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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, January 22

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Collected Works of Chicago Filmmakers

In what will become a monthly event, this first showing of the Collected Works of Chicago Filmmakers present local filmmakers that uphold the Chicago values: aesthetics, creativity and originality. Brian Hank Henry, Brian Lange, Jared Larson, Steve Delahoyde, Thomas Horne and Zach Litwack will show their films at 8pm at The Underground Lounge, 952 W. Newport. Call 773-327-2739 for more information.

Opening: Katrina: State of Emergency

Bailiwick Repertory Theatre presents a world premiere docu-drama about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Playwright Jeffrey Bruner, a film and theater critic for the Des Moines Register, shows the devastation of Katrina through the words of those affected: "Like SIN: A CARDINAL DEPOSED or THE LARAMIE PROJECT, KATRINA: STATE OF EMERGENCY uses the power of actual events, film and video footage, and words from those who lived through the situation to create a potent work of theater." Directed by Patrick Rybarczyk. Opens tonight at 6pm. Regular performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00, and Sunday at 3:00 through January 29; performances continue in February on Thursday at 8:00, Saturday at 6:00, and Sunday at 3:00 through February 19. $25. 773-883-1090.

Elvis Fest 2006

Start off the New Year with some fine Elvis impersonators at the Elvis Fest 2006 at Mother's. In honor of his birthday (January 8) there will be live performances from the Elvis Entertainers Network (I want that cable channel, man). You could win a trip to Graceland and a stay at the Heartbreak Hotel. The Hunk-a Burnin' Love gets going at 7pm tonight. Mother's is located at 26 W. Division, call 312-642-6800 for more information.

 

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