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Events Wed Aug 28 2013

We Need the (Tuesday) Funk, Gotta Have that (Tuesday) Funk

funk.jpgWith a monthly lineup as lovingly crafted as its host establishment's beer list, there is always something to love at Tuesday Funk... whether it's the fiction, the essays, the booze, or some combination thereof. Your hosts William Shunn and GB's own Andrew Huff keep the crowd entertained with poems about dogs and Chicago-themed haiku, and did I mention there's beer? This is Hopleaf, after all.

September's lineup includes Aleksandar Hemon, MacArthur Genius and acclaimed author of The Book of My Lives, as well as Virginia Konchan, Lania Knight, Norman Doucet and series co-host William Shunn.

Tuesday Funk is on Tuesday (duh), September 3, and the first Tuesday of every month, at Hopleaf Bar, at 5148 N. Clark St., upstairs lounge. Show starts at 7:30 pm and is free. You must be 21+ to enter. Insider tip: the doors open at 7:00 pm, and you may just want to show up early to get a good seat. Readings are often standing room only.

Image courtesy of the Tuesday Funk website

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