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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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Landmark Movie Poster Sale

Hot indie film visuals! Landmark's Century Centre Cinema is having a weekend-long poster sale. 12pm-6pm. 2828 N Clark St.

Adventures in Modern Music @ Empty Bottle

The Wire and the Empty Bottle present the fourth annual Adventures in Modern Music, a 5-day concert series taking place at the Empty Bottle. Tonight's final concert in the series features legendary hip-hop remixer Steinski, the duo of Hamid Drake & William Parker, Trapist from Austria, and Kayo Dot from Massachusetts. The show starts at 9:00 PM; tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at the Empty Bottle website. Also see the Empty Bottle site for a complete listing of the bands performing during the festival. Empty Bottle: 1035 N. Western. (773) 276-3600.

Neo-Futurist Drag fundraiser

The Neo-Futurists present a special fundraiser for their next prime-time show Drag, scheduled to open in November. The fundraiser will be held at the Neo-Futurarium and will start at 9:00, right after their usual Sunday night performance of Too Much Light. The show will include a preview of Drag, performances by local drag artists, a "drag open mic," refreshments by drag artist Bertha Mason, and a surprise musical guest. Tickets are $10; reservations are not required. All proceeds from the show will go towards production costs for Drag. Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Slomo Video @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents Slomo Video, a program of 100 one-minute slow-motion films. The screening is part of the Adventures in Modern Music festival happening at the Empty Bottle. The screening starts tonight at 5:00 PM; a second screening of the program will happen on Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00 PM. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Mary Gaitskill @ Lookingglass

As part of WFMT's Writers on the Record series, Victoria Lautman interviews the noted author of Bad Behavior and Veronica before a live audience at 11:45 AM. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-832-6788. For more information, visit the website.

Three Cosmic Tenors @ Field Museum

Three scientists explain the nature of the universe (simple stuff like matter, energy, space, and time) in the James Simpson Theater today at 2 PM. Part of Chicago Science Expedition. Free, but reservations are required: call the Field at 312-665-7400. 1400 S Lake Shore Drive. For more information, visit the website.

Dance on Film @ Cultural Center

A German documentary on Hubbard Street 2, for which scenes were filmed in Millennium Park and other Chicago locations, screens in the Claudia Cassidy Theater today at 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Free, 78 E Washington. For more information, visit the website.



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