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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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Tuesday, April 23

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Gallery Lowdown @ Cultural Center

Art dealers discuss how artists can successfully approach galleries at a free event this evening at 6 PM in the First Floor Garland Room. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Langston Hughes and Nina Simone Tributes @ Cultural Center

Dancers from the Cerqua Rivera Dance Ensemble, local musicians, and vocalists perform tributes to the great African-American artists this evening at 7 PM in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Free. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Voices from Home: Local Authors Speak

Former Clinton diarist Janis F. Kearney joins the Friends of the Blackstone Branch Library in their local author series. Kearney will read and discuss excerpts from her book Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir in which she speaks of her family of seventeen children and her sister's battle with mental illness. Free at 7pm, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Call 773-288-7382 for more information.


Chicagoist presents Ctrl-Alt-Rock, an evening of alternarock starting at 8pm tonight at Schubas, Belmont & Southport. The lineup features The Assembly, May or May Not and Alphabet. $8 gets you in the door, assuming you're 21 or over. Much more info here.

Powell's North Reading Series: Hunt, Anderson and Marbais

Tonight at Powell's Bookstore (2850 N. Lincoln) sit on down and hear emerging local writers Emily Anderson and Amanda Marbais, and the fiction of Samantha Hunt. Hunt (interview here) is a writer and artist whose stories have appeared in McSweeney's as well as on NPR's This American Life. Her first novel, The Seas, was published in 2004. Powell's North is sponsored by the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Poetry Center of Chicago, and Powell's Bookstore. Each reading pairs an established poet, fiction, or non-fiction writer from around the nation with one or two emerging writers in an event that exposes the community to a dynamic variety of work from writers at different stages in their career. The readings start at 7pm.



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