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CUFF Opening Night Party: Tony Conrad’s Amplified Drone Strings / Bruce McClure / Ben Baker Billington Ensemble

10pm Elastic Arts

3429 W Diversey #208 FREE with admission to Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present $10 at the door

Join us in celebrating the commencement of the 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival with this special opening night event. The celebration will take place at Elastic Arts immediately following the screening of Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present.

The night features a series of notable and captivating performances including Tony Conrad’s Amplified Drone Strings featuring Jim Becker (Violin), MV Carbon (Cello) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello), Ben Baker Billington and a live film performance by Bruce McClure.

CUFF KARAOKE NIGHT with CAITLIN KJ ROSEANNE ARNOLD!

10 pm @Parts and Labor, 2700 N Milwaukee Ave – FREE
Get your glad rags on and join the CUFF staff, visiting filmmakers and KJ Roseanne Arnold for this fun night of karaoke at Parts and Labor!

Caitlin Arnold is the assistant director of ACRE and hosts karaoke during the summer at the residency. This somehow turned into a bi-monthly gig at the Charleston bar in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. When hosting karaoke, Arnold goes by the pseudonym KJ Roseanne Arnold and her specialty is the finely curated list of songs she likes to hear people sing.

CUFF after party: PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT / HOGG / FORCED INTO FEMININITY / JEFF KOLAR

10pm, $10, free for pass holders Acre – 1345 W 19th Street

The biggest party of the 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival showcases some of the most interesting and powerful electronic and industrial music being made today. A true reflection of the CUFF ethos, these acts distort, manipulate and defy conventional musical genres.

PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT HOGG FORCED INTO FEMININITY JEFF KOLAR

DJs BEAU WANZER & ALEX BARNETT

Flaming Creatures of the Lagoon DANCE PARTY hosted by Glamhag feat. Gel Set / Grün Wasser / NYC Farm / DJs Ariel Zetina and Jeremiah Meece

10pm, Celeste – 111 W Hubbard St

Attention all creatures and slimy underwater things: the 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival brings you a late night dance party CREATURES OF THE LAGOON hosted by the one and only GLAMHAG at one of the best bars North of the Chicago River, Celeste.

Performances by

GEL SET GRÃœN WASSER NYC FARM DJ SETs by ARIEL ZETINA

JEREMIAH MEECE

Bring your lqqks and be ready to sweat.

CUFF closing night party with DJ MTZ

10pm Analogue, 2523 N Milwaukee Ave The 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival will come to a close with a night meant for saying goodbye and having one last drink, with MTZ spinning records until close.

XOXO Photo booth will be snapping photos of all who attend!