Thursday, April 16, 2015

It’s Here


Red Bull Sound Select/Record Store Day graphic from the Record Store Day website.

If your taste in music and film leads you away from the mainstream, if you’re willing to delve into the cultures of far away lands, if you take pride in collecting one-of-a-kind treasures and you’re willing to hunt for them; if your imagination transports you to other galaxies; this evening could kick off some exciting adventures and challenges. You’ll need funds, transportation around the city, and an itinerary that makes March Madness brackets look like tic-tac-toe. This is April Anticipation.

Every April, at least two entertainment events coincide at the same in Chicago. This year, there are five. CIMMfest (Chicago International Movies and Music) and the inaugural Lake FX Chicago 2015 Summit Expo run tonight through Sunday, April 19th; International Pop Overthrow - Chicago runs tonight through Sunday, April 25th; Record Store Day is Saturday, April 18th; and C2E2 (Chicago Comic And Entertainment Expo) runs Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th.

This is the holiday season at Broken Hearted Toy. Hundreds of unpaid interns are brought in to help with the overwhelming research and workflow. It’s already proven to be too much. This particular post was scheduled to run last Monday, but freelance assignments and my writers group (not that those are bad things) caused it to be delayed. Your best best is to check out the websites for each of these events, find what most intrigues you, and start planning. Have a great time.

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