WBEZ | 3rd Annual Winter Block Party http://www.wbez.org/tags/3rd-annual-winter-block-party Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Weekly Guide: Artist Krista Franklin paints the town http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/weekly-guide-artist-krista-franklin-paints-town-0 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Picture 012_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Maybe Martin Luther King Day celebrations are part of your schedule this weekend or perhaps you&rsquo;re prepping for the Bears playoff game on Sunday. Well &ndash; don&rsquo;t stop at two. &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; has plenty more ideas to fill up the weekend calendar.</p><p>Every week, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; invites a Chicagoan in the know to share his or her weekend plans &ndash; it&rsquo;s your <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>Weekly Guide</em>!</a></p><p>This week, artist and poet <a target="_blank" href="http://www.myspace.com/kristacfranklin">Krista Franklin</a> was in studio to break down some happenings. Franklin has a painting in WBEZ&rsquo;s <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-15/winter-block-party">3rd Annual Winter Block Party</a> for Chicago&rsquo;s Hip-Hop Arts which takes place this Saturday.</p><p><strong><br /></strong></p><p><strong>Krista's Picks:</strong></p><p>&quot;Paradigms and Points of View&quot; at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.starloungecoffee.com/">Star Lounge&nbsp;Coffee Bar</a><br />Friday, Jan. 14<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/exhibition/hawkins"><br />Richard Hawkins &ldquo;Third Mind&rdquo;</a>: Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in the Modern Wing<br />Closes Sunday, Jan. 17<br /><br />BYOBeats Live Featuring Djs: Rude 1, MassTransit, and dj shAde w special live performance by Dirty MF ft. Riley&rsquo;s Revenge<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://jerryssandwiches.com/index.html">Jerry&rsquo;s Sandwiches</a> <br />Saturday, Jan. 15<br /><br />Poet Kent Foreman Memorial Tribute<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.blackpearl.org/">Little Black Pearl Arts Center </a><br />Sunday, Jan. 16 <br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.little-dragon.se/">Little Dragon</a> performs at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/">Lincoln Hall</a><br />Part of Tomorrow Never Knows Festival<br />Sunday, Jan. 16</p></p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/weekly-guide-artist-krista-franklin-paints-town-0