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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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Thursday, September 29

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Roy Hargrove @ CSO

From the farthest musical corners come things that grab you, in sneaky ways that totally screw up the stereotypes. Roy Hargrove can make you rock. His branching out into other genres and exploring musical space is a counterpoint to other jazz artists and critics who've demonized popular music (i.e. anything that's not jazz). Roy brings his fire on trumpet to the CSO. Show begins at 8. Ticket information to be found here - the show's not sold out. Yet.

NYC's Eyebeam Roadshow Visits Chicago

Join the Eyebeam Roadshow & Dinnerluck for potluck, pyrotechnics, pharmaceuticals (and possibly some discussion) as the Eyebeam Roadshow pit stops at Mess Hall. The line up includes current resident artists and fellows in the OpenLab and Production Lab at Eyebeam (an experimental art & technology center in NYC): Jeff Crouse, Steve Lambert, Jamie O'Shea, Stephanie Rothenberg, Jamie Wilkinson and Joanna Raczkiewicz (talking head).The action starts at 7pm at at Mess Hall 6932 North Glenwood Avenue.

Air @ Riviera Theatre

Nicolas and JB are back. The "sexy boys" of Air headline at the Riviera tonight in support of their fourth full-length Pocket Symphony which, while sleepier than their previous outings, still delivers Continental pop perfection. Electronic chanteuse Kate Havnevik rides her Grey's Anatomy fame into the opening spot. The show is at 8 and tickets are $28.50. Riviera Theatre #: 773.472.0449

Jami Attenberg, Alpana Singh, Wendy McClure @ Book Cellar

Tonight the Book Cellar celebrates a night of great reads and great spirits. Join Jami Attenberg (Instant Love), Alpana Singh (Alpana Pours) and friend of GB Wendy McClure (I'm Not the New Me) as they read and discuss their works. Free at 7pm at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Victory Gardens Chicago Stories Gala

Victory Gardens, Chicago's third Tony-winning regional theater, hosts their annual gala in which they've invited three celebrities to play first-time playwright. This year Sun-Times and CBS 2 entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker, retired Tribune theater critic Richard Christiansen, and the husband and wife team of Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan and New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes have each written a ten-minute play to be directed by VGT artistic director Dennis Zacek. The benefit takes place at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, starting at 6pm. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. Tickets are $300, so we apologize to the 99.5% of Gapers Block readers and Chicago theatergoers who cannot afford them. If you are in that other 0.5%, call Kate Oczkowski, Victory Gardens Director of Events and Individual Giving, (773) 549-5788 ext. 2140.

ADULT. w/ Parts and Labor @ Empty Bottle

The angsty electro husband & wife duo that is ADULT. plays the Empty Bottle this evening. They're touring to support their latest album, Why Bother?, which recently came out on Thrill Jockey. The ones-to-watch Brooklyn trio Parts and Labor are also on the bill. Tussle opens. Watch our Transmission page for further details. 1035 N. Western Ave. Tickets are $12, show starts at 10pm.



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