Calling all film photographers! Today at 12pm the Lomography Embassy Chicago store located at 1422 N. Milwaukee Ave will be hosting a scavenger hunt which includes a 3 hour shooting excursion. 21+ for bar hopping. Prepay $20/ Day of registration $25
The annual South Side Irish Parade starts at noon today down in Beverly. The parade marches down Western Avenue from 103rd to 115th Street. Free.
The Chicago Nerd Social Club celebrates Pi Day 2014 this afternoon at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl. with their annual pie bake-off, a trivia quiz, and a challenge to see who can recite the most digits of everyone's favorite irrational number! The celebration kicks off at 3pm, and admission is free! Full details at the Chicago Nerds website.
Artists: bring your food-inspired writing to compete for a Kitchen-Aid mixer and publication in the LongHouse journal tonight at Quartino, 626 N. State, 5:15-6:30pm. A panel of writers will select the winning entry.
The latest edition of Story Sessions at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., features Jen Bosworth, Cristie Chamberland, Andy Kerns, Arlene Malinowski, Greg Poljacik, Lindsey Porter and Dave Stinton. Bluegrass band Dog 1 opens the show. Hosted by Deanna Moffitt. Doors open at 5:30pm, show's at 6pm. Tickets are $12. 21+
The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., hosts a performance of "Studs' Place," a recreation of Studs Turkel's 1950s TV show. The cast (featuring special guests Rob Brenner, Liz Garibay and Bill Savage) performs in the front of the bar while the audience watches it on a screen in the back room. It's followed by a screening of a classic episode of the original series. $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm, show's at 7pm. 21+
As part of Columbia College's Story Week the event 2nd Story happens tonight at Martyrs, featuring live readings and live music. Show starts at 7:00pm, there's no cover charge, and it's an 18+ show. Martyrs: 3855 N. Lincoln. (773) 404-9494.
Preservation Chicago, the Chicago Film Archives, and Kartemquin Films present Vanishing Neighborhoods, a program of three short films documenting demolition and change in 1960s and 1970s Chicago, at Cinema Borealis, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 4th floor, tonight at 7pm. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
Russian Circles headline the Metro>, 3730 N. Clark St., tonight with Helms Alee and Ken Mode opening. Tickets are $18. Doors open at 7pm, show's at 8pm. 18+