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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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Antonio Gaudi @ Film Center

The 1985 film about the remarkable Barcelona architect is showing tonight at 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM. 164 N State Street. For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit the website.

Joe Meno/Jay Ryan Book Release Party @ Hideout

Tonight at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, there is a book release party for Chicago writer Joe Meno's new short story collection, Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir and silkscreen star and Dianogah frontman Jay Ryan's collection of rock posters, 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels. Ryan's book is available via his The Bird Machine, where you can also buy his original artwork, or from Punk Planet Books. 9:30pm with a $5 cover; 21 and over. Call 773-227-4433 for more information.

Do-it-yourself Messiah @ Civic Opera House

Tonight is the second performance of this year's "do-it-yourself Messiah", which is a performance of Handel's Messiah with the audience performing the choral parts. The performance begins at 7:00 PM at the Civic Opera House (20 North Wacker Drive). See the Lasalle Bank Website for full information and to purchase tickets.

Opening: A Bloody Portent of Possible Erotic Chaos

Dealing explicitly with paganism, "A Bloody Portent of Possible Erotic Chaos" hopes to use "deceptive morphing and non-rational skepticism to smear distinctions of familiar and distant phenomena, emanating a charged field of voraciously unhinged destructive and reproductive energy." Featured artists include Nate Godfrey, Taylor Hokanson and Matthew Steinke. Tonight's opening is from 6-9pm, but you can catch the show through December 29 at BSD Gallery, 1319 W. Lake St., third floor. Call 773-227-8308 for more information.

United Weblogger Meetup Day

Today is United Weblogger Meetup Day, and so tonight at 7pm, interested bloggers are invited to come to the "Mini-Auditorium" in Columbia College's journalism department (33 E. Congress, 2nd floor, Room 219) for an organizational meeting. Topics could include ways to publicize blogs and bloggers, design seminars, expert talks, etc. Free. Contact Professor Barb Iverson, organizer, for more information at 312-344-8909.



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