Lit lovers ought to head to Smart Bar in Wrigleyville for Open Books' Making the Case for Books, which will feature competitive bookcase making as well as food and drink specials and live music.
Neal Brennan, stand-up comic, screenwriter, and cocreator of Chappelle's Show, performs at the Hideout.
French Montana performs at the Congress Theater in support of his continuous string of hit mixtapes, the best of which, according to Miles Raymer, is Coke Boys 3, "which blends NYC street grit with the easygoing menace of classic California G-funk." Bo Deal, M.I.C, AFM, and P Coakley open.
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