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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 30

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Iron Cupcake Chicago Challenge

The folks at Beautiful Cakes have issued Chicagoans a challenge - come up with the best citrus flavored cupcake! The Iron Cupcake Chicago Challenge will be held at Veranda Greek American Taverna tonight at 6pm. More bakers are needed, so if you can whip up something quick, drop Beautiful Cakes an e-mail at or call them at (773) 777-7535. Nonbakers are also welcome to enjoy drink and appetizer specials. 5700 W. Irving Park Rd.

She-e Wu and CCM @ Cultural Center

Called "a marimba virtuoso," She-e Wu gives solo performances worldwide and recently joined the faculty of Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. Wu will join the Grammy-nominated Chicago Chamber Musicians for a free concert featuring Douglas Hill's A Set of Songs and Dances (2006) and Alec Wilder's Suite for Horn and Improvisatory Percussion today. The concert is at 12:15pm in the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall, and broadcasts live on 98.7 WFMT. Free. For more information, call (312) 225-5226.

You, Me, Them, Everbody Stand-Up Comedy

Begin the week with laughs from Cameron Esposito, James Fritz, Michael Palascak, Dan Polydoris, and Beth Stelling as You, Me, Them, Everybody presents a night of stand-up comedy at Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont). Doors open at 8pm, 21+, no cover.

Yelp Eats @ Various Restaurants

From June 1-7, you can dine at a nice list of local places (among them Brasserie Jo, May Street Market, Stained Glass, Uncommon Ground) from their special $25 prix fize menu, courtesy of Yelp.



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