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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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Wednesday, July 17

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Chicago's Greatest Dive Bars Tour

The Chicago History Museum hosts an evening of exploring those dusty, dark bars alight with neon beer ad signs, perhaps a pool table, and a lot of sad bastards nursing their 20th cheap beer of the day. You'll learn about their histories and the evolution of bootleg liquor, moonshine and all those classy beverages of Prohibition. Sound awesome? Tour runs 6-9pm, cost $25-30.

Little Friends of Printmaking Opening @ Inkling

Inkling, 2917-1/2 N. Broadway, celebrates the opening of an exhibition of screenprints by Milwaukee's The Little Friends of Printmaking with a reception tonight from 6pm to 10pm. Refreshments will be served, and posters will be viewed and sold.

Hold Fast Opening @ CAC Gallery

Chicago Artists' Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter St., holds an opening reception tonight from 6pm to 9pm for Hold Fast, a solo show by fiber artist Marty Burns. Free.

White Sox vs. Blue Jays

U.S. Cellular Field is still Comiskey Park to the real fans and even if you have a special place in your heart for the ivy and romance of Wrigley Field, a Sox game in July is just plain fun. Tonight they take on Toronto at 7:10 with fireworks to follow! And hey, you should also consider joining Gapers Block on Sept. 13 when the Sox face the Tigers -- tickets are half price with the sale code "BLOCK"!

Stacey Rozich Opening @ Chicago Urban Art Society

Tonight at 7pm, the Chicago Urban Art Society hosts an opening reception for Seattle-based illustrator and graphic designer Stacey Rozich. The show runs through Aug. 4. Free.

El-P @ Bottom Lounge

El-P plays Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., with Killer Mike, Despot and Mr. Mothafuckin' Exquire opening. Tickets are $21. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm. 17+

Variety Lights @ Schubas

Psychedelic synth group Variety Lights (featuring Dave Baker, original singer for Mercury Rev) celebrate the release of their debut album, Central Flow, tonight at 10pm at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave. New Fumes and Fuxa open. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 21+



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