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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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Sunday, October 2

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Colin Meloy @ Schubas

Tonight at Schubas, the best "Hump Day" line-up in ages: Colin Meloy of The Decemberists with Shelley Short and Quasar Wut Wut (Acoustic). From Schubas: "The Decemberists are the brainchild of singer/songwriter Colin Meloy. A resident of Portland, OR, Meloy often enthralls audiences with his marvelous stories that unfold with ghosts, kings, gypsies, ladies and seafarers. It is no surprise that this modern troubadour has a creative writing degree. Paired with Meloy's stellar voice, that seems to crack just at the perfect moments, his tales build a lasting impression that weave through audience's minds long after the final song. Meloy is a gracious genius whose creations are welcoming to the hearts and ears of listeners." Doors open at 9 p.m, and tickets are just $12 ($14 door) (18 And Over).

Tsunami Fundraiser @ Rodan

Please join Subsystence and PISTIL Magazine tonight at Rodan for an evening of great music in support of a good cause. A stellar lineup of DJs including WNUR's Dave Siska, Ken Meier, and m50 is donating their time to perform, and all the money raised at the door will be split between Oxfam and the International Red Cross. Rodan is located at 1530 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. There is a $5 suggested donation.

Schakowsky: A Blueprint for Action

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will discuss preserving and advancing women’s rights in today’s political environment and lay out some action plans for the next two years at a discussion titled "Shaping the Future of Women's Rights: A Blueprint for Action during the next two years" tonight from 6-8 pm at 330 N. Wabash (One IBM Plaza), 40th floor, South Lounge. RSVP to Barb Yong (312-696-2034, or email This event is sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women.



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