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Wednesday, February 26

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Windy City Story Slam: Golden Gloves Edition @ Multikulti

This boxing-themed story event is hosted by its founder, Bill Hillmann, who happens to be a former Golden Gloves champion, and freelance writer Julia Borcherts. Starting with short stories from boxing and literary luminaries like one-time NABA regional champ and 2009 Story Slam first runner-up Fernando Hernandez, it moves onto local writers and their tales. 1000 N. Milwaukee, 8pm. Free.

Jessica Baran reading @ Golden Age

St. Louis-based artist Jessica Baran reads from her newest publication of poetry, Remains to be Used, at local artist book shop Golden Age. The poems were written in response to aural, visual, and textual artifacts from notable figures such as Lewis Carroll and Sigmund Freud. A screening of Robert Altman's 1977 film, 3 Women, follows after the reading. The reading begins at 4pm. Golden Age is located at 119 North Peoria, #2D.

Crown Comedy @ Crown Tap

Crown Comedy takes place the second Sunday of every month, and the next show is this Sunday. 21 and over. Crown Tap Liquors, 2821 N. Milwaukee. Crown Comedy is sponsored by RE:COM Magazine.

CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights @ Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union

This year's 2-day crate-fest at the Plumber's Union once again celebrates independent radio, and the lovers of all music recorded on vinyl. Come out and crate dive to find some amazing deals to make all your friends jealous. Food, entertainment, and beer make the weekend oh so much fun. Vendor list, details. The fair takes place at the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL. Open Saturday, 4/9 10am-5pm, Sunday, 4/10 10am-5pm. Admission is $7/$5 with any ad **Special Pre-Admission from 8am-10am on Saturday $25.

Fun For All @ Hyde Park Art Center

Let the kids make fun and art at this free event. Families can make their own bugs to celebrate spring, decorate signs for clubhouses, and cascarones to fill with treats. Special guests like Artist-in-Residence Conrad Freiburg and dance collection C.O.R.E. Project will provide entertainment and inspiration. More information about the event can be found on the Hyde Park Art Center's web site. The fun goes from 12pm to 4pm. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. (773) 324-5520.

Spring Gardening Lectures/Open House @ Gethsemane Gardens

If you're green thumb is itching to get growing this year, head over to Andersonville garden center Gethsemane for two days of free lectures on topics ranging from spring container gardening, to succulents, lawn care, and how to certify your garden as an official Community Wildlife Habitat. See Gethemane's website for full list of times and lecture details. They're located at 5739 N. Clark St. (773) 878-5915.

 

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