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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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New Milliennium Orchestra & DJ Spooky @ HotHouse

Join the New Millennium Orchestra & DJ Spooky at the HotHouse (31 E. Balbo) for a 9:30pm show. $15 tickets. DJ Spooky has been touring worldwide behind his Subliminal Strings project where he combines hip-hop and classical music through collaborations with a variety of artists (like the New Millenium Orchestra).

For more information call 312.362.9707 or visit the website.

The Distance of the Moon @ Uptown Writer's Space

BoyGirlBoyGirl (Chicago authors/actors Edward Thomas-Herrera, Stephanie Shaw, David Kodeski & Susan Karp) and the BGBG Ladies Auxiliary (Rachel Claff & Diana Slickman) present an evening of readings inspired by the Italo Calvino story "The Distance of the Moon". We are promised "stories of starry nights, familial distance, geography as identity, skydiving as romance, and environment as obsession." The reading happens tonight at 7:00 PM at the Uptown Writer's Space (4802 N. Broadway, #200; just above the Green Mill); admission is a suggested donation of $5. More information and reservations: (773) 275-1000.

Spring Wine "Grand Tasting" @ Sam's Downers Grove

This Sunday from 1-4 PM, Sam's Wines & Spirits is throwing their 2007 Grand Tasting at the Downers Grove location. They'll have dozens of luscious reds and succulent whites representing vineyards from all across the globe. And Sam's always provides and array of wine prices at these events, so whether you arrive by limo or METRA (hey, it's Downers Grove, are you gonna walk?), you should be able to find the perfect wine to fit both your palate and your budget.

Register online for $20 or pay a $30 admission fee at the door.

Chicago Green Festival @ McCormick Place

Part of the first Earth Month Chicago, this festival features an "eco-mall" with more than 300 exhibits, offering ideas for greener homes, greener food, greener finances, greener wardrobes, and greener careers; as well as more than 150 speakers, including journalists, activists, and entrepreneurs. Tickets range from $5 to $19, and the event runs from 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday and 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday. 2301 S Lake Shore Dr. For more information, visit the website.

An Inconvenient Truth @ Cultural Center

As part of a celebration of Earth Day and Chicago's first Earth Month, the Oscar-winning documentary is being screened at 1 PM today in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. Free. 77 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

 

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