WBEZ | weekend http://www.wbez.org/tags/weekend Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Best places for a quick—even 'Odd'—weekend getaway http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/best-places-quick%E2%80%94even-odd%E2%80%94weekend-getaway-100310 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/dragon.jpg" title="Coin-Operated Fire-Breathing Dragon of Vandalia(Flickr/Selbe B)" /></div><p>Now that summer has officially begun, <em>Afternoon Shift</em> thought it was high time to plan a few weekend getaways. Tough economic times have kept many people cooped up at home the last few years&mdash;but no more! The majority of Americans are planning to take a summer vacation this year, according to a <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nearly-60-percent-of-americans-plan-to-take-summer-vacations-this-year-159184135.html" target="_blank">recent consumer survey</a>. And the majority of said travelers plan to get away <a href="http://www.kptm.com/story/18787635/road-trips-top-travelers-summer-vacation-plans" target="_blank">by car</a>!</p><p>So the <em>Afternoon Shift</em> decided to plot out some easy escapes. I figure less than 10 hours of drive time is ideal because once you hit double digits, you double the likelihood of a backseat brawl. I don&rsquo;t have a ton of research to back that up--but I can tell you that when my family road tripped to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the summer of &lsquo;93, stopping at every ballpark along the road to Cooperstown, I considered hurling myself across the Canadian border as we trekked from the old Tiger Stadium to the Montreal Expos spaceship dome. Around hour 11, I was desperately seeking asylum from the middle seat between a pair of thieving, card-shark brothers. &nbsp;</p><p>Host Steve Edwards exchanged ideas for some easy getaways with former <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> contributor and travel writer <a href="http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/catalog/showBook.cfm?ISBN=1569764662#" target="_blank">Jerome Pohlen</a> and <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Time Out Chicago</em></a> associate features editor Marissa Conrad. And we ask listeners&mdash;and the <em>Afternoon Shift</em> team to share their picks too. Where do you like to go to get away in the summer? <strong>Call 312-923-9239</strong>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="400" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=203732441956662625361.0004c2fe83194814da29d&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=44.559163,-89.912109&amp;spn=12.52395,27.246094&amp;z=5&amp;iwloc=0004c2ff9c87553d9131b&amp;output=embed" width="620"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=203732441956662625361.0004c2fe83194814da29d&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=44.559163,-89.912109&amp;spn=12.52395,27.246094&amp;z=5&amp;iwloc=0004c2ff9c87553d9131b&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">WBEZ Summer Getaways</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Host Steve Edwards Picks: 5 Towns Worth Visiting</strong><br /><strong>Frankfort, Illinois</strong><br />This historic community in the south suburbs sits along the Old Plan Road Bike Path and is home to a weekly Sunday farmer&#39;s market, movies on the town green and numerous outdoor festivals.</p><p><strong>Buchanan, Michigan</strong><br />Some call Buchanan &ldquo;the next Three Oaks, Michigan&rdquo; which, depending on how you look at it, could be a great thing or impetus to visit now before it&rsquo;s overrun by Chicago-expats. Either way, you&rsquo;ll find great architecture, a quaint downtown district (on the National Register of Historic Places) and a perfect perch from which to explore the outdoors.</p><p><strong>Historic Pullman District &ndash; Chicago, Illinois</strong><br />OK, it&rsquo;s technically not a small town anymore, but the feeling is all the same. To stroll the streets of the community created by George Pullman for the workers in his adjacent factory is to walk into another era. It&rsquo;s living history that&rsquo;s often overlooked. Mark your calendars now for the historic house tour in October.</p><p><strong>Valparaiso, Indiana</strong><br />Located along the Lincoln Highway, the town square is still the central business district and the historic heart of the community that&rsquo;s home to Popcorn Fest, Valparaiso University and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana.</p><p><strong>Woodstock, Illinois</strong><br />Woodstock has been featured in several major motion pictures, including Groundhog Day and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, thanks to its remarkable town square and towering Opera House. Well worth a visit for its farmer&#39;s market and its traditional City Band Concerts on the Square.