Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Monday, June 14

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


GB store

Facets Night School: The Mummy

Facets Cinematheque kicks off its Night School screenings in October with the Universal classic The Mummy. The film includes a pre-screening lecture and Q&A session after the film. The screening is at midnight, and admission is $5. See the Facets Night School page for a complete schedule. Facets: 1517 W. Fullterton (near Ashland). (773) 281-9075.

Grun-Tu-Molani @ Cole's

Grun-Tu-Molani rock out with trumpet, trombone, drums, orchestra timpani, Rhodes piano and electronic synthesizers at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee) tonight, releasing their animal-centric new album "Varelse Dans" (meaning "creature dance" in Swedish). The Armor Class and The Nick Jones Experience open. Doors open at 8pm. Free!

An Evening With Mary Lynn Rajskub @ Lakeshore Theater

Probably best known as the stone-faced Chloe O' Brien on 24, Mary Lynn Rajskub first got her start doing sketch comedy on HBO's Mr. Show. She has since appeared on The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio, The Sketch Show, Just Shoot Me and Flight of the Conchords, and has had roles in a number of major films over the years. The multi-talented actress and comedian will be appearing at the Lakeshore Theater for one night only. 7:30 and 10:30pm. $20. 3175 N. Broadway. (773) 472-3492

22 in a Million @ Chicago Artist's Coalition

Today, 22 in a Million, part 1 opens, featuring all the 2009/2010 Coalition Gallery artists with an installation by Jonah Ortiz. Admission is free. 5:30-8:30pm. 2010 W. Pierce. For more information, call (773) 772 2386.

The OTHER Dance Festival @ Hamlin Park Fieldhouse

Since 2002, the Chicago Moving Company has been providing an annual venue for Chicago dance companies to present their work, and for Chicago audiences to sample more than a dozen different artists and groups at The OTHER Dance Festival. This weekend's performers are: Peter Carpenter, Hedwig Dances, The Humans, Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, and The Seldoms.

$12-$15, 7:30 p.m., Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne. Click here or call 773.880.5402 for tickets.

Chicago Calling @ Brown Rice

This event features two sets of sound, music, and film. First, a performance by Chicago Phonography. Second, Chicago-based musicians perform while films by out-of-town filmmakers are projected. Performers include Gregory O'Drobinak (Arc of the Oven), Ritwik Banerji (saxophone), Jayve Montgomery (saxophones and percussion), Saalik Ziyad (vocals), Williwaw (amplified ukulele), Jon Godston (soprano saxophone), Michael Staron (bass), Jimmy Bennington (drums), and other TBA performers. 10pm-12am. Brown Rice, 4432 N. Kedzie. $5 suggested donation.

First Fridays @ Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago artist Maria Gaspar will publicly celebrate public celebrations with a large, body-like sculpture that will parade through the MCA in a performance and exhibit called, Oblation For A Parade. October's First Fridays theme is "Myth" and guests may view a Rag and Bone fashion show, create wearable tattoo sleeves at the Creation Station, participate in a scavenger hunt for Constellations, play cornhole in the sculpture garden, and dance to beats mixed by DJ Duke Shin and DJ Nate Mano. 6-10pm. Tickets are $11 in advance, $16 at the door, and $8 for MCA members. 220 E. Chicago. 21 & up. Contact the box office at (312) 397-4010.

It's Raining Cats & Dogs Benefit

To help support its open door, unlimited stay shelter and other animal care services, the Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting this benefit tonight, featuring tastings from many of Chicago's popular chefs, a live jazz band, a DJ, a live and silent auction, and the opportunity to interact with some of the resident animals. The event takes place at the society (510 N. LaSalle) from 6:30-10pm. Tickets are $125 in advance and $140 at the door. Reserve tickets through the website or by calling Emily Ledergerber at (312)-644-8338 ext. 319. Cocktail attire requested.

Soft Speaker @ The Hideout

Chicago group Soft Speaker has an alternative rock vibe that can rock a folk twang just as easily as indie-pop. Tonight they perform at The Hideout with A Lull and Darling opening. 10pm. Tickets are $8. 1354 W. Wabansia. 21+

Poets Perform @ Mercury Cafe

This event, part of the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, features performances by Chicago-based artists, mostly poets, in collaboration with artists who live outside of Chicago. Artists include Vittorio Carli, Carolyn Curtis Magri, Elizabeth Harper, Faux Paul, Rachel Javellana, Donna Collins, Elizabeth Marino, Janina Ciezadlo, Leonard De Montbrun, Don Coorough, Cathleen Schandelmeier, Sid Yiddish, The Clean Boys, and other TBA artists. Mercury Cafe has a bunch of vegan treats, too, for all you animal lovers. This event is free. 6-9pm. Mercury Cafe, 1505 W. Chicago. For more information, call (312) 455-9924.



GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15