Live Lit Roundup for the week of June 30th, 2014

Monday June 30th, 2014

8:30pm // Head on over to Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) for Salonathon: DEAL WITH IT, featuring live performances by Bethany ThomasGabe Ruiz, Joseph Galizia and more. Plus the cast of the critically acclaimed production Orville & Wilbur Did It! will be there making a special appearance. Tunes will be provided by the one and only Swaguerrilla all night long. Don’t forget to RSVPFree show/21+

Tuesday July 1st, 2014 

9:00pm // Two Cookie Minimum is celebrating its fourth anniversary at the Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). Join your host, Johnny Misfit for a special evening featuring exclusive performances by Kevin KernLeslie PerrineEric Bartholomew and more. To boot, Jill Summers and Susie Kirkwood are putting on an awesome puppet show. Come celebrate a Chicago institution! Free cookies. Free event. 21+ 

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 

7:00pm // It’s that time again: come out to Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) for another installment of RUI: Reading Under the Influence, Chicago’s favorite reading series/bar trivia hybrid. In this episode of RUI entitled, “Left to My Own Devices”, literary luminaries like Natasha SamrenyDaniel Story and Peter Jurmu explore the chaos and reward of free agency, and knock down a shot of their choice. As always, the festivities will take place on the back patio of this distinctive Chicago bar. $3 cover/21+ 

7:30pm // Internationally acclaimed poet Sarah Kay will be making a special appearance at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) for No Matter the WreckageSarah Kay + Chicago Friends. Come hear Kay read alongside such brilliant poets like Fatimah Asghar, Robbie Q. Telfer, and Jamila Woods. There will be a book signing following the event. Get tickets. All ages. 

Thursday July 3rd, 2014

7:00pm // The CHI*PRC is always cooking up amazing events, and Animated @ CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) is no different. Join Jay Meyers, Chris Kerr, Simon Allen and more for an exclusive event that educates you on the ins and outs of animation. Donate to the CHI*PRC today to keep this fantastic organization running. 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!