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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, December 9

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Animal House @ Film Center

Made back when National Lampoon was still doing good stuff, the classic 1978 movie Animal House screens tonight at the Siskel Film Center as part of their American Film Comedy series. The film starts tonight at 6:00, and is accompanied by a lecture from Gerald R. Butters from Aurora University. Siskel Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

A Night of Social and Scientific Experimentation

137 FILMS, an emerging documentary production company in Chicago, will conduct a night of social and scientific experimentation tonight at 9:30pm at Sonotheque, located at 1444 W. Chicago Ave., to help raise funds for their forthcoming film, "The Atom Smashers," a year-long look at the scientists that work at Batavia’s Fermilab and their search for subatomic truth. Tonight’s event will feature a tag-team set by Brian Ffar and Daniel Mnookin, solo sets by m50 and DJ Skinny, a video installation by Jill Wissmiller, and scenes from the film.

New Poetry Series @ Kitty Moon

There's a new reading series getting off the ground tonight at Kitty Moon, 6237 N. Clark. Specifically, the hosts are looking for "page poetry with concrete nouns and strong verbs, no adverbs or filler, etc... Slam, stand-up, ranting, and sidewalk preaching have plenty of venues in Chicago, so we want to start a poetry venue for people who actually read poetry (written by other people, even)." Sign up at 9 p.m. Tonight's first featured poet is Kristy Bowen. Please come hear her and bring your own good work to read. For more information, call 312-927-5844.

"Now What?" GOAt Discussion @ Schubas

The Chicago Council On Foreign Relations & Schubas present: GOAt - Globally Occupying the Attention of Chicago's Untapped Audience tonight at 7:00 p.m. The election might be over, but CCFR and Schubas have decided to continue to bring two diverse speakers, who will debate, discuss and take questions on various topics connected to one common theme. In November, GOAt brings you "Now What?" The sixth installment of a six-part series entitled Democracy Defined. This debate will focus, not too surprisingly, on where we find ourselves after the 2004 Presidential election. Speakers include: David Wilhelm, president of Wilhelm and Conlon Public Strategies, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1993–1994), the Honorable D. Cameron Findlay, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aon Corporation, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor (2001–2003), and November Moderator and Performer: Carlos Ortega of Casolando. GOAt is brought to you in part by: WLUW 88.7 FM and Schubas. Tickets are $10.

Poet Franz Wright Reading @ Art Institute

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Franz Wright reads tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 112 South Michigan Avenue (the Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago). $10 General Admission, Free for Poetry Center Members. Wright is the author of several books of poetry including The Beforelife Tickets to Wright's reading go on sale a month prior to the event. For more information, check out the Poetry Center of Chicago's website.

 

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