5 things to do today: Saturday, June 8
Fri Jun 7 2013
World Naked Bike Ride As Jerry Seinfeld once said, there's good naked and there's bad naked. Letting it all hang out while cycling through the city probably qualifies as the latter. Don't want chafed butt cheeks? Swimwear and costumes are acceptable gear. The body-painting party at 6pm helps calm nerves. Sat 8pm–Sat 11pm. Check in starts at 6pm at 1025 W Randolph St.
A City So Real It's a literary weekend in Chicago, so prepare for your schedule to be BOOKED (heh heh). In addition to the Printers Row Lit Fest, Northwestern stages an adaptation of Alex Kotlowitz's Never a City So Real, the current One Book One Northwestern selection. Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. 7pm.
GAY & LESBIAN
The Essential Comic Book Queer Reader Join the hosts of the dishy Comic Book Queers podcast for a primer on important LGBTQ events in comic book history and how representations of queer characters have evolved in the medium. The CBQties also provide a reading list for newbies. Harold Washington Library Center. 2pm–3:30pm.
Schubas' Backyard BBQ & Bike Bash Bring your two-wheeler to this bash, where local bike shops are offering tune-ups, demos and workshops in Schubas' parking lot. But the biggest draw is the shopping: The music venue hosts its biannual poster sale, featuring hundreds of limited-edition prints from artists such as Jay Ryan and Spike Press; and Small Room Collective's vintage Airstream offers independently produced fashion, music and art. Plus, get your barbecue on while partaking of discounted Revolution beer. Schubas. Noon. Free.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Urban Warrior Dash Conquer 14 obstacles like the "concrete tightrope" and the "rubber ricochet" on this five-mile course through the streets of Chicago. Get a free beer when you cross the finish line at the post-race festival. Soldier Field. 8am. $70, day-of $85.