Free things to do Wednesday: Indie Parlour: Night School and Edith Pearlman
GAY & LESBIAN - Indie Parlour: Night School
Lambda Legal presents this night of smooth, sexy, candlelit slow jams. Parlour, 9pm.
ART & DESIGN - "Elliott Erwitt: Small, Serious and Otherwise."
The Magnum photographer emphasizes contemplation rather than his signature humor in vintage black-and-white prints from his 60-year career. Through Feb 26.Stephen Dalter Gallery.
CLUBS - Superfun Wednesdays
Party trendsetter and brand consulting company @superfun caters to a diverse crowd, ranging from tatted hipsters to balling young professionals. Resident jock Million $ Mano helps keep the cocktails flowing with a mix of indie dance, pop and hip-hop. JBar, 10pm.
BOOKS - Edith Pearlman
Pearlman has racked up a wide variety of writers' awards over the year, including three O. Henry prizes and inclusion in the Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. She reads from her career-spanning collection tonight, Binocular Vision. Women and Children First, 7:30pm.
AROUND TOWN - Soup and Bread
To raise money for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Hideout is handing out free meals. Every Wednesday, come get a gratis bowl of soup (and bread) courtesy of local chefs. Hideout, 5:30pm.