April in Chicago began with a variety of midwestern half blizzard/half hurricanes, but now that we’ve had about 48 hours of delightful weather, we’ve all completely forgotten that this city is more often than not a meteorological hellscape. The weather is supposed to be 70 degrees and sunny, so you have no reason not to … Continue reading
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Essay Fiesta Brings an April Shower of Awesome on April 17th!
April showers are all about renewal (which is why we “renewed” this April showers concept that we used in 2016 and 2014), and we’re certain that the next Essay Fiesta, like an April rain, will leave you feeling recharged. So rather than sitting around and getting drenched in droplets of despair, join your hosts Karen … Continue reading
On October 19th, Essay Fiesta Will Be Freakin’ Sweet
There are plenty of opportunities to indulge your sweet tooth in October. Sweetest Day, the dumbest pseudo-holiday that ever was, takes place on October 17th. On October 18th, you can take a bite out of the much-less-stupid National Chocolate Cupcake Day. Two days later, October 20th, is National Brandied Fruit Day, which involves real fruit … Continue reading
Our August Lineup is Lighter Than Air
Come on out to The Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 18th. This lineup is so good, they could make a helium atom react. Kelsie Huff is a stand-up comedian and writing/stand-up instructor. She also produces and hosts a comedy show called the kates, held right here at The Book Cellar. The next show will be August 30th … Continue reading
On August 18th, Essay Fiesta Will Be a Real Gas!
On August 18th, 1868, a group of French astronomers discovered helium. On August 19th, 1868, they discovered what happens to your voice when you inhale helium. On August 20th, 1868, they gave up their scientific pursuits to tour the countryside entertaining villages with their sideshow. At 7pm on Monday, August 18th, 2014 , Essay Fiesta celebrates … Continue reading
One Helluva Show!
Last night’s Essay Fiesta was magical. If you weren’t there, you seriously missed out. We started 2012 off right with a lot of laughs and some very intimate personal revelations. Once again, the house was packed, and we raised some good money for a great cause (826CHI). Weren’t there? Here’s a recap: Alyson Lyon started … Continue reading
Get to Know: David Berner
Happy hump day! Essay Fiesta is just a few short days away. Join us on the 16th (MLK Day for you calendar junkies) at 7 p.m. for a night of funny, poignant and personal stories. Although our January show is full of new faces, we do have one Essay Fiesta alumni returning to the mic: … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Announces January Line-Up
Oh boy! Are we ready to hibernate or what? Despite a warm December, 2012 is starting off with a burrr! But that’s okay. We’ll be heating things up come Jan. 16 with our next installment of Essay Fiesta (7 p.m. at the Book Cellar). And isn’t it a lovely line-up: Columbia College professor and Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence David … Continue reading