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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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Tuesday, July 5

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Third Annual Brew Not Bombs Benefit at Portage Theater

Brew Not Bombs is an annual benefit for local groups working to end violence and promote community justice. The even will also spotlight local beer and food (including a home-brewing demonstration), as well as area music and DIY culture. Festivities start at 4 pm with a home-brew tasting and a bake-off, with music and entertainment scheduled until midnight, at the Portage Theater (4050 N Milwaukee Ave.). Tickets are $10 at the door or from the web site.

Let Each One Go Where He May @ Nightingale

Come out tonight to Cinema Borealis, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. to experience Let Each One Go Where He May! Set in Surinam, Russell's latest investigation of ethnography and representation is simultaneously beautiful, political and formally complicated. This film is also a telling document of Surinam's shifting landscape, as the brothers pass through a crowded city, lush jungles, a gold mine and rural villages as they trace their ancestral path. Please click here for more information!

Chicago Symphony Orchestra @ Millennium Park

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its new music director Riccardo Muti this month, beginning with a concert lead by Muti at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The program includes Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino and Liszt's Les Préludes. The show is free and begins at 5:30 PM. For the complete program, visit the CSO website.

Italian Expo @ Navy Pier

Celebrate the northern Italian region of Lombardy at this showcase of art and design, food and agriculture, business and tourism at Navy Pier this weekend. General admission tickets for the Italian Expo are $15 each. Today is the last day of the Expo. It is open until 6:00 pm.

Slow Food Chicago Book Discussion @ First Slice

Slow Food Chicago invites you for a discussion of the book Heat by Bill Buford today at First Slice Cafe, 4401 N Ravenswood, at 2pm.

Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out

Starting tonight through next Saturday, help yourself an those in need through participating in the Great American Dine Out, a benefit for Share Our Strength. Selected restaurants (among them Carnivale, Tuscany and Corner Bakery) will donate a portion of your bill to SOS, which is dedicated to ending hunger. Sound tasty?



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