Thrillo Pad DIY Holiday Special Open Mic This Saturday

ThrilloPadFBby Legendary Lew

The Underground Multiplex is proud to present the first-ever DIY event at our new location dubbed “The Thrillo Pad” on Saturday December 12th beginning at 2pm (check details below).

The Thrillo Pad is a cozy, welcoming space for small intimate evenings with friends sharing food, drink and lots of talent.

This event comprises of two parts:
FIRST, at 2pm: The first Star Wars Trilogy shown on glorious VHS, hosted by Mountain Drew of “Mediatrocities” fame. Relive the glorious years when George Lucas was making tons of money and you really did not care. Screenings will be held in the lower part of our split-level pad.

SECOND, AT 7PM: The Thrillo Pad DIY holiday open mic party featuring YOU! That’s right, if you have readings, poetry, acoustic music (non-electric, please, we have neighbors), short films to show (10 mins. max, any format) or anything else you would like to demonstrate in our space, feel free to express yourself! Keep in mind that we have a space that will accommodate probably 10 people comfortably at a time, so that epic opera or high-wire act will most likely need to happen elsewhere.

We would also love to have you recorded as our performance guest on The Underground Multiplex’s youtube channel as part of our “Mediatrocities” series.

We are serious about promoting Chicago as a center of talent rivalling that of other cities that lay claim to having the best artists. Let’s show everyone we’ve got it!

Because we have limited space, PLEASE RSVP DIRECTLY TO EITHER THE EMAILS OF THE CO-HOSTS BELOW. We will need to know 1) who will be attending, and 2) what you will be performing. Performers for open mic will take precedence over just observers.  A “going” tag on our Facebook event will NOT be counted as a certainty you will be attending. 

To help with security, since this is happening at a private residence, you must RSVP  at one of the emails below by 11pm Friday Dec. 11 so that we may expect you. Once we’ve received the emailed RSVP, you will receive a reply email giving our address.

If you will be performing, please let us know what you’ll be doing and how you want to be presented. All performers who want to appear on our YouTube channel will need to sign talent release forms for public appearance.

BYOB. Some hot boozed punch (TBD) will be provided and some snacks, but you’ll definitely want to bring some of your own as well if you so incline to be a chowhound.

PLEASE NOTE: FROM 2PM UNTIL 7PM, THE EVENT WILL BE ALL AGES SO WE WILL **NOT** BE SERVING ALCOHOL DURING THAT TIME. After 7pm, the event will be 21+ and we will serve hooched punch and have some beers here, I’m certain.  No illegal drugs will be tolerated on the premises and violators will be asked to leave. 

Photographed here are the basic rules for The Thrillo Pad:



We welcome your suggestions as to how to make this better. Let us know. We want this event to be a collective one with great minds and talents collaborating.

Legendary Lew

Legendary Lew–
Ty Pi —


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