Monday March 31st, 2014
7:00pm: Say goodbye to March by going to Tales from the Punch House (1227 W. 18th St., Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured performers for tonight’s installment include Ben Tanzer, D. Foy and Susan Hope Lanier. Free show.
Tuesday April 1st, 2014
6:00pm: 2nd Story is back at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607) presenting “No Fool: Stories of Risk and Strategy”, featuring intrepid performances by Earliana McLaurin, Alyssa Grace Sorresso and Kareem Khubchandani. This episode of 2nd Story will be curated by the indomitable Bobby Biedrzycki and directed by Thrisa Hodits, music will be provided by the Harold Washington Trio. Get tickets.
8:00pm: In honor of April Fools’ Day Beau Golwitzer and The Last Reading proudly present “Fools” at The Upstairs Gallery (5219 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60640) with readings by Mason Johnson, Patrick Carberry and many more. Free show.
9:00pm: Johnny Misfit and the gang are back for another installment of Two Cookie Minimum at The Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) this time celebrating Polish Writers. Featured readers include Daniela Olszewska, Kate Sierzputowski and many more. Free show/free cookies.
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014
7:30pm: RUI: Reading Under the Influence presents “Not As Good As You Think” at Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) featuring readings by Erin Nederbo, Peggy Shinner and more, don’t miss it. $3 cover/21+
Thursday April 3rd, 2014
6:00pm: Jackalope Theater Company has teamed up with Northwestern University’s Block Museum (40 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL 60208) to present Living Newspapers, featuring an intriguing exhibit and four one-act plays ripped from today’s headlines. If you miss Thursday’s performance, there’s an encore on Saturday April 5th. Get tickets.
6:30pm: Story Club Northside is happening at the Holiday Club Chicago (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613). In keeping with theme of April Fools’ Day, this episode of Story Club is entitled, “Fooled” and will feature exquisite performances by storyteller and playwright, Randall Colburn, Karen Shimmin of All Write Already and Essay Fiesta, and Journalist and Story Club Magazine web developer, David Lipowski. Open mic sign-up is at 7:30pm and authors are encouraged to share their stories about being a fool or having been fooled by another. Don’t miss out, this show is sure to be one for the history books, don’t miss it! Suggested $10 donation.
8:30pm: The Brian Costello Show is back! Come out to The Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) for an epic night featuring music by Chicago punk band, The Coldies, house band The Runnies, spoken word performer, Tommy Crowbar and many more. Get tickets/21+
11:00pm: Steppenwolf Theater Company (1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614) will play host to a special performance of Ian Belknap’s gorgeously blistering one-man show, Bring Me the Head of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash in the Narrow and Misshapen Pot of his Skull. Come see what all the fuss is about, Belknap’s signature vitriol is at its finest when he unleashes his wrath against Franco, don’t miss it. Get tickets.
Check back on Friday for our weekend live lit roundup!
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