WBEZ | Events http://www.wbez.org/tags/events Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eat this, drink that: Give thanks for chocolate, cookies, soup & bread http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/eat-drink-give-thanks-chocolate-cookies-soup-bread-103868 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071273087/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/minnypielambrecht.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Minny's Chocolate Pie sans secret ingredient by Culinary Historians of Chicago's Catherine Lambrecht at Soup &amp; Bread &amp; Pie 2012 (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p><u><strong>Friday, November 16</strong></u></p><p>The inaugural&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagochocolatefestival.com/welcome.html">Chicago Fine Chocolate Show</a> at <a href="http://www.navypier.com/events/event_space/venues.html">Navy Pier&#39;s Festival Hall</a>&nbsp;kicks off Friday and runs three days through Sunday. The show&#39;s charity partners include <a href="http://www.nokidhungry.org/">Share Our Strength</a>,&nbsp;the <a href="http://worldcocoafoundation.org/">World Cocoa Foundation</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.icingsmiles.org/">Icing Smiles</a>.&nbsp;Choose wisely: You get 15 samples from over 100 artisanal chocolate makers with bars, truffles, brownies, cupcakes and more &mdash; plus chocolate demos and seminars.&nbsp;Admission from $25 for adults; $10 for children 3 to 12.</p><p><u><strong>Saturday, November 17</strong></u></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CulinaryHistoriansOfChicago">Culinary Historians of Chicago</a> presents a <a href="http://www.wbez.org/food-writing-workshop-103399">Food Writing Workshop</a> with author, editor, and food historian <a href="http://andrewfsmith.com/">Andy Smith</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.kendall.edu/">Kendall College</a>. Smith is the founder of the highly acclaimed&nbsp;<a href="http://cookbookconf.com/">Roger Smith Cookbook Conference</a>&nbsp;held annually in New York City, where tickets run $75 per workshop. Immediately preceding this Chicago workshop, he will <a href="http://www.wbez.org/american-tuna-and-drinking-doubleheader-103397">discuss in a doubleheader</a> his upcoming book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0231151160?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0231151160&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=lklchu-20"><em>Drinking History:&nbsp;Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages</em></a> and his just published&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0520261844?ie=UTF8&amp;creativeASIN=0520261844&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=lklchu-20">American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food</a>&nbsp;</em>&mdash; a classic tuna fish salad, a tuna fish jello mold and a neo-classic tuna salad and pimento cheese will be served for lunch.<em>&nbsp;</em>Both events will be recorded for WBEZ&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified"><em>Chicago Amplified</em></a>.&nbsp;Admission to the workshop $30 in advance, $40 at the door;&nbsp;to the drinking and tuna talk $5, $3 for students, and FREE for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty.</p><p><u><strong>Sunday, November 18</strong></u></p><p>Red Door Animal Shelter presents its annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddoorshelter.org/events.php">Winter Bazaar with gifts, Santa photos, and Famous Cookie Sale</a> at <a href="http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Warren-Park/">Warren Park</a> fieldhouse. Hundreds of cookies &mdash; including a batch by yours truly and my dog <a href="https://www.facebook.com/DogEatsWorld">Kiba, an Alaskan Malamute mix rescue</a>&nbsp;&mdash; will be available with coffee and hot cider.&nbsp;My sister and master crafter <a href="http://pinterest.com/anniechu/">Annie Chu</a> will be there with her 2012 edition of &quot;<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/171981279491753611/">monsieur Nutcracker</a>&quot; alongside&nbsp;our friend and designer <a href="http://pinterest.com/claudiaa/">Claudia Aguilar</a>,&nbsp;who <a href="http://behindthereddoor.blogspot.com/2012/10/and-winner-is.html">won the recent design contest for Red Shelter Animal Shelter</a>, with many more &mdash; and <a href="http://youtu.be/9jyCfRHumHU">SANTA!</a>&nbsp;Admission FREE; food, drink, gifts, and Santa photos additional.