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Friday, March 31

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Tonight! Writer-performers Samantha Irby and Alisa Rosenthal (and one surprise guest) embarrass themselves on Shame That Tune, Chicago's favorite live comedy gameshow. The Hideout, 6:30pm.

Tonight! Tom Raworth (Windmills in Flames) reads his poetry at the brand new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Hyde Park (part of their launch celebration).

Tonight! Poetry off the Shelf features "Translating Poetry" at the Poetry Foundation.

Tonight! The Dollhouse Reading Series in Ravenswood.

Saturday! Northwestern professor Darlene Clark Hine discusses The Black Chicago Renaissance at the Woodson Regional Library.

Saturday! Adam Zagajewski reads in the Reva Logan Poetry Series at the Logan Center for the Arts.

Saturday! Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Silent Auction and Cocktail Party at the Hilton in River North.

Saturday! Myopic Poetry Series at Myopic Books.

Saturday! Catherynne M. Valente reads from The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There at the Book Cellar.

Saturday! Red Rover Series is holding reading Experiment #58, "Person/Persona: Are You Yours" featuring Kent Johnson , along with locals Quraysh Ali Lansana and Daniela Olszewska.

Sunday! Chris Ware presents Building Stories at Quimby's.

Sunday! Peter Cole presents The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse From the Jewish Tradition at the Spertus Institute.

Sunday! See Scott Kenemore at City Lit Books discussing his latest horror novel, Zombie, Illinois. Zombie attire welcome, but not required.

All weekend! IBAM! book festival at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Saturday & Sunday! Check out the Poetry Foundation's in a guided tour as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago.

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