Mark Z. Danielewski (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) stops by Unity Temple in Oak Park to share excerpts from his 2005 novella The Fifty Year Sword, which is just now enjoying a U.S. release.
Legendary hip-hop group Arrested Development, best know for their 1992 hits "Tennessee" and "People Everyday," stop by Double Door in Wicker Park. Serengeti and Organic Flow open.
The Book Cellar in Ravenswood hosts Essay Fiesta, a series of first-person nonfiction readings from local authors. Attendees can enter a raffle to benefit 826CHI.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.