</p><p><u><strong>Monday, November 19</strong></u></p><p>The Greater Chicago Food Depository presents its inaugural <a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/Calendar/122273557?view=Detail&amp;id=113041&amp;whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagosfoodbank.org%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Devnt_cal%26AddInterest%3D1041">Ogilvie Station Food Drive</a> at <a href="http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/downtown_chicagostations/ogilvie_transportation_center.html">Ogilvie Transportation Center</a>. Food Depository volunteers will hand out grocery bags on Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. to return filled on Tuesday morning from 5 to 7 a.m. The most needed items are beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew and tuna. Or simply <a href="http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=diff_donate">donate funds now</a>. Admission FREE, but please donate food and drink.</p><p><u><strong>Tuesday, November 20</strong></u></p><p>Chicago Public Media presents&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wbez.org/member-meet-curious-city-trivia-bowl-edition-103493">Member Meet-Up: Curious City Trivia Bowl Edition</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://haymarketbrewing.com/">Haymarket Pub &amp; Brewery</a>&nbsp;hosted by<a href="http://curiouscity.wbez.org/#!/vote/current"> Curious City</a> creator Jennifer Brandel! Remember your <a href="http://www.membercard.com/wbez/index.cfm?show_signup=1">MemberCard</a> or <a href="mailto:membership@wbez.org?subject=Member%20Meet-Up%3A%20Curious%20City%20Trivia%20Bowl%20Edition">email</a> record of your membership for a <a href="http://www.gooseisland.com/">Goose Island</a> beer on &#39;BEZ. Admission FREE but RSVP via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/109557632538653/?context=create">Facebook</a>.</p><p><u><strong>Wednesday, November 21</strong></u></p><p>The one and only <a href="http://www.marthabayne.com/">Martha Bayne</a> presents a very special <a href="http://soupandbread.net/2012/11/09/soup-bread-for-the-good-fork/">Thanksgiving Eve edition of Soup &amp; Bread</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/event/184219/">The Hideout</a>, benefitting friends at Hurricane Sandy shuttered restaurant&nbsp;<a href="http://www.goodfork.com/">The Good Fork</a>&nbsp;in Brooklyn and&nbsp;<a href="http://restoreredhook.org/">Restore Red Hook</a>. Among the many soup chefs are the Micheln star-winning and elusive <a href="http://schwarestaurant.com/">Schwa</a>, the Michelin star-deserving <a href="http://www.lulacafe.com/">Lula</a>, with bread by <a href="http://publicanqualitymeats.com/">Publican Quality Meats</a>. Plus there will be a bake sale!&nbsp;Admission FREE but the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/7071326897/">donation bucket will be out</a>.</p><p><u><strong>Thursday, November 22</strong></u></p><p>Happy Thanksgiving!</p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-11/eat-drink-give-thanks-chocolate-cookies-soup-bread-103868 Chicago events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-28/chicago-events-commemorating-25th-anniversary-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-28/73651823.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>EVENTS:</p><p><a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/tourism/commemoration_of_the.html" target="_blank"><strong>Commemoration: 25th Anniversary of Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster</strong></a></p><p>Thursday April 28, 2011, 5:30-8:00 p.m.</p><p>ChicagoCultural Center — G.A.R. Hall</p><p>77 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL</p><p>Free Admission</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://event.uchicago.edu/maincampus/detail.php?guid=CAL-402882f8-2e76faef-012e-78914ebd-000000cdeventscalendar@uchicago.edu" target="_blank"><strong>After Chernobyl: Photo Exhibit</strong></a></p><p>March 28 - May 20, 2011</p><p>University of Chicago — Harper Memorial Library Building, 3rd Floor</p><p>1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL</p><p>Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm</p><p>Free Admission</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/tourism/chornobyl__25__exhibit.html" target="_blank"><strong>Chornobyl +25: Exhibit</strong></a></p><p>April 8 - May 25, 2011</p><p>Ukrainian National Museum</p><p>2249 W. Superior Street in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood</p><p>Thursday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm</p><p>Adults-$5; Children under 12-Free</p></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:04:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-28/chicago-events-commemorating-25th-anniversary-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster Alternative History (Abridged) http://www.wbez.org/blog/2011-02-23/alternative-history-abridged-82785 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Gloom.