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Sunday, April 5

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Gapers Block Book Club 3rd Anniversary Meeting

This month we celebrate three years of Gapers Block Book Club meetings! Tonight we'll discuss Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and all attendees will be treated to some desserts and beverages. Thanks to everyone who's been a part of the Book Club over the past three years, whether online or in person. Your enthusiasm and insights are what keep us going. As always, we'll meet at The Book Cellar at 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave. at 7:30pm and new members are always welcome. Hope to see you there! Visit the official book club blog for more information.

Books to Women in Prison Fundraiser @ Danny's

Danny's is giving Chicago Books to Women in Prison 50% of the bar. Come out and drink up with bookworms. 1951 W Dickens. 9:00PM.

"Friends With Benefits" @ Schubas

Schubas presents Friends with Benefits, a weekly series of concerts to benefit various charities. The headlining act for each of this month's concerts is The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, with different supporting acts showing up each week. The show starts tonight at 8:00 PM, it's an 18+ show, and tickets are $6 and available from the Schubas site. Schubas: 3159 N. Southport. (773) 525-2508. For more information, see our feature in Transmission.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs @ Martyrs'

Drink a pint or two, listen, and decide for yourself whether alternatives exist to the current drug policies in our country as Martyrs' hosts "High Expectations: Are We Winning the War on Drugs?" from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The discussion is led by Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, David Murray, chief scientist at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and moderated by Alison Cuddy, co-host of the daily newsmagazine program Eight Forty-Eight and the senior producer and editor of the multi-media series Chicago Matters at Chicago Public Radio. Register at the door; admission is $10. Doors open at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7pm. 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Classical Mondays @ Chicago Cultural Center

Stop by the Chicago Cultural Center on your lunch break and feed your ears with the sounds of arias performed by artists from the Chicago Opera Theater young artists program. Free. 12:15pm. 78 E. Washington St. 312-744-6630.

Peace Party to Benefit Open Books

Open Books, the city's first nonprofit literacy bookstore, will be at Danny's Tavern tonight for drinks, dancing and netwroking. Special guest DJ Michael Ardiaolo will provide the beats and half of all of your drink purchases will go to Open Books and their partner programs. You get to have fun and fight illiteracy at the same time - what could be better? Admission is free and the event goes from 9pm-2am at 1951 W. Dickens. For more information, email info[at]open-books[dot]org.

 

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