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Saturday, January 21
This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be joined by author Brian Costello as we discuss his debut novel, The Enchanters Vs. Sprawlburg Springs. This special author event begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome! Hope to see you there. Visit the official book club blog for more information.
The Poetry Center of Chicago"s second annual Anti-Valentine"s Day Show, No Love for Love, stars sexpert Dan Savage with a cast of local writers, poets and musicians, discussing love or their lack of it. The show starts at 8 pm at The Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Regular tickets are $20; VIP seating is $50. Tickets are available by calling The Apollo box office at 773-935-6100 or at TicketMaster. All proceeds benefit The Poetry Center of Chicago.
The Old town School of Folk Music presents a series of free songwriting workshops with school instructor Charles Kim every Monday evening in February. Tonight's workshop is devoted to a series of tricks that will help you with your melodies. These workshops are free, and no registration is required. The workshops will be held at 6:45 PM in the concert hall of the school's main building at 4544 N. Lincoln. Call the school at (773) 728-6000 for more information.
Nina Burleigh will be at 57th Street Books to talk about her book Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists & the Unveiling of Egypt. Free. 6pm. 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-684-1300 for more information.
Signing and discussing his new book, God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (and How We Can Get It Back). The titles just keep getting longer and longer, eh? 7:30 p.m. 1500 16th St. For more info, visit the Website, or call 630-574-0800.