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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, October 16

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Zapruder Point @ Cleary's On Clark

Local band and new Transmission artist, Zapruder Point will be appearing Sunday January 29, at Cleary's on Clark, 3438 N. Clark, (w/ Mike Mangione). Sun-Time music critic call them "..Much too good to remain overlooked and underheralded." Check them out and find out why.

Mozart Opera @ Cultural Center

Bastien and Bastienne, a chamber opera written by Mozart when he was 12, is being performed in English at the Cultural Centers Preston Bradley Hall at 3 PM and at 6 PM today. At 3 PM, Music in the Loft presents an interactive and family-friendly rendering; the 6 PM performance is a non-interactive version. Both performances feature the Comic Intermezzo. Free. 77 E. Randolph Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Chinese New Year Parade

All along Wentworth from 24th St. to 22nd St., watch the spectacular Chinese New Year Parade as it makes its way through Chinatown. Sponsored by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the free parade starts at 12:30pm. Call 312-225-0303 for more information.

Gutters Self-publishing Workshop

Gutters Self-publishing Workshop presents its New Years Spectacular!
3 8pm Sunday, January 29 at Happy Dog, 1542 N Milwaukee 2nd floor.

First up, Chicago area zinesters spiel about their craft and their self-publishing adventures in a mind-blowing panel. Then the fury of Chicago comic-artists is unleashed in a no holds barred art battle! Finally a local zinester music showcase. Brian Cremins, The Rories and Doug Travis will finish the evening off right. This is a free and all-ages event.

For more information, including who all the participants are, email guttersworkshop @ or go to



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