Tuesday Funk : May 2018

Tuesday Funk #117: June 5, 2018


Spring is here, and the time is right for your favorite eclectic reading series! Join us for the 117th edition of Tuesday Funk, where we'll feature readings by Mark Rader, Sara Ross Witt, Joshua Landsman, Tracy Harford-Porter, and Elizabeth Gomez in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St.

As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (don't dawdle if you want a seat!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook -- and don't forget to like our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books.

Tuesday Funk #117, June 5 2018

Andrew's Haiku for May 2018


Spring was in the air and on cohost Andrew Huff's mind (among other things) at our May 1 show.

Seventy degrees
is most welcome in April
and late October.

Spring in Chicago,
and cats wait patiently for
windows to open.

Bill Cosby was brought
to justice after decades
for raping women.

Why is R. Kelly
still a working musician
despite all he did?

NRA bans guns
from its own pep rally, but
not from high school halls.

May 2018 Recap


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We had our own little spring festival at Tuesday Funk on May 1! Your favorite eclectic reading series started out with a short story by Rachel Z. Arndt, followed by witchy poems from Elizabeth Metzger Sampson. Felix Jung took us into the intermission with a short essay and a selection of poems.

After refilling our drinks, cohost Andrew Huff shared some of his topical haiku, then introduced Michi Trota, who shared an essay about racial representation in science fiction. Last but not least, James Finn Garner read an excerpt from one of his clown noir novels.

Did you miss it? We'll post video eventually, but in the meantime, plan on going to the Hideout on Tuesday, June 5, when we'll have readings by Mark Rader, Tracy Harford-Porter, Joshua Landsman and Elizabeth Gomez. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #116 is tonight!


Once you've basked in the first warm day of the year, come to Tuesday Funk for some great live lit! Featuring Rachel Z. Arndt, James Finn Garner, Felix Jung, Elizabeth Metzger Sampson, and Michi Trota! As always, Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will be hosting.

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat -- but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought up from the restaurant. See you there!

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Tuesday Funk

About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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