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SKELEBRATION 2014

October 18 - 26

This fall, Redmoon’s family event Skelebration, which debuted with great success last year, returns for its second annual installment of experiential exploration. Families are invited into its otherworldly playground inside its Pilsen home (2120 S. Jefferson Street) for a re-invention of the seasonal rituals of Halloween. Creativity, imagination and a sense of adventure are celebrated with interactive experiences, immersive encounters, creative snacks and imaginative music, this year directed by Kasey Foster under conceptual direction by Redmoon Producing Artistic Director Frank Maugeri. (The event runs over two weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, October 18-19 and 25-26).

Skelebration 2014 promises an all-new array of multisensory delights, including:
• Redmoon’s Celestial Swing, an eerie mausoleum on the outside with a peaceful, ethereal swing inside.
• The UFO Carousel where children can climb inside one of three gigantic flying saucers and spin off into space.
• Redmoon’s Spectacle Hall features a massive series of interactive possibilities including, among many other things, a live-animation cinematic experience with a pair of 200-foot-long scrolls unfolding to tell a dynamic adventure story.
• Redmoon’s “Cartoon Adventure,” a mini movie theater where children and adults don headphones and enjoy five original short animated films by Laura Heit, Joseph Hodgson and Franck Aubrey, Hannes Vartianien and Pekka Veikkolainen, Selina Wagner and PES.
• Also families can picnic in The Man Made Lagoon an intimate space where music fills the air in designer/composer Jake Ruttenberg’s sonic adaptation of Orson Welles’ radio drama War of the Worlds.
• The premier of Redmoon’s newest food service device The Pastry Wheel, which whimsically pairs the iconic image of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Ferris Wheel with urban pedal power, serves cupcakes, brownies and other enticing sweets.
• Performers roam the space serving delightful treats, including signature Redmoon mechanical marvels such as The Floating Trays, The Libation Machine, The Monkey Butlers and The Fish Bubble Man which serve sweets and beverages.

Families can enter Redmoon’s haunted sideshow-like series of rooms known as “The Devil’s in the Details,” which hold eerie, humorous and sensual experiences including:
• “The Chocolate Bar,” a delectable room of dip-able treats.
• “Heck’s Kitchen,” a cooking class with the Devil where families participate in making Deviled Eggs.
• “The Bedroom Swat-a-Fly,” a larger-than-life human fly swatting game.
• “The Cinematic Cemetery” film studio, where families can be the star of their own scary movie.
• “Satan’s Cackle Shack,” where Matt Demon, voted Hell’s Most Humorous Devil 1998, entertains the audience with his killer stand-up routine.

By spinning a wheel to determine a nominal additional fee, which could range from $5 to $10 to a silly physical act, children and adults gain access to two more experiences:
• A chance to play “Fired Up,” Redmoon’s newest carnival game where children shoot a target and are rewarded with a special surprise.
• Visitors brave enough to enter “The Nest” will ascend into Redmoon’s frightening attic maze. An adventure into a vampire nest inspired by Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of Dracula, “The Nest” creates an eerie, mystical and enigmatic world that’s chilling without resorting to horror or gore, instead playing on the sounds, shadows and corporeal experience of encountering the supernatural in everyday life.

Additional food and beverages throughout Skelebration provided by Food Should Taste Good, Chicago Root Beer, Cool Mountain Beverages and Eli’s Cheesecake.


Skelebration Entrance Times & Tickets:
Audiences can enter Skelebration at staggered entrance times as follows: Saturdays at 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm, Sundays at 1 pm and 4 pm.

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Adult tickets are $20 (age 18+), youth tickets are $12 (age 4-17) and children are free (age 3 and under). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more via Box Office only. Tickets are available in advance online or by calling 312-850-8440 ext. 123. Tickets will also be available at the door, subject to availability.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Boneshaker 2014

October 31

This Halloween, Redmoon’s wildly popular costume party Boneshaker returns for its fifth annual spectacular installment. For one night only, Redmoon transforms its massive Pilsen headquarters (2120 S. Jefferson Street) into an otherworldly playground for 1,000 revelers with interactive experiences, inventive machines, creative food and cocktails, and dancing to beats from DJs on three different dance floors. Boneshaker takes place Friday, October 31 (Halloween night) beginning at 9 pm.

Boneshaker is coordinated and produced by the 18-member Young Engineers of Spectacle (Y.E.S.) Committee, Redmoon’s young professionals’ board. This year, the event is directed by Kasey Foster, with Will Bishop and Alex Balestrieri under the conceptual direction of Redmoon Producing Artistic Director Frank Maugeri.

