open mic Archive

  • 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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  • We have a wonderful show in store for you on June 25th. Join us for a beautiful summer night of creative community, delicious food, and true stories told live by some of the most interesting, admirable folks we know. Click to read more about them. The show tends to sell-out, so if you plan to attend, reserve seats in advance. Link is on the right! 0

    June 25th Show!

    We have a wonderful show in store for you on June 25th. Join us for a beautiful summer night of creative community, delicious food, and true stories told live by some of the most interesting, admirable folks we know. Click to read more about them. The show tends to sell-out, so if you plan to attend, reserve seats in advance. Link is on the right!

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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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  • Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner! 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner!

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  • Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right. 0

    October 4th Show

    Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right.

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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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  • June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night. 0

    June Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night.

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