As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. 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, April 30
An exhibition of works created by the 2007 Harold Arts Residency Program participants. Each July, Harold Arts invites new, emerging and mid-career artists and musicians to a tree farm in Ohio's Appalachian foothills to collaborate and create new works in a pastoral landscape. 6 p.m. Screening of video works tomorrow at 8 pm. 1550 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl. For more info, visit the Website.
Today is the deadline for artists to submit their work for the Galaxie's Art Jam exhibition at the music, movement and fine art venue located at 2603 W. Barry Ave. Accepted works will be displayed at the Art Jam on Sunday, February 10.
Old Town favorite Gray (312-573-0750) will host a too-good-to-pass-up warehouse sale from January 25th until the 29th. Pieces from Cynthia Steffe, Tracy Reese, and Nanette Lepore will be featured at the 1326 North Wells Street address with items starting at only $10. Frugal fashionistas should visit the ATM beforehand; transactions will be limited to cash only.
Gapers Block's monthly Get-Together gets back to its usual date and location -- the last Friday of the month, at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen (a short walk from the Addison Brown Line stop). Come on back to the back room and mingle with staffers and other readers by the roaring fireplace. We'll be there from 9pm till at least midnight.
Local jazz legends Billy Branch, Chuck Hedges and Von Freeman will highlight the 2008 Jazz Fair at the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday, January 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The evening will culminate with an All Star Jam Session featuring performers from throughout the evening. The next day (Saturday, January 26), the Center will feature Jazz Cinema from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
Be sure to listen to Sound Opinions on Chicago Public Radio (91.5 FM in Chicago) this Friday, Jan 25 at 8pm when Chef Anthony Bordain chats with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about "two of the best things on earth: music and food." Other chefs, including Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's, will weigh in on the connection between the two topics and Jim and Greg are going to play some of their favorite food-related songs. Sounds delicious!
If you can't catch the show on Friday, it will re-air on Saturday at 11am and will be available by podcast the following Monday on theSound Opinions site.