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Thursday, April 19

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Re-Thinking Soup Honors Edna Lewis @ Hull House

The chef of the legendary Cafe Nicholson gets props at today's Re-Thinking Soup, which begins at noon at Hull House, 800 S. Halsted. One of her recipes will be simmering on the stove, readings of her cookbooks and music are also on the menu. Free.

Write Club @ Hideout

The Hideout welcomes Write Club, the monthly literary slugfest featuring Chicago's finest authors duking it out verbally for cash prizes (for charities of their choosing). Sparring tonight: Scott Whitehair (ALLOW) vs. Jen Bosworth (DENY); Bobby Biedrzycki (TRASH) vs. Jessica Palmer (TREASURE); and James Finn Garner (LIQUID) vs. Ian Belknap (SOLID). The fight begins at 7:00pm; admission is $10 at the door. Details at the Hideout Website. Hideout: 1354 W. Wabansia. (773) 227-4433.

Underground Comedy @ Beat Kitchen

Chicago Underground Comedy performs tonight and every Tuesday night at 9:30pm at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave. $5 at the door. 21+



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