~ Thursday, October 2nd ~
Story Club North Side
at Holiday Club
~ Tuesday, October 14th ~
Story Club at The James
Theme & Line-up coming soon!
at JIMMY, the lounge at The James Hotel
Story Club Private Show and Class
Date: Monday, October 20th
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Holiday Club, 4000 N Sheridan Rd
What You Should Bring: Pen, Paper, Creativity
Cost: $20, tickets available here
Story Club is thrilled to present a rapturous two-hour evening of storytelling. Story Club founder Dana Norris along with frequent featured performers Keith Ecker, Shannon Cason,and Lily Be will offer a private storytelling performance. Then, the storytellers will step off of the stage and join the audience to help you develop a nonfiction story of your own. You'll leave with a draft of your story as well as Story Club swag and a guide to some of Chicago's best storytelling shows. The cost of admission is $20 per evening.
Tickets are only $20 but must be purchased ahead of time. Click the link for more information & tickets: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-dana-norris
Thursday, October 2nd
Theme: Cold Comfort
Open mic sign up at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8pm
It's officially fall which means it's time for snuggly things and whiskey in your apple cider. Come in your sweaters and ward off the cold together with some good, old fashioned story telling.
What happens when things go wrong? What do you do when the solution to your problem isn't quite right? How do we handle disappointment? This show is all about comforts that just don't quite cover it.
Come one, come all and cuddle up with:
3 Featured Performers
3 Open Micers
1 High Priestess as Hostess
An audience that votes for the winner with their cash money.
Three selected featured performers combined with 3 lucky open-mic hopefuls will, at the command of host Dana Norris, will tell their story in relation to the theme Cold Comfort. Open micers need not to stick to the theme. The best story of the night will win a trophy and a lifetimes worth of pride! The audience votes for their favorite piece, and the winning story will be published in Story Club Magazine!
Story Club North Side is held in the back room of Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd) the first Thursday of every month. Entrance is free, and a suggested $10 donation is greatly appreciated.
Open mic sign up starts at 7:30pm, and we have 3 open mic slots. If more than 3 open micers sign up then we'll draw names from a coconut monkey to see who's performing. Open mic slots are 8 minutes (1300 words).
Holiday Club has been serving comfort food and cool cocktails for over 19 years. They are a 21+ venue that features nightly food & drink specials (including Story Club specials!) along with a very groovy atmosphere.
Produced and Hosted by Dana Norris
Holiday Club is located at 4000 N Sheridan Rd, on the corner of Sheridan Rd & Irving Park Rd. It's a 1/2 block north of the Sheridan Red Line stop.
Metered street parking is available nearby.
Story Club South Side at
Tuesday, September 16th
Tripping: Tales of Journeys Real or Imagined
Open mic sign up at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
What is the anatomy of a journey? Can your mind take a wild trip while your body stays in bed? What if your body is dragged across the sea while your thoughts are glued to the comforts of home? Can you return to the person you were at the onset, or does a trip have to change you to be a trip at all? Help us answer these questions at Story Club South Side in September as we go Tripping!
Story Club South Side is held in the main room of Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St) the third Tuesday of every month. Entrance is free and a suggested $10 donation is greatly appreciated.
Open mic sign up starts at 7:30pm and we have 2 open mic slots. If more than 2 open micers sign up then we'll draw names from a coconut monkey to see who's performing. Open mic slots are 8 minutes (1300 words). Once all is said and done, the audience will vote for their favorite story of the night. Winner receives and big, steaming, heaping pile of bragging rights. Oh, and a spot in the Story Club Magazine.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is an experimental cultural center located in Bridgeport, The Community of the Future. The venue is a working gallery space and is open to all ages.
Story Club South Side is BYOB (we suggest Maria's Packaged Goods, just up the street) and BYOPie (we suggest Pleasant House Bakery, which is right next to Maria's, for the very best English meat pies you have ever had, son.)
Produced by Will Hindmarch & Andrew Marikis
Hosted by Andrew Marikis
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located on the corner of Morgan St and 32nd Place. Take the Orange Line to Halsted and jump on the Halsted bus south to 31st St. Get off on 31st St, walk 2 blocks west to Morgan St, and take Morgan St. 1-1/2 blocks south to 32nd Place.
There is free street parking near the venue.