Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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Friday, December 9

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Ida: A Sword Among Lions @ Women & Children First

Paula J. Giddings comes to Women & Children First to read from and discuss her biography of the famous civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a thoroughly researched look at the suffragist, newspaper publisher, political candidate and co-founder of the NAACP. Free at 7:30pm, 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Fish without Bicycles: Sex Tips for Queer Women @ Early to Bed

Ever wish there was a starter kit for how to negotiate queerdom? A dash of "how-to," a pinch of confidence, and a gentle nudge in the right direction? They don't teach you this in sex ed, so get the info you need, whether you've been with women before or are still just thinking about making that leap. For women and transpeople only. 7:30 p.m. $15/$10 for students. Pre-registration and payment is required for these workshops. 5232 N. Sheridan Rd. Register by calling 773-271-1219 or visiting the Website.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Chicago Cooks History

Learn more about Chicago's rich culinary history today from 11am-2pm through the "Chicago Cooks History" World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30. Click here for more information and to register.

Fifth Annual Community Shares "Share a Meal" Night

Several restaurants in the city (among them Wishbone and the wonderful Gale Street Inn) will be participating in Share a Meal Night, a benefit for Community Shares. Proceeds (ranging from 20-30%) from tonight's meals will be donated to the charity, which supports a range of causes in the city.



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