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.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Saturday, April 29
Chicagoan Shel Silverstein's life and work will be the focus of a tribute tonight at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavillion (201 E. Randolph).
The guest poetry readers and musicians scheduled to perform include: Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Will Oldham, Patrick Hallahan, Pat Dailey, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Steve Edwards (of WBEZ), Miss Lori's Campus (of PBS Kids), Ken Nordine, Kevin Coval,Tim Kazurinsky, as well as storytellers from WNEP Theater's KIDSKALD program and members of the Annoyance Theater Company.
The program is FREE and scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.
For more information, please visit the website or call 312.742.6050.
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 Every Crooked Pot by Renee Rosen. 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.
Journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts will be at the Harold Washington Library to discuss and sign her new book We Are Our Mothers' Daughters. The book examines women's roles, revealing how much progress has been made and how much further we have to go. Free at 12pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Call (312) 747-4300 for more information.
Big lineup for the Empty Bottle's Free Monday series, featuring, from the West coast, The Human Quena Orchestra, the debut of Chicago doom/experimental metal act Anatomy of Habit. Locrian also wrap up their week-long tour with this show, and New York industrial noise act Pharmakon makes her Chicago debut. 1035 N. Western, 9pm. More info at Transmission.