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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, April 16

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Savor the Seasons Carrot Festival

Carrotsget their due at their very own Savor the Seasons Festival today at the Green City Market, Stockton and LaSalle Drives, from 9-10am.

Open Studios @ SAIC

TONIGHT! At Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th Floor at 5:00pm The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and threewalls invite you to join them for a special event as artists-in-residence share their studios with the public! Artists-in-residence include Bad at Sports, Elise Goldstein, Georgia Kotretsos, Diego Leclery, Adia Millett, Jennifer Mills, Libby O'Bryan & Elissa Papendick, John Riepenhoff, Miller & Shellabarger, Cauleen Smith and Marjorie Welish. Summer Studio is part of Studio Chicago-a yearlong collaborative project that focuses on the artist's studio. For more information, click here.

2nd Story @ Morseland

2nd Story continues their monthly live storytelling series at Morseland (1218 W. Morse Ave.) tonight featuring Julia Ganey, Khanisa Foster, and Margot Bordelon. Live music by The Homoticons. Doors open at 7, music begins at 7:30pm, storytelling starts at 7:45. Tickets are $10, available online or at the door. For more information visit 2nd Story or Morseland.

The New Cult Canon: Lost Highway @ Music Box

The AV Club Chicago and The Music Box team up to bring you a screening of David Lynch's Lost Highway, one of the films in AV Club writer Scott Tobias' series The New Cult Canon. The screening kicks off tonight at 7:30pm, and will feature an introduction by Tobias and a post-screening discussion. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. Music Box: 3733 N. Southport. (773) 871-6604.

Veggie Bingo @ Hideout

The fine folks who brought you the weekly fundraiser soup-eating slurp-a-thon Soup and Bread (along with NeighborSpace) have taken their interests to a new activity...bingo. Veggie Bingo runs every Wednesday at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia). Event begins at 6pm; cards are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Proceeds benefit Chicago community gardens. Event runs weekly through September 29.

Art World Chicago @ Sullivan Galleries

At Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State, 7th Floor at 5:00pm Devening Projects + Editions, Peregrine Process, Julius Caesar, Suitable Gallery, Parking Space and Club Nutz come together to celebrate Art World Chicago.They offer a unique opportunity to participate in a condensed version of the social and geographic structure of an art scene by experience of over a dozen artists' original work in an environment conducive to the discussion of our braided expectations of venue, reputation, biography and community. Exhibiting artists include Christopher Michlig, Michael Pfisterer, Joseph Grigely, Thomas Roach, Kozue Hasegawa, Mike Schuh, Matt Hanner, Hot Can and many more. Don't miss it!

Cole's Comedy Open Mic Turns One Year Old

Recently voted best open mic in the city by Chicago Magazine, Cole's Comedy Open Mic celebrates their one year anniversary this Wednesday with complimentary Cazadores tequila. Adam Burke and Cameron Esposito host this free open mic every Wednesday at 9:00pm, sign-up usually starts around 8:30; it's a great place for newbies to get started, as well as a chance to see old vets try out new material. --Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee

Sweet Treat @ Beauty Bar

It's a Pink Slip Party! Join Transmission staffers Michelle Meywes and Lisa White for their last Sweet Treat at Beauty Bar. The early weekly DJ series may be coming to a close, but the girls hope to find a new home soon. In the mean time, help them go out with a bang as they play the usual old classics, new indie favorites, and this week, a healthy dose of not-so-guilty pleasures. Plus, Beauty Bar is throwing a "Project Runway Happy Hour 'n' a Half" to celebrate tomorrow's season premiere with complimentary "Tim-tinis" and free gift bags for the first 100 guests.
1444 W. Chicago Ave. 7-10pm.

Abandoned Practices Public Performance Presentation @ SAIC

At 1:00pm at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 280 S. Columbus Dr.in room B-012, you are invited to attend presentations that are a response to the form of the Chautauqua Assembly, a popular traveling rural adult education institution from the late 1800s. The twenty-five participants with teachers Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, Mark Jeffery, and TA James Smith create four presentations perfomances of expert lectures, educational and entertainment that share the theme of useful knowledge entitled Abandoned Practices. An informal reception will follow. For more information, please contact Mark Jeffery at mjeffe@saic.edu.

Grant Park Orchestra @ Millennium Park

Tonight the Grant Park Music Festival presents Franz Liszt's Piano Concert No. 2, which embodies both his creative genius and flamboyant showmanship, shares the program with Stravinsky's luminous ballet The Fairy's Kiss ( based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen), and Tchaikovsky's joyful Capriccio Italien. 6:30pm. Pritzker Pavilion. Free.

Abandoned Practices Public Performance Presentation @ SAIC

Today at 1:00pm, you are invited to attend presentations devised in response to the form of the Chautauqua Assembly, a popular traveling rural adult education institution from the late 1800s. Held at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 280 S. Columbus Dr. in Room B-12. In alternating presentational modes of expert lecture, traveling exhibition, educational and entertainment performance which share the theme of useful knowledge, the four presentations of 18 or 21 minutes in length. The twenty-five participants will include parcipitation from teachers Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, Mark Jeffery and TA James Smith. An informal reception will follow. For more information, please contact Mark Jeffery at mjeffe@saic.edu.

Zachary Kaplan @ Golden Age

Come out this evening at 6pm to experience the opening of Zachary Kaplan's exhibition, Popular Reactions to 9/11. What narratives constitute the popular reaction to the events of September 11 and the prevalent politics and aesthetics thereafter? He engages a discussion around these ideas through a variety of media and activities at Golden Age, 119 N Peoria #2D. For more information, check out Facebook.

 

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