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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Thursday, September 28

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CBS Thirst Fursday

The Chicago Beer Society gets together on the first Thursday (or "Thirst Fursday") of every month at Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn. Occasional educational sessions begin at 7pm, while the socializing and drinking begins at 8pm. Free. More info here.

World of Chocolate AIDS Benefit

Sample cocoa creations from nearly two dozen local confectioners at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's second annual World of Chocolate benefit. The event commemorates World AIDS Day and raises funds for the Foundation's grantmaking programs. Tickets run from $50 for general admission to $500 for the Bittersweet Bliss Tree Sponsorship. Fairmont Hotel Imperial Ballroom, 200 North Columbus Drive, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Tassel Twirling

Chicago's lady-owned sex shop Early to Bed is hosting a tassel twirling workshop! Learn fun twirling techniques in a relaxed atmosphere with other aspiring "helicopter girls"! This workshop is an interactive "hands-on" educational experience! No experience necessary. Students may bring their own tasseled pasties and fixative, or purchase them at the workshop. Tassel twirling is for participants with tassels ONLY; no spectators. Led by Amelia Ross-Gilson, co-founder of Women only please. $10


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