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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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Friday, December 9

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The Office @ Smart Bar

Smart Bar continues its Tuesday evening film screenins with a marathon screening of the entire BBC series The Office. Yes, that's going to be something like 8 hours of material. A perfect way to prepare for the American version of the show, set to premiere later in the month. The show starts at 8:00 PM, and admission is free. Smart Bar: 3730 N. Clark. (773) 549-4140.

Deadline to register for suburban Cook Co. election

Today is the last day to register to vote in the April 5 Cook County consolidated general election. If you live in suburban Cook County, check with the county clerk's office to make sure you're registered, view a sample ballot, and find your polling place.

Pub Quiz for MS @ Globe Pub

The Globe Pub features a pub quiz tonight and every Tuesday night at 8pm. Teams of up to five people compete for prizes and the glory of being the best nerds in the room. Entry fee is $5 per person, and is donated to the Greater Illinois chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Plus: $3 Sierra Nevada drafts! The Globe Pub (formerly Lyon's Den) is at 1934 W. Irving Park Rd.

The American Astronaut

Fans of The Billy Nayer Show, rejoice! The band is in town to celebrate the DVD release of their 2001 film The American Astronaut, and they're doing three separate events today. First at 5:00, an in-store appearance at Tower Records (2301 N. Clark). Next, a screening of the film at 7:00 at Facets (1517 W. Fullerton). And finally, a 10:00 gig at Schubas (3159 N. Southport). Whew!



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