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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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Monday, July 22

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20% Theatre Co. Fundraiser

The 20% Theatre Company is holding a benefit party tonight from 8pm to 10pm at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway. The $15 admission gets you an open bar, participation in a raffle, and supports the theatre company as they prepare to mount Jane: Abortion and the Underground, a new play by Paula Kamen.

Laura Kipnis, Barbara J. King, and Lauren Sand Reading @ Hopleaf Bar

Bookslut presents a reading by authors Laura Kipnis, Barbara J. King, and Lauren Sand at the Hopleaf Bar. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark Street, in Andersonville (Argyle or Berwyn Redline El stops, Clark or Damen bus).

Local Author Night @ The Book Cellar

Meet Theresa Schwegel, author of Officer Down and Probable Cause; Marcus Sakey (The Blade Itself); and Sean Chercover (Big City, Bad Blood) as they talk about their new books at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. 7pm; Free.

Darkroom 4th Anniversary Party

Four years do fly by! The Darkroom has a great line up of their family of DJs including DJ Kellz who will be tickling your ears with a little funk, soul, and disco; Arunas along with buddy Arturo doing their "mixtape DJ" thing where anything goes; and DJ Brian Jones who is well known at Darkroom for his classic '80s "get up and shake your booty" set. They'll also have drink specials and giveaways! (woot!) RSVP to arunas(at)darkroombar(dot)com with "anniversary party" in the subject line. Best of all...there's no cover! Music spins from 9pm-2am and the Darkroom is located at 2210 W. Chicago between Damen and Western.

Steppin' Razor @ SAIC Ballroom

The Poetry Center presents this evening of Caribbean poetry, featuring Roger Bonair-Agard, Stacy-ann Chin, and Rohan Preston. 6:30 PM. 112 S Michigan. $8 to $10. For more information, call 312-899-1340 or visit the Poetry Center website.

Knitting in the Round @ Chicago Tourism Center

Tamara Kubacki of The Needleshop in Bucktown is offering this workshop on using circular needles to make a hat. 6 PM. Free, but materials cost $25 and reservations are required: call 312-742-8497. 72 E Randolph. For more information, call 312-744-2400 or visit the website.



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