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  • Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. But we may have outdone ourselves with regard to convening excellent souls on February 25th. The purpose of Here Chicago is to bring great people together with a variety of perspectives. And if this line-up of featured storytellers is any indication of the goodness to come, we are all in for a stunner of a night. Join us for Chicago's most under-the-radar, over the moon joyful, least-reviewed, best-attended little miracle of a show that's ever sold out an 150-seat theater for 7 years straight. 0

    February 25th Show!

    Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. But we may have outdone ourselves with regard to convening excellent souls on February 25th. The purpose of Here Chicago is to bring great people together with a variety of perspectives. And if this line-up of featured storytellers is any indication of the goodness to come, we are all in for a stunner of a night. Join us for Chicago's most under-the-radar, over the moon joyful, least-reviewed, best-attended little miracle of a show that's ever sold out an 150-seat theater for 7 years straight.

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  • It was so, so good. Warm thanks to everyone who came to take the stage and listen to stories and share food with each other, and even witness Stephanie's and my gleefully absurd opening shenanigans. We loved being with you all, and can't wait to tell you who won Audience Favorite! Click to find out, and to see gorgeous photos from the night. 0

    December Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It was so, so good. Warm thanks to everyone who came to take the stage and listen to stories and share food with each other, and even witness Stephanie's and my gleefully absurd opening shenanigans. We loved being with you all, and can't wait to tell you who won Audience Favorite! Click to find out, and to see gorgeous photos from the night.

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  • Hello good fellows. Here Chicago rides again on December 17th, and we'd be overjoyed to have you with us. As ever, we offer a warm evening of diverse creative community. A bunch of great humans with a wide variety of perspectives coming together to enjoy the common grounds of delicious food and stories. If you bring a prepared dish for the potluck, your admission is free. Click to see more! 1

    December 17th Show!

    Hello good fellows. Here Chicago rides again on December 17th, and we'd be overjoyed to have you with us. As ever, we offer a warm evening of diverse creative community. A bunch of great humans with a wide variety of perspectives coming together to enjoy the common grounds of delicious food and stories. If you bring a prepared dish for the potluck, your admission is free. Click to see more!

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  • Great thanks to everyone who attended last night's show. It was wonderful gathering of creativity, courage, goofiness, and generosity. Click here for photos, podcast, Walk-Up Winner, and a wee article inspired by the night. 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Great thanks to everyone who attended last night's show. It was wonderful gathering of creativity, courage, goofiness, and generosity. Click here for photos, podcast, Walk-Up Winner, and a wee article inspired by the night.

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  • The next Here Chicago happens on September 24th! Click to read about our fantastic features, and for info on how to participate in the night. If you're joining us, use the link in the right-hand sidebar to reserve seats, as the show sells out. We can't wait to see you!! 0

    September 24th Show!

    The next Here Chicago happens on September 24th! Click to read about our fantastic features, and for info on how to participate in the night. If you're joining us, use the link in the right-hand sidebar to reserve seats, as the show sells out. We can't wait to see you!!

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  • Last night was wonderful. We are so grateful to all of our tellers for the care and craft that went into their stories. And equally grateful to our guests for bringing delicious, gorgeous potluck dishes, and for sharing their warm attention. Click to find out who our slam winner was, and to grab seats for June's show. 0

    April Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night was wonderful. We are so grateful to all of our tellers for the care and craft that went into their stories. And equally grateful to our guests for bringing delicious, gorgeous potluck dishes, and for sharing their warm attention. Click to find out who our slam winner was, and to grab seats for June's show.

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  • An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines. 0

    April 23rd Show!

    An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines.

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  • What we have in the way of features in February is just a room full of wonderful. Basically, if you want to be in the company of love, wisdom, impressive skill and unique knowledge, come on down. At Here, Chicago we try and mix things up by introducing you to people with a variety of perspectives and experiences. But February's features all have something in common, which is that they're some of the best and most interesting people we know. 0

    February 26th Show!

    What we have in the way of features in February is just a room full of wonderful. Basically, if you want to be in the company of love, wisdom, impressive skill and unique knowledge, come on down. At Here, Chicago we try and mix things up by introducing you to people with a variety of perspectives and experiences. But February's features all have something in common, which is that they're some of the best and most interesting people we know.

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  • Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes. 0

    Fall News & October Show

    Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes.

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  • Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition! 0

    August Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition!

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