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jerome Pohlen, author </strong>of <strong><a href="http://www.ipgbook.com/oddball-illinois-products-9781613740323.php" target="_blank"><em>Oddball Illinois: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places</em></a> Top 10</strong>:</p><p>1. Coin-Operated, Fire-Breathing Dragon, Vandalia<br />2. <a href="http://www.midwayvillage.com/wordpress/" target="_blank">World&#39;s Largest Sock Monkey</a>, Rockford<br />3. <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/27354" target="_blank">Friendship Shoe Fence</a>, Cornell<br />4. <a href="http://www.horrorbles.com/" target="_blank">Horrorbles</a>, Berwyn<br />5. <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/402" target="_blank">World&#39;s Largest Abe Lincoln Statue</a>, Ashmore<br />6. <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/18808" target="_blank">General Santa Ana&#39;s Wooden Legs</a>, Springfield and Decatur<br />7. <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11386" target="_blank">Mini Solar System/Maxi Model</a>, Peoria et al<br />8. Rosario&#39;s Italian Sausage, Chicago<br />9. <a href="http://voices.yahoo.com/carbondales-best-kept-secret-boo-rochman-memorial-317874.html" target="_blank">Boo Rochman Memorial Park</a>, Carbondale<br />10. <a href="http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g36392-d646324-r128462619-R_Place_Family_Eatery-Morris_Illinois.html" target="_blank">Truck Stop Marionettes</a>, Morris</p><p><strong>Wisconsin native and <em>Time Out Chicago</em> associate feature&#39;s editor Marissa Conrad&#39;s Picks</strong>:</p><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Wisconsin%20Dells%20flickr.jpg" style="width: 320px; height: 213px;" title="Noah's Ark at Wisconsin Dells (Flickr/Dave Reid)" /></div><p><a href="http://www.wisdells.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Wisconsin Dells</strong></a><br />Conrad says she ABSOLUTELY loves the Dells and could talk about it for hours. Web producer and New Yorker <strong>Kate Dries</strong> plans to brave the Dells&#39; rapids this summer, mostly just to say she&#39;s done it and, she says, &quot;because [I&#39;m] 12 and like water parks.&quot; Dries also loves state fairs and <strong>Minneapolis</strong>--she wholeheartedly recommends stopping at <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/29/330049/restaurant/Twin-Cities/Dinkytown/Als-Breakfast-Minneapolis" target="_blank">Al&#39;s Breakfast</a>.</p><p><strong>Indianapolis</strong><br />A lot of cool stuff going on right now, including a zoo exhibit where over 500 exotic birds are flying around you...they&#39;ll land on your arm and walk across your head!</p><p><a href="http://www.americanclubresort.com/index.html" target="_blank">Kohler, Wisconsin</a><br />Conrad says it&#39;s a great resort spa destination for couples.</p><p><strong>Nashville, Tennessee</strong><br />Conrad hopes to head south to check out Nashville&#39;s booming foodie scene recently profiled by the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/06/20/dining/20120620-NASHVILLE.html?ref=dining" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em></a></p><p><strong>Darwin, Minnesota</strong><br />Home of the <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2128" target="_blank">world&#39;s largest ball of twine</a>, it&#39;s this tiny town of 247 and they are all so proud of the ball of twine! There&#39;s the Twine Ball Restaurant, Twine Ball Inn, etc. But it&#39;s also super close to the Mall of America and Twin Cities, so it&#39;s legit to make a whole weekend out of it.</p><p><strong>Green Bay, Wisconsin</strong><br />Conrad was wary to share this pick--obviously! But, she says, Lambeau Field and the Packers Hall of Fame are worth a visit.</p><p><strong>Milwaukee, Wisconsin</strong><br />Conrad recommends the classic <a href="http://www.factorytour.com/tours/miller-brewing.cfm" target="_blank">Miller Brewing Factory</a> tour or the <a href="http://mam.org/" target="_blank">Milwaukee Art Museum</a>.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Milwaukee%20Art%20Museum.jpg" title="Milwaukee Art Museum (Flickr/clarkmaxwell)" /></div><p>Milwaukee&#39;s also tops producer <strong>Carrie Shepherd&#39;s list:</strong> I think Milwaukee is a quick, great escape from the city. I&rsquo;m more of an urban rat than a nature seeker so I don&rsquo;t head north for the hikes and canoeing like other Chicagoans. I like that Milwaukee has city amenities, but is really manageable. You can rent a car, be there in under 2 hours and there&rsquo;s ample parking. The Milwaukee Museum of Art is architecturally beautiful and sits right on Lake Michigan. There&rsquo;s also great eating in the city, far beyond your stereotypical brat and beer fare&hellip;two things I tend to avoid. Well, more the former. Before my last visit, Milwaukeeans recommended a visit to the <a href="http://www.historicthirdward.org/" target="_blank">Historic Third Ward</a>, an area of revamped old warehouses with cool bars and boutiques (on my last visit, I actually got some good stuff at a shop owned by a Chicago expat). <a href="http://www.milwaukeepublicmarket.org/main.html" target="_blank">The Milwaukee Public Market </a>is in that area, too, with a huge selection of foods from every corner of the globe.<br /><br />Not everyone is big on Milwaukee. <strong>Producer and Wisconsite Eilee Heikenen-Weiss</strong> prefers the cheese state&#39;s more rustic locales: Topping Eilee&#39;s list is <a href="http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Devil&#39;s Lake</strong></a>. It has tons of hiking, rock climbing, camping, boating (no motors, tho). Easy access to Wisconsin Dells attractions without having to stay in the Dells, which is horrible. And, she says, if there&#39;s no on-site camping available, stay at one of the nearby inns. Lots of cute ones outside the Dells. Eilee recommends checking out <a href="http://www.flickr.com//photos/skilletcreek/sets/72157629822990369/show/" target="_blank">Dr. Evrmor&rsquo;s Art Park</a>, the <a href="http://circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org/" target="_blank">Circus World Museum</a>, the <a href="http://www.savingcranes.org/" target="_blank">International Crane Foundation </a>and picking fruit at local farms while you&#39;re there. And, she says, <strong>Dodgeville, Wisconsin</strong> is worth a stop too: <a href="http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/govdodge/" target="_blank">Great camping</a>, visit the land of trolls at <a href="http://www.trollway.com/" target="_blank">Mount Horeb</a>, hit up a nearby <a href="http://friendsofmazobeach.