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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, October 6

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Chicago Restaurant Week First Bites Bash

Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off with the First Bites Bash in the Grand Hall of Union Station, 500 W. Jackson St., tonight from 6pm to 9pm. Chef Stephanie Izard hosts the event, featuring sweet and savory tastes from more than 50 local restaurants, along with beverages from Moet Hennessy, Belveder and Blue Moon. Tickets are $125, with 100 percent of net proceeds going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

10 Years of War @ Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., presents the Alliance Dance Company's 10 Years of War, today at 12:15pm. As part of the "Dancing in the Library" series, this performance centers on the concept of fighting for one's beliefs. Free. For more information, call 312-747-4300.

"This Is a Damage Manual" @ Theater Wit

"Have you ever been self-helped to death?" The dance theater event, "This Is a Damage Manual," opens tonight at the Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont). Performances run through Feb. 12, at 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $15-$24; call (773) 975-8150 or go to their site for more info.

Rock'n'Roll High School @ Doc Films

Doc Films, Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall at The University of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., pairs with WHPK to present a series titled "Roxploitation." Tonight's screening is Rock'n'Roll High School, starring The Ramones, at 9:15pm. Tickets are $5.



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