by Drew Hunt
It's winter in Chicago—although you wouldn't know it, based on this eerily mild weather—which means the city's best farmers' markets have been driven indoors. The Logan Square Farmers' Market sets up shop in the Congress Theater every Sunday, while the indomitable Green City Market sets up shop at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum starting 1/19.
The next event from Nerds at Heart, which aims to bring intellectual types together romantically, is a party at Market Pub in which all varieties of nerds, dorks, geeks, and dweebs can mingle with like-minded individuals. If at least one Star Trek-themed wedding goes down as a result of this event, I think we can all consider it a rousing success.
Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything Is Illuminated and Eating Animals, speaks at the Spertus Institute on the subject of "Judaism, Writing, and Inspiration."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.