SUN 5/19 •12PM-4PM

Join us for an afternoon of community and shopping featuring a group of local makers!

• jewelry by ThinkUnique
• prints, leather goods, & accessories from Andstudios
• art, apparel & prints by Line + Shade
• all-natural bath & beauty products from Gold Child Beauty
• thrift & vintage from Antik Chicago
• metal & gemstone jewelry by Allison Mooney Design
PLUS, typewritten poetry on demand from Poems While You Wait (


TUES 5/21• 6PM

how to be on your phone and not hate everything: a critical, community dialogue around phones, apps, and social media platforms

The work we do has increasingly crept into personal spaces, leaving us all wondering if work-life balance can really exist. This is felt especially hard for those of us whose work takes place exclusively on our phones. Join us for a workshop examining the phone as an environment we live and work within and our relationships to the social media platforms we use increasingly in both our personal and professional lives.

Featuring Amelia Hruby & Taylor Elise Morrison

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SAT 5/25•8PM

KINSHIP is a safe space for young, queer artists (prioritizing those of color) to gather and showcase their art. Especially since most shows and venues in Chicago are 21+. Every show we curate a new lineup and ask our performers to respond to a theme through whatever art form they’d like. This month's theme is NEW BEGINNINGS.

Join us for an evening of singing, drag, dancing, and spoken word all by QUEER POC!

$5 Suggested Donation


THUR 5/30•8:45PM

Grandma’s House is a poetry show and open mic tucked in the magical confines of The Martin.

Hosted by Chicago poet and self-proclaimed Grandma, Caroline M. Watson, Grandma's House is Chicago's coziest poetry show. Come on out to perform some of your work or to watch our featured poet. It’s just like being in your Grandma’s living room, only with fewer mothballs and more earth-shattering poetry.

This month's feature poet is Billy Tuggle!

Doors at 8:00 // Open mic sign-up starts at 8:30 Show starts at 8:45

$5 Suggested Donation with a Cash / Venmo bar at The Martin for your enjoyment.