From the Newberry Library’s Bughouse Square Debates Blog:
THE DIL PICKLE CLUB TO BE REVIVED AT THE ZEBRA LOUGE
Radical “Chicago Renaissance” nightspot will be resurrected by editors of Lumpen and Stop Smiling, following the Newberry Library’s Bughouse Square Debates in Washington Square Park.
Chicago—The Dil Pickle Club is scheduled to resume activities on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Zebra Lounge in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Editors from Lumpen and Stop Smiling magazines have programmed a night in tribute to the historic and Dil Pickle Club (Dil with one L!) featuring “short speaking” about the history of “hobohemia” and topics of controversy, new writing, piano cabaret, and performance art.
The Dil Pickle Club
The Zebra Lounge
1220 N. State Pkwy
[Clark/Division Redline or several CTA Bus Routes]
Saturday, July 26, 5 PM to 8 PM
Free Admission, Live Music by Tom King Clear, Short Speaking by Gale Aherns, New Writing by Michael Marcinkowski, Picture Show by Robin Hustle, Performance Art by Matthew Nicholas and Eric Warner, and Surprises.
Created by local artists, musicians, writers, and organizers, the Dil Pickle Club invites interested parties to mingle and participate in a series of art parties without boundaries. The first happening will occur after the Newberry Library’s Bughouse Square Debates in Washington Square Park, down the street at the legendary Zebra Lounge piano bar.
Admission is free. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.