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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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Wednesday, March 22

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Bookslut reading @ Hopleaf

Bookslut presents the latest in its series of monthly readings. Tonight's reading starts at 7:30 PM at the Hopleaf in Andersonville (doors open at 6:00), and features authors Laird Hunt (The Exquisite), Gerard Donovan (Julius Winsome: A Novel), and Simone Muench (Lampblack & Ash: Poems). The event is free and open to the public. See the Bookslut site for full details. Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark Street.

La Musgana @ Cultural Center

La Musgana performs traditional folk music from Central Spain in the Claudia Cassidy Theater this evening at 6 PM. Free. 78 E. Washington St. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Chicago Flamenco Festival: David Perez Almagro @ Cultural Center

Part of the 6th Annual Chicago Flamenco Festival, this program features the acclaimed young Spanish flamenco performer David Perez Almagro. 7:30 pm, in Preston Bradley Hall. Free. 78 E. Washington St. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Chicago Politics 101 @ Chicago History Museum

This program, part of the monthly In the K/Now series of public forums on issues facing Chicagoans, features two of the three mayoral candidates (not Daley) as well as a couple of academics who understand how Chicago politics work. The event is "not a debate, but rather an enlightening discussion on Chicago politics and the candidates' positions." Okay... Free, but reservations are strongly recommended: visit the website or call 312.642.4600. 1601 N Clark, 6:30 PM.

Lip @ The Spot

The Poetry Center continues its reading series tonight at 8 PM. Host Emily Rose emcees an open mic followed by two featured readings. Tonight, Michael Warr and Quraysh Ali Lansana perform. $5. 4437 N Broadway. For more information, call 312-899-7483 or visit the website.

Click It! @ Skylight Studios

So you're into fashion? How cool would it be to meet some fashion photographers? For $10, come browse the work of several Chicago photographers and mingle "while enjoying warm chocolate drinks and treats." 1956 W Grand, 7 PM. Call 312-742-8497 for tickets.

Winter: A Time of Telling

The time between the first and last frosts is the traditional storytelling season for many American Indians. The Newberry Library welcomes Debra Morningstar-Oneida Storyteller and other Native American storytellers for the twelfth annual Winter Festival. 6:30pm at 60 W. Walton; admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Call 312-255-3700 for reservations and information.



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