Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally VP Debate and Much More!

First of all thank you to everybody for the "yuuuge" turnout yesterday. We filled the bar full of liberals and had a really fun time. Can't wait for the next debate, which is taking place next week on Tuesday, October 4th. We'll be starting at the same time, 7PM and we'll be at our usual place, O'shaugnessy's.

If you've not been to O'shaugnessy's before, it's located at 4557 N. Ravenswood and is walkable from the Montrose brown line and the Ravenswood metra stops.

Also, the day after the vice presidential debate (10/5), we'll be having our next Laughing Liberally event. We'll be at the Elbo Room, starting at 8PM, but you can get all the details about the event here: https://is.gd/yaUoOM

DEBATE WATCH TONIGHT!! (9/26)

Hey everybody, I just wanted to send out a quick reminder that we will be meeting tonight to watch the debate. It's probably going to be pretty packed, so I highly recommend getting there early if you want ensure you have a table and a good view of a TV.

We'll be getting started at 7:00 at our usual place, O'shaugnessy's Public House, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. It's a few blocks walk from the Montrose brown line stop and the Ravenswood Metra stop.

The debate will be starting at 8:00 and is expected to run until 9:30. Hope to see you there!

No Drinking Liberally Tomorrow (9/20)

Just a quick note that we are not meeting tomorrow. However we are meeting on 9/26 to watch the first Presidential debate. We'll be following up in the next few days with more details.

No Drinking Liberally This Tues, However There Is Laughing Liberally Wed 9/7!

Hey everybody!

We will not be having our normal DL meeting this Tuesday, however, fear not! Because this week marks the return of Laughing Liberally Chicago!

Here's the info:
Laughing Liberally Chicago
Wednesday September 7th, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Get more info and advance tickets here:
http://laughingliberallychicago.tumblr.com/

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 September 7th bill include: Sarah Manning, Audrey Jonas, and Kristen Ryan, as well as juggler Brad French and music from The Microphone Misfitz.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special interview segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is Maya Schenwar. Maya is the Editor In Chief at TruthOut and the author of the book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work And How We Can Do Better.

Hope to see you there!

Laughing Liberally Chicago Returns Wednesday September 7th!

With the 2016 Presidential election in high gear, with Donald Trump saying horrible and insulting things on a nearly daily basis, we need progressive laughs now more than ever. That's why we're excited to announce the RETURN of Laughing Liberally Chicago, a MONTHLY progressive political comedy show featuring some Chicago's top liberal and progressive comedians.

Here's the info:
Laughing Liberally Chicago
The First Wednesday Of Every Month
Beginning Wednesday September 7th, 8pm, $5
The Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Get more info and advance tickets here:
http://laughingliberallychicago.tumblr.com/

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 September 7th bill include: Sarah Manning, Audrey Jonas, and Kristen Ryan, as well as juggler Brad French and music from The Microphone Misfitz.

In addition to some of the finest progressive comedians Chicago has to offer, each Laughing Liberally Chicago show will feature a special interview segment with a local political figure, journalist or activist. This month's guest is Maya Schenwar. Maya is the Editor In Chief at TruthOut and the author of the book, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work And How We Can Do Better.

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Down Ballot Night (8/16)

We're going to have a special version of Drinking Liberally this week. Rather than talk endlessly about the Presidential race, we're going to try to talk about other elections going on that could be important to making this country more progressive.

So tomorrow night, come on out to Drinking Liberally with the name of a candidate that you think we should support. It can be a candidate for any office, anywhere in the nation, except the Presidency. Let us know why you think we should support them, who they are running against, etc.

If you don't have a candidate in mind, that's okay, you can still drink liberally!

We'll meet at out usual location, O'shaugnessy's Public House located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll be meeting in the back room and get things started at 7PM.

Hope to see you there!

No Drinking Liberally Tonight (8/2)

My apologies for the late notice, but we will not be meeting for Drinking Liberally tonight. Our next meeting will be at our usual time on August 16th.

Also, look for more details to come but we will be having a debate watch event assuming that the Donald doesn't find a way to weasel out. That first debate is on September 26th.

DNC Watch Party Thursday Night (7/28)

Hey everybody! We are going to be getting together again this week so that we can watch the DNC on Thursday night and see Clinton's acceptance speech. We'll be getting things started at our usual time, 7:00, at O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood.

We aren't sure how many people will plan to attend, so if you can please help us get a head count, but RSVP'ing to our event on Facebook, that'd be a huge help:

https://www.facebook.com/events/311996675801517/

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Thursday (7/21)

Greetings everyone! We will NOT be hosting DL tomorrow night, and instead will be having it this Thursday to coincide with the Republican National Convention, along with viewing the various speakers.

We will be starting at our usual time, 7PM, in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

No Drinking Liberally Tomorrow

Due to the 4th of July holiday, we will not be meeting tomorrow night. May you have a safe and liberal Independence day!