Live Lit Roundup for the week of January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year! There’s a lot of great live lit events happening this week to help you ring in 2015 with style. Check out the listings below.

Tomorrow 

The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour is back upstairs at Schubas (3159 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657) tomorrow night at 8pm. Featured performers include comedian Tyler Snodgrass tackling God, an interview with Melissa Richelle about sex, and Robert O’Connor will wax poetic about death. Join Angela VelaDanny Black, Lily Be and Dan Shapiro for an amazing night and start the new year right!

// Free show // Doors open at 7:15pm // 21+ // 

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Come out to Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) for another installment of Tuesday Funk at 7:30pm featuring performances by Christopher SweetErin Shea Smith and more.

// Free show // Doors open at 7pm // 21+ //

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Thursday

Story Club North Side presents “This Time”, this Thursday night at 8pm at The Holiday Club (4000 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613). Hosted by Erin Kahoa and Dana Norris, Thursday’s show will feature exclusive readings by Bill HillmannRobert Edward Norris and Victoria Harley. As always, there will be three open mic slots available for those interested in reading.

// $10 suggested donation // Doors open at 7:30pm // 21+ // 

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Friday 

Come celebrate Fillet of Solo with Story Club North Side at the Lifeline Theater (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) at 7pm. Featured readers include the incredible Jen Bosworth and Alyssa Grace Sorresso, and your emcee for the evening is the wonderful mister Erin Kahoa!

// Get tickets // All ages // 

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Loose Chicks is back at Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) come see why we give it rave reviews. Hosted by Jillian Erickson and Roberta Miles, Loose Chicks is a fun, feminist forward series with a whole lot of sass.

// Free show // All ages // 

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Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) proudly present Dr. Kevin Cordi in Playing with Stories: Story Crafting for writers, storytellers and teachers, this Friday at 7:30pm. This awesome workshop will help you become a better storyteller, and Dr. Kevin’s methods are sure to enlighten you.

// Free event // All ages //

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Saturday 

Join The Kates at the Lifeline Theater (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) for their special show at Fillet of Solo Festival, this Saturday at 7pm. Featured readers include Amy SumpterAdrienne Gunn and more.

// Get tickets // All ages // 

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Join 2nd Story at The Promontory (5311 South Lake Park Ave West, Chicago, Illinois 60615) for Look Again: Stories of Rediscovering the Familiar at 7pm. Featured storytellers include Ozzie TottenMargaret MarionKarla Estela and more.

// Get tickets // 21+ //

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The 18th Annual Fillet of Solo proudly presents The Stoop! Come celebrate with Lily Be and Clarence at the Lifeline Theater (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) Saturday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Bill DrewEva Green and Xavier Jordan.

// Get tickets // All ages // 

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Story Sessions will also be at The Fillet of Solo (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) this Saturday at 8pm. Don’t miss your chance to hear awesome readings by Jeremy Owens, Dana Norris and Kelsie Huff.

// Get tickets // All ages // 

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Get a special dose of Jeremy Owens’ awesome reading series, You’re Being Ridiculous at the 18th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) at 10pm. Featured readers include Brooke AllenJames Gordon and more.

// Get tickets // All ages // 

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Sunday 

That’s All She Wrote is back at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) this Sunday at 8pm. Join your awesome hosts JH Palmer and Angela Benander for what’s sure to be a great night. Featured readers include Valentine SoposkyDana Norris and more.

// Free show // All ages //