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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, August 13

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Transmission Thursday at the Five Star

Transmission, the Gapers Block music site, hosts its weekly night at the Five Star Bar. DJ Brad Owen spins punk, new wave and other indie faves, Transmission staffers run around with cameras, and the bar offers a $3 beer special. Photos from previous Thursdays here. 21+, 930pm - 2am weekly, the Five Star is located at 1424 W. Chicago, just east of Chicago and Ashland. (312) 850-2555.

Name That Tune @ Whitehall Hotel

As part of Chicago's "Art of Play" summer celebration of toys and games (through 30 September), the swanky Whitehall Hotel's Club Room is hosting a free session of Name That Tune featuring singer/pianist Audrey Morris. 7-10 PM, 105 E Delaware. For more information, call 312-573-6300 or visit the website.

Yearly Kos Convention @ McCormick Place

Political junkies of many stripes converge on Chicago for this conference of bloggers and grassroots/Internet activists. Politicians such as Howard Dean and Dick Durbin are expected to speak, as well as Gen. Wesley Clark. For more information, visit the website.

Jazz Dance World Festival @ Harris Theater

This 4-day festival features performances by dozens of jazz and modern dance companies from Chicago and around the world. Tickets cost $45 to $60 and performances begin at 8 PM. 205 E Randolph Drive. For more information, call 312-334-7777 or visit the website.

Free Safety Seminar @ Oz Park

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) and Ald. Vi Daley (43rd) will hold a free safety seminar for area residents tonight in Oz Park, near Lincoln Park High School at 2001 N. Orchard St., in the wake of a series of assaults in the Lakeview neighborhood. Police will give residents tips on protecting themselves, and free pepper spray will be offered.

Bend It Like Beckham @ Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

Pack a picnic and head down to the historic Clarke House Museum for this free outdoor screening of 2003's surprise hit about girls, soccer, and cultural conflict in West London. Part of the Art of Play, Chicago's "citywide summer celebration of toys, games, and the spirit of play." 1827 S. Indiana, 8:40 PM. For more information, call 1-877-244-2246 or visit the website.

Chicago Blues/Jazz Summit @ Millennium Park

As part of the Made in Chicago: Home Cooked Jazz series, Dave Specter's big band, which includes blues and jazz musicians, performs with special guests 6:30 PM, in the Pritzker Pavilion, free. For more information, visit the website.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

The Hyde Park Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 52nd and Harper until October 25.

Farmers Market @ Daley Plaza

The farmers market at Daley Plaza is held every Thursday until October 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Washington and Dearborn.

"Girls on the Grill" Cooking Class

Cooking Fools will be holding a women-only class on grilling techniques tonight at their store, located at 1916 West North Ave, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. For $95.00, participants will learn the basics of grilling meats and vegetables, as well as get the lowdown on needed equipment. At the end of the session, a rooftop dinner of the night's test subjects will be held on the building's rooftop.

 

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