This Weekend's Literary Events
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 29, 2011 8:40PM
7th Annual Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE! is tonight at 6 p.m.
tonight, The Ludington Building, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., free
Newberry Library Book Fair: Itching to go on a used book buying binge? Head to the book fair and browse through more than 120,000 used books in 70 categories, most of which are priced under $2. There’s apparently an autographed Andy Warhol biography, complete with the artist’s tomato soup can sketch (probably priced at more than $2).
today from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow and Sunday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., free
The Chicago Awesome Foundation's first grant is helping to build a few of these cute little things.
tomorrow, 10 a.m., Langley Avenue Church of God, 6159 S. Langley Ave., free
Chicago Slam Works Birthday Extravaganza: Chicago Slam Works is celebrating 25 years of growing the poetry slam movement and their dozens of major poetic events in and around Chicago with a big birthday bash. Tomorrow's show will feature Slam Champions Patricia Smith, Regie O. Gibson, Adam Gottlieb of Louder than a Bomb fame, and a pack of slammers from around the world including Word Alert, an innovative slam team from Frankfurt, Germany (don’t worry, that one will be translated live).
tomorrow, 8 p.m., Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., tickets $25 - $100 at Metro's box office or