ByeBye 2011!

Wow that Year 2011 just flew by!  Before it fades, be sure to check out what’s going on over at DrumFace. Don’t miss out!

First, how lucky are we to be represented by 2 of the best music stores in Chicago?!  Andy’s Music (2300 W. Belmont) has been a supporter of DrumFace since Day 1, and now the Old Town School of Folk Music is a fan, too.  See our work at the Lincoln Square “Different Strummer” store (4544 N. Lincoln).

Not in Chicago?  DrumFace drums are also available through the online Raquy Drum Store, which is based in Brooklyn, New York. (  You can also spot our drums in the Northerrn Liberties area of Philadelphia, at a sweet shop called “Colors by Padmini” (906 N. 2nd St.)

For a little seasonal cheer, we will be hosting a studio show and sale on Sunday December 4th, from 2-6pm.  Stop in and have a hot drink, see the newest of our instruments and enjoy the warm atmosphere that is DrumFace.  (3231 W. Armitage) Selected prints from our “Morocco Sketchbook Retrospective” show from earlier this year will also be available.

As I write, Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  It falls on our “Last Thursday” open house and veggie potluck night, and for a while we weren’t sure what to do.  But a few inquiring minds wanted to know, so we will not disappoint!  Swing by DrumFace between 7 & 9pm on Thursday, November 24th and enjoy an evening of music and smiles, and whatever veggie leftovers are brought to the table.

There will be no ‘Last Thursday’ potluck in December, since it falls directly on Quentin and Heather’s 10th wedding anniversary!  We will resume the regular pattern in January 2012, with open studio and potluck on Thursday, Jan. 26th.

Free Doumbek practices will continue, on the first Wednesday of each month from 7-8pm.  (Dec. 7, Jan. 4)  Multi-level session, bring a drum or use one of ours.  Learn rhythms and practice techniques on this very popular Middle Eastern style drum.

To finish off the year, let’s not forget Quentin’s Solstice Birthday, December 21st.  It falls on the same Wednesday that we are due to host the “Chicago cavers” social meeting, so DrumFace will be opening wide and saying “aaaahh”.  Cave fun will kick off the evening from 7:30-9:30, with birthday drum party to follow.  Anyone with an interest in caves and caving is welcome to attend “city cavers” (no experience required); acoustic instruments are welcome at the birthday drum jam.  Drums preferred, of course!  We have an inkling to do another “Party in the Dark” so you might want to bring a flashlight!


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