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">nude beach</a> and <a href="http://www.pecksfarmmarketeast.com/seasons-attractions" target="_blank">Peck&rsquo;s Farm Market</a>, especially, Eilee says, &quot;for the petting zoo...climbing goats.&quot; &nbsp;</p><p>Producer Joe DeCeault likes to hit the bike trails around <a href="http://www.dupageforest.com/preserve.aspx?id=4224" target="_blank"><strong>Argonne National Laboratory.</strong></a></p><p>And <strong>web producer Andrew Gill</strong> recommends stops in <a href="http://www.newglarusvillage.com/" target="_blank"><strong>New Glarus, Wisconsin</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.3floyds.com/" target="_blank">Three Floyds Brewery</a> in Munster, Indiana.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/best-places-quick%E2%80%94even-odd%E2%80%94weekend-getaway-100310 'Recovering groupie' Cynthia Plaster Caster molds a rock-star weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-16/recovering-groupie-cynthia-plaster-caster-molds-rock-star-weekend-94964 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-16/Cynthia Plaster Caster.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A warning--some listeners may want to put their ear muffs on. <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <em>Weekly Guide</em> s best known for making plaster castings of the “naughty bits” of male and female rock 'n rollers. Cynthia Plaster Caster has gotten up close and personal with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.</p><p>But her experiences in the music world roamed much further. Cynthia was in the process of putting together a memoir about her time as an infamous groupie. She shared more family-friendly weekend picks but first Cynthia Albritton, aka Cynthia Plaster Caster, told <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> about her work in progress, a memoir of her groupie days.</p><p><strong>Cynthia's Picks:</strong></p><p><strong>FRIDAY</strong><br> <a href="http://www.heathermcadams.com/Country_Calendar.html" target="_blank">Chris and Heather's Country Calendar Show</a> at <a href="http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com" target="_blank">Fitzgerald’s</a><br> <br> Musician <a href="http://www.dimensiononerecords.com/index.php/roster/robertkramer" target="_blank">Robert Kramer</a> is playing at <a href="http://www.sabatinoschicago.com/" target="_blank">Sabatinos</a></p><p>The Fifth Annual Hideout Christmas Egyptian/Cosmic Panto at the <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" target="_blank">Hideout</a> (RUNS FRI / SAT / SUN)</p><p><strong>SATURDAY</strong><br> Cynthia Plaster Caster is going to go to The Bleeping Ravenswood Manor Film Society. It’s a private event&nbsp; put on by a friend&nbsp; of hers, John Connor. Connor is in the band Brick-a-Brack. A friend of Cynthia's works in Hollywood archiving old TV shows and has access to some really obscure stuff from '50s, '60s and '70s.</p><p><strong>SUNDAY</strong><br> DJ Matt Fields will spinning X-mas music at The <a href="http://www.theburlingtonbar.com/" target="_blank">Burlington Bar</a> in Logan Square.</p><p>Supreme Soul DJ Bridget will be playing <a href="http://www.delilahschicago.com/" target="_blank">Deliah's</a> in Lincoln Park<br> At 6:00 p.m., <em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtXnLtOHiTk" target="_blank">Santa Claus Conquers the Martians</a></em> featuring Pia Zadora, will be shown.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-16/recovering-groupie-cynthia-plaster-caster-molds-rock-star-weekend-94964 Weekly Guide: 'Alien Queen' team crafts intergalactic weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/weekly-guide-alien-queen-team-crafts-intergalactic-weekend-94755 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-09/Alien Queen.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The mash-up has become as American as apple pie, providing great mixes – like Jay-Z and the Beatles--and some questionable ones-–hello Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry? But how about the rock band Queen and the sci-fi horror flick <em>Alien</em>? That cultural pairing may be unfamiliar to some–-but not for much longer --thanks to Scott Bradley, one-half of the mad genius behind the rock concert slash parody slash musical known as <a href="http://bigtopjojo.com/scooty/shows/alien-queen/" target="_blank"><em>Alien Queen: The Concert</em></a>. The show takes place this Saturday night at 9pm at the <a href="http://metrochicago.com/" target="_blank">Metro</a> in Chicago. Ryan Lanning is its star – he plays Ridley in <em>Alien Queen</em>. But before they broke any legs, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>invited them to be the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guides</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Picks from Scott Bradley </strong></p><p>Friday:<br> <a href="http://www.neofuturists.org/" target="_blank">Neofuturists</a> "Burning Bluebeard"</p><p>Saturday:<br> <a href="http://thepapermacheteshow.com" target="_blank">The Paper Machete Show</a></p><p><em>This week at TPMS:</em><br> Madame Barker’s Cabaret (Molly Brennan and John Fournier)<br> Art and Nancy Brennan (Occupy activists)<br> Chad the Bird<br> Cameron Esposito (Stand-up Comedienne)<br> Kate James and Steve Waltien (The Second City)<br> Claire Zulkey (Blogger/Funny Ha Ha)<br> Music by Baby Teeth</p><p>Sunday:<br> <a href="http://www.ludorock.com/" target="_blank">A Very LUDO Christmas</a> at Metro - 6:30pm all ages - really fun St. Louis rockers.