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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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Wednesday, October 4

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Free Flamenco @ Cultural Center

France’s Juan Carmona performs with his ensemble tonight at 7 PM in Preston Bradley Hall as part of the Chicago Flamenco Festival, co-sponsored by the Instituto Cervantes Chicago. Free. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

The Plans for the Art Institute's new Design Department

Art Institute Director James Cuno and new architecture and design curator Joe Rosa will have a "conversation" in which they are bound to discuss the plans for the new design and architecture department at the Art Institute. 6-7 pm in Fullerton Hall Auditorium, 111 S. Michigan Ave. Public pay $15; members pay $10; students pay $5. For tickets call 312-443-7300.

Vandermark 5 @ Hideout

Most of the year, Ken Vandermark and his league of super-talented jazz musicians (known as the Vandermark 5) are busy touring around the globe and cutting albums. Tonight, they're taking a rest back home in Chicago and playing at the Hideout (not the usual jazz venue in town, but I'll take it, gladly). You just couldn't ask for a more intimate setting for live music, and this is going to be some killer jazz, man. Tickets are $10. Dang. The Hideout is at 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.



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