As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, April 26
The Bookslut Reading Series returns once again for another evening of author readings at Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark). Scheduled to read tonight: Dubravka Ugresic (Nobody's Home), Rolf Potts (Marco Polo Didn't Go There) and Peter Ferry (Travel Writing). The reading starts tonight at 7:30, and is free and open to the public.
Naomi Klein speaks at the University of Chicago's International House (1414 East 59th Street) @ 7PM on October 1st on "Disaster Capitalism: Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys".
For more information go here.
People with disabilities who believe they may need assistance should call: I-House Office of Programs and External Relations (773) 753-2274 or (773) 753-2275.
Andersonville's The Coffee Studio is hosting its first Scrabble Night tonight between 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Boards and dictionaries will be provided -- just show up and you'll be matched with someone of similar skill level. All levels are welcome, from beginner to certified Word Freak. Prizes will be awarded for high scores. The Coffee Studio is at 5628 N Clark St.
3175 N. Broadway
Rachael Yamagata began as the vocalist for the Chicago funk-fusion band Bumpus, spending six years writing and recording three albums with the band and touring the country. In 2001 she decided to walk her own personal musical path and went solo. In September 2002 she landed a two-record deal with Arista's Private Music and released her first self-titled EP. Her first full-length album, Happenstance, followed in June of 2004, produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Ben Folds Five).
Her songs have been featured on TV shows including: How I Met Your Mother, ER , Nip/Tuck, Men in Trees, Alias, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters and The O.C., to which she made a guest performance in season 2.Yamagata also contributed a song to Mandy Moore's 2007 album, Wild Hope. She also toured with Moore, opening many of her shows around the country.
2011 North Ave
DOORS @ 8:30 PM | SHOW @ 9:00 PM | 17 & OVER
TICKETS: $13.00 ADV. / $15.00 DOS
Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs brings Chicago's Downtown Farmstand to 66 E. Randolph with fruits, vegetables, preserves and baked goods from within 250 miles of the city. The pilot Farmstand will offer educational programs and lunchtime demonstrations on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Farmstand opens October 1, with a Grand Opening celebration featuring samples and demos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afterwards, the Farmstand operates Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-December, and re-opening in Spring 2009.
Chef jericho Michel of Hearty Boys will give a cooking demonstration today at 10:30am at the Green City Market, south end of Lincoln Park between Stockton and LaSalle.