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>With every event we produce for our Off-Air Series, I get excited to learn something new, to have something I'm generally unfamiliar with imparted upon my limited knowledge of the world.&nbsp; This season alone, I've been in the presence of some of the most brilliant scientists in the country as they corelated real science with the science of the movies, in a church with Bob Edwards and a group of storytellers, and at the Chicago Urban Arts Society as Kevin Coval interviewed House and Hip-Hop music legends.</p><p>On March 2, I get to impart some of MY&nbsp;world to you.</p><p>I've been involved in the Chicago fringe theater scene for nearly 22 years and have seen some things (and done some things) that would turn your hair white and leave your mouths agape.&nbsp; The history of Chicago Theater, as written in a variety of books, is austere and colorful but is also censored pretty heavily - both by perspective and taste.</p><p>That's why I'm particularly pleased to invite you to come out on a Wednesday night to the fabulous Chopin Theatre (one of the genuine old school fringe theaters in town) and witness <strong><em>The Alternative History of Chicago Theater (Abridged)</em></strong>.</p><p>Hosted by my friends, the Duelling Critics <strong>Jonathan Arbarbarnel</strong> and<strong> Kelly Kleiman,</strong> who are joined by <strong>Albert Williams</strong> (the lead critic for the Chicago Reader for decades and the man responsible for the twenty-year buildup of critical appraisal for ALL of Chicago's theater artists), <strong>Dennis Zacek</strong> (the co-founder of Victory Gardens Theatre and one of the true Off Loop Theatre powerhouses) and <strong>Kate Buddeke</strong> (an actor known for both her work in the basement theaters of Off Loop as well as Broadway - the one in New York, not &quot;in Chicago&quot;), the panel will regale you with stories both bawdy and shocking, funny and revealing.</p><p>In between the gossip, the anecdotes, the strange but true revelations of this exciting panel will be five short showcase performances by theater groups you probably haven't heard of but you should: <span class="text_exposed_show">sketch comedy group </span><a href="http://rvdchicago.blogspot.com/"><strong>Robot vs Dinosaur</strong></a><strong>, </strong><span class="text_exposed_show">spoken word troupe <a href="http://www.boygirlboygirl.org/"><a href="http://rvdchicago.blogspot.com/"></a><strong>BoyGirlBoyGirl</strong></a>, fringe theater companies <a href="http://www.theplagiarists.org/"><strong>The Plagiarists</strong></a> and <a href="http://roshambotheatre.com/"><strong>RoShamBo Theater</strong></a>, and southside educational theater company </span><strong><span class="text_exposed_show"><a href="http://thetofuchitlincircuit.wordpress.com/">Tofu Chitlin' Circuit</a>.&nbsp; </span></strong><span class="text_exposed_show">Each group will give us a performance-based slice of the alternative history of Chicago's rich theatrical tradition.</span><strong><span class="text_exposed_show"><br /></span></strong></p><p><span class="text_exposed_show">Where else can you hear about:</span></p><p>- A young William Peteson so nervous about a performance that he was found backstage, locked in a closet and pounding his head into a cabinet?</p><p>- the first onstage performance of Bill Murray naked?</p><p>- the worst opening night of all time featuring a play by David Mamet?</p><p>Get your tickets now and come out let me share some of my world with you.&nbsp; You'll never see theater the same way again.</p><p><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1283275338339&amp;store_id=7881">BUY&nbsp;TICKETS</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/2011-02-23/alternative-history-abridged-82785 Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The science of pop culture films http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/10/mutants-androids-and-cyborgs-the-science-of-pop-culture-films/39014 <p><p><img height="244" width="457" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//lukehand.jpg" title="lukehand" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-39027" /> The other day I was talking through the thin air on my Star Trek communicator while scanning genetically altered food with a laser when I noticed a guy with a bionic leg riding a gravitationally guided two-wheel vehicle!