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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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Wednesday, February 8

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The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Company Launch @ Hopleaf

Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Company from Solano Beach, CA, is now distributing in Chicago. As part of their launch, they're hosting a "Meet the Brewer" event in the upstairs level of Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark St.) tonight at 7pm. Sample their full line of beers, talk with brewer Tomme Arthur, and enjoy a buffet of Hopleaf's food.

Tom Raworth @ SAIC Ballroom

The Poetry Center and the Chicago Poetry Project present this reading by Tom Raworth, author of more than 40 books and pamphlets. Tickets are $8 to $10. 112 S Michigan, 6:30pm. For more information, call 312-899-1229 or visit the website.

Christopher Kimball @ Borders

Christopher Kimball, of America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Illustrated magazine, will be signing copies of The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book and The Cook's Country Cookbook at 7 pm at the Lincoln Park Borders at 2817 N. Clark. See the Borders website for more information.

Weisman Park Renovation Fundraiser @ Noodles & Co

This evening, Noodles & Co (2813 N. Broadway) will donate 25% of all sales toward the Weisman Park renovation project. Donations accrue on sales between 4pm and 10pm, and you must have this flyer to have your sale count.

Thanksgiving 101 Cooking Class @ Fox & Obel

Join Fox & Obel's Corporate Executive Chef Michael Grieb tonight from 6-7:30pm at Fox & Obel, 401 E. Illinois Street, to learn more about how to cook a turkey and the sides for your Thanksgiving feast. Admissionis $50 and comes with a 10% coupon for the store (good for only tonight).

Matt & Kim @ Subterranean Canceled

Brooklyn's super-fun drums-n-keys duo Matt & Kim play a second show tonight alongside the spastic tag team Best Fwends at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. Show starts at 6pm and costs $10. This one's all ages! UPDATE: The Wednesday night show has been canceled, but tickets are being honored at Tuesday's show at 9pm.



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