Live-Lit Roundup for the week of January 16th, 2017

(c) Story Club South Side 2017


Join Alicia Swiz at Feminist Happy Hour for “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye”; this special edition show is dedicated to the legacy of the Obama administration and will feature Veronica Arreola, Jasmine Davila, Colette Gregory, and  Jill Hopkins-Olewnik as well as a special performance by Sameena Mustafa. The magic takes place at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6pm// Get tickets // 21+ //


Story Club South Side proudly presents “Fight or Flight”, tomorrow night at 8pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608); featured headliners include GarciaAlex Alexander, and Clarence Browley. Audience members who come prior to the show at 6:30pm can partake in a special storytelling workshop; performers looking to read at the open-mic should sign up at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!
// $10 suggested donation // BYOB // 


Come out to the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) for the 20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival! Get a double dose of Chicago’s live-lit luminaries. At 7pm get a special performance of Jeremy Owens‘ brazenly candid reading series, You’re Being Ridiculous; stick around at 8:30pm for the kates featuring Ali Kelley and LeAnn Yops.

Also happening with the Fillet of Solo Festival: the Heartland Theatre (7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) will be hosting The Lifeline Storytelling Project at 7pm and GayCo at 8:30pm!


Fillet of Solo continues at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) with Sweat Girls at 4pmThe Stoop at 5:30pm, and special performances by Annalise Raziq at 7pm, and Nestor Gomez at 8:30pm. Head on over to the Heartland Studio Theatre (7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) for special performances of That’s All She Wrote (4pm), Stir-Friday Night (5:30pm), OUTspoken (7pm), and a special performance by Kevin Crispin at 8:30pm.


Don’t miss Tellin’ Tales Theatre with Tekki Lominicki at The Fillet of Solo Festival at the Lifeline Theatre (6912 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) this Sunday at 4pm; The Fillet of Solo Festival continues forth at the Heartland Theatre (7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) with a special performance of GeNarrations at 4pm and Serving The Sentence at 5:30pm.

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