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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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Wednesday, October 20

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Lawrence Weinstein @ Transitions Bookplace

Lawrence Weinstein will be at Transitions Bookplace to talk about his book Grammar for the Soul. Free. 7pm. 1000 W. North Ave. Call 312-951-7323 for more information.

Tim Joyce & Carl Kozlowski @ Women & Children First

Writers Tim Joyce and Carl Kozlowski will be at Women & Children First to talk about their jointly written book Seize the Day Job: The Humor Book Al-Qaeda Kept You From Reading. Free. 7:30pm. 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Mudhoney @ Reggies

Mudhoney turns 20 this year. To celebrate the milestone they've released a new album, The Lucky Ones, and a reissue of one of their classics, Superfuzz Bigmuff. As one of the most influential rock bands to emerge from the legendary Seattle scene of the early 90s, they may have changed their style to stray from the status quo, but they have remained fresh and aggressive throughout their career. If, for some strange reason, you aren't going to the Gapers Block 5th Anniversary Party at Hideout, Mudhoney would make a fine alternative. They play at Reggies, 2109 South State Street, with Easy Action and the Fake Fictions at 9PM. For more information, visit Reggies.

Christian Dior Trunk Show @ Saks

Still looking for a way to frivolously blow that stimulus check? Visit the 700 N Michigan Ave Saks Fifth Avenue store to preview the Christian Dior Fall 2008 Collection. The trunk show will be held on May 30th from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and feature informal modeling from noon until 3 p.m. For more information, call 312-944-6500 or visit their website.

Zanie's 30th Anniversary

Zanies Chicago, 1548 N. Wells St., is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special deal: People older than 30 will get free admission to the 8:30pm show, and those younger than 30 will get in free to the 10:30pm show. If you're exactly 30, you can get in free to either show. Proper ID required; tickets are $21 otherwise. Tim Walkoe headlines, with Drake Witham and Faye Canale.

Firewater @ Empty Bottle

Empty Bottle1035 N Western Ave
w/ La Scala and Post Honeymoon

Doors open at 10:00pm and tickets can be purchased here for $12

Free Wine Tasting @ A Vision

A Vision hosts a free wine tasting (2 - 3 wines) every Friday from 5 - 7pm. A Vision is located at 910 N Damen Ave and they can be reached at (773) 227-5700.

Tre Femme Reception @ Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art

Visually eclectic art exhibition showcasing the works of three nationally recognized artists: Audry Cramblit, Nancy Pirri, and Ted Preuss. This collection represents three varied perspectives on the female form, featuring innovative techniques in figurative sculpture, ceramic print methods, and platinum photography. A percentage of sales will be donated to Union League Civic & Arts Foundation. Martinis from 6:30-8:30 sponsored by Qino One Vodka. 6-10 p.m. Open house Sat., May 31 from 2-7 p.m. 1012 N. Dearborn. For more info, call 312-642-4400.

Gapers Block 5th Anniversary Party

Gapers Block is five! Come help us celebrate tonight at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, from 9pm till close. We'll entertain you with performances by Bossa Saravah and The Revelettes go-go dance troupe, plus sets by DJs Arpad and James Vane -- plus a secret special guest! There'll also be games, giveaways and prizes, not to mention drinks and other fun. Admission is just $10 at the door! More details here.



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