Berwyn's Arts Blog
Friday, April 06, 2012
Weekend and Artists
Last second, and I apologize, but I had no notice, and perhaps the deadline can be exteded:

Tomorrow, Friday April 6th, is the deadline for 22's call for entries for The T-Shirt Show

This weekend is your last chance to see Compression Testing: Works in Cardboard. Thursday and Friday 3-7pm. Saturday and Sunday 12-6 pm. 22

Opening weekend at 16th Street Theater of ENFRASCADA (A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions) by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Keira Fromm
When a terrible split turns Alicia's world upside down, she turns to Folk Magic to heal her suffering. With the help of her friends and some enchanting magi, Alicia mines the underworlds of Brujeria, Santeria and Hoodoo for magic recipes, age-old traditions and ancient jar spells looking for a cure. Based on real and extended exchanges with practitioners of each craft, Enfrascada explores one of the best-kept secrets in the Latino community. From the author of Kita y Fernanda and Our Lady of the Underpass.

Friday, April 6 @ 7:30 PM Berwyn Main Street Benefit
Saturday, April 7 @ 8:00 PM Win dinner at Freddy's


Last, but not least, Tamale Hut Café Presents: Achy Obejas

The Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series is happy to welcome Achy Obejas Saturday April 7th. At 7:00 p.m., 8300 W. Cermak Rd., North Riverside

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins (Akashic Books, 2009), Days of Awe (Random House, 2001) and two other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2007), was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated, into English, Havana Noir (Akashic Books, 2007), a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation, into Spanish, of Junot Díaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead, 2009)/ La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Óscar Wao (Vintage/Mondadori) was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benítez Translation Prize from the national translator’s association. She is a member of the Editorial Board of In These Times, the editorial advisory board of the Great Books Foundation, and a blogger for

Come out and support the reading series and Achy Obejas. Open mic after the reading so bring something to read. And as always bring an appetite for Tamales, Tinga and Tall Tales.

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