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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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Remembering Aaron Hawkins @ Women & Children First

The relatives of the late Aaron Hawkins, the Chicago blogger who posted at, are organizing a memorial get-together in his memory for tonight at Women and Children First, one of Aaron's favorite Chicago hangouts. For more information, see this posting at Aaron's site.

Chicago Filmmakers Co-op Garage Sale

Are you a filmmakers, film buffs, artists, sculptors, prop masters, or other cat in search of equipment? Stop by the Chicago Filmmakers Co-op Trash & Treasure Sale this January 15 and 16 from 11am to 6pm.

Here's your chance to get items like copiers, antique typewriters, reels and cases, Bolex camera parts, projectors, editing tables, and more. All money raised benefits Chicago Filmmakers. Free admission and snacks!

Chicago Filmmakers Co-op is located at 5243 N. Clark Street in Andersonville.

Withinsight 2005: Opening

The Chicago Photography Center's Winter 2005 "Withinsight" is an exhibit of black and white photography from students of the photography program. The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit photography program founded to provide a vibrant, motivating and flexible learning environment for aspiring and accomplished photographers throughout the Chicago area. Photographers featured include: Caroline Banta, Laurence Cabaille, Tom Cantos, Jerry Delaney, Carolee Kokola, Heidi Levin, Karelle Pachomoff and Michael Rhine. The exhibit opens today with a gallery reception from noon–4 p.m. Free and open to the public, open bar and appetizers. The exhibition runs through March 2005. The Chicago Photography Center is located at 3301 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.

Norge 100th Annual Ski Jump

The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a ski jump tournament this weekend -- as well as the Junior Olympic Qualifiers and Masters National Championships. The club is expecting past and future Olympic competitors to show, and on Saturday night there'll be a live band and fireworks. Tickets are $15 at the gate. Check here for more information and schedule.

Shea & Smathers @ Myopic Books

Tonight is all about poetry at Myopic Books, starting at 7 p.m. Come out and hear James Shea and Parker Smathers. James Shea lives in Chicago. His poems have been published in numerous journals, including Bridge, Crazyhorse, jubilat, and LIT.  One of his poems appears in Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Verse, 2004).Parker Smathers is the author and illustrator Green Poems, a chapbook. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly and Iowa Review. Myopic Books is located at 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor.



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