Friday, September 16, 2011

Girls Rock-Brilliant Corners Benefit & Eileen Fisher Fashion Show Benefit This Weekend

Girls Rock Chicago is another Chi-Town non profit dear to our rockin' hearts.   Sagezilla experienced her first week of Girls Rock camp in June and played her first gig at The Metro!    We support them in any way we can.   They run a fantastic, empowering, and all around rockin' awesome program.    We had the pleasure of shooting the whole final camp Metro show with pro audio/video gear and aim to finish editing this fall and have it all up at and on YouTube, to live on in infamy.

They also have a Brilliant Corners bene goin' on, but have another burb benefit this weekend, as well.

Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements—The Ricochet Project

Sunday, September 18th
Eckhart Park (Chicago & Noble)

GR!C is pleased to be partnering with Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, “a live mash up of art forms and entertainment under one umbrella,” to co-present the Ricochet Project under a true old world circus tent! Ricochet is brought to you by Cohdi Harrell and Laura Stokes, who incorporate contemporary dance, martial arts, and aerial acrobatics into a character driven spectacle not to be missed. Opening music provided by Bone and Bell. Tickets are only $15 and part of the proceeds will benefit Girls Rock! Chicago.

EILEEN FISHER  Fall Preview Sale & Fashion Show to Benefit GR!C

Saturday, September 17th
1 - 3pm
Nordstrom, 3rd floor
10 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL

EILEEN FISHER will be rolling out their new Fall line at Nordstrom, Oak Brook. Enjoy a fashion show featuring their newest looks and meet the "Tipsters" for advice on how to make them work for you. Reps from GR!C will be on hand to talk about our programs and mission as EILEEN FISHER will be generously donating a portion of the day's sales to Girls Rock! Chicago. So maybe it's time to splurge on that sweater you've had your eye on. Come out and support a fashion forward company that gives back! 

For reserved seating to the FREE fashion show, r.s.v.p. w/

Save The Dates

Gear Day is Back!
Saturday, October 15th
1354 W. Wabansia
Time TBD

Girls Rock! Chicago is excited to be returning to Hideout for our 2nd Annual Gear Day. Gear day is an all-ages party featuring live music from camper bands, DJ sets, delicious baked goods, sales of gently used instruments being weeded from our inventory, and an opportunity for campers - Girls & Ladies Rock both - to pick up instruments rented through our popular gear loan program. For more information about all things gear, including gear loan, Melissa K. is the pro:

Campers & camper bands interested in performing, we'd love to have you! Contact to get on board!

Girls Rock! The Movie @ saki

Friday, October 21st
3716 W Fullerton Ave.
Time TBD 

The fine folks at saki have generously invited Girls Rock! Chicago to host a series of fun programs in their oh-so-fabulous store. First up is a screening of Girls Rock! The Movie, a must-see documentary about our sister camp in Portland. We’d love for all interested campers, parents, siblings and volunteers to join us for some inspiring viewing. Bring your own pillow to sit on. Popcorn & DJ dance party following the screening will be provided.

Be sure to keep an eye out for future events at saki as well, as we think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Girls Rock! Chicago’s 2nd Annual Autumn Auction 

Thursday, November 3rd
2557 W. North Ave. 1st Floor

It’s once again time to don some fancy duds, sip delicious libations, and bid on an amazing assortment of auction items. We’ll keep you posted on the impressive array of loot we’re lining up, but for now make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday November 3rd, and remember: It’s never too early to plan your Girls Rock! Chicago Autumn Auction outfit!

To make tax deductible donations of food, beverages or auction items, please contact

Girls Rock! Bake Sale at 50/50 Pilsen

Friday, September 30 / 6 - 10pm
Saturday, October 1 / noon - 7pm
Sunday, October 2 / noon - 6pm
1915 S. Halsted Street (in Pilsen)

Last year the founders of 50/50 Pilsen invited Girls Rock! Chicago to raise funds for camp with a bake sale at their brand new Art + Craft Fair. It turns out our sweet treats were such a hit with vendors and shoppers that we've been asked back . . . for the entire weekend. 50/50 Pilsen: The Blurring of Art & Craft takes place in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the annual Pilsen Art Walk Open House. Stop by to support the local art scene and GR!C. 

To donate baked goods, or volunteer for a shift behind the sweets table (free tastings included), get in touch with

GR!C Seeks Space

One of Girls Rock! Chicago’s goals is to be able to offer year-round programming for campers after school and on weekends. To do this, we need room to spread our wings—and our collection of drum kits. Do you work in real estate? Have a landlord who’s always trying to convince you to move into that fabulous storefront they just can’t unload? Or just pass an interesting-looking space on your walk to work? We want to know what’s out there, and we’d love your help. We’re looking for space that can meet our office needs, store our plethora of band gear, and ideally have space for us to hold workshops, jam sessions, or anything else that might be fun for our campers. If you know of something that might fit the bill, contact

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