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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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Tuesday, December 1

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Bonnie Hunt @ Chicago History Museum

As part of the Chicago History Museum's Chicago Treasures series, WBEZ's Steve Edwards interviews comedienne Bonnie Hunt. 7 PM, 1601 N Clark. Visit the website to buy tickets ($10 to $12) and get more information.

Radio Plays @ Cultural Center

Expand your conception of radio drama by checking out this performance by the AFTRA/SAG Senior Radio Players, a group dedicated to "keeping alive the uniqueness of radio as the theater of the imagination." This evening's performance includes a hard-boiled murder mystery and the story of a boy and his (lost) dog. Free, at the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 78 E Washington, 7 PM. For more information, call 312-573-8081 or visit the website.

Tao Lin @ Quimby's

Join The2ndHand for a special reading by New York's Tao Lin who is currently touring with his new story collection Bed and novel Eeeee Eee Eeee. The2ndHand's Jeb Gleason-Allured will host the free reading at Quimby's, 1854 W. North Ave., at 7:30pm. Call 773-342-0910 for more information.

Diane Di Prima @ SAIC Ballroom

One of the few female poets associated with the Beats, Di Prima reads this evening at 6:30 PM. 112 S Michigan. $8 to $10. For more information, call 312-899-1340 or visit the Poetry Center website.

California Night Tasting @ Sam's Wine & Spirits (Chicago)

Here's a chance to try a huge selection of wines from the Pacific Northwest for a reasonable price. Yes, its a $50 ticket (in advance), but this tasting usually features well over 200 wines and dozens of winemakers and owners of estates on hand to pour and share information. Despite the size of the event, this is no crapfest of mass produced $8 bottlings either. Plenty of reserve and limited production wines to keep even the biggest cork dorks happy. Tasting is from 5-8pm and taking public transit is a really good idea. The event draws a huge crowd, so be mentally prepared for rubbing elbows and everything else with 500 of your closest new friends.

Is Anyone Out There? Driving Traffic to Your Website

Get the scoop on the latest in internet marketing at the Lincoln Park Business Development Institute's series of four seminars, "Unleash the Power II: Internet Marketing Toolkit." Tonight from 5:30 to 8:30pm, learn about WOM (word of mouth), blogging, linking strategies, affiliate programs, promotions, direct mail, email campaigns, newsletters, and more. Get more information or register. Events are held at the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301. Workshops are $85 each, or $299 for the entire series.



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