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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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Tuesday, October 4

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7 Secrets to Low-Cost Music Promotion

Bob Baker, author of Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook, will be at the Chicago Actors Studio, 2040 N. Elston, from 1pm to 3:30pm today to conduct his highly acclaimed workshop, "7 Secrets to Low-Cost Music Promotion." Tickets are $35 per person in advance at and $40 at the door.

Michal Govrin @ Women & Children First

Author Michal Govrin discusses his novel Snapshots at Women & Children First. Free. 4:30pm. 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Windy City Rollers

The Windy City Rollers compete tonight at The Stadium, 1909 S. Laramie in Cicero. The Fury battle Hell's Belles, and Manic Attackers match up against the Double Crossers. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Andrea Barrett @ Lookingglass Theatre

The author of the just-released novel, The Air We Breathe, talks with Victoria Lautman as part of Writers on the Record. 821 N Michigan, 12 N. Free, but reservations are required: call 312-832-6789. For more information, visit the website.

Patricia Hill @ Chicago Public Library

Patricia Hill, the Executive Director of the African American Police League, will be at the Woodson Regional Library of the Chicago Public Library to talk about her book Black Ain't Blue: An Historical Perspective of American Law Enforcement, Implicating Why African Americans Distrust the Police. Free. 1:30-4pm. 9525 S. Halsted St. Call 312-745-2080 for more information.

Free Stuff at Ladyfest Chicago

Ladyfest returns to Chicago with a four-day festival of art, music, film, spoken word, and activism -- and a lot of it is free of charge! Spend your Sunday afternoon learning about sexuality (ladies only, please) or alternative health care at Heaven Gallery, 1550 W. Milwaukee. Or attend zine readings at Quimby's, 1854 W. North Ave. And it's all free, free, free!

Umami Dinner at West Town Tavern

West Town Tavern serves up a special meal that tantalizes all five tastes in every course. Wine director Drew Goss has paired each dish with a special wine designed to highlight the umami or unique savory quality present in foods like mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese. Limited seating. Call 312-666-6175 for reservations. $85 including tax and gratuity. 5:30 pm. 1329 W Chicago Ave.

Fool's Gold Tour w/Kid Sister, Cool Kids @ Empty Bottle

The fledgling Fool's Gold label, red hot with Chicago talent, is bringing the whole circus here for a night at the Bottle. Kanye's turntable-hand man A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have gathered newbie Kid Cudi and Ed Banger chums Kavinsky and DJ Mehdi to round out the bill (in addition to Melissa and the boys). Show starts at 9PM; tickets are limitedly available for $16.



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