Notable Chicago: 1/31–2/6

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Friday 1/31: Journalist Jeff Huebner will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his latest nonfiction release, Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement . 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/1: Ronak Kapadia discusses Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War. He will be joined in conversation by Sampada Aranke and Sophia Azeb. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 2/3: Visit Seminary Co-op for a discussion with Anna Kornbluh, author of The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space. She will be joined in conversation by Sianne Ngai. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/4: The Poetry Foundation hosts Poetry & Drama: Verböten. Get a sneak peek at The House Theatre of Chicago’s new musical, Verböten, the story of a young punk band gearing up for a show in 1983. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/5: Lee Bey discusses Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/6: Visit Women & Children First for a joint reading, conversation, and book signing featuring authors Dr. Alexandra Solomon and Gigi Engle. 7 p.m., free.

Spend a night in Russia with art songs from Poetry in Russian Music at The Poetry Foundation, featuring Evgenia Pirshina, Tanya Dybal, and Irina Feoktistova. Hear renditions of pieces by composers who were inspired by the work of Russian poets Pushkin, Fet, Tolstoy, and Severyanin. 7 p.m., free.

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Jonathan McDaniel is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Nonfiction MFA program, and his work has most recently appeared in The Point Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and at The Rumpus. He works as a copywriter and lives in Chicago with his dog. Find him on twitter @JonathanMcD. More from this author →