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Mookie & Poonie: Cohorts or Coincidence?

Tonight, Join my buddy Chris Hales (aka Tapedek) at the Chicago Art Department for an Art Opening (also featuring my guy Sean Alvarez on the Wheels of Steel).mook

Chris’s first solo show as a member of The Chicago Art Department showed an artist who knew what he wanted to do, yet was slightly unsure of his abilities. Though the show was pulled off with mild success, the thing that was missing was the attitude that personifies Chris Hales not only as an artist, but as a person.

This time around that mistake won’t be made again! “Mookie” has planned his revenge and has enlisted the help of others to pull off his second solo show at CAD. This one with little to no compromise. Come with no expectations and leave happy!

Mookie’s Revenge

@ the Chicago Art Department

1837 S Halsted

Chicago, IL



Happening on Monday at Links Hall (for the SAUCY in you) is Poonie’s Cabaret:


The quarterly Cabaret features artists working in many different creative realms – dance, music, contact improvisation, performance art, voguing, drag, burlesque, cheerleading, etc. Proceeds go to the Duncan Erley memorial Coming Out of the Closet Fund for artists whose work explores healing, gay activism, and spiritual and sexual transformation.

Monday, June 15, 8:00 pm
$5 suggested donation
tickets available at door or over the phone

Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL

Looking for Art and Soul this Saturday Night?


Food from South Loop’s Cuatro (which I dig), DJs (whom I dig), art (I’m looking forward to getting to know better….All going down this Saturday night.

Art & Soul at The Chicago Art Department (1837 S. Halsted) will feature
the Art of Jen Rosenthal and
the Soul of Swank Society Radio DJ’s:

Duane Powell (Dr. Wax Records)
DJ Tapedek
Sean Alvarez

Also featured will beĀ  Live Percussionist J. Bruno

There will be Complimentary Food from Cuatro
and Complimentary Drinks

The donation is just $15 and proceeds go to benefit the Chicago Art Department

For Advance Tickets to attend Art & Soul

You can purchase them at:
Dr. Wax- 5225 S. Harper
Casa De Soul- 1919 W. Division
The Silver Room- 1442 N. Milwaukee

or Purchase online at:

Tickets may be available at the door but Advance Ticket Purchase is Strongly Recommended

For more info contact:

wheres-the-exit-no-1“Where’s the Exit? no. 1” by Jen Rosenthal, featured artist at Art & Soul.