Notable Chicago: 8/4–8/10


Sunday 8/6: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+. Tuesday 8/8: Lynne Cox will be at The Book Cellar to launch the paperback edition of her memoir, Swimming in the Sink. 7 p.m., free.