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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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Thursday, January 26

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Beach Tennis @ Montrose Beach

Beach Tennis Chicago is putting on a charity event today at 3pm at Montrose Beach, 4400 N. Lake Shore Dr. For all those who love tennis and the beach, this is a great opportunity to enjoy both and meet some new people in the process. It's $20 to join, and the proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis research. Bring your racquet and get ready to play. Call 312-742-5121 for more info.

Sonic Youth @ The Vic

Legendary experimental rockers Sonic Youth recently returned to an indie label and released their 16th studio album, The Eternal. The album is classic Sonic Youth garage grit, with a fresh edge. Even after rocking for nearly three decades, they have proven that they are very much still relevant, and won't be fading out of the limelight anytime soon. Tonight they play at the Vic for the last night of a two night stand. 3145 N. Sheffield. Doors 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets are $29.

Dollar Store Super Summer Tour

The Dollar Store kicks off their Super Summer Tour right here where it all started. The launch party will features readings from the likes of Tobias Amadon Benglesdorf, Elizabeth Crane, Amelia Gray, Patrick Somerville, Caroline Picard, and Zach Dodson and Jonathan Messinger of Featherproof, among others. There will be improv by 1, 2, Fag and Hag! and An Oak, along with a barbeque with food for vegetarians and meat-eaters and raffle for which the prize is a custom-built, Featherproof-themed bike. Admission is $8. 1pm-6pm at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. Purchase your tickets here.

Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk @ Music Box

The Music Box Theatre brings back its weekend classic film matinees this month with a tribute to swashbuckler Errol Flynn, in honor of this 100th birthday. This weekend's film is The Sea Hawk from 1940. The film screens Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am. For a complete listing of films in this series, see the Music Box Website. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Pride Parade

Chicago's Pride Parade steps off at noon today from the corner of Halsted and Belmont, and makes its way north to Broadway, then south on Broadway to Diversey, then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. The crowd is as much fun to watch as the parade. Free.



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