WBEZ | the weekly guide http://www.wbez.org/tags/weekly-guide-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Weekly Guide: Surviving a zombie outbreak with Paul Cosca http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-28/weekly-guide-surviving-zombie-outbreak-paul-cosca-93570 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-28/brikenbrak.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With all the ghouls, zombies and ghosts bopping around, Halloween is a happening holiday. There will be plenty to keep Chicagoans busy over the weekend, perhaps some created a prize-winning costume. But, do any know what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Paul Cosca sure did. He is the writer and director of <a href="http://www.brikenbrak.org/alive.html" target="_blank"><em>Alive</em></a>, an intimate zombie experience, which is performed at <a href="http://www.brikenbrak.org/thinktank.html" target="_blank">The Think Tank</a> theater in Ravenswood. Cosca is also the artistic director of <a href="http://www.brikenbrak.org/indexbrikenbrak.html" target="_blank">Brikenbrak Theatre Project</a> and the managing director of The Think Tank. He served as the <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/search/apachesolr_search/weekly%20guide" target="_blank">Weekly Guide</a></em> and he gave <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> his tips for a truly terrifying weekend.</p><p>Cosca's picks include:</p><p><strong>Friday:</strong><br> <a href="http://dreamtheatrecompany.com/Women_Only_Train.html" target="_blank"><em>Audience Annihilated Part One: Women Only Train</em></a>&nbsp; performed by the<a href="http://dreamtheatrecompany.com/index.html" target="_blank"> Dream Theatre Company</a></p><p>Take a trip to <a href="http://fearcitychicago.com/" target="_blank"><em>Fear City Chicago,</em></a> a haunted house in Morton Grove.</p><p><strong>Saturday:</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.brikenbrak.org/alive.html" target="_blank"><em>Alive</em></a> performed by the <a href="http://www.brikenbrak.org/indexbrikenbrak.html" target="_blank">Brikenbrak Theatre Project</a> at The Think Tank theater in Ravenswood.</p><p><strong>Sunday:</strong></p><p>Head out to the movies and see <a href="http://www.paranormalmovie.com/map/tickets.php" target="_blank"><em>Paranormal Activity 3</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Monday:</strong></p><p>Stay in for <a href="http://www.amctv.com/" target="_blank">AMC's</a> Halloween marathon.</p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-28/weekly-guide-surviving-zombie-outbreak-paul-cosca-93570 The Weekly Guide: Tony Sarabia spins around the World Music Festival http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-16/weekly-guide-tony-sarabia-spins-around-world-music-festival-92071 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-16/5448123030_ec7faeeed7_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Instead of watching someone else’s family drama unfold over the weekend,&nbsp;the latest <em>Weekly Guide</em> asked: how about spending some quality time with your own? WBEZ's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/tony-sarabia" target="_blank">Tony Sarabia</a>, heard Friday nights on the global music show, <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank">Radio M</a></em>, and every midday on WBEZ, was <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank">Weekly Guide</a>. He shared his family-friendly plans and some global grooves with host Alison Cuddy.</p><p><em>Music Butto: Kreem, "Now Is The Time", (KMS)<br> Music today provided by our guest DJ, DJ Frique</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-16/weekly-guide-tony-sarabia-spins-around-world-music-festival-92071 The Weekly Guide: Grannies go globtrotting in Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-02/weekly-guide-grannies-go-globtrotting-chicago-91454 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-02/5791103117_df6f16a19f_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Age is no excuse when it comes to adventure. Take Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson - who didn’t let retirement slow them down. They traded high power jobs for a high mileage lifestyle. The friends document their travels around the world on the public TV show the <em><a href="http://www.granniesonsafari.com/" target="_blank">Grannies on Safari</a></em>. Friday, they’re making a stop in Chicago – to bring you a whirlwind weekend.&nbsp; The Grannies are the guests for the final installment for <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>. When they're not in Chicago, you can catch them on WTTW Channel 11.</p></p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-02/weekly-guide-grannies-go-globtrotting-chicago-91454 The Weekly Guide: Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander deliver a double-dose of silly http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/weekly-guide-seth-dodson-and-kellen-alexander-deliver-double-dose-silly- <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-22/NED talks.