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The Threadless Family Reunion gathers some of the T-shirt company's designers for two (two!) parties featuring art, design, and merriment at the Threadless Headquarters. Daytime festivities include live demos by local street artists, a gallery full of classic Threadless designs, and GIF and 3-D printing tutorials. When the sun sets, there's karaoke, a photo booth, and a performance by Ezra Furman.
The party Bacon, Sports & Beer brings three great vices together into one bro-tastic party at Union Station's Great Hall. Attendees are invited to sample over 20 bacon-themed food items from local restaurants (the Pony, Blackfinn Ameripub, etc) and more than 20 beers. And sports? Nerf games and pop-a-shot rule, so even the most unathletic of us can join in.
Chicagoan Matthew Hoffman, the artist behind the You Are Beautiful sticker campaign, has an opening reception at Mosnart to celebrate his latest inspirational work. Go For It, a 12-foot-tall, 36-foot-wide site-specific sculpture, is temporarily installed in the remains of Market Hall. According to the Reader's Jake Malooley, "the upbeat simplicity" of the three-word slogan "is sort of the point."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.