Reader's Agenda Thu 5/16: Fall Out Boy, Craft Beer Week, and Surviving as a Freelancer

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Chicago Craft Beer Week
Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered:

Fall Out Boy's new album, Save Rock and Roll, "wrangles together all sorts of elements into a cohesive, polished, hook-filled whole, including brostep ('Death Valley'), sample-based rap ('My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark'), and the kind of new-wave folk-pop that’s made the Lumineers a hit ('Young Volcanoes')," writes Leor Galil in Soundboard. Fall Out Boy plays Riviera tonight at 6:30 PM.

If you're one of those people who needs an excuse to go out and drink, then Chicago Craft Beer Week is a good excuse. For 11 days (so, yeah, longer than a week) bars in the city and suburbs are celebrating with beer dinners, tap takeovers, and other events.

Writer/editor David Wolinsky leads "Surviving as a Freelancer," a comprehensive overview of how to pay your bills as a freelance writer, at Open Books in River North.

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

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