</p><p>Monday:<br> Monday night: <a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/" target="_blank"><em>Raiders of the Lost Ark</em> at Musicbox Theatre</a> -&nbsp; Face-melting Nazis on the large screen!!!!</p><p><strong>Picks from Ryan Lanning</strong></p><p>Friday:<br> <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/lists/sedaris/" target="_blank">Santaland Diaries</a></em><br> Written by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello<br> Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, Theatre Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave - $20-$55<br> &nbsp;</p><p>Saturday:<br> Tori Amos at the <a href="http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Theatre</a></p><p>Sunday:<br> <a href="http://www.bucktownpromotions.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Bucktown Holiday Artshow</a><br> Holstein Park Fieldhouse 2200 N. Oakley Ave.<br> 13th annual art showcase, featuring original work from 100 artists spanning all mediums. $2</p><p>Monday:<br> Through Dec 24 <a href="http://www.christkindlmarket.com/en/" target="_blank">Christkindlmarket</a> in Daley Plaza<br> German Holiday Market -&nbsp; German Crafts and delicious food and drink - Stollen, Fudge, Sausages, Beers. Free<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/weekly-guide-alien-queen-team-crafts-intergalactic-weekend-94755 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-25/weekender-alison-cuddy-94263 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-22/brian-babylon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/turkey 1.jpg" style="width: 560px; height: 373px;" title=""></p><p>For most of us Thanksgiving means turkey for dinner. But many use the holiday to ponder deeper relationships to the big, meaty bird. These days some folks go the <strong><a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-eng-turkey-slaughter-20111122,0,7655182.story">extra mile</a></strong> to make feasting on the bird more meaningful. Maybe they agree with Benjamin Franklin - who in jest deemed turkey a '<strong><a href="http://fi.edu/franklin/birthday/faq.html#21">more respectable bird</a></strong>' than America's national symbol, the eagle? But why stop at turkey? The birds are everywhere! Angry Birds, the popular mobile app, is now entering the <strong><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angry-birds-the-smurfs-holiday-toys-264997">stuffed toy market</a></strong>. And take a look at this <strong><a href="http://vimeo.com/30843599">creepy mash-up</a></strong> of Angry Birds and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. If that revenge scenario has you regretting the feast you just consumed check out Peggy MacNamara, artist in residence at <strong><a href="http://fieldmuseum.org/"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">The Field Museum</span></a></strong>. MacNamara’s not only drawn many of the bird specimens held by the Museum - 18 of her own <a href="http://www.peggymacnamara.com/"><span class="Normal__Char" style="font-weight: bold;">paintings </span></a>are also on permanent display.</p><p>Other picks for the weekend are below. And big thanks to The Chicago Film Archive for providing the vintage sounds of Chicago's holiday season (The Big Downtown Christmas, Charles Sharp, 1962).</p><p>Here are <em>Weekender</em>'s top 6 picks:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/boys-noize.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 87px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.boysnoize.com/blog/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>1. Boys Noize</strong></span></a></p><p><a href="http://www.clubtix.com/themid/boys-noize---team-bayside-high---mayhem-tickets-66377">Friday 10pm-4am</a></p><p><a href="http://www.themidchicago.com/">The Mid</a> 306 N Halsted</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://southsidehub.org/2011/11/18/three-films-about-the-middle-east/">2. Films about the <img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/middle east.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title="">Middle East</a></strong></span></p><p>Three films about Americans' Knowledge of the Middle East</p><p>Saturday 6pm</p><p><a href="http://southsidehub.org/">Southside Hub of Production</a> 5638 S Woodlawn Ave, Hyde Park</p><p>See a trailer for one of the films, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVFX4ptNPA">Desert in the Coffeehouse</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-21/brian-babylon.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 141px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://comedybarchicago.