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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, May 28

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Bandwidth @ Subterranean

Radio Free Chicago and Future Perfect Radio present Bandwidth, the latest in a series of concerts at Subterranean (2011 W. North). Performing tonight: Inspector Owl; Unicycle Loves You; Pornado!; and Darling. Doors open at 9:30 PM, tickets are $7, and it's a 21+ show.

Tall Grass Writer's Guild @ Book Cellar

The Tall Grass Writer's Guild is a local literary community that hosts monthly open mic and featured reader events and maintains a Performance Ensemble that present original selections at libraries and school. Tonight Tall Grass reads at the Book Cellar to celebrate the holiday season with a selection of readings. Free at 7pm, 4726 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Low and The Astronomer @ Old Town School of Folk Music

Low and The Astronomer will perform at 8pm in the Old Town School of Folk Music's American Airlines Concert Hall at 4544 N Lincoln Ave. $18 for members, $20 for non-members.

Drag @ Neo-Futurarium

The Neo-Futurists present the final weekend of their current prime time show, Drag. Featuring five performers discussing their personal experiences with dressing and/or acting as people of the opposite sex, Drag runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland, at Foster). Tickets are pay-what-you-can Thursday night, and $15 for Friday and Saturday ($10 for students/seniors). See the Neo-Futurist Website for tickets, or call the Neo-Futurist Hotline at (773) 275-5255.

The Enforcer @ Film Center

The Gene Siskel Film Center begins a month-long film noir festival with a restored 35mm print of the 1951 film The Enforcer with Humphrey Bogart and Zero Mostel. The film screens tonight at 6:00 PM, and again on Monday, December 11 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $9, $7 for students, $5 for Film Center members and $4 for students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

Birthday Party for Greg's Turntable

Greg Gillam's stereo, a KLH Model 24, is 40 years old and still has its original paper cone speakers. Come to Ronny's, 2101 N. California, tonight between 7pm and midnight and help celebrate the stereo's big 4-0 with a musical potluck -- bring records (16, 45, 33-1/3 and 78), tapes, CDs and mp3s (sorry, no eight-tracks) to play. Should be a great time.

The Ex & DJ /Rupture @ Empty Bottle

Twenty-six years in action and still kicking against the pricks as diligently as ever, Dutch punk stalwarts The Ex return to Chicago for an appearance at the Empty Bottle this evening. Opening for the group will be DJ /Rupture, who'll be spinning one of his eclectic 3-turntable mixes. Keep an eye on the Transmissions page for further details. 1035 N. Western. Show starts at 10pm, tickets are $12.



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