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737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661

Sun-Fri 11am-2am
Sat 11am-3am

LitMash - 5/4 8pm

When: 05/04/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

Chicago Slam Works
A whole new kind of slam where Chicago's literary elite battle for ultimate bragging rights!

Monday, May 4
Doors at 7:30, Show at 8
$8 cover

The Rules:

1. Genre is entirely open to interpretation and largely irrelevant. As long as what is performed was at some point written down, it counts. This includes poetry, comedy, essay, music, etc.
2. The order in which competitors perform will be decided by random draw.
3. Performers will be given 6 minutes (and a 20 second grace period) to wow the audience and the judges. Cues will be given to the performers to indicate time. At the 6:30 mark, the performer will be forced to leave the stage. No time penalties, just pack it up and walk.
4. The performances will be judged by 5 members of the audience on a scale of 1 – 10 on qualities such as performance, content, originality, and the “wow” factor. Judges are generally chosen at random and will be interspersed throughout the crowd.

The Details:
Building on the success of the perhaps the largest literary movement of the last century, the Slam, Chicago Slam Works presents a brand new type of show using the slam format. (Chicago Slam Works, by the way, was founded by Marc Kelly Smith, the same guy who founded the poetry slam some 28 years ago. We know a thing or two about slam.) Poetry slam has grown from a raucous bar show in Chicago to a sweeping and hugely popular format in dozens of countries throughout the world. In the last number of years, story slams and comedy slams have been popping up all over the country, led by organizations such as The Moth. There is perhaps no city in America that has a more vibrant literature and performance (”live lit”) scene than Chicago, bolstering an impressive stable of internationally recognized writers in the fields of poetry, music, creative non-fiction, and comedy. The LitMash looks to bridge the omnipresent gaps between these scenes and create the one show where the city's finest creators can square off in a highly entertaining curated slam unlike any other show out there.

Two Brothers Wobble Glass Giveaway

When: 05/06/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Join us Wednesday, May 6th @ 6:00PM as we tap Two Brother's Wobble IPA and take home a limited edition glass (while supplies last)!

The Moth - StorySLAM! Monday, May 11

When: 05/11/2015
Where: Drinking & Writing Theater

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Doors open at 5:00pm, Stories start at 8:00pm $8 cover.  Seating fills up quickly, so plan to be early!  The theme for May is Save.

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CCBW - Beerfly Alleyfight! 5/16

When: 05/16/2015

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The Beerfly Alleyfight is a pairing of homebrewed beer, home-cooked food, and homegrown art.

Each beer and food pair will be matched with a Chicago artist who will interpret the pair as they see fit...an interpretive jazz dance to go with a wheat beer and peanut butter and jelly sandwich...just for example, of course.

Throughout the day, the artists will present their pieces in the Beerfly Alleyfight boxing ring. Based on audience votes, awards will be given for Best Beer, Best Food, Best Art, and Best in Show.


#CCBW - Firestone Walker Meet the Barrelmaster! 5/16

When: 05/16/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Jeffers Richardson, Barrelmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing will be here with several of his barrel aged specialty brews! He'll be hanging out, answering all your burning questions, and being an all-around generally awesome guy ( and bringing some AMAZING beers with him!).  Join us, he'll be dropping by around 6pm!

Ridiculous Tap List includes - Barrel Works:
Bretta Weisse - Berliner style
SloAmbic - lambic w/ ollala berry (only 1 in Chicago)

Vintage Series:
2014 DDBA - imperial special bitter
Tequila Merkin - imperial stout in tequila barrels (only 1 in Chicago)
Helldorado - blonde barleywine
Anniversary XVIII - blend barrel aged

Pivo Pils
Opal dry-hopped saison

CCBW - Brewer's Brunch! 5/24

When: 05/24/2015

Join us starting at 11am for a little hair of the dog...Brunch is from 11am - 2pm.  3 courses for $25 plus tax and gratuity.  Chef McCoy is putting together an awesome menu - each course will be paired with a house beer

Call 312-638-0700 to make reservations!!!

Taste of Randolph - June 19-21

When: 06/19/2015
Where: Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Headed to Taste Of Randolph this weekend? Make Haymarket your pre and post fest hang. We open at 11 am each day!

Location & Hours of Operation

737 W. Randolph
(corner of Halsted & Randolph)
Chicago, IL 60661

Sun-Fri 11am-2am
Sat 11am-3am

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