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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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Saturday, May 28

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Stitch n' Bitch @ Early to Bed

Early to Bed, everyone's favorite women-owned adult shop at 5232 N. Sheridan Rd., features its recurring Stitch n' Bitch night. From 6-9pm, you can bring your knitting, crocheting, embroidery or any other kind of stitch-work and bitch away amongst like minds. You can even bring some tasty snacks and drinks to share. Free and open to the public; call 773-271-1219 for more information.


It's not your regular department store. You won't find your Juicy, your Express or even your Old Navy Performance Fleece here. These accessories, clothing and numerous other items are all made by hand, by actual people who put their heart and soul into the goods they sell. It's not a craft fair, per se, as there are racks and check-out counters and people to help you find what you need. It's like being a regular store, but you leave knowing you're not contributing to the homogenization of consumer culture. (Oh yeah...I just broke out the sociology words.) This season's DEPART-ment is open this Friday 7-11pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Located at Open-End, 2000 W. Fulton #310, cash and check only. Call 312-560-1442 for more information.

Free Reading: The Lost Shakespeare Play

WNEP Theater is presenting a free staged reading of The Lost Shakespeare Play at the Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. Written by Dave Stinton, the play "chronicles the deceit of William Henry Ireland, a 19-year-old who convinced London's Drury Lane Theatre to perform a play he discovered in a trunk, supposedly written by William Shakespeare." The show starts at 7pm, with repeat performances on Monday and Tuesday at 8pm. Call 773-755-1693 for more information.

Windy City Rollers Playoffs

Windy City Rollers roller derby league playoffs are tonight at the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave. Doors open at 5pm, and the first match, pitting the second place Furies against third place Manic Attackers, starts at 6pm. A showdown between first place Hell's Belles and last place Double Crossers follows. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Beta Boutique Sample Sale

Stop by Wicker Park's The Movement Studio today for another hot Beta Boutique Sample Sale featuring 50-75% off retail on Rebecca Taylor, Joie, Epoch denim, Talienk, Three Dot, Sweet Pea and cashmere from Margaret O'Leary, Cristi Conaway, White & Warren and more. The Movement Studio will be offering $20 off first time private pilates session to all sample sale shoppers. Sunday, Oct 9, 11am-5pm, 1811 W. North Ave. Suite 202, 773.351.1876

Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon happens today, starting at 8:00 AM. About 40,000 runners will go through a winding course that starts downtown near the corner of Jackson and Columbus Drive, goes north as far as Addison & Lake Shore Drive, and goes south as far as 35th Street. See the marathon site for a map of the course and for full information.



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