Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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Saturday, September 24

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Steve Almond @ Barbara's

Steve Almond, author of the quite popular Candyfreak, stops at Barbara's Bookstore in Oak Park to read from his new short-story collection, The Evil B.B. Chow. Among the plots explored are those of "a young editor endur[ing] a bizarre blind date; a couple sure that they have been implanted by aliens; a boy, desperate to please his father through baseball, end[ing] up fatally wounding another boy during a game." The reading begins at 7:30pm; Barbara's Oak Park is located at 1100 Lake Street. Call 708-848-9140 for more information.

Clean Air Counts Happy Hour

Join your fellow bicycle commuters, from 5:30-8:30pm, for a happy hour of cold drinks and half priced appetizers at Goose Island Brew Pub. Clean Air Counts, Undo It, New American Dream and Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail will come together to offer raffle prizes and giveaways and promote the biking lifestyle as an effective solution to poor air quality. Hosted by the LEED Council Demonstration Corridor, the event is open to the public. Goose Island is located at 1800 N. Clybourn.

Gapers Block Book Club Meeting

This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The meeting begins at 7:30pm. And, join the book club email list for updates and important alerts about future meetings.

Free Music @ Schubas

Want to hear some free tunes at a cozy music venue tonight? Come on down to Schubas Tavern for a free Evening with Sarah Blasko starting at 7pm. Schubas is located at 3159 N. Southport (at Belmont), Chicago. It's free free free!

M. F. K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites

John Updike called M. F. K. Fisher "the poet of the appetites." Come find out why at Maxim's: The Nancy Goldberg Internation Center on June 22 at 6 p.m. Biographer Joan Reardon and host Rick Kogan in a delectable discussion of the poet's work, food and life. Cost is $20. For tickets, call (312) 742-1748.



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