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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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Saturday, January 22

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31st Annual Book Fair @ Newberry Library

Book lovers, line up to get your hands on more than 120,000 books in 70 different categories, including cookbooks, literature, children's series, biographies and foreign language this weekend. Pop over to the annual Newberry Library Book Fair for $2 or less books and plenty of extras like music, movies, sports memorabilia and rare collectibles. Entry is free! July 23-26 at The Newberry, located at 60 W. Walton St. The sale is from noon to 8pm on Thursday and Friday, and 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

North Korean Perspectives @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

The group show North Korean Perspectives opens today at 5pm with a brief discussion at 5:30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. MoCP is located at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave. Free.

Sauced Night Market @ Thalia Hall

Sauced Night Market starts tonight at 6pm and goes until 11pm, with over 30 vendors featuring local food, goods, and art at the historic Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport Ave. This will be Sauced's biggest event yet, as the traveling market continues to grow. Vendors include the likes of Yusho, Maddy's Dumpling House, Windy City Beard Co. and more. Even A Little Company will be there, featuring their reclaimed wood furniture. Local artists Bunny XLV and Mosher will be on hand as well, painting large murals throughout the evening inspired by the vibrancy of the Pilsen neighborhood. Admission to the market is free and open to all ages. Sauced has been popping up in neighborhoods all over Chicago since November of 2014. Learn more on their website.

Los Cojolites @ Pritzker Pavilion

Los Cojolites play for free at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., as the final show of the Downtown Sound concert series. David Wax Museum opens. Show's at 6:30pm.

Stupid Fucking Bird @ Victory Gardens Theater

A very loose adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, Stupid Fucking Bird is sure to delight with its comedic twists on a classic tale. Written by Aaron Posner and performed by Sideshow Theatre, the tale centers around two generations of Russians living on a country estate and a whole lot of bird-based metaphors. Through this piece, Sideshow Theater explores what motivates us to make art and love in this hilarious re-staging, and is surely not to be missed. Tickets range from $33-$49. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln.



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