When: Sat., March 28, 8 p.m. 2009
The 20th annual party, which happens to fall on the 100th anniversary of Algren's birth, features "poetry, music, media and art in the Algren vein." Among the scheduled revelers are poets Charlie Newman, Gregorio Gomez, and Dan Godston, performance artist Sid Yiddish, actor Richard Henzel, Algren scholar Christine Guillfoyle, filmmaker Tom Palazzolo, and photographer and Algren pal Art Shay. Music by John Garvey and the Frankie Machine Blues Band. Cash bar.