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No Umbrella Required

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 23, 2007 2:05PM

Whenever Chicago gets overcast skies, our mind drifts to highfalutin' aspirations and rainy afternoons spent cuddled in an old bookstore like After-words or a creepy museum like The International Museum of Surgical Science. Here are a couple of places we'll be shedding off our rainy day blues this weekend.

2007_03_noumbrella.gifChicagoist really wants more tattoos. Even if we can't afford them right now, we can drool over Mitch O'Connell's aptly named new book Mitch O'Connell's Tattoos. Mitch will be autographing the 264-page art book.
Quimby's, Friday, 7 p.m., Free

THE author of Chicago, Nelson Algren technically celebrates his 98th birthday on March 28, but the Nelson Algren Committee is throwing a him a birthday party tonight with a cash bar, door prizes, "traditional birthday cupcakes" and, of course, readings.
Acme Art Works, Saturday, 8 p.m. $10 admission, $5 for students and seniors "less if you're broke"

Chicagoist is sad that Jane Goodall's lecture and Anne Lamott are sold out. If we don't get in from the waiting lists, we'll be nursing our wounds in the Green Mill at the Uptown Poetry Slam.
Green Mill, Sunday, 7 p.m., $6 cover.

Photo by Jeff Cagle.

Thanks Jess!