10 a.m. Saturday, Center Stage
At this discussion with four authors of Cubs- and Wrigley Field-related books—Ira Berkow, Josh Noel, Stuart Shea and Ed Sherman—maybe we'll have answers to questions like "Did Babe Ruth actually call his home run in the 1932 World Series?" or at least a ton of context. Also, don't hold it against Wrigley Field that the Cubs have never won a World Series there. Plenty of fascinating events have had the Friendly Confines as a backdrop, and these guys' perspectives are worth hearing --Chris Sosa

Paula Haney

10 a.m. Saturday, Good Eating Stage

If you've got a penchant for pies, you already know this woman's name well. For the uninitiated, Paula Haney is the woman behind West Town's Hoosier Mama Pie Company, the source of at least 2 inches of my waistline. Haney, who's also the author of "The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie: Recipes, Techniques, and Wisdom from the Hoosier Mama Pie Company," is set for a cooking demo, and I'll be wildly impressed if she can pull off an entire pie in half an hour.--Dana Moran

Chicago Neighborhoods: Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski and Bill Hillmann

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jones College Prep/Cafeteria (tickets required)

When you ask most people what their favorite part of living in Chicago is, many say it's the city's unique neighborhoods. Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski's "Painted Cities" was one of the best books I've read this year, and I'd love to hear him talk more about his childhood in Pilsen. Kate Bernot

We Have Not Forgotten: Second City Celebrates "The Breakfast Club"

11 a.m. Saturday, Jones College Prep/South Auditorium (tickets required)

Combine the best improv company and the greatest movie of all time and what do you get? An event for the ages. Imagining what Second City has planned for this "live adapted reading" of the movie makes me grin. Prediction: John Bender bullies the script somehow, some way ... and it's glorious. Count me in for this. --Sean Ely

Malcolm London

12: 15 p.m. Saturday, Arts and Poetry Stage

This young spoken-word poet is definitely one to watch. In addition to winning Louder Than A Bomb in 2011, he is also a TED speaker and is involved with Young Chicago Authors. I can't wait to see what he has in store at this poetry reading session. --Lisa Arnett

John D'Emilio

2 p.m. Saturday, Jones College Prep/North Auditorium (tickets required)

I couldn't get through a gender studies class in college without reading some John D'Emilio, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. He wrote the book (actually, several books) on the history of American sexuality and gay identity, and was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the anti-sodomy law Lawrence V. Texas. I'd like to hear his conversation with legal scholar Geoffrey Stone about contemporary queer legal issues. --Rachel Cromidas

Barbara Ehrenreich

3 p.m. Saturday, Jones College Prep/North Auditorium (tickets required)

Accomplished investigative journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has tackled poverty, labor, feminism and her own struggle with cancer. Her latest book switches tack: She has written a memoir about spiritualism, atheism and her search for existential truth. Ehrenreich's conversation with Tribune columnist Mary Schmich promises to be challenging and entertaining. --Megan Crepeau

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