There are plenty of opportunities to indulge your sweet tooth in October. You can take a bite out of National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18th. Sweetest Day, the dumbest pseudo-holiday that ever was, takes place on October 19th. October 20th is apparently National Brandied Fruit Day, which involves real fruit so maybe you won’t get scurvy. And … Continue reading
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Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!
Now that July Fourth is two weeks gone, you’ve exhausted your fireworks stockpile down to a few piddly sparklers. But don’t despair! Come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, July 16th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: erica dreisbach is an artist, writer, and computer programmer in Chicago. She’s been a … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Puts On Metaphorical Fireworks Show on July 16th!
Good news! By the time the third Monday in July comes around, your neighbors will have burned through the seemingly endless supply of fireworks they purchased in Indiana. You and your dog will soon be able to sleep through the night without veterinary Xanax (two for you, one for the dog). This is cause for … Continue reading
Our April Lineup Gets Your Spring Sprung
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
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