3. Improv helps you make friends, says author Rachel Bertsche, who moved to Chicago and found that she didn’t really have any. She spoke with Chicagoist about her new book MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend. Read her other suggestions over there and/or see her at the Book Cellar and the Highland Park Library this Thursday and next Wednesday, respectively.
4. Matt Damon will be at Metro on January 31 as part of Voices of a People’s History Presents Howard Zinn’s The People Speak, Live! — but online ticketing is sold out. If you’d like to hear a hilarious story about Matt Damon potentially coming to Chicago and meeting with the producers of Wait Wait instead, go over here and listen to this episode of their podcast How to Do Everything.
5. Broadway in Chicago profiled the Chicago chapter of 20% Theatre Company, who put up The House of Yes in November at the Think Tank and is planning their 1st Annual Variety Show for February.
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