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WHAT sort of thing is it?
A monthly cabaret show mixing live music & spoken word performances, hosted by Dave Awl.
Who is this Dave Awl character, anyway?

WHEN does it occur?
The second Wednesday of each month, at 8pm.

HOW MUCH is it?
$5 or "pay what you can."
(That means you don't have to stay home because you're broke again, girlfriend.)

WHERE can it be found, in a geographical sense?
The No Exit Café, 6970 N. Glenwood (Morse el stop) in Chicago.

What is there to EAT?
Go ahead and show up hungry!
No Exit serves a full veggie-friendly café menu: There's usually one entrée (like veggie lasagna or pasta) plus sandwiches, soups & pastries, and all your favorite coffee drinks and other beverages (including my favorite, Green River sodas). The food is good and CHEAP.

WHAT ELSE can you tell me about

No Exit Café is a cozy, intimate space right near the beloved Heartland Café in Rogers Park. It's just off the Morse stop on the Red Line and there's free parking at Glenwood & Estes (two blocks north at the Trilogy parking lot).
Visit the No Exit Web page for more info!

What other FUN FACTS can you share?

  • The Partly Dave Show is always smoke-free!
  • The Partly Dave Show is always "Pay what you can!"
  • The Partly Dave show is never forced to land on water!
  • The Partly Dave show is rarely attacked by flying weasels!

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Not your everyday horse-frightening cabaret excursion.
More fun than a Winnebago full of lemurs.
Guaranteed not to stain or wrinkle.

Wednesday, July 9, 2003:

What is patriotism? Who gets to decide what is and isn't patriotic behavior? And is it unpatriotic to criticize one's country — or is it maybe just possible that true patriotism includes the duty to criticize one's country and its leadership when they go astray?

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Patriotically Incorrect

Because Patriotism Does Not Equal Silence.

"There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

An evening of dissent, in celebration of
the free expression our country is supposed to stand for.

Hosted by Dave Awl

Featuring performances by the mighty Schadenfreude,
poet Ken Hunt, schoolteacher lynne Shotola,
playwright Christopher Piatt,
and Karen Christopher (of Goat Island)

With live music by folksinger/comedian Kitko
and musician Chris Schoen (of Theater Oobleck)

(Plus a representative from the Illinois ACLU on hand
to register new card-carrying members!)

Wed. July 9 at 8pm
at The No Exit Café
6970 N. Glenwood (Morse el stop)
$5 or pay what you can

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Also at No Exit...

Be sure to check out Scott Free's fabulous Homolatte Cabaret (formerly known as Grinder) — "Queer Words and Music." The ever-lovable Scott Free hosts this showcase featuring first-rate GLBT performers each and every Thursday night. There's always one featured writer and one featured musician or band, and it's always a terrific show. See the Homolatte page for more info.

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