Essay Fiesta’s 4th Of July Weekend Picks

If you’re looking for some explosive entertainment this weekend, listen to your old pals at Essay Fiesta:

Paper Machete at Ricochet’s in Lincoln Square

When? July 3 at 4 p.m.

Hosted by Chris Piatt, the show is FREE and features Chicago’s finest writers, comedy peeps and musicians.

Windy City Story Slam at The Empty Bottle

When? July 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Local writers perform and compete for a spot in the December semi-finals. This installment’s theme is War and Peace, hosted by John Schultz.

Taste of Chicago for Food, Fireworks and freakin’ Steve Miller Band

When: Throughout the weekend
Nothing says the 4th like ribs, a slice of deep dish and one of those gigundo rainbow cones at the Taste. Take note: Fireworks this year are on the 4th, not the 3rd! Plus, if you’re a joker, a smoker or a midnight toker, you may want to know that Steve Miller Band will be playing on the 3rd at 3 p.m. at the Petrillo Music Shell. Our heads just exploded just thinking about it!
And finally, Essay Fiesta also recommends you throw that firecracker fast once it’s lit and have an awesome holiday!

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