Stories Archive

  • What an incredible night. Thanks to all who made it.  An exceptional group of 100 people came together to share generously and receive graciously. This was a powerful show. Click to read more, see images, hear the podcast, and find out who was picked as the Audience Favorite walk-up teller! 0

    November Recap and Walk-up Winner!

    What an incredible night. Thanks to all who made it. An exceptional group of 100 people came together to share generously and receive graciously. This was a powerful show. Click to read more, see images, hear the podcast, and find out who was picked as the Audience Favorite walk-up teller!

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  • Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon! 0

    October Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon!

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  • Join us for stories and potlucks this fall! The featured storytellers in October are excellent people with fascinating stories to tell. Read more about them here, and reserve your seats at the link on the right. Even if you bring a dish for the potluck and receive free entry, you do need a ticket. And since the event often sells out, it helps to secure your potluck or regular tickets in advance. See you soon! 0

    October 5th Show

    Join us for stories and potlucks this fall! The featured storytellers in October are excellent people with fascinating stories to tell. Read more about them here, and reserve your seats at the link on the right. Even if you bring a dish for the potluck and receive free entry, you do need a ticket. And since the event often sells out, it helps to secure your potluck or regular tickets in advance. See you soon!

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  • Fascinating people are coming to tell you stories on August 3rd. On this night, we'll bring you true stories told live by world-renowned painter and assemblage artist Esperanza Gama, founder of the Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund, Mike Holman, Chicago graffiti artist, muralist and illustrator Rahmaan Statik Barnes, Writer & Performer Keith Ecker, and award-winning Storyteller Lily Be. Click to read more, and reserve seats in advance! 0

    Our August 3rd Show

    Fascinating people are coming to tell you stories on August 3rd. On this night, we'll bring you true stories told live by world-renowned painter and assemblage artist Esperanza Gama, founder of the Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund, Mike Holman, Chicago graffiti artist, muralist and illustrator Rahmaan Statik Barnes, Writer & Performer Keith Ecker, and award-winning Storyteller Lily Be. Click to read more, and reserve seats in advance!

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  • Take a look at the beautiful lineup of storytellers we have for you on July 6th. A social entrepreneur and futurist, a professional sailor and humanitarian clown, a beloved Chicago improvisor and improv teacher, Stoop Style Stories co-producer, and the most devastating folk duo we know. Their combined brilliance may be blinding, so we'll be there with shades on. If you want to be too, grab tickets on the right. They go fast. 0

    Our July 6th Show

    Take a look at the beautiful lineup of storytellers we have for you on July 6th. A social entrepreneur and futurist, a professional sailor and humanitarian clown, a beloved Chicago improvisor and improv teacher, Stoop Style Stories co-producer, and the most devastating folk duo we know. Their combined brilliance may be blinding, so we'll be there with shades on. If you want to be too, grab tickets on the right. They go fast.

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  • Last night was a lively night of storytelling; funny and honest and bold and well-told. This group of storytellers raised the bar and polished it to shining. Click to see beautiful photos from the night, listen to the podcast, and read about the good things that took place, and that are coming. Our next show is on June 1st, and tickets are available at the link on the right. 0

    May 4th Recap and Walk-up Winner

    Last night was a lively night of storytelling; funny and honest and bold and well-told. This group of storytellers raised the bar and polished it to shining. Click to see beautiful photos from the night, listen to the podcast, and read about the good things that took place, and that are coming. Our next show is on June 1st, and tickets are available at the link on the right.

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  • Here's the Story has been in the world for three years. Every first Sunday, 150 artists and thinkers from all different disciplines and backgrounds convene to share true stories, home-cooked meals, and warm attention. On the 4th, Shannon Cason, Angela Vela, EZ, and Nate Parkes join us to celebrate. Ian Belknap joins Janna as co-host, and special guests Pixihammer Press will be hammering out custom love and hate letters in the lobby before the show. It's going to be a great night of creativity and community. Reserve seats now, and make it even greater with your presence. 0

    Our Anniversary Show on May 4th

    Here's the Story has been in the world for three years. Every first Sunday, 150 artists and thinkers from all different disciplines and backgrounds convene to share true stories, home-cooked meals, and warm attention. On the 4th, Shannon Cason, Angela Vela, EZ, and Nate Parkes join us to celebrate. Ian Belknap joins Janna as co-host, and special guests Pixihammer Press will be hammering out custom love and hate letters in the lobby before the show. It's going to be a great night of creativity and community. Reserve seats now, and make it even greater with your presence.

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  • Here's the Story last night was full of strong, bright energy. Maybe it's a springtime thing, but the stories were roundly vibrant and well-told, the food was amazing, and the sold-out house was enthusiastic and wide-awake. Click below to see gorgeous photos, hear the podcast, and read about the night. And reserve tickets on the right for our 3rd Anniversary show on May 4th! It's been an amazing three years, full of changes and growth. Join us on the 4th for a celebration of what's been and what's to come. 0

    April Recap and Walk-Up Winner

    Here's the Story last night was full of strong, bright energy. Maybe it's a springtime thing, but the stories were roundly vibrant and well-told, the food was amazing, and the sold-out house was enthusiastic and wide-awake. Click below to see gorgeous photos, hear the podcast, and read about the night. And reserve tickets on the right for our 3rd Anniversary show on May 4th! It's been an amazing three years, full of changes and growth. Join us on the 4th for a celebration of what's been and what's to come.

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  • Some of the best storytellers and best people we know are coming to tell you true stories on April 6th. To make the night perfect, polish up a story of your own and bring it down to share! Click below to read about April's show, and click the link on the right to get tickets. Here's the Story tends to sell out, and this show in particular is a-buzzin'. If you are joining us in April, we MIGHTILY recommend reserving your seats ahead of time. Potluck ticket option available. 0

    April 6th Show!

    Some of the best storytellers and best people we know are coming to tell you true stories on April 6th. To make the night perfect, polish up a story of your own and bring it down to share! Click below to read about April's show, and click the link on the right to get tickets. Here's the Story tends to sell out, and this show in particular is a-buzzin'. If you are joining us in April, we MIGHTILY recommend reserving your seats ahead of time. Potluck ticket option available.

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  • We apologize for testing your love for Here's the Story with every single Important Pop Culture Event, weather disaster and day-after-a-national-holiday in the past 6 months! We haven't done it on purpose. For those of you who've had to miss first Sundays, photos, podcast and Audience Favorite walk-up teller are here. March's show was beautiful, and even on Oscars night, the house was packed. Click away to see more about it, and reserve seats for April at the link on the right. 0

    March Winner and Show Recap!

    We apologize for testing your love for Here's the Story with every single Important Pop Culture Event, weather disaster and day-after-a-national-holiday in the past 6 months! We haven't done it on purpose. For those of you who've had to miss first Sundays, photos, podcast and Audience Favorite walk-up teller are here. March's show was beautiful, and even on Oscars night, the house was packed. Click away to see more about it, and reserve seats for April at the link on the right.

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