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Saturday, April 10

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Marissa Nadler @ Hideout

Bostonian folk singer Marissa Nadler, whose voice has more than once been compared to a lethal siren, returns to Chicago for another undoubtedly gorgeous set. Her latest album, a self-titled effort, was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and handmade albums sold through Etsy. Marissa Nadler opens for James Vincent McMorrow. The show is 21+ and $12. Doors are at 7:30PM. The Hideout's at 1354 Wabansia.

Comedian/Impressionist Jay Lamont @ Jokes & Notes

Jokes and Notes, 4641 S. King Dr. hosts comedian Jay Lamont for one night only, tonight at 8:30pm. Lamont, who has appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" and "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza," mixes music and comedy along with impressions of everyone from President Barack Obama to singers Michael McDonald and Prince. Tickets are $10 at the box office. For more information, contact (773) 373-3390.

Buen Provecho Pilsen

Tour a heap of Pilsen's best eats (among them Los Comales, Honky Tonk BBQ, Nightwood, and La Esperanza) at this event celebrating Mexican Independence Day, which runs from 5:30-9:30pm along 18th Street. Admission $25 ($30 day of). Sponsored by Eighteenth Street Development Corporation.

Author Talks - Elizabeth Berg and Jacquelyn Mitchard

Join the Chicago Tribune for the first of this fall's intimate conversations with authors. Helmed by Chicago Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor, the "salons" allow you to have your burning questions answered by the writers, who will also attend a "meet & mingle" reception where you can continue the dialogue up close and personal.

The Author Talks series begins today with Elizabeth Berg (of the recent Once Upon a Time, There Was You, and before that Talk Before Sleep) and Jacquelyn Mitchard (of the upcoming Second Nature, A Love Story, and previously The Deep End of the Ocean). This installment of the series takes place at the Tribune Tower (435 N. Michigan) at 6:30pm, and costs $20 -- which includes reception and book signing.

Gin Blossoms FREE @ Harry Caray's Navy Pier

The Red Eye and Metromix present a free concert by the Gin Blossoms today at Harry Caray's Navy Pier. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

William Earl Beal @ Town Hall Pub

See outsider musician-artist William Earl Beal backed by a full band at the Town Hall Pub, 3340 N. Halsted St., tonight at 7pm. Brought to you by Urban Eyez. No cover, 21+.

Opening Reception: Nathalie Gribinski @ Rewsters Cafe

Opening Reception at Rewsters Cafe, 3152 w diversey (Diversy and Kedzie). 6pm-10pm, BYOB. More information here

 

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