As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block is on indefinite hiatus. The site will remain up in archive form while we evaluate our options, which may include a redesign or sale.
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Friday, July 1
The Downtown Sound free concert series at 6:30pm in the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St. in Millennium Park, this week features Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, with Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society opening. Seating begins at 5:30pm. Free.
Check out the June edition of Is This A Thing? at O'Shaughnessy's Public House, 4557 N. Ravenswood Ave. Join host Jake Cowan and featured storytellers M. Molly Backes, Elizabeth Gomez, Rachel Cromidas, Natasha Mulholland, Lisa Scott, Claire Muller, and Valentine Soposky for stories of distance and travel. 7pm-9pm. Free. 21+.
Kelis brings her milkshake to the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., tonight, with Son Little opening. (Quick preview and contest in Transmission.) Doors open at 7pm, show's at 8pm. Tickets are $20. 18+