Time & Location
Aug 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:20 PM
Chicago, W Berteau Ave & N Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, USA
About the Event
You are invited to a monthly magical and marvelous evening, where we gather outdoors on the evening of the full moon around crackling fires to enjoy each other’s company, welcome in the forces of nature, delight in themed snacks and beverages, and share nascent stories, performances, songs, and poems with one another. Join us for Moon on Fire.
This month, we are gathering and celebrating the Sturgeon Moon on Fire, at 7 pm in Old Irving Park in Chicago on Sunday, August 22.
This evening will feature a line-up of performers, followed by an open mic and casual hangs.
The Sturgeon Moon this month was named by Native and indigenous North American fishing tribes because sturgeons were abundant in this month, especially in the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water. This moon is also known as the Full Green Corn Moon (the corn is almost ready for harvest!), Wheat Cut Moon, and Blueberry Moon. Sturgeons' existence can be traced back over 200 million years! They can also grow to be quite large in size and often live to be over 100 years old. Like the strong, persevering, and tough sturgeon, you two can persevere on and adapt through life's many challenges. We celebrate our collective power and resilience this month with this Full Moon. Let this energy encourage you to push through final hurdles to complete goals and intentions. Progress over perfection! Flow over rigid structures! Open-minded over closed-mindedness! As an old Japanese proverb says: Fall seven times, rise eight.
Weather permitting, we encourage you to connect with the earth, feet barefoot in the ground!
This event is performed and experienced LIVE in front of a limited audience in regulations with Chicago's COVID-19 guidelines; there will also be a real-time broadcast on Facebook for this event.
We will also have an open mic/jam session at the end of the evening, following the pre-arranged lineup! You can show up on the evening of the full moon and, if the mood calls to you, sign up and share a little something in the open mic portion.
RSVP & LOCATION: To RSVP for a spot in the live and in-person audience, email us with the subject "Sturgeon Moon on Fire 8/22 RSVP" and the number of people you have coming! We'll send you details on in-person location then.
If you prefer, you can also tune in online on Facebook Live, where we'll be streaming the show to the comfort of your home and screen.
DONATE: If you enjoy this presentation, consider contributing any amount that feels good to you. We offer this production with no paywall because we know the value is unique to each participant: you decide what (if any) return gift feels right. Whatever you choose, all content will be fully available to you. Thank you for being a part of our journey.
2 hours 20 minutes
Pre-performance Sign Up and Open MicBackyard