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Past 2008 Events

Silver Wrapper NYE

Ott w/ Pretty Lights :: Official Umphrey's McGee After Party

Tribal Elements Full Moon

Artisan's Match that Gives Back

40 North | 88 West 4th Annual ACE Awards

MGFest Orlando :: Create Chaos

Burnham Bash

Coalessence Festival

Juno Reactor & Future Rock @ Metro

EarthDance 08

Hallucinogen / Shpongle / Psymbolic @ Abbey Pub

Pride of Jah

Unity In Motion

Second Nature Yoga Outdoor Summer Series

Children of All Ages


Gaian Mind Summer Festival

Sacred Earth Open Air

Green Festival

Looptopia 08

Boneyard Arts Festival Late Night spACE

MGFest08 :: Boston

Official STS9 After-Party

Motion Graphics Festival 2008



Silver Wrapper NYE ~ December, 31st :: Chicago

Silver Wrapper has put together a memorable night with top notch talent
and will be hosting this party at Abbey Pub complete with a complementary
champagne toast and option for a VIP package that includes open-bar,
hors d'oeuvres and a reserved section on a first-come first-serve basis.

Future Rock - (Electronica / Progrsv House / Rock)
Daedelus - (Experimental / Live Electronics / Melodramatic Popular Song)
Dark Party (Eliot Lipp & Leo123) - (Club / Club / Club)
Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge) - (Down-tempo / House / Funk)
1000 Vertical Feet - (Electronica / Indie / Drum & Bass)

Time & Location:
NYE :: Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
Abbey Pub
3420 W Grace St, Chicago IL
Door Time - 8:00 pm
Show Time - 8:30 pm
Ages - 21+
directions via Google


Ott w/ Pretty Lights ~ December, 30th :: Chicago

3D-MAS and Euphonic Conceptions Present...
RE:CREATION: The Official Umphrey's McGee After Party

Ott - (Dub / Electronica / Psychedelic)
Pretty Lights - (Electronica / Hip Hop / Down-tempo)

Time & Location:
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Reggie's Rock Club
2109 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Door Time - 10:30 pm
Show Time - 11:00 pm
Ages - 17+
directions via Google


Tribal Elements Full Moon ~ December, 12th :: Dallas, TX

Tribal Elements has organized an immersive, multi-dimensional
event focusing on music, visuals, dance, performance &
conscious culture featuring Psymbolic--sounds musicians;
Artificial Life Preserver, Gift Culture, and Init String.

Dallas, TX :: Fri. Dec. 12th @ Afterlife Dallas


Artisan presents:
Match that Gives Back ~ November 6th

For 20 years, Artisan has set the precedent for Matching Talent with Success.

To celebrate two decades of accomplishment and their continued commitment
to the design community, the New York and Chicago offices are teaming
together to announce the "The Match that Gives Back,"
Artisan's $20,000 Creative Competition.

This exciting initiative matches a deserving nonprofit organization with a talented
designer or design team to produce creative services valued up to $20,000.

A prominent panel of marketing, academic and community leaders judge the
winning design team and nonprofit to "make the match." The winners will
be announced on November 6 at Chicago's River East Art Center.

Event Co-Produced by

Time & Location:
Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 6:30pm
River East Art Center
435 East Illinois Street, Chicago 60601
directions via Google

Official Event Website


40 North | 88 West presents:
4th Annual ACE Awards ~ October 23rd :: Champaign

Celebrating outstanding contributions to Champaign County's Arts, Culture and Entertainment...

7 Winners
Complimentary Mojitos and Tapas
Live Music and Dance
Live Visual Presentations by

Time & Location:
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 5:30pm
The Highdive, 51 E. Main, Champaign, IL
directions via Google

Official Event Website


Brahn Communications and MGFest present:
MGFest Create Chaos ~ October 13th - 17th :: Orlando

As a Create Chaos 2008 co-locating conference, MGFest will be held
Oct. 13-17, 2008 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, FL.

Create Chaos is a five-day creative industry destination event produced to
inform, inspire, educate, and connect creative professionals across industries
through an all-inclusive event. Create Chaos serves as a spark to ignite a new
renaissance by bringing together creative professionals across industry
boundaries including: graphic design, advertising, film and video production,
animation, photography, printing, web, and publishing professionals.

The Motion Graphics Festival has become the premier US event showcasing
creative motion picture design by presenting a year-long schedule of events
around the country. Learn with the industry's best artists and innovators
about motion design, sound design and advancements in creative technology.
Participate in art showcases, workshops, classes, panel discussions,
studio tours, theater screenings and industry mixers.

