Live Lit Roundup for the week of July 21st, 2014

Monday July 21st, 2014

7:00pm // Join your hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast in celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s birthday at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) for a Hemingtastic Essay Fiesta featuring Ozzie Totten, Debbi Welch and many more powerhouse performers! Free show. 

8:00pm // Come out to The Pleasure Chest (3436 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for another installment of the sex positive/LGBQT friendly comedy series Performance Anxiety. This episode, entitled “Out of Towner” features exclusive performances by Brandie Posey, John-Michael Bond and more. Kevin Brody hosts. Free show.

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 

6:30pm // Don’t miss an exclusive reading with Bedrock Faith author, Eric Charles May at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) in a special installment of The CCLaP Showcase. This event will open with a (strict) five minute apiece open mic session for six very special readers and will be recorded for the CCLaP podcast. To sign-up for the open mic email the CCLap at cclapcenter (at) gmail (dot) com. Free show.

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 

9:00pm // Comedians You Should Know is back at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub (622 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, Illinois 60611). Join your host, Mike Lebovitz for a night of raucous fun featuring live performances by Colin A. BullockBill Cruz and many more. 21+/$5 online or $10 at the door. 

Thursday July 24th, 2014

7:00pm // Venture out to The Bottom Lounge (1375 W Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60607) for an awesome night of art. RAW Chi Town presents “Communique”, their special July artists showcase featuring art by Kayla NirschelMLVVavi Solomon and many more. 18+/$15 online or $20 at the door. Please dress in cocktail attire. 

Friday July 25th, 2014 

8:00pm // End the week night by going to Loose Chicks at Emerald City Coffee & Grill (3938 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613). See for yourself why we give this series hosted by Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson, five starsFree show.