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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, September 29

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Story Lab Chicago @ Black Rock Pub

Last month's inaugural Story Lab Chicago, New Voices Telling New Stories, was standing room only, so get to the Black Rock Pub early if you want seats (3614 N. Damen). The series, started by Scott Whitehair of This Much Is True, is a showcase for new writers, and this month's lineup includes: Dominique Lewis, Jenna Marotta, Eric Paskey, Craig Rennak, Cynthia Shure, and Jacob Ware. Show starts at 7:30pm, and is free. For more information visit Black Rock Pub or Story Lab Chicago.

Written on the Wind @ Portage Theater

The Northwest Chicago Film Society presents the 1956 film Written on the Wind at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., tonight at 7:30pm. Admission is $5.

Soup and Bread @ The Hideout

Get your slurp on at this weekly fundraiser for area food-related charities tonight at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, from 5:30-7:30pm. A volunteer team of chefs and bakers donate the soup and bread; you donate the money.

From the Arctic to the Middle East @ Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., presents Dancing in the Library: From the Arctic to the Middle East, by the Cinard Dance Theatre, today at 12:15pm. Led by Artistic Director, Wendy Clinard, the dance company will entertain the audience with contemporary, Arabic and flamenco music and dance performances, all based on Clinard's collection and arrangement of written notes from her travels and other encounters. The performance will be held in the library's Pritzker Auditorium. For more information, visit or call 312-747-4300.



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