Category Archives: Wednesday

Bookslut Reading Series – Wednesday, March 25

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Sometimes you need to hear an author read his words aloud and sometimes you want to read those words alone. And  sometimes you need a “bookslut” to organize an authors’ reading.  Well here you go. Enjoy.

“Bookslut hosts novelist Michael Shilling (Rock Bottom), ISU linguist Daniel L. Everett (Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle), and Freedom From Religion Foundation copresident Dan Barker (Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists). 21+.”

Cost:  Frugal Free!

When: Wed., March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hopleaf Bar,  5148 N. Clark ,  Chicago
Neighborhood: Uptown
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: 773-968-2345
Website: Hopleaf Bar
Duration: Until completely satisfied, or until it’s over.
Getting There: “The Hopleaf Bar is located at 5148 N. Clark St., just a few doors south of Foster. We are easily reached by public transportation and taxicabs are usually plentiful. Metered street parking is available. By El: the Berwyn stop of the CTA’s Red Line is an easy 6-block walk (stroll through the Lakewood-Balmoral historical district) or transfer to the #92 Foster bus when you get out of the el station.  By Bus: #92 Foster; #22 Clark (stops right across the street).”


Hiding Out for a Free and Tasty Dinner


Get over your midweek hump with a delicious meal of soup and artisan bread, courtesy of the Hideout.

”Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday this winter the Hideout presents a free weekly dinner featuring soup created by Hideout staff, regulars, local chefs, and maybe even a few “celebrities.” We’re aiming for three soups per week – but some days there might be more, or less. What goes in the pot is up to our guest soup chefs. Because they are volunteering their time and energy, we’re not going to be bossy and tell them what to make (vegetarians, we’re doing our best to ensure that there’ll be at least one meatless option each week-but no guarantees!).

All soup is free – but we will pass the hat each week. Donations will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which can do a better job of feeding the truly hungry than a few well-meaning barflies can.”

For more information and updates visit

Cost: Frugal Free!

When: Wednesdays 5 – 8 p.m., February 4 – April 1

Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Avenue, Chicago

Contact Information: 773-227-4433


Neighborhood Location: Wicker Park/Bucktown

Duration: Ongoing event, every Wednesday through April 1st, 2009