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Grown Folks Stories

Grown Folks Stories™ - Chicago, IL

It's back!

Local storyteller Cara Brigandi hosts no-notes tales by amateur and professional storytellers. Drop your name in the hat for a five-minute turn at the mic. Most stories are light and entertaining to downright hilarious, while others can be very sobering and heart-felt. Come on out with us to hear some great unscripted tales from the lives of everyday people or maybe get up to tell a story of your own. It's always a good time!


The show is free, but they ask for a $5 donation. They have a start time of 7:30, but that's usually when they start accepting names for those telling stories. It is a BYOB event, too. So bring whatever spirits or drinks you like. And if you get there after 7:40, you might want to bring your own chair. After that time, standing room only remains. Look for me! I'll be standing near the front seating toward the back of the room.They usually start the show at 8:00 pm. Usually, after the show, a good number of us hang out in the area for a drink and maybe a bite to eat. We may just skip across the street to Swig, where it will be less crowded. Bar Bar Black Sheep was the last spot we hit. I hope to see you there!

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  • Jason W.

    Good time as always!

    June 24, 2013

  • Joseph S.

    Always a fun time !!

    June 21, 2013

  • Erica


    June 20, 2013

  • Sherice C.

    Watching the game as well with last minute babysitter canceling

    June 20, 2013

    • Benji

      Same boat no sitter. Enjoy everybody!

      June 20, 2013

  • Eddie

    I love these grown folks stories. Unfortunately it falls on a game night.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to attend. I live in this area, but don't want to walk back at night......if parking is a problem (as it usually is), I won't make it. I'll try.....

    June 20, 2013

  • Jasmine

    Im not sure what to expect

    June 19, 2013

    • J. A.

      Expect the unexpected. People get 5 minutes on the mic to tell WHATEVER (add bold and underline whatever) life story they choose to share. It's usually hilarious and/or shocking, but sometimes thought provoking, heart-string tugging or just something to make you smile. Either way, always entertaining. The story telling is towards the back half of the store, but the place WILL be packed to the front door, so get there early enough to get a seat if not bringing your own. The group usually goes across the street or down a couple blocks to the "after party" for a bite to eat afterwards. That's the night in a nutshell, enjoy!

      1 · June 20, 2013

  • Dede D.

    Change of plans..Spurs winning tonight..promise to attend an event soon!

    2 · June 20, 2013

  • Shaun-Tiffany

    I have to see Game 7. Will certainly try and make the next one.

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like an interesting event. Aww, wish I cud but picked up an evening shift for the week :(

    June 19, 2013

  • Pamela D. B.

    Sorry, there's a Game 7.

    3 · June 18, 2013

  • Benji


    June 17, 2013

  • Jevonne

    I've been waiting for this event again was unable before due to work schedule. Can't wait

    June 6, 2013

  • Sherice C.

    Looking forward to attending my 1st meetup in this group!

    May 24, 2013

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