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).