Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, January 22

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


GB store

Stacy Berlein, Gina Frangello and Carolyn Alessio @ Women & Children First

Authors Stacy Berlein, Gina Frangello and Carolyn Alessio will be at Women & Children First to talk about their new work. Free. 7:30pm. 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Mods vs. Rockers Comic Release Party @ Quimby's

Artist/writer Martin Cimek will be at a href="">Quimby's to promote the release of Mods vs. Rockers #1. Free. 7pm. 1854 W. North Ave. Call 773-342-0910 for more information.

Akris Trunk Show @ Saks

Visit the 700 N Michigan Avenue Saks Fifth Avenue to preview the Fall 2008 collection from Akris on Thursday June 5th and Friday June 6th. The trunk show will feature informal modeling from noon until 3 p.m. For more information, call 312-944-6500 or visits Saks’ website.

Ed Park @ The Book Cellar

Ed Park will be at The Book Cellar to talk about his book Personal Days. Free. 7pm. 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Trunk Show @ The Treasure Chest

The Treasure Chest will host a trunk show on June 5th through the 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by their 1853 Second Street location to peruse a bounty of vintage costume jewelry. Call 847-681-1860 or visit their website for more information.

Anniversary Party @ The Denim Lounge

The Denim Lounge will celebrate its second anniversary of their Roscoe Village location on June 5th. Visit the 2004 W Roscoe Street boutique between 5 and 9 p.m. for cocktails and 35% off all merchandise.

Grand Opening @ Juicy Couture

Juicy Couture celebrates the grand opening of their Gold Coast location (101 E. Oak Street) by donating 10% of all profits from June 5th to June 7th to aid Common Threads; a charity devoted to teaching children the importance of nutrition. Stop in to check out the two floor boutique which boasts a signature track suit bar. Call 312-280-1637 for more information.

Lily Koppel @ 57th Street Books

Lily Koppel will be at 57th Street Books to talk about her book The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life through the Pages of a Lost Journal. Free. 6pm. 1301 E. 57th St. Call 773-684-1300 for more information.

Blues Fest

Blues Fest kicks off in Grant Park tonight. The Petrillo Music Shell will feature performances by Big Time Sarah and the BTS Express at 6pm, Duke Robillard's Tribute to Louis Jordan featuring Plas Johnson and Red Holloway at 7:10pm, and Johnny Winter with James Cotton at 8:30pm. There are many more performances on the six other stages: check here for the full schedule. Free; bring a blanket or folding chair.

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox @ U.S. Cellular

Game time: 7:11 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St.

Chicago Beer Society @ Goose Island

Drink up and discuss your favorite brews at Chicago Beer Society's monthly 1st Thursday gathering tonight from 7pm to 10pm at the Goose Island Brewpub, 1800 N. Clybourn. This is the forum to get answers to your brew-related questions and to hobnob with Chicago's "beer elite." Free (well, pay your own way), and 21 and over. Closest CTA stops are North/Clybourn (Red Line) and Armitage (Brown Line). Cabs are easily available on Clybourn Avenue.

I Love Math, Old 97's @ Metro

3730 N. Clark St.

OLD 97s
Tickets: $22
18 & over
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8pm

2nd Story (Bike Edition!) @ The Spot

Experience a special installment of 2nd Story, Serendipity Theatre Collective's hybrid performance series, benefitting the 2008 Bike MS: Tour de Farms. Featuring stories about—what else?—bikes! Storytellers Kim Morris, Aimee Perkins, and Shiow-Jiau Yung are doing the two-day, 175-mile ride, and they’ll perform along with Doug Whippo. Doors at 7 pm. Stories at 7:45 pm. The Spot—4437 N. Broadway. Tickets: $15, available at the door.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Dining Mediterranean Style

Tonight is a night for Turkish eats at the "Dining Mediterranean Style" class that will be held through the World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30. Click here for more information and to register.



GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15