Upstairs Gallery Chicago

You like Art? You like Performance? SO DO WE
Located in the thick of Andersonville, The Upstairs Gallery is a spot for creative endeavors of all kind!

Feel free to reach out for more information:
upstairsgallerychicago@gmail.com

5219 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Tonight! Yellow Belly in Your Town at the Upstairs Gallery!

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Tuesdays April 8, 15, 22, 29 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Yellow Belly is spending Tuesdays in April taking audiences home with our signature form, Your Town. Based on an interview with an audience member about their hometown and the latest headline from that town’s newspaper, Yellow Belly improvises a world based on small-town politics and characters.

We’ll be joined by an Upstairs Gallery house team and special opening groups each week. This week,

  • Shock T’s
  • Hat
  • Yellow Belly!

Yellow Belly is Gina DeLuca, Mike Jimerson, Damian Anaya, Kyle Miller, Jen Burns, and Kyle Chorpening.

 (Facebook Event)

Upstairs Gallery Bulletin #149 (4/21-4/27) “Jangleheart Announced! Save the Date!”

Last week was a big one! On Weds we announced the dates for this years JANGLEHEART CIRCUS (August 21, 22, 23.) On Friday we hosted the folks from Balimtores WHAM CITY at our monthly Goofballs show. THEN on Saturday/Sunday Alex got Ice Cream from Andersonville institution George’s BOTH NIGHTS. So as you can see truly massive week. How do we follow a wake like that up? WHY WITH MORE FUN SHOWS and this week there are some way fun shows. Check out the below for all the deets.

#1
Jangleheart Circus 2014!!!
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  • August 21, 22, 23 @ The Den
  • 4 stages (we added another!)
  • $25 for a single pass, $60 for a 3 day pass

Some dates to mind:

  • Initial Lineup released on May 1st
  • Registration starts May 1st and closes May 31st
  • Tickets go on sale July 1st
  • Full schedule released on July 15th

(Website)

#2
Mondays in April - Uh uh. No Shows.

#3
Yellow Belly in Your Town at the Upstairs Gallery
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Tuesdays April 8, 15, 22, 29 - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Yellow Belly is spending Tuesdays in April taking audiences home with our signature form, Your Town. Based on an interview with an audience member about their hometown and the latest headline from that town’s newspaper, Yellow Belly improvises a world based on small-town politics and characters.

We’ll be joined by an Upstairs Gallery house team and special opening groups each week.

Yellow Belly is Gina DeLuca, Mike Jimerson, Damian Anaya, Kyle Miller, Jen Burns, and Kyle Chorpening.

 (Facebook Event)

#4
Listin Up Turns 1 Year Old! WOOOOOOOOO!
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Wednesday April 23rd - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

One of our favorite gallery shows is turning 1! Improv and stand up collide in this show unlike any other in Chicago produced by Dan Friesen (The Comedy Evening) and Daniel Shar (Phat Beethoven). Each show, Friesen books three of his favorite comedians to do improvised stand up based on set lists created by the audience on their way into the theater. Concurrently, Shar books enough of his favorite improvisers to form three different mash-up groups to each use the preceding stand up’s actual set list from a recent show as their source material for an improv set.

It’s off the cuff stand up, and off the list improv and it is one year old!

(Facebook Event)

#5
UG House team productions presents “The New VENKMAN”
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Thursday April 24th - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

UG house team venkman has been having some problems. And not to be airing their dirty laundry but it looks like they’re seeing other people. Lucky for you they’re going to show off their new people in front of each other this Thursday. So stop by to see a set from 4 BRAND NEW VENKMANS, each one featuring one of the original venkman players.

Should be the tops!

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Upstairs Gallery House Team Night April 2014!!! EVEN MORE OVER WINTER!!!!!
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Thursdays - April 3, 10, 27, 24 - 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

WE WERE OVER WINTER IN MARCH. NOW WE ARE EVEN MORE OVER WINTER AT THE START OF APRIL. Hopefully by the time April ends we can look at this event name and sort of laugh. “oh man! it’s so nice and warm now! i don’t even remember when it was cold!” So lets look foward to that. Come watch the seasons CHANGE with us each week with improv from two Upstairs Gallery House Teams and one quest team!

4/24 - Fanny, Feldmanowski, Mandy Patinkin/Patti Lupone (Steph Cook and Joey Romaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(Facebook Event)


#7
SICK ADVENTURE XXXIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Friday - April 25th - 8:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Our monthly show/party. Stay tuned for lineup.

(thanks to Kaitlyn Jeffers for the great art!)

(Facebook Event)


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Eisbär SATURDAYS!image

Saturday April 12, 19, 26 - 8pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

The boys are back in town! Improv from Eisbar other stuff from other people! New show every week….

4/26 Eisbär SATURDAYS

  • Eisbär closes out April with a night of stories.  Featuring monologues from some of Chicago’s talented young storytellers, and improv from Eisbär.

(Facebook)

#9
Adam Cole Goodbye Show!
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Saturday April 26th - 10:30pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

He’s moving to NYC, so his buddies are putting together one last show. In the words of Sam Watters…..

