Happy day! It's finally time for CCLaP's first-ever live literary event, a themed show concerning urban decay and renewal taking place tonight at 8 pm, at the ad-hoc cultural center The Op Shop in Hyde Park (1530 E 53rd Street, right next to the Metra tracks). Don't forget that the show features brand-new pieces by CCLaP authors Sally Weigel and Ben Tanzer, as well as science-fiction author Mark Brand, poet Jason Fisk, and blogger Katherine Hodges, aka 'Katherine of Chicago;" that admission is free and that you're encouraged to bring your own spirits; and that it will also be recorded and released this coming Tuesday on the CCLaP Podcast, for all of you who won't have a chance to physically attend. That said, I hope all you locals will have a chance to come out tonight, to see a great show and to meet up with some of your fellow readers.
Coming from the northside? The following two routes are most recommended, both of them shown on the map below as well: 1) BY TRAIN: Either the red- or green-line el train to 55th/Garfield, then the #55 bus east to the Metra tracks, plus a two-block walk north; or 2) BY BUS: The #6 bus from the Loop, to Hyde Park Boulevard (or 51st Street), then a two-block walk south. It's not a bad trip at all -- from my neighborhood of Uptown, for example, it's a one-hour ride by train and bus, and of course only 30 to 45 minutes from places like Wicker Park and Lincoln Park.
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