Reader's Agenda Thu 8/8: Comic Con, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, and the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby | Bleader

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Reader's Agenda Thu 8/8: Comic Con, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, and the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

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Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
  • Courtesy Special Olympics Illinois
  • Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered:

Comic Con is a great opportunity to share air with an occasionally confusing assortment of celebrities (Andrew McCarthy of Weekend at Bernie's), but mostly it's great because of the ordinary people. Few of whom are actually ordinary. This weekend, comic book and sci-fi and superhero fans unite with one another and a bunch of their idols at Chicago Comic Con.

In Grant Park, Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir presents his public installation Borders, featuring 26 sculptures of abstract human figures.

An estimated 45,000 rubber ducks will race down the Chicago River during the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, a benefit for Special Olympics Illinois.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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