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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, April 16

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So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel?

So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel?, a new "literary variety show" from THE2NDHAND, debuts tonight at 8pm at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont Ave. The evening will feature music by house band Good Evening, puppetry by Brandon Will, and performances by Natalie Edwards, Mary Hamilton and Lindsay Hunter; Matt Bell and Michael Czyzniejewski; and Michael Zapata with our own Ramsin Canon. Hosted by Harold Ray and Kate Duva. More info on Facebook. Free, 21+.

Call for Papers!

Did you know that there's an online journal for ivory-tower style musings about food and community development? Well, I didn't either, but it turns out there is! The aptly named Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development has its first two issues up and running, and is looking for submissions for its next issue.

Forks Over Knives Film Premiere @ Malcolm X College

Forks Over Knives, a documentary about healthy eating, will be screened tonight for free at 7pm at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. Cook County Chief Medical Officer Terry Mason, who appears in the movie, will be present for a post-film panel discussion. Seating in the auditorium is limited; the first 400 persons to RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

Cole Porter's Top Ten List Songs

Maxim's, The Nancy Goldberg International Center, 24 E. Goethe St., hosts "Charles Troy Presents Cole Porter's Top Ten List Songs," at 3pm today. Maxim's describes the show thusly: "Charles Troy tells the story of American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, whose works include Hollywood movies and Broadway musicals such as Kiss Me, Kate, Fifty Million Frenchmen and Anything Goes, as well as songs like 'Let's Do It,' 'You're the Top' and 'Anything Goes.' Cole's sophisticated and bawdy lyrics, clever rhymes and complex forms made his songs very popular. In a dynamic multi-media presentation, Troy talks about List songs and plays Porter's ten most significant examples, all in the course of telling Porter's unusual life story." Tickets are $25, reservations required; call 312.742.TIXS (8497) or visit Maxim's website.



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