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And That’s Why We Drink: Here for the Boos Tour 17+ Agenda

Tue., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Thalia Hall 1807 S. Allport Ave., Chicago Pilsen/Little Village

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A live version of the Webby-award winning true crime and paranormal-focused podcast, hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer. 312-526-3851

The Passion of Octavius Catto: a discussion with Uri Caine and Travis Jackson Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Tue., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.

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A discussion between Philadelphia-born pianist and composer Uri Caine and University of Chicago's Travis Jackson about Caine's composition. Livestream access sent after ticket registration.

2020 Dance Community Celebration Happy Hour Free

Tue 10/6, 6 PM CDT

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See Chicago Dance reimagines its annual celebration of the local dance community with this Zoom event, honoring Joel Hall, founding artistic director of Joel Hall Dancers & Center, who receives the Legacy Award, and Gail Kalver, former executive director for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the now-gone River North Dance Chicago, who receives the Distinguished Service to the Dance Field Award. Hall and Kalver will share stories of their experiences in Chicago dance, with attendees invited to join in.

A Standing Witness: a conversation with Rita Dove, Richard Danielpour, and members of Music from Copland House Free All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Mon., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.

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Livestream access provided after free registration. An interactive talk with composer Richard Danielpour, poet Rita Dove, University of Chicago Associate Professor Adam Green, and members of the resident music ensemble from Aaron Copland's historic childhood home.

Jeff Tweedy in conversation with Nick Offerman All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music)

Wed., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.

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A virtual book release party for Tweedy’s new book How to Write One Song, hosted by Noonchorus. Access provided after ticket purchase.

The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Mikki Kendall Recommended Agenda

Thu., Oct. 22

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The Reader's book club hosts a virtual conversation with Mikki Kendall, author of the club's October 2020 pick Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot. Moderated by the Reader's own Janaya Greene.

Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring Timuel D. Black Recommended Agenda

Sat., Oct. 24, 2 p.m.

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A livestream presentation and discussion with Professor Black, who will recall his work with Dr. King and discuss the current relevance of the philosophy of nonviolent resistance. Register with the University of Chicago's Alumni Association to attend; Zoom link provided after ticket purchase.

The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Riva Lehrer Recommended Agenda

Thu., Dec. 17

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The Reader's book club hosts a virtual conversation with Riva Lehrer, author of the club's December 2020 pick Golem Girl.

Cox N' Crendor Live podcast taping 18+ Agenda

Wed., March 10, 8 p.m.
Lincoln Hall 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park

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Last Podcast on the Left All Ages Agenda

Tue., June 1, 8 p.m. and Wed., June 2, 8 p.m.
The Vic 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago Lakeview

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The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Kayla Ancrum Recommended Agenda

Thu., July 22

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The Reader's book club hosts a virtual conversation with Kayla Ancrum, author of the club's May 2021 pick Darling.