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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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  • Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...  0

    August 2nd Show

    Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...

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  • It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us!  Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.   0

    May Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us! Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.

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  • We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule. 0

    Thank You (Year End Recap)

    We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule.

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  • Ladies and gents, it's the night that's a year in the making. Join us for our Year-End Holiday Show on December 7th, featuring your Audience Favorite storytellers from 2014. The December shows are glorious. The potlucks are abundant, the stories are great, and the room is full of amazing people. Click to see your featured tellers and reserve seats now, as the event always sells out. 0

    Our Year-End Holiday Show on Dec 7th

    Ladies and gents, it's the night that's a year in the making. Join us for our Year-End Holiday Show on December 7th, featuring your Audience Favorite storytellers from 2014. The December shows are glorious. The potlucks are abundant, the stories are great, and the room is full of amazing people. Click to see your featured tellers and reserve seats now, as the event always sells out.

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  • We have an incredible lineup of featured storytellers for you on November 2nd. Founder of Jellyvision, Harry Gottlieb, CEO of BRIJ Fund Tequila Shabazz, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard are just a few. It's going to be a fantastic night. Please read on and reserve your seats at the link on the right. We are at Theater Wit on the 2nd where the slightly smaller venue sells-out quickly. 0

    November 2nd Show

    We have an incredible lineup of featured storytellers for you on November 2nd. Founder of Jellyvision, Harry Gottlieb, CEO of BRIJ Fund Tequila Shabazz, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard are just a few. It's going to be a fantastic night. Please read on and reserve your seats at the link on the right. We are at Theater Wit on the 2nd where the slightly smaller venue sells-out quickly.

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