- Picnic in Lincoln Park
Let's read in the park. Bring your current August's club book or any other reading materials. This is an excuse to have a picnic in the park. Feel free to bring a blanket and a snack to share. We can meet in front of the Lincoln Park Conservatory at 2 PM and choose a good spot. There are free accessible bathrooms in the park as well. We can go afterwards for a cocktail if we'd like. Please RSVP: 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/
- 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/
- 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/
- 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!
- Trivia Tuesday - Jolly Pumpkin
Anyone good at trivia? Book related or not? Trivia is from 8:00 to 10:00 pm on Tuesdays at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery where we met in April. Let's meet at 7:30 pm before the trivia. 6 people to a team. More information: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/venue/757807025/trivia-at-The-Jolly-Pumpkin-Pizzeria-amp-Brewery We accept RSVPS only on our new website, check out all of the Chicago events: https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/chicago/
- May's Girly Book Club at 10AM
Let’s try brunch and Girly Book Club. Revolution is Illinois’ largest independently owned brewery. They are also known for their great brunch at their brewpub. Let’s meet right 10am when their doors open. Their menu is here: https://revbrew.com/visit/brewpub/menu RSVP here: https://unitedstates.thegirlybookclub.com/chicago/
- Comedy - The Kates!
The Book Cellar is a cute little bookstore with lots of great finds and a little cafe in Lincoln Square. Join us at The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with a local comedy team, The Kates! More information: https://www.bookcellarinc.com/event/kates-144 https://www.thekates.org This is a break from book club to try something new. You're welcome if you've come to a book club or never have. No need to RSVP on the GBC site this time.
- April's Girly Book Club at 6:30 PM
Girly Book Club finally leaves the Logan Square neighborhood for Hyde Park! Hyde Park, home to the Obamas, and south of the Loop. Hopefully the weather will be nice and warm by this time and we can eat outside. Or I can dream, either way, it's a nice thought. We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Jolly Pump Pizzeria and Brewery. They serve bar food, excellent pizza and have a long list of beers on tap, many of which they brew themselves. I love their sour beers if you've never tried one. They also have cocktails from alcohol they distill as well if you are not a beer drinker. This month's book is Fight or Flight by Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. Fight or Flight is a good contemporary romance for a light hearted read. No space limitations this time, come one and all. RSVP here: https://girlybookclub.com/chicago
- March’s Girly Book Club at 7:00pm
Girly Book Club returns to Logan Square at Webster's Wine Bar. They have an extensive wine list, with all kinds of wines from around the globe. Tuesday nights they have a wine on special so you can try something new at a lower price. Their food menu here if interested: http://websterwinebar.com/menu/ A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa is a memoir. The harrowing true story of one man’s life in—and subsequent escape from—North Korea, one of the world’s most brutal totalitarian regimes. RSVP please visit: https://girlybookclub.com/chicago/ You'll no longer be able to RSVP on Meetup.