Fundraisers

Constructive summer

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Lest you think we’re snoozing over the summer…  think again!

Saturday June 27th will be the CZF Ice Cream Social, held at Comfort Station in Logan Square (Facebook event here). Swing by and give us $3-5 (sliding scale) and you’ll get a bowl of ice cream and plenty of toppings (sprinkles, anyone??). We’ll have a variety of flavors and vegan options, too. Join us at Comfort Station at 2579 N Milwaukee Ave from 11:30 am-1:30 pm to get your summer started off right and help us make some cash money for CZF 2016!

We’re also excited be a part of the wonderful Printers Ball in West Town that evening (Saturday June 27th)! We’ll be running a zine jam workshop from 5-6 pm and 7-8 pm—stop by the Spudnik Press Printshop and you’ll walk away with your very own zine! It’ll be in the West Town neighborhood at 1821 W Hubbard St. Printers Ball is always a great time; for more information on their extravaganza of artistic & literary events, visit printersball.org.

Shameless Karaoke!

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CZF KaraokeHot off the heels of a very successful bingo night, CZF is proud to present Shameless Karaoke!! Get set to sing the night away Friday, January 23rd at Chicago Zine Fest’s annual karaoke fundraiser at Beauty Bar.

The entertainment will be provided by Shameless Karaoke. Their diverse songbook covers all genres with selections from David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Duran Duran, Erasure, Michael Jackson, the Kinks, Madonna, Motley Crue, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, Prince, Rolling Stones, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and Britney Spears.

Beauty Bar staff will offer a unique drink special all night long, a signature martini and a manicure.

There is a $5 admission which will benefit the 2015 Chicago Zine Fest. The event beings at 9pm and is 21+. Hosted by Shameless Karaoke KJ, Liz Mason.

Take the stage and own it. Bring friends and sing a duet. Or enjoy from the crowd. Come out and have a good time and support self publishing in Chicago!

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/856054631113452/?ref=22

When: Friday January 23rd 2015, 9 pm

Where: Beauty Bar, 1444 W Chicago Ave.

CZF Bingo Night! With fabulous prizes!

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CZF Bingo Night is back, baby! We’ll be hosting our fourth annual Bingo Night Fundraiser on Thursday December 11th at Logan Bar and Grill!

The suggested entry donation of $10 includes your bingo card which is good for multiple rounds. Each round provides a chance to win some seriously awesome prizes! We’ve got over $400 worth of prizes from local businesses and artists, including: This Fine Day, Mieke Zuiderweg, Rhosilk, Fount Leather, Letter Writers Alliance, Swim Club, Chapter Jewelry, Zero Bird, Sean Mort Print Shop, Kozie Prery, Red Belly Studio, and 1.by.liz.

All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2015–support CZF and have a great time too!! Facebook event here.

When: Thursday December 11th, 7 pm
Where: Logan Bar and Grill, 2230 N California Ave
Why: Fun and fabulous prizes!!!

Dimo’s Pizza Jam

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Hey, you like pizza, right? And comics? Of course you do. Then please join us on Tuesday November 4th for a pizza-themed comics workshop at Dimo’s Pizza in Wicker Park! We’ll be drawing and chatting and raising money for CZF 2015—buy a slice and $1 will go to CZF.

When you’ve finished voting, come over to Dimo’s for an epic pizza jam!

When: Tuesday November 4th, 7-9 pm
Where: Dimo’s Pizza, 1615 N. Damen Ave.

CZF at Bridged Art Walk

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Come hang out with CZF at the Bridged Art Walk! South Side zinesters Stranger Danger Distro, SA$$Y Printing Press, and FURIE will be tabling. So come sip some cider in Bridgeport Pasty’s outdoor garden, watch some goofy movies, & snag some local zines! Facebook event here.

DATE:  Saturday, October 18th
TIME:  6 – 8 pm
WHERE:  Bridgeport Pasty, 3142 S Morgan St.

Hallowzine 2014

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CZF presents our 3rd annual Halloween-themed zine reading/fundraiser, Hallowzine! Come and watch performances and readings by some of Chicago’s local self-publishers, writers, and artists. Refreshments will be available. There will be a $5 donation asked at the door. All proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2015! Facebook event here.

Readers include:

DATE:  Thursday, October 23rd
TIME:  7 pm
COST:  $5
WHERE:  CHIPRC, 858 N. Ashland Ave.

What is Your Damage, Heather?

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CZF is hosting a movie night fundraiser! Grab your croquet mallet, your Big Fun tshirt, all of your friends named Heather & head on out to the Hideout for one of our favorite dark comedy cult classics!

Crucial info: Wednesday, September 24 at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave). Doors open at 5:30pm! Movie starts at 6pm! $7 suggested donation, with all proceeds benefiting Chicago Zine Fest 2015. This event is 21+. Facebook event here!

(We can’t post the title of the movie, but email us at chicagozinefest@gmail.com if you need help figuring it out!)

LICK IT UP, BABY. LICK IT UP.

Benefit Show! // Benefit Show!

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Friends of CZF are throwing TWO benefit shows for us this February! Mark your calendar for this sweetness:

SHOW #1
Saturday, February 1st at 7pm
With Sin Orden, Acidic Tree, Earth Girls (new band featuring members of Libyans, Boilerman, Daylight Robbery), and Cabeza Twins!
At Engine Haus (email us for the address)!
$5-$10 donation, with all money going to CZF!
Also — no booze at this one, & please don’t hang out in front of the house!
Facebook event here!

SHOW #2
Friday, February 7th at 7pm
With Daylight Robbery, Tensions, Richard Album, Horace Grant, and Cracked Vessel!
At The Magic Living Room (2509 W. Carmen Ave)
$5-$10 donation, with all money going to CZF!
Facebook event here!

Punk Rock Karaoke & CZF = True Love Forever

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It’s time to start thinking of what punk jam you’ve always dreamed of belting out onstage, as it’s the return of one of our favorite CZF fundraisers: PUNK ROCK KARAOKE!

Details: Thursday, January 9th at 8pm at Beauty Bar (1444 W. Chicago Ave.)! 21+ event (we’re sorry, younger CZF friends!). Hosted by the great Marisa Overton & Tara Anley! $5 donation to support CZF 2014! Tell Facebook you’re going here!

How many Operation Ivy songs can be sung in a single night? Who will lead the singalong to “T.V. Party” this year? How many photobooth strips will you take? Only time will tell! SEE YOU THERE, PUNX.

Buy Badass Buttons and Support CZF!

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It’s time for our December fundraiser for the Chicago Zine Fest & oh my, it’s a good one! Our friends Ramsey Beyer, Neil Brideau, Lilli Carré, Nicole Georges, John Porcellino, and Suzy X have each created a special 1” button design just for CZF!

Want to get your hands on some awesome art by some of your favorite zinesters / comic artists and support CZF 2014 at the same time? It’s easy! Button packs (which are $5 + shipping for a pack of three) are available here!