AREA Chicago Magazine announces first annual Wants and Needs Auction - December 8, 2007

November 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
AREA Chicago will host its first annual WANTS and NEEDS Benefit Party on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor. Pease note this is not an ADA accessible venue. 8 pm til late; $10-$20 (sliding scale) before 10 pm. $20 thereafter for Dance Party with DJs Naomi Walker, Kim Soss and Charlie Vinz! Admission includes homemade goods and one free drink.

At 10 pm, the hilarious AREA contributor Micah Maidenberg will emcee a Live "Wants-and-Needs" Auction of Skill and Resource Sharing donated by AREA friends, contributors and advisors. Bids for the Service and Skill Sharing Auction will start as low as $5. A Social Justice Sing-A-Long by AREA Editor Daniel Tucker will follow the Auction.

This is a current list of auction services (and their contributors):

Three photoshop/illustrator tutorial workshops (Dave Pabellion); volleyball coaching (Dave Pabellion); Tres Leches Cake plus tea service (Vanessa Roanhorse); Singing Telegram with banjo accompaniment (Charlie Vinz); refurbished Pentium 3 computer (Dave Marques); Blog creatiion plus fancy graphics header (Dave Marques); Oral 'history' collection plus knitting basics and lunch (Cassie Fennell); Self-Guided Tour from Location of Choice to Parking Lot of Choice plus map and instructions (Ryan Giffis); Bicycle Tune-Up and Mechanic Lesson plus special bike beer (Sarah Miller); Hand-sewn Pillow with the embroidered design of your dreams (Rachel Wallis); Audiotape and editing education services (Aaron Sarver); Edition of Hand Set, Letterpress printed event Posters (Dan Wang): Qi Gong Sessions (Ryan Hollon); Typographic Design and Hand Printing on choice "correspondence stock" (Dakota Brown); Editing and Translating services (Leticia Cortez); Swimming lessons courtesy of YMCA membership (Kristen Cox); Starter kit for the Web 2.0 participatory corporate internet (Daniel Tucker); Theraputic body work session (Kate Sheehy); Video documentation, editing and 3 copies of event plus interviews of your choice (Laura Klein); Historical tour of Chicago's Haymarket monuments (Nicolas Lampert).

AREA Chicago is a publication and event series dedicated to networking and researching local art, education and activist work. In its first two years, AREA Chicago has published five magazine issues and organized 40 events. AREA Chicago is dedicated to gathering and sharing information, history and analysis about local social and cultural movements. Through this very practice, it seeks to create an independent network for organizations and individuals committed to radical social transformation within the city.

Proceeds from AREA's WANTS and NEEDS Party will benefit AREA's sixth issue. This issue will document the local economic justice issues and create a "How to easily understand the last 30 years of public policy toolkit for local activists". This issue will be published in Spring 2008.

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