A Meeting of the Dil Pickle Club


December 9th, 2010

The Dil Pickle Club to be revived at the Nightingale
Radical Chicago Renaissance nightspot starts again again

…How to Take a Punch by Bill Hillmann
with an interlude about Chicago Park District Boxers by Fred Sasaki & Jacob S. Knabb

Flight Painting by Peggy Macnamara
and notes on Nathan Leopold’s Warblers by Paul Genesius Durica

Rocket Launch by Kenneth Morrison

Special guest appearance from Sinterklaas
Plus more! plus DJ Emerson Dameron

The Dil Pickle Club will be a discussion group with prominent invited speakers. Subjects to be discussed will be controversial, off-beat, and intellectual. Tonight, emphasis will be placed on FIGHT/FLIGHT.

St. Nicholas Day will also be celebrated! Bring a pair of clean, polished shoes (clean like they’re the only pair you’ve got to wear) for donation to the Share Your Soles Foundation. Donors get a surprise from Sinterklaas.

Bill Hillmann is a writer and storyteller from Chicago. He is contributing editor for F Magazine and the staff writer for Criminal Class Press. His award-winning audio essays have appeared on WBEZ, NPR, and PRI. He is also the founder and host of the Windy City Story Slam.

Peggy Macnamara has been the artist in residence and associate of the Zoology Department at the Field Museum for the past twenty years, where she also teaches drawing and painting for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Painting Wildlife in Watercolor, Illinois Insects and Spiders, and Architecture by Birds and Insects. The Art of Migration is due out in 2011.

Thanks to co-conspirators Mairead Case, Emerson Dameron, Paul Durica, Rob Funderburk, Fred Sasaki, Nell Taylor, and especially Christy LeMaster and Kenneth Morrison.

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