Monday March 10th, 2014
7:00pm... Is This a Thing? presents Stories of Summer at O'Shaughnessy's (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640) featuring Jamie Cowan, Jake Bliss and many more, get out and enjoy a Fat Tire with friends while listening to some great stories of summer, you deserve it. Free admission.
9:00pm... Salonathon: The Callbox... An Untraditional Story Hour curated by Von Vogt presents Being Human at Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) featuring readings by Ally Subak, Andrew Sa and many more. Jams will be provided by DJ Swaguerrilla, don't miss this awesome night! RSVP here for the hosted bar. Free drinks/21+
Tuesday March 11th, 2014
7:00pm... Girl Jam 2014: A Night for Refugee Girls in Chicago is happening at Revolution Brewing (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) don't miss this awesome opportunity to raise awareness for GirlForward, an organization that supports female refugees. If you get tickets to this event, you will not only be helping a great cause, but you'll be able to enjoy some of Revolution Brewing's famous core beers, delicious food and amazing live music. Get tickets/21+.
7:30pm... Hoo HA Comedy is back at Rockit Burger Bar (3700 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois 60613) hosted by Kristen Toomey and featuring raucous performances by Marlena Roderiguez, Andy Boyle and many more. Burgers, beer and comedy? Sounds heavenly. Tickets $5 online/$8 at the door.
Also happening at 7:30pm at Schuba's (3159 N. Southport, Chicago, Illinois 60657) is another installment of Applied Words. The theme for this show is It Gets Better and will feature performances by Jill Howe, Greg Ledger and many more. Door prizes include a $50 gift basket donated by Early To Bed. Free admission/21+.
Wednesday March 12th, 2014
2:00pm... Come out and hear some of the promising young voices of our literary future at Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department Undergrad Open Mic: A Story Week Kickoff Event at 623 S. Wabash. The stories are bound to knock your socks off. Free admission.
7:30pm... The Killing of Michael X written by Cory Hinkle and presented by Jackalope Theater Company is premiering at Broadway Armory Park (5917 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60660). This offbeat play sounds like a lost David Lynch movie complete with runaway teenagers in a stolen car, femurs found buried in a backyard and a storyline featuring Big Pharma. Get tickets.
Also happening at 7:30pm is another installment of A Month Of... at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, Illinois 60657). This potluck reading series' theme of the month is Immediately Understood! So pig out with friends and listen to some amazing stories in what is sure to be a cozy and inspiring night. $10/Free admission if you a bring a dish to pass.
Thursday March 13th, 2014
7:00pm... Come hear Loose Booty at The Art Institute (111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603) in honor of Christopher Wool's retrospective exhibit. Boogie down and have a great night. Get tickets.
7:30pm... It is common knowledge that book release parties are awesome, but the Lost in Space Book Release Party will be one for the history books, just check out the lineup of who's reading: Christine Sneed, Megan Stielstra, Dmitry Samarov, Patrick Wensink and Ben Tanzer. Don't be a fool, come out to Public Hotels (1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60610) for this incredible event. Free admission.
8:00pm... The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, Illinois 60613) proudly presents Salome. Enchantment, intrigue, lust and romance all come to head in this classic play by Oscar Wilde. Get tickets.
9:00pm... Unwind at The New Artist Lounge/Maurice's Birthday at The Underground Wonder Bar (710 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60654) and hear some gypsy jazz provided by Bo and the Birthday Blowjobs and some hilarious standup by the one and only Maurice. $5 admission.
Friday March 14th, 2014
6:00pm... Chicago Zine Fest 2014 is finally here! Taking place at The Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N. Milwaukee Ave 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60618) this unique festival provides a spotlight for all the incredible entrepreneurs you know and the ones you should know. Check out their event page for all the amazing panels happening.
7:15pm... Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson cordially invite you to another installment of Loose Chicks at Uncharted Books (2630 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60647). Friday's show will feature electrifying readings by Jill Sivak, Mary Lorenz and Jen Bosworth. Free admission.
Be sure to check in again on Friday for our weekend live lit roundup featuring Story Sessions and 2nd Story!
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