24 hour fundraiser at Second City etc tonight

Don’t miss the 24 hour Letters to Santa fundraiser starting tonight, featuring a stellar lineup of musicians and improvisers, and awesome raffle prizes including Iggy Pop’s original lyric book (!!@#$%^) and two tickets to see SNL with a personal tour from Fred Armisen. Here are a few pictures I shot of Armisen in 2006 in Wicker Park.

More info about the event, from the LTS web site.

The Second City e.t.c. Theatre 1608 N Wells St Chicago, IL
December 14, 2010 7pm concluding Wednesday December 15, 2010 7pm

For the ninth year in a row The Second City has enlisted Chicago’s best improvisors and their musical counterparts in offering twenty-four consecutive hours of the best improvised live art you will see in the city. This unique event raises money and gives hope to disenfranchised Chicago families on Christmas day.

Improvisational games, scenes and songs inspired by sleep deprivation will accompany performances by the following musical acts:

* 8pm Jeff Tweedy
* 10:30pm Groupon’s founder Andrew Mason & Steve Albini
* 12am JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
* 2am Joan Of Arc
* 5am Jeff Parker
* 7:30am Sally Timms & Jon Langford
* 1pm Robbie Fulks
* 3pm Bill “Sweet Pea” Callahan
* 5pm The Blisters

Raffle prizes will be available along with some of the most incredible auction items ever donated. Think…

* Iggy Pop’s original lyric book & artwork
* Two tickets to see SNL with a personal tour from Fred Armisen
* A lifetime pass for two to live events at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall
* A day in the studio with Steve Albini
* A private concert by Jeff Tweedy in your home with 29 of your closest friends (last year this auction item generated $23,000)