Thursday, July 12, 2012

A 3-part Historical Reenactment that tells the story of how human contact has altered Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

Part 1: Marquette & Joliet (1673)
Part 2: Capt. Streeter and the District of Lake Michigan (1886)
Part 3: The Dedication of the River's Reversal (18...92)

FREE event!

FREE bowlers, squirt guns, and Streeterville Currency to the first 100 participants!

With tintype photographs by Chris Olsen and silhouettes by Nina Nightingale.

With performances by:

Jon Langford
Martin Billheimer
Sally Tims
Tim Tuten
Alison Cuddy
Justin Amolsch
Rob Cruz
L. Wyatt
Scott M. Priz
Water Reclamations District Commissioner Debra Shore
Rich Cahan
Nick Fraccaro
Nicki Yowell
Kenneth Morrison
Matt Malooly
Nat Ward
Michelle Faust
Brant Veilleux
Tim Newberg
The Chicago Poetry Bordello
Sarah Crawford
Rich Bales
Ingrid Haftel
Kate Keleman
Meghan McGrath
Steampunk Chicago
Burke Bindbeutel
David Durstewitz
Tim Samuelson
Kevin Robinson
Jerry Boyle
Claire Glass
Richard Bales
Gail Spreen
Steve Mosqueda
Joe Mason
Nicki Yowell
Liz Mason
Tim Dashnaw
Rozi Cohen
Kennedy Greenrod
and many, many more.

With Art & Culture cops provided by members of the Chicago Architectural Foundation, SOAR, Quimby's, The Hideout, Public Media Institute, Chicago Publishes, The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Read/Write Library, and the Newberry.

Poster by Edie Fake. Handbill by Lyra Hill

After party at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph)