Author events sponsored by Left Bank Books 7 p.m. Thurs. Ben Ross: "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl & the Rebirth of American Urbanism," @ UIC Architecture, 1607 Tower Grove, click on link for other readings around town.
Zumba Classes with Noelle Lopez at Mahler Ballroom 5:30 to 6:30 Mons., 9 to 10 Tues., a really fun workout, no dance experience necessary, $10 per class, or $8 per if you purchase a 5 or 10 class card, 4915 Washington (just west of Euclid), parking available. Click on link for more info.
Henhouse Prowlers at World Chess Hall of Fame Weds. 9/24 7 to 8 p.m., Chicago-based musical group, inspired by roots of bluegrass, have thrilled audiences across the US and Europe, $10, includes valet parking, seating limited, (314) 367-9243, tickets also available at door, 4652 Maryland.