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As always there are about four gabillion pop culture events this weekend, but this weekend it’s CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) in Chicago, kicking off TONIGHT with a couple of excellent events:

Friday, June 9

CAKE Kick-off Reading with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley, and C. “Spike” Trotman

7:0010:00 p.m.
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W. North Ave.

CAKE special guests, Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris and C. Spike Trotman are joined by local favorite, Lucy Knisley for an evening of readings to kick off CAKE weekend.
http://quimbys.com
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Revival House Party: CAKE 2017 Social Mixer

Friday, June 9, 9:30 p.m.Saturday, June 1012:30 a.m.
The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Join Revival House and CAKE for this free mixer at the Den Theatre, featuring D.J. Pluto (aka Ben Marcus).
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CAKE itself runs Saturday and Sunday at the Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted Avenue in Chicago.

You  can find all the details and debuts in the link up top but guests include

Gabrielle Bell
Gary Panter
Ron Regé, Jr.
Kevin Budnik
Emil Ferris
Jesse Jacobs
Ben Passmore
C. “Spike” Trotman
Jessi Zabarsky

Chicago is a vibrant scene for indie art and comics; this show has slowly been growing and seems to have found its footing as a solid stop on the Comic Arts Fest circuit. If nothing else it’s got some of the best branding of any CAF.

GO and report back!

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