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Friday, April 28
Art collective Lucky Pierre presents AMERICA/N, a 13-hour discussion and performance of the US Constitution at the Defibrillator Gallery (1136 N. Milwaukee). Starting at 6am a slate of performers and authors will discuss each article of the Constitution, each performance followed by a discussion. See the Lucky Pierre Website for a full schedule of performers. The event is free and open to the public.
Schubas is teaming up with WBEZ and 312 on election night. Come watch the election returns on the big screen and then enjoy a special performance by Chicago's own, The Statutes Of Liberty. Admission is free and WBEZ members get a free round of 312 beer and some cheap eats. Schubas is located at 3159 N. Southport Ave.
The Tuesday Funk reading series returns to the upstairs bar at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., tonight at 7:30pm. Readers include Jac Jemc, Mary Lorenz, B. E. Pinkham, Kelly Swails and Mary Zemaitis. Co-hosted by Sara Ross Witt and William Shunn. Doors open at 7pm. Free, 21+
Two Cookie Minimum's scheduled reading lands on Election Day Tuesday November 6th. The event begins with featured readers Stuart Ross, Patrick Andrews and Hillary Stone. Simultaneously there will be a live writing exercise with readers Mason Johnson (co-host of Karaoke Idol) and Matt Rowen (editor of Untoward magazine). After a brief intermission these two we will share what they wrote. The audience will vote on which piece should be chosen to win a prize of immense proportion.
Cast your vote for Two Cookie Minimum, hosted by Johnny Misfit at the Hungry Brain
2319 West Belmont, 9pm.