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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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Thursday, January 26

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John Newhouse @ Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library welcomes John Newhouse, former official at the US State Department and the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, to discuss his new book Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business. Free and open to the public at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4300 for more information.

How Sweet It Is! The Story of Sugar and Honey @ Chicago Botanic Garden

Explore the botany and use of sugar cane, sugar beets, sugar maples and honey in social and political context. The presentation will run from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Linnaeus Room at the Chicago Botanic Garden Education Center in Glencoe. Tickets are $19 for members and $24 for visitors. Visit the calendar for more information.

In One Ear @ Heartland Cafe

The "In One Ear" open-mic poetry event begins at 9pm every Wednesday night at the Heartland Cafe (7000 N. Glenwood Ave.) in Rogers Park. Be a part of one of the city's longest-running open-mic poetry series. Cover is $3. Must be 18+. Call 773-465-8005 or visit the website for more information.

Thunderbirds Are Now!, Oxford Collapse @ Subterranean

Detroit pop-punk energy purveyors Thunderbirds Are Now! headline at The Subterranean this evening. Sub-Pop darlings Oxford Collapse bring their infectious hooks second and local indie energizers The Narrator, who have a Flameshovel full-length due out this summer, bring the noise first. Wear your sweats 'cause it's gonna be a workout. The show starts at 9 PM. Check The Subterranean site for further details or call 773-278-6600.

Sushi with The Fish Guy

Join the North Side's fave fishmonger, The Fish Guy, for some hands-on sushi making with Chef Leo Bariso. You'll learn how to make miso soup and a large variety of sushi and sashimi using The Fish Guy's freshest fish and shellfish. Plus, you'll have Chef Leo's complete attention and the relaxing environs of The Fish Guy store at 4423 N. Elston. The class costs $75 and registration is required. Call 773-283-8400 to learn more and reserve your spot.

Poetry Mitten Workshop @ Chicago Tourism Center

This workshop covers several advanced techniques: knitting in the round, Fair Isle colorwork, and pattern and chart reading. All to knit a poem into a mitten. Sharon C. Kelly of Arcadia Knitting shows you how. 6 PM. Free, but materials cost $20 and reservations are required: call 312-742-8497. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

"The Permanent Way" Opens

New Leaf Theatre presents the first US performance of David Hare's "The Permanent Way," a play about guilt, forgiveness, and British rail disasters. Opens tonight and runs through March 3 at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. Tickets are $15 or $12 for students and seniors.



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