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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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Sunday, September 25

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Kwik Stop @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents a tribute to film critic Roger Ebert's annual Overlooked Film Festival with the 2001 movie Kwik Stop, which played at the 2002 festival. Kwik Stop is described by Variety as "It Happened One Night as reimagined by David Lynch or Hal Hartley", which sounds interesting enough for me. Both Ebert and the film's director & star, Michael Gilio, will be in attendance for the screening. Kwik Stop screens at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $7 for all students, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Chicago SummerDance

The ninth annual Chicago SummerDance festival of public dancing continues tonight in the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park (601 S. Michigan, between Harrison and Balbo). This evening's entertainment: DJ Lego and DJ Jesse de la Pena, playing house & Latin music. SummerDance features one hour of dance lessons (except Wednesday nights), followed by two hours of live music and dancing. Tonight's show runs from 6:00 to 9:00, and SummerDance runs at the park Wednesday-Sunday nights (weather permitting) through August 28. See the SummerDance site for a complete schedule.

Theatre on the Lake: A Long Way From Chicago

Theatre on the Lake, the city's summer series of revivals of plays you should have seen from the past season, presents Lifeline Theatre's A Long Way From Chicago. 7:30pm June 29-July 2 and 6:30 July 3. $17.50. Fullerton and Lake Shore. Call 312-742-7994 for tickets.



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