by Kate Whittle
The weather is glorious and I, Calapatra The Calendar Mistress, am determined to pretend like this is summer vacation even though I do not, technically, have a summer vacation anymore. Here's some fun stuff going on this week!
Beware of Mr. Baker shows at the Top Hat, and it sounds like a fascinating portrayal of a creative, ornery coot. I'd go, but I'm obligated to make an appearance elsewhere for Jugs McGee, my trivia team at the Badlander.
Comedian Doug Stanhope is in town at the Top Hat tonight, if stand-up comedy is your bag. Tuesdays are Calapatra's Cranky Day, so I'll be at an undisclosed location imbibing the finest of craft brews.
Being assertive and confident isn't something everyone knows how to do instantly. The Ladies Talk Back assertiveness lunchtime workshop aims to help gals learn how be forthright. Also, there's free lunch!
Oh shiiiiiz! Garagey-rawk party The Blind Shake is in town! With Chicago's Outer Minds and our own Magpies.
June 21 is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere! There's all sorts of parties going on, from artsy stuff in Caras Park to a fundraiser thingy with burlesque gals at Missoula Winery to the festival out in fair Philipsburg.
Two words: barbecue festival.
Jamaican Queens isn't Jamaican or queens, near as I can tell, but this very hip group outta Detroit plays the VFW with "possible Swede" Shahs.
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