  • It’d be phat Beethoven, some mashups of people who were on teams with Adam over the years, and maybe some cake

#10
Sundays - No Shows!

#11
-WORKSHOPS- No updates! 
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#12
Upstairs Gallery PODCAST - check out past episodes!UGP Episode 3

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Gallery Submission Process!

  • Fill out the form located HERE. We’ll let you know at least a month in advance. Additional questions? email us! upstairsgallerychicago@gmail.com

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See you soon!

xoxo,

-Alex

Tonight LATE! JA BLESSED: A solo show by Ryan Asher

Saturday April 19 - 10:30pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Ryan? She dead. She done died, and now she in heaven. Y’all, HEAVEN IS CRAZY. So grab your halos my babies and fly on up to the Upstairs Gallery to pay your respects at her her ONE night only ONE woman show.

(Facebook Event)

Tonight! Eisbär SATURDAYS!

Saturday April 12, 19, 26 - 8pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

The boys are back in town! Improv from Eisbar other stuff from other people! New show every week….

4/19 Eisbär SATURDAYS

  • This week Eisbär presents a special preview of their new 2-person show, “Monomyth.”  With special guest, UG House Team CupBoard Boys!

(Facebook)

Tonight LATE GALLERY CLOSED FOR: Goofballs United Vol 4: The Steamroller and Upstairs Gallery present WHAM CITY!

Friday||April 18th||11pm||$7|| @ The Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Ave

Upstairs Gallery and The Steamroller team up to bring a night of cross disciplinary comedy. Sketch. Standup. Improv. All that fun stuff. Join us!

Very excited to host special guests Wham City Comedy!
"Fresh off their Adult Swim debut, celebrated arts collective Wham City is embarking on a month-long multi-media comedy tour of the East Coast and Midwest United States this April.

The Baltimore group’s tightest show yet, the Wham City Comedy Tour is a 75-minute multi-media performance featuring four alt-comedians offering up all original stand-up, videos, skits, and monologues.”

Volume 4:
Wham City Comedy *sketch*
The Puterbaugh Sisters *stand up*
UG House team - Dead$$$ *improv*

(PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS AT THE DEN THEATRE NOT AT THE GALLERY AND DEFF NOT AT SAKI)

((Also, the Den is not BYOB))

(Facebook Event)

Tonight! One Item!

Friday April 18th, 8pm Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

This ain’t your regular solo SNL 5 minutes show. We all create and perform our art a different way. Let’s see what will happen when everyone gets the same prop and starts getting real (the real world) . Each performer has around 10 minutes to do whatever they want with one prop.

This months prop is a full length mirror.

Performers:

  • Jeff Murdoch
  • Erin Thorn
  • Wes Perry
  • Greer Dworman
  • J Grant Collins
  • Molly Miller

Produced by: Katy Conroy

(Facebook Event)

TONIGHT LATE! Upstairs Gallery House Team Night April 2014!!! EVEN MORE OVER WINTER!!!!!

Thursdays - April 3, 10, 27, 24 - 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

WE WERE OVER WINTER IN MARCH. NOW WE ARE EVEN MORE OVER WINTER AT THE START OF APRIL. Hopefully by the time April ends we can look at this event name and sort of laugh. “oh man! it’s so nice and warm now! i don’t even remember when it was cold!” So lets look foward to that. Come watch the seasons CHANGE with us each week with improv from two Upstairs Gallery House Teams and one quest team!

4/17 - Formal Apology, Pizza Party, Dean Bravos 

(Facebook Event)

Tonight! TONIGHT IS FOR TOMORROW

Thursday April 17th- 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Cole Orloff will be returning to chicago and for one night only be performing with Patriac Coakley. It’s a Los Dos Dudes reunion! This doesnt happen that often. It’s actually his first time back. We are going to be taping the show! So I can watch it over and over and cry and cry. And you know for festival submissions.

Maari Suorsa will be hosting!

Gentleman’s Falcon and Bloodoath will be joining in on the hugs! Come give everyone hugs! Be a part of the hugs.

This is going to be a great night.

Tonight is for tomorrow guys…

(Facebook Event)

Here it is folks! SAVE THE DATES!
Jangleheart Circus is back for another year @ The Den Theatre! Some things to share:
August 21, 22, 23 @ The Den
4 stages (we added another!)
$25 for a single pass, $60 for a 3 day pass
Some dates to mind:
Initial Lineup released on May 1st
Registration starts May 1st and closes May 31st
Tickets go on sale July 1st
Full schedule released on July 15th
Check out the website to keep updated on all things JHC:http://www.jangleheartcircus.com/
Wooooooooooooooooooooo

Here it is folks! SAVE THE DATES!

Jangleheart Circus is back for another year @ The Den Theatre! Some things to share:

  • August 21, 22, 23 @ The Den
  • 4 stages (we added another!)
  • $25 for a single pass, $60 for a 3 day pass

Some dates to mind:

  • Initial Lineup released on May 1st
  • Registration starts May 1st and closes May 31st
  • Tickets go on sale July 1st
  • Full schedule released on July 15th

Check out the website to keep updated on all things JHC:
http://www.jangleheartcircus.com/

Wooooooooooooooooooooo