It's the weekend. Mine will be spent putting my life into boxes as the werewolf and I prepare for the next stage of our existence. The werewolf is quite looking forward to being single, he says. I remind him I'm the one just out of a relationship, but he says he feels the depths of my sorrow and surfs the peaks of my exaltation as if each were his own, such is our bond. He's drunk, I think. Anyway, here's a list of things you should do this weekend.
Catch Scott Barsotti’s Jeff recommended Facing Angela. The show delves into how we recognize ourselves and those we go to bed with, and the collateral damage of transformative change. The show closes July 28.
Head to Whole Foods for an old fashioned ice cream social. From 2-5 pm on July 27th, all Whole Foods Market stores will sample ice cream and frozen treats, as well as scrumptious toppings.
Try to find a showing of The Canyons which isn't out yet, but don’t let that bother you because you can't get over Lindsay Lohan and you're secretly obsessed with James Deen. Wait, that's me. Wait, it's not a secret.
Check out Othello The Remix at Chicago Shakespeare. A hip-hop adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello, this show runs through august 4th.
Decide to come over and pack up my apartment for me so I don’t have to do it alone. Also, pay for my movers and buy me a pony sandwich.
Oh my God, it’s the annual Printers Ball! Go to it. It’s free and open to the public. Highlights include:
Literary happenings with Tony Fitzpatrick, the Danny’s Reading Series, & Woodland Pattern
Printshop and risograph demos with Brad Vetter, Alex Valentine, & SPARE
Jazz with the Elastic Arts Foundation
Workshops on surrealist poetry, bookmaking, & bookbinding
The event runs 12-6 Saturday
Be a part of the last ever Sunday Night Sex Show. Celebrate the end of this four year long literary series with guests Samantha Irby, Angela Vela, Maggie Ednie, Amanda Glasbrenner Rachel Collins and host Robyn Pennacchia. Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Take a drive to Booze'n'Blues in Long Grove. Join Koval Distillary at The Village Tavern in Long Grove for day of great booze, great food, and great blues. $20 entry includes 12 tastings. Featured cocktails available Saturday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Rent The Impossible but only if you’re in the aftermath of a break-up and want to feel better about your life. Or because Ewan McGregor is covered in blood, which is also the name of my British pop influenced thrash metal band.
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A writer with an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Terez Rosenblum freelances for sites like Pop Matters and
afterellen.com Her debut novel, “Herself When She’s Missing," was called “poetic and heartrending” by ALA Booklist. Sarah is also a figure model, Spinning instructor and teacher at Chicago’s StoryStudio. Inevitably one day she will find herself lecturing naked on a spinning bike. She's kind of looking forward to it actually.
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