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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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SummerDance Nomadic DJ Series @ Daley Plaza

Music for dancing is provided by DJ Pierre and Harrison Crump starting at 6 PM tonight. Free. 50 W Washington Street. For more information, visit the website.

Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma @ Millennium Park

East meets West in tonight's program. In the Pritzker Pavillion, free, 6:30 PM. For more information, visit the website.

The Black Factory: Panel Discussion

The Black Factory bills itself as a "mobile social service experiment". During their performances, audience participants will be fed, cajoled, and provoked, all in the name of starting a new dialogue about race and community in America. William Pope.L, the CEO and mastermind behind the project, will sell you one of his "Twice-Sold Goods" and accept donations of your favorite black object. This evening at 6pm, Black Factory performers join Darby English, assistant professor, art history, University of Chicago for a free panel discussion at Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St @ UIC). For more information, visit the the website.

Perl Conference @ IIT

"Yet Another Perl Conference North America," a conference dedicated to the Perl programming language, will be held at IIT June 26-28 from 8-5pm. Bonus classes June 29-30th bonus classes June 29th and 30th.
Speakers include Larry Wall and Damian Conway. Cost is $85 for the 3-day conference and $200 for a bonus class. More info at



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