Notable Chicago: 1/1–1/7

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Monday 1/4: The Poetory features innovative spoken word performers. Open slots are first come, first served. $5, 7 p.m. at The Promontory.

Tuesday 1/5: Christopher Sweet, Robert O’Connor, Mare Swallow, Lori Rader-Day, and Chuck Sudo get Tuesday Funk-y. Hopleaf, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 1/6: Pop-Up Poetry! Simone Muench reads at the Art Institute of Chicago to mark the reopening of the Contemporary Collection. The Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, 12 p.m.

Thursday 1/7: Women & Children First welcomes Rebecca Scherm to discuss her psychological thriller, Unbecoming. 7:30 p.m.

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Rachel Natale currently lives, dances, and writes in Chicago. She recently received the James Charles Cox Memorial Award in English at Loyola University, and her work has been published in Treehouse Magazine. More from this author →