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3. Brian Babylon</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday 8pm and 10pm</p><p><a href="http://www.vocalo.org/">Vocalo</a>'s <a href="http://www.brianbabylon.com/Brian_Babylon/BRIAN_BABYLON.html">Brian Babylon</a> hosts hilarious Stand Up at <a href="http://comedybarchicago.com/">The Comedy Bar</a></p><p>157 W Ontario St (Ontourage)</p><p>See more of Brian's comedy <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL-xgQ8C4sU">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.roosevelt.edu/GageGallery.aspx">4. Prison </a><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/Supermax-Prison.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 106px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></strong></span></p><p>Photographs by <a href="http://lloyddegrane.com/">Lloyd DeGrane</a></p><p>Friday 9-6 Saturday 10-4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.roosevelt.edu/GageGallery/Directions.aspx">Gage Gallery</a> 18 S. Michigan</p><p>Hear more from Lloyd DeGrane <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-22/capturing-life-behind-bars-94278">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/yawn.jpeg" style="width: 160px; height: 116px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.yawntheband.com/YAWN/Home.html"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. YAWN</strong></span></a></p><p>Saturday 8pm</p><p>w/ <a href="http://www.thekooks.com/">The Kooks</a> and <a href="http://www.thepostelles.com/">The Postelles</a></p><p><a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/Vic/Concerts.aspx">The Vic Theatre</a> 3145 N Sheffield Ave</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-22/christ.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 106px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.christkindlmarket.com/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">6. Christkindlmarket</span></strong></a></p><p>Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sunday 11am-8pm</p><p>Traditional German American Holiday Market and Chicago Institution</p><p>Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St</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, 25 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-25/weekender-alison-cuddy-94263 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 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-04/weekender-alison-cuddy-93641 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-November/2011-11-04/moon.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17262149?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="560"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/17262149">Piano.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/paulrayment">Paul Rayment</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p>Chicago has no shortage of film festivals.&nbsp; Seriously you could spend practically every weekend checking out the best in<a href="http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/"> international film</a> or new <a href="http://www.cicff.org/">movies for children</a> or even <a href="http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/chicago/">films about bikes</a>! A relative newcomer to the film fest scene is the <a href="http://www.eyeworksfestival.com/">Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation</a>.&nbsp; The fest is four programs over two days - you can watch old and new, classic or rare animated shorts.&nbsp; For a preview take a look at Piano, which screens Sunday. It is just one of the pieces of eye and ear candy I've picked out for you this weekend!</p><p>Here are Weekender's top six picks:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/bazer-thumb.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.markbazer.com/2010/05/29/hideout/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">1. The Interview Show</span></strong></a></p><p>Friday 6:30pm</p><p><a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/">The Hideout</a> 13<span style="font-size: 12px;">54 W<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"> Wabansia</span></span></p><p>Hear <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/mark-bazer">Mark Bazer</a>'s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-04/weekly-guide-interview-shows-mark-bazer-gets-chicago-couch-93770">Weekly Guide</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/moon.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 106px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://kv265.org/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">2. Moonrise</span></strong></a></p><p><a href="http://josefrancisco.org/">Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado</a> and the <a href="http://www.chicagosinfonietta.org/">Chicago Sinfonietta</a> perform</p><p>Saturday 8:00pm <a href="http://northcentralcollege.edu/home">North Central College</a> Naperville</p><p>Hear Dr. Salgado's interview <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-01/exploring-outer-space-music-93659">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/MIB.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 132px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.michaelianblack.net"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">3. Michael Ian Black</span></strong></a></p><p>Stand-up Comedian Michael Ian Black at Park West</p><p>Saturday 8:00pm</p><p><a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/ParkWest/Concerts.aspx">Park West </a>322 W Armitage Ave</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/evanston.