The Encyclopedia Show tackles marching bands, Write Club covers the war on Christmas and a Star Wars retelling of Macbeth in this week's live lit roundup

The Encyclopedia Show tackles marching bands, Write Club covers the war on Christmas and a Star Wars retelling of Macbeth in this week's live lit roundup
(Image from The Encyclopedia Show 2013)

Monday December 16th, 2013

At 7pm Star Wars retelling of Macbeth is happening at The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood) in Ravenswood. Aptly titled MacSith, this brave adaptation is earning rave reviews for its unique perspective of a classic tale. Read our review here, and then go see it for yourself. // tickets are $15 // 

Blues, cocktails and a rapping magician. These are just a few of the highlights you have to look forward to if you go to the inaugural WBEZ Holiday Party with Richard Steele at House of Blues (329 N Dearborn)! The magic happens at 7pm. // tickets are available here //

Come out to Cole's Bar (2338 N Milwaukee Ave) in Logan Square for another installment of Mental Graffiti at 7:30pm! Join your hosts Emily Rose and Tim Cook for a drink and witness a slam poetry performance by the incredible Stephanie Lane Sutton. In addition, there's going to be an open mic and one lucky person could have the chance to win a $20 cash prize. Don't miss out on this awesome event! 21+// donations are appreciated // 

Tuesday December 17th, 2013 

At 7pm at the Nettelhorst Auditorium (3252 N Broadway St) 2nd Story proudly presents Joyful Noise: Holidays Stories with Lakeview Orchestra. Featured storytellers include the magnificent Megan Stielstra, Earliana McLaurin and Ozzie Totten. Curated by Julie Ganey and with music by Gregory Hughes and the Lakeview Orchestra, this installment of 2nd Story will surely put you in the mood for Christmas! // tickets are available here //

Join Ian Belknap for another episode of WRITE CLUB happening at 7pm at the Hideout Inn (1354 W. Wabansia). This edition entitled, Chapter 54, War on Xmas III: The Yulening will feature seven minute stories by Chris Schoen, Whit Nelson, Emily Rose, J.W. Basilo, Sean Cooley and of course, Ian Belknap. Topics being thrown down this evening include naughty versus nice, Santa versus Jesus and giving versus receiving. All prize money will go to charity. // $10 cash, ATM on premises //

Your favorite salon show, The Pungent Parlour is taking place at the Black Rock Pub & Grill (3614 North Damen Avenue) in Roscoe Village at 8:30pm. Featured readers this go-round include Angela Vela, Scott Barrons, Monte LaMonte and many more. Doors open to the backroom at 8pm, don't be late! // free show //

Wednesday December 18th, 2013

The Encyclopedia Show presents Marching Bands at Stage 773 at 7:30pm. Featuring the sounds of Mucca Pazza, the Circus Punk Marching Band and readings by Nina Coomes, David Kodeski, Diana Lawrence and more, this installment will tackle everything from North Korean Marching Bands to the The 1738 Virginia Military Statute. // get tickets here //

Also happening at 7:30pm is I SHIT YOU NOT! at the The Lincoln Lodge (4008 N. Lincoln Avenue). Hosted by Monte LaMonte and Michael Sanchez, this raucous reading series will feature gut-clenching tales by Valentine Soposky, Tyson Karrasch and many more. // tickets are available here //

Friday December 19th, 2013

The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour is happening at 6:30pm at the Hideout Inn (1354 W. Wabansia) and will feature readings by Dave Walsh, Damani Bowden and CJ Sullivan. Join your charming hosts Angela Vela and Danny Black for what will surely be a wonderful night. // $5 at the door //

At 7:30pm is a special mid-December installment of Real Talk Live! at Elastic (2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor). This ambitious series curated by the wonderful team of J.W. Basilo, Robert Brown, Reginald Eldridge, Emily Rose and Janna Sobel is a salon/panel/open mic/reading series that aims to open up dialogue between artists. Friday's show will feature comedienne Melissa DuPrey, author Stevie Edwards and Niq James. Don't miss this episode! // $7 cover BYOB (w/ID)  18+ (21+ to drink) //

That's it for this week's live lit roundup! Be sure to tune in this weekend for our coverage of more events happening in the Chicago lit scene! 

Did we miss something? Email us with your event and we'll feature it in our next roundup! [chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com] 



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