Tuesday, May 30

Welcome Transit Resident, Celia Marquis


6:30pm

ChiPRC
858 N Ashland Ave
FREE

Help us in welcoming the 2017 Transit AiR, Celia Marquis, to Chicago (she will have flown in from Montreal only days before)!
Meet Celia and find out more about her work and what she will be planning while in the city. Refreshments served.
http://chiprc.org

Friday, June 2

Clit Club Comes To Chicago


7:00 – 9:00pm

ChiPRC
858 N Ashland Ave
A discussion on the importance of creating networks, spaces and collaboration opportunities amongst cis, trans women, non-binary and intersex persons. Illustrator Celia Marquis is one of the founding members of the Clit Club, a Montreal-based collective for the promotion of art made by self-identified women, non-binary, and intersex persons. CHIPRC invites artists to join her in a friendly round-table to discuss how and why feminist spaces and organizations like the Club can benefit their members in the arts.
[Facebook Event]

Sunday, June 4

Walking Tour Drawing Workshop


2:00 – 5:00pm

ChiPRC
858 N Ashland Ave
Chicago walking tour drawing workshop! Making zines with a journalistic and autobiographical approach lead by CHIPRC AiR Celia Marquis.
This afternoon walking tour around CHIPRC’s West Town neighborhood will be led by Celia Marquis where you’ll get an insight on her process of collecting and collaging information, memories and memorabilia as an alternative means of storytelling.  Attendees will then take time to draw personally significant details about this outing, and assemble a collective zine. Bring your paper, pen, pencils and paint (some materials provided). Participants will receive a copy of the collective workshop zine compiled by Celia. (Above image by Celia Marquis)
[Facebook Event]

Tuesday, June 6

Book Release Party for Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg

6:00 – 7:30pm
Seminary Book Co-Op

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
FREE
Join Art Institute of Chicago curator Mark Pascale and comics artist and CAKE organizer Amy Peltz to celebrate the launch of Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg. The book is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the New Yorker artist’s work that is on view at the Art Institute (111 S. Michigan Ave.) from May 27 to October 29.

Romanian-born American artist Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) won international acclaim for his inventive, wry representations of the postwar age. His work appeared on the covers and interiors of the New Yorker for nearly six decades, and his drawings, collages, prints, paintings, and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. With essays by cartoonist Chris Ware and curator Mark Pascale, this lively book traces Steinberg’s imagery as it evolved over the full scope of his career, celebrating his refusal to distinguish between high and low art. The 60 works included traverse the realms of Steinberg’s world, from the witty black-ink takes on his newly adopted land of 1940s America to the watercolor paintings he made as a mature artist in the late 1980s.
RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested, but not required)

Two Cookie Minimum


8:00pm

ChiPRC
858 N Ashland Ave.
Zine Friendly reading series Two Cookie Minimum begins its seventh season! True to form, this reading welcomes zinesters, comics creators, and self-publishers, as well as cookies to snack on. Celia will share her work along with readers Yewon Kwon (comics artist), Alenka Figa (journalist), Rebecca Mir Grady (comics artist), and Amy Giacalone (writer).
[Facebook Event]

Wednesday, June 7

Drink & Draw: Comics Jam & CAKE


6:30 – 9:00pm
Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 302
Spudnik’s June Drink & Draw is extra special as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Chicago’s cooperative print shop.  Comix artist and illustrator Chloë Perkis will be your guide to sequential arts by leading an evening of collaborative comic making via a good old-fashioned Comics Jam. Each guest will start a comic, pass it to their neighbor for the next panel. Then, head to the snack table to grab a slice of birthday cake. What could be sweeter?
http://spudnikpress.org
[Facebook Event]

Friday, June 9

CAKE Kick-Off Event with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley & C. Spike Trotman


7:00pm
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W North Ave
CAKE special guests, Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris and C. Spike Trotman are joined by local favorite, Lucy Knisley for an evening of readings to kick off CAKE weekend!
http://quimbys.com

Revival House Party: 2017 CAKE Pre-Fest Social Mixer


9:30pm

The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave
FREE
Join Revival House and CAKE for this free mixer at the Den Theatre, featuring D.J. Pluto (aka Ben Marcus).
[Facebook Event]

Saturday, June 10

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 1


11:00am – 6:00pm

Center On Halsted
3656 N Halsted St
FREE

200 exhibitors! A full slate of panel discussions and workshops! All free and open to the public!
[Facebook Event]

 

CAKE After Party

8:00 – 11:00pm
GMan Tavern
3740 N Clark St
No Cover, 21+
Come relax, socialize and have a drink or two at the CAKE after party! 8pm, Gman Tavern, Free Admission.
[Facebook Event Page]

Sunday, June 11

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 2


11:00am – 6:00pm

Center On Halsted
3656 N Halsted St
FREE

200 exhibitors! A full slate of panel discussions and workshops! All free and open to the public!
[Facebook Event]

Pallor Pink vol. 3 Release Party

8:00 – 11:00pm
The Learning Machine
3145 S Morgan St
Pallor Pink Vol 3:To Those in Glass Houses release event! After CAKE final exhibition day, join us for a an event featuring the finest and brightest. Performances by Violet Mice (Ian McDuffie) and Ron Regé, Jr./Gary Panter Duo.
[Facebook Event Page]