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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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Veggie Bingo @ Hideout

If you liked the wildly successful Soup and Bread series at the Hideout from earlier this year, then you'll love Veggie Bingo, which brings together bingo and food--a weekly event where participants play the venerable old-school game and win locally made or grown prizes such as a jar of honey, a bar of soap...and the grand prize being a box of produce from Irv and Shelley's (whoa!). Event runs Wednesdays beginning July 8 through September 9 from 6-8pm at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia; cards are $1 each (six for $5) and can be purchased onsite. Hot dogs and tofu pups will be served, so all your early evening needs will be met. All proceeds benefit NeighborSpace.

Night Bus @ Chicago Cultural Center

Cinema/Chicago presents the sixth annual International Summer Screening Program at the Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street).

Today's screening of Night Bus is presented by Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago. Franz, a bored night bus driver with a severe gambling problem, is taken by the beautiful Leila when she hops on his route one night. Little does he know that Leila is a criminal mastermind whose specialty is getting money from bored men. Their meeting gets them both into trouble when a series of misunderstandings puts them in a bloody battle for a million Euro microchip. So what's better, staying alive or the ultimate pay-off? The two money mongers gamble with their lives in this noirish caper based on the novel by Giampiero Rigosi.

Admission is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. Screening starts at 6:30pm.

Bicycle Film Festival Kickoff @ Metro

The Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., hosts the kick-off concert for the Bicycle Film Festival tonight, featuring Glass Candy, Busdriver and Mike Simonetti. Doors at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door. 21+

Invent the Future Workshop @ Kendall Co. Health Dept.

How should the region plan for the year 2040? This summer, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will hold dozens of free public workshops called GO TO 2040 "Invent the Future". Information you contribute at these meetings will help CMAP develop a preferred scenario that will best reflect the region's desired future. Tonight’s workshop takes place from 6-8pm at the Kendall County Health Dept., 811 John St., Yorkville, IL. Visit for more information and to register.

Everything Changes signing and Young Adults w/ Cancer Hootenany @ Women and Children First

Got Tumors? Cancer doesn't have to suck while your in the prime of your life. Join Kairol Rosenthal, author of Everything Changes: The Insiders Guide to Cancer in your 20's and 30's for a book signing at Women & Children First tonight in Andersonville. Also on hand will be Jonny Imerman of Imerman's Angels, Matthew Zachary of The Stupid Cancer Show and our own Winediva serving up Sangria and talking about her blog: Chemo and Vino.

August 12
Women & Children First Bookstore
5233 N. Clark Street
Sponsored by i[2]y

Rodelio Aglibot @ Green City Market

Rodelio Aglibot of Sunda will give a cooking demonstration today at 10:30am at the Green City Market, Stockton and LaSalle Drives.

Carnivale Dinner/Slow Food Chicago Benefit @ Goose Island

Goose Island Brewery and Carnivale are teaming up for a benefit dinner for Slow Food Chicago tonight at 7pm at Carnivale (702 West Fulton Market). The menu--ribs, chicken and corn--sounds delish. Tickets (all-inclusive) are $65; call (312) 850-5005.



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