Live Lit Roundup for the week of July 6th, 2015

Tonight

Don’t miss LitMash tonight at 7:30pm at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661). Featured readers include Pleasuretown‘s Erin Kahoa, The Whiskey Jounral‘s Tim Barnes, and Sam Bailey of the smash hit web-series, You’re Being Ridiculous// Free show // 16+ // 

Tomorrow

Come out to Quimby’s (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) to hear Ben Tanzer and Jonathan Travelstead read from The New York Storiestomorrow night at 7pm. Also reading will be Zoe Zolbrod and poet Seth Berg// Free event // 17+ //

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OUTspoken is back! Come out to Sidetrack (3349 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60657) tomorrow night at 7pm to hear stories by Gary Barlow, Jamie Black, Erin Diamond, Jim Edminster, Taliba Mance, Phillip-John Puzzo, and Kelli Strickland. Don’t miss it! // Free show // No cover // 21+ // 

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Tuesday Funk is back at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night at 7:30pm with special guests, Erin Watson, Fred Sasaki, Norman Doucet, and Lily Be. Co-host Erin Robins will read a full-length story and beer specials will abound. Don’t miss it! // Free show // 21+ // 

 Wednesday

StoryLuck: A Month Of… presents “Genius”, this Wednesday at 7:30pm at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Bring a dish to pass and an ear to listen for this unique potluck reading series. // $10 admission or free with a dish to pass // 17+ // No alcohol allowed // 

Friday

Shame That Tune’s Salute to the People will take place Friday night at 6:30pm at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). Send Brian Costello and Abraham Levitan your song requests and see whether or not you get into the show for free. Keith Beiersdorff, Bob Johnson, and Mike Racky are the lucky contestants. // Get tickets // 21+ // 

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PopGoesAlicia Live! is back at The High-Hat Club (1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613) Friday night at 7pm. July’s panel includes comic Andy Boyle, burlesque performer and activist, Jellie Mae Jones, and comedienne, Krista Marie Atkinson. Don’t miss it! // Free show // 17+ // 

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Loose Chicks is back at Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) this Friday at 7:15pm. Join hosts Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson in welcoming Liz Baudler, Melissa DuPrey, and more. // Free show // BYOB // 

Saturday

The Little Boy Needs Ride release party will take place at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Saturday night at 6pm. Come hear Chris Bower read from his debut collection of short stories. There will be additional performances by readings by Michael Czyzniejewski, Michael K. Meyers, and Dave Snyder, and a shadow puppet show of a story from LBNR designed by Susie Kirkwood and performed by Susie and Jill Summers. // Free event // 21+ //

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2nd Story will be having a special pop-up event in Roger’s Park this Saturday and Sunday at Pub 626 (1406 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) at 7pm“I Never Knew: Stories of Revelation and Surprise”, will feature readings by CP Chang, Dion Walton II, Eric Hazen, and LaTanya Lane// Get tickets // 21+ // 

Sunday

It’s All True! will have a special live podcast recording at the 2015 Comedy Exposition this Sunday at A Red Orchid Theater (1531 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60610). Join host Tim Barnes and featured readers Sara Schaefer, Shane Torres, Rebecca O’Neal, and Mo Alexander for an extraordinary night of comedy. // Free for passholders // $5 general admission // 17+ //

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The July installment of That’s All She Wrote is this Sunday at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) at 8pm. Join hosts Angela Benander and JH Palmer in welcoming special guests Nestor Gomez, Kim Schultz, Rebecca Keller, and Jenn Sodini. It’s the perfect way to cap off your weekend! // Free show // 17+ //

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