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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 25

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Dine Out Chicago, Multiple Locations

San Pellegrino sponsors Dine Out Chicago, where at participating restaurants, $1 is donated to the hunger-eradication organization Share Our Strength for every meal served on select dates. The full list of participating Chicago restaurants is available online here.

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival

The Tony Curtis drama Sweet Smell of Success will be shown tonight as part of the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival at Butler Field in Grant Park (corner of Monroe and Lake Shore Drive). The film starts at 8:13 p.m., weather permitting.

Elizabeth Crane @ Silver Cloud Bar & Grill

Local author Elizabeth Crane stops by Silver Cloud Bar & Grill for drinks and discussion of the stories in her collection When the Messenger is Hot. Admission is free; 6:30pm at 1700 N. Damon Ave. Call 312-747-8194 for more information.

Movies in the Park

The Chicago Park District presents Movies in the Park, a summer-long screening of classic and contemporary films in Chicago parks. Tonight's screenings: Casablanca at No. 511 Park (630 N. Kingsbury St.); and RV (PG) at Hale Park (6258 W. 62nd St.). The screenings start tonight at dusk, and are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of movies check out the Chicago Park District Website.

Series A @ Hyde Park Art Center

The Hyde Park Art Center dips into reading with Series A, a series featuring experimental writing through readings, discussions and performance. This month features Simone Muench, Raymond Bianchi, Kristy Odelius, Tim Yu and many more. Free and open to the public at 7pm, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Call 773-324-5520 for more information.

Funny Ha-Ha: With a Vengeance!

Funny Ha-Ha returns to The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight from 7pm to 9pm for an evening of funny readings, monologues and short films by columnist Mark Bazer, author James Finn Garner, humorist and blogger Wendy McClure, comic Kumail Nanjiani, "Check Please"'s Alpana Singh and filmmaker Steve Delahoyde, and hosted by Claire Zulkey. $5 admission benefits the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.

Josh and Eli Caterer @ Welles Park

The Caterer brothers perform free tonight, starting at 6:30 PM> 2333 W Sunnyside. Call 312-742-7511 for more information.

Tuesdays on the Terrace @ MCA

Kick back at the Museum of Contemporary Art after work. Check out the farmer's market out front (it closes by 6 PM), wander through the exhibits (MCA admission is free Tuesdays), and conclude your evening lounging on the terrace, listening to jazz (the concert starts at 5:30 PM) and enjoying one of the best views in Chicago. For more information, call MCA at 312-280-2660 or visit the website.

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

The Lincoln Square Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Lincoln and Leland Aves until October 30.



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