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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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Sunday, April 21

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Pete Best @ Heartland Cafe

Yes, that Pete Best. The former Beatle will be at the Heartland Cafe tonight at 8:00 PM. You should go just to see if Ringo takes over for him in the middle of the concert. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Heartland Website. Heartland Cafe: 7000 N. Glenwood (at Lunt). (888) 690-9875.

Steven J. Heyman @ 57th Street Books

Steven J. Heyman will be at 57th Street Books to talk about his book Free Speech & Human Dignity. Free. 6pm. 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-684-1300 for more information.

Alix Lambert @ Quimby's

Lambert reads from her new novel, CRIME: A Series of Extraordinary Interviews Exposing the World of Crime - Real and Imagined. Long title, but fascinating study that features interviews with cops and robbers, both the real kind and the fake, film kind, about why the subject captures the public's imagination. Featured are interviews with Ben Affleck, Ice-T, Viggo Mortensen and David Mamet. The reading begins at 7 p.m. at Quimby's, 1854 W. North Ave.

Literary Gangs of Chicago @ MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts another gathering of the Literary Gangs crew, this time hooking up with the Guild Complex. The reading starts at 6:30 p.m. at the MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Contact the museum for details.

Zinfandel Tasting

Come meet 30 Zinfandel wineries from California at Zinfandel Advocates & Producers’s Zinfandel Grand Tasting on May 20 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at The Mid-America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive, 80th floor (Aon Center). Tickets are available at



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