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.
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.