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It's easy to take oneself too seriously sometimes. So, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> invited <a href="http://www.sethandkellen.com/" target="_blank">Seth Dodson and Kellen Alexander</a> to offer some advice on how to loosen up and relax for the latest installment of<em> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank">The Weekly Guide</a></em>. The duo performs at places like <a href="http://ioimprov.com/" target="_blank">iO</a> and the<a href="http://www.annoyanceproductions.com/" target="_blank"> Annoyance Theater</a>. Sunday they’ll co-host the <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ned-talks/Event?oid=4291304&amp;show=comments" target="_blank">NED Talks</a> at <a href="http://www.whistlerchicago.com/" target="_blank">The Whistler</a> in Logan Square.</p><p><em>Live Music Button: DJ Matt Warren spins Jamiroquai's "Smile" with live violin accompaniment by Katarina Visnevska</em><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/weekly-guide-seth-dodson-and-kellen-alexander-deliver-double-dose-silly- The Weekly Guide: Magician Clare T. Ashley pays tribute to Harry Potter http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/weekly-guide-magician-clare-t-ashley-pays-tribute-harry-potter-89196 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-15/090.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>There are plenty of cultural events happening this weekend - high and low. But some of Chicago's muggles are more in the mood for one last evening with the Harry, Hermoine and Ron. Yes, Harry Potter and the gang are back in the eigth and final film of the series--but that doesn’t mean the magic is goine. For some, magic is not just something that happens in books or movies but part of their nine-to-five life.<a href="http://www.balloonogram.com/page4.html" target="_blank"> Clare T. Ashley</a> is a magician in Chicago and she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em>&nbsp; to share some tricks and her ideas for the weekend as the latest <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank">Weekly Guide</a></em>.</p></p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-15/weekly-guide-magician-clare-t-ashley-pays-tribute-harry-potter-89196 The Weekly Guide: D.C. Crenshaw keeps the party moving http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-08/weekly-guide-dc-crenshaw-keeps-party-moving-88869 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-08/347811472_732933cbd1_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As founder and president of the marketing event company, <a href="http://www.efete.net/index.html" target="_blank">Fete</a>, D.C. Crenshaw gets to party - a lot! Fete hosts events at places like Bin 36, Carnivale and the <a href="http://www.mcachicago.org/" target="_blank">Museum of Contemporary Art</a>. Crenshaw was also asked to host political fundraisers for his buddies President Barack Obama and former Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. Crenshaw joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to open up the VIP section and talk about what’s hot for<em> </em>the latest edition of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>Weekly Guide</em></a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 13:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-08/weekly-guide-dc-crenshaw-keeps-party-moving-88869 The Weekly Guide: Mucca Pazza plays it loud for 4th of July http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/weekly-guide-mucca-pazza-plays-it-loud-4th-july-88621 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-01/page_bg_balcony.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago’s <a href="http://mucca-pazza.org/" target="_blank">Mucca Pazza</a> takes the classic half-time band music and gives it a punk and rock and roll twist. The 30-piece ensemble performs Monday, July 4, at the <a href="http://www.chicagofestivals.net/downtown-sound-new-music-mondays" target="_blank"><em>Downtown Sound Series </em></a>in Millennium Park. Members Gary Kalar and Elanor Leskiw gave some ideas for a smashing Fourth of July weekend in the latest installment of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>.</p><p><strong>Elanor and Gary's List:</strong><br> <strong>FRIDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.rotofugi.com/gallery/artists/lfop2011.asp%20" target="_blank">Revenge: New Works by The Little Friends of Printmaking</a><br> Opening Reception-7-10 p.m.<br> <br> <a href="http://www.katerinas.com/entertainment.php#1207%20" target="_blank">Rembetika at Katerina's</a>: First Friday of every month-10 pm<br> <br> <strong>SATURDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.halfacrebeer.com/tours.php%20" target="_blank">Half Acre Brewery Tours</a>-1 p.m.<br> <br> <strong>MONDAY:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/seefeel.html%20" target="_blank">Mucca Pazza and Cave at Millennium Park</a>-6:30 p.m.