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Events Wed May 23 2012

Windy City Story Slam Championship This Saturday

Only six semifinalists remain in the Windy City Story Slam crew; the championship bout is this Saturday. This year's finalists are Samantha Irby, Scott Whitehair, Shannon Cason, Luis Perez, Patrick Salem of the U.S. Marine Corps and Cara Brigandi. Hosted by Irvine Welsh, another Brit turned permanent Chicagoan, who will also be performing and reading from his not-yet-released novel Skagboys , a prequel to Trainspotting. The Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave., Saturday, May 26 at 10:30pm; $10.

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