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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Friday, July 1

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Read with Literacy Works

Reading from his books Teaching for Social Justice and Teaching Toward Freedom, educator and author Bill Ayers stops at 57th St. Books. A $10 donation is suggested for this event, with all proceeds benefitting Literacy Works. 7:30pm at 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-334-8255 for more information.

There is No Such Thing as Free Parking @ Chicago Center for Green Technology

This seminar discusses the hidden costs of free or discounted parking incentives. 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.

Xprovisation @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Improv Festival presents an evening of multidisplinary improvisation, "Colossal," starting at 7 PM tonight in Preston Bradley Hall. Free, 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Today is Free Cone Day at participating Ben & Jerry's stores. Check out the list of stores in Illinois and stop by one between noon and 8:00 PM today for one free scoop of your favorite flavor. Mmm, free...

Passionate Nature: Alfred Caldwell's Chicago Parks

The Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Lincoln Park Conservancy present this premiere screening of an independent documentary about architect Alfred Caldwell's contributions to Chicago landscapes (not least, his Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which is being considered for National Historic Landmark status). The film will be followed by a panel discussion about Caldwell. $10, or free if you belong to a sponsoring organization. 6 PM, at Archicenter. 224 S. Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the website.



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