Top Five Things to Do This Week
EVERYPEOPLE WORKSHOP The Chicago-based Jazz Collective gather for their monthly night of music.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 11.14.12 through Tue 11.20.12:
festivals Chicago Food Film Festival
WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Caitlin Bergh, the stand-up comic and founder of the monthly story slam, The Funny Story Show. Bergh will perform with her comedy troupe at the Lincoln Lodge on 11/17 at 9.
“Friday after work, I’ll pester people with flyers for various comedy shows at the Belmont Red Line stop. I like flyering because it provides a fresh, weekly dose of rejection; it keeps me humble. Then I’ll head to The Lincoln Lodge, where I will work with a group of comics to transform the back room into a stage for comedy.
“I'll be doing the “On the Street” portion of the show this week, where I take a camera outside and interview innocent passersby. During the rest of the show, I'll be laughing loudly and eating waffle fries.
“Saturday, if I can find the money, I will take my girlfriend to brunch at Tweet, where I can pretend I'm a cool Chicago queer. I’ll probably wear a flannel shirt, but it will be cropped because I'm girly. I love Bloody Marys, but only at night, so I won’t order one. Later I’ll go for a run by the lake, just to see how deserted it is and complain, aloud to myself, that summer is gone. Before having drinks with friends at Joie de Vine, I might spend an hour Googling some of the great mysteries of the world, such as “how to be happy” and “are zombies real.”
“Sunday I'll try to hit an open mic where I’ll work on a new, funny story. Then I'll go see all of my favorite comedians at Entertaining Julia, a great variety show run by the Puterbaugh Sisters at the Town Hall. I'll eat veggie jerky, get a nighttime Bloody Mary, and laugh too hard because—great news!—it isn't Monday morning yet.” —As told to Elly Fishman
FREEBIE OF THE WEEK
parties Slo ’Mo
What better way to celebrate Barack Obama’s reelection than with the monthly slow jams dance party. Slo ’Mo celebrates Barack and Michelle with a pastiche of dusty grooves.
GO: 11/15 at 9. The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee. whistlerchicago.com
Photography: (Everypeople) John Sutton; (Bergh) Erin Nekervis