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! The Last Show at The Gallery…Ever!

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Tuesday July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Two UG house teams:

Feldmanowski and The Dirty Shame present an improv run at Upstairs Gallery! The show is inspired by and named after the fact that Upstairs Gallery is closing soon, but this is in no way the last show at Upstairs Gallery!

The shows are every Tuesday night in July at 8pm, featuring a different opening act every week!

Bring a friend and enjoy the Upstairs Gallery while it lasts.

  • Feldmanowski - Mike Marunowski, Joanna Feldman
  • The Dirty Shame - Lee Barats, Matt Barats

(Facebook Event)

Upstairs Gallery Bulletin #162 (7/21-7/27) “The First EVER delayed UG bulletin!”

As previously mentioned. Alex is out of town, and everyone else is bussssssssssssssssssssy (/alex did not ask them to do social media) so sorry about the delay. It’s the first time this has ever happened (don’t check on that)

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Jangleheart Circus 2014!!!
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#2
Mondayz - No showz!

#3
The Last Show at The Gallery…Ever
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Tuesday July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Two UG house teams:

Feldmanowski and The Dirty Shame present an improv run at Upstairs Gallery! The show is inspired by and named after the fact that Upstairs Gallery is closing soon, but this is in no way the last show at Upstairs Gallery!

The shows are every Tuesday night in July at 8pm, featuring a different opening act every week! Bring a friend and enjoy the Upstairs Gallery while it lasts.

  • Feldmanowski - Mike Marunowski, Joanna Feldman
  • The Dirty Shame - Lee Barats, Matt Barats

(Facebook Event)

#4
Wednesday’s in July NO SHOWS - we are going dark for the rest of the month! Let Walt and Caitlin keep their sanity!!!!

#5
Olio!
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Thursday July 10th and 17th - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

From the DEMENTED MIND of Phil Meister, comes a really cool little idea. Short plays by Improvisers/cool comedy people and then longer improv sets featuring the characters from these plays. So novel and fun you’ll forget IT IS DEMENTED AND WEIRD.

Stop by!

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Upstairs Gallery House Team Night July 2014!!! Alex is going to BRAZIL!!!!!!!!
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Thursdays July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - 10:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Alex is leaving for 3 weeks in Brazil. BUT THIS NIGHT GOES ON! Stop by for sets from 2 UG house teams and one guest team!

  • 7/24 - SHOCK T’s, Feldmanowski, Balls Forever
  • 7/31 - WiseSnatch, Lost Boys 69, Daddy Long Legs

(Facebook Event)


#7
SICK ADVENTURE XXXVI!!!!!!!!!! CAIT IS QUEEN!!!!
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Friday - June 27th - 8:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Cait will put this fun night together AND IT WILL BE FUN!

A mashup from Venkman and Cupboard boys and that is alllllll we know!


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LISTIN UP!

Saturday June 26th 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Dan Shar and Dan Freezen are MAGIC and we are sorry we forgot about this great show for a second. Improvisers improvise based on stand up’s joke titles and STAND UPS improvised based on audience suggestions. THE SHOW SO FUN WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOREVER.

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NO SHOWS SUNDAYS!

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-WORKSHOPS- No updates! 
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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

August @ Upstairs Gallery….

Hey folks, as you may know the Upstairs Gallery is closing up shop at 5219 N Clark st at the end of August. We’ve presently got no plans to open up somewhere else. SO August is pretty much it for us. We want to send the space off right, so…..

  • We’re going back to the 7 day a week schedule of 2011-2012 UG, so shows Monday-Sunday.
  • We’re looking to host 8pm and 10pm (or 10:30pm) shows every night of the week except Sunday.
  • In the middle of all this we have our festival Jangleheart Circus (http://www.jangleheartcircus.com/) so that week will be a little funky.

BUT, basically we’ve got more spots for you then ever before, AND we want to put up your stuff. Send us submissions OR email us directly at upstairsgallerychicago AT gmail.com.

Looking forward to sending this thing off right with all of you.

Best,

-UG

Tonight LATE! Goofballs United Vol 6: Sketch, improv, and standup comedy handpicked by The Steamroller and Upstairs Gallery

Friday||July 18th||11pm||$5|| @ 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!

Volume 6!
Sean White (Standup) 
Cupboard Boyz (Improv)
John Eisenrich (Sketch)
Big Trees (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)))

EVOLVE OR DIE: This summer we BURN DOWN THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW

thechrisgethardshow:

So I’ve been thinking a lot about The Chris Gethard Show lately. Its very existence. Why we started doing it. Why we’re doing it now. I’ve noticed a few things.

And it is time for us to BURN IT DOWN. It’s time for us to set a FOREST FIRE to this show, that might be the end of it but might just be the thing that allows new growth to happen.

In short, the motto for the rest of this summer when it comes to TCGS is EVOLVE OR DIE.

EVOLVE. OR. DIE.

That’s the new mantra. This thing has to grow, or it has to go. Those are our options.

This will be a community discussion and we’ll all find the best landing spot together.

Be prepared - a long manifesto is about to unfold below.

Here are some of my concerns. I’m sure you have your own:

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This is wild. So many parallels with the gallery.

Tonight! Playdate With Adam Schreck


Thursday July 10th and 17th - 8pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

Greetings Dear Friends, The time has come for another “Playdate with Adam Schreck.” Adam will be joined by a tremendously talented and funny friend for a little two-person improv. Fun opening groups as well!

A little acknowledge treasure from the gallerys history! DON’T MISS!