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. 


Sunday, January 20

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Confessions of a Pop Fanatic

In Confessions of a Pop Fanatic, "Christian Gasser, writer, DJ and former radio show host mixes literature and music into a private radio show in which he asks -- and possibly answers -- the musical question: Should my priority be an orderly record collection or an orderly relationship?" A free musical reading at the Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200, tonight at 6pm. Please RSVP at 312/263-0472 or at

Hip Hop Showcase @ HotHouse

Gravel Records Presents: Chicago HipHop Showcase featuring TNA Breakdancing Crew, Babble, Jam One, World Class Hustlers tonight at HotHouse, located at 31 E. Balbo, Chicago. Doors open at 9 p.m and tickets are $5. This show is 21+. For more information, call (312) 362-9707.



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