Location & Hours of Operation

737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661

Hours
Sun-Fri 11am-2am
Sat 11am-3am
312.638.0700

LitMash - 3/2 8pm

When: 03/02/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Chicago Slam Works
A whole new kind of slam where Chicago's literary elite battle for ultimate bragging rights!

Monday, MArch 2nd
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8
$8 cover

The Rules:

1. Genre is entirely open to interpretation and largely irrelevant. As long as what is performed was at some point written down, it counts. This includes poetry, comedy, essay, music, etc.
2. The order in which competitors perform will be decided by random draw.
3. Performers will be given 6 minutes (and a 20 second grace period) to wow the audience and the judges. Cues will be given to the performers to indicate time. At the 6:30 mark, the performer will be forced to leave the stage. No time penalties, just pack it up and walk.
4. The performances will be judged by 5 members of the audience on a scale of 1 – 10 on qualities such as performance, content, originality, and the “wow” factor. Judges are generally chosen at random and will be interspersed throughout the crowd.

The Details:
Building on the success of the perhaps the largest literary movement of the last century, the Slam, Chicago Slam Works presents a brand new type of show using the slam format. (Chicago Slam Works, by the way, was founded by Marc Kelly Smith, the same guy who founded the poetry slam some 28 years ago. We know a thing or two about slam.) Poetry slam has grown from a raucous bar show in Chicago to a sweeping and hugely popular format in dozens of countries throughout the world. In the last number of years, story slams and comedy slams have been popping up all over the country, led by organizations such as The Moth. There is perhaps no city in America that has a more vibrant literature and performance (”live lit”) scene than Chicago, bolstering an impressive stable of internationally recognized writers in the fields of poetry, music, creative non-fiction, and comedy. The LitMash looks to bridge the omnipresent gaps between these scenes and create the one show where the city's finest creators can square off in a highly entertaining curated slam unlike any other show out there.
Link:
http://www.chicagoslamworks.com

The Moth - StorySLAM! Monday, March 9

When: 03/09/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Doors open at 5:00pm, Stories start at 8:00pm $8 cover.  Seating fills up quickly, so plan to be early!  The theme for March is Co-Habitation.

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Live Music - Garcia Later 3/21 10pm

When: 03/21/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Saturday, March 21st @ 10pm

Chicago Based Jerry Garcia Band Tribute. Featuring Grateful Gary on bass/vocals, Steve Johnson on keyboards, Bob Lait on guitar/vocals, Paul Maczka on Drums and Kari McDonough on vocals. No Cover.

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Live Music - Terrapin Flyer 4/18 10pm

When: 04/18/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Terrapin Flyer

Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation.

Show starts at 10pm, NO COVER!

Fast Food, Cooked Slow Brewer's Dinner - 4/28

When: 04/28/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

keep an eye out for more details, but our next brewer's dinner will be 4/28!!

Taste of Randolph - June 19-21

When: 06/19/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Headed to Taste Of Randolph this weekend? Make Haymarket your pre and post fest hang. We open at 11 am each day!


Location & Hours of Operation

737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661


Hours
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Sat 11am-3am

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