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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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Practice Space @ Schubas With The 1900s

Schuba's Practice Space series every Monday (one band per month) has become a showcase for Chicago bands with a credible buzz surrounding them and February residents the 1900s are no exception. Pegged by many as a band on the verge, their sixties-influenced chamber pop makes for a charming sound. The Cracklin' Moths and 2% Majesty open. Go to Schuba's website for tickets and more info.

The Meaning of Wife @ Women and Children First

Women and Children First present the latest meeting in their intergenerational feminist book group. Tonight the group will be discussing The Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM, is a free event, and is open to all feminists. Women and Children First: 5233 N. Clark. (773) 769-9299.

Freedom Is Not Enough @ Women and Children First

Women and Children First present the latest meeting of their women's book group. Tonight the group will be discussing Freedom Is Not Enough by Nancy MacLean. New group members are always welcome. The meeting starts tonight at 7:30 PM. Women and Children First: 5233 N. Clark. (773) 769-9299.

CEO Exchange Taping at U of C

In the mood to grill some of the world's richest CEO's? Attend a taping of the PBS series "CEO Exchange" at the University of Chicago. CNN correspondent Jeff Greenfield moderates a discussion on alternative energy between the CEOs of Archer Daniels Midland and John Deere. 3:15 PM. Mandel Hall. 1131 E. 57th St.

INFAMY: The Movie @ Four (Free)

Directed by Doug Pray, INFAMY: The Movie, a film following a new generation of taggers and graffiti artists premiers in Chicago as part of Scion's Dashboard event at Four, 1551 W Division Street. A conversation with the director will follow the screening. 6 PM to 10 PM, RSVP here.

Call Me Lightning @ The Empty Bottle

Milwaukee natives Call Me Lightning play a free show in support of their first album for French Kiss Records, Soft Skeletons. If it's anything like the video on their website it should be a lot of fun. Free to the public; 9:30pm at the Empty Bottle; 1035 N Western Ave.

Tavis Smiley & Eddie Glaude @ Borders

Today at the Beverly Borders, two authors will appear to sign copies of their new books. Author and talk show host Tavis Smiley will sign copies of The Covenant In Action, and author Eddie Glaude will sign copies of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. The signings happen at 12:30 PM, and are free and open to the public. Borders: 2210 W. 95th Street. (773) 445-5471.

Green Drinks Chicago Game Show

Are you a fan of green issues? Then meet the crew from Green Drinks Chicago tonight for the first-ever Green Drinks Green City Game Show. Join us for a raucous evening featuring three well-respected contestants from the local sustainability community. Test your knowledge, play along at your seat, or take advantage of several audience participation moments!

It's only $5 and takes place at the Jefferson Tap & Grille at 325 N. Jefferson near the Loop. Doors open from 5:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm.

Under the Influence of Giants @ Abbey Pub

(Excerpted from the full review in Transmission):

Under the Influence of Giants is one of the better disco-rock hybrids to emerge in the wake of the epic torch-dropping that was the second Scissor Sisters album. Plus the bass player looks like a straight-up lumberjack. What's not to love?

Under the Influence of Giants, 8pm, Monday, February 19 at The Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace. $12 at the door, $10 in advance. 18 and over.



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