Notable Chicago 1/26–2/1


Sunday 1/26: Swing by the Green Mill for the Uptown Poetry Slam. Open mic at 7 p.m., followed by featured poet Joel Chmara. Stick around for the poetry slam. 7 p.m., $7, Green Mill.

It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for Sunday Salon! Stop by and hear from Cris Mazza, Grace Tiffany, Geoff Hyatt, and Zak Mucha. 7 p.m., free, Black Rock Bar.

Monday 1/27: Have a piece you’re working on? Join Scott Whitehair and the rest of the gang at Powell’s for Do Not Submit. Take your work for a test drive and get some feedback. 7 p.m., free, Powell’s.

Tuesday 1/28: Last Tuesdays of the month mean The Moth! Join sweetheart Brian Babylon for a night of stories on the theme of “Beginnings”. 10 open mic slots, all stories told sans notes! 8 p.m., $8, Martyrs’.

Wednesday 1/29: Stop by the Oak Park library to hear local author Rachel Louise Snyder read from her debut novel What We’ve Lost is Nothing. 7 p.m., free, Oak Park Public Library.

Thursday 1/30: Join author Alissa Nutting as she reads from her novel Tampa. 6 p.m., free, Lorado Taft House, Midway Studios (6016 S. Ingleside Ave).

Pie baker, soup maker. Petter of cats, wrestler of dogs. Road trip queen. Pedaler of bicycles. Visiter of grandmothers. Harbinger of cheer. Devourer of books. Ellen Lekostaj aspires to get her motorcycle license, teach her old dog new trick #38, and tell you a story about that one time where everything fell to pieces and all she could do was laugh. More from this author →