If you’re looking for an evening to confirm that you’re in the right place at the right time, with warmth, smarts, teeth, and the jumbled perfection of laughing together, it’s on Clark Street for the taking every third Wednesday of the Month, when Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends sets up shop at Upstairs Gallery.
If you’re anything like me, the evening will leave you hopeful, with fresh gut-churning resolve to fling yourself into making your own contributions to your community, nurtured by the insightful and uproariously fun work of your neighbors. And as you walk the short distance back to your apartment, radiating that deeply fed feeling, you might find yourself whispering each visible breath into the bitterly cold snow, watching it dissipate, reaching it’s warm, fluid fingers out, out, out as you renew your vow. “I love you, Chicago.”
Making Out is the best way to stay warm this winter, so we’re cuddling up with Kokumo Kinetic, Aarón Alonso, Philip Markle, Heather Marie Vernon, Seth Dodson, Christina Boucher, and more to be announced!
This is the opening monologue and song from September. It involves SNL, jealousy, and some unforgettable advice. This song is originally by Ella Fitzgerald, and there is a quick afterthought about how exactly does The Music Box pick their movies!?
Recorded live at Making Out with Wes Perry and Friends, on September 19th at the Upstairs Gallery in Chicago.