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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, October 28

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Porno Zombies @ Prop Thtr

PROP THTR presents Porno Zombies , a play about...hot zombies...as a part of the annual Rhinoceros Theater Festival. Tickets for this evening's 9:30pm performance are $15 or pay what you can. At PROP THR (3502-04 N Elston). For more information call 773-539-7838. Rhino Fest showcases the work of critically-acclaimed small theater companies in Chicago; this year's ten-week program is heavy on short Beckett plays. Visit the website for a full schedule.

Bloodshot Records DVD Viewing Party @ Darkroom

Come check out a screening of Bloodshot Records' 10-year retrospective DVD, Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In The Trenches. Bloodshot staffers will DJ; who knows who might show up? At Darkroom, 2210 W Chicago Ave; doors at 8 PM. Free.

Stand Up Against Poverty @ Metro

The Metro, 3730 N. Clark, plays host to "Stand Up Against Poverty," a benefit for the international nonprofit Concern Worldwide. It will be a night of great Irish music, with the legendary Scott Cleland (founder of the Drovers), Celtic band Baal Tinne and singer/songwriter Nancy Stone performing. All proceeds go to support Concern Worldwide's 2006 hunger relief campaign. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Metro box office or $20 at the door.

Sarah Chayes @ Fine Arts Building Gallery

Sarah Chayes left NPR after covering the fall of the Taliban, moved to Kandahar, and became involved with grassroots efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. She discusses her new book, The Punishment of Virtue, this evening at 6 PM. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-913-0537. Added incentive to attend: this is one of your last chances to visit the charming Fine Arts Building Gallery; it closes later this month. 410 S. Michigan, Suite 433.

Lily Allen @ The Double Door

You know you've heard the buzz. Lily Allen has punched up the airwaves with a keen sense of sassiness laid over breakbeats and dance-hall, and now she's coming to a venue near you. She's not alone, it's going to be a Ronson filled evening, just remember in the UK grime is mixed with "gair-ajh".
Check out Transmission for details.

 

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