• A photo of William S. Burroughs taken by Allen Ginsberg

Lit/Visual Art

Show: William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg An exhibition of photos and artworks by poet Allen Ginsberg and novelist William S. Burroughs, in conjunction with the screening of the documentary William S. Burroughs: A Man Within at the Music Box. Poet Kevin Coval performs Ginsberg’s Howl at the opening reception, and Burroughs director Yony Leyser and producer Ilko Davidov are scheduled to attend. RSVP requested. Read Ed M. Koziarski’s 2009 profile of Leyser here.

5:30-9:30 PM, ThinkArt, 1530 N. Paulina St., suite F, 773-252-2294, thinkartsalon.com

Dinner: Gunner’s Bar “The food menu here is nothing if not concise: a few appetizers and four sandwich-type items, including chicken on pita. The half-dozen cocktails at this new Wicker Park venture by two veterans of the Matchbox and the Silver Palm are similarly restrained: mostly classics like gimlets and manhattans, well balanced and not overly sweet. The sense of balance extends, unexpectedly, to the Hog’s Boss sandwich, consisting of pork loin with bratwurst and chipotle mayo, the richness cut by bacon-laced sauerkraut,” writes Julia Thiel.

1467 N. Milwaukee, 773-360-7650, gunnerschicago.com