December 2019 | Tuesday Funk
December 2019

Tuesday Funk #135: January 7, 2020


It does not feel real putting that year up there. Here we are, talking about our first show in THE DISTANT FUTURE ...except it's next month. We are in fact living in a time beyond Blade Runner. Who would have guessed that live lit shows would be so popular in this dystopian age?

Join us as we host our 135th episode of Tuesday Funk on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020(!)in the upstairs bar at the Hopleaf in Andersonville. The show will feature readings by Dmitry Samarov, Darshita Jain, Michael Palmer, Maggie Queeney and Cameron McGill. Andrew Huff and Eden Robins cohost.

As always, admission to Tuesday Funk is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (tables tend to fill up fast, so don't be late!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook, and while you're there, go ahead like and follow us so you get our announcements in your news stream. Trust the algorithm. Obey the algorithm. See you in 2020!

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December 2019 Debrief


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With memories of Thanksgiving feasts still fresh in everyone's minds, Chicago's favorite eclectic monthly reading series assembled in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf on Dec. 3 for Tuesday Funk's last show of 2019.

We kicked the night off listening to Anne-Marie Ooman share a poem she wrote for Lake Michigan Mermaid: A Tale in Poems (which she cowrote with with Linda Nemec Foster) and a story about Catholic school sex-ed from her memoir Love, Sex and 4-H. Next, Rachel Cromidas read an essay about not getting the traditional post-breakup haircut, and what that's meant to her. Then Ruth Kaufman read the opening scene from her novel My Life as a Star.

After an intermission during which we refilled our drinks and talked about the first half, Katey Schultz shared several excerpts from her novels Flashes of War and the new Still Come Home. Next, cohost Eden Robins offered a quick bit of satirical fiction, and finally Norman Doucet read an essay about the differences between race and culture.

Everyone had a great time, and promised to be back in 2020 for more. Want to join us? Your next opportunity is Tuesday, Jan. 7, when we'll feature readings by Dmitry Samarov, Darshita Jain, Michael Palmer, Maggie Queeney and Cameron McGill. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Funk #134 is tonight!


What better way to shake off the Thanksgiving sleepies than with some vigorous live lit! Tonight we're serving Ruth Kaufman, Katey Schulz, Anne-Marie Oomen, Norman Doucet, and Rachel Cromidas! Plus bonus hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins.

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. And check it out -- You can now order food from our bartender! See you there!

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Meet Our Readers: Rachel Cromidas


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Rachel Cromidas is a writer and editor in Logan Square. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and Buzzfeed Reader. She currently serves as an editor for Built In. She has performed in various live lit and comedy shows around Chicago, including 20x2, Ladylike and Bawdy Storytelling.

Please join Rachel and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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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, January 7, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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