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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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Monday Mix Cocktail & Spirits Tasting

Door County, Wisconsin's Death's Door Spirits comes to In Fine Spirits (5420 N. Clark St.) to showcase their sustainable spirits, including white whiskey, gin, and vodka. At this event, you'll sample all three spirits and enjoy cocktails made with the white whiskey and gin, concocted by guest bartender Peter Vestinos. The event takes place from 8-10pm and costs $15 ($10 with an industry ID). For more information, call (773) 334-9463.

Everything Is Terrible! @ Hungry Brain

Everything Is Terrible!, the video blog that unearths mind-blowing footage of the creepiest promotional videos and training tapes, will be in town tonight at the Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont), showing never-before-seen clips. Copies of their new DVD, Everything Is Terrible!: The Movie will also be on hand for purchase. The evening starts at 8:30pm, and admission is FREE! Just like the Website!

Shellac & Shearwater @ Millennium Park

Legendary Chicago trio Shellac plays Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavillion (55 N. Michigan Avenue) at 6:30PM as part of the "Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays" lineup.

Texan Quartet Shearwater opens.

The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit the website.

Gapers Block Book Club Meeting

This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing La Perdida by Jessica Abel. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome! Hope to see you there. Visit the official book club blog for more information.

Woodhands @ Subterranean

Keytars. They are an elusive instrument but one whose presence brings joy and rapture to all who experience it. Luckily Toronto band Woodhands haven't forgotten the importance of synthetic beats and make the 80s classic cool again. If Lollapalooza hasn't zapped all of your energy this is a great opportunity to head over to the Subterranean and dance your butt off on a Monday night.
Supporting Woodhands are locals My Gold Mask and Eyesearsnose. Tickets are $8, show starts at 9pm. 21+

Edible Audible Picnic: Daedelus

Edible Audible Picnic is a better way to spend your lunch hour. This series features cutting edge rock bands, sound artists, audio documentaries, expert DJs, electronic musicians and more. This week one-man show, Alfred Darlington of Daedelus skillfully combines electronic and graphical development equipment producing a captivating live performance. All events take place at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Mondays at noon. Free.



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