Time & Location:
Monday October, 13th - Friday October, 17th 2008
8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32821
directions via Google

Official Festival Website


The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau presents:
The Burnham Bash ~ October, 3rd


Coalessence Festival ~ October, 3rd - 5th :: Arkansas

"3 days of Music, Consciousness & Health"

A weekend-long open-air camping festival located in
Eureka Springs at Lake Leatherwood.

Music - Reggae, Electronic, JamBands, Downtempo, World

Speakers - Conscious Evolution, Quantum & Unified field Physics, Shamanism,
Energy Healing, Eastern & Tribal Prophecies, Raw Food Nutrition

Health - Heath Food product giveaways, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan and RAW food
Plus giveaways from Bouncing Bear Botanicals & many more creative
Mysteries unfolded through the action of health!

Workshops - in Quiet Camp including Laughing Yoga, Tai Chi,
A Healing Area with Massage, Thai Massage, & Reiki

Camping - 15 miles of Hiking Trails, A Magical forest, Flying Trapeze,
Swimming, Canoing, Showerhouse, 2 stages

The Magical Forest - 1/2 mile wooded trail with decorations,
art, lighting, multimedia and much more...

Time & Location:
Friday, October 3 - Sunday, September 5 2008
Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs, AR
directions via Google

Official Festival Website


Silver Wrapper presents:
Juno Reactor & Future Rock @ Metro ~ September, 26th :: Chicago

Juno Reactor - [live]
Future Rock - [live]

Time & Location:
Friday, September 26th, 2008
3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
(773) 549-0203
Door Time - 9:00 pm
Show Time - 10:00 pm
Ages - 18+
directions via Google

Official Event Website


Chilluminati presents:
Earthdance ~ September, 12th - 14th :: Wisconsin

A weekend-long open-air camping festival located near
Black River Falls, Wisconsin. An immersive, multi-dimensional, interactive
environment focusing on music, visuals, dance, performance, and culture...
all within the global Earthdance concept of 2008.

Time & Location:
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14 2008
near Black River Falls, Wisconsin
directions via Google

$65 at the Event Entrance

Official Festival Website


Silver Wrapper presents:
Hallucinogen / Shpongle / Psymbolic @ Abbey Pub ~ September, 6th :: Chicago

The debut Chicago performance of Hallucinogen and Shpongle.

Hallucinogen (Simon Posford) - [live]
Shpongle - [dj]
Psymbolic - Live Interactive Visual Environments
The Passage Project - [live]

Time & Location:
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
Abbey Pub
3420 W Grace St, Chicago IL
(773) 478-4408
Door Time - 9:00 pm
Show Time - 10:00 pm
Ages - 18+
directions via Google

Official Event Website


Tribal Elements presents:
Pride of Jah ~ Saturday, August 16th :: Texas

A celebration of the zodiac of Leo, in conjunction w/ many of the crew's
birthdays, and affiliates! This is a Jah/Tribal/Jungle themed party, with some
ground rumbling bass! Featuring three stages with full decor, visuals, and top notch
artists/producers providing a wide variety of music from Dub, Down-Beats, Dance Hall,
Reggae, Ska, Dub-Step, Psytrance, Breaks, Hip-Hop, Sol, House, Psydub, Tribal,
Jungle, Trip Hop, Grime, and Drum and Bass. There will be a full service open
bar, and various other vending booths, for your socially interactive needs!
Be prepared to bear witness to Tha Pride of JAH! A truly amazing endeavor
to bring various talents from our region together! All thanks and glory
go to the ONE that binds us ALL and allows our dreams to manifest!

Time & Location:
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Venue TBA, Texas

$17 Advanced Online Tickets
$20+ at the Event Entrance

Tribal Elements Info
Info line: 214-405-6499


Brilliantly Mad presents:
Unity In Motion ~ Thursday, August 7th :: Chicago

Unity In Motion is part of the week-long Adventure in Chi-Town of which will be
a collaboration of artistic expression that takes place at various places and
spaces in Chicago. A series of events that intend to bridge communities
through interactive productions and innovative performance arts.

Time & Location:
Thursday, August 7, 2008
9p-4a :: $5 before midnight / $10 after :: 21+
1113 W. Lawrence

Kinetic Playground

directions to Kinetic Playground

Lawrence red line stop
Plan Your Trip with the RTA

Adventure in Chi-Town


Second Nature Yoga Outdoor Summer Series ~ Saturday Weekly :: Chicago

Come join us at 2nd Nature's Beautiful Outdoor Space for summer nights of
Yoga, Entertainment, and Friends. To begin each Saturday at 7:30pm
with a Sunset Yoga class taught by one of Chicago's premier
Yoga Instructors, followed by an after party featuring
live DJs, Dancing and Fire Performances.

