The First Ward Presents: Wicker Punk Ball

The First Ward Presents: Wicker Punk Ball

PUNK ROCK MEETS LOCAL POLITICS… bet you never thought you’d hear that one, huh? Well, consider it your reality on July 12, 2013.

Come unite with Chicago’s 1st Ward First Organization for the first annual “WICKER PUNK BALL” – a fundraiser celebrating freedom of artistic expression and community togetherness.

Why you should be pumped:

- Large-scale art installations by local artists Clayton Mayer, Mike Perzigian, and GL Joe

- Opening musical acts by Frank Lintzeris and Totally Wrecked

- Circus acts by Midnight Circus

- Live karaoke performance – “The History of Punk in 5 Songs” - by Chicago’s Bradley Bischoff

- Live musical by local punk band, “The Pocket Liners”

- Special musical guest appearance by the 1st Ward’s Proco Joe Moreno

- Live painting by Brook Woolf to be auctioned off at the end of the program

- Professional photo booth to live out your fantasies

- Raffle prizes: Motorcycle jacket and merchandise donated by The Alley Chicago, brand new iPad, and jewelry pieces from Drapes by Ashley Scott

- Auction items: Live painting provided by Chicago artist Brook Woolf, and small painting collections by Sarah Rose and Isaac G. Abarca

What it’s all for:

-Percentage of proceeds to help 1st Ward First better serve the community and support local candidates.

- 25% of proceeds to benefit 826 Chicago and The Boring Store, a phenomenal community organization that creates opportunities for school age students to enjoy reading and writing. For more information about what the organization does go here:
The 1st Ward Schools that have already been served by 826 Chicago are: Burr Elementary, Chase Elementary, Jose DeDiego, Goethe Elementary, Lasalle, 2 Magnet, Lozano Elementary, Moos Elementary, Near North Montessori, Sabin Magnet Elementary, Pritzker Elementary, Rowe Elementary, Talcott Elementary, UNO Humboldt, Roberto Clemente HS, Wells Community HS

Here’re the details:


- Location - Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

- Friday, July 12th, 6pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 5:30 and band starts at 6:30pm).

- Tickets $15 online or $25 at the door – 1 drink ticket included. Visit , search 1st Ward First Presents: The Wicker Punk Ball.

- Mohawks, Doc Martin’s, and Ballroom attire encouraged.

If you’re feeling extra generous, here’re some awesome options for you:

- Rockstar Level = $2500 (logo recognition, and admittance of 10 additional friends)

- Mastermind Mclaren level = $1000 (logo recognition, and admittance for 5 additional friends )

- Lead Singer Level = $500 (logo recognition and admittance of 2 additional friends)

- Groupie Level = $250 (logo recognition)

So, come together as a community, get dirty, get weird, and express yourself – see art and be art.

$15 - $25

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