Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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Friday, January 22

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Free Gyros Day

Today is the fourth annual Kronos Free Gyros Day! Fill out the coupon form, find the closest participating restaurant and collect your free gyros sandwich. (Consider putting a couple bucks in the Fisher House donation box while you're there.)

"Get Up and Go!" Humboldt Park Tour @ Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago's "Get Up and Go!" neighborhood conversation and tour series continues today with Humboldt Park. Hosted by Mark Bazer, host of The Hideout's acclaimed Interview Show, the tour begins with a discussion about Humboldt Park's highlights and history followed by a visit to the borough. The tour is free and begins in the Chicago Cultural Center's 5th Floor Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St., at 12:15pm with the Q&A session lasting approximately 40 minutes. The tour will last approximately one hour and will depart from and return to the Chicago Cultural Center via public transportation. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online here.

Chicago Moth StorySlam

The next Chicago Moth StorySlam will be held at Martyrs' at 3855 North Lincoln Avenue
6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Stories begin, 21+
A limited number of presale tickets will be available for $16, $8 tickets at the door.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.

Buddy Guy @ Harold Washington Library

Buddy Guy discusses his autobiography When I Left Home: My Story, co-authored by David Ritz, at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., tonight at 6pm. Free. More details here.



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