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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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Sunday, August 14

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Chicago Smart Business Hour

Join the Chicago Smart Business Hour for a chance to network, socialize and generate business leads with a goal to "stay ahead of emerging local and national sustainability developments and trends." 5:30-8:00pm, with tonight's dicussion topic to be announced. $5 entry at Jefferson Tap & Grille, 325 N. Jefferson. No reservations necessary. Call 312-670-7812 for more information.

Mike Ditka @ Borders

Borders Michigan Ave. hosts the legendary Mike Ditka and Sun-Times columnist Rick Telander as they sign their new book In Life, First You Kick Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach. Free at 6pm, 830 N. Michigan. Call 312-573-0564 for more information.

Empty Bottleís Pete Toalson Curates @ Cultural Center

As part of the Cultural Centerís ohm series, which highlights new media in music, performance, and visual art, Pete Toalson of the Empty Bottle guest-curates tonightís program at 7 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Free. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Trader Vic's Day @ Harry Caray's

This afternoon at 12:30, the Trader Vic's and Harry Caray's restaurants come together at the Harry Carry's at 33 W. Kinzie, as the president of Trader Vic's passes the Tiki Torch to Harry Caray's in honor of the two restaurants ccollaborating to open a new Trader Vic's location somwhere in Chicago next year. To commemorate the partnership, the restaurant will be serving food from the Trader Vic's menu for just today. (In case you don't make it, you'll still be able to enjoy the Trader Vic's Mai Tai at Harry Caray restaurants; the bartenders at all 3 Harry Caray's have been trained to pour the drink exactly the way they do at Trader Vic's locations.)

Lawrence Weschler with Ira Glass @ AIC

The newly named Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler, talks about his new book, Everything that Rises: Convergences, with Ira Glass in Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago. 111 S. Michigan Avenue. Free, but call 312-494-9509 for reservations.



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