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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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Thursday, May 23

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You Say You Want a Revolution? @ Chicago History Museum

The first of the three-part "The '68 Experience" series features activists Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, who provide an overview of the cultural and political forces that shaped Chicago and the rest of the United States in 1968. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Chicago History Museum website. 7pm. 1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600.

Dinaw Mengestu @ Borders Beverly

Author Dinaw Mengestu is reads from his debut novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears tonight at Borders Beverly. The book focuses on an Ethiopian grocery story owner, a white academic and an unlikely friendship with her biracial daughter in a 70s-era, gentrifying Washington D.C. Free at 7:30pm, 2210 W. 95th St. Call 773-445-5471 for more information.

Winediva on WGN radio LIVE @ the Auto Show - POSTPONED

Sorry guys, Chris got bumped from today's show, but should be on later in the week.

Catch The Winediva from 6pm to 7pm on WGN radio (720 am) today as she chats with Steve Cochran about wines designed for lovin'. Or - ask wine questions in person at the Chicago Auto Show's WGN booth at the Chevy display. Just spare her the obvious drinking and driving comments...

Bingo/Tango @ MCA

The MCA adds an interesting twist to the classic game of Bingo by integrating both quirky art and tango components. Host Jason Pickleman calls bingo numbers and players may learn to tango with professional Argentine Tango dance instructors Somer Surgit and Agape Pappas between games. Cash bar and light fare is available for purchase. 6-8 p.m. Free. 220 E. Chicago. For more info, visit the Website.

T. Jefferson Parker @ Borders-Oak Brook

Crime fans looking for something beyond the average potboiler love Parker for his intelligent, layered crime novels. Tonight he signs his new book, L.A. Outlaws. 7:30 p.m. 1500 16th St. For more info, visit the Website, or call 630-574-0800.



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