WBEZ | Chicago Book Expo http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-book-expo Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-18/weekender-alison-cuddy-94167 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-17/axis_11.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/weekend.jpg" style="width: 560px; height: 298px;" title=""></p><p>Jean Luc Godard’s 1968 film <em><a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-10-05/film/weekend-when-godard-burned-the-movie-house-down/">Weekend</a></em> is exactly the weekend you DON’T want to have!&nbsp; A couple jumps in the car, heads to the country, hits the mother of all traffic jams and then?&nbsp; Mayhem, murder, and cannibalism!&nbsp; What is it about a couple of days off from the grind that provokes anxiety in filmmakers?&nbsp; In <em><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037884/">The Lost Weekend</a></em> Ray Milland falls off the wagon – hard.&nbsp;<em> Weekend at Bernie’s</em> involves toting around a corpse and avoiding an assassin – played for laughs.&nbsp; And Chicagoan <a href="http://joeswanberg.com/">Joe Swanberg</a> explores the pains of a long distance relationship in <em>Nights and Weekends</em>.&nbsp; Now I’m pretty sure heading out to see Godard’s movie this weekend at the <a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/">Gene Siskel Film Center</a> won’t involve people trying to eat you for supper.&nbsp; But if you want to play it safe – here are a few other ideas to fill your Friday through Sunday.</p><p>Here are <em>Weekender</em>'s top picks:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-17/Tremulis.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 111px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.nicholastremulis.com/index.php">1. Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra</a></strong></span></p><p>Friday 9pm</p><p><a href="http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/">FitzGerald's</a> 6615 Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL</p><p>Hear more from Nicholas Tremulis <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-17/chicago-rocker-nicholas-tremulis-keeps-rolling-94140">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/Yellow-Ostrich.jpeg" style="width: 160px; height: 107px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.yellowostrich.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>2. Yellow Ostrich</strong></span></a></p><p><a href="http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1525284&amp;cobrand=metrochicago">Friday 9pm</a></p><p><a href="http://metrochicago.com/">Metro </a>3730 N. Clark Street</p><p>Opening for <a href="http://delicatesteve.com/">Delicate Steve</a> and <a href="http://www.rarariot.com/">Ra Ra Riot</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-17/chi books expo.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 160px; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://chicagowritershouse.org/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3. Chicago Book Expo 2011</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12-6pm</p><p>Goldblatt's Building 4720 N. Broadway 1st Floor</p><p>Uptown Broadway Building 4701 N. Broadway Basement</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/axis_11.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 114px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.axisdance.org/">4. AXIS Dance Company</a></strong></span></p><p>Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm</p><p><a href="http://auditoriumtheatre.org/wb/">Auditorium Theatre</a> 50 E. Congress Parkway</p><p>Hear <a href="http://www.luciamauro.com/">Lucia Mauro</a>'s review of the performance <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-08/reimagining-dancing-body-93850">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/Beer Carol.JPG" style="width: 160px; height: 136px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.drinkingandwriting.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. A Beer Carol!</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday at 4pm</p><p><a href="http://www.haymarketbrewing.com/">Haymarket Pub and Brewery</a> 737 W Randolph</p><p>Hear Gabriel Magliaro, founder and president of Chicago-based Half Acre Beer, discuss the local craft beer scene <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-15/brewing-strong-economy-94063">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-18/thumb.php_.png" style="width: 160px; height: 91px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/godards-weekend"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>6. WEEKEND</strong></span></a></p><p>Friday-Sunday</p><p><a href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/">Gene Siskel Film Center</a> 164 N. State Street</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the <em>Weekender</em> podcast.</p></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-18/weekender-alison-cuddy-94167 Weekly Guide: Booking a fun-filled weekend with John Rich http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-18/weekly-guide-booking-fun-filled-weekend-john-rich-94182 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-18/bookshelf flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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 <a href="http://www.chicagowritershouse.org/" target="_blank">Chicago Writers House</a> 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 <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> asked Rich to join the show as <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><strong>John's Weekend Picks:</strong></p><p><strong>Friday</strong><br> John heads to the <a href="http://www.saic.edu/" target="_blank">School of the Art Institute of Chicago</a> to check out the annual<a href="http://www.saic.edu/news/releases/index.html#current/SLC_37965" target="_blank"> Holiday Art Sale</a>.</p><p><strong>Saturday</strong><br> The <a href="http://www.chicagowritershouse.org/">Chicago Writers House</a> is co-hosting the <a href="http://www.chicagowritershouse.org/bookexpo2011.html" target="_blank">2011 Chicago Book Expo</a></p><p>That night he's going to see <a href="http://www.myspace.com/joanfrc" target="_blank">Joan of Arc's</a> performance of Charlie Chaplin's<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KszgkMeDoXQ&amp;oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D3%26ved%3D0CEkQtwIwAg%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.youtube.com%252Fwatch%253Fv%253DKszgkMeDoXQ%26ei%3DXnHGTsaYL8fY2QWR8IDUDw%26usg%3DAFQjCNFckGpAYHge1y_aWmVlU3voY_xsng%26sig2%3DWXq3usl0EJaI-E-HAWxXwQ&amp;has_verified=1"> <em>His New Job </em></a>with Luis Humberto Valadez and special guests.</p><p><strong>Sunday</strong><br> Relaxing on Sunday morning with bunch at <a href="http://www.mhenry.net/" target="_blank">m. henry</a> and some bacon wrapped eggs with polenta</p><p>Later, dancing at <a href="http://www.berlinchicago.com/" target="_blank">Berlin Nightclub</a>--the second Sunday of every month is "True Faith" '80s night with DJ Chester.</p><p><em>DJ Pick: Ralphi Rosario, "I Want You", (Jack Trax)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:33:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-18/weekly-guide-booking-fun-filled-weekend-john-rich-94182