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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, July 13

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Second City That Never Sleeps

The Second City presents their third annual 24-hour improv benefit, "The Second City That Never Sleeps: Letters To Santa." Second City performers and special guests take the stage for twenty-four hours straight, with the proceeds going to provide holiday gifts for needy Chicago-area families. Joining a team of Second City all-stars (including MAD TV's Keegan-Michael Key) will be guests including Steve Albini, Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and Jeff Tweedy. (During Tweedy's set tonight you can also bid in a silent auction for a private performance, in your home, with Tweedy doing twenty songs of your choice for you and twenty of your friends.) The show starts at 8:30pm tonight and continues through 8:30pm Wednesday. The $10 ticket, available at the door, guarantees you entry for the entire period. At Second City e.t.c., in Pipers Alley, 1608 N. Wells Ave. For more information, please call 312-337-3992.

Women's Book Discussion & Holiday Potluck

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Women and Children First Bookstore hosts a Women's Book Discussion & Holiday Potluck. The book to be discussed is Against Love: A Polemic by Laura Kipnis. The selection has been described as "engagingly acerbic" and "extremely funny" and is designed to shake up our idealistic notions about love and coupling. New members welcome; bring food or drink to share. 10% discount. Women & Children First is located at 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago. Call them up at 773.769.9299 or email wcfbooks[at]



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