Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally: An Electoral Wake, Tomorrow (11/15)

Join us tomorrow to discuss the outcome and possible fallout from Election night. We will be starting at our usual time, 7PM, in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood.

Drinking Liberally Tuesday (11/15): An Electoral Wake

I've had a couple days to process this and I'm still not sure what to do with what happened on Tuesday night. I'm sure that many of you are in the same camp. I know so many of my good friends that are somewhere between sad and angry about this.

So Tuesday night, I'd like to make Drinking Liberally a place for us to work through some of that. An electoral wake. We'll drink, we'll talk about what just happened. We'll remind ourselves that in spite of what just happened, we are a community. There are a lot of people out there who share our values and our vision for the country. We are not alone.

Also, if you're not a drinker, that's okay too. Buy a soda, maybe an app, and tip generously. You're all welcome. We might be "Drinking Liberally" but collective we are Living Liberally, and that's what it's all about.

Thanks!

---Steve

Drinking Liberally Election Night Party

This is it everybody. The end of the 2016 election season is upon us and we will soon know our fate. Does Clinton hold onto narrow polling leads and become the first female President of the United States? Does Trump manage to take over the country and found the new Republic of Trumpistan?

No matter the outcome, we will be at O'shaugnessy's Public House, starting at 7:00 PM, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll be there until we know who the President is and keep our fingers crossed that we'll have a more liberal Senate to boot.

Hope to see you there!

Laughing Liberally Chicago This Wed w/ Author & Historian Rick Perlstein Doing Stand Up!

Hey everybody!

We're less than a week until election night! We need progressive laughs now more than ever! Luckily, this Wednesday, we have Laughing Liberally Chicago! Here's the details:

Laughing Liberally Chicago
Wednesday November 2nd, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Purchase advance tickets here.
http://www.elboroomlive.com/event/1315087-laughing-liberally-chicago-chi...

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted by the comedy group The Accountants of Homeland Security, who include Matthew Filipowicz, Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis and Bob Rok.

Comedians on the November 2nd bill include: Elaine Phillips, Zach Zajac, Patti Vasquez,and Natalie Jose. As well as music from hip hop artist Bob Rok.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is historian and New York Times best selling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge, Rick Perlstein. Normally, we interview the guest, but this month, Rick will be performing a stand up comedy set! You don't want to miss it!

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Events for November

Hey everybody! Just wanted to send out a quick update to let everybody know what the Drinking Liberally schedule looks like for the next few weeks.

11/1 - No Drinking Liberally
11/2 - Laughing Liberally at 8:00PM at the Elbo Room
11/8 - Drinking Liberally Election Night Party at 7:00 at O'shaugnessy's
11/14 - Drinking Liberally at 7:00 at O'shaugnessy's

O'shaugnessy's is located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. The Elbo Room is located at 2871 N. Lincoln.

The Final Debate Tomorrow Night (10/19)

One last reminder for everybody that we will be hosting another debate watch tomorrow night. The festivities get started at 7:00 with the debate at 8:00. We'll be in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located 4557 N. Ravenswood.

For any updates on the event, and to RSVP, please go here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/171870929934212/

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Upcoming Schedule

Here's a quick list of the events we've got coming up:

10/19 - Wednesday - The final Presidential debate. Event starts at 7:00, debate starts at 8:00
11/1 - No Drinking Liberally (our usual meeting time)
11/8 - Drinking Liberally Election Night party

We'll have more details on the election night event later, but wanted to make sure everybody had it on their calendar.

Laughing Liberally Chicago With Rick Perlstein November 2nd!

Hey everybody!

Mark your calendars! The next Laughing Liberally Chicago will be less than a week before the election!
Here's the details!

Laughing Liberally Chicago
Wednesday November 2nd, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Purchase advance tickets here.
http://www.elboroomlive.com/event/1315087-laughing-liberally-chicago-chi...

Laughing Liberally Chicago is hosted by the comedy group The Accountants of Homeland Security, who include Matthew Filipowicz, Tim Grimes, James Bespalec-Davis and Bob Rok.

Comedians on the November 2nd bill include: Elaine Phillips, Zach Zajac, Patti Vasquez,and Natalie Jose. As well as music from hip hop artist Bob Rok.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is historian and New York Times best selling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge, Rick Perlstein. Normally, we interview the guest, but this month, Rick will be performing a stand up comedy set!

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Presidential Debate #2 (10/9)

Just a quick reminder to everybody that we'll be getting together for the second Presidential Debate of 2016 on Sunday night. We will be meeting at O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. The event starts at 7:00 and the debate kicks off at 8:00.

Also, we will have a special keg tapping for the debate. O'shaugnessy's has hooked us up will with a keg of 5 Rabbit's "Chinga Tu Pelo". If you're not familiar with it, this was the beer they used to exclusively sell at the Trump tower in Chicago. After Trump's comments about Mexicans, they decided to pull their beer, and repackage it as a political statement. You can read more about it here: http://boingboing.net/2015/07/02/chicago-brewery-renames-their.html

We will probably have the whole bar, given the large turnout at the first event. But we will definitely have sound in the back room. Just ask as you come into the bar, and they'll let you know the details.

VP Debate And Lots of Laughs This Week

We've got a very liberal week ahead for you with two big events.

First, tomorrow night (Tuesday), we will be hosting a Vice Presidential debate watch party. We'll be meeting at O'shaugnessy's located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We will be there at 7:00 and the debate starts at 8:00. For more details you can find the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1349194698438110/

On Wednesday, come to the Elbo Room to see the second Laughing Liberally of the year. Comedians on the October 5th bill include: Rebecca O'Neal, Prateek Srivastava, Kaitlyn Grissom and Marty DeRosa. We have a sketch from Kevin Gosztola. As well as music from feminist-garage-folk-duo, Rent Party.

Also, we feature an interview with a local activist each week. This week it is professional feminist, writer and mom, Veronica Arreola. Veronica is a contributor to the Bitch Media's 2016 campaign coverage and the author of the blog Viva La Feminista.

For more details, check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1093600324008879/