Looks like weeknights are busier for fiction fans! Check out this week's must-sees:
RUI: Reading Under The Influence is on a special night this month: Monday, May 18th at 7:00pm at Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield). If you've never attended RUI, definitely check it out. It's one of Chicago's most lively reading series. A reader takes a shot, reads a portion of published work (usually with a theme) then asks the audience trivia questions before downing another shot. Correct answers get drink tickets and free books! Tonight's readers include Joe Meno, John Berger, Julia Borcherts, Rob Duffer, Jesse Jordan, Gabriel Levinson and Amy Guth.
Writer Brian Flitsch joins musician Keith Hampton at Homolatte on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30pm. This bi-monthly GLBT reading series meets at Big Chicks (5024 N. Sheridan)
Local Authors night at Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln) on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm. Authors Jamie Freveletti, Gillian Flynn and Lenny Kleinfeld will be signing copies of their latest novels.
If music is more your thing, check out Tribune music critic Greg Kot at the Lincoln Park Borders (2817 N. Clark) also on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm. Kot will be signing copies of RIPPED, his book about the digital music industry.