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Wednesday, August 31
Patricia Wells, celebrated cookbook author and teacher, will be signing copies of her new book, Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate. The signing will take place from 11am-1pm at Fox & Obel at 401 E. Illinois.
Smartmouth, a new multi-media, multi-gendered queer performance event focusing on words and text, debuts tonight at HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo. JT Newman of Dyke Mic and the Girlie-Q Variety Hour hosts. The line-up includes: Kathryn Bergquist, Richard Fox, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Marian Runk, Elena Jimenez, Brian Kirst, Don Bapst, Rebecca Grady, Sarah Haas, Sam and PJ, Michelle Renae and Jack Slowriver. Doors open at 7pm, admission is $10. 21+
In support of the critically-acclaimed Sound of Silver album, LCD Soundsystem returns to Chicago for what is sure to be yet another electrifying performance that will make Chicagoans forget about their aversion to dancing. For more information, visit Metro.
Still holding a grudge against Federated? Join Fields Fans Chicago this afternoon at 1:00 PM underneath the Marshall Field's clock at State & Washington for a protest against the renaming of the Field's stores.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be teaching at the Harris Theater in Millenium Park (205 E. Randolph) as he makes his first appearance in Chicago since 1999. The teaching will be in two sesssions which begin at 9:30AM and 1:00PM respectively.
For information about tickets prices visit the website.
Shop along Southport between Belmont and Byron today and get 10% off at participating stores. Also, pick up a Southport Spring Fling Card and collect merchant stamps to get entered in a raffle for $2,000 in local goods and gift cards. For more information, visit the website.
In Fine Spirits will present Andersonville's first Wine Walk this afternoon from 2 to 5 pm. The event will feature tastings of more than 40 wines, and a specially printed wine glass will be given to each participant for sipping at various Andersonville shops and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Andersonville Development Corporation. Call (773) 506-WINE for more information.