Monday July 14th, 2014
7:00pm // Is This A Thing? presents “I Was Wrong” at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640). Tonight’s show features exclusive readings by Mare Swallow, Ines Bellina, Jill Howe and many more talented writers. Suzy Kahn Weinberg hosts. Free show.
Also happening at 7:00pm… Venture out to Molly Malone’s Irish Pub ( 7652 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130) for a special evening with Connie Voisine and Toby Altman! Open mic sign-up is at 7:00pm on the nose, so don’t miss your chance to read at this series! $5 or $3 suggested donation/21+
7:15pm // 2nd Story presents “JUSTICE: Stories of Fighting the Good Fight” at Untitled (111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654) featuring readings by Ricardo Gamboa, Denise Ruiz and Chicago Literati‘s own Senior Editor, Wyl Villacres! Storytelling starts at 8:00pm. $20 online or at the door
8:00pm // What can you gauge of a person by their use of a puppet? That’s what Impress These Apes is looking to explore tonight at ComedySportz Chicago (929 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657). Host Steve Gadlin will explore the personalities of eight different comedians and their homemade puppets in an evening that is sure to be hilarious. Get tickets
8:30pm // Salonathon is celebrating it’s three year anniversary at Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) featuring Darling Shear, Fee Lion, The Fly Honeys and many more, and beats brought to you by Swaguerrilla. RSVP here for access to the hosted bar. 21+
Tuesday July 15th, 2014
7:00pm // Come out to The WIP Theater (6670 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631) for Ambush Open Mic featuring you! Hosted by Timmy Brochu and Rudy Schultz, this BYOB open mic series strives to bring amateurs and veterans together. Also, there will be a keg, so bring $5 if you’d like to partake. Don’t miss this fun night! Free show/21+
7:30pm // Story Club South Side’s July show, “Beautiful Poison” will be held at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) featuring Steven Stafford, Scott Whitehair and Lauren Sivak. Open mic sign-up is promptly at 7:30pm and whatever you choose to read must fall within 8 minutes. Andrew Marikis hosts. Free show.
8:30pm // The Pungent Parlour is back at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) and will feature exclusive readings by Jack Murphy, Keri Gannon and Chicago Literati‘s own cartoonist, Alex Nall. As always, your hosts for the evening are Jeff Philips and Jeremy Solomon. Free show/21+
Wednesday July 16th, 2014
7:00pm // Join your favorite people, Keith Ecker and Samantha Irby for another installment of Guts and Glory at Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) and see why we give this series 5 stars. Featured readers for Wednesday’s show include Shannon Cason, Jeremy Owens, Brenna Kearney and many more. Free show/21+
Friday July 18th, 2014
6:00pm // Drop by the Pitchfork Book Fort at Pitchfork Music Festival (1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607) for exclusive readings by James Tadd Adcox, Jess Hopper, Mason Johnson, Tim Kinsella and Cassandra Troyan courtesy of Tiny Hardcore/Curbside Splendor Publishing/CCLaP and Pitchfork. Get tickets.
7:00pm // Come out to Cafe Ballou (939 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) for a very special installment of Cafe Cabaret featuring Danny Black, Roberta Miles, GPA and many more. Free show.