Grown Folks Stories

Grown Folks Stories™ - Chicago, IL

It's back!

For those of you who keep missing it and those who can't get enough of it, we're doing it again!

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!

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. They usually start the show at 8:00 pm. Usually, after the show, a good number of us head up the street to Bar Bar Black Sheep or Swig just across the street for a drink and maybe a bite to eat. I hope to see you there!

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  • Ray H.

    There were some really great, funny, heart-warming stories last night. Can't wait for the next one. I have more stories...

    3 · February 21, 2014

    • Victoria

      I think I liked your story the best!

      February 26, 2014

    • Henri B.

      Ray was a big favorite!

      February 27, 2014

  • Lael J.

    Great Event!! Pleasure meeting some of you for the first time. Hope to do it again!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Rosetta

    Wonderful Event! Can't wait until the next one, I'll most definitely be in the building!!

    February 21, 2014

  • Henri B.

    Great night for stories!

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Waunetka

    I couldn't stay the whole time but I enjoyed the stories I did hear.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • William

    Hi Looking to meeting new people

    February 20, 2014

  • Candice

    Wish I could make it, I have to work :(

    February 19, 2014

  • Mrz Certified A.

    Another engagement commitment already

    February 19, 2014

  • William

    Hi Looking to meeting new people

    February 17, 2014

  • Ray H.

    Is there a cover/tickets for this event?

    February 9, 2014

    • Jason W.

      $5 suggested donation collected at the door

      February 9, 2014

  • Ray H.

    THIS I gotta see. I have some stories...but they may be a bit much for this crowd.

    February 5, 2014

    • Henri B.

      Mmmmm, probably not.

      5 · February 5, 2014

    • kismet2013

      You have to see it, to believe it! :)

      February 6, 2014

  • Rosetta

    Can't wait!!

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • kismet2013

    I'm finally back in town and ready to commit :) Ya got me Henry, I'm IN!!! xoxo

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Mrz Certified A.

    Sorry maybe next time, just as email was posting I just secured spot on Odyssey cruise event.

    January 22, 2014

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