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Friday, July 19

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Cara Lockwood @ Barbara's Bookstore

Because there's just not enough chick lit based in our fine city, Cara Lockwood's Dixieland Sushi centers on a southern girl who handles her big move to Chicago with style. That is, until an elaborate wedding back home forces her to deal with her roots and her true self. Lockwood stops by Barbara's Bookstore Marshall Field's to sign copies of the book. 12pm at 111 N. State St. Call 312-781-3033 for more information.

Chicago SummerDance

The ninth annual Chicago SummerDance festival of public dancing continues tonight in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park (601 S. Michigan, between Harrison and Balbo). This evening's entertainment: DJ Superpitcher and DJ Mazi, playing Techno and Telectro. SummerDance features one hour of dance lessons (except Wednesday nights), followed by two hours of live music and dancing. Tonight's show runs from 6:00 to 9:00, and SummerDance runs at the park Wednesday-Sunday nights (weather permitting) through August 28. See the SummerDance site for a complete schedule.

Women & Children First book sale

Women & Children First, the long-running and much-loved feminist bookstore in the Andersonville neighborhood, starts its annual sale today. All children's books are 20% off, and selected other books will be 20-50% off. Hurry over there, though; the sale ends on Sunday, July 31. Women & Children First: 5233 N. Clark. (773) 769-9299.



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