Monday, May 5, 2014

PHOTO & VIDEO RECAP: Black Bear Combo CIMMfest After Party at Moe's #CIMMfest

Friday night was a highlight of CIMMfest 2014, among many. Chicago's Black Bear Combo (Balkan, gypsy, street jazz hybrid) was the perfect way to cap off a phenomenal day of film, music and networking.  It was our pleasure to capture the fun for ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows. 

Balkan Night
@Moe's Tavern (BTW-we just love that Moe is a woman-Maureen--and she's a hoot!)
2937 N. Milwaukee Ave. 
10pm - 2am

Check out our full set of stills in the slide show here, and favorites embedded below. We even caught some of the multicultural fancy footwork from the crowd in the video below.

Friday, the screening of Brasslands sold out, but the fun continued with a Balkan night at Moe's Tavern. Black Bear Combo, Balkan food, and raffle of Parni Valjak tickets! 

BRASSLANDS won Best Documentary Feature at CIMMfest 2014 and a second Sunday screening was added!  If you missed it, keep an eye out for this one!

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The Blackhawks playoffs game coincided with the after party, so my husband bailed. I went on to shoot the show without him, but I was jazzed to find the game on multiple screens at Moe's, so I could do both. It was great to see the CIMMfest film fanatics and the hockey fans peacefully coexisting and rockin' out to Balkan gypsy jams together, while cheering the Hawks to a 5-2 victory! 

Mo' about Moe's
Chicago -Avondale Neighborhood Tavern Voted Top 5 Dive Bars in Chicago Rapidly becoming the "go to" spot for all local musicians. Our Music & Craft Beer make us unique for a neighborhood tavern. Live Music -- Shows on Friday and Saturday Open Mic Sunday and Wednesday Full Sound System for all electric hook-ups House Drum Set (full) House Guitar House Organ (B3) Friendly neighborhood Tavern - Free Foosball, Free Darts, pool table $8 pitchers of Blatz-$3 mixed drinks -$12 buckets of 5 domestic bottles for all Chicago Pro Team Games.

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