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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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Tuesday, May 11

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Chicago Turkish Festival

The 10th Annual Chicago Turkish Festival continues today at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., at 10am. It features live folk dance performances, art, music, fashion, and more between noon and 2pm. More than 40 booths will sell authentic Turkish cuisine and handicrafts. Free admission. Festival ends at 6 pm, and resumes tomorrow.

Impress These Apes

Comedy competition Impress These Apes concludes its current season tonight at ComedySportz, 929 W. Belmont Ave., at 8pm. Watch as eight contestants vie for the approval of a panel hyperintelligent apes (and the audience) through a series of challenges and see who's crowned the winner! Tickets are $10.

Chicago I Love You @ Lilly's

The Chicago, I Love You festival continues at Lilly's, 2515 N. Lincoln Ave., with a special edition of the Windy City Story Slam hosted by Alex Bonner. Show starts at 9pm. Free, 21+.

Dustin Wong @ Empty Bottle

Dustin Wong headlines a free show tonight at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., with Blues Control, Bitchin' Bajas and Axis:sovA opening, starting at 9:30pm. 21+



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