Don’t miss Feminist Happy Hour: “Boy Bye Edition” at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tonight at 6pm. Featured comediennes include Carly Oishi of Miss Spoken, Elizabeth Gomez, and Sommer Austin. There will be a special acoustic musical set by Lindsey Charles of The Cell Phones. Alicia Swiz hosts. Make a donation to SlutTalk
// 21+ //
Is This a Thing? presents “Comfort Food”, tonight at Gideon Welles (4500 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) at 7pm. Featured headliners include Jake Cowan, Kirk Kicklighter, Adrian Gonzales, and more! // Free and open to the public // 21+ //
Come out to Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) for a Q&A Book-Signing with Tikva Wolf. Wolf is the creator of the quirky and cute web comic series Kimchi Cuddles that explores queer, genderqueer, and polyamorous relationships. // Free and open to the public // All ages //
Recommended Reading Night: Best Books of 2016 will feature Rebecca Makkai, Emily Gray Tedrowe, Jasmine Sanders, Deborah Jian Lee, and Thea Goodman discussing their favorite books of the year. This special event will take place at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) Friday night at 7pm, don’t miss it!
// Free and open to the public // All ages //
The Wasted Pages 2016 Anthology Launch will take place at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60620) Friday night at 7pm. The Wasted Pages Anthology features unique contributions from everyone who participated in the CHI*PRC’s workshop series throughout the year. // $5 door entry gets you a copy of the anthology and raffle ticket
// All proceeds go to the CHI*PRC // All ages //
The Secret Birds Release Party will take place at FitzGerald’s Nightclub (6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, Illinois 60402) this Sunday from 1-4pm. Hot dogs will be provided by Hot Doug’s. The Secret Birds is artist Tony Fitzpatrick‘s newest book. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //
Join authors Dustin Drankiewicz and Alexandra Ensign in celebrating the release of their new book Cocktails for Ding Dongs this Sunday at Presidio (1749 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 3pm. // RSVP // 21+ //
The Marrow will take place at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6pm on Sunday and will feature readings by authors Gina Frangello and Hannah Nyhart. Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman host. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //
Don’t miss the revival of Here, Chicago, the unique potluck reading series created by Janna Sobel! Featured readers include Lena Anani, Peter Kim, Stephanie Douglass, and more. There will also be five slots available to anyone with a story to tell. This special event will take place at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 8pm, or 7:30pm if you want to partake in the cozy potluck meal!
// $11 or free if you bring a dish to pass // All ages //