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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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Chicago Stitchfest 2005

If you've ever thought, "Hey, I'd like to knit for twenty-four hours straight!" this may be your chance. Join the Chicago crafters as they embark on the Chicago Stitchfest 2005, an all day knitting spree benefitting the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline. The fest began yesterday and will run until 5pm today. You don't have to be a knitter either -- whether you're a beader, a painter, a crocheter, or a beginner who's interested in becoming crafty, all are welcome to participate. The event is at Stone Soup Cooperative, 4637 N. Ashland Ave. You can register here, or e-mail tjagernauth[at] for more information.

Wake Up! @ Subterranean

Looking for something low-key to do this evening? Well, look no further. About Sounds and Subsystence bring local DJs Atomly, Ken Meier and Matt Hellige to Wicker Park's very own Subterranean for an evening of abstract electronic music. Despite the location, the night should be surprisingly devoid of jukebox rock and hipster disco. No, honestly. And best of all, it's free. Subterranean is located at 2011 W North Ave, right underneath the Damen Blue Line stop. 21 and up, $4 mixed drink specials, doors open at 9 PM. Hope to see you there!

WLUW Record Fair @ Pulaski Park Fieldhouse

The annual WLUW Record Fair happens today at the Pulaski Park Auditorium (1419 W. Blackhawk, close to the Ashland/Division/Milwaukee six corners). See the site for a full schedule. Hours today are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $7, or $5 with a postcard or ad for the fair.



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