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Thursday, March 23
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 discussing The Grass Dancer by Susan Power. The meeting 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 Third Coast Audio Festival Listening Room and the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies will present a 40-minute audio screening of The Lemon Tree, a radio documentary that addresses the Arab-Israeli conflict through the story of one friendship. In 1948, six-year-old Bashir's family leaves their home in old Palestine to live as refugees in Ramallah, and six-year-old Dalia's family move into the same house after surviving the Holocaust. Twenty years later, Bashir comes to visit his old home. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with producer Sandy Tolan, mediated by Chicago Public Radio's Gwen Macsai.
May 19, 6:30 (doors open at 6). $10 ($8 for CPR members, Spertus members, and students). Feinberg Theater, Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan Ave. Purchase tickets at the door or here. For more info: 312-948-4682.