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Weekender with Alison Cuddy

Welcome to the Weekender! Host Alison Cuddy has your whole weekend planned out for you.

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Sometimes Chicago culture is like a jar of candy - you just have to pick your favorite flavor!  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!

See all of the Weekender picks below.


Chicago Poetry Brothel

Friday, October 21st: 8pm-Midnight

Ristorante al Teatro, 1227 W 18th St

More: Hear more of Serafine LaCroix's aka Jennifer Steele's Weekly Guide picks here, including Sunday Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge.


Patrick Stump: Soul Punk

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump's solo debut: Soul Punk

Released Oct. 18th on Island Records.

Look for his interview on Eight Forty-Eight next week.


More: Co-Editor Bill Savage spoke with Eight Forty-Eight about the book.

The 60th Anniversary Edition is available now on The University of Chicago Press Books



Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10pm

Schuba's, 3159 N. Southport


Chicago Ukulele Cabaret: Uke Horrifica

Saturday, Oct 22nd, 8:30pm, 21+, Free

Silvie's Lounge: 1902 W. Irving Park

More: The Heavy Boxes


Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 12pm

Wembley Stadium, London, UK

The NFL on Fox


Those are your Weekender picks so have a great weekend, get out there, and enjoy!

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