Apple Nation Rises

"Fresh" is an ongoing obsession for foodies, and when it comes to apples, there's nothing fresher than right off the branch. Wilson's Orchard, 2924 Orchard Lane N.E., has thousands of branches to choose from that are home to 130 different varieties of apples. The orchard's staff members work to offer patrons an organic experience as well as produce.

A Very Sexy Comedy

Plunged into darkness and silence as the lights cut out and the air conditioner stopped whirling, Riverside Theater seemed to be an ominous place. Huge, dim, and empty, the theater, 213 N. Gilbert St., hardly seemed a place that would open a new show in a matter of days.

Trevor Talks Boston

Walt Steadman, is a Harvard dropout who just survived a shooting in a Boston cafe. He is one of the main characters in Douglas Trevor's new novel, Girls I Know, from which he will read at 7 p.m. Friday at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque. Admission is free.

Late Night Burritos

Ayy, Mami. Just in case I ended up on the wrong side of the Pedestrian Mall, I felt as if a new late-night food venue would be a good idea to locate.

Zappa pushes boundaries

Grammy-Award-winner Dweezil Zappa will bring his show "Zappa Plays Zappa" to the Englert stage this weekend. The American rock guitarist and occasional actor hopes to use music as a tool to express his inner words while navigating through many geographic and musical territories.

A combo of Drake and Emily Dickinson

Dessa is a poet, an author, a rapper, a singer, an educator, a streetwise philosopher, and an overall artist with a powerful voice (on and off the page) and dexterity for nailing the right notes among all things stylishly literary.

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