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, May 14

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Globally Occupied Attention @ Martyrs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs presents Globally Occupied Attention (GOAt), a series of discussions about local and global issues that takes place in local bars and venues. Tonight's GOAt happens at Martyrs (3855 N. Lincoln) at 6:30 PM, and the topic is The Other Side of the Story: Media from the Arab World. Full details on this event available at the Chicago Council's Website.

Harvest Party @ Green Grocer

Green Grocer Chicago throws a fall harvest party at their store from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate friends, food and fall. Sample from local food producers. Try the first release of Nice Cream ice cream (a new gourmet organic ice cream company), hot cider, vegan pumpkin pie, and get information on winter farmers markets. 1402 W Grand Ave.

Li-Young Lee @ SAIC Ballroom

The Poetry Center presents this reading by award-winning poet and memoirist Li-Young Lee. Tickets are $8 to $10. 112 S Michigan, 6:30 PM. For more information, call 312-899-1229 or visit the website.

40th Annual Jeff Awards

The 40th Annual Jeff Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, October 20, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. The pre-show Appetizer Buffet runs 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance purchase tickets are $75. The evening is black tie optional, and, yes, there is plenty of booze. Click Here to purchase tickets.

Writers on the Record: Alaa al Aswany

This month, Writers on the Record welcomes Alaa al Aswany for a talk with Victoria Lautman about his new book Chicago: A Novel. The hour-long interview is free and open for the public to watch and will take place at 6pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium of the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St. Call 312-747-4050 for more information.

Chicago International Film Festival

The Chicago International Film Festival runs until October 29 at several theaters across the city. Box office is at the AMC River East 21 at Illinois & Fairbanks and the AMC at 600 North Michigan; you can also buy tickets online.

Office @ Schubas

Folktronic quintet Office plays a free show alongside fellow Chicagoans Netherfriends, Justin Petertil Orchestra and Coupleskate tonight at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport. Show starts at 9pm. 21+



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