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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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Meet Your Maker @ Links Hall

Chicago Artists Month and Links Hall to host a Creative Conversation in Chicago. This Creative Conversation, titled "Meet your Maker" is envisioned as an opportunity for local arts leaders to engage and meet face-to-face - bridging the divide between artists and arts administrators. Creative types, at any stage in their professional career, are encouraged to join us for an evening of exploration among arts-passionate people.

"Meet your Maker" is produced in the spirit of relationship and community building in the arts. Rather than a panel discussion or facilitated conversation about a particular topic, attendees 'come-as-they-are'. This smorgasbord of backgrounds, experiences and knowledge will provide a framework for interdisciplinary networking. Attendees are encouraged to break away from the comfort of the known and enter an unfamiliar space. Through informal round-table discussion "Meet your Maker" aims to foster new relationships and introduce arts professional to resources they may never have known existed!

Special guests include: • Chris Barrett, visual artist • Marie Casimir, Links Hall• Jeanelle Chang, Chicago Sinfonietta• Martin Garcia, Surmount Studio • Nikki Jolly, Chicago Park Chicago Arts District • Jessica Kaswiner, Artists Mean Business podcast • Merideth Lacina, Illinois Artisans Program, Illinois State Museum • Jenny Lam, Sixty Inches From Center • Jennifer Jansen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni • Marivi Ortiz-Shoda, photographer • Meida Teresa McNeal, Changing Worlds • Eva Silverman, Arts Alliance Illinois

Sunday, October 19, 2014
5:30pm-7:30pm
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave | Chicago, Illinois
Suggested donation of $5 to cover food and refreshments.

Open to the public. RSVP here:

www.fanfueled.com/Event/Details/3773-meet-your-maker-where-chicago-creatives-connect

HABHACWTBCX Fundbanger @ Half Acre Tap Room

Half Acre Cycling hosts a fundraiser for West Town Bikes' cyclocross (CX) program tonight at the Half Acre Tap Room, 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight from 6 to 10pm. Enjoy fresh beer and food, take a brewery tour and enter a raffle for cool stuff, all to support sponsorship, mentorship and coaching for cyclists who otherwise might not be able to race. 21+

Kikusui @ Yusho Logan Square

Sake producer Kikusui will be at Yusho Logan Square (2853 N Kedzie Ave) tonight for a tasting featuring six of their sakes, each paired with small bites from Yusho. Kikusui President Daisuke Takasawa will also be in attendance for a meet-and-greet, as well as renowned Shamisen player Fumiyoshi playing traditional Japanese music. The cost is $30 per person. Reservations are available from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and can be made online or by calling Yusho at (773) 904-8558.

Salonathon @ Beauty Bar

Salonathon is back at the Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., tonight at 8pm, showcasing art and performances of all types. No cover, 21+.

 

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