3 p.m. Saturday, The Mash Stage

Get ready to meet some of Chicago's up-and-comers. RedEye's little sib, The Mash, has found 18 Chicago-area high school students who excel in categories such as entrepreneurship, sports, music and activism. Also, I'd love for you to nab tickets to my chat with Cris Mazza, author of "Something Wrong With Her: A Real-Time Memoir," in classroom 5038 of Jones College Prep at 1 p.m. Sunday. --Kristin Samuelson

Greg Kot and Mavis Staples

4 p.m. Saturday at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium (tickets required)

The legendary soul singer (and Chicago native) could be sitting at a bus stop and I would recommend that you attend. Tribune music critic Greg Kot profiled her in his new book "I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway," and both of them on the same stage is sure to be an insightful look into her life. --Ernest Wilkins

Drawing Conclusions with Scott Stantis

11:45 a.m. Sunday, Hotel Blake/Burnham Room (tickets required)

As someone who can draw with Photoshop but not with good old pen/pencil and paper, I've always appreciated what editorial cartoonists like Stantis from the Trib do for a living. --Jay St. Pierre

John Logan

1-1:45 p.m. Sunday, Center Stage

The playwright and screenwriter is the scribe behind "Gladiator," "The Aviator" and "Hugo"—all of which earned him Oscar nominations—and the TV series "Penny Dreadful," currently airing on Showtime. See if the Chicago native and Northwestern graduate gives away any hints about what's next for 007—he's slated to write the next two James Bond films following his work on "Skyfall." --Elise De Los Santos

"Prep School" with James P. DeWan

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Good Eating Stage

From cooking with booze to conquering crab cakes, reading James P. DeWan's column has helped me graduate from cooking like I still live in a college dorm. The only thing that would make this session better is if there were free samples. --Aly Morris

The American Heritage Dictionary Define-A-Thon

3:30 p.m. Sunday, Center Stage

Fan of the board game Balderdash? This is just the opposite. Language buffs are given a definition and must pick the correct word—from the unfamiliar to downright obscure—to pair it with. Crack open the dictionary; only those with a commodious vocabulary will triumph. --Mick Swasko

>>Tune into RedEye Remix on WGN 720 for a Printers Row Lit Fest takeover from midnight June 7 through 2 a.m. June 8.

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