Bring out your book worms and visit the Printers Row Lit Fest from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for an outdoor festival filled with cooking demos, poetry readings, visits with authors, a kids’ area and plenty of books. Hear your favorite authors discuss their works or listen to panels with experts on an array of topics including sports, politics, children’s storytelling and science. Panels and events are held on seven stages. Speeches held at the Harold Washington Library require tickets and some have sold out. You might want to check with your favorites 15 minutes before the event to see if they have any extra tickets from folks who didn’t show up. Kids can get an up-close look at scaly creatures at the Live Lizards! event in the Kids Corner or listen to live performances from Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players. Kids also have a chance to listen to authors read their favorite books.The Printers Row Lit Fest is located in Printers Row in the blocks surrounding Dearborn and Polk streets in Chicago from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Visit the Web site for a full schedule of events. For more information, visit printersrowlitfest.org.
The Chicago Office of Tourism is offering Chicagoans a “staycation” through its Chicago Greeter program, which offers visitors a chance to see downtown Chicago via an hour-long walking tour. The free visitor service is generally offered to non-Chicago visitors, but from June 1-30, Chicago residents can exclusively use the Chicago Greeter service as well as the new Hyde Park InstaGreeter program, which offers one-hour tours from the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago. Chicago Greeter programs meet at the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago. For more information, visit ExploreChicago.org.
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