I'm frantically looking for a certain type of event venue in San Fran and Chicago. Please help! (Snowflakey details inside.)
I'm helping organize a series of national events, and Chicago and San Fran are weirdly the places that we're having trouble. My production team is on me to nail something down this week, but I'm basically at the end of my contacts.
The deets of the event:
- It's a national series of advocacy and community-building events in eight cities. We're gathering a lot of people from different organizations and will probably get good press, so potentially good exposure for the venue.
- The events are in mid-March. We're expecting between 150-300 people.
- The ideal venue would have a stage and a bar. A theater would work but we'd really prefer something more like a cabaret space, or a rock venue, or a big bar or gallery. In LA, we're talking to the King King
. In NYC, Le Poisson Rouge
. We also looked at the Public Assembly
- Our budget is limited. The best case would be a deal wherein we get the space in exchange for the bar and a nominal door fee ($5-10), but we can also rally money for the perfect space.
Do you have ANY ideas? Really, anything, even something non-traditional. I'm happy to follow up with anyone or provide more details through Me-mail.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, guys.