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GRAND OPENING | 12.13.14

We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of BROOKLYN BOULDERS CHICAGO at 100 South Morgan Street in Chicago’s West Loop on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 12pm to Midnight.

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We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of BROOKLYN BOULDERS CHICAGO at 100 South Morgan Street in Chicago’s West Loop on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 12pm to Midnight.

The Grand Opening event will feature a day and night of festivities, all FREE for members and the public.

FROM NOON UNTIL 6PM, there will be an afternoon festival-style celebration with local vendors, live music, free climbing, carnival games for kids, and ongoing fitness workshops, including climbing instruction, yoga, acroyoga, Olympic lifting training, capoeira, breakdancing, parkour, circus arts, and more. We will NOT be open from 10am – noon on Saturday.

FROM 6PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT, the soiree begins! The previously schedule of classes turn into an array of high-caliber performances, accompanied by DJs, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live art, extreme sport demos, aerial acts, spoken-word, story-telling, interactive photo booths, a zip-line, and other unique revelry.

Full schedule below.

Brooklyn is here.

***ALL VISITORS MUST COMPLETE A WAIVER BEFORE ENTERING THE FACILITY***
Complete the waiver and RSVP here – http://bit.ly/1w3WBD3

Official Afterparty at Fulton Market Kitchen.

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GET A CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRT!
Bring a blank t-shirt with you! Our friends at Remixed Ink will be running a screen-printing station!
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WANT A FREE RIDE TO OUR GRAND OPENING?
Download the Uber app on your smartphone and use the promocode ‘BKBCHI’ for $20 towards your first ride!
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GRAND OPENING WEEKEND SPECIAL
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 ONLY
– $10 day passes + gear rental (reg. $36)
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FULL SCHEDULE

Food and beverage available all day featuring local restaurants, food trucks, and fresh pressed juice.  Adult provisions available starting at 7:00pm.  Come early and stay late! Climbing will be open from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  Rope climbing access available after a belay check.  Shoes and harnesses rental will NOT be available on Saturday.
Free swag from The North Face, Kind Bars, Moosejaw, BodyWorks, and more from 2pm – 7pm!
Location Key:
NB = North Building
SB = South Building
YR = Yoga Room
ACW = Active Collaborative Workspace
LTR= Learn the Ropes area
Performances:
6:30 – 7:00pm – Acroyoga @ SB
7:00 – 7:30pm – Wall Walking (Carnival of Curiosities & Chaos) @ SB
7:30 – 8:00pm – MC Tamale, Zak & What Army?, Ribbon Cutting @ SB
8:00 – 8:30pm – Capoeira (Gingarte) @ SB
8:30 – 9:00pm – Slacklining/Tricklining (Chicago Slackliners Association) @ SB
9:00 – 9:30pm – Aerial Act I (Carnival of Curiosities & Chaos) @ SB
9:30 – 10:00pm – Breakdancing @ SB
10:00 – 10:30pm – BMX & Parkour (The Fastbreak Freestyle Trick Team & Chicago Parkour) @ SB
10:30 – 11:00pm – Aerial Chains & Aerial Act II (Carnival of Curiosities & Chaos) @ SB
11:00 – 11:30pm – Wall Walking, Parkour @ SB
11:30 – 12:00am – Aerial Straight Jacket, Zipline, High Lining, and a little surprise… @ SB
Live Music:
2:00 – 3:30pm – Living Daylights @ SB
5:30 – 6:30pm – Living Daylights @ SB
8:30 – 10:30pm – Jesse DeLaPena @ SB
10:30 – Miguel (EchoDroides DJ Set) @ SB
Culture:
4:30 – 5:30pm – Louder Than a Bomb & Chicago Young Authors @ ACW
5:30 – 6:00pm – Space Dragon @ ACW
6:00 – 6:30pm – Zak + What Army? @ ACW
6:30 – 7:00pm – Space Dragon @ ACW
7:00 – 7:30pm – Storytelling @ ACW
8:00 – 9:00pm – Storytelling @ ACW
9:00 – 9:30pm – Zak + What Army? @ ACW
9:30 – 10:00pm – Julian Lozano @ ACW
Fitness Workshops:
12:00 – 12:30pm – Full-Body Conditioning (Tyrone Johnson) @ NB
1:00 – 1:30pm – MMA Circuit (Lee Pavlicek) @ NB | Hooping (Emily) @ SB | Handstands (Andrew Bauer) @ YR
2:00 – 2:30pm – Kettlebell Conditioning (Ashleigh B) @ NB | Aerial Silks (Aerial Addiction) @ SB | Ashtanga Back Bends (Morgan Lee) @ YR
3:00 – 3:30pm – Breakdancing (CJ Williams) @ NB | Acro Yoga (Trevor+Tatiana) @ SB | Arm Balances (Anngela Leone) @ YR
4:00 – 4:30pm – Parkour (Parkour Ways) @ NB | Burpee Challenge (women’s) @ SB
4:30 – 5:00pm – Burpee Challenge (men’s) @ SB
5:00 – 5:30pm – Capoeira (Gingarte) @ NB
Youth:
1:30 – 3:00pm – Climbing, Magic & Balloons @ LTR
3:00 – 4:00pm – Climbing & Face Painting @ LTR
4:00 – 5:00pm – Climbing & Caricatures @ LTR
5:00 – 6:00pm – Climbing @ LTR

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Brought to you by:

Vendors & Sponsors

Gentleman JackOld ForresterBrooklyn GinLagunitas Brewing CompanyParamount Events ChicagoRed BullKIND + Illuminated Brew WorksLa Sirena, ClandestinabellyQKaiser TigerFulton Market KitchenMoosejawNorth FacePatagoniaREIBody Works Health & Wellness, UberZipcar, EDC Sound & Lighting, and more!

Artists

Carnival of Curiosities & Chaos, Remixed InkCzr PrzAnthony LewellenThe LieRachel LindsayNina Palomba

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