Live-Lit Roundup for the week of January 30th, 2017

Lily Be (c) 2017


Storytellers! Do Not Submit: Albany Park will take place at Cafe Chien (4749 N Spaulding Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) tonight at 7:30pm; signup to tell your story at 7pm, no experience is necessary, just be yourself. Ami Thakkar and Maria Vorhis host.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 


Reading Under the Influence presents “Bad Sex”, this Wednesday at 7pm at Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Featured storytellers include Jacob SingerLeah Boykin, and Columbia College Chicago veteran, Greg Baldino.
// $3 cover // 21+ // 

Come out to Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave Chicago, Illinois 60657, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for Psychotic Break‘s special tribute to Hollywood legend, Carrie Fisher this Wednesday at 8pm. This edition of Psychotic Break will feature a musical performance by Rich Experience; headlining storytellers include Carly Oishi (Miss Spoken curator). Psychotic Break is Hosted by Jenn Sodini and Daniel Shapiro// Free and open to the public // 21+ //


Queen Lily Be‘s one-woman show, No Hay Mal, debuts this Thursday at the Free Street Theater (1419 West Blackhawk Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60642) at 7pm; Lily Be is a passionate storyteller who’s headlined in several different shows throughout her illustrious career including You’re Being Ridiculous, Story Club, Miss Spoken, and more. She is the co-producer of the hit show, The Stoop, with her dear friend, Clarence Browley. Directed by Reshmi Hazra RustebakkeNo Hay Mal will explore Lily Be’s complex and beautiful journey. // Get tickets // All ages // This show will run from the 2nd-11th // 

Author Jeremy McCarter, of HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION fame (co-authored with Lin-Manuel Miranda), will be discussing and signing copies of his book at the Highland Park Library (494 Laurel Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035) this Thursday at 7pm, don’t miss it!
// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Story Club North Side presents “Secret History”, this Thursday at 7:30pm at The Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613). Elizabeth GomezAngel Simmons, and Malic White are the headliners. There will be three, eight-minute open mic slots available for the lucky few who want to try their hand! Signup starts at 7:30pm. Story Club North Side is produced and hosted by Stephanie Douglass.
// $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 

The Unhappy V-Day Reading: Bad Sex, Good Stories will take place at Taboo Tabou (843 1/2 West Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657) this Thursday at 9pm; join hosts Mason Johnson and Alexis Lawrence in welcoming Diddle KnabbAlicia SwizDon De Grazia, and Tim Jones-Yelvington to share their hilarious tales of sex gone wrong.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Chicago’s finest, Eileen Tull, proudly presents her one-woman show: Bad Dates, Or What Killed That Monkey In Indiana Jones Only Makes Me Stronger at Rhinofest at Prop Thtr (3502-04 N Elston, Chicago, Illinois 60618) this Thursday at 9pm. This one-woman show is inspired by Tull’s deep love of the indomitable Harrison Ford and her misadventures navigating the “asteroid field of love”. Don’t miss it! // Get tickets // All ages // Dates include: 2nd. 9th, 16th //

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