Notable Chicago 11/3–11/9

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Sunday 11/3: Feeling hungry? Pick up tickets to Here’s the Story and nourish your mind and body. It’s Chicago’s only potluck storytelling show. 7:30 PM, free with a dish to share, Stage 773.

Tuesday 11/5: Join featured readers Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, Paul McComas, Greg Starrett, and Rosamund Lannin for Tuesday Funk. 7:30 PM, free, Hopleaf.

If you’re not there, you should probably drop by the Wit Rabbit Reading Series. This month features Tung-Hui Hu, Sandy Marchetti, David Schneiderman, and R. Clifton Spargo. 7 PM, free, Quencher’s Saloon.

Wednesday 11/6: Reading Under the Influence has a guest curator this month. Barrie Jean Borich (author of Body Geographic) will be taking over for this month’s theme, “Deferment”. 7 PM, $3, Sheffield’s.

Come out to celebrate the release of Orphans, the latest from Ben Tanzer. 7 PM, free, Beauty Bar.

Thursday 11/7: Story Club is at it again! Join charming hostess Dana Norris and three talented featured performers. Better yet, sign up for the open mic portion and tell a story yourself! 7:30 PM, $5, Holiday Club.

Friday 11/8: Running now through November 17th, Tellin’ Tales Theatre invites you to join them for Six Stories Up, Up & Away! Pairs of middle schoolers and storytelling mentors work together to explore the idea of heroism. Times and ticket prices vary, Athenaeum Theatre.

Saturday 11/9: The Ray’s Tap Reading Series only happens “semi-once-in-a-while” and that while is now. Join some of Chicago’s finest talent to hear them read about allergies and things that give them bumps in the night. 10 PM, $15, Prop Thtr.

Red Rover Series presents Ecstatic Lyre. Performers include Diedre Huckabay, Virginia Konchan, Jill Magi, and Caroline Picard. 7 PM, $4, Outer Space Studio.


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