Spooky Action at DrumFace

Ever dream of being a circus performer, then wake up and realize that’s exactly what you are?  It sounds like fiction, right?  Take a look at our events listing for the coming weeks, and you be the judge.  Wearing many hats, here at DrumFace.  But seriously, this October we’re excited about new performance collaborations, as well as our top-secret ceramic and metal art projects- and we’re going to be keeping you in suspense!  Solution?  Big fun show at the end of the month, in conjunction with Chicago Artist’s Month.  Mark it!

DrumFace studio is located at 3231 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago IL 60647 (USA).  For more information about what we do, check out our current work on DrumFaceChicago.com, and keep up-to-the minute with FaceBook.  To contact us directly, send an email to: info @ DrumFaceChicago .com or call the studio (773) 772-4778.

What’s Happening at DrumFace?

Thursday 9/27  Chicago Aissawa with special guests Low End Theory, at the Aissawa Kbir/Veggie Potluck & Openhouse.  (7-10 pm at DrumFace)

Sunday 9/30  Family Art and Drum surprise at the Logan Square Monument.  Hosted by the Merlo Family.  (11am-2pm, East Lawn)

October 2012

Tuesdays in October:  ClayPlay   (6:30-8:30pm, reservation required. $20 per session; minimum 2 sessions to complete a project)  These evenings in the DrumFace Studio are designed for people who want a little “me” time!  Get your hands into the clay and enjoy being creative.  A little experience is recommended, a project idea of your own is a bonus; basic tools and materials supplied.  Superfun to do with a friend!

Weds. 10/3  Darbooka Hour  (7-8pm, FREE*) Multilevel group drumming session, focused on the Middle-Eastern goblet drum (a.k.a. Darbooka, Doumbek or Egyptian Tabla).   Practice fun beats and breaks & meet other players.  All levels, ages 12+.   This session repeats every month, usually on the first Wednesday.  Next session: 11/7.     *donation welcome but not  required

Weds. 10/17  Chicago Cavers  (7-10pm  FREE*)  A city-based, social convergence of cave explorers & people interested in caves.  Fun night of multimedia sharing, cave skills coaching and casual storytelling.  Hosted by Heather & Quentin of DrumFace, and the Windy City & Sub-Urban Grottos of the National Speleological Society.  Open to non-cavers; club affiliation not required.  Bring a beverage or snack, if you like.  Repeats every other month; next meetup 12/19  *donation welcome but not  required

Thurs 10/25  Open Studio/Aissawa Kbir/ Veggie Potluck  7-10pm  FREE*  This month we welcome art lovers as our special guests, with a showing of work by DrumFace studio artists Quentin Shaw and Heather McQueen.  Included in the show will be concept and development work, displayed along with finished pieces, and illustrating the artistry in our process.  Enjoy delicious veggie offerings from the potluck table, and as always, some really fun Moroccan-style drumming with house percussion ensemble, Chicago Aissawa.  *donation welcome but not required


Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for reading, now on to the circus part!  Performing as part of the bright and shining stars that are the “Great  Fire Traveling Truck Show”, lucky viewers will spot “Quentin the Snakecharmer” with his lovely accomplices, Phaedra the undulating snake dancer and Heather the, uh… musician.  Performing live in front of your very eyes, on Saturday October 6th (5pm) in Logan Square and again Oct. 20 (7pm) in West Town/Ukranian Village.  FREE!