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INDIE INCUBATOR XV
Short-Film Fest with a $250 Cash Prize for “Best in Fest”
(CHICAGO, IL) – It’s that time of year again; time for the fifteenth installment of the Indie Incubator Film Fest! Twice a year, Chicago’s best and only bi-annual short-film fest, calls out to short film makers and lovers of independent film to submit and critique. The Original Mother’s, located at 26 West Division in Chicago, will once again host the film fest, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Submit a film for no fee! Filmmakers who would like to enter a film should contact email@example.com. Trailers and music videos are also accepted. Films must be submitted on or before Friday, November 23, 2012 for consideration.
Every filmmaker will take home something, but the big award for ‘Best of Fest’ is decided by the judge’s panel and earns a $250 cash prize. Additional awards such as “Most OMG” and the “Best LOL” provide bragging rights for the filmmakers who receive them. The judging panel consists of working professionals in the Chicago film community. Past judges have included Kathy Byrne from the City of Chicago’s Film Office, Eddie Griffin Producer of Image Union and Ryan “The Movie Guy” Jagiello of Cinemajaw.com.
Indie Incubator will, as always, be hosted by comic book creators and filmmakers, Matt Kubinski and Charles Klein. Doors will open at 8:00pm, and a post party to follow for the rest of the evening. There will be at least 2 hours of running time with short intermissions throughout.
There isn’t a bad seat in the house, as short films will fill the 10 foot screen and all the plasmas in the popular night spot while management even breaks out the couches and offers free popcorn, too. These shorts are anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes in length, and genres run the gamut from comedy to horror, with everything in between. Admission is FREE. $5 PBR Tallboys and $5 Jameson cocktails will be the featured specials. Attendees must be 21 and over.
For more information about the Indie Incubator Film Fest please visit www.indieincubatorfilmfest.com, Facebook or @IndieIncubator on Twitter.
INAUGURAL “NUT BALL” TO BE HELD AT THE ORIGINAL MOTHER’S
Comedy Short Film Fest with a $300 Cash Prize for Best in Fest
(CHICAGO, IL) – The Original Mother’s, located at 26 West Division in Chicago, home to the Indie Incubator Film Fest, which just marked its fourteenth installment this May, will now also host their inaugural “Nut Ball” on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Nut Ball is a short film fest honoring the comedic genre, solely.
Also created by the guys behind Indie Incubator, Nut Ball will follow a similar format, but it will be nothing but laughs. Also like Indie Incubator, Nut Ball will NOT charge filmmakers a submission fee, and there will be NO cover charge to attend Nut Ball…that’s just insane!
Hosted by award winning comic book creators and filmmakers, Matt Kubinski and Charles Klein (the guys behind Indie Incubator), will also host a post party to follow for the rest of the night.
Doors will open at 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 31st for Nut Ball. There will be at least 2 hours of running time with short intermissions throughout. Admission is FREE. $5 Goose Island and $5 4Rebels Vodka cocktails will be the featured specials and FREE movie popcorn. Attendees must be 21 and over.
Submit a film for no fee! Filmmakers who would like to enter a film should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Trailers and music videos are also accepted.
Every Nut Ball filmmaker will take home something, but the big award for “Biggest of Balls” is decided by the judge’s panel and earns a $300 cash prize. Additional awards such as “LOL” and the “BEST JOKE” provide bragging rights for the filmmakers who receive them. The judging panel consists of working professionals in the Chicago film, and comedy community. Past judges have included Kathy Byrne from the City of Chicago’s Film Office, Eddie Griffin Producer of Image Union and Ryan “The Movie Guy” Jagiello of Cinemajaw.com.
The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-642-7251.
Division Street Turns into a Comedic Bourbon Street with
“Comedy Gras” in Chicago
Open Mic – Stand Up – Sketch Comedy – Comedy Karaoke – After Party – Charitable, too!
(CHICAGO, IL) – Division Street in the Gold Coast is known for affable revelry the likes of Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras, and this Fat Tuesday, February 21, Division Street will offer a cavalcade of comedy with “Comedy Gras”. It is all for a good cause, too. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic [http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/], a cause devoted to preserving a national heritage of original music and helping musicians still in need in the New Orleans area.
At Bootleggers from 7pm to 8pm, there will be an Open Mic Comedy Challenge, hosted by She-nannigans last Comedy Challenge winner, Michael Larimer, featured here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZNnnt72F4&feature=related . This Open Mic is open to anyone interested in competing – just walk up and sign in.
Over at She-nannigans House of Beer from 8pm to 9pm, there will be an All Star Stand Up from past Comedy Challenge winners featuring Drew Michael and Joe Kilgallon from “Comedians You Should Know”. These comedians, and others, will be competing for $500 cash, to be awarded at the end of the evening.
Then it’s time to step across the street to The Original Mother’s for some sketch comedy from The Pepper Grinders Comedy http://www.youtube.com/user/hlpalex?ob=0 and the Wood Sugars Comedy http://www.youtube.com/user/WoodSugars?ob=0 sketch groups from 9pm to 10pm.
Mother’s Too will offer Comedy Karaoke all night long, while The Lodge Tavern will be the after-party for all the festivities until 4am.
$6 Don Q Hurricanes will be the featured cocktail of the evening at all venues, and Bootleggers will offer Pat O’Brien’s World Famous Hurricane mix, too. Let the good times roll!
