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Manic Mondays comedy showcase and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week

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Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice hosts the ongoing Manic Mondays comedy showcase. - COMEDY CENTRAL
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  • Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice hosts the ongoing Manic Mondays comedy showcase.

Flaunt your knowledge of the film Mean Girls and meet the writers behind the satirical site ClickHole at events happening this week. Here's some of what we recommend:


Mon 2/5:
Lauded stand-ups Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice and Marilee Williams host the weekly stand-up showcase Manic Mondays—one of the few on the south side. The stage is located at Frances Cocktail Lounge (307 E. 75th). 9 PM, $5

Mon 2/5:
The onetime revival of Mean Girls Trivia at Woodie's Flat (1535 N. Wells) tests your knowledge of the 2004 movie, written by Tina Fey and starring a pre-tabloid-sensation Lindsay Lohan. 7-10 PM, free

Tue 2/6:
Some of the city's leading black voices in media, like Ashley Ray-Harris of the A.V. Club and Erica Watson of Showtime's The Chi, lead a panel discussion on the topic of on-screen portrayals of Chicago's black community at Triibe Tuesdays. This chat takes place at Refuge Life (416 S. Clark). 7-11 PM, free

Wed 2/7:
Responding to the poem "Mexican American Disambiguation" by José Olivarez, this iteration of the In-Session discussion series at Threewalls (2738 W. North) hosts four Latinx artists to discuss Latinidad, the idea that shared characteristics among Latin American people can't be reduced to a single trait.

Host Danny Black (right) with coproducer Angela Vela. Their show, God, Sex, and Death Variety Hour, plays the first Wednesday of every month. - JAMES EMMENEGGER
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  • Host Danny Black (right) with coproducer Angela Vela. Their show, God, Sex, and Death Variety Hour, plays the first Wednesday of every month.

Wed 2/7:
On the first Wednesday of every month at Schubas (3159 N. Southport), storytellers from all walks of life discuss God, sex, and death at the appropriately named God, Sex, and Death Variety Hour. The Reader's Gwynedd Stuart called it ". . . a roller-coaster ride of an evening" when it began in 2014. 7:30 PM, free

Thu 2/8:
The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) hosts ClickHole Live: A Good Auction where writers from the satirical site regale the audience with stories and PowerPoint presentations. Who says comedy can't be educational? All proceeds from the accompanying art auction go toward Sarah's Circle. 9 PM, $10

For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.



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