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The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Mikki Kendall Recommended Agenda Online

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.

Pocket Guide to Hell presents Virtual Trivia: Chicago Horror & Haunts Recommended Free Agenda Online

Thu., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

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The Pocket Guide to Hell series offers an online trivia night with a focus on Chicago's "horrors and haunts," led by writer Paul Durica.

Players can do so on their own or make teams of up to six people) and featured guests will present between trivia rounds.

Featuring a discussion with Adam Hart of the University of Pittsburgh's George A. Romero Archival Collection, recommended reads from Chicago's own Bucket O'Blood Books and Records, and a tribute to John Carpenter by musician Justin Amolsch.

Event is free but donations are encouraged to Save Our Stages.

The Interview Show featuring Christian McBride All Ages Early Warnings (Music) New Early Warnings (Music) Online

Thu., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.

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Host Mark Bazer interviews the jazz bassist and composer, livestream at the Hideout's Noonchorus page.

LP’s Happy Hour featuring Lawrence Peters and guests All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Online

Fridays, 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1

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The country singer and DJ hosts his online weekly talk show in a livestream format, hosted by the Hideout. 10/9 features interviews with Chicago Honky Tonk's J.B. and Caitlin, and illustrator and Reader contributor Ryan Duggan.

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.

Empty Bottle Book Club discussion on Octavia Butler's Fledgling Free Agenda Online

Sun., Oct. 25, 3 p.m.


The monthly book club discusses Butler's novel. This month's meeting will be held on Zoom.

Zine Club Chicago Online: Fear Edition Recommended Free Agenda Online

Tue., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.


Chicago's book club-style salon series for people who read zines goes to Zoom with a discussion about zines that cover scary subjects "from ghouls and goblins to stolen elections and rampant viruses." Email zineclubchicago@gmail.com before 5 PM on 10/27 to get Zoom access to the event.

Jim Terry on Come Home, Indio Free Agenda Online

Fri., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.


The author discusses Come Home, Indio, his new graphic memoir published by Street Noise Press. Moderated by Chicago's Anne Elliott, co-owner of Sideshow Gallery. Livestream at Quimby's Bookstore's YouTube channel.

The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Riva Lehrer Recommended Agenda Online

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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773-525-2501

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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773-472-0449

The Chicago Reader Book Club presents Kayla Ancrum Recommended Agenda Online

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.