by Katie Kather
The Chicago Bike Swap, which takes place at the University of Illinois at Chicago Physical Education Building, brings together bike shops, teams, clubs, and enthusiasts to sell bikes, gear, and other accoutrements. A series of presentations and panels, like "Know Your Rights in a Crash," goes on throughout the day.
The Hideout hosts a SXSW send-off party with a full day of performances from 11 local bands who are shipping off to Austin for the annual festival, including Twin Peaks, Mahogany, Outer Minds, and the Hood Internet.
Louder Than a Bomb, the annual youth poetry slam, features "more than 750 students from more than 100 high schools" vying for the top prize. Today's the final round.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.