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Tuesday, January 31

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Events Sun Jul 02 2006

Booked in Chicago: 7/3-7/9

Monday: 7/3
Jello Biafra @ Lakeshore Theater
Jello Biafra, former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys does the spoken word thing at The Lakeshore Theater tonight at 7pm. Tickets are $12. [Slowdown]

Tuesday: 7/4
Poetry Wheel Night @ The Café
Participants are encourage to bring "lots of poems" because each poem read must link with the poem that came before. The Café is at 5115 N. Lincoln Ave., and the event begins at 8pm. Free. Call 773-275-5025 for more information.

Wednesday: 7/5
RUI: Reading Under the Influence @ Sheffield's
Special guest Sam Weller joins Frank Crist, Jenny Seay, Charlie Vlahogiannis, Nicholas Ladendorf and more for a night of alcohol-fueled readings. 7pm at Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield Ave.). $3 cover. [Slowdown]

Thursday: 7/6
Melissa Fraterrigo @ Women & Children First
Local writer Melissa Fraterrigo reads from her new collection of short stories, The Longest Pregnancy, at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark St.). 7:30pm. Free. [Slowdown]

Friday: 7/7
First Friday Lecture @ Chicago Cultural Center
University of Chicago instructor Claudia Traudt will be discussing pain and love in the works of William Faulkner today at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) in the Cassidy Theater. 12:15pm. Free. Visit the Cultural Center website for more information.

Saturday: 7/8
Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark @ Newberry Library
Author Timothy Gilfoyle talks about his critcally acclaimed new book which traces the history of the Millennium Park area from the 19th century to the present. This free event takes place at the Newberry Library (60 W. Walton St.). 11am. [Slowdown]

Sunday: 7/9
Alison Bechdel @ Women & Children First
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel reads from her new "tragicomic," Fun Home, at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark St.). 4:30pm. Free. [Slowdown]

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