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  • CAKE

Looking for something to do today? Agenda‘s got you covered.

Independent comics artists, publishers, and fans from across the country gather for the third annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Along with exhibitions, the expo hosts panel discussions, workshops, and artists, including Tony Millionaire and Edie Fake. The two-day expo begins today at the Center on Halsted.

No need for warm-up sprints—the Dance Mile is a race where running is against the rules. Dance down Randolph Street and across the finish line right into a postrace party with a beer garden, live music, and a costume contest. The moving dance party begins at Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Hall.

Trumpeter Corey Wilkes plays Andy’s Jazz Club tonight, accompanied by vibist Justin Thomas, pianist Robert “Baabe” Irving III, bassist Aaron Zachary, and drummer Xavier Breaker. Of Wilkes’s performance, Peter Margasak writes, “His expansive treatment of the [Miles] Davis material continues to be a staple of his live sets, and he also promises new tunes, which should turn up on an album early next year.”

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader‘s daily Agenda page.