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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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Sunday, June 4

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Shock Theater Horror Double Feature

Shock Theater from the Cinema Dementia Collection screens at the Wicker Park Arts Center, 2215 W. North Ave., tonight at 9pm with Bloodlust! and She-Demons. $5 admission, with "cheap concessions and free burial if you die of fright." More about the film series here.

SOFA Chicago & Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art

The 18th annual SOFA Chicago and the Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art occur side by side in Navy Pier's Festival Hall Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6. View sculptures, objects and functional art from galleries around the world, as well as outsider art from a number of galleries and dealers. The exhibitions will be open from 11am to 7pm today. Tickets are $15 per day or $25 for a three-day pass, available online or at the door.

America: Now and Here @ The Hull-House Museum

America: Now and Here, a national project connecting artists and social issues, has its first Chicago event. Artists and expert presenters include Dawoud Bey, Kathy Dickhut, Dorothy Dunn, Indira Johnson, Lisa Yun Lee and Jason Reblando. The free event runs from 5:30-8pm at The Hull-House Museum, 800 S Halsted. If possible, RSVP to Jessica at 248.770.0260.

Punk Rock Karaoke w/Ald. Proco Joe

First Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno will be at Quencher's, 2401 N. Western Ave., tonight at 6pm for live band punk rock karaoke. The alderman will lead a punk singalong at 7pm, followed by open karaoke at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit Friends of Goethe Elementary. 21+

Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival returns to Chicago this weekend, kicking off with a bike ride at 5:45pm from the corner of Division and Campbell to the Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., where the films Racing Towards Red Hookand Bill Cunningham New York will screen starting at 7pm. A goldsprints party hosted by Johnny Sprockets and New Belgium Beer starts at 11pm. Tickets to each film are $10, or get a three-day festival pass for $25. Details here.

The Interview Show

The Interview Show returns to The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, tonight from 6:30pm to 8pm. This month host Mark Bazer talks with pro wrestler Colt Cabana, singer-songwriter Tony Rogers and the editors of Chicago Home magazine. Plus, comedian Kelsie Huff does stand-up and the Wagyu Wagon food truck will be outside waiting for your order. Admission is $8. 21+

GB Get-Together @ Clark St. Ale House

The monthly GB Get-Together is a week late to accommodate everyone's Halloween plans. Join us tonight at Clark Street Ale House, 742 N. Clark St., from 8pm to 11pm for drinks and lively conversation. We'll hold down a few tables in the front of the bar -- look for the Gapers Block and I ✶ Chi stickers! Free, 21+



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