<!--break--> <strong> </strong>Yes - science fiction has both influenced and been influenced by the world of the scientifically possible.&sbquo;&nbsp; Anyone carrying around a smartphone (you might even be reading this on one) is demonstrating that Gene Roddenberry effectively foresaw its creation in the 1966 television series. The fax machine was predicted by Jules Verne in <em>20,000 Leagues Under the Sea</em>.&sbquo;&nbsp; Hal 9000, in <em>2001</em>, apart from his apparent psychotic episode, is a robotic system that people live inside just like your climate controlled office space.&sbquo;&nbsp; Cyril Kornbluth's <em>The Marching Morons</em> -- the original version of <em>Idiocracy</em> --  predicts the basic idea is that selection now favors the stupid, and so if we go forward in time, that's what we'll see. Breeze Richardson (Executive Producer of the <strong><em>Off-Air</em> Live Event series</strong>) and I liked this idea - a lot.&sbquo;&nbsp; She likes smart events and I have my bathroom decorated with Marvel and DC action figures and own an original lightsaber from 1977. So we contacted the folks at Northwestern University's <strong>Science in Society</strong> and they, in turn, invited four of the top scientists in the country to join <em><a href="/blog/clever-apes">Clever Apes</a></em> <strong>Gabriel Spitzer </strong>onstage to screen clips from classic science fiction films and give our listeners the scoop on what is and is not currently possible. <a href="/donhall/2010/10/mutants-androids-and-cyborgs-the-science-of-pop-culture-films/39014 /pg-8-carey-pa_63970t" rel="attachment wp-att-39028"><img height="147" width="144" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//pg-8-Carey-PA_63970t.jpg" title="pg-8-Carey" style="margin: 5px;" class="alignright size-full wp-image-39028" /></a>Come hear <strong>Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD</strong>, the director of the&sbquo;&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.ric.org/research/centers/necal/index.aspx">Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs</a> (NECAL), <strong>Malcolm MacIver, PhD, </strong>a scientific consultant for the Disney film <a href="http://disney.go.com/tron/"><em>TRON: Legacy</em></a> and an associate professor at NWU, <strong>Tom Meade, PhD, </strong>the founder of four biotechnology companies and holder of more than 60 issued patents, and <strong>Catherine Woolley, PhD, who </strong>studies plasticity, or the capacity for structural and functional change, of neural circuits in the brain, focusing on brain areas important in learning and memory, addiction, and epilepsy.&sbquo;&nbsp; Guided by Spitzer, these four mega-brains will answer the following questions and more:<strong> </strong></p><ul> <li>Can we really get a cool bionic hand like Luke Skywalker?</li> <li>Can we actually build crazy spider robots that can scan our retinas for ID?</li> <li>Is it possible to pretend to be another person down to the DNA?</li> <li>I wanna erase someone from my memory.&sbquo;&nbsp; Can I?</li> <li>AND I want to learn Kung Fu without practicing.&sbquo;&nbsp; At all.&sbquo;&nbsp; What are the odds?</li> </ul><p>Featuring film clips from <em>Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Minority Report, Gattaca, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</em>, and <em>Matrix</em> and a reception of movie snacks, soda and Goose Island Beer, this will be the smartest thing you attend all year. Come absorb the smartness...er...intelligenciest...um...Come be made to know things!! <strong>Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films</strong> Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute Northwestern University - Evanston Campus 2145 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60201 Wednesday, October 20 Doors open at 6:00PM Program starts at 7:00PM</p><div id="ctl00_content1_pnlContact"><strong>Tickets</strong>$15/general admission $12/WBEZ members $10/students (with valid ID)</div> <div id="ctl00_content1_pnlTickets"><a target="_blank" href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1283275338339&amp;store_id=7881">Click here to buy tickets</a></div></p> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 13:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/10/mutants-androids-and-cyborgs-the-science-of-pop-culture-films/39014 Pork Tenderloin, anyone? WBEZ's Chicago Chef Battle pleases the palate http://www.wbez.org/blog/pork-tenderloin-anyone-wbezs-chicago-chef-battle-pleases-palate <p><a rel="attachment wp-att-38068" href="/donhall/2010/09/pork-tenderloin-anyone-wbezs-chicago-chef-battle-pleases-the-palate/38058 /5019241747_9c2a95e554_b"><img class="size-medium wp-image-38068" title="5019241747_9c2a95e554_b" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//5019241747_9c2a95e554_b-300x238.jpg" alt="" width="263" height="208" /></a> Thursday, September 23, we launched our <em>Off-Air</em> Live Event Series with the Second Annual Chicago Chef Battle to a capacity crowd of over 500 people.