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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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Monday, July 22

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Arabesque Hafla @ Fizz

What could be better to shake off the post-Thanksgiving stupor than a night of belly dancing? See Sonya perform a serpentine sword dance, check out dynamic drum solos and a fusion piece by Michelle "Toots Lamour" of Lavender Cabaret fame. A suggested donation of $10 benefits Arabesque dance center. $5 raffle tickets available to win great prizes, including a grand prize of five free classes at Arabesque dance center. Cash bar. 7pm upstairs at Fizz, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave.

Clearly and the Mainstream @ Abbey Pub

Clearly and the Mainstream make their debut at the Abbey Pub tonight at 8 pm. The describe themselves as "something like Elvis Costello dragging Brian Wilson out of bed to join a punk band." Intrigued? Tickets are $10 at the door.

P.S. Mueller signing @ Quimby's

P.S. Mueller, the strange cartoonist whose work is familiar to readers of Section 4 of the Reader, will be at Quimby's this afternoon at 4:00 PM, signing his new book "Your Belief System Is Shot". You should go. Quimby's: 1854 W. North. (773) 342-0910.

Monster Team & More! @ Siskel Theater

Monster Team, an animated film from local artists Arthur Jones and Jim Finn, makes its Chicago premier at the Siskel Film Center tonight at 5pm, along with other works by the pair. Arthur and Jim will be present for discussions, and Arthur will personally present an illustrated slideshow and live reading. Tickets are $9. More information .



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