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, December 9

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Voter Registration Deadline

Today is the last day you can register to vote for the Feb. 27 election for Chicago's mayor, city treasurer, city clerk, and all 50 aldermen. If you have moved since the last election, you must re-register. Be a good citizen! Make your voice heard.

Burnin' Love @ Harris Theater

The fulcrumpoint New Music Project presents a concert featuring five contemporary compositions that include a "strutting saxophone showcase" and an homage to June Carter Cash. Tickets are $10 to $20. 7:30 PM, 205 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-334-7777 or visit the website.

What's Popular about Genetics? @ Columbia College Chicago

The Illinois Humanities Council continues its series of events to foster a public dialogue around science and culture, Future Perfect: Conversations on the Meaning of Genetics, with this panel about images of genetic science in popular culture. 6 PM at the Film Row Cinema, 1104 S Wabash. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-422-5580 or email ihc [at] prairie [dot] org. For more information visit the website.

Alternative Approaches to Pain Care: Art Therapy, Massage and Acupuncture Panel Discussion

The International Museum of Surgical Science and the Hektoen Institute of Medicine present a lecture series on "Understanding Pain." Today, learn about "Alternative Approaches to Pain Care: Art Therapy, Massage Therapy & Acupuncture" through a panel discussion chock full of pain experts. This event in the series is held at the International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive. A reception starts the evening at 5:30pm, and the panel starts at 6:15pm; suggested donation is $5. RSVP to Marnie Dawson ( or 312-642-6502 ext. 3130).



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