Thursday, June 07, 2007

More good news for book dorks and general freaks

After a long week, this weekend should be great fun! Saturday is the Printer's Row Book Fair. I’m especially jazzed because (1) I will also be going to Printer’s Row Book Fair: The Party! which is sure to include sangria and delicious snacks and tarts.

And(2)the kids I teach at 826 Chicago have just published their first book A Sunday Afternoon Hotdog Meal, and they will be celebrating at the fair with their book release party on Saturday! I picked up my copy last night, and it is such a cute, funny little weird book of a love note to Chicago’s cuisine, public transport and more. I highly recommend.

And then there’s Sunday. Have you ever heard of Chic-A-go-go? It’s a public access show where kids and all sorts of people from around the city dance around and generally spaz out onstage…it’s been on for 10 years and my roommate and I are sort of obsessed with going on one day (here's their Myspace).

Well Sunday, is Chica-A-go-go: The Movie at Schuba’s. Here’s what they have to say:
The cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go has been a Chicago fixture for over a decade, but its producers looked much farther back for inspiration when crafting the feature film version fo the show. Paying homage to the rock 'n' roll b-movies of the 1950s, Chic-A-Go-Go - The Movie sees Miss Mia, Ratso and the Chic-A-Go-Go Dancers facing the threats of anti-rock 'n' roll activists, a local crime boss, and a stodgy judge… Prior to the 2PM FREE screening, Chic-A-Go-Go friends (old and new) are invited to join the cast and crew for Schubas/Harmony Grill very affordable, very delicious brunch at noon, followed by a "red carpet" reception hosted by Miss Mia from 1pm-1:30. There will also be a brief, but energetic, dance parties before and after the screening.

Sunday morning dance party? That’s just what I need to forget my stolen bike!


Shannon said...

Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend!

Alison said...

It should be nice...if you want to go to any of it, give me a call. It would be EVEN MORE fun with you! Chippy can ride on your shoulder, pirate style.

Macky Olé said...

Lik-m-aid on your teeth! Hey, by the way, I live in Africa and I'm royalty and I have a bunch of money. Want some? Just visit my blog... and by blog, i mean my paypal account... Come one come all!

Seriously, though, glad to see you blogging again. I'm doing the same, by helping to kill the music industry with my blog. You should totally join in the fun and help.

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