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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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Burlesque Halloween

Why not spend tonight with the sexy, funny folks from the Star and Garter Burlesque featuring Brandy's worst enemy, Miss Exotic World Michelle L'Amour! Check out tonight's Halloween-themed show "Thriller! I Hardly Know Her" at Fizz at 9:00 pm. Just $10! Fizz is at Lincoln just north of Belmont.

Oh, yeah, and "Thriller!" is running every Thursday in October!

Eve Ensler Reading & Reception

Famed for The Vagina Monologues, Women & Children First presents Eve Ensler and her latest work, Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World. Although the 7:30pm bookstore reading is free, $50 buys you into the 6-7pm pre-reading reception at the Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., and includes an autographed copy of Ensler's book as well as an open bar, appetizers and reserved seating at the reading. Your ticket fee also benefits the Women's Voices Fund. Whether you pitch in for the whole show or just make it to the reading, WC&F will be sure not to disappoint. Women & Children First is located at 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for reservations and information.

Hatfield & McCoy Talkback @ Viaduct Theater

The House Theatre has scheduled a talkback session after tonight's performance of Hatfield & McCoy at the Viaduct Theater (3111 N. Western) . If you're interested in dicussing the House Theater's current production with the authors and performers, this is the time to see the show! Talkback sessions are also scheduled for: Sunday, October 15; Thursday, October 19; and Sunday, October 22. Tickets for the show can be purchased online, or by calling the box office at (773) 251-2195.

Million Poems Show @ Mercury Cafe

Bookslut guest hosts The Million Poems Show tonight at the Mercury Cafe (1505 W. Chicago). Former Bookslut guest blogger Jordan Davis hosts, local author Gabriel Gudding reads, and JJ Appleton provides the music. Show starts at 7:30 PM.

TECH cocktail 2 @ The Gramercy

TECH cocktail presents their second get-together at The Gramercy (2438 N. Lincoln). The event runs from 6:30 to 9:00, and you need to RSVP at the TECH cocktail site to attend. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be complimentary beer.

The Evens @ Pulaski Park Fieldhouse

The Evens, a band consisting of Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina, are playing at a severely underutilized space: the auditorium at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk, tonight and tomorrow. Doors open at 7pm; all ages, $5 at the door.

World Class Cities: What Does It Take? @ Archicenter

Charles Landry, a leading thinker about the future of cities around the world, discusses creative strategies for urban development at 6 PM this evening. $10 to $20. 224 S Michigan. For more information, visit the website.



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