The 2023 Get-Together will take place at three stellar venues in Chicago's North Center neighborhood.
All three are within 4-5 minute's walking distance of each other. (In fact, two are located just over 200 feet apart!)
Please see below for details on each venue and what will be happening at each during the weekend.
Transportation and Parking
- The Irving Park Brown line is three blocks away.
- There is a free lot for 20 cars near Byron/Lincoln.
- A large metered lot is just a block south.
- Parking is free on many surrounding streets.
- Free parking on Lincoln Ave for Sunday!
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
(3905 N Lincoln)
Our opening session/performance on Friday night will take place at this classic Irish pub. On Saturday, from 9:00-9:00, the expansive upstairs space will be transformed into a suite of activity centers, quiet writing spaces, social lounges, reading rooms, and more. Every nook and cranny of this beautiful space will be filled with inspiration, prompts, and surprises. Come and go as you please. There is ample room to spread out and have the experience you desire. Saturday lunch and dinner will be served from their award-winning menu.
(3855 N Lincoln)
This legendary music venue has been making magic since 1994. We consider its stage hallowed ground, and are thrilled to be hosting our first ever event with them. On Saturday, Martyrs' will be the site of presentations and workshops from 9:00-5:00. Come and go as you please, or stay for all of the sessions. On Sunday, we'll have our culminating event, The Unslam, during which we will draw attendee names and get as many people on stage for a story as possible. There will be no scoring, but we'll draw a name from everyone who shared, and that person will have refunded their registration fee for the entire weekend. After the Unslam, we'll have a big pizza party to close the weekend out by 2:00 PM.
(1910 W Irving Park)
This artist-owned and created theater is a true treasure of the North Center neighborhood, dedicated to the enrichment of the community through art and the enrichment of art through the community. We are honored to have the use of their lovely, welcoming space for the inaugural Get-Together. On Saturday, Bughouse will be the site of a daylong open mic, from 9:00-5:30. Simply show up to the theater, write your name on the chalkboard, and when your name is called, you will have seven minutes to share anything you'd like, with zero pressure and 100% support.