by Drew Hunt
West Town Bikes is hosting its weekly Women & Trans Open Shop: you can tune up your bike "in a fun and social atmosphere." Besides tools and work space, the shop is sharing repair and riding tips, and other bikers will offer their stories.
Kevin Coval, the Louder Than A Bomb founder, presents Schtick, his latest collection of poetry at Up Comedy Club, alongside a hip-hop variety show featuring Rick Kogan (Chicago Live!), performances from local rappers Malcom London and Defcee, and "a DJ, a rabbi, and an accordion player." Presented by Haymarket Books.
At Columbia College's Hokin Hall, Chicago Filmmakers presents the local premiers of Evan Grae Davis's It's a Girl and Kate Nace Day's A Civil Remedy. Part of Feminism Flatlined, a documentary series that "explores the impact of today’s media and an increasingly sexualized culture on teenage girls and young women."
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.