Warming and Cooling

Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

The Nightingale Cinema is hosting Bits & Pieces for all of this year. We invite you to kick off 2019 with us on Saturday, January 12! Doors at 7:30, performances start at 8:00!

What’s the deal? Bits and Pieces is an event for ideas caught in between the stages of development and performance. The point of Bits and Pieces is to commit an idea to performance before you forget about it, talk yourself out of it, or throw it away.

We invite anyone to participate as a performer (or as an audience member). Pieces should be time-based and under 15 minutes. For those interested in presenting, just let Katy or Sophia know when you arrive and you will get on the list. If you have technical requirements that are outside of projector, sound, etc., message us!

There will be no formal feedback/discussion after the performances. Please consider your audience and be intentional about your performances. The evening is not curated or moderated beforehand, so assume responsibility for the content of your piece.

There will be snacks and beverage–they will run out eventually, so feel free to bring your own. Also, bring friends!

Upcoming 2019 Dates:
March 9, 2019
May 25, 2019
September 7, 2019
November 2, 2019

Filed under: performance


Premiere Screening

Thursday, October 5 at 8 PM, $7-10

The Nightingale is sincerely pleased to host Sincerely Productions’s long awaited mystery series KATIES CROSSING, screening all 5 episodes (90 min total) with loads of cast and crew in attendance.

KATIES CROSSING is a five part queer mystery series revolving around two Katies who find each other, like each other, and mysteriously transform each other. One Katie is an investigative journalist hot on the trail of a conspiracy involving a hot dog company, trash, and rivers. The other Katie is a dog walker turned newly famous YA fiction ebook author. They must try to remain themselves as they unravel the mystery of what’s on the other side of the crossing.

KATIES CROSSING is a DIY television show- made without studios or networks and made with the support of the Chicago art/farm/film/and friend scene. SINCERELY PRODUCTIONS is dedicated to making independent and DIY television and film with community that’s watchable on it’s own platform. Visit http://sincerely.tv/ to see what’s happening.


Written by Sally Lawton, Max Wirt, Katy Albert, and Katie Williams
Directed by Sally Lawton and Max Wirt

Katy Albert as Katie
Katie Williams as Katie
Sierra Berquist as Aria the Scientist
Shelley Geiszler as Sonia the Lawyer
Ian Bertorelli as Tony Babel
and Sophia Hamilton as Tina Beef

Ian Fullerton, Gita Jackson, Tracey Ramsey, Kathleen Soler, Brianna Facione, Fontaine Capel, Mary Alice Williams, Shelby Turner, Dave Smith, Mari Mahoney, Maya Mahoney, and Adam Paul

Filed under: artist in attendance, collaboration, experimental, narrative, queer, travel, Uncategorized, video