Redmoon’s Boneshaker this year promises an all-new array of multisensory delights, including:
• An outdoor Fire Garden featuring Fire Buoys, a sculptural arrangement of flaming devices that debut in the Great Chicago Fire Festival (October 4) on the Chicago River, The Fire Candelabras, two massive, 18-foot-tall candelabras with10 wood-burning fire pots and The Sonic Boom DJ device with skyward-shooting flames.
• Redmoon’s Celestial Swing, an eerie mausoleum on the outside with a peaceful, ethereal swing inside.
• The UFO Carousel where guests climb inside one of three gigantic flying saucers and spin off into space alongside a DJ and snacks provided by Spin Spun.
• A team of three wild DJs alongside Redmoon’s Signature DJ Devices keep the event moving all night long.
• Two specially featured, interactive experiences include “The Devil’s Confessional,” an intimate, surreal writing room where guests can pour out their deepest secrets to a fiendish confessor, who then gives them a diabolic penance task to perform with the room at large and Redmoon’s “Cartoon Adventure,” a mini movie theater where guests don headphones and enjoy five original short animated films by Laura Heit, Joseph Hodgson and Franck Aubrey, Hannes Vartianien and Pekka Veikkolainen, Selina Wagner and PES.
• Graceful acrobats of Aerial Dance Chicago perform overhead and descend on silks to deliver sweet treats to the earth-bound revelers.
• The premier of Redmoon’s newest food service device The Pastry Wheel, which whimsically pairs the iconic image of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Ferris Wheel with urban pedal power, serves cupcakes, brownies and other enticing sweets.
• Performers roam the space serving delightful treats, including signature Redmoon mechanical marvels such as The Floating Trays, The Libation Machine, The Monkey Butlers and The Fish Bubble Man which serve sweets and beverages.


Guests can enter Redmoon’s haunted sideshow-like series of rooms known as “The Devil’s in the Details,” which hold eerie, humorous and sensual experiences including:
• “The Chocolate Bar,” a delectable room of dip-able treats.
• “The Bedroom Swat-a-Fly,” a larger-than-life human fly swatting game.
• “The Cinematic Cemetery” film studio, where guests can be the star of their own scary movie.
• “Satan’s Cackle Shack,” where Matt Demon, voted Hell’s Most Humorous Devil 1998, entertains the audience with his killer stand-up routine.

By spinning a wheel to determine a nominal additional fee, which could range from $5 to $10, guests gain access to four other experiences:
• A chance to play “Fired Up,” Redmoon’s newest carnival game where guests shoot a target and are rewarded with a spectacular surprise.
• “Heck’s Kitchen,” a cooking class with the Devil where guests participate in making Deviled Eggs.
• A specialty Cigar-rolling Salon, where an expert cigar-roller creates unique take-aways to enjoy in the outdoor Fire garden.
• Visitors brave enough to enter “The Nest” will ascend into a frightening attic maze. An adventure into a vampire nest inspired by Bram Stoker's gothic tale of Dracula, "The Nest" creates an eerie, mystical and enigmatic world that's chilling without resorting to horror or gore, instead playing on the sounds, shadows and corporeal experience of encountering the supernatural in everyday life. 

For those seeking a truly unique, high-end experience, visit the Mezcal Salon and sample a variety of the rare Mexican craft spirits that for centuries have been distilled over open fires. The Mezcal tasting is available for $10, limit one tasting of each spirit per person.

Additional food and beverages throughout the evening provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Spin-Spun All Natural Cotton Candy, Home Run Inn Pizza, Skinny Pop and Eli’s Cheesecake.

Multiple full bars serve an array of cocktails, craft beer and wine all night long.

Free shuttle service during Boneshaker is provided by Chicago Classic Coach. Pick-up location and schedule will be available soon.

Tickets
Early Bird tickets for Boneshaker are $75 and are available until October 24, which include snacks, desserts and open bar (excluding spin-the-wheel add-on experiences). Tickets purchased October 25 or later are $100, including snacks, desserts and open bar (excluding spin-the-wheel add-on experiences). Group tickets for 10 or more are available at a 10% discount.

Tickets are available in advance online or by calling 312-850-8440 ext. 123. Tickets also be available at the door, subject to availability. Boneshaker is for patrons age 21 and up.

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One of the annual fundraisers in Redmoon’s “Indoors” season, Boneshaker is a key component to Redmoon’s core mission of bringing unique experiences to public spaces across the city. The money raised at Boneshaker directly funds Redmoon’s free outdoor performances that engage neighborhoods throughout Chicago.

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