Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Wednesday, April 17

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


GB store

Globalism & Film History: A Conference

The UIC Institute for the Humanities presents a conference on globalism and film history, exploring "the influence of social change and recent research on perspectives of film and its history." Leading scholars, critics, filmmakers and industry representatives will offer thoughts on film's influence on cultures and subcultures, the impact of new techologies and changes to global and local funding and distribution. April 6-9 at 750 S. Halsted, Room 605. Free and open to the public. Call 312-996-6354 for more information.

Opening: You Supply the Night, I'll Supply the Love

GARDENfresh presents a new show by Philadelphia artist Thom Lessner. In "You Supply the Night, I'll Supply the Love," Lessner attempts an autobiographical body of his work, combining his band and his artwork, which means not only will these be work based on his own band, but also of his influences, including Appolonia and the David Lee Roth Van Halen era. Tonight's opening is from 6-10pm at 840 W. Washington, 2nd floor. The show runs through May 13. Call 773-732-8968 for more information.

First Friday @ Flat Iron Arts Building

The folks who live and work at the Flat Iron Arts Building open their studios on the first Friday evening of every month so you can wander through the maze of galleries and peruse the work of dozens of artists. Free, 6 PM to 11 PM. 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more information, call 773-486-6055.

Dollar Store @ The Hideout

Writers Jeremy Sosenko, Idris Goodwin, Jill Summers, Ben Johnson, & Jonathan Messinger were given an item purchased at a dollar store. They were then given one month to write a story that involves that item. Come and hear what they come up with at the monthly production of The Dollar Store show. $1 cover, show at 7pm. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.

Yarn Sale/Trunk Show @ Nina

Nina, 1655 W. Division, will be hosting a trunk show for AlterKnits by Leigh Radford from 6-9pm tonight. You’ll be able to see lots of projects from the book. There will be wine, nibbles, and all purchases during the trunk show will be 20% off. The projects will be displayed and the book will be 20% off through April 17th if you can't make it tonight. For more information, call Nina at 773-486-8996.

Opening: Snow City Arts' Sleeping on the Ceiling

Join The Snow City Arts Foundation for the public opening of Sleeping on the Ceiling, a multi-media art installation by over 300 hospitalized children participating in Snow City's workshops. Walk through six life-size landscapes exploring the hospitalized child's fantasies and realities through original photographs, audio interviews, poems, video clips, and sculpture. $25 tickets for this benefit opening, can be purchased here.



GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15