‚  The weather held out (although it was an uncharacteristic 91 degrees and humid like nobody's business) and chefs involved did not disappoint!<!--break--> From the Boiler Room, Chef Cody V. Butler prepared (using Pere Jacques beer as a main ingredient) a Beer Braised Beef and Barley Stew. From The Centered Chef, Chef Ryan Hutmacher made us Matilda's Drunken Chicken Dance (slow cooked chicken in Goose Island Matilda Beer, Sumac spiced onions, spicy sesame sauce on a pita). From Browntrout, Chef Sean Sanders put together a Sofie Beer Pretzel that sandwiched slow roasted bacon, heirloom tomato and frisee. Chef Barry Sorkin (from SMOQUE BBQ) served a Beer Braised Carnitas Taco with a smoked pineapple salsa. Earlier the week before, Chef David Carrier was let go from the Executive Chef position at Kith &amp; Kin, but decided to compete regardless and with the help of Goose Island's Chelsea Hoffman, secured a kitchen, a staff of friends and cooked up Fleur Brined Pork Tenderloin with Sous Vide Apples and Parmigiano Reggiano. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//5019242323_51a3e41f89_b.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-38069" title="5019242323_51a3e41f89_b" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//5019242323_51a3e41f89_b-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="240" height="160" /></a> The chefs arrived at around 4:00PM and began set up and prepping for 500 diners.‚  By 6:15PM, the line began and went down the block for a full hour as patrons were checked in, given their special <em>Off-Air</em> credentials and checked for ID.‚  At 7:00PM, the food began to move and the reactions were overwhelming.‚  Each dish had its cheerleaders and people kept coming back for more until, at around 8:20PM, there wasn't a bite left. <em>Radio M's</em> Tony Sarabia played tunes for the crowd; Goose Island beer flowed like...well, beer.‚  Chicago Reader Food and Beverage writer Mike Sula sauntered around, undercover, and sampled each dish. <a rel="attachment wp-att-38067" href="/donhall/2010/09/pork-tenderloin-anyone-wbezs-chicago-chef-battle-pleases-the-palate/38058 /5019848488_3a60e3e5c8_b"><img class="size-medium wp-image-38067" title="5019848488_3a60e3e5c8_b" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//5019848488_3a60e3e5c8_b-300x240.jpg" alt="" width="233" height="186" /></a> At the end of the evening, after all the voting was done, and by a pretty slim margin, the winning chef was named by Sula: Chef David Carrier.‚  All the chefs received 'thank you' messenger bags with some WBEZ/Reader/Goose Island swag but Carrier walked away with a Tivoli SongBook AM/FM Radio, and autographed copy of Rick Bayless's latest cookbook <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Fiesta at Rick's</span>, a private tour and tasting from Goose Island Brewery, and the exclusive (and hard to get) Reader "hoodie." Things wrapped up at around 9:30PM and the evening was a huge success!‚  Thanks to all the participating chefs, Chelsea and Nick from Goose Island, our fantastic public radio volunteer staff, Christina Fox (the evening's director), and all of you! NEXT MONTH: <strong><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=2094">Mutants, Androids, and Cyborgs: The Science of Pop Culture Films</a></strong> Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m., doors at 6:00 p.m.</p> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/pork-tenderloin-anyone-wbezs-chicago-chef-battle-pleases-palate WWDTM 2011 Schedule http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/09/wwdtm-2011-schedule/38039 <p><p>Like Silly Putty, the WWDTM schedule is stretchy and subject to change (and can also take the images from the comics and make them squishy).</p><p>With that in mind, below is the current calendar of our Chicago appearances, subject to change at a moment's notice.