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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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Monday, January 24

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Ed Paschke interview on Artbeat Chicago

One of the final interviews with the late Chicago artist Ed Paschke will be broadcast tonight on WTTW's Artbeat Chicago. Showtime is 10:00 PM.

"Check, Please!" back on the air

WTTW's addictive restaurant review program "Check, Please!" returns to the airwaves with a new episode tonight at 8:00. Don't forget to set the VCR/TiVo.

FOUND: The Magazine, The Stuff @ Intuit

FOUND Magazine, the wonderful periodical that prints items found by its readers (mostly notes, photographs and writings of all kinds) is opening an exhibit of found items today. The show, titled "FOUND: The Magazine, The Stuff", will be at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. In a magazine piece about the upcoming show, FOUND co-editor Jason Bitner mentions that there are a number of three-dimensional pieces that aren't included in the magazine proper, so there will probably be a number of never-before-seen found objects in the show. There will be a reception tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 to celebrate the opening of the exhibit, and the show will run at Intuit through January 29th. Intuit is open 12:00 to 5:00 Wednesdays through Saturdays, and admission is free. Call or check their Website for more details. Intuit: 756 N. Milwaukee. (312) 243-9088.

The Dollar Store @ the Hideout

The Dollar Store, a monthly reading series the first Friday of every month at the Hideout, will put up its next show tonight at 7 p.m. at The Hideout. The Dollar Store is a monthly show featuring some of Chicago's top literary and performance talents together. Each performer receives an item purchased from a local dollar store one month in advance, which they then use to craft a short story, monologue or performance piece. Each piece is written specifically for the show. This month's performers include Goat Island Performance Group member Karen Christopher, THE2NDHAND Co-Editor Jeb Gleason-Allured, and ImprovOlympian Pat O'Brien. The show is co-hosted by Jonathan Messinger, editor of and comedian Sean Gardner. In honor of one of the featured items this month, the Xtend-a-Hand. The Dollar Store is lending a hand to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, who will partner with them tonight. Since the holidays usually bring the most charity, The Dollar Store figured they'd do a little post-holiday collection. Anyone who doesn't want to pay the buck can instead bring a can of food. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.

Midnight Yoga

Tonight from 10:30 p.m. till Midnight join Bloom Yoga Studio for an invigorating Friday night candlelit yoga class accompanied by live music by Jesse Hozeny. Groove to the beats as you explore the connection between movement, music, and breath. Afterwards hang out in their cozy reception area for some wine and good conversation. Gather with like-minded individuals who are looking to do something fun, unique, and healthy to start their weekend. Call (773) 463-YOGA or email kerry{at}bloomyogastudio{dot}com to register because space is limited. $20. Bloom Yoga is located at 4663 N. Rockwell, Chicago.

Natalia Rachel Singer @ Women and Children First

Natalia Rachel Singer will appear at Women and Children First to read from her memoir, Scraping by in the Big Eighties. The author will also lead an exercise on Living History: How to Use the Story of Your Life to Tell the Story of the Times. The reading, at 5233 N. Clark St., begins at 7:30 pm.

First Fridays @ MCA

You knew it was coming: First Fridays at the MCA kick off the new year tonight. Enjoy the museum after-hours with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and music by DJ Madrid. Featured exhibition: Olivia Block. This month's theme: celebrate the body. Hip -hop demo by Holmes Place representatives, bodypainting by Anthony Larrissey; and Bring your swimsuit for the post-party at the Holmes Place pool. $14 ($7 MCA members) 610pm, cash bar until 9:30 p.m. The MCA is located at 220 E. Chicago Ave., one block east from Michigan Avenue.



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