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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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Friday, September 17

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Gapers Block Get-Together

With the holidays coming up, our normal GB Get-Together schedule gets all screwed up. So we're doing a mid-month meetup tonight at Billy Goat Tavern, 430 N. Michigan Ave. (lower level), tonight from 8pm to 11pm. That means cheap beer, cheezborgers and a lot of history. Hope to see you there!

A Cross the Universe @ Metro

A Cross the Universe, a documentary following French hipster dance duo
Justice
during the final three weeks of their Myspace-sponsored tour, screens for free tonight at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. Enjoy DJ sets by Eamon Harkin, Bald Eagle, and Yello Fever before and after the film. The show starts at 11:30 PM, 18 & over. Be sure to get there early - there is limited seating available for the film. Call (773) 549-0203 for more info.

Jon Langford @ Thomas Masters Gallery

Jon Langford of the Mekons has his first gallery opening in three years this Friday. Yes, these are paintings by a punk rocker. No, they don't make any noise, but all the lyrics are there for you to sing along.
5pm til 8pm at Thomas Masters Gallery 245 W. North Ave. with beer from Three Floyds Brewery and a performance by Rockabilly legend Rosie Flores.

Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop @ Schubas

If you think Let's Get Out of This Terrible Sandwich Shop is a bizarre name, just wait until you hear this band's songs. Stop by Schubas tonight to rock out to hilarious jams about a hatchet wielding-psycho, a bionic dolphin, and baseball cards. The Mugs and Team Band open. Tickets are eight dollars and show starts at 10pm. 3159 N. Southport Ave. Call 773.525.2508 for more info.

Deborah Nelson @ Book Cellar

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Nelson comes to the Book Cellar to discuss her latest nonfiction work, The War Behind Me. The book delves into a declassified Vietnam War archive, exposing numerous unpunished war crimes. Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Maureen Seaton @ Women & Children First

Maureen Seaton comes to Women & Children First to discuss her book Sex Talks to Girls. The book works as a memoir that follows a woman on a journey through religion, sex and sobriety, from nearly becoming a nun to becoming a full-fledged sexual being. Free at 7:30pm at 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Elevator Repair Service's Gatz

Fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will flock to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a theatrical interpretation like none other. Gatz is a completely unabridged retelling of the the classic story that lasts an entire 7 1/2 hours. If you're in for a play that long, tickets are $40, or $32 for MCA members. 3pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 220 E. Chicago Avenue, call 312-397-4010 for more details.

Innervation Dance Cooperative @ The Galaxie

Innervation Dance Cooperative brings together dancers and choreographers with varied backgrounds, mixes 'em up, and creates an eclectic contemporary dance aesthetic on stage. Featuring seven world premieres and three re-staged pieces from nine different choreographers, with dances ranging from introspective to comedic to joyful, you're sure to find something to your liking at their fall concert, "Nothing in Common."

Tonight's show is the annual Benefit Concert. Tickets are $30, which includes open bar and appetizers, 7-8pm, show at 8pm, and a post-show cocktail reception until 10pm.

The Galaxie, 2603 W. Barry. For tickets, email info@innervationdance.org or call Innervation at 773-230-2168.

Kraak & Smaak @ Subterranean

Dutch breakbeat trio Kraak & Smaak deliver hot electro-funk from Leiden, Netherlands tonight at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. Their live set adds 4 musicians including vocalist Rose and bassist Mark Baronner. The show starts at 10pm, tickets are $15. 18+

Ben Weasel @ Reggie's Rock Club

Screeching Weasel front man and Chicago punk legend, Ben Weasel plays Reggie's, 2109 S. State St., tonight with The Challenged and The Girls. The all-ages show starts at 5pm and costs $15.

 

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