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Event Wed Sep 30 2015

20x2 Returns to Schubas with "When Did You Know?"

20x2 Chicago poster: When did you know?Gapers Block is proud to present 20x2 Chicago, a live event where 20 people are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition's question is "When did you know?" See the answers on Friday, Oct. 23 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave.

20x2 is a mainstay of afterhours programming at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, and Chicago is its first official offshoot. The last Chicago show was April 18, and featured the question "What's next?" Responses included an ode to turning 30, an app to predict the future, and a dance to a familiar Balkan break beat. Who knows what the speakers will come up with this time?

The speakers for this edition are, in alphabetical order:

• Gaylon Alcaraz, former executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund
• James Allenspach, programmer
• Tim Barnes, comedian
• Demetrio Cardona-Maguidad, designer
• Danette Chavez, writer
• Eamon Daly, developer and bon vivant
• Elizabeth Gomez, comedian and Windy City Rollers co-founder
• Felix Jung, developer
• Britt Julious, writer
• Amy Karatz, interior designer and home stager
• Rosamund Lannin, writer
• Sophia Madana, social media expert
• Parker Molloy, writer
• Dawn Xiana Moon, songwriter and belly dancer
• John Morrison, photographer
• E. Oks (Evan Okun), musician and slam poet
• Jenni Prokopy, founder of ChronicBabe.com
• Ron Slattery, art collector
• Shawn Smith, designer and founder of Shawnimals
• Amy Sumpter, comedian

The show is hosted by Andrew Huff, editor and publisher of Gapers Block.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The event is all ages. RSVP on Facebook.

 
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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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