The Lottery is here: this Sunday, February 28, 2010! We are bouncing off the walls with anticipation! Every single name will be pulled - from the 40 participants, to the exact order of the waiting list. A part of our vision, as with the spirit of Fringe Festivals everywhere, is complete transparency.
We have a full night planned starting at 6pm CST that won't stop until we all run out of gas. For those of you who may be scattered about the country and world, not to worry! You can sit back in the comforts of your own home and watch the event streamed LIVE. At 7pm CST, log into our Chicago Fringe Festival Channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-fringe. For the Twitter fans, we will be doing a LIVE Twitter stream as well. Just go to our page at http://twitter.com/ChicagoFringe and watch our tweets roll by, tagged #CFFLottery.
Please keep reading for a run down of the night's events, from start to finish.
Hot Cocoa Donor's Reception:
Got $10? We've got a cup of cocoa with your name on it!
Supporting the Fringe is easy when there's delicious cocoa, great company, and live music involved!
Please join us for our Hot Cocoa Donor's Reception from 6-7pm on February 28, prior to the Chicago Fringe Festival Lottery Party! Held at the Temple Gallery directly before the night's lottery festivities begin, this casual reception will give you the chance to hear some great live music, get to know CFF artists, staff, and programs a little better, and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa.
Yes, it's THAT easy (and tasty!) to become a donor. Simply bring a suggested donation of $10 (cash only, please) to the door and take a seat alongside other committed fringe enthusiasts! Your contribution to Chicago Fringe Festival will be acknowledged in various electronic and print materials.
On Sunday February 28th The CFF invades the Temple Gallery -1749 S Halsted Street- in the Pilsen Neighborhood. Over a 150 National and International artists submitted to the 2010 Fringe Festival and will be selected in a massive interactive Lottery for one of forty spots at this year's festival. The Lottery Party is hosted by Chicago's own Tony B with special performances by Miss Vallery Dolls and the Ben Keeler Trio. You can also get your hands on some Chicago Fringe prizes just by exercising your brain with our quiz questions.
And how much does a night of this fantabulous entertainment cost you? Nothing! The lottery is FREE!
Lottery After Party:
Join us for the Lottery After Party at fabulous Simone's Bar for delicious and thoughtful food and drink. There's nothing like some after hours libations and lunacy to celebrate our winners and wait-listers! Fringers, performers and fans alike will head over to Simone's after the last waiting list name has been read.
After Party - Simone's Bar
960 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
9PM - ???