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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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Monday, January 24

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Ben Katchor @ Abbey Pub

Nextbook presents cartoonist Ben Katchor tonight at the Abbey Pub. The first cartoonist to win a MacArthur genius grant, Katchor's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Forward and Metropolis, as well as in his own works The Jew of New York, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise. 7pm at 3420 W. Grace. Tickets are $8 general admission, $6 for students under 25 with valid ID. Email mail[at]nextbook[dot]org for more information.

Z'ev, Illusion of Safety @ Enemy

Tonight, experimental percussionist/sound explorer Z'ev will make his first appearance in Chicago in over 20 years at Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd floor. Also playing: Illusion of Safety, himself a 20 year veteran of the experimental music scene in Chicago. 9 p.m., $10 suggested donation.

Reconstruction Room @ Black Rock

Reconstruction Room presents "Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and his Sister," inspired by Aphra Behn's 17th epistolary novel of the same title.. Performers include Erin Teegarden, Della Watson, Jenny Walton-Wetzel, Joshua Dumas, Mary Hamilton, Robert Kowalczyk, Saray Guernsey and Tina Post. Free at 8pm, 3614 N. Damen Ave. Email recroom[at]recroomers[dot]com for more information.

Kid Sister & Flosstradamus @ Sub-T

Chicago's next big hot things (yes, it's official) Kid Sister and Flosstradamus will be sparking the dance party tonight at Subterranean. Also on the bill is NYC deejay and remixer Nick Catchdubs. Keep your eye on our Transmission page for further details. 2011 North Ave. Doors open at 9:00 PM, show starts at 10:00 PM. Tickets are $5.

Local Author Night @ Book Cellar

This month's Local Author Night at the Book Cellar takes a change of pace and welcomes several published poets to circle. Reading will be Barry Freeman with Never Pull A Lion's Tale, Francesco Levato with Marginal State, Dan Beachy-Quick with Mulberry, MaryAnn Bennett Rosberg with Mystery School Poets and others. It's a great chance to hear some of the authors' works and ask them any sorts of questions you have. Free at 7pm at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Who Are You? Genetics and Identity @ Spertus

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 the intersection of genetics and identity. 6 PM in Bederman Auditorium, 618 S Michigan. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-422-5580 or email ihc [at] prairie [dot] org. For more information visit the website.

Julia Alvarez @ National Museum of Mexican Art

The Chicago Public Library welcomes author Julia Alvarez at the National Museum of Mexican Art to read from and sign her new novel, Saving the World. Alvarez will also present a visual interpreation of her work. Free at 6:30pm; 1852 W. 19th St. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.

Victor Hernandez Cruz @ HotHouse

Bilingual poet Victor Hernandez Cruz reads tonight as part of Palabra Pura, the Guild Complex's reading series focusing on Chicano and Latino artists. Tonight's event features music as well as poetry.Doors open at 6:30 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM. Free. 31 E Balbo. For more information, call 877-394-5061, or visit the Guild Complex website.



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