Printer's Row presents Chicago Tribune columnist and WGN radio host Rick Kogan as he sits down with poet Kevin Young to discuss his latest collection of poems, Book of Hours. The collection, written over the decade following the sudden death of Young's father, delves into the significance of fatherhood and the experiential evolution of grief. The talk-back will be held at Tribune Tower (435 N. Michigan Ave.) at 7 pm, $15.
Join Busy Beaver Button Company at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, 2644-1/2 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight from 6 to 9pm for the release of "A Very Brief History of Buttons," a zine written by Busy Beaver owner Christen Carter and production manager Joel Carter. This will also be the closing party for Busy Beavers, the button-inspired art show in the space. Bring quarters for Button-O-Matic button machines, too.
Ale Syndicate celebrates its first anniversary with a tap takeover at the Sedgewick Stop, 1612 N. Sedgewick Ave., at 6:30pm. Enjoy $5 Ale Syndicate beers, all-you-can-eat chili, raffle prizes and live music by Laura Joy. No cover, 21+
Wicker Park boutique Kokorokoko celebrates its fifth anniversary today with a party in the store, 1323 N. Milwaukee Ave. Then tonight at Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., dance to the Boogie Munsters and Night Moves DJs from 9pm to 2am. Dress in your favorite styles and get photographed by fashion bloggers Chicago Looks and Tres Awesome. PBR hosted bar from 9 to 10.