- June's Girly Book Club at 6:30pm *New Member Induction at 6:00pm*
I am very excited to read some history, well historical fiction, in June! Radium Girls by Kate Moore is a well researched narrative on the lives of factory girls. As one amazon reviewer, Kasia Olm, put it, "The suffering, the indifference, the greed, the lies, the audacity... 90 years later it is still easy to imagine it happening over and over again." We will meet at the Long Room is a relaxed bar and coffeehouse with a large, rotating list of beers. Bring cash for the photobooth in the back. They have food provided by the Biscuit Man, a separate company with a food counter in the venue. We have a reservation for the long table at the left on the raised platform. Just walk straight through the bar. More on the book here: https://thegirlybookclub.com/book_reviews/radium-girls Please visit our new site to RSVP. https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/chicago/ We are thrilled to be launching a BRAND new website - as you've probably experienced our last site was pretty slow and cumbersome so we've taken on board A LOT of your feedback and made this one much quicker and easier to use. We hope you'll agree. If you do have any feedback please let us know [masked] and we hope you can join us at book club this month - just a reminder - we welcome new members every month and women of all ages are encouraged to join!
- 10 Things I Hate About You - Millennium Park Film Series
If you haven't been, Tuesdays in the summer, there is the Millennium Park film series. Let's watch a classic, 10 Things I Hate About You, based on the Taming of the Shrew. Extra points if you finish the Shakespeare play beforehand. I work close to the park so I will be there early with a large picnic blanket. Come one, come all, to watch a movie in the park. July 9: 10 Things I Hate About You Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Programmed in collaboration with Chicago Shakespeare Theater In an update of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, pretty and popular teenager Bianca Stratford cannot date unless her unpopular, rebellious older sister Kat does as well…thanks to their father’s rules. Thus starts the scheme to set Kat up with another rebel who may be able to win Kat’s heart. The cast includes Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. (1999, rated PG-13, 99 minutes) Details: https://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors/millennium-park/summer-film-series/ Please Note: There is no cost associated with this event. We accept RSVPS only on our new website, check out all of the Chicago events: https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/chicago/
- Poetry Slam - Green Mill Lounge
From 7:00 to roughly 10:00 PM there is a poetry slam at the Green Mill Lounge, rumored former haunt of Al Capone. Let's meet at 6:30 pm or earlier to grab a good table. Cover is $7 at the door. All drinks are cash only. The lounge doesn't serve food, we can get food before or after. Green Mill's Calendar event: http://greenmilljazz.com/events/7pm-10pm-uptown-poetry-slam-2019-05-12/ We accept RSVPS only on our new website, check out all of the Chicago events: https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/chicago/
- July's Girly Book Club at 6:30 pm
July's read is Less by Andrew Sean Greer, which I saw all over the airports of Chicago and New York on my trip recently! It's a Pulitzer Prize winner and supposed to be quite an amazing book. Let's discuss after reading at the Piggery's roof top bar. We have a reservation there, just go up the stairs on the far left and go out to the roof on the second floor. It's a sports bar in Lake View. Hopefully it will be an amazingly sunny day that will make us glad we live in Chicago. Here's a view by the San Francisco Chronicle: https://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/Less-by-Andrew-Sean-Greer-11300207.php RSVP here: https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/gbc/chicagos-july-girly-book-club/