WBEZ | Eyeworks Festival http://www.wbez.org/tags/eyeworks-festival Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-04/weekender-alison-cuddy-93641 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-04/moon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17262149?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="560"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/17262149">Piano.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/paulrayment">Paul Rayment</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Chicago has no shortage of film festivals.&nbsp; Seriously you could spend practically every weekend checking out the best in<a href="http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/"> international film</a> or new <a href="http://www.cicff.org/">movies for children</a> or even <a href="http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/chicago/">films about bikes</a>! A relative newcomer to the film fest scene is the <a href="http://www.eyeworksfestival.com/">Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation</a>.&nbsp; The fest is four programs over two days - you can watch old and new, classic or rare animated shorts.&nbsp; For a preview take a look at Piano, which screens Sunday. It is just one of the pieces of eye and ear candy I've picked out for you this weekend!</p><p>Here are Weekender's top six picks:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/bazer-thumb.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.markbazer.com/2010/05/29/hideout/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">1. The Interview Show</span></strong></a></p><p>Friday 6:30pm</p><p><a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/">The Hideout</a> 13<span style="font-size: 12px;">54 W<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"> Wabansia</span></span></p><p>Hear <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer">Mark Bazer</a>'s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/weekly-guide-interview-shows-mark-bazer-gets-chicago-couch-93770">Weekly Guide</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/moon.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 106px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://kv265.org/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">2. Moonrise</span></strong></a></p><p><a href="http://josefrancisco.org/">Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado</a> and the <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/">Chicago Sinfonietta</a> perform</p><p>Saturday 8:00pm <a href="http://northcentralcollege.edu/home">North Central College</a> Naperville</p><p>Hear Dr. Salgado's interview <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-01/exploring-outer-space-music-93659">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/MIB.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 132px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.michaelianblack.net"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">3. Michael Ian Black</span></strong></a></p><p>Stand-up Comedian Michael Ian Black at Park West</p><p>Saturday 8:00pm</p><p><a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/ParkWest/Concerts.aspx">Park West </a>322 W Armitage Ave</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/evanston.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 102px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://eplfriends.org/the-mighty-twig/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">4. The Mighty Twig</span></strong></a></p><p>Six month celebration of the opening of Evanston's volunteer-run library, The Mighty Twig</p><p>Saturday 5:00pm 900 Chicago Ave Evanston</p><p>Paul Friedman explains why he loves Evanston <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/comparing-evanston-and-chicago-93689">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/milano.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 160px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.hearmilano.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. Milano</strong></span></a></p><p>Chicago band Milano play Dudeypalooza</p><p><a href="http://www.martyrslive.com/">Martyrs'</a> 3855 N Lincoln Ave</p><p>Hear a live performance from Milano <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/musicvox-live-from-studio-10/id410349767">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/eyeworks_logo.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 93px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.eyeworksfestival.com/01.html"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">6. Eyeworks Festival</span></strong></a></p><p>Eyeworks Animation Festival</p><p>Saturday and Sunday</p><p><a href="http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/pages/labsandresources/labsandresources.aspx">DePaul CDM Theater</a> 247 S. State Street, basement level</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the Weekender podcast.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-04/weekender-alison-cuddy-93641 A peek at experimental animation at Eyeworks Festival http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/peek-experimental-animation-eyeworks-festival <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2010-November/2010-11-05/AmyLockhart_TheCollagist.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Everybody likes animation, whether it's classic <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chuckjones.com/">Chuck Jones</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pixar.com/">Pixar </a>or something from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.adultswim.com/">Adult Swim</a>. But animation on the experimental, even avant garde side is the focus at Eyeworks.</p><p>The first ever <a href="http://www.eyeworksfestival.com/" target="_blank">Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation</a> takes place Saturday at the DePaul CDM Theater located on S. State St. in Chicago. The theater is in the building&rsquo;s basement, and the first program begins at 1 p.m. sharp.</p><p>This one day event features films with a whole array of animation styles - stop-motion, paper cutouts, computer generated 3D. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.alexanderstewart.org/">Alexander Stewart</a> is a co-founder of the fest, and he explained what's ahead at the fest.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/peek-experimental-animation-eyeworks-festival