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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, July 13

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Chicago Trivia @ Chicago Tourism Center

As part of Chicago's "Art of Play" summer celebration of toys and games (through 30 September), the Chicago History Museum is conducting a Chicago-centered trivia session. 11 AM to 4 PM, 72 E Randolph. Free. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.

Closing: Lee Mingwei @ Cultural Center

This multi-part exhibit by the Taiwan-born artist, called Impermanence, features a sand version of Picasso's Guernica, an assortment of bed-and-nightstand arrangements, and three beautiful enclosures in which you're encouraged to write that letter you've been putting off. (You can have it mailed, or leave it in the enclosure for someone else to read.) This is the kind of exhibit you want to return to with friends. Free. 77 E Washington. For more information, call 312-744-7730 or visit the website.

Tortoise @ Metro

Perennial post-rock savant-gardists Tortoise play an hometown show tonight at Metro. They're currently making a brief excursion by way of a short tour of major North American burgs, coming together amidst the all the various side-projects and interim efforts that have kept its members busy in the past year or so. On the supporting bill are the Chicago outfit Make Believe and David Daniell. Keep clocking our Transmission page for further details. 3730 N. Clark. Tickets are $19. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8. 18 & over.



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