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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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Sunday, January 24

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Labor of Love Benefit

Today's Labor of Love show benefits two awesome local organizations: Lesbian Community Cancer Project and Test Positive Aware Network. Come hear Actor Slash Model, Ripley Caine, Jennifer "JJ" Jones, and other bands at T's Restaurant & Bar, 5025 N. Clark. Tickets are $15 at the door, the doors open at 1 pm, and the show starts at 3.

Chicago Jazz Fest

The Chicago Jazz Fest is at Grant Park today, and it's totally free. Today's featured act is Ernestine Anderson and Count Basie musician Frank Wess.

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago's African Festival of the Arts runs throughout Labor Day weekend in Washington Park (51st & Cottage Grove). For more details check out the website.

Saturday September 1st Entertainment highlights:

Main Stage
2:00 PM Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
4:30 PM Leela James
6:00 PM Randy Weston
8:00 PM United We Funk -- Dazz Band, Con Funk Shun & barkays

World Stage
3:30 PM Walt Chris
5:00 PM Dee Alexander
6:30 PM East Harlem's Jimmy Delgado All Stars

Hip-Hop Stage
3:45 PM M'rald & Verbal Balance
4:15 PM Amina
4:45 PM NuSense
5:15 PM Ang 13
5:45 PM Teefa
6:15 PM Monie Love
6:50 PM Yo Yo
7:30 PM MC Lyte

Green City Farmers Market

The Green City Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday until October 31 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park (Clark and Stockton).

Work Out @ Millennium Park

Yoga at 8 AM, Pilates at 9 AM, and hip-hop dance at 10 AM, led by the Culture Shock Dance Troupe, on the Great Lawn. If you need more incentive than taking in the amazing skyline views while working up a sweat, consider this: it's free. For more information, visit the website.

Edgewater Farmers Market

The Edgewater Farmers Market takes place every Saturday until October 20 from 7 a.m. to noon at the corner of Broadway and Norwood (on the corner of True Nature Foods).



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