&nbsp; Also be advised that tickets go on sale app. six weeks in advance but you should check our <a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?store_id=4421&amp;JServSessionIda008=h27y3xyt21.app12c">Online Store</a> frequently -- these shows sell out FAST.&nbsp;<br> <br> For some quick advice on how to get these things in your hot little hands, go to the end of this post...</p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">FYI:‚&nbsp; For those who found this post from someplace other than our online store, tickets are $24.75 ($25.00 at the door because I don't deal with quarters.)&nbsp; Also, CHASE BANK is located at 10 S. Dearborn.‚&nbsp; Check-in for pre-purchased tickets is at 6:30PM on the night of the show.</span></strong></p><p>Doors open at 7:00PM; taping begins at 7:30PM and lasts until app. 9:30PM.</p><p>If a show is sold out, we have a ‘first come, first serve’ waiting list that starts sign up at 6PM on the night of the taping. &nbsp;No guarantees but we certainly make every attempt to accommodate everyone.</p><p><strong><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Chase+Bank+Google+Map&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Chase+Bank&amp;hnear=Chicago,+IL&amp;cid=115437579735876428&amp;ei=7bmlTbnaOM-10QG0jpj1CA&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=local_result&amp;ct=placepage-link&amp;resnum=6&amp;ved=0CEEQ4gkwBQ">Click here</a></strong> for a Google Map to the bank.&nbsp; There is no parking associated with the show.</p><p><strong>WWDTM in Chicago</strong><br> <br> THUR, OCT 27 (Indianapolis)<br> THUR, NOV 3 (SOLD OUT)<br> THUR, NOV 10 (SOLD OUT)<br> THUR, NOV 17 (Tampa, FL)<br> THUR, NOV 24 (NO TAPING)<br> THUR, DEC 1 (SOLD OUT)<br> THUR, DEC 8 (Kentucky)<br> THUR, DEC 15<br> No More Shows in 2011</p><p>I'll have a 2012 Calendar up as soon as it is confirmed...</p><p><strong>YOU WANT TICKETS??</strong></p><p>It's Friday. &nbsp; 10AM (CST) You want tickets to the show.&nbsp; First go to the <a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?store_id=4421&amp;JServSessionIda008=h27y3xyt21.app12c">Online Store</a>. It doesn't show that the tickets are on sale.&nbsp; Refresh your browser.‚&nbsp; It still doesn't show it?&nbsp; Clear your browser cache and history and try again.&nbsp; Still nothing?&nbsp; Quit your browser and restart it.&nbsp; If you still have no tickets available, it may be the specific browser you're using.&nbsp; Internet Explorer is a tough one.&nbsp; Safari is better; Firefox is best. If after all of that you still can't find tickets, I can't help you.‚&nbsp; Get your friend who has a newer computer to buy them for you, I guess...</p><p>And contrary to popular belief, if the show actually sold out and 522 people managed to purchase tickets, it was not "impossible to get them." &nbsp;It was just difficult because of the high demand.</p><p>PS: &nbsp;"Sold Out" means there aren't any tickets left to sell, even if you REALLY, REALLY need them. &nbsp;That said, we have a ‘first come, first serve’ waiting list that starts sign up at 6PM on the night of all Chicago tapings. &nbsp;No guarantees but we certainly make every attempt to accommodate everyone.</p></p> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/09/wwdtm-2011-schedule/38039 We Are Officially "Off-Air" http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/09/we-are-officially-off-air/36506 <p>I get lots of questions in my day-to-day duties as one of the only non-radio cats at a radio station. "Can you carry this box?" "If it says a WWDTM show is sold out, does that mean I can't get tickets?" "Did you lose weight or get a haircut?" <em><span style="color: #800000;">(Always.‚  That's what "sold out" means, yes.‚  Probably.)</span></em> But the one I'll answer for you today is: "What are the makings of a tremendously supercool (which is "cool" with a cape...) Live Events Series, Don?" <a rel="attachment wp-att-36521" href="/donhall/2010/09/we-are-officially-off-air/36506 /offairlogo"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-36521" title="OffAirLogo" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//OffAirLogo.jpg" alt="" width="408" height="96" /></a><!--break--> The recipe is pretty simple: One extraordinary Executive Producer (Breeze Richardson) One amazing Marketing Director (Vanessa Harris) One unbelievably talented Creative Director (Jane Verwys) Five cloves of Garlic * Fantastic Partnering Organizations The Chicago Reader Ten Places that You've Never Been The Finest City in the World <em>(* if you're not into garlic, add one loudmouthed Irish guy with a title like...I don't know...Events Coordinator or Chairman of Snacks...)</em> Mix well.‚  Stick in the oven at 365 degrees.