As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Monday, January 23
Tonight, Myiti Sengstacke Rice will be at Radcliffe Hunter House (3800 S. Michigan Ave.) signing copies of her book Chicago Defender, a history of the historic paper. Reading begins at 6pm.
CitySwarm hosts Late Night Skate tonight at the Rink at Wrigley. The event begins at 7pm at Bernie's, 3664 N. Clark St., with a buffet and beer, after which everyone heads across the street to skate. Admission is $29 if you register by Jan. 23, $39 after. 21+
Come to the Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Ave., tonight for the latest installment of Story Club. The theme this month is "bad plan," and features readings by Scott Whitehair and Claire Tibble. In addition there are four open mic slots for storytelling hopefuls. Open mic signup begins at 7:30pm, show begins at 7:45pm. Free, 21+
Jackalope Theater Company is celebrating the grand opening of their new multi-use rehearsal and educational space at 8 p.m. in the north-side neighborhood of Edgewater. The party will feature visual art by Mikey Rioux, a performance in the spoken word by Shannon Matesky, live jazz by Blue Whale, and a performance by Brandon Moorehead and Rhapsody Snyder.
If you'd like to go to the event, you can simply rsvp on the event's Facebook page. The party is at 1106 W. Thorndale Ave, just steps from the Thorndale Red Line stop. The show is at 9, and last call is at midnight.