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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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Thursday, June 17

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John Weagly @ The Book Cellar

Author John Weagly will be at The Book Cellar to talk about his books Book of Dead Things and Tales from the Red Lion. Free. 7pm. 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

New Year, New Hope @ Piazza Bella

Struggling with infertility? Join other individuals and couples for a night of delicious food, great conversation and inspirational stories from peers. Sponsored by Pulling Down the Moon, Fertility Centers of Illinois and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. 7-9 p.m. 2116 W. Roscoe, Chicago. Admission: $20 per person, includes buffet dinner. To register, contact Pulling Down the Moon at (866) 727-4ICF (4423).

Bayo Ojikutu @ Blackstone Library

The Friends of the Blackstone Library presents their quarterly reading series Voices From Home: Local Authors Speak, this month welcoming Free Burning's Bayo Ojikutu. The story follows a young black man who leaves the crime of the south side for a corporate job, only to lose the job and find himself back in his old neighborhood. Free at 7pm at 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Call 312-747-0511 for more information.

TECH cocktail Chicago 7 @ John Barleycorn

Bloggers, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and other business professionals interested in the technology arena in under served technology communities are invited to come get their network on. 6:30pm-9pm. 3524 N. Clark St. Free with RSVP here.

Powell's North Reading Series

Poet Daniel Tiffany and emerging writers Ira Murfin and Meredith Clark are the featured readers at this installment of the Powell's North Reading Series. Free. 7pm. 2850 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-248-1444 for more information.

The Dance COLEctive: Written on the Body

Merging movement and literature, The Dance COLEctive presents Written on the Body, an exploration of the Bronte sisters, who published their works under male pseudonyms. Directed by Margi Cole, the performance will touch on themes of power, strength, vulnerability, and intimacy. Also on the program is Channel, a commissioned solo for Cole created by Ellie Klopp, former Associate Director of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, and a new work by local choreographer Colleen Halloran. Additional performance dates include Friday and Saturday. 8pm. Tickets, $24, can be purchased in advance here. Contact 312-344-8300 for more information.

Heat Wave Preview @ Pegasus Players

Pegasus Players & Live Bait Theater bring the GB Book Club's August 2005 selection, Eric Klinenberg's Heat Wave, to the stage. Using Klinenberg's sociological study of the 1995 heat wave that claimed the lives of hundreds of Chicagoans, playwright Steve Simoncic recreates the havoc wrought between medical examiners, health officials, reporters, politicians and citizens. Tickets for tonight's 8pm preview performance are $15 and can be purchased by calling 773-878-9761. The show will take place at Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. in the O'Rourke Center at Truman College.

Jonathan Genzen @ Bucktown Library

Jonathan Genzen stops by the Bucktown-Wicker Park Library to discuss his bookThe Chicago River: A History in Photographs. The book is a collection of historical photographs, lithographs and maps detailing the effect the Chicago River has had on the city's development. Free at 7pm, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. Call 312-744-6022 for more information.

George Anastaplo @ 57th Street Books

George Anastaplo will be at 57th Street Books to talk about his book Reflections on Freedom of Speech & the First Amendment. Free. 7pm. 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-684-1300 for more information.

Lemon Festival @ Mon Ami Gabi

To locally celebrate France's annual Menton Lemon Festival, Mon Abi Gabi's Chicago and Oakbrook locations will have their own Lemon Festival starting February 21 through February 27. A bevy of lemon-inspired dishes and drinks will be served, from Artic Char with Preserved Lemon and Butternut Squash Puree to Lemongrass Sorbet.

Shop "Tail" You Drop @ Jake

A designer shopping party at Jake, featuring fabulous high-fashion women's and men's clothing plus Dog-a-holics dog treats to take home to your furry friend. Paw-ty food and beverages provided, and 20% of your purchases benefit The Anti-Cruelty Society. 6-9 p.m. 3740 N. Southport Ave. Limited party size, call to reserve a spot: 312-751-5525. For more info, visit the Website.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Rediscover Casseroles

Rekindle your love of casserole-making tonight from 6-8:30pm through the "Rediscover Casseroles" World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30. Click here for more information and to register.

Lincoln Square Idol @ DANK Haus

Cheer on Old Town School of Folk Music student and teacher bands as they battle it out for a spot in the Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series line up. Bands are pre-selected, and judges pick the ultimate winners. Audience applause makes a difference, so come support your favorite local bands. Free, but a small donation is requested. All proceeds support the bands at the Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series. Cash bar available. 7:30-10 p.m. 4740 North Western Ave. For more info, contact Christie Hahn at the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce at 773-728-3890 or visit the Website.



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