Along Division Street, street freaks and stilt walkers will spread the cheer and toss out beads until it’s time to repent! There will be no cover charge at any venue, and all patrons must be 21 and over.
The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-642-7251; Bootleggers is located at 13 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-266-0944; She-nannigans is located at 16 West Division – 312-642-2344; Mother’s Too is located at 14 West Division – 312-266-7444; and The Lodge Tavern is located at 21 West Division in Chicago – 312-642-4406. Please visit www.RushAndDivision.com for more details.
After the Holiday, and New Year buzz has worn off. Santa and Father Time have come and gone… relax. There is still one more annual visitor left to visit. Guess who ELSE is coming to town?
Twelfth Annual “Elvis Fest” Rocks The Original Mother’s
Trip for Two to Las Vegas to be Given Away – Donations to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic
(CHICAGO, IL) – Elvis Presley would have turned 77 on Sunday, January 8, 2012, and while he has been gone for over 34 years, yet he is still referred to as “The King”. The Original Mother’s, located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago, is proud to provide a venue for his many rabid fans, and those who just like ‘a hunk, a hunk’ good time, at the Twelfth Annual “Elvis Fest”!
Sunday, January 8, 2012, fans can meet Radio Hall of Famer Dick Biondi from True Oldies 94.7 as he hosts and broadcasts live from 7pm – 11pm. A seemingly endless supply of super talented Elvis Tribute Artists will take the stage to rock the songs that made Elvis The King!
Attendees may participate in the Elvis-look-alike contest for a chance to win a trip for two to Vegas, baby! The festivities continue with more Elvis Tribute Artists performing as well as Elvis karaoke and a chance to win more prizes.
A free peanut butter and banana buffet is included, but not to be missed is the Happy Birthday to Elvis cake complete with Dick Biondi lighting the candles and leading everyone in the “Happy Birthday” song. $5 Absolut “All Shook Up” cocktails, $5 Malibu “Aloha from Hawaii” cocktails and $6 24 ounce cans and $3 12 ounce cans of PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) will be the featured drinks of the evening.
Doors open at 7pm. There is no entrance fee, however a $5 suggested donation will benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic http://www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/, the favored charity of The Original Mother’s.
The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago. Go to www.OriginalMothers.com for more details or phone 312-642-7251.
December 28th, Doors at 8pm
Chicago, Illinois- December 28th , 2011- Local sketch comedy group, the Pepper Grinders Comedy Co. will debut their first live show at the Original Mother’s in Chicago on December 28th.
An eclectic mix of Chicago-land comedians will take the stage to perform their unique brand of comedy. The group offers a mix of live sketches and an array of short comedy films as a part of their show.
Utilizing talent from all parts of the metropolitan area, the Pepper Grinders is a mixed bag of over the top adult humor, slap stick, improv, and experimental thought provoking comedy.
The show is definitely an “experience”, proving once again that Chicago comedians are always on the cutting edge of ensemble based comedy. The Pepper Grinders Comedy Co. promises a night that the audience will not soon forget.
Doors open at 8:00pm at the Original Mother’s in Chicago on Rush and Division. There is a five dollar cover.
Jan 8th 2012
Stay Tuned Here for details on 2012′s Elvis Fest, celebrating the King’s birthday.
The Annual “Dead on Division” Weekend
Over $1,750 in Cash and Prizes with $1000 Cash Prize for First Place on Monday, October 31st
(CHICAGO, IL) – On Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31, the annual revelry known as “Dead on Division” will take place at six Chicago institutions: The Original Mother’s, Mother’s Too, Bootleggers, The Lodge, She-nannigans and The Hangge-Uppe. Wandering freaks, zombies and psychics and jugglers will roam Division Street and these locations on All Hallows Eve weekend to instill the fear of the dead, undead and unknown to all!
On Saturday, October 29, partygoers at The Original Mother’s will enjoy a haunted house theme, and at Mother’s Too, patrons will celebrate iconic TV shows and movies such as Gilligan’s Island, Happy Days, Grease, The Breakfast Club and more. Bootleggers will be the scene of a 1920’s era speakeasy, while She-nannigans will offer a PopStar-themed night. The Lodge Tavern will be home to another haunted house, and The Hangge-Uppe will provide Heaven and Hell: Dead Celebrity Edition themed bars upstairs and downstairs. Each location will hold their own costume contest for hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes.
The Halloween party continues on Monday, October 31 with B96’s [WBBM-FM] Jason Cage at The Original Mother’s from 7pm to 12am as he hosts THE BIG PRIZE Costume contest: $1000 cash for first palce, $500 for second and $250 for third place with lots more in prizes throughout the night, too. There will also be live music from Green Thirteen [http://www.greenthirteenmusic.com], party-rocking it out into the witching hour, with no cover charge.
Both nights, most locations will feature a costume contest around the stroke of midnight, with the top cash prizes awards at Mother’s costume contest on Monday. Liquid libations will flow as $3.50 Bud Light pints and $5 Yes Vodka cocktails will liven up the evening. For a hauntingly good time on Halloween weekend, it’s “Dead on Division”!
The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago; Mother’s Too is located at 14 West Division Street in Chicago; Bootleggers is located at 13 West Division Street in Chicago; The Lodge is located at 21 West Division Street in Chicago; She-nannigans is located at 16 West Division Street in Chicago; and The Hangge-Uppe is located at 14 W Elm Street in Chicago. Please visit www.RushAndDivision.com for more details.
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