The Story Club returns to the back room of Uptown's Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Road, for a storytelling open mic about the the words people wish they had said but didn't. The theme is inspired by the French term "L'esprit d'escalier," which means "staircase wit" and refers to "the moment after a charged encounter when the perfect comment, retort, or declaration enters your mind too late to be of any use," according to the Story Club website.