‚  Season to taste. And you have the WBEZ <em>Off-Air </em>Series for 2010/2011. And, folks, you Do Not Wanna Miss This. You can read about all of the ten monthly events <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Events.aspx?categoryID=5">here</a> but if you're so enamored of my prose, read on. In addition to: A celebration of the Freedom Riders that helped chart the course to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's Possibly the largest Coffee Cupping ever (think wine tasting for coffee) combined with Coffee-centric prose read by notable Chicago authors A double feature at a Drive-in!!! A night of debauched nostalgia surrounding the weird world of Chicago theater Scientists, graffiti artists, and Bob Edwards We are kicking this series off with the <strong>2nd Annual Chicago Chef Battle</strong>.‚  Food, beer and WBEZ - what more do you want?‚  Massages?‚  Be serious! Five notable Chicago Chefs: <strong>Chef Sean Sanders</strong> - <a href="http://www.browntroutchicago.com/Default.html" target="_blank">Browntrout</a> <strong>Chef Cody V. Butler</strong> - <a href="http://boilerroomlogansquare.com/" target="_blank">Boiler Room</a> <strong>Chef David Carrier</strong> - <a href="http://www.knkchicago.com/" target="_blank">Kith &amp; Kin</a> <strong>Chef Barry Sorkin</strong> - <a href="http://www.smoquebbq.com/" target="_blank">SMOQUE BBQ</a> <strong>Chef Ryan Hutmacher - </strong> <a href="http://www.centeredchef.com/index.html" target="_blank">Centered Chef Food Studios</a> Five Goose Island beers. Five dishes that use the beer as a main ingredient. All at the Goose Island Brewery, with Tony Sarabia spinning tunes and Mike Sula (in disguise because he's a food critic and is very ashamed) awarding a prize to the chef YOU chose. And if you're a member, you can get all of this for 12 bucks.‚  Seriously.‚  TWELVE BUCKS. How can we make this happen for our members?‚  Cuz that's how we roll.‚  Don't ask so many questions.‚  It might go away. I'll see you there.‚  I'll be the one who smells like garlic... ______ <a rel="attachment wp-att-36522" href="/donhall/2010/09/we-are-officially-off-air/36506 /sept_150x150"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-36522" title="SEPT_150x150" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//SEPT_150x150.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a> Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m. Goose Island Brewery Loading Dock 1800 W Fulton Street Chicago, IL 60612<strong> </strong> <div id="ctl00_content1_pnlContact"> <strong>Tickets</strong> $15/general admission $12/WBEZ members $10/students (with valid ID) </div> <div id="ctl00_content1_pnlTickets"><strong><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1283275338339&amp;store_id=7881" target="_blank">Click here to buy tickets</a></strong></div></p> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 08:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/09/we-are-officially-off-air/36506 Sound Opinions at the movies http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/07/sound-opinions-at-the-movies/30465 <p><a rel="attachment wp-att-30466" href="/donhall/2010/07/sound-opinions-at-the-movies/30465 /attachment/24952"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-30466" title="24952" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//24952.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></a> <code><div></div></code> 1976.‚  The Bicentennial. Led Zeppelin. Deep Purple. Alice Cooper.‚  Aerosmith (before they became grandparents...) Although I went to high school in rural Kansas, I have a ridiculous sense of nostalgia when I watch this movie.‚  The hazing of the incoming freshmen that was more fun than terror.‚  The strange political landscape after Nixon resigned and a post Vietnam society.‚  The part of the country that didn't disco. And the music.‚  Man, the music. I'll see you there Wednesday.<!--break--> <blockquote>Pink: It was vicious. Had some pretty cool seniors though. Like, they'd beat the hell out of you and then get you drunk, that sort of thing. Mitch: Cool. ______ Shavonne Wright: What the hell are you talking about girl? Kaye Faulkner: Didn't even think about it did you? Shavonne Wright: Gilligan's Island? Kaye Faulkner: It's what is called a male pornographic fantasy. Shavonne Wright: [laughs] Oh my haha Kaye Faulkner: Think about it! You're basically alone on a deserted island with 2 readily available women. One, a seductive sex goddess type. The other... a healthy girl-next-door-type with a nice butt. So the men have it all, the Madonna and the whore. Women get nothing! We get a geek, an overweight middle-age guy, and a nerdy scientific type. Jodi: [interrupts] The professor... is sexy. ______ Wooderson: The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin', man. L-I-V-I-N.