Alec Nevala-Lee at Tuesday Funk - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Tuesday Funk is Chicago's eclectic monthly reading series, bringing you a variety of fiction, poetry, essays, and other works, in all genres, read live by the authors. Our readings take place at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf Bar. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tuesday Funk is always free to attend, but only those 21 and over can be admitted.

Every episode of Tuesday Funk includes five readers, plus such regular features as our Haiku by Andrew. Personal essays, science fiction, verse—like your favorite magazine, you never know quite what you might get, but you know it'll always be interesting. Intermission gives audience members a chance to grab one of dozens of varieties of international beers, though our bartender will remain available to serve you throughout the reading. Start to finish, the program will last between 90 minutes and two hours.

Elizabeth Gomez at Tuesday Funk on June 5, 2018 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
If you'd like to eat in Hopleaf's dining room before the show, leave yourself plenty of time, since your food can't be brought into the upstairs lounge during the show.

Tuesday Funk was founded in 2008 by Connor Coyne as the official reading series of Gothic Funk Nation. Past hosts include Reinhardt Suarez, Hallie Gordon Palladino, Sara Ross Witt, William Shunn and Eden Robins. Our current hosts are Andrew Huff (since April 2013) and Erin Watson (since June 2024).

Hopleaf Bar is located at 5148 N. Clark St., just a few doors south of Foster. It is easily reached by public transportation and taxicabs are usually plentiful. Metered street parking is available. Meters run daily until 9pm.

By train: The Berwyn stop of the CTA's Red Line is an easy 6-block walk (stroll through the Lakewood-Balmoral historical district) or transfer to the #92 Foster bus when you get out of the station.

By bus: #92 Foster; #22 Clark (bus stops right across the street).

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.


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