Notable Chicago: 1/29–2/4

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Friday 1/29: Self-proclaimed “queer super-shero of color” Anastacia Renee Tolbert shares excerpts of Chapbook 26 at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 1/30: Michael Harvey (The Governer’s Wife), Elizabeth Heiter (Seized), and Andrew Grant (False Positive) host A Thrilling! Discussion at City Lit Books. 5:30 p.m.

Zlumber Party 2016! Quimby’s Bookstore, 9:30 p.m. until Sunday at 6 a.m.

Sunday 1/31: Sunday Salon features Curbside Splendor authors Halle Butler, Dasha Kelly, Dave Reidy, and Tony Fitzpatrick. Riverview Tavern, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 2/3: Pop-Up Poetry! Eric Elshtain reads at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a series that marks the reopening of the Contemporary Collection. The Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, 12 p.m.

Michael J. Miles presents The Camerado Suite, a four-movement composition for banjo, chamber orchestra, and jazz choir that includes lines from Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road.” Poetry Foundation, 7 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 →