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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Chris Cornell @ Metro

Former Soundgarden and Audioslave front-man Chris Cornell plays the Metro (3730 North Clark Street) at 9pm.
Tickets available via the Metro Box office or Ticketmaster.

For more information call: (773) 549-2078

Go Tell It On the Mountain Panel Discussion

Interested in learning more about the new One Book, One Chicago selection? Join a panel of distinguished DePaul University faculty who will address what James Baldwin meant in his own time and what he means to us today, how the events since the Civil Rights Movement redefine our understanding of the book's issues and themes, and how Baldwin's visions transcends the era in which it was written. Free at 6:30pm in the Student Center at 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Room 120. Call 773-325-7840 for more information.

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 Ander Monson (Neck Deep and Other Predicaments), Jeannine Hall Gailey (Becoming the Villainess), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales: In The Night Garden). The event is free and open to the public. See the Bookslut site for full details. Hopleaf: 5148 N. Clark Street.

Sunday Parkways Forum

This is a real-life flesh n' blood forum discussion about the proposed Sunday Parkways — a community effort to give communities safe spaces to interact with neighbors. Inspired by Colmbia and Mexico, in essence they are traffic-free times on weekends and holidays for pedestrians and cyclists to interact on selected streets. Today from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Richmond Hall in St. Sylvester Church, 2156 N. Richmond St.

Teachers Speak @ SAIC Ballroom

This panel of writer-educators focuses on teachers' "war stories from education's front lines." The panel features Dan Ferri, a retired educator and journalist; Billy Lombardo, a fiction writer who teaches at The Latin School of Chicago; and Taylor Mali, a former teacher and noted poet. 6:30 PM. 112 S Michigan. $8 to $10. For more information, call 312-899-1340 or visit the Poetry Center website.

Thai New Year Celebration @ Vong's Thai Kitchen

Tonight and tomorrow night (April 11th and 12th), Vong's Thai Kitchen at 6 W. Hubbard St.will be serving a special menu to celebrate the Songkran Festival, which is the traditional Thai New Year. Musicians and dancers will also be on hand from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Call 312-644-8664 for more information.



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