Batter sizzles, beer foams, and bare flesh is slathered in paint as gawkers look on. Indie musicians and DJs thunder sound waves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls. Revelers stuff their faces with endless pancakes.The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
What is this, some type of hipster themed IHOP? A Lady Gaga video? Bansky’s mom’s basement? Nah, it’s the Pancakes & Booze Art Show – the hottest pop-up traveling art event in all the land.
This is no stuffy wine-and-cheese, someone-gag-me-with-a-cocktail-napkin gallery. It’s an innovative reimagining of the art show concept, as DIY art movement mayhem. Up-and-coming artists strut and sell their stuff in a freeverse, electric funhouse of mayhem.
You know you want to come, right? Hit me up so we can talk about ways to convince your editor to pay you to visit the show and maybe relax that no-alcohol-on-the-job policy. Hell, even bring your boss along If you like.
WHAT: Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Over 75 emerging artists showcasing their hottest work in a Warhol-style, anything-goes, massive warehouse environment. All-you-can-eat pancakes, live music, body painting and multimedia displays. The show originated in 2009 in Los Angeles and since has popped up more than 100 times in twenty two cities around North America. Each show draws as many as 5000 guests throughout night.
WHEN: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., Friday & Saturday, August 28 & 29, 2015
WHERE: Reggie’s Live, 2109 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60616
ABOUT TOM: Tom Kirlin, 36, left his movie career as a Hollywood cameraman to start Pancakes & Booze in 2009. Born in Tucson, Ariz., he’s a travel fiend who has visited over forty countries across every continent but Antarctica. At 6-foot-6, he’s a hell of a ringer in pick-up basketball games. Bug him at firstname.lastname@example.org