Select Media Festival 5, a mashup of video programming, anticomedy, visual
and performance art, DIY workshops, and experimental music, runs 10/13-10/23 at the new 5,600-square-foot Select Festival headquarters, 3219 S. Morgan, and other venues across the city as noted below. Many events will be taped and edited for public-access cable TV.
What follows are this week’s listings; for the complete schedule see chicagoreader.com. For further program information or to buy a $25 festival pass (good for everything except the performance by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of the Adult Swim cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor, on October 21) go to selectmediafestival.org or call 773-837-0145.
Work in Progress is an “experimental live television show taping and multimedia vaudeville happening featuring performances by Eric Graf and Nick Bahr, La MisseCuente Familia de Muerte, the Jugglers of Doom, Brother John, Rotten Milk, Boneyard, Carezza, Al Burian, Marc Arcuri, Ghostbusters, and others, plus visual art installations in a storefront-window gallery by Elisa Harkins and Mark McGinnis.
a 7 PM, $10
Herc! hosts Don’t Media Panic!, a variety show featuring performance art and music by My Fairy Prince, Gypsy Feelings, v4mee, Vito Powers, Salem Collo-Julin, Greg Stimac, Blake Noah, and more. a 4 PM, Heaven Gallery, 1550 N. Milwaukee, $7.
DIY workshop on converting diesel engines to run on vegetable oil
a 1 PM. F
Group gathering to take a a deliberately slow walk around Bridgeport
a 2 PM. F
Video shorts selected by Ed Marzewski, followed by music from Rickets and music/performance art by Hooliganship:GO! a 8 PM, South Union Arts, 1352 S. Union, $7.
Music by Aleks and the Drummer, Who Cares How Long You Sink, I Am the Liquor, and Flowers, plus a presentation of videos found on the Internet by Rand Sevilla. a 9 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $7.
Audio/video performances by Eavil, Brotman and Short, and Nu Tutorial
a 10 PM, Rodan, 1530 N. Milwaukee. F
Program of video shorts, followed by a live sitcom by Drew Ziegler, then music from Warhammer 48k, Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, and Voltage.
a 8 PM, Reversible Eye Gallery, 1103 N. California, $7.