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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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Wednesday, July 17

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15th Annual Hopefest

It's a concert to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. In the 15th Annual Hopefest, Aswah Greggori and the Enforcers provide reggae beats and Otis Clay sing the blues with the BoDeans headlining the show. The BoDeans...remember them? They did the theme song to Party of Five. (Ah...I love the 90s!) Advance tickets to the 8pm show are $40; $45 at the door. $100 gets you into the VIP reception. Call 312-435-4548 for tickets and information or get them at Ticketmaster. 322 W. Armitage Ave.

Vintage Beer Fest @ Delilah's

Raising the standards for noontime drinking, Delilah's hosts a tasting of over 60 vintage beers (expect strong ales, blondes, and bitters) from more than 40 different breweries. Local brewers include Three Floyds and Goose Island. $20. 12 PM to 6 PM, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-472-2771.

Ceremony of Innocence @ Evanston Arts Depot

This is the last weekend to catch "Ceremony of Innocence" at the Evanston Arts Depot. "Ceremony of Innocence" by Ronald Ribman is an award-winning play about the 11th Century English king, Ethelred the Unready, who ruled during an age of violence and uncertainty. The play is the inugural production of the Idle Muse Theatre Company. Performances begin at 8pm on Friday amd Saturday and take place at the Evanston Arts Depot, located at 600 Main St. in Evanston. Tickets are $15-20. Call the box office at 847-804-8534 or visit the Idle Muse website for more information.



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