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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, July 18

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FoosCup Tournament @ Small Bar

Join America SCORES Chicago for the SCORES World FoosCup at Small Bar (1415 W. Fullerton). This table-soccer fundraiser costs $20 per person and all proceeds go directly to America SCORES Chicago. Doors open at 6:30pm and tournaments starts promptly at 7pm. To register for the tournament, click here. For more information on America SCORES Chicago check out their website at

Chicago Nerds Speed Dating (Hetero Night) @ Cuna Chicago

The Chicago Nerd Social Club presents their first evening of speed dating for nerds! This evening is for hetero nerds; LGBT nerds can look forward to their own date evening tonight. Date night takes place at Cuna Chicago (1113 W. Belmont) tonight from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are $25 and include 2 complimentary cocktails and appetizers; please see the Chicago Nerds Website for tickets and full information.

Dining Out For Life

The 17th annual Dining Out For Life happens this evening at various restaurants in the Chicago area. Participation is simple: just go to one of the participating restaurants, and a portion of the money you spend there will be donated to AIDSCare Progressive Services. Please see the Dining Out For Life Website for more details.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Get into the Kitchen

Learn basic cooking skills at this class. which is part of the World Kitchen learning series offered by the City of Chicago. Class runs 6-8:30pm at Gallery 37 for the Arts, 55 East Randolph. Pre-registration required; admission is $30.

Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells and Chandeliers @ Metro

A band that manages to ride out blog-hype and sustain itself for a second album often gets panned to high heaven and buried quietly under the floorboards. While Yeasayer did have it's fair share of detractors for this year's Odd Blood, more than enough people also thought it was the bee's knees, and amidst the many discussions many people just decided to shut up and dance on the sidelines. Following in their footsteps are Brooklyn up-and-comers Sleigh Bells, who's "Ring Ring" promises high adorability, if not-yet-certain career sustainability. Starting it all off is local psychadelic quartet Chandeliers.

Doors are at 8, and show starts at 9 - we hope you got your tickets already, because this one's sold out.

Take Back the Night @ DePaul

DePaul students will participate in the annual Take Back the Night rally against sexual assault with The Clothesline Project, a display of t-shirts with art depicting the impact of sexual assault during the day, and a rally at 4:45pm on the university's Lincoln Park campus, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave. RSVP on Facebook.



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