Want to meet Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass? Now you can at Butterfield's Pancake House, 1504 N. Naper Blvd in Naperville. Tickets: $18. Visit here for more info.
Columbia College's Story Week Festival of Writers runs March 16-21. Today's events include publishing bootcamp sessions beginning at 9am, a conversation with Eric Charles May and Preston L. Allen at 11am, a panel on new plays by women at 2pm, and Literary Rock'n'Roll at 6pm (see below). All events are free; see the schedule for complete details and locations.
The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., hosts Literary Rock'n'Roll, as part of Columbia College's Story Week Festival of Writers. The event features readings by Preston L. Allen, Christine Sneed and Eric May, plus a tribute to David Hernandez featuring Achy Obejas and music by Street Sounds. Doors open at 5:30pm, show's at 6pm. Free, all ages.
The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival runs March 19-22 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tonight, see Jack and The Nerds: A Nerdy Cabaret at 7pm, sketch comedy by Michinoku Driver and Mrs. at 8pm, Clown Car To Sicily And Matt Griffo at 9pm, and Lowcarbcomedy at 10pm. Tickets are $10 per show or $50 for a festival pass. See the festival website for full schedule. 21+
After a exhilarating and playful set in December, TOPS will be returning to Chicago tonight. TOPS' sound feels as familiar as it does new and inventive. Fellow Canadian Calvin Love will also be performing his more experimental pop music. The 21+ show starts at 9pm at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Tickets are $12