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The Cacophony Society was an underground group of creative rabble-rousers that hosted chapters in more than a dozen major cities and inspired both Fight Club and Burning Man. So it seems appropriate that Chicken John would set up an evening for the book without consulting the authors, who won't be there (what a punk). "I think it's fucking hilarious!" says Kevin Evans, who co-wrote the new Last Gasp book, Tales from the Cacophony Society, with Carrie Galbraith and John Law (both of whom heartily echo Kevin's statement). The night, with a schedule of activities that spans 5.5 hours, is broken into segments, which include screened episodes of Weird America, hosted by the show's Chuck Cirino, and performances by The Yes Men, Polly Superstar and the Sparkle Ponies, Lera Boroditsky, Brian Doherty, Jamie DeWolf, The Art of Bleeding, belly-dancers, and the Fosettes, followed by a screening of Circus Redickuless — the award-winning 90-minute documentary of Chicken John's circus, which traveled the U.S. in 1994 to perform, every night, without a show — hosted by the director, Phil Glau. It's going to be epic. Too bad the authors won't be there.

Fri., May 31, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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