</blockquote> <strong>Wednesday, July 21 Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music Box Theatre - 3733 North Southport Ave. Chicago, IL</strong> <strong><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/600078495?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&amp;product_id=12261&amp;store_id=5821">Advance tickets are $9</a>. WBEZ members enter discount code "SLOWRIDE" at checkout. </strong> <strong>Tickets will be on sale for $10 at the theater starting at 6:30 p.m. Cash only please. Please note this movie is Rated R.</strong></p> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/07/sound-opinions-at-the-movies/30465 A farm in...Englewood? http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/06/a-farm-in-englewood/26415 <p>Did you know that Chicago has <a href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/chicago_farmers_market.html">over forty Farmer's Markets</a> open from May 1 to October all over the city? I personally swing by the one in Northcenter every week to grab my weekly supply - I think that these markets are incredible. And did you know there was an Urban Farm, growing fresh fruits and vegetables, smack dab in the center of Englewood?‚  Not a Farmer's Market - A FARM. Saturday.‚  June 19.‚  2PM.‚  <a href="http://www.growinghomeinc.org/"><strong>Growing Home's</strong></a> Wood Street Urban Farm. Join‚ Growing Home's Executive Director Harry Rhodes and Chef Kocoa Scott-Winbush and be introduced to the idea that one can have a fully functional farm in the backlot or backyard!‚  Get a tour of the farm, check out how they make it work and sample some treats prepared on the spot from the ground to your plate.‚  Grab a cold Goose Island Beer and buy some fresh, organic produce before you split! <a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce/96615770?FOLDER=1030&amp;store_id=5641">Get tickets here.</a></p> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/06/a-farm-in-englewood/26415 Checkmate- time to check out Chicago's legendary Chess Records http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/04/rocking-the-pad/21405 <p>I've lived in Chicago for over twenty-years and I didn't go to the top of the <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Sears</span> Willis Tower until a couple of years ago.‚  With Chicago being literally packed with incredible, world-renowned landmarks one would think I would go out every weekend and have something amazing and historical to do.‚  Unfortunately, it always seems to take some sort of thing, independent of the landmark, to get me outta my house and out in the world of Chicago history. Until Breeze Richardson and I decided to include a tour of legendary <strong>Chess Records</strong> as part of the <em><strong><a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=1529">Chicago Public Radio presents...</a> </strong></em>Series, I had only heard of it.‚  I never realized that this place that was home to Chuck Berry, Benny Goodman, Muddy Waters, Etta James and Koko Taylor was just south of the Loop. I saw <em>Cadillac Records</em> and knew that the film (starring‚  Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry,‚  and Beyoncƒ© Knowles as Etta James) was a biopic about Chess Records but even that didn't motivate me. But the chance to learn a 12-bar blues on my own, get a brand new harmonica, tour the studio, hear history and perspective on Chess by the <em>Sound Opinions'</em> hosts AND have complimentary food and beer in the courtyard afterward?‚  I'm there!‚  I mean, I have to be there - it's my job - but you know what I mean! <!--break--> I think that that's enough to motivate you but Breeze thinks you may want something a bit more historically relevant: In July 2000, Chicago Public Radio's Richard Steele recorded an interview with author Nadine Cohodas, author of <em>Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers &amp; Legendary Chess Records</em>.‚  Here's a recording of the interview. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//000705_848-chessrecords.mp3">000705_848-chessrecords</a> <strong>The Legacy of Chess Records</strong> Sunday, May 23‚  3PM - 6PM 2120 S. Michigan Ave <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Event_Detail.aspx?eventID=1529">Get Tickets</a></p> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donhall/2010/04/rocking-the-pad/21405