Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WIN a Pair of Tickets ($30 value 4 available) to The NEW Skelebration for Teens Friday October 30th


NEW for 2015, Redmoon is offering Skelebration for the 14-20 demographic with a big root beer kegger, dance party! Here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows, we've been covering Redmoon since their inception and we've done photo features on Skelebration and Boneshaker for years. This year is no exception.

**ENTER HERE for your shot at a FREE pair of tickets to Skelebration. (4 pairs available)**

ChiIL Mama's giving out 4 pairs of tickets ($30 value each). Enter through midnight this Thursday. Winners announced here, on social media and e-mailed Friday morning. Open to 14-20 year olds (School ID or drivers license required at the Skelebration entrance to prove age. 14 year olds who are already in high school will be admitted). Winners' names will be on the guest list at the door. Enter like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.

TEEN HALLOWEEN: Back in the day, Chicago's underage partiers had Medusa's juice bar, an alcohol free place to dance, hear music, and hang out. Now there's a scary lack of fun options between childhood and 21+. For at least one day in 2015, Redmoon is stepping in to fill the void in an epic way THIS Friday, Oct 30th. BE THERE. Ages 14-20 ONLY. Absolutely no one 21+ admitted. 

 **Check out loads of ChiIL Mama's past 
Redmoon coverage.**

CLICK HERE FOR ChiIL Live Shows' past Redmoon coverage behind the scenes 2013 build shots from Boneshaker & Skelebration

This Halloween season, Redmoon, Chicago’s leading model for using spectacle and art as a means to social change will host two Halloween-themed spectaculars: the new teen-focused Skelebration, Friday, Oct. 30 from 7 – 11 p.m. and the 6th annual Boneshaker, Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. – Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m. at the company’s massive 57,000 square-foot Pilsen headquarters, 2120 S. Jefferson St. Tickets for Skelebration are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for ages 15-20 years. Boneshaker tickets are available for $100 through October 28. Boneshaker tickets purchased after October 28 are $125 Boneshaker tickets include snacks and an open bar. 

VIP tickets for Boneshaker are $150 until October 28  $175 after that, and include access to a private lounge, two private bars, all-you-can-eat from Dios De Los Tamales, a private video game arcade, and the best view of the party. Tickets for Skelebration and Boneshaker are available in advance online at redmoon.org/box-office or by calling 312-850-8440 ext. 123. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets will be available at the door, subject to availability.

For five years, Redmoon’s Halloween party for adults, Boneshaker, has been the must-attend spectacular celebrating the spooky season. Now, Redmoon and its newly formed teen advisory council have taken the same imaginative and immersive whimsy of the popular Boneshaker and created a teen-friendly and alcohol-free interactive experience called Skelebration.

Skelebration and Boneshaker are coordinated and produced by the 17-member Youth Board, Redmoon’s young professionals’ board.  This year, the Halloween events are co-directed by Redmoon's Will Bishop with event directors Maddy Low, Emily May, and event producer Ray Rehberg under the conceptual direction of Redmoon Producing Artistic Director Frank Maugeri.

For the Teens: Skelebration
Friday, Oct. 30 • 7 – 11 p.m.
The event is for guests 14 – 20 years old, no one 21 years old or older will be admitted (School ID or drivers license required to prove age. 14 year olds who are already in high school will be admitted).
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

The night before the adult-themed Boneshaker, Redmoon has created an event specifically targeted at young adults ages 14 – 20 years old with all of the inventive and spectacular elements of the Redmoon Halloween tradition offered in a teen-friendly format.  Redmoon has worked with their newly formed teen advisory council made up of students from around the Chicago area, and including youth from the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency, to create an immersive, imaginative night of whimsy where 1,000 costumed teens will enjoy interactive experiences, inventive machines, food trucks, multiple DJs, dancing, a video game arcade, and unexpected surprises in a safe environment with chaperones. Redmoon is dedicated to engaging teens in creative and imaginative ways to empower them in their everyday lives

For the Adults – Boneshaker
Saturday, Oct. 31 • 9 p.m. – Sunday, Nov.1 at 2 a.m.
Ages 21 years old and older
Prices will increase to $125 72 hours before the event
Upgrade to VIP for $150 ($175 after October 28) and get access to a private lounge, two private bars, all-you-can-eat from Dios De Los Tamales, a private video game arcade, and the best view of the party.
A premier event of Redmoon’s “Indoor” season, Boneshaker’s interactive celebration helps support Redmoon’s core mission of bringing free art to Chicagoans in public spaces across the city.

Redmoon’s 2015 two Halloween spectaculars promise an array of multisensory delights* including:

  • Music and dancing in the venue and outside by different DJs throughout the night
  • Haunting videos and movies projected onto Redmoon’s 100 foot video wall
  • Temporary tattoo parlour mausoleums with limited edition tattoos designed by artists Mitch O’Connell, Hillary Barta, David Carlin and Eric Doyle
  •  Berwyn’s Galloping Ghost arcade is providing classic and new video games for patrons to play all night
  • An interactive carnival game with 20 foot tall bursts of fire (for a small donation)
  •  A variety of beverages for both teens and the over 21 crowd
  • Three foot wide fire caldrons will be the centerpiece of the S’mores Garden, where guests can create and enjoy a variety of s’mores
  • Created by Johnny Payphone, pedal-powered bumper cars are available for guests to ride and compete
  • Star in a movie with your friends riding a custom Redmoon motorcycle, then share it on social media (for a small donation) 
  • Mystical and maniacal soundscapes in the bathrooms, designed by Chicago-based sound artists
  • 77 wild skeletons and sultry Devils serving food and drink from Redmoon’s signature devices
  • Many of Redmoon's signature massive contraptions will make appearances, carrying drummers, DJs, musicians and more through the party floor both evenings.
  • Food trucks from Chicago’s best vendors for additional food for purchase by the costumed partiers.

And just for the adults at Boneshaker:
  • The Kegway, a segway serving the guests Lagunitas beer
  • Modelo Especial Chelada served from The Libation Machine
  • Fire breathers and a psychic providing authentic readings
  • Pretzels for the masses! Redmoon will provide 219 pounds of pretzels for the attendees to help them keep up their energy and celebrate until 2 a.m.
  • Multiple full bars serve an array of cocktails, craft beer and wine all night long.

*Programs, spectacles, artists and events are subject to change without notice.

About Redmoon
Over the past 24 years, Redmoon has become a valued Chicago institution with its high profile collaborations, vibrant outdoor performances, and dynamic community and educational programming. Redmoon’s site-specific performances have opened in Millennium Park, animated the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, commemorated the groundbreaking of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute and brought tens of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Chicago River. Redmoon has also brought its work to the parks and streets of Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods, using spectacle to bridge differences and transform the ways that people see and understand public spaces.  Since 1990, Redmoon has performed for more than 380,000 people in 49 different neighborhoods, and around the globe in Holland, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, China, Japan and France.  In its 57,000 square foot facility in Pilsen, Redmoon conducts large-scale indoor spectacles and private events, and offers structured, skills-based internships and mentoring opportunities to emerging young artists.

For more information on Redmoon and its programs, visit www.redmoon.org.

Redmoon’s Halloween sponsors include Lagunitas Brewing Company, the official craft beer of Redmoon, Modelo Especial and The Galloping Ghost Arcade.

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