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Up this week:
Naked Girls Reading Presents: Olde Tyme Radio Show
Naked Girls Reading got its start one year ago, right here in Chicago, and it's just exactly what it sounds like. The concept has spread like wildfire, hosting events in five cities and getting a ton of press along the way. Now, the girls are celebrating their first anniversary with a radio-themed reading. "Listen to classic radio drama scripts, vintage news reports and even a controversial modern morsel or two - exquisitely read by our even more exquisitely unclad ladies," says the website. Alan Gresik will accompany on piano, and, they say portentously, "we'll be making a huge announcement" at the show.
What: Naked Girls Olde Tyme Radio Show
When: Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Studio L'Amour
939 W. Randolph, Suite 3W, Chicago
Chicago Underwater Hockey
Your guess is as good as ours. Might want to bring a photographer, or a camera at least. Might also want to bring a swimsuit--all practices are open to beginners, and nothing's better than an embedded journalist.
What: Underwater Hockey Practice
When: Saturday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: NorthEastern Illinois University
5350 N. St Louis Ave., Chicago
Cocktails And Clay At Hyde Park Art Center
"Think night on the town meets playing in the mud," the Hyde Park Art Center tells us. They'll have clay for all, with 45-minute pottery workshops in their studios. While you're not getting your Swayze on with clay, get your Swayze on on the dance floor, with a live DJ and drink specials all night.
What: Cocktails And Clay
When: Friday, March 12 at 8 p.m.
Where: Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago
Chicago Zine Fest After-Show
The Chicago Zine Fest describes itself as "an independent event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work." After events and workshops Friday and Saturday, the zinesters will be gathering for a farewell party-cum-final reading on Saturday night. Readings from Aaron Cynic, Richard Wehrenberg, and Rosy Phinick; music by Eric Ayotte, Letters to the Moon and World's Smallest Puzzle.
What: After-Show Reading And Party
When: Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ball Hall
1621 N. Kedzie, #3, Chicago