Seven in Heaven 2/9-2/12
1. "Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future" documentary screening at The Zone (11731 S. Avenue O), 2/10
The Environmental Justice Alliance of Greater Southeast Chicago hosts the free screening of this documentary by the Center of Investigative Reporting. This film uncovers the truths behind "clean coal" and the unsung innovators of alternative energy. Go to www.dirtybusinessthefilm.com for more info.
2. A-Trak at the Mid, 2/10
A-Trak, one half of DJ duo Duck Sauce, joins the legion of other electronica powerhouses to have graced the Mid stage. You've seen A-Trak spin at Lollapalooza in the past. And maybe you've seen the cover of the latest Billboard magazine, which features A-Trak with superstar DJs Skrillex and Diplo. Chances are, you're one of the more than 67 million people who have seen the video for "Barbra Streisand." Go to www.themidchicago.com for more info on this 21+ event.
3. Truffle Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections, 2/12
Skip the Hershey's this Valentine's Day; learn to make your own chocolate delicacies firsthand. Lead by Katherine Duncan, founder of the confection shop, you'll hand-roll your own truffles. Oh, add appetizers and wine to the package. The price tag is $50, but you were planning to spend that on chocolate anyway, right? Go to www.katherine-ann.com for more.
4. Gapers Block Dance-a-Thon at Quenchers Saloon, 2/12
Dancin' shoes? Check. Though it's $100 per couple to participate in the fundraising dance marathon, it's free to watch. Random challenges will be thrown at the dancers, making for a surefire evening of good entertainment. Go to www.gapersblock.com/ac/dance for more.
5. Valentine's Day Hooley at Fifth Province Pub, 2/12
The Irish American Heritage Center hosts this annual party which features a matchmaking corner, cash bar and live music. Just like the traditional singles fest held yearly in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. Go to www.irish-american.org for more info.
6. Quest Theatre Ensemble presents "The People's Barnum" at The Blue Theatre, 2/10
Come out on the Friday opening night of this music retelling of the Barnum Brothers and the circus for which they are famous. Learn about the Barnums and the acts that made them famous. Go to www.questensemble.org for more.
7. Cupid's