WBEZ | John Rich http://www.wbez.org/tags/john-rich Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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