Tuesday Funk : Reading # 39
            

With only four more days until our December 6th reading, we want to remind you how Tuesday Funk can transport you out of a cold and dreary Chicago winter to magical places like a summer in Paris. In this segment from our November 1st program, Suzanne Clores reminds us that the best-laid plan is sometimes no plan at all...

And if you want to tag along on more great adventures like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, December 6th, when we present Jody Lynn Nye, John Klima, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, and Emile Ferris!

            

Thanksgiving is a short six days away, and Tuesday Funk reader Laura Stark is here to give you one more thing to feel thankful for. In this segment from our November 1st program, she gives us reason to look forward to family gatherings that can't possibly be as awkward as this one...

And if you want to feast on more great readings like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, December 6th, when we present the stellar lineup of Jody Lynn Nye, John Klima, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, and Emile Ferris!

            

For your Monday edification, we dip back to our recent November 1st event at Hopleaf. The reading shared a date with Dia de los Muertos, and author Cesar Torres shared with us the transcript of a particular video blog he ran across on YouTube. A rather morbid video blog, that is...

And if you're dying for more great readings like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, December 6th, when we present the stellar lineup of Jody Lynn Nye, John Klima, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, and Emile Ferris!

            

If you're trying to figure out what to do for lunch on this fine Friday, Tuesday Funk is here to help! This past Tuesday night, Matt Wood whetted our appetites with his instructions on how to order the corned beef at Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen. In case you've always wanted to but were intimidated by the mustaches, let Matt tell you how to do it:

And if you're hungry for more great readings like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, December 6th, when we present the stellar lineup of Jody Lynn Nye, John Klima, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, and Emile Ferris!

November debriefing

            

POW! Greetings from standby jury duty. Yes, your humble co-host is doing his civic duty in Rolling Meadows, but it seems unlikely he'll be empaneled owing to that felony conviction way back when that we've sort of hinted around about before. But I digress...

The reviews are in! This week's Tuesday Funk has been called "the best Funk yet," by at least one recurring audience member. Were you there? What did you think? Don't remember much of the evening? Let me refresh your memory.

Returning Funker Cesar Torres started us off with a transcription of a Dia de los Muertos vlog post from Lady Death herself, and more dark, seasonal fiction. Matt Wood brought us a timely public service announcement, in setting forth the proper method for ordering a corned beef sandwich from the men with mustaches at Manny's Deli. And to finish out the first half, Funk veteran Suzanne Clores tantalized us with a section of her memoir about young women abroad in France without much money and without a plan.

After a break for beer and a poem about dogs (or was it? see below), Laura Stark favored us with a funny and painful memoir about breaking up during the Thanksgiving season. And to bring a widely varied show to a moody close, Funk mainstay J.D. Adamski brought us a dark and stylish tale from the brink of Chicago noir.

But don't worry if you weren't there. We'll be posting video of everyone's performances over the coming days and weeks, so watch this space. And of course Tuesday Funk will be breaking on through again on December 6th with great work from Jody Lynn Nye, Patricia Ann McNair, Hanna Martine, Emile Ferris, and John Klima, and yet another Poem By Bill.  It's our holiday present from us to you, so mark your calendar now!

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #39 is tonight!

            

Have a singular indefinite day! Tonight's the night! It's that one magical evening of the month when we convene Tuesday Funk, the monthly Chicago reading series where good writing and good beer mix. It's our 39th big episode, and we're bringing you five great readers—most of whom are crowd favorites who've graced our podium before—for the mere price of a delicious craft beer or two. How can you resist?

Our stellar lineup tonight includes J.D. Adamski, Suzanne Clores, Laura Stark, Cesar Torres, and Matt Wood, and we'll throw in one of our patented Poems By Bill for no extra charge. So "like" us today on Facebook, arrive early, grab a beer from the bar, and get set for a terrific and challenging evening of entertainment. And don't forget to "drive safeley"!

Hopleaf is at 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The reading begins at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. The lounge opens at 7:00 pm. Arrive early for a seat!

As always, the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf is cash-only and 21 and over. Remember also that no food can be brought in from the restaurant.

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Tuesday Funk #39: November 1st

            

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Hungry to gorge yourself on a literary feast of epic proportions? You'll be giving thanks for the veritable cornucopia of goodness we bring you in November, as Tuesday Funk serves up mouth-watering offerings from the likes of Suzanne Clores, J.D. Adamski, Matt Wood, Cesar Torres, and Laura Stark. And we'll have dozens of varieties of cold beer on hand to wash it all down.

Tuesday Funk convenes again Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, carve yourself out some space in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which later this fall will feature the likes of Jody Lynn Nye, John Klima, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, Debbie Sue Goodman, and many more. You won't want to miss a single delicious dish.

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

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