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Events Thu Jun 16 2011

Shake Hands and Kiss Babies...

There's no guarantee you'll actually get to do those things, but the Young Chicago Authors Fundraiser & Poetry Expo (Elastic Arts, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave.) will be fun nonetheless! Your $5 (under 25) or $10 (over 25) will get you food and drinks, as well as performances by a wide range of people, including poets, singers, DJs, and MCs. Your money will also be put to good use: it will help send YCA youth to the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. So mark Tuesday, June 21, on your calendar, because from 7-10pm, you'll be enjoying the talent at YCA's concert and expo!

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