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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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Monday, January 24

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A Katherine Dunham Tribute @ Harold Washington Library

The Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., presents "A Katherine Dunham Tribute," today at 12:15pm. Part of the "Dancing in the Library" series, this free dance and musical event will feature Chicago choreographer Laurie Goux's SpiritWing Dance Ensemble, recording artist Max-A-Million and others, celebrating the legendary Dunham and her work as a pioneer of African-American dance and theater. For more information, call 312-747-4300.

Gumbo Fiction Salon @ Galway Arms

Cool off with some spine-tingling horror this Thursday at the Gumbo Fiction Salon. Featured readers are Martin Mundt and Lawrence Santoro. Galway Arms Irish Pub, 2442 N. Clark, Thursday, June 21. Doors open at 7pm and readings begin at 7:30pm. Discounted parking is available at the Children's Memorial Hospital, 2515 N. Clark. Bring your parking stub to the bar, get a matching stub, feed both to the machine as you exit the lot to claim the discount.

Chrome Chicago 1 Year Anniversary

Chrome's Chicago store, 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave., is celebrating its first anniversary with a party tonight from 7pm to 10:30pm. Enjoy complementary Goose Island beer and live music by Young Distractions and Contender. Free, 18+.

Do312 Two-Year Birthday Bash

To thank their users and kick off the 2012 summer of music in Chicago, Do312 is throwing themselves a party and we're all on the list. An RSVP gets you free entry and a chance to win tickets for all the summer festivals, like Lolllapalooza, Wavefront, Riot Fest and more. The party is tonight at 8PM at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee.

Innvervation Dance Coop @ Prop Thtr

The Innervation Dance Cooperative performs Of One Mind, an original dance inspired by the life of Truddi Chase, a woman diagnosed with over 90 personalities as a result of years of abuse, at the Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., June 20-24. Tonight's performance is at 8pm, and tickets are $20 per person, or $15 for students and seniors.

Japandroids @ Lincoln Hall

Vancouver garage/noise duo Japandroids play a lot in Chicago and always deliver fantastically raw shows. Their sophomore album Celebration Rock follows up in the same style as their blistering debut. Japandroids headline Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. The show starts at 9pm. It's 21+ and $15.



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