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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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Friday, January 22

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Tim Gunn @ Kate Spade

Kate Spade welcomes Project Runway's Tim Gunn to their Chicago store. Champagne and pointers on spring style will be served. Purchases of $100 or more gets you a picture with the man himself. 4pm to 6pm. Kate Spade, 56 E. Oak Street. RSVP to (212) 626-1500.

Ravinia Tickets on Sale

Ravnia lawn and pavillion tickets are available online only starting today. Big screen projections of the show will be added to the Pavillion this year and featured on the lawn for selected dates as well. Ravinia Festival. 200 Ravinia Park Rd. Highland Park, IL.

Big Read: Intellectual Freedom in the Context of Fahrenheit 451

Join Columbia College as they continue their celebration of their Big Read selection of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Today they welcome Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, for a discussion on the topic of intellectual freedom in the context of the book. Free and open to the public, 3pm-5pm, at Colubmia College's library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor. For questions, email Arlie Sims at asime[at]colum[dot]edu.

"Beer Wars" documentary

Tonight at 7 PM, three Chicago theaters will be showing the documentary "Beer Wars," a movie about independent brewers who are battling the beer giants. Following the movie, Ben Stein will lead a live (on screen) discussion. Find theaters and order tickets here.



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