The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 22, 2011 5:20PM

2011_7_22_OPEN_books.jpg Books for Cheap

Open Books, the literacy nonprofit that runs bookstore full of affordable and donated books to fund their writing workshops, is having a sidewalk sale this weekend. From 12pm to 5pm on Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24, shop thousands of used books prices $1 to $3. There will also be readings form Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends, refreshments, a raffle, and a Special Smurf Storytime at 12 pm on Sunday. (213 W. Institute Pl.)


Sheer Terror plays Saturday at Reggies with a bunch of awesome local Chicago bands including The Wanderers (from NW Indiana) and Kamakazie Eyes. (2105 S. State St.)


The Silent Film Society of Chicago's annual "Silent Summer" film festival kicks off today with a screening of Howard Hawks' 1928 film A Girl in Every Port. This film also marks the debut of Louise Brooks' bob hairstyle, one of the iconic images of film. Chuck's preview of this year's festival is a good primer. (Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., 8 p.m., $12)

If you have an event for inclusion in "Pencil This In," please contact Tankboy (for A&E-related listings), Anthony (for tastings, dinners and food and drink-related events) or tips[at]chicagoist[dot]com.