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 102px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://eplfriends.org/the-mighty-twig/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">4. The Mighty Twig</span></strong></a></p><p>Six month celebration of the opening of Evanston's volunteer-run library, The Mighty Twig</p><p>Saturday 5:00pm 900 Chicago Ave Evanston</p><p>Paul Friedman explains why he loves Evanston <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/comparing-evanston-and-chicago-93689">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/milano.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 160px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.hearmilano.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. Milano</strong></span></a></p><p>Chicago band Milano play Dudeypalooza</p><p><a href="http://www.martyrslive.com/">Martyrs'</a> 3855 N Lincoln Ave</p><p>Hear a live performance from Milano <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/musicvox-live-from-studio-10/id410349767">here</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-November/2011-11-04/eyeworks_logo.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 93px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.eyeworksfestival.com/01.html"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">6. Eyeworks Festival</span></strong></a></p><p>Eyeworks Animation Festival</p><p>Saturday and Sunday</p><p><a href="http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/academics/pages/labsandresources/labsandresources.aspx">DePaul CDM Theater</a> 247 S. State Street, basement level</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the Weekender podcast.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-11-04/weekender-alison-cuddy-93641 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-27/weekender-alison-cuddy-93417 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-28/FIG_9_ONMONSTERS_LRG.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/FIG_9_ONMONSTERS_LRG.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 369px;" title=""></p><p>Halloween has become a major event for both children and adults. Is there anyone who doesn't like eating candy, dressing up and playing tricks?!&nbsp; But beneath the costumes some scary stuff lurks - like monsters.&nbsp; Real or fictional, we're drawn to the monstrous side of life.&nbsp; I got to thinking about our beastly attractions thanks to <a href="http://www.stephenasma.com/">Stephen Asma</a>, who has a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Monsters-Unnatural-History-Worst-Fears/dp/0199798095/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4">great book on the 'unnatural' history of monsters</a>.&nbsp; You can settle in for a scary read, or you can head out - I've found plenty of monster-friendly events happening around Chicago this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are the top 6 picks for the weekend:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/monster_squad_small.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.portagetheater.com/Events/PDF%20HALLOWEEN%20HAVOC%204%202011%20POSTER.jpg"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">1. Halloween Havoc 4</span></strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u96ogiqeTBw">House of Frankenstein</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBG29nM_uEg">The Monster Squad</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeAzGxWlEcg">The Haunting</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa98CctMb38">The House of 1000 Corpses</a></p><p>Friday 4:30 - witching hour</p><p><a href="http://www.portagetheater.com">Portage Theatre</a> 4050 N. Milwaukee Avenue</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-24/Red 3.JPG" style="width: 160px; height: 83px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=124"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>2. Red</strong></span></a></p><p>Friday October 28th - Sunday, October 30th</p><p><a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/">Goodman Theatre</a> 170 N. Dearborn Street</p><p>Hear more from playwright John Logan <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-15/playwright-john-logan-paints-chicago-red-92029">here</a>.</p><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><div class="times"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/jc.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://jcbrooksandtheuptownsound.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound</strong></span></a></div><div class="times">Friday w/ White Mystery</div><div class="times"><a href="http://www.doubledoor.com/">Double Door</a></div><div class="times">1572 N. Milwaukee Ave</div><div class="times">Hear their interview and performance with Eight Forty-Eight <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-26/jc-brooks-and-uptown-sound-deliver-some-21st-century-soul-93493">here</a>.</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/gainsbourg.JPG" style="width: 160px; height: 89px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.musicboxfilms.com/gainsbourg"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>4. