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Wednesday, April 26
Sean Flannery's one-man show, Never Been to Paris, follows up a sold-out run last fall with a second run this spring at the Chicago Center for Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St. Catch him every Friday in March and April at 9pm; tickets are $12 and can be purchased here. Read an interview with Flannery in A/C.
The Good Evening Poetry Reading Series features ABI STOKES, TATIANA M. UHOCH, & BRIAN MORNAR. The open mic begins at 7pm and the featured readers at 7:45pm. Free & open to the public! BYOB! Mess Hall is located at 6932 N. Glenwood Ave.
Celebrate cycling with the opening of this gallery show featuring bike-themed work by more than 50 artists. The Chicago Urban Art Society at 2229 S. Halsted will have ample bike racks available, so you're encouraged to cycle to the event, which runs from 6 to 11 pm. Check out the Facebook event page for further info.
Founders of Alinea and all-around culinary superstars, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, will be on hand at Kendall College for a signing of their book, Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death, and Redefining the Way We Eat, starting at 2pm today. The event costs $45 to attend and includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres and a signed book. RSVP today to email@example.com or call 312-752-2196.
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 5-13 at Navy Pier. Check out landscaping displays and tabletop arrangements, learn about new products and techniques, and enjoy a bit of greenery in still-dreary March. Hours are 10am to 8pm Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm Sunday. Tickets are $15 weekdays, $17 weekends for adults, $5 for kids all the time.