Live Comedy, Literary Readings and Rock ‘n’ Roll Kick Off the New Year
Make the long, cold winter more bearable with weekly happenings at Cafe Wha Who?, River North’s hippest coffeehouse and lounge. Warm up with Italian coffee drinks, spirits and a menu of globally inspired small plates, paired with live comedy events, readings from local writers and rock music throughout January.
Razzmatazz Comedy Showcase
Every Wednesday (January 6 through February 10); 8:30-10 p.m.
Forgo stale sitcoms and see local comedians light up the stage at Cafe Wha Who? every Wednesday night from January 6 through February 10. Presented by The Edge Comedy Club (www.theedgecomedyclub.com) and hosted by Chicago comedian Dave Odd, the Razzmatazz Comedy Showcase events will feature nine stand-up comics each performing five- to 10-minute sets. Drink specials include $3 Miller High Life bottles, $4 Amstel bottles and $5 Absolut cocktails.
Last Evenings on Earth
Friday, January 15; doors 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.
This live event on Friday, January 15 will highlight local literary illuminati reading from recently published works. On the roster are renowned Chicago writers Thomas Mundt (www.dontdissthewizard.blogspot.com), Amy Guth (www.guthagogo.com), Ramsin Canon (www.gapersblock.com/merge/author/rc/), Heather Momyer (www.robotmelon.com/issuenine/hmomyer.html) and Mike Zapata. Drink specials include $3 Miller High Life bottles, $4 Amstel bottles and $5 Absolut cocktails.
The Dyes and Th’ Empires
Saturday, January 16; doors 9 p.m., show 9:30 p.m.
Live garage rockabilly takes over Cafe Wha Who? on Saturday, January 16. Local rockers The Dyes (www.myspace.com/thedyes) will join forces with Indiana-based Th’ Empires (www.myspace.com/thempires) for a night of rat-a-tat-tat rock ‘n’ roll. Drink specials include $3 Miller High Life bottles, $4 Amstel bottles and $5 Absolut cocktails.Cafe Wha Who? 228 W. Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60654 312.475.1820 cafewhawho.com