Live Lit Roundup for the Week of August 10th, 2015


The August installment of The Seven Deadly Sins will take place at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm, and will feature readings by Don HallTyler Snodgrass, and more. // Free show // 17+ // 


Two Cookie Minimum welcomes esteemed writer/poet, Mairead Case, visiting from Colorado, as well as artist/writer, Vickie Perez-Segovia for their August show at the Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm, so grab a cookie and enjoy some wonderful stories! This series is sponsored by CHI*PRC, so be sure to make a donation when you come see the show. // 17+ // Donate to CHI*PRC // 


Vocalo presents The Bronzeville Comedy Showcase in the courtyard outside the Blanc Gallery (4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653) at 8pm. Curated by Tim Barnes and Brian Babylon, featured comedians include Angela VelaDave Helm, and Eli Hamilton. don’t miss it! // Food & drink will be available for purchase // 17+ //


A Month Of presents “Boundaries: Define a Space”, Wednesday night at 7:30pm at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Bring a dish to pass and enjoy some wonderful stories! // Get tickets // Alcohol is prohibited // 17+ // 


Bad Karate is back at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) this Thursday at 7pm, featuring Rosamund Lannin and Patrick Allen Carberry. This edgy new series, produced by Daniel Shapiro and Mason Johnson, is quickly becoming a cult favorite due to it’s unique brand of humor, see for yourself what makes it so cool! // Free beer // 21+ // Donate to the CHI*PRC // 


Come out to Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) for the Chicago book launch party of Music For Wartime by Rebecca Makkai this Friday at 7:30pm. Makkai is a regular fixture in Tin HouseHarper’s, and is the recipient of the 2014 NEA fellowship. // Free event // All ages // 


PopGoesAlicia LIVE! is back at The High-Hat Club (1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613) this Friday at 8pm. Join Alicia Swiz as she welcomes stand-up comedians, Ashley Huck and Mikey Manker, and interviews Cara Brigandi, the founder of Grown Folks Stories™. // Free show // 17+ //


Adrienne Gunn, Lisa Farver, Deanna Ortiz, and Mary Zee, are just a few of the featured readers who’ll be performing during the August episode of The Kates, join host Amy Sumpter for a wonderful night of cupcakes and laughter at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave Suite 1, Chicago, Illinois 60625). // $10 suggested donation // 21+ //


You’re Being Ridiculous presents “Rites of Passage”, this Saturday at Mary’s Attic (5400 N Clark St (Above Hamburger Mary’S), Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 7:30pm. August 15th’s show includes readings by Eileen Dougharty, Drew Durfee, Marina Murphy, Karen O’Donnell, and more! Don’t miss it! // Get tickets // 17+ // 


The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) this Sunday at 6pm. Join hosts Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman in welcoming featured readers Alba MachadoRosamund Lannin, and Martha Bayne// Free show // 21+ //