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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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Thursday, January 26

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Greg Palast @ Unite Union Hall

Greg Palast, BBC journalist, muckraker and author of Armed Madhouse speaks at the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights' "Celebration of the Rosen Family" at 3pm. The talk is $30. An earlier, private reception is open for an additional donation. Both events are at the Unite Union Hall, 333 S. Ashland. Reservation, ticket and parking information is available from the CCDBR website.

8th Annual Open Studios Event @ Carroll Albany Arts Building

As part of Chicago Artists Month, you're invited to browse among the studios of around 30 artists in multiple media from 12 N to 7 PM (live jazz starts at 5 PM and continues till closing). 319 N Albany. Free. For more information, call 773-638-3500.

Soccer Book Signing @ Fado

Fox soccer columnist Jamie Trecker celebrates the release of his new book, Love and Blood, today at Fado, 100 E. Grand. The match between English Premiere League giants Arsenal and Liverpool will air at 10am, followed by a book signing until 4pm. There will be free food, drinks special as well as a raffle of World Cup memorabilia.

Treaty Of Paris, Meg & Dia at Metro

If you're looking for the next top 40 act to come out of the Chicago area look no further - Treaty of Paris is that band. Cut from the same cloth as locals Plain White T's and Fall Out Boy, TOP bring catchy lyrics, energetic sound and earnest presence to the stage. Joined by Youtube darlings Meg & Dia as well as Spill Canvas and Playradioplay at the Metro. Showtime 6:30.

Halloween Fondant Cake Class

Vanille Patisserie will help you to create a Witch Hat cake. Each student will decorate the hats with fondant then paint them to make them as bug-ridden or melted-by-a-bucket-of-water as desired. Only a few more spaces are available; class is $130. Call Vanille Patisserie, 773-868-4574 to register.



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