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Monday, January 23
Every Monday starting at 9:00, Merkle's is hosting its Championship Open-Mic Comedy Night. If you can make people laugh at office's parties maybe you might have the skillz to do it on stage. Sign up to do a set at 8:30pm or show up at 9pm to watch. No cover charge! 3516 N. Clark Street
Come out to the Book Cellar for this month's installment of Essay Fiesta, with co-hosts Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. This month's readers include: WBEZ blogger and A.V. Club contributor Claire Zulkey; Actor, writer and director Jason Economus; Author and artist Michele Fitzsimmons; Writer Brandon Will; and Essay Fiesta super-fan Rachael Kossy. As always, the show includes a raffle with all proceeds going to the youth literacy organization 826 Chicago. Show starts at 7pm at the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln), and is free. For more information visit Essay Fiesta.
Tonight at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St.@ 8pm is the Moth StorySlam. Sign up to tell a story, or listen to others as they share their stories. Tickets are $8. Be sure to arrive early, seating is limited.
D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lincoln Park features its evening of Spanish wine and gourmet four course dinner tonight at 7:00 with Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga Winery as the host. Check out the write-up in Drive Thru for more information on the menu. Cost is $70 (excluding tip and tax). Call to reserve your spot. 2602 N Clark 773-883-5101