Get Up Get Out: June 19th to 26th

By In Our Words Staff


Wednesday, June 19th

  • Making Out, 8pm, Upstairs Gallery, 5219 N Clark, $5 suggested donation

It’s our last show at the Upstairs Gallery before we move to the Hideout! This month Wes will be telling true stories and singing songs, accompanied by Adam Cohen-Leadholm and Ros Howard.

Thursday, June 20th

After the main stage performance every Thursday and Friday, stay to hear Chicago’s literary all-stars read their stories, personal essays and commentaries. Live Lit is curated and hosted by Ian Belknap, founder and host of WRITE CLUB, which features a rotating lineup of Chicago’s most audacious writers/performers. This week’s GUEST HOSTS: Here’s the Story’s Janna Sobel and Guts & Glory’s Keith Ecker. This week: Solo in the Second City co-founder Carly Oishi and Erin Kahoa of all the dang Live Lit shows

Friday, June 21st

mACRES & brACREs is a one night show of performances from Chicago New Media artists. Each of these artists probe the depths of various forms of technology, bending, breaking and reconfiguring its mechanisms, signals, and data. These artists generate serendipitous connections, surprising images, and transformative sounds as the existing technology’s structure is teased apart layer by layer producing new signals which are presented in a live video feed. In each performance the structure of the signal is twisted and interrogated, held steady by the artists and hovering just before complete breakdown.

Saturday, June 22nd

Pridefest falls a weekend earlier this year! Click the link above for schedule details.

A queer dance party on the night between the Summer Solstice and the full Strawberry Moon. So celestial! So gay! $3 –> benefits the Chicago Dyke March! A grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. More info on the March and how you can support here:

It’s our monthly showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Music Box Theatre! June is pride month and what better way to celebrate than coming out to Rocky Horror! Gay, straight, bi, gender-queer… whatever! Come out and celebrate with your pals Midnight Madness! Come on out! Bring your friends, bring your enemies! Don’t snooze!

Sunday, June 23rd

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY: Transmission brings the post-punk energy of Joy Division to life. Front man Damon Locks evokes Ian Curtis as the band performs songs from Unknown Pleasures and Closer with some bonus favorites.
All proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Chicago, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music. Girls Rock! summer camps are open to girls 8-16 regardless of their ability to pay or play. More at

Monday, June 24th

Starting this month, Permanent Records is going to be a MONTHLY event! As always, bring your old blog posts, journal entries, despondent wood carvings, songs, poems, anything! There’s scarcely a more supportive crowd in the city of Chicago with which you could share such embarassing curios. HEAVEmedia features editor Dominick Mayer hosts. Sign up and mingle at 7, show at 7:30.

LEX·IC·A is a celebration of the ways in which we communicate with one another and the knowledge we share in this process. It seeks to explore the myriad of complex and beautiful ways we share, play, love, suffer and honor one another through performance work and strive to cultivate community. LEX·IC·A is an inclusive event for anyone interested in procuring dialogue and discourse through performance. Take risks, challenge norms, resist and thrive!
Tuesday, June 25th
Chicago’s queer community is so amazingly diverse that it can be difficult to include everyone on stage but for Pride, we want to include the entire rainbow with gay, lesbian, bi, straight, trans comedians who are black, white, Indian and Asian. On Tuesday June 25th at 8:30pm, join us as we welcome headliner Carey Callahan, host Adam Guerino and featuring Kellye Howard, Sapna Kumar, Joel Kim Booster and Michelle Rene Thompson. Portions of the proceeds from the show will go toward The Night Ministry’s The Crib, the only youth homeless shelter in Lakeview.

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