The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry each month. Though the show is accredited by the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene, it is our ongoing mission to chafe against logic and proof, find meaning in obfuscation, and wrest truth from fact once and for all.

Deadly nightshade! Truthbomb from a poisonista!
Warning! Mildly R-Rated! (Historical genitalia reference)

No valet parking for your brooms tonight.
But plenty of seats in the audience for tonight’s Encyclopedia Show: Nightshades! 7:30! Just after your commute!

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Tonight! 7:30 P.M. IS THE WITCHING HOUR!


EAT THE WEEDS-episode 120! Learn to eat as the Walking Dead survivors should!

Get your fill of knowledge at our show tonight! It’s the 3rd to the last!

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Come learn about these zany members of the family Solanaceae!
You can even invite them to dinner at your house!

AND COOK THEM with this terrific recipe for Georgian eggplant stew.

(bring your leftovers to the show tomorrow night!)

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It’s happening in less than a week - our 3rd to last show! Come see (plant-based) history!

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Here at the Encyclopedia Show, the Sagan is one of our favorite units of measurement! A SAGAN is equivalent to at least 4 billion stars, which is basically like a billion fewer than we’ll have on stage tonight…

if you count the ones in our eyes!

This is the final countdown. Only four shows left. Don’t miss The Encyclopedia Show: Units of Measurement. Tonight. Get a ticket now.

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She is a community activist, spoken-word performing artist, actress, and educator born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She recently graduated from the University of Madison-Wisconsin a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and First Wave Spoken Word & Urban Arts Learning Community. She is a two-time winner of Louder than a Bomb, the annual teen poetry slam competition in Chicago, and has performed amongst Amiri Baraka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Christopher Walker amongst various others.

Come see her TONIGHT! 7:30 P.M.! Tickets and info.

Wow! Encyclofriends, we did NOT know that bakers used to be so accidentally corrupt that kings had to make laws to make sure that we, consumers of baked goodness, got that 13th donut for perpetuity!

(Read that article and you’ll really think that they just left the “n” out of bankers, the corruption was that bad)

DOES YOUR KNOWLEDGE MEASURE UP? Come see tomorrow night at Stage 773! 7:30 PM! The Encyclopedia Show: Units of Measurement! RSVP NOW!

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Another month, another way to measure our show! Don’t let the fact checker be the only one measuring us…

Bring this bingo card to the show tomorrow night and see how many spaces you can fill!

Don’t miss The Encyclopedia Show: Units of Measurement tomorrow, February 19, 2014 at 19:30—- 7:30 p.m. if you don’t measure time like the military! Tickets and all that jazz when you CLICK HERE.

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Lange and Wancket have been making audiences die laughing for over a year now.
Watch and listen right here

They are ecstatic to perform for this month’s Encyclopedia Show: Units of Measurement. They also host a weekly variety show at the Underground Lounge every Sunday at 8pm.

Get more information and tickets for the Encyclopedia Show HERE!

Hey Encyclofriends! The Encyclopedia Show: Units of Measurement is THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT! We’re excited to welcome Dan Shapiro to our stage! Who is Dan Shapiro? Dan Shapiro is a writer/comedian from Wichita, Kansas currently living in Chicago. He is working on an opinion article, a few stage shows, and a book. Come see him feather the truth of Helen of Troy this Wednesday. More information HERE.

YOU DID IT, ENCYCLOFRIENDS! Treat that shame hangover with this! See you next month!

Encyclofriend Dan Sullivan shares a name with the man who sounded the alarm for the Great Chicago Fire and MAYBE set the blaze himself.

Living-In-The-Now Dan Sullivan works tirelessly to make words into fire and other aspirational metaphors. SEE HIM TONIGHT AT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: SHAME! Here’s all the information you need!

He’s not ashamed to share a name with a twisted firestarter, and please enjoy his poem “Of This Red Blood: For The Bulls, Derrick Rose, & Chicago.” And his facebook


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Watch us prove it tonight at… [kazoo fanfare]

7:30 p.m. Stage 773. More info here.

That makes it official.

See you tomorrow night— 7:30 p.m. Stage 773. Here’s an invitation.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: SHAME—- nothing shameful going on at all! Bona fide! Bring your book club!