As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, March 23
In last week's games thread in Fuel, someone suggested we have a games night. We loved the idea, so for August's Get-Together (yes, we know it's actually in September) we're heading to Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen, with a stack of our favorite games. Expect to find us in the back room, battling over such favorites as Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Boggle. Join us, won't you? 9pm till around midnight.
Venus Magazine celebrates the release of their fall 2006 issue with a party at the Mars Gallery (1139 W Fulton Market), with music by DJ Mother Hubbard, a film documentary project, button making, catering by the Bleeding Heart bakery, and more. This evening, from 7 - 10pm. Admission is free, and you'll go home with a free copy of the magazine as well. For more information, visit the website.
The free 28th annual Chicago Jazz Fest kicks off at 12 N today with concerts on three stages. For a complete schedule, click here.
The Dollar Store returns with another round of stories inspired by dollar store finds. This month, filmmaker Steve Delahoyde, improv singer/lawyer Katie Watson and author Patrick Somerville perform, and Jonathan Messinger and Jeremy Sosenko host. $1 and an ID get you in. Show starts at 7pm. 1354 W Wabansia, 6:30 PM.