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Tuesday, January 31

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Events Mon Jul 31 2006

Booked in Chicago: 7/31—8/6

Stay cool this week by checking out some of these great literary events happening around town.

Monday: 7/31
Twilight Tales @ Red Lion Pub
The long-running Twilight Tales reading series takes place tonight at the Red Lion Pub (2446 N. Lincoln Ave.). This week's open mike event will be dedicated to writer Mickey Spillane, who recently passed away. 7:30pm. $4 suggested donation.

Tuesday: 8/1
Funny Ha-Ha @ Hideout
Funny Ha-Ha returns! Claire Zulkey, Eric Spitznagel, Mimi Smartypants, John Green and many others are scheduled to appear for this reading event at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). 7pm. $5 suggested donation. See Slowdown for details.

Wednesday: 8/2
Reading Under the Influence @ Sheffield's
RUI also returns this week with another full night of alcohol-fueled readings. This month's event at Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield) is scheduled to include writers Jotham Burrello, Drew Bazini, Darwyn Jones and Allison Spangenberg, among others. 7pm. $3. [Slowdown]

Thursday: 8/3
Lip @ The Spot
Lip is a new reading series from the Poetry Center of Chicago "dedicated to emerging writers and performers." Tonight Lip takes place at The Spot (4437 N. Broadway). Participants will include Dave Awl and Mike Kadela. 8pm. $5 admission.

Saturday: 8/5
God Does Not Eat Meat @ Quimby's
Arthur Poletti, the author of God Does Not Eat Meat, a novel that envisions a future in which Americans no longer eat meat, will be appearing at Quimby's (1854 W. North Ave.) to talk about his controversial book. 7pm. Free.

Sunday: 8/6
Used Book Sale @ Women & Children First
Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark St.) is having its first used book sale this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm. [Slowdown]

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