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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 20

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It Came from the Neo-futurarium IV: Sorority Girl

The Neo-Futurist theater company presents It Came From The Neo-Futurarium IV: Spawn of the Neo-Futurarium, the latest in their extremely hilarious and entertaining live readings of fondly- and not-so-fondly-remembered movies. Tonight's movie: the 1957 shocker Sorority Girl. "The Shock-by-Shock Confessions of a SORORITY GIRL! Smart... Pretty... And All Bad!" Directed by Edward Thomas-Herrera, the director of last year's wonderful Scream of the Butterfly, this shocking tale of a sorority girl determined to destroy every girl in Sigma Xi. Why? Well, if she didn't feel compelled to do so, we wouldn't have a movie, now would we? All right, then. The show starts tonight at 8:00 PM at the Neo-Futurarium; tickets are $10, $8 for seniors/students, and can be purchased at the Neo-Futurists' Website. The Neo-Futurarium: 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). (773) 275-5255.

Dee Greenberg @ Barbara's

At 7:30pm at Barbara's Bookstore UIC, 1218 S. Halsted, Dee Greenberg reads from Getting a Life, a collection stories by local authors. The authors, all women, focus on the workings of a variety of relationships. From a blind man who wants to end his marriage to a woman who is confined to a psychiatric ward, the relationships are as diverse as the writers who've penned them. Call 312-413-2665 for more information.

3-Day Novel Contest Reading @ Quimby's

The winners of 2004's 3-Day Novel Contest have just seen the fruits of their labor published and will read from the book tonight at Quimby's Books. The contest challenges writers to produce a full novel within 72 hours, with publication as the grand prize. Meghan Austin and Shannon Mullally, the winning authors, will read from Love Block at 8pm. Quimby's is located at 1854 W. North Ave. Call 773-342-0910 for more information.

Food and Film on the Rooftop

Part of Stirring Things Up in Chicago, the Food and Film on the Rooftop series features a different film every Thursday, through September 1, shown on the rooftop of the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. The $15 admission covers the family-style picnic dinner catered by Fox & Obel. Each dinner will relate to the movie in some way. Reservations are required for the 7pm screenings; call 312-744-9350 to save your spot. Tonight's film is A Feast at Midnight.



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