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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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Saturday, July 13

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Adventures in Modern Music @ Empty Bottle

The Wire and the Empty Bottle present the fourth annual Adventures in Modern Music, a 5-day concert series taking place at the Empty Bottle. Tonight's concert features Edan, with special guest Dagha; Badgerlore, the musical improv group featuring Ben Chasny and Rob Fisk; Hive Mind from Detroit; and Load Records band The Coughs. The show starts at 9:00 PM; tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at the Empty Bottle website. Also see the Empty Bottle site for a complete listing of the bands performing during the festival. Empty Bottle: 1035 N. Western. (773) 276-3600.

Give Me Virginity or Give Me Death! An Evening with Katha Pollitt

In These Times presents an evening with award-winning, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt and In These Times Executive Editor Jessica Clark. Pollitt will discuss the state of abortion rights, feminism and the future of the women's movement. The free event will take place at the In These Times offices, 2040 N. Milwaukee at 7 p.m. For more information, call or email Erin Polgreen at (773) 772-0100 ext. 225 or

The Shakespeare Wars @ Newberry Library

Author Ron Rosenbaum discusses his new book, about some of the key concerns of contemporary Shakespeare scholarship and performance. 6 PM, free. 60 W Walton. For more information, visit the website.

World Music Festival: One World under One Roof @ Cultural Center

The Cultural Center hops with live music performances in a one-night microcosm of the week-long festival. 6:30 PM, free. 78 E Washington. For a detailed schedule, visit the website.

World Music Festival: Orchestra Infinity @ Millennium Park

The new orchestral composition, "Nu Art Claiming Earth," has its US premiere at 6 PM. Tonight, 10 French musicians from Bordeaux, 20 Chicago jazz artists, and 20 Chicago public school and college students join Orchestra Infinity to perform this Basque, West African, West Indian, North African, and Afro-American-influenced work. Free. For more information, visit the website.

Artists at Work Forum @ Cultural Center

Panelists discuss the growth of alternative and electronic media (blogs, podcasts, etc.) in transforming Chicago's art scene. In the first floor Garland Room, 6 PM. 78 E Washington, free. For more information, visit the website.



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