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Venue Thu Apr 03 2014
Thalia Hall will finally (re)open its doors on May, 21. And christening the event - and ushering in a whole host of amazing artists after them - is experimental rocker, Panda Bear.
Originally founded in 1890 by John Dusek, the building was closed to the public in the 1960s' and has since been out of use. A campaign to reopen it was spearheaded by Empty Bottle's Bruce Finkelman and Longman and Eagle's Craig Golden - a duo certain to create lots of foot traffic to Pilsen.
The concert hall itself is the third and final installment of openings in Thalia Hall. Prior to this grand finale, the restaurant Dusek's and cocktail bar, Punch Bar opened to much applause. Bartender Carlos even took home the venerable title of RedEye's Best Bartender this year.
To get a glimpse of the soon-to-be-open venue, check out hometown heroes' Martin Van Ruins' music video for Put It Away below.