Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

April in Chicago started with some pretty shitty showers (of snow and ice and rain and hail and Ted Cruz), but now the weather man is telling us it’s not going to rain, so come to The Book Cellar on Monday, April 18th at 7pm to raise money for 826CHI. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast have put together a lineup that’s … Continue reading

Our March Lineup Speaks For Itself

Our March Lineup Speaks For Itself

Look, we don’t want to rain on the parade that is World Puppetry Day, but there’s something that the puppetry Illuminati doesn’t want you to know about puppets: they are dead, soulless inanimate objects. So instead of staying at home and playing with your sad, motionless facsimiles of real people, how about you come on … Continue reading

On March 21st, Essay Fiesta Socks It To You!

On March 21st, Essay Fiesta Socks It To You!

We know, we know. We’re absolutely crazy to schedule the next Essay Fiesta on March 21st, which is the much-anticipated World Puppetry Day. Most of you will be binge-watching episodes of Thunderbirds or Sifl & Olly before heading out to boogie down at your favorite creepy puppet dance party. How can we compete? But just in case … Continue reading

Our January Lineup Is A Real Force!

Our January Lineup Is A Real Force!

Instead of going to see the new Star Wars movie for the 14th time, how about you come see us on Monday night, January 18th, 7pm – at The Book Cellar. We have fewer special effects, but our fandom is even nerdier, and these writers will play some sweet jedi mind tricks on you: Stephanie … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Strikes Back in 2016!

Essay Fiesta Strikes Back in 2016!

The new Star Wars movie was undoubtedly the single biggest event in entertainment in 2015, but its box office dominance is about to come to an abrupt end. Cinemas everywhere will sit empty and movie theater screens will go dark, as record crowds flock to The Book Cellar for 2016’s first edition of Essay Fiesta, … Continue reading