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Events Tue Dec 02 2014

Tonight is Talk Tuesday

Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014The first Tuesday of the month is for some reason extra crowded with readings, and tonight is no exception.

At 6:30pm, the Reader's Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky host First Tuesdays with Mick & Ben at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. This month their guest is Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Admission is $5 online or at the door. 21-and-over.

Tuesday Funk, the eclectic monthly reading series presented by Gapers Block, returns to the Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., tonight at 7:30pm, with guests award-winning author Jac Jemc, author and playwright Clayton Smith, essayist Karen Genelly, poet and storyteller James Gordon (aka GPA) and New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig. Gapers Block's Andrew Huff and Eden Robins co-host. Doors open at 7pm sharp -- no earlier, unfortunately, but get there as close to 7 as possible to grab a table, as the room fills up quickly. Free, 21-and-over.

The Chicago chapter of national storytelling series the Moth holds its GrandSLAM Championship tonight at 8pm at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. Hear amazing true stories from the best readers over the past few months and vote for your favorite with your applause. Tickets are $20, and the show is 18-and-over.

At 9pm, Two Cookie Minimum holds its final show at the soon-to-close Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont Ave. Readers include zinester Dave Roche, comics artist Neil Brideau, writer Tim Jones-Yelvington and writer Oliver Hunt -- plus resident illustrator Alex Nall will share some of his favorite sketches from his Cookie Crumbs series, and host Johnny Misfit (Gapers Block's own John Wawrzaszek) will share some of the series' highlights. A $5 donation is requested to help the series as it prepares to move to a new location. As always, free cookies will be available. 21-and-over.

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