Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

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/

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.