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

Scottish author Irvine Welsh, the man behind such notable works as Trainspotting and Glue, shares excerpts from his latest work, Skagboys, at Smart Bar in Wrigleyville.

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Wild at Heart series presents Heart Health Across Species, a panel discussion in which cardiac health among apes is compared to that of Homo sapiens.

California Wives, “one of Chicago’s most promising and ubiquitous young indie-rock groups” according to Leor Galil, perform a set at Lincoln Hall. Fellow local upstarts Santah and Deserters open.

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