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Preview Wed Oct 22 2014

"How Do You Do?" Find out at 20x2 Chicago Oct. 25

20x2 Chicago - how do you do?Gapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition's question is "How do you do?" See the answers on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

20x2 is a mainstay of afterhours programming at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, and Chicago is the show's first official offshoot. At the last edition on April 19, the question was "Where are we?" Responses ranged from location quiz based on photos to a tearful tribute to a father who purposefully got lost to a recitation of Carl Sanburg's poem "Chicago." Who knows what the speakers will come up with this time?

The speakers for this edition are, in alphabetical order:
• Brandy Agerbeck, graphic facilitator
• Gaylon Alcaraz, Chicago Abortion Fund executive director
• Bobby Biedrzycki, writer and Columbia College professor
• Jayson Brooks, singer for JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
• Jasmine Davila, blogger
• Melissa Du Prey, comedian
• Mike Ewing, journalist
• Hannah Gamble, poet & musician
• Fuzzy Gerdes, producer
• James Gordon, storyteller & poet
• Leah Jones, vice president at Olson Engage
• Felix Jung, web developer
• Coya Paz, Free Street Theatre artistic director
• Erica Reid, comedian, dancer & producer
• Monica Reida, journalist
• Eden Robins, writer
• Jack Silverstein, journalist
• Jeff Solin, Lane Tech High School computer science teacher
• Chuck Sudo, editor of Chicagoist
• Sandor Weisz, puzzlemaster

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The event is 21 and over.

If you missed 20x2 in April, here's video of the whole "Where Are We?" show, in two parts.


 

 
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