Skip the Small Talk at Uncommon Ground

Thu Feb 23 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

UncommonGround - Lakeview | Chicago

Skip the Small Talk
Publisher/HostSkip the Small Talk
Skip the Small Talk at Uncommon Ground
Meaningful conversations with strangers that don't leave you drained. We use question prompts to spark unique convos.
About this Event

EVENT START-END | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

DOORS OPEN | 6:45 pm CDT

WHERE | Uncommon Ground Lakeview, 3800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

FOOD/DRINKS | The entire menu at Uncommon Ground will be available. Food and both alcoholic as well as nonalcoholic drinks will be available for sale, including gluten-free and vegan options.

PARKING / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | Limited street parking available nearby. Also accessible via public transportation.

ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER VENUE DETAILS | Wheelchair accessible. There will be enough seating for all guests to be seated during the entire event. Guests will be encouraged to take breaks as needed/desired. Live ASL available upon request with at least 5 days notice. This event will take place indoors.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES | Masks will be strongly encouraged.


We're **SO** excited to be at Uncommon Ground Lakeview!

Grab a ticket since entry is on a first come first serve basis and we tend to sell out in advance for these-- once we are out of tickets, we will NOT be able to accommodate folks at the door.

Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7:00 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.

Skip the Small Talk is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone. Check out our safety policy here:

What’s It Like?

Do you wish you could have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night where for some reason, you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about?

Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Thursday night at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.

We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompt on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you share.

Need Accessibility Accommodations?

Uncommon Ground Lakeview is wheelchair accessible.

We are happy to offer live ASL upon request. Due the use of one-on-one conversations during the event, we request at least five days' notice to make sure we are able to provide an ASL interpreter for each person who needs them. Please reach out to us at [email protected] so we can discuss what we can do for you.

We encourage guests to do what they need to in order to feel as comfortable as possible during the event, like taking breaks, eating, stretching, using fidget tools, leaving early, etc.

While we acknowledge that there is no such thing as a space that is perfectly accessible for everyone, we do what we can to welcome as many people as possible while prioritizing the needs of those who are systematically oppressed. If you have any accessibility needs that we might be able to help with, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Full COVID-19 Policy

We are monitoring COVID rates and our COVID policy is subject to change based on local guidelines. For the safety of our staff and guests, masks will be strongly recommended.

Ready to Skip the Small Talk with Us?

To see what else Uncommon Ground has going on, check out their website here!

If you're not comfortable joining us in person yet, we've still got fun stuff going on that you'll probably be into! Feel free to check out our online events at

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

UncommonGround - Lakeview, 3800 North Clark Street, Chicago, United States


USD 15.00

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