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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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Monday, October 25

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Butoh and Breakdancing @ Cultural Center

If you think butoh and breakdancing don't have much in common, this evening's program may change your mind. Included are performances of butoh dance, breakdancing, and a break-butoh collaboration. 7 PM. Free, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 78 E Washington St. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Phil Collins @ Film Center

No, not that Phil Collins; this Phil Collins (pdf). As part of the Conversations at the Edge series, Collins screens a selection of his videos, which juxtapose Western pop music and pop culture with people living in extremity. Young Palestinians compete in a disco marathon; Turkish participants in reality television shows discuss their experiences; Colombians sing karaoke-style along with the Smiths’ The World Won’t Listen. 6 PM. Tickets are $9, or $5 for Film Center members. 164 N. State St. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Art Careers that Work @ Cultural Center

Artists share strategies for making a living 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.

StoryWeek: Literary Rock and Roll

With music by Jon Langford, authors Dorothy Allison, Tom Perrotta and Alexis Pride come to the Metro to read from their works. A book signing follows. 3730 N. Clark St. at 6pm. All ages and smoke free. Call 773-549-0203 for more information. Part of Columbia College's StoryWeek.

Ricardo Gallen @ Cultural Center

Spanish guitar virtuoso Ricardo Jesus Gallen Garcia performs tonight at 7 PM in Preston Bradley Hall. This program is part of the Instituto Cervantes’ Classical Music Series. Free. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Green Roof Seminar @ Chicago Center for Green Technology

This seminar discusses the benefits of green rooftops as well as design considerations. Free, but advance registration is required. 6 to 8 PM, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd. For more information, and to pre-register, call 312-746-9642, email greentech [at] cityofchicago [dot] org, or visit the website.

Robyn Schiff @ Powells North

Tonight, Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 (at Powells Bookstore, 2850 N Lincoln) The Powells North Reading Series continues. Meg Barboza and Elizabeth Graettinger will read poetry, followed by the feature poet, Robyn Schiff. Schiff's first book of poems, *Worth*, was published in 2002 (Kuhl House Poets Series, University of Iowa Press). Her poems have appeared in *Black Warrior Review, Explosive, Fence, Volt, *and* Verse*. Powells North is sponsored by the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Poetry Center of Chicago, and Powells Bookstore. Powells North is curated by SAIC MFAW graduates Caryl Pagel and Dave Snyder.



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