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. ✶
Thursday, April 27
The Ephemera Festival, "A Celebration of D.I.Y. Culture," takes place tonight at the Hungry Brain,
2319 W. Belmont Ave., starting at 8pm. The event includes a zine and craft fair as well as a series of 5-minute live performances that range from music to zine readings to drama. 21+
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 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers. 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.
Cinematheque Sonotheque is a monthly film series held at Sonotheque. This month's installment is curated by Joe Bryl and features Strangler of the Swamp (1946, dir. Frank Wisbar) and The Preview Murder Mystery (1936, dir. Robert Florey). The screening is a tribute to William K. Everson, one of cinema's premier film scholars. 1444 W Chicago Ave. Screening starts at 6pm and cover is free, 21+.
Granta Magazine and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs team up tonight at 6pm to host local authors Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife) and Aleksandar Hemon (The Lazarus Project) for a conversation hosted by Chicago Public Radio's Steve Edwards at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. in the Preston Bradley Hall. The event kicks off a week-long celebration of the magazine's all-Chicago issue featuring stories from 28 contributors. This is only the second time in its history that Granta, founded 120 years ago at Cambridge University, has devoted an entire issue to a single city. A reception will be held afterward; for more information, call (312) 744-7097. Free!