The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM presents “Childlike” tonight at Martyrs’ (3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613) at 6pm. Sign up to tell your story or just sit back and enjoy the live lit. Each volunteer storyteller has five minutes to tell their story, and it has to be a true story, no fiction or poetry allowed. See you there! // Get tickets // 21+ //
Free BBQ, free show, free laughs all night. Come out to Bronzeville for Vocalo Presents: The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase Kick-Off at the Blanc Gallery (4445 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60653) Wednesday night at 6pm. Some of the headlining stand-up comics include Felonious Monk and Adam Burke, as well as improv troupes Stir Friday Night and PIMPROV. Don’t miss it! // Free show // 17+ //
Miss Spoken is back at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Wednesday night at 7pm. The theme for this month’s installment is “Swimsuit Season” and featured readers include Megan Kirby. Eileen Tull, and more. Rosamund Lannin and Carly Oishi host. // $5 suggested donation // 17+ //
Come out to The Silver Room (1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60615) for a special night of readings hosted by VOCL featuring Tony Bowers and Erika Sanchez, Thursday night at 7:30pm. // Free event // $5 suggested donation // 17+ //
I Shit You Not! the raucous reading series hosted by Monte LaMonte and Michael Sanchez will take place at The Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Thursday night at 8pm. Seth Davis and Sean White are a few of the featured readers, don’t miss it! // $5 general admission // 17+ //
The Ray’s Tap Reading Series presents “Let’s Be Popular” Friday night at 8pm at the Prop Thtr (3502-04 N Elston, Chicago, Illinois 60618). Featured readers include Susie Kirkwood and Chris Bower. // Free show // 17+ //
Here, Chicago will take place at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) Sunday night at 8pm. Joining host Janna Sobel for the evening is Nnamdi Ngwe. Featured readers include Xavier Jordan, Lisette Hall, and more. Bring a dish to pass, an ear to listen, and a story to tell and see why Here, Chicago is one of our favorite reading series.
// Get tickets // 17+ //