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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, January 26

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Kim Gordon & White/Light @ MCA

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon performs with White/Light at the MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave., tonight at 6pm. The concert is free, and tickets are only available at the box office beginning at 5pm. In other words, get there early if you want to get in.

Half Acre Crits

Half Acre Cycling's fifth annual Gapers Block Crits run March 25-28 in Calumet Park, 9801 S. Ave. G. There are three races each day; on-site registration opens at 5pm, first race is at 6:10pm. Even if you're not racing, come down and cheer on the cyclists. More details on Facebook.

An Evening of Art, Music & Hope

Sixpoint Brewery and Do312 present An Evening of Art, Music & Hope, a benefit for anti-suicide organization Hope for the Day, tonight from 7 to 11pm at Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard St. The Sleepers, DJ Johnny Walker and Animal City provide the music while you peruse donated work by local artists, all available by silent auction or Chinese raffle. YouTube show Friday Night Somewhere also makes its first live appearance. $5 donation at the door, which gets you one free Sixpoint Beer and a ManBQue slider. 21+

Comedy Secrets @ Hungry Brain

One of Chicago's best-kept secrets (pun... intended?) happens the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Hungry Brain: Comedy Secrets.It's basically what it sounds like, a bunch of comics getting up and sharing secrets based around a theme. This month's theme is Pride & Prejudice, and will feature Joe McAdam, Jeff Steinbrunner, and Sean White telling stories in front of a panel consisting of creator Stephanie Hasz and guest panelists Bill Cruz and Maggie Ednie.The night always ends with some palate-cleansing stand-up, provided this month by Marty DeRosa.

Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont
9pm, free



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