~ Saturday, July 19th ~
Daren Friesen of Moksha Yoga

~ Saturday, July 26th ~
Gabriel Halpern of Yoga Circle

~ Saturday, August 2nd ~
Paul Weitz of Chicago School of Thai Massage

Time & Location:
Saturday Weekly, 2008 :: 7:30p-???
2nd Nature Yoga, 1750 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago IL
directions to 2nd Nature Yoga

Nature Yoga Website


Children of All Ages ~ Saturday, July 19th :: Chicago

Come celebrate Creativity, Conscious Living, and the
Grand Opening of 2nd Nature Yoga - CIRCUS STYLE!

3 events, ONE DAY ONLY

~ Children of All Ages By Day ~
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Family Play Time, Delicious Food & Drink, Instructional Creative Workshops,
Face & Body Painting, Open Air, Music Jam, Mind-Body-Spirit Healers,
Explore Yoga & Martial Arts, Downloadable Photo Shoots, Raffle Prizes,
Vendors with Unique Goodies, Entertainment Galore, Live Art & Craft
Surprises and Antics, Games for Everyone

~ Sunset Yoga ~
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Master Teacher Daren Friesen of Moksha Yoga, teaching Sunset Yoga.

~ Children of All Ages By Night ~
9:00 pm to ???

Enjoy Death Defying Circus Artistry, Spectacular Performances, Acrobatic Wonders,
Live Art & Craft, World Class D.J. sets, Live Music Performances,
3 spaces for Dance and Performance, Mind-Body-Spirit Healers,
Catered Food & Drink, Visionary Art Gallery, Face & Body Painting,
Fire Arts, Photo Shoots, Chill Space, Sacred Space, River View

This is intended to be a participatory environment.
We encourage you to play along and contribute your creative energies.
If you feel so inclined; bring musical instruments, outdoor toys, art things,
and fun stuff. We will feed, entertain, and stimulate your senses.

This day-night; let your children and inner child run free and JOIN THE CIRCUS!!!

Time & Location:
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
2nd Nature Yoga, 1750 N. Kingsbury St. Chicago IL
directions to 2nd Nature Yoga


M5 and the 86 Collective present:
ECHO ~ Friday, June 27th :: Chicago

Reception: celebrating visionary talent
transforming the boundaries in fields of new media

sean capone
brian dressel
matt hill
alex horn
brook jonquil
christian matts
nick waraksa
jesse wyatt
ji hyun yoon

Cocktails sponsored by Rubi Rey Rum

Time & Location:
Friday, June 27 (8pm - midnight)
1101 West Fulton Market @ Aberdeen, Chicago, IL
directions via Google



Gaian Mind Summer Festival ~ June 18th - 22nd :: Pennsylvania

Now in its seventh year, the Gaian Mind Summer Festival has hosted
world-class international talent along with some of the finest regional
artists in the USA. The gathering includes a full weekend of spiritual
dancing, tribal drumming, lectures and workshops, yoga, sweat lodge,
swimming, relaxation, and much more in a sacred, sylvan sanctuary at
Four Quarters in Central Pennsylvania.

During this years festival, microtakeover will be featured in an
immersive auditory and visual environment that encourages attendees
to open themselves to a virtual experience and allow the psy-cinema
to take them seamlessly anywhere and nowhere.

Additionally, Gift Culture and KiloWatts are booked to
perform live on the North Crook Downtempo and Ambient Stage.

Time & Location:
Wednesday, June 18th thru Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
Four Quarters, Central Pennsylvania, USA
directions to Four Quarters

Advance Tickets

Official Festival Website


The Chilluminati present:
Sacred Earth Open Air ~ May 30th - June 1st :: Wisconsin

An open air camping festival brought to life with consciousness, harmony,
mind-expanding music, visuals, art, fire, workshops + more.

Time & Location:
Friday, May 30th thru Sunday, June 1st, 2008
near Black River Falls, Wisconsin
directions via Google

Official Festival Website


Global Exchange and Co-Op America present:
Green Festival ~ May 17th - 18th :: Chicago

Celebrating what’s working in our communities, green festival showcases
more than 350 diverse local and national green businesses displaying and
selling eco-friendly, fair trade and sustainable products. More than 150
visionary speakers appear for standing-room-only panel discussions,
presentations and main stage speaking events.

Also enjoy great how-to workshops, green films, a fair trade
pavilion, yoga and movement classes, kids’ zone, delicious
organic beer, wine and cuisine, and live music.

