We're Looking For: DOCUMENTARIES!

We starting to schedule documentary screenings for 2013.  If you know a documentary you'd like us to show, please complete this suggestion form.

We show a documentary once per month (except December).  In 2012, they were on the 4th Thursdays but in 2013 we're going to try them on the 4th Tuesdays for the most part.  Watch for a posting of dates and the films we have listed so far sometime before December 31.

Films we've already screened include:
Black Gold
Call + Response
Father of Lights
Give a Damn?
Good Fortune
Live 58
The People's Crisis
The Price of Sugar
Very Young Girls

If you have a suggestion for a documentary we should screen, please share it with us by using the form link above.  Thanks for sharing!

We're looking for: ARTISTS!

We need some art to display on our walls in 2013.  If you're an interested artists, fill out the form here.

Here are some details you might want to know:
To express interest in showing your art on the walls at Overflow Coffee Bar for approximately 1 month, please complete the form  We'll get back to you to discuss details.

Here are the rules:

  1. Artists are given priority for scheduling in the order their forms are received.
  2. Artists must live, work or study in the South Loop or a nearby neighborhood within the City of Chicago.
  3. Artists may list their pieces for sale and keep 100% of the sales. Overflow does not take any overhead or fees.
  4. Artists must not have a permanent gallery space.
  5. We have lots of kids come through the coffee bar so all art is subject to approval by Overflow staff.
  6. Artists are encouraged but not required to have an opening reception soon after their art is hung.  The reception is a great opportunity for inviting friends and family to see the art!

Artist Phil poses with his art

2013 Membership Cards Now Available!

This plastic, wallet-sized 2013 Membership Card costs $50.00. It gets you 10% off everything you purchase from Overflow Coffee Bar - including food, drinks, beans, t-shirts, and more! It even works on fair trade items from Ten Thousand Villages.  The only thing it doesn't work on is catering orders since those are already discounted. The savings starts immediately when you purchase the card and ends December 31, 2013. Only a limited number are available. Get yours before they run out! 

If you spend $10 a week or more on average at Overflow, this card will pay for itself and then some over the course of the year.  $10 is the equivalent of a small coffee each day Monday through Friday or a sandwich and latte on the weekend.  It's also great for those who purchase coffee for brewing at home!

NEW!  Members get VIP seating at monthly documentary film screenings!  Check out upcoming screenings at http://overflowcoffeebar.eventbrite.com.

May Your Holidays Overflow!

Some things to keep in mind for the holidays:

  • Get a head start with Gift Cards! Put $10 on an Overflow gift card and get a free cup of coffee. Put $20 on one and get a free latte. For a limited time only. Ask for details when you come in. 
  • Black Friday Sale! We'll be open from 7am to 3pm on Friday, November 23 (the day after Thanksgiving) and all products from Ten Thousand Villages will be 10% off all day long. Add some fair trade to your holidays. 
  • Small Business Saturday Sale!  We'll be open our normal hours (8am to 6pm) and when you spend $25 and mention this blog post, we'll give you a free drink of your choice.  Shop local this holiday season.
  • We've got a bunch of gift ideas ready for you and more to come! Check out our gift ideas here.
Heard of Giving Tuesday??? Check it out.

Film Screening: Father of Lights

Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 7pm
Suggested Donation: $7 (really a suggestion, give what you can)
If God could be filmed, what would He look like? In this explosive documentary, filmmaker Darren Wilson attempts to do the impossible: film God and understand His character. Along the way, Darren and his team encounter powerful witch doctors, violent gang leaders, Hindu holy men, and everyday people with extraordinary experiences to tell. 
Through filming incredible (and often historic) spiritual encounters around the world, Chicagoland resident Darren Wilson cuts through religious misconceptions in an effort to find the true nature and character of God.  This will be a great film for the beginning of the holiday season.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannakah, Kwanza, family and friends, or some combination of these things, this film is for you!
The film will begin at 7pm and is 98 minutes long.  We'll have some discussion after the film and be finished by 9pm.
Discussion will be led by Randy Fisk. After starting out with a career in scientific research, Randy has pastored with the Association of Vineyard Churches and taught at Valparaiso University. He has written two books The Presence, Power and Heart of God – Partnering in His Ministry  and  The Amazing Word of God. Randy has spoken, ministered, and taught in various settings, always with an emphasis of having the participants experience the ministry, not just hear about it. He stresses intimacy with God, the character of Jesus, and flowing with the Holy Spirit as God brings His Kingdom in our midst.  Randy and his wife, Mary, are part of the Aurora Vineyard and live in North Aurora, Illinois. They have three daughters, Holly, Becky, and Mandy, a son-in-law, Keith, and grandchildren, Judah and Rayah, all of whom are their delights.
Transit/Parking - While we encourage the use of public transit (Red Line, #29, #62 and other buses are close), limited parking is available in the rear of the building on a first come first served basis. Bring $3 for your spot. No one will be in the lot to take it. You can pay at the ticket check-in table.

This Month at Overflow!

There's not as much going on in November as in other months but still lots of drinking hot beverages and having a warm place to study or work.  Click on the name of each item for more information.
  • Saturday, November 3 - Open Mic and More! @6pm (sign ups start at 5:30pm)
  • Thursday, November 22 - Closed for Thanksgiving.
  • Friday, November 23 - Black Friday Sale - We'll be open from 7am to 3pm and all products from Ten Thousand Villages will be 10% off all day long.  Add some fair trade to your holidays.
  • Thursday, November 29 - Father of Lights Film Screening @ 7pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - Open Mic and More! Holiday Edition @6pm (sign ups start at 5:30pm)
Also, in our building but sponsored by other groups are the following...
Here are a couple community events you might be interested in...
  • Tuesday, November 6 - Vote!
  • Tuesday, November 20 - Public Meeting for Fred Anderson Park (hosted by Alderman Fioretti) at the 1st District Police Station @ 6pm.  The park will be located just south of 16th Street on Wabash.

Soups Are Here!

Our soups are 
  • fresh, never frozen, 
  • made-from-scratch using local ingredients, and
  • tasty!
We'll rotate through 7 different kinds.
  • Butternut Cream
  • Vegan Potato
  • Split Pea
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Corn Potato Chowder
  • Clam Chowder
  • Beef Barley
Stop by and try them out.
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