Join our VIRTUAL spin on the annual GutterBall fundraiser!

ACHIEVEMENT: We raised $41,150 for the artists of American Blues!

DATE: Sunday, October 25, 2020

TIME: 3:00-4:00pm costume contest; 4:00-6:00pm watch party of “The Big Lebowski” with live Zoom chat.

HOW TO HELP: GutterBall donations accepted until Oct 25 @ 11:59pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a costume? Nope! Dress up or come casual. We’ll give prizes for best costume to adults, kids, and pets!

Can I change before or during the movie? Yep! We’ll watch “The Big Lebowski” (rated R) through a shared screen on Zoom. Be as comfortable as you want. Our cameras and mics will be off – but live chat will be enabled.

Is this a kid-friendly event? Sorta. From 3-4pm, the kiddos will enjoy seeing the costumes! At 4:00pm, the movie might not be appropriate for all.

Can I leave anytime during the event? Sure, get popcorn. Make a drink. Peace out early. This is low-fi, fun event to support all the American Blues Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates across the country.

But can I come back? Yah, there is “late seating” reserved on our virtual couch for you anytime during the event.

I can’t make it, but I want to donate! Yah, mail a check, payable to American Blues Theater, to American Blues Theater – 4809 N. Ravenswood, Suite 221, Chicago, IL 60640. Important: if mailing a check, be sure to let someone know so we can count the pledge in our total.

Want more event information? Contact Director of Development Sarajane Johnson at SarajaneJ@AmericanBluesTheater.com. Need assistance with Zoom? Contact Director of Patrons Services Suzy Robertson at SuzyR@AmericanBluesTheater.com.

Special Thanks

We thank the “Queen of Hearts” and “The Dude” for generously supporting our artists. We are grateful to you both!

P.S. We stan Jeff Bridges (“The Dude” in the film The Big Lebowski), and our hearts go out to him and his family on his recent cancer diagnosis. Learn more here.

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