Weekly Guide: Booking a fun-filled weekend with John Rich

November 18, 2011

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'Weekly Guide' John Rich helped organize the upcoming Chicago Book Expo.

With the holidays right around the corner, life could get overwhelming fast. Sometimes a person just wants to stay home and curl up with a good book--or go out shopping for some! John Rich is founder of Chicago Writers House is all about making that happen. The mobile collective of writers and community organizers bring book sales, literary discussions and writing sessions to Chicago neighborhoods. Over the weekend Chicago Writers House co-hosts the first-ever Chicago Book Expo 2011 in the Uptown neighborhood. So Eight Forty-Eight asked Rich to join the show as The Weekly Guide.

John's Weekend Picks:

Friday
John heads to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to check out the annual Holiday Art Sale.

Saturday
The Chicago Writers House is co-hosting the 2011 Chicago Book Expo

That night he's going to see Joan of Arc's performance of Charlie Chaplin's His New Job with Luis Humberto Valadez and special guests.

Sunday
Relaxing on Sunday morning with bunch at m. henry and some bacon wrapped eggs with polenta

Later, dancing at Berlin Nightclub--the second Sunday of every month is "True Faith" '80s night with DJ Chester.

DJ Pick: Ralphi Rosario, "I Want You", (Jack Trax)