During this years festival, Psymbolic will be projecting ambient
visuals live in tune to various forms of yoga instruction
taking place in the Yoga Now Movement Room

Time & Location:
Saturday, June 17th thru Sunday, May 18th, 2008
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago
directions via Google

Official Festival Website


Chicago Loop Alliance presents:
Looptopia 08 ~ Friday, May 2nd :: Chicago

Looptopia turns the City of Chicago on its head Friday, May 2nd as
the Loop is transformed into a sensory playground celebrating
arts, culture, architecture and insomniacs alike. This all night
extravaganza paints the Loop as an urban wonderland and
Psymbolic will be hosting the Animation Booth with a multiple
machine setup providing hands on creative stop motion video
stations at the Chicago Underground Art School & Experiential
Fun Fair in the Palmer House Hilton (Empire Room).

Time & Location:
Friday, May 2nd, 10pm-5am
Palmer House Hilton (Empire Room)
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
directions via Google
Plan Your Trip with the RTA

Official Festival Website


40 North | 88 West - Champaign County Arts, Culture & Entertainment Council present:
2008 Boneyard Arts Festival Late Night spACE
April 18th - 19th :: Champaign, IL

Curated by Jason Finkelman, late night spACE is an immersive arts event
encompassing a wide variety of work:
interactive video installations by Psymbolic
sculpture by Derek Winstanley
dance by Anna Marks and K. Qilo Matzen
sound installation by Edli B'n Hadd and Jason Finkelman
music by Vernon Reid, Yosef Ben Israel Duo and many others
non-native indigenous art by David Wilcoxen, and more.

Time & Location:
Friday and Saturday, April 18 & 19, 9pm-2am
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
119 East University, Champaign, IL
directions via Google

Tickets :: $7 ($10 for two – bring a friend!)
Available at the door & at Boneyard Arts Festival Information Station.
Cash bar for those with valid I.D. (water and soda also available)

Official Festival Website


MGFest & Lumen Eclipse present:
Motion Graphics Festival ~ Friday, February 29th :: Boston

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After five successful years in Chicago, mgFest expands to a second
US city by premiering eight diverse motion graphic creations on
Lumen Eclipse's video art kiosk in Harvard Square.

The opening reception for this month-long exhibit will be held at
Middlesex Lounge in Central Square, Cambridge. The reception
will feature the ( Design | Sound | Code ) screening and will
transition into an interactive audio/visual showcase.

Bob Trahpek from Boston's own Sonic Beating and Zia-Trance
will sonically navigate thru choice downtempo grooves
while VJ Mason Dixon mixes video segments from
the premier to the mood of the live music.

The ( Design | Sound | Code ) screening features work by:

Creative Studios:
Jason White -- (Lift Motion Design)
Chad Ashley -- (Somersault)
Nick Campbell -- (Digital Kitchen)
Aaron Edwards -- (Creative Chaos)

Professional Artists:
Psymbolic (Julee & Troy)
Sean Capone :: New York
Barry Doupe :: Vancouver
Alexander Stewart :: Chicago

Entertainment Media:
The Great Mundane -- (Psymbolic--sounds)
KiloWatts -- (Psymbolic--sounds)
Dr. Spook -- (GeoMagnetic)
Deeper In Zen -- (Soular Records)

Time & Location:
Feb 29th :: 7-9pm :: Middlesex Lounge
315 Mass Ave, Cambridge
directions via Google

Official Festival Website


Silver Wrapper, 3DMAS & Euphonic Conceptions present:
Official STS9 After-Party ~ Friday, February 1st :: Chicago

Random Rab [live] - El Circo - [San Fran]
Psymbolic - Live Interactive Visual Environments

PNUMA will be performing as a duo, in LIVE PA fashion.
Madison's SUB-ID will kick things off, and they'll be
joined by JEFF PARKER (Tortoise) on guitar!

Time & Location:
later into Friday night Feb 1st
Doors open 11pm | Show 1-5am

Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647
directions via Google


Design After Next & Psymbolic present:
motion graphics festival 2008 ~ January 15th - 21st :: Chicago

Thank You everyone for an amazing festival! See you next year.

Check out the mgFest08 Photo Stream
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The Motion Graphics Festival is the premier industry event dedicated to
showcasing creative motion-picture design. The festival features a full
week of events including: world-premier theater screenings, audio-visual
art exhibits, a/v performances, studio tours, industry mixers, an education
and technology summit, plus motion design / sound design / and motion
programming classes. The Motion Graphics Festival takes place the third
week in January at various locations in downtown Chicago.

Official Festival Website


::  A complete list of links to past events that Psymbolic curated and/or performed visuals @ HERE ::