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Monday Night Peace Party: June 8

June 6, 2009

Sports Fans,

The Summer Unlympic Games are almost upon us—and the 2016 Games October 2 host city decision right behind. So Monday night at Danny’s we’re hosting a Peace Party and we’d love for you to come out and play some drinking games of your own while we start to plan our summer program. (Not a bad time to send along interested sponsors for the early August games either, so if you know any southside social justice orgs who have a stake in the host city decision and want to work with us, do send along!)

Summer 2009 Unlympiad Peace Party
Monday June 8, 2009
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Danny’s Tavern 1951 W. Dickens

Danny’s is the official sponsor of the Summer 2009 Drinking Games.

Winter 2009 Unlympics Schedule

January 15, 2009

Come out and play during in our month-long sporting event seriesintended to encourage active dialogue—extremely active dialogue—around the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. All events are free and all-ages unless otherwise stated. Locations are throughout the city of Chicago, so please read carefully and consult our handy maps for more information.

Rules, open calls for participation, and last minute changes to this schedule will be posted below. Please be sure to bookmark this page to stay up to date on all our exciting opportunities to feel victorious during these times of economic strife and chilly weather. (Look for us on Facebook or fill out our poll here.)

 

Opening Day Ceremonies Schedule of Events: January 24

Presented by the Institute for Community Understanding Between Arts and the Everyday (InCUBATE), a research institute dedicated to challenging how current infrastructures affect artistic production. 

2129 North Rockwell Street (map!)

6 p.m.       GATHER AT InCUBATE (Please be prompt.)

6:15 p.m. PARADE OF NOTIONS (Come costumed in the attire appropriate to the national, creative, ethnic, political, economic, social, linguistic, imaginary, or other affiliation you intend to represent, and feel free to bring noisemakers, confetti, or protest signs as your conscience dictates.)

6:45 p.m.  ARTISTIC SECTION (Bring a hankie.)

7:00 p.m. THE UNLYMPICS OATH (Like anyone is going to follow it.)

7:15 p.m.  THE LIGHTING OF STUFF ON FIRE (BYOS*)

7:30 p.m.  SPEECHES BY THE PRESIDENTS (Boring.)

7:45 p.m.  THE GAME WHERE YOU WIN (To get your competitive juices flowing.)

8:00 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY (BYOB)

             *S = Sparklers

 

 Indoor/Outdoor Games: January 31

Brought to you by the Chicago Working Group on Extreme Inequality. The Chicago Working Group on Extreme Inequality generates educational materials, performs creative direct action strategies, and promotes public policies that challenge accumulated wealth and power in the United States.

Washington Park, exact location TBA

1 p.m.        RUN AROUND THE BLOCK AND WE’LL TIME YOU (Please stretch in advance. The Unlympics Organizing Committee can not be held accountable for your pulled muscles or poor performance resulting from inadequate preparation. We’ll just have a lot of our own stuff going on that day.)

1:15 p.m.  SPONSOR WELCOME 

1:20 p.m. CLASS CONSCIOUS KICKBALL / FASHION COMPETITION (Teams forming now. Kickball, not fashion.)

 

InCUBATE Storefront, 2129 North Rockwell Street (map!)

7 p.m.        INTRODUCTION TO JUDGES

7: 15 p.m. LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAY FAMILY DINNER (Potluck: bring a dish to pass.)

9:00 p.m.  AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Intellectual Games: February 7

FREE TO WATCH — $5 TO COMPETE (All competitors must sign up in advance here.)

Quimby’s is the official intellectual sponsor of the 2009 Winter Unlympic Games. Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave. (Directions.)

6:45 p.m. SPONSOR WELCOME

7 p.m.       SPELLING BEE (Competitors must sign up in advance.)

9:45 p.m. AWARDS CEREMONY

 

Emotional Games: February 14

ADULTS ONLY

This special event is sponsored by Tamms Year Ten and will feature games and motivational speeches by, Laurie Jo Reynolds, ex-prisoners from Tamms, and Julien Ball from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Space generously donated by No Coast, a collective that believes that the products and processes of creative practice should be accessible to whomever is interested in them and strives to be generous with time, tools, and talents in order to create a nurturing, open, and collaborative community.

No Coast, 1500 W 17th Street (Map!)

7:00 p.m.      SPONSOR WELCOME

7:15 p.m.      SOLITARY CONFINEMENT GAME

                        DURATION JUMP-ROPING

                        STOP DROP ‘N’ROLL

                        SYNCHRONIZED MULTIPLICATION

8:00 p.m.     KARAOKE (with KJs Shameless Karaoke)

                        AWARD CEREMONY

Competitors and spectators will be offered the opportunity to send Valentines to prisoners and legislators.