The Anti-Inauguration: An Emergency Cabaret

January 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608


On inauguration night, join us at High Concept Labs for The Anti-Inauguration: An Emergency Cabaret, featuring performances that will both energize and prep us to survive the Trump presidency.

Writers, singers, composers, performance artists, filmmakers and comedians share their work and how they’re preparing for the new administration in a cabaret setting. Learn top tips for Lefty survival from Derek McPhatter; sing along to a national anthem served fresh by Alexa Græ; run through some emergency maneuvers with The Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Material; brush up on your legal rights as a protester; get inspired by the words of our activist forefathers/mothers; have a laugh with Elaine Phillips; and yes of course there will be drinking. (If you’re headed to the Trump Tower protests, stop by for a fortifying shot of Anti-Inauguration).

Participating artists include: Alexa Græ; Joshua Kent; The Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Material; Derek McPhatter; Elaine Phillips & more; with films by Eugene Sun Park & Sara Zalek; Benjamin Rosenthal.

Beverages and snacks provided.

Curated/Produced by Cynthia Bond in association with High Concept Labs.