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life</strong></span></a></p><div class="show_left"><div class="theater"><div id="theater_17343236898785978263"><div class="address"><a href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/" id="link_1_theater_17343236898785978263">Music Box</a> 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago</div></div><div class="times"><div class="show_right"><div class="theater"><div id="theater_15782977380669114765"><div class="address"><a href="http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Chicago/Landmark%27sRenaissancePlaceCinema.htm" id="link_1_theater_15782977380669114765">Landmark Renaissance Place Cinema</a> Highland Park</div></div><div class="times"><span style=""><span style="padding: 0pt;">‎</span></span></div><div class="times"><span style="">Hear </span>Christy LeMaster's review <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-21/european-cinema-comes-chicago-93354">here</a>.</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><div class="times"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/Svengoolie-Image.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://svengoolie.com/"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5. Svengoolie</strong></span></a></div><div class="times"><a href="http://svengoolie.com/?page_id=19">Bark-o-ween 3 at Parker's</a></div><div class="times">1342 E 55th Street Hyde Park</div><div class="times">Saturday 1-4pm</div><div class="times"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/nightmareonchicagostreet#%21/nightmareonchicagostreet?sk=info">Nightmare on Chicago Street</a> Elgin</div><div class="times">Saturday 6-11pm</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><div class="times"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-28/25_spooky.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 103px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="https://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2011/10/30_spooky.php"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>6. Spooky Singalong</strong></span></a></div><div class="times">Sunday 10am and 3pm</div><div class="times"><a href="https://www.oldtownschool.org/">Old Town School of Folk Music</a></div><div class="times">909 West Armitage Ave</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div><div class="times">&nbsp;</div></div></div></div></div></div><p>Click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the Weekender podcast.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-27/weekender-alison-cuddy-93417 Weekender with Alison Cuddy http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-21/weekender-alison-cuddy-93330 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-21/serafine lacroix.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Welcome to the Weekender! Host Alison Cuddy has your whole weekend planned out for you.</p><p>Click above to listen, click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-21/serafine lacroix.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 359px;" title=""></p><p>Sometimes Chicago culture is like a jar of candy - you just have to pick your favorite flavor!&nbsp; Come along as we sample Chicago authors Nelson Algren and Saul Bellow, hear the sound of poetry in a brothel and get a Chicago Bear's plan to break down a London guard! Plus a ukulele tune!</p><div id="divBdy"><div><div><div><div>See all of the Weekender picks below.</div></div></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Poetry Brothel.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 120px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.chicagopoetrybrothel.com/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Chicago Poetry Brothel</span></strong></a></p><p>Friday, October 21st: 8pm-Midnight</p><p>Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W 18th St</p><p>More: Hear more of Serafine LaCroix's aka Jennifer Steele's Weekly Guide picks <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-21/weekly-guide-intimate-weekend-chicago-poetry-brothel-serafine-lacroix-93">here</a>, including Sunday Brunch at <a href="http://www.kitkatchicago.com/">Kit Kat Lounge</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/2011_07July_11_PatrickStump21.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 104px; float: left; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px;" title=""></p><p><a href="http://www.patrickstump.com/"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Patrick Stump: Soul Punk</span></strong></a></p><p>Fall Out Boy frontman <a href="http://www.patrickstump.com/">Patrick Stump</a>'s solo debut: <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-punk-deluxe-edition/id466040776?ign-mpt=uo%3D4">Soul Punk</a></p><p>Released Oct. 18th on <a href="http://www.islanddefjam.com/default.aspx?labelID=62">Island Records</a>.</p><p>Look for his interview on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/eight-forty-eight"><em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> next week.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Nelson-Algren-001.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 111px; float: left; margin: 10px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" title=""></div><div><a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Chicago: City on the Make</span></strong></a></div><p>More: Co-Editor Bill Savage <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-17/celebrating-60-years-nelson-algrens-chicago-city-make-93189">spoke with <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em></a> about the book.