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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 20

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Adventures in Modern Music @ Empty Bottle

The Empty Bottle and The Wire present the fifth annual Adventures in Modern Music, a five-day festival of unusual music. The concert series continues tonight with performances by Pere Ubu (!), Ulrich Schnauss, Hair Police and Glenn Jones & Jack Rose. The show starts at 9:00 PM; tickets are $15, and can be purchased through the Empty Bottle Website. Also see the Empty Bottle Website for a complete schedule of the festival. Empty Bottle: 1035 N. Western. (773) 276-3600.

Name That Tune @ Cornelia's

As part of Chicago's "Art of Play" summer celebration of toys and games (through 30 September), Cornelia's is hosting a free session of Name That Tune featuring pianist Sami Scott. 7-10 PM, 750 W Cornelia. For more information, call 773-248-8333 or visit the website.

Hiding Out Release Party @ Hideout

How appropriate. Johnathan Messinger is celebrating the publication of his novel Hiding Out at the Hideout. Messinger and friends will be on hand for readings, music and more. $5 cover. 8pm. 1354 W. Wabansia. Call 773-227-4433 for more information.

Nicole Hollander @ W&CF

Nicole Hollander, the cartoonist behind Sylvia, appears at Women & Children First tonight to talk about her new book, Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial. Free. 7:30pm. 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Chicago Matters: Book Discussion @ Back of the Yards Library

Now in its 17th year, Chicago's award-winning multimedia public affairs series returns in 2007 with Chicago Matters: Beyond Borders to explore the impact of immigration in Chicago and the region. A book discussion on The Jungle (by Upton Sinclair) will be presented at the Chicago Public Library, Back of the Yards Branch, 4650 S. Damen Ave., (312) 747-8367. 6:30 p.m.

Orozco: Man of Fire @ AIC

Part of the yearlong American Perspectives series of events examining the interrelationships between visual art, music, and literature, this documentary explores how Mexican muralist Jose Orozco turned historical events into great works of art. In Fullerton Hall, 111 S Michigan. 6 PM. A discussion follows the film. Free. For more information, visit the website.

Beastie Boys @ Northerly Island

Have you been Licenced to Ill, or are you still hyped after The Mix Up?Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30. Tickets available here.

East Meets West Beer Dinner @ Red Light

Tonight at 5 pm Red Light's executive chef Jackie Shen will prepare appetizers and a four course dinner with accompanying beer pairings. The dinner costs $65 and reservations can be made by calling 312-733-8880.

Altars a Go-Go @ Paper Boy

Unique found objects intermingle with religious icons and sparkling ornamentation with these one-of-a-kind shrines created by young Chicago artist (and Crafty Lady) Stephanie Keller. Figures carved from wood and other materials depict a range of religious icons including Saint Francis and Ganesh. Her work is influenced by art from Asia, Mexico and the American Southwest, with influences by Frida Kahlo and outsider art, making every shrine a unique depiction of a range of religious influences. A free opening reception with drinks and snacks takes place tonight, from 6-8pm at Paper Boy at 1351 W. Belmont (near Southport). Call (773) 388-8811 for more information. The show runs at the store until October 17th.

Cazwell Drops In At Berlin

Cazwell has no problem being shocking. His disco-rap stylings are not for yo mama. He's loud, proud and loves the sex references.  Check him tonight at Berlin with Greg Haus and Zebo. 



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