Woah, it’s Friday? Like.. Friday Friday?  Like that big, blank space in your calendar you were hoping would be filled by some smokin’ hot date that never called Friday?  Don’t worry.  Let’s do things this week, readers.  Real things.  Things that don’t consist of just you and your cat and the all too addictive and accessible Downton Abbey.

Saturday – 10/20  What are you doing this weekend?  Is that the first time someone’s asked you that question in awhile?   I’m sorry little baby, now you can perk up because this Saturday is Curious George Day!  Say what?!  You didn’t know he had his own day?  Stop lying!  Now you can surround yourself with people who won’t judge you for making crafts in the name of everyone’s favorite little naked monkey.  And when I say people, I mean children.  Because NOTHING is cooler than dressing up with other people’s kids and reading picture books.  Open Books, 213 W Institute Place, 10am to 1pm.

Tuesday 10/23 – Louise Erdrich!  Unity Temple! FREE! Need I say more?  Yes? Okay then, I’ll say more!  I almost didn’t post this event because I know this blog is crazy popular now that I write for it and I didn’t want to add to the already huge line probably forming at Unity Temple, BUT this event is going to be awesome. The hugely talented and acclaimed writer will be reading from her new book The Round House at 7pm. It’s at the amazing Frank Lloyd Wright designed church in Oak Park, making it just a green line ride away from the cold, empty studio you call home.

Wednesday – 10/24 Having a little bit too much confidence lately?  Need to reel that ego in a bit? Deflate that oversized sense of self worth you get from making zero dollars writing and head over to the Ukrainian Village for the Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Nonfiction.  Talented, recognized writers will be reading from submissions at the Chopin Theatre from 7-9 pm.  Because if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? Or, if you can’t beat ’em, beat ’em up after they’re done reading and steal their prize money.

That’s all for now.  As always, have a super week readers!