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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, April 1

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PISTIL's Rock'n'Dance Party

Head to the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight for Pistil magazine's Rock'n'Dance Party, starting at 9pm. The show features the women of The Pumps, The Countdown (proclaimed "the hottest DIY husband/wife duo to hail from the Midwest since you-know-who burst outta Detroit" by Filter Magazine) and sexy groove-shaker maker DJ Hugsen Kissus! $5 cover, 21 and over.

Powell's North Reading Series

This month's reading series at Powell's North, 2850 N. Lincoln, features Devin Johnston, author of Aversions and Telepathy and former poetry editor for Chicago Review. Nicollete Bond and David Tanury will also read. Free at 7pm. Call 773-248-1444 for more information.

Tomorrow Never Knows Music Festival @ Schubas

What gets rid of the winter doldrums? A nice start is live music, food and drink, and getting out of your house to mingle with people. Starting with the first bit, check out the little music festival that Schubas, The Onion, Pilsner Urquell and WLUW are bringing to town this weekend. Tonight, check out Kevin Tihista and Andrew Morgan with Tenki starting at 9pm at Schubas, located at 3159 N. Southport Ave. (773) 525-2508. Tickets are $10, and the show is 21+.

Learn to make sushi

Are you a little scared of that rice, fish, and seaweed concoction many of us love to snarf at restaurants? Well, have no fear, the City of Chicago is here! Learn to make sushi from experienced chefs at the World Kitchen for just $30. The class will teach the age-old techniques of wrapping and rolling sushi, as well as how to choose and purchase sushi materials and ingredients, different types of sushi, and other tricks of preparing sushi at home. The class runs tonight from 6-8:30pm at The Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. Pre-registration is required (and suggested, since the class will likely fill up) and can be done by calling 312-742-TIXS (8497) or by visiting the box office located at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph St. The box office is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 6pm.

Bloomingdale Trail Talk @ Cultural Center

Imagine a bicycle trail that extends across the Northwest side from the Chicago River to Logan Square. Now imagine it 20 feet up. To learn more about this plan to convert the disused railroad tracks and abandoned viaduct of the Bloomingdale Corridor to public green space and a bicycle path, attend this free presentation at 12:15 PM. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.



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