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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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Monday, January 24

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Pig Butchering Demo @ Butcher and Larder

If you really want to see it, the Butcher and Larder holds a pig butchering demo tonight at 5pm at 1026 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reservations required; $50 admission, comes with a 10% discount on the evening's meat purchases.

"A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Williams" @ DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum of African-American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., presents "A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams," tonight from 5:30pm-8:30pm. This free, outdoors concert, part of the museum's "The Sounds of History" jazz series, will feature performances by vocalists Everette Greene, Frieda Lee, and Chicago's Dee Alexander, with music by Harrison Bankhead, Mike Logan and Ernie Adams. For more information, contact the museum at 773-948-0600.

Story Lab @ Black Rock

Story Lab stands apart from other series in the city in its accessibility and unmitigated audience support for the performers. Join storytellers and story lovers at the Black Rock Pub, 3614 N. Damen Ave., where each month, an entirely different lineup of up-and-coming storytellers share their freshest pieces. This month's readers include: Susie Allen, Drew Dorrman, Sheila Gagne, Jesse Harper, Rob Putnam, and Emily Sutherlin . Hosted by Scott Whitehair of the reading series This Much is True. Show starts at 7:30pm, and is free. Get there early for a seat and to take advantage of the $5 burger and $3.50 Chicago microbrew specials. For more information visit Story Lab Chicago.

House of Bamboo @ Portage Theater

Tonight at 7:30pm, the Northwest Chicago Film Society screens Samuel Fuller's House of Bamboo at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Their classic film series continues every Wednesday. Admission is $5.

The First Time: First City

CHIRP's First Time series returns to the Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., tonight at 8pm. The theme this time is "First City" -- watch as comedian David Pasquesi, the Paper Machete's Christopher Piatt, Mary Ralph of Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, Chicagoist's Samantha Abernethy, Wendy Mateo of Dominezuela and Jenny Lizak of CHIRP Radio read their stories and The First Time Band performs songs of the readers' choosing. Jocelyn Geboy hosts. $10 donation benefits CHIRP Radio. 21+



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