As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Wednesday, March 22
Butoh Ritual Mexicano dance creator Diego Pinon presents his US premiere of Ekua Itsi—Behind the Mirror. Free, in the Claudia Cassidy Theater. 5 PM, 78 E Washington St. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.
"Two days of cycling excitement!" A swath of area bike shops and cooperatives will be displaying their wares alongside BMX stunt shows and seminars (TBA). Go ahead, try out that recumbent. More information here; $10 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and children under 6 are free ($3 discount coupon here). 10 AM to 5 PM.
Come to the first installment of what will be a monthly salon series of prose readings. The goal of Sunday Salon Chicago is to bring together both new and established literary voices by providing a platform for local writers. Hosted by Melanie Pappadis and Mike Zapata, of Make Magazine. 7:30pm at the Charleston Bar, 2076 N. Hoyne. Email sundaysalonchicago[at]yahoo[dot]com for more information.
If you've totally run out of things to talk about on Monday morning, perhaps watching Sunday's episode of The Sopranos an hour before broadcast in the company of Dominic "Uncle Junior" Chianese would appeal to you. If not, there will be complementary hors d'oeuvres. 6 PM at Excalibur Nightclub, 632 North Dearborn. Call 312.266.2114.
Learn all about fixin' bicycles at this workshop from 11am-5pm. The event is free.
West Town Bikes is at 2418 W. North Ave. Visit their site at www.westtownbikes.org.
More than a half-dozen new music ensembles will perform music by a variety of contemporary composers this afternoon from 2 – 5 PM. 4802 N. Broadway, $5. For more information, call 773-878-5552 or visit the website.