Get Up Get Out: February 6th to 13th

by: In Our Words Staff


Get Up, Get Out is a weekly calendar of LGBTQueer/live lit/often socially minded/always fun events in The Windy City.  If you of any we missed, please add them in the comments below or e-mail them to us at

Wednesday, February 6th

Q-Cafe is back for their first meeting of the semester! Come share and listen to stories, and discover individual paths to realizing personal truths. Special guests: {renarrativize}

Drink and listen to some stories told under the influence. Readers include Zak Mucha, (Heavyweight Champion of Nothing), Adam Guerino (founder and host of the Word Is Out lit series and the Queer Comedy showcase at Zanies), Tyler Coulson (Attorneys After the Crash) and Kindling Tales co-founder Jill Howe. Read more about RUI here.

In Persian with English subtitles, Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance graces the Columbia’s screen tonight. Watch the love affair of two 16-year-old Iranian girls develop amidst the subculture of Tehran’s underground art scene. Keshavarz’s film is  the winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Read more about the film at the link above.

  • February Queer Social Club, 9 PM, Archie’s Tavern, 2600 W Iowa St

The QSC is serving up some queer love and hot cider cocktails at their February edition at Archie’s. Stop by for some free love, popcorn, and great drink specials. Don’t forget to play some board games!

Thursday, February 7th

Story Club is taking over the Holiday Club this Thursday. As usual, open mic sign up starts at 7:30. Featured performers: Scott Whitehair and Claire Tibble.

  • Adults in Animal Hats: the Party, 9 PM, Big Chicks, 5024 N Sheridan Rd

What could be better than animal hats? Absolutely nothing. Join FKA for this cozy, plushy party. Animal hats are strongly encouraged.

Friday, February 8th

Five bands. One Swerp Mansion. One hell of a time. Check out all of these cool bands and help benefit Chicago Zine Fest all in the same night. Baked goods are also on sale. All proceeds go to Chicago Zine Fest. Find your way to the mysterious Swerp Mansion by emailing

Don’t miss the second night of this sketch comedy show. If you can’t make it this Friday, TGIAG runs every Friday in February.

Saturday, February 9th

  • Women of All Colors Art Show, 1 PM, Chicago Urban Art Retreat – The Liz Long Gallery, 1957 S Spaulding Ave

Art by women about their lives, about what concerns them, about issues they are dealing with and that they see people around them dealing with.

Three amazing Chicago bands are uniting for one epic night of music at the Burlington. Don’t miss out on all the awesome.

LOVE TRIANGLE is benefiting Sage Community Health Collective this month. Come feel out some queer love with the Queerer Park DJs and some great friends.

Sunday, February 10th

From the facebook event:

Caitlin Bergh, cast-member at The Lincoln Lodge and founder of The Funny Story Show, will be performing her new one-woman show, CHUNKS, every Sunday in February at Studio Be. The show, which debuted in January to rave audience reviews, details Bergh’s horrifically gross journey to find love as a sexually-repressed, reclusive & obsessive young adult. Coming out of the closet for Bergh is not just about figuring out that she wants to date women; it is about realizing that she is really, truly weird. In a series of charming and uproariously funny stories, Bergh weaves a tale of heartache, tragedy, and, ultimately, self-tolerance.

Monday, February 11th

 As if you could think of a better way to start your Valentine’s Day celebrations. 

Tuesday, February 12th

Queer up your Valentine’s Day and benefit Chicago Zine Fest. A list of featured performers are listed on the facebook event, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for you to participate! Anyone who wants to read a poem, sing a quick song, etc. has 3 minutes to do so. 🙂


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