Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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, May 23

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Newspaper Blackout Poems @ Roosevelt University

Poet Austin Kleon's "Newspaper Blackout Poems," poems created by blacking out certain words from any newspaper page, will be set to music tonight by Chicago's Access Contemporary Music. The performance takes place at 7:30pm at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., 7th Fl. Tickets are $5-$20; contact 773-334-3650 for more details.

$5 Wine Tasting @ The Chopping Block

Whether you need a case of house wine for your next party or a badass bottle of vino for your Secret Santa, The Chopping Block's December wine tasting will get you moving in the right direction. For just $5, you can taste through the store's selection of holiday-centric wines and get expert wine advice from The Wine Goddess Diana Hamann. 4747 N. Lincoln Avenue, from 7pm-8:30pm. (and repeated at the store's Merchandise Mart location on December 13).

Holiday Gift Fair @Late Bar

Late Bar, 3534 W. Belmont Ave., hosts a holiday gift fair tonight from 6pm to midnight. Most items will be priced under $25. Free, 21+.

Buke & Gass @ Empty Bottle

Experimental indie rock group from Brooklyn, Buke & Gass, play a free Monday show at Empty Bottle. Talk Normal and the local J+J+J get things started at 9:30. 1035 N. Western. 21+



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