of fun, food, entertainment and beer. The Spring Intuit: ART BREWT is a fundraising evening inspired by Chicago’s Henry Darger, the Vivian Girls and the botanical beauty of spring. Enjoy brews from Lagunitas and food from Kimski while you joni in on the silent auction, take in some music by Chicago’s own Walkingshoe, and experience live art created by local illustrator Annie Broutman. Come dressed in creative spring attire inspired by Darger’s Vivian Girls and have a great time!
NOW WHAT: Tickets are available at the door and start at $25 for general admission. All proceeds benefit Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art’s programming and exhibitions.
Vast Canvas / Mirror Coat / Endolphins @ Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00PM
WHAT: Local music to start your week
SO WHAT: Emporium loves supporting local acts with a fun stage for them to perform on. This time around will be three Chicago bands taking over for a perfect way to spend a Monday night. You;ll get to enjoy the indie pop of Vast Canvas, the now local Mirror Coat with their dreamy rock sound and the math rock of Endolphins with their cleverly punny name.
NOW WHAT: Free 21+ show! Go out and enjoy the music and games!
TUESDAY, MAY 23rd
Martin Seay Reading The Mirror Thief @ Unabridged Books, 7:00PM
WHAT: A reading and discussion on Martin Seay’s novel
SO WHAT: Unabridged Bookstore will be hosting author Martin Seay to celebrate the paperback release of his debut novel, The Mirror Thief. There will be plenty of snacks and wine as Seay reads and discusses his work, which is a genre and era hopping adventure that combines fast-paced mystery and literary verve.
NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public.
Cool Ghouls / Slushy / Charlie Reed @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 9:00PM
WHAT: Laid back tunes to make your Tuesday go down better
SO WHAT: Cool Ghouls will be coming to the Empty Bottle to dole out some psychedelia laced California pop. You’ll be feeling the warm sunny days that will soon be upon us just from listening to this bands fun sound. They will be joined by the jangly pop of local rockers Slushy and the garage rock of Charlie Reed.
NOW WHAT: Tickets are $8 for this evening of great music at the Bottle.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th
CHIRP Night w/ O Paradiso and Blacker Face @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 8:30PM
WHAT: A monthly dose of CHIRP-curated music at the Whistler
SO WHAT: Every fourth Wednesday of the month, CHIRP takes over The Whistler for an evening of great music performed by CHIRP-curated local artists. You will be able to enjoy some wonderful music, the Whistler’s take on classic cocktails, and the good feeling of supporting independent radio at this monthly event.
This edition of the event will feature former local band O Paradiso and Chicago’s own Blacker Face!
NOW WHAT: There is no cover for this 21+ event, so just make your way to the Whistler and have a great time!