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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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Friday, December 9

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The World According to Shorts @ Film Center

Tonight at 6 PM and 8 PM, the Film Center screens a collection of contemporary short (9- to 28-minute) films from around the world. $4 to $9, 164 N State. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Aztec Documentary @ Erie Neighborhood House (La Casa Erie)

Director Jose Luis Matias presents Atltzatzilistli, an 18-minute film documenting the indigenous community of Acatlan, Guerrero, Mexico, as they ritually request rain for the harvest. 6 PM, free. 1347 W Erie. For more information, visit the website.

Musicians at Work Forum @ Cultural Center

The Chicago Music Commission presents this panel on how to promote music to industry, reviewing differing requirements for festivals, venues, and other industry consumers. In the Claudia Cassidy Theater this evening at 6 PM. Free. 77 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Reinventing a Field @ Cultural Center

This panel features artists from the ongoing Material Difference exhibition, as well as curator Polly Ullrich, talking about "the past, present, and future of fiber art." In the First Floor Garland Room at 6 PM. Free. 78 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.



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