July 21, 2023

The 5th Annual All In Cabaret, Presented by the CommunityHealth Associate Board

You’re invited!

The 2023 All In event series has already been a huge success… and we are just getting started!

For the next event, the Associate Board at CommunityHealth is excited to present the 5th Annual All In Cabaret

Join the Conversation at the Hideout Chicago on Thursday, August 3rd, for a summer evening showcase of local, live performing artists from comedians to musicians to poets and more.

The event is 21 years and older. Tickets are priced at $20 and all purchases will be donated directly to our free clinic.

Introducing the lineup of the 6th Annual All In Cabaret…

Chad the Bird, Emcee

Chad the Bird birds the word on how to Human from Chicago to LA. In the Great COVID Lockdown you can see Chad on YouTube with his “Fireside Chads” as well as “Chad the Podcast” available on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher for four years running.

In the Before Times, he brought his bird’s eye view to Cole’s Bar, Northside Bar, Reggies, California Clipper (RIP), Subterranean, Lincoln Hall, aliveOne and of course The Paper Machete every Saturday at 3pm at Green Mill.

Awthentik Poetry, Poet

Johnetta Anderson is an international poet, teaching artist, and professor whose recent course at the School of the Art Institute focuses on Black Feminism and Hip Hop.

Johnetta uses poetry as a tool for social justice in the classroom. Her work with youth has allowed her to partner with many organizations nationally as well as internationally.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in 2016 from Chicago State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 2018.

Besides working with youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, Johnetta produces events that create space for urban communities to have access to art and arts education. She has worked with many artists in Chicagoland and abroad.

Today, Johnetta works as a Studio Program Manager and Professor of English.

Darren Miller, Musician

Darren A. Miller II, MD began his formal, collegiate music training at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance. In addition to singing in a number of their mainstage productions (La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Les Contes D’Hoffmann, L’Italiana in Algeri, les amours des trois oranges, and others), he was often a featured and soloist dancing performer.

After completing his degree and spending a few years teaching and taking additional coursework, he applied and was accepted to medical school. Upon matriculating, he quickly took an interest in neuroscience and behavior, leading him to pursue specialty training in psychiatry.

Now in his third year of residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he looks forward to building his practice and pursuing academic interests at the intersections of music, vocal performance, wellness, and the study of the brain and how we experience the world.

Fariah Majid, Poet

Fariah Majid is a social justice advocate and storyteller whose works capture the challenges of her times as a minority woman entrepreneur. Her multimodal expressions include poetry, prose, pottery, and paintings.

Fariah currently serves as a member of the CommunityHealth Associate Board and is active in transitioning the U.S. healthcare system towards a value-based care model.

Leslie SR Beebe, Comedian

Leslie Beebe has always been a fan of comedy drawing inspiration from Lucille Ball, The Marx Brothers, Moms Mabley, Robin Williams, and several other classic comics who made physical comedy and character work into an artform — and thought maybe she could do it too!

She began at SecondCity completing the writing and improv programs. Several of her written sketches were performed on stage, as well as featured in Sketch Fest 2020 at Stage773.

Leslie has also appeared in the independent short film “Who’s Waldo” (2021), part of the playwrights group at the Theater of Western Springs.

She has performed solo and group improv shows for residents at assisted living facilities, and will be touring with the Mosaic Players’ production of  “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.” 

The Red Birds, Musicians

The Red Birds is an acoustic duo from the north side of Chicago featuring Brent Moore (guitar) and Meghan Phillipp (vocals).

Covering music from the 60s to now, there’s something for everyone to love about this soulful compilation of sound.

Sueleen Gay, Musicians

Sueleen Gay is a mostly-acoustic duo featuring Alice and Sam. They have been living and making music together since 2020.

Alice writes grants at CommunityHealth and makes pots (@ooma_pots). Sam sells books at Unabridged and makes potholders (@pppotholders).