</p><p><a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html">The 60th Anniversary Edition</a> is available now on <a href="http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11463726.html">The University of Chicago Press Books</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/Nurses.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 80px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><a href="http://www.myspace.com/nurses"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">Nurses</span></strong></a></p><p>Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10pm</p><p><a href="http://www.schubas.com/">Schuba's</a>, 3159 N. Southport</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-21/uke-horrifica.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 87px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="http://www.ukechicago.org/">Chicago Ukulele Cabaret</a>: <a href="http://gapersblock.com/slowdown/archives/2011/10/22/#060433">Uke Horrifica</a></strong></span></p><p>Saturday, Oct 22nd, 8:30pm, 21+, Free</p><p>Silvie's Lounge: 1902 W. Irving Park</p><p>More: <a href="http://www.theheavyboxes.com/">The Heavy Boxes</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-20/London-NFL.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 90px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" title=""><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://www.chicagobears.com/index.html">Chicago Bears</a> vs. <a href="http://www.buccaneers.com/">Tampa Bay Buccaneers</a></span></strong></p><p>Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 12pm</p><p><a href="http://www.wembleystadium.com/">Wembley Stadium</a>, London, UK</p><p><a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video/shows/nfl-on-fox">The NFL on Fox</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Those are your Weekender picks so have a great weekend, get out there, and enjoy!</p><p>Subscribe to the Weekender podcast <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/weekender/id469524810">here.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><hr><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 17:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-10-21/weekender-alison-cuddy-93330 The Weekly Guide: Skating around town with the Windy City Rollers http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/weekly-guide-skating-around-town-windy-city-rollers-89834 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-29/Windy City Rollers.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The theater can be a place to while away the weekend but if Chicagoans want something a little less refined, they might consider the roller rink. Not the dancing-on-wheels variety but full-throttle aggression! Tamiko Saame and Alisa DePedro are two players from the <a href="http://www.windycityrollers.com/" target="_blank">Windy City Rollers</a>. To fans of the sport, it's "<a href="http://www.windycityrollers.com/members/tamikaze/" target="_blank">Tamikazi</a>" and <a href="http://www.windycityrollers.com/members/sargentina/" target="_blank">"Sargentina</a>." The crew will roll at <a href="http://www.windycityrollers.com/category/events/" target="_blank">Saturday’s game</a> but first, they shared some other suggestions for how to have fun and maybe take one or two folks down too in the latest edition of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guide</em></a>.<br> <br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-29/weekly-guide-skating-around-town-windy-city-rollers-89834 The Weekly Guide: How a Clevelander rocks it in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-01/weekly-guide-how-clevelander-rocks-it-chicago-84588 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-01/Cleveland.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Who among us hasn’t gotten into some foolishness in our hometown? Maybe that’s why we leave them! Love it or hate it we can all be a bit of a fool about the place that shaped us. For Marah Eakin that place is Cleveland. Eaken’s Chicago City Editor for <a href="http://A.V.%20Club" target="_blank">The A.V. Club</a>. On Saturday, she’ll moderate the <a href="http://www.quimbys.com/blog/2011/04/02/?ec3_listing=events" target="_blank">Cleveland Confidential Book Tour</a> at Quimby's, a panel discussion among a bunch of Cleveland-born writers. On Friday, she was <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a> guest and shared her ideas on how a Cleveland native enjoys a weekend in Chicago.</p><p><strong>Marah's List:</strong><br> <br> <strong>FRIDAY:</strong><br> 1. Wear <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097815/" target="_blank">Rick Vaughn</a> glasses all day for the Cleveland season opener against the <a href="http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=CLE%20" target="_blank">White Sox</a></p><p>2. Have a Friday fish fry at <a href="http://fishbarchicago.com/" target="_blank">Fish Bar </a><br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY: </strong><br> 1. Fishing in Lake Michigan<br> 2. Eat dinner at <a href="http://www.redapplebuffet.com/" target="_blank">Red Apple Buffet</a>&nbsp;<br> <br> <strong>SUNDAY: </strong><br> 1. <a href="http://www.sebadoh.com/" target="_blank">Sebadoh</a> at <a href="http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/%20" target="_blank">Lincoln Hall</a></p><p><em>Music Button: Foghat, "Fool For The City", from the CD Fool For the City, (Rhino)</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-01/weekly-guide-how-clevelander-rocks-it-chicago-84588