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The Hideout hosts a good old-fashioned cakewalk. Unfamiliar? It's simple: you and a group of others walk around in a circle, stop when you're told to, and if you're in the right spot, you win a cake. Minimal effort meets possibly high reward. America!
At Edgewater's Raven Theatre, Chicago Slam Works kicks off its new season with Two Sides, in which six poets team up with six monologists to create autobiographical/collaborative stories.
Lars Finberg, drummer for Thee Oh Sees and the A Frames, performs at the Empty Bottle as his solo venture, the Intelligence, which Kevin Warwick notes for its "jagged, idiosyncratic postpunk." Coffin Pricks and Party Bat open.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.