</p><p><em>Music Button:&nbsp; Dubu, "Stainless"</em></p></p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 13:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-01/weekly-guide-mucca-pazza-plays-it-loud-4th-july-88621 The Weekly Guide: Miss Foozie all over scene for Pride weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-24/weekly-guide-miss-foozie-all-over-scene-pride-weekend-88296 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-24/Foozie Flickr Richard Yuan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago’s annual <a href="http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/" target="_blank">Pride Parade</a> hits the streets Sunday in the Lakeview neighborhood. Those that have been there before know what to expect: loud music, dancing and plenty of scantily clad men and women on floats.</p><p>And what would Pride be without Chicago performer and all around fun-time gal <a href="http://www.missfoozie.com/site.htm" target="_blank">Miss Foozie</a>. She joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> as <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/theweeklyguide" target="_blank">The Weekly Guide</a></em>, and offered some ideas on how to navigate Pride with pride.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Miss Foozie's picks:</strong></p><p><strong>Friday</strong><br> <a href="http://chicago.gopride.com/calendar/event.cfm/id/121658" target="_blank">PRIDE Celebration 2011 </a>hosted by Hal Sparks<br> <a href="http://www.SpiritOfChicago.com" target="_blank">Blue After Dark Pride Cruises</a><br> <br> <strong>Saturday</strong><br> <a href="http://www.chicagoevents.com/event.cfm?eid=142%20%20" target="_blank">Chicago Pride fest</a> on Halsted St.- North Stage Pet Parade with Miss Foozie starts at 1 p.m.</p><p><strong>Sunday</strong><br> Chicago 42nd Annual <a href="http://www.chicagopridecalendar.org/parade.shtml" target="_blank">Pride Parade</a></p><p><br> <strong>DJ Carrie Weston spins:</strong><br> The Rapture, "How Deep is Your Love" 12" (DFA)<br> LCD Soundsystem, "Bye Bye Bayou" 12" (Parlophone)</p></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-24/weekly-guide-miss-foozie-all-over-scene-pride-weekend-88296 The Weekly Guide: Cultural activist Carlos Flores offers best ways to enjoy the neighborhood http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-17/weekly-guide-cultural-activist-carlos-flores-offers-best-ways-enjoy-neig <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-17/Parade_Flickr_Josh Koonce.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The city’s official <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/mose/puerto_rican_parade.html" target="_blank">Puerto Rican Parade</a> takes place downtown on Saturday, June 18. But there will be plenty of action around Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Carlos Flores calls himself a Puerto Rican cultural activist, and he joined Eight Forty-Eight as <a href="http://www.wbez.org/theweeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a>, offering some ideas on how to best experience Humboldt Park.</p></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-17/weekly-guide-cultural-activist-carlos-flores-offers-best-ways-enjoy-neig The Weekly Guide: Book buyer Stefan Moorehead plans a literary weekend http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-03/weekly-guide-book-buyer-stefan-moorehead-plans-literary-weekend-87368 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-03/Bookstore Leah the Librarian.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Loop will be swarming with bookworms over the weekend. The <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/printersrowlitfest/" target="_blank">Printers Row Lit Fest</a> is an annual bonanza of book readings and book browsing. It’s a perfect weekend outing, but for those looking for more, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> decided to speak with someone who’s immersed in books everyday.<br> <br> Stefan Moorehead is a manager and buyer at <a href="http://www.unabridgedbookstore.com/" target="_blank">Unabridged Bookstore</a> in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. He joined the show as <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide" target="_blank"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a></p><p>You could also see Alison Cuddy at the Fest on Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. She'll be hosting a trio of great writers in a discussion about journalism during wartime.</p><p><strong>Stefan's picks</strong></p><p><strong>Friday</strong><br> <a href="http://www.mayfestchicago.com/" target="_blank">Mayfest</a></p><p><strong>Saturday</strong><br> <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/printersrowlitfest/" target="_blank">Printers Row Lit Fest</a></p><p><strong>Sunday</strong><br> <em>American Graffiti</em> at <a href="http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/" target="_blank">Doc Films</a> at the University of Chicago<br> <a href="http://www.do-divisionstreetfest.com/" target="_blank">Do Division Festival</a></p></p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-03/weekly-guide-book-buyer-stefan-moorehead-plans-literary-weekend-87368