GCFDLOGO   From now until the end of the year, The Nightingale is hosting a food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository! This great organization fed over 5 million people last year, and the city is poised to have even greater needs in the near future. If it suits your budget and inclinations, please consider bringing a shelf-stable good with you when you come to The Nightingale. Here is a list of their most-needed items. Thanks for Supporting Chicago’s Hungry!

Filed under: Food Drive


LHI Record Release Party Featuring
Swedish TV Special with Lee Hazelwood,
Directed by Torbjörn Axelman


Sunday, December 15th at 8:00 pm, Free

Light In The Attic Records presents
‘Cowboy In Sweden’ Screening & LHI Record Release Party

After 7 intense years in the making, Seatlle’s Light in The Attic Records just released their most expansive and lavishly packaged project to date: There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving, a box set commemorating the complete legacy of Lee Hazlewood Industries from 1966-1971.


Included in that box set is one of the several Swedish television specials Hazelwood made with filmmaker Torbjörn Axelman, COWBOY IN SWEDEN.

“…the film must have been exceedingly surreal, since the record exists in its own space and time. At its core, it’s a collection of country and cowboy tunes, but the production is cinematic and psychedelic, creating a druggy, discombobulated sound like no other. This is mind-altering music — the combination of country song structures, Hazlewood’s deep baritone, the sweet voices of Nina Lizell and Suzi Jane Hokom, rolling acoustic guitars, ominous strings, harpsichords and flutes, eerie pianos, and endless echo is stranger than outright avant-garde music…” – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com

Program Details:
(1970, 60 mins)
New digital transfer from the original 16mm master negative at the Swedish Broadcasting Co. Fully restored in HD with re-mastered sound. First time available anywhere in the world, and is featured in the new Light In The Attic boxset, Lee Hazlewood Industries: There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving 1966-1971

Filed under: experimental, Uncategorized, video


Neighborhood Performance Art Documentation Screening


Wednesday & Thursday, December 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm, $10


Out of Site Chicago will be screening all the public performances we have produced in 2013 for Wicker Park and Bucktown and West Town. We hope you can join us to experience the impact this has on the public who just happen across these sometimes interactive, sometimes visual and complete surprises in their everyday life.

Artists include: Hayley Morgenstern; Honey Pot Performance; Andrew Barco and Sabri Reed; Joshua Kent, DeMarcus Purham; Erin and Elena Katsulis; Ieke Trinks and Bernard Roddy; Jeff Huckleberry; Meghan Moe Beitiks; Amber Marsh; Sara Zalek; Mothergirl; Rachel Bunting and The Humans and Antibody Corporation.

The production team On The Real Film were the production team for Out of Site Chicago 2013 and the Jury Panel who had to make the tough selective decisions for 2013 were Tricia Van Eck, Joseph Ravens, Roberto Sifuentes and Carron Little.

There will be two screenings one on Wednesday December 11 at 7.30pm and Thursday December 12 at 7.30pm.

Filed under: Uncategorized

Looking at Live Sharks in a Tank

Screen Based Work by SAIC Shapeshifters


Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, $5-10

Shapeshifters work within an interdisciplinary framework to rearticulate an initial concept through two iterations, rethinking, reimagining and adapting their initial idea to fit the different contexts. With each reconfiguration, the students consider the history and specificity of the medium used in order to question, challenge and blur these boundaries. Together, students program, organize and promote the events. The first event took place at 6018 NORTH on October 26 and the second event takes place at The Nightingale on December 07. The Shapeshifters graduate seminar was developed and taught by Frédéric Moffet at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Works by:
Murat Adash
Hyunji Kang
Stephen Kwok
Bert Marckwardt
Alyssa Moxley
Mitsu Salmon
Patrick John Segura
Christine Shallenberg
Sanaz Sohrabi
Daniel Spangler
Samuel Adam Swope
Amanda Vanvalkenburg
Oriana Weich
WEI Hsinyen
Fabienne Zuijdwijk

Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, video


Our Annual Seasonal Potluck

Nightingale Trailer 2013

Nightingale Trailer 2013

Sunday, November 24th at 2:00 pm, Free

It’s time again for The NIGHTINGALE’s annual holiday shindig. Let’s all gather together and fortify for the coming winter. Please bring a dish or drink to share. Chloe and I will handle the basics: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes. Jay will brew a special home brew beer.

As in years past, we will be shooting a trailer for the upcoming year, so scrub up and look camera pretty. Kickstarter awards will be available for claiming.  Music will be playing for dancing. Friends will be around for chatting up.

Doors at 2:00 pm
Dinner at 3:00 pm
Shoot at 4:00 pm

Kids are welcome, and please consider bringing a shelf-stable item for our food drive!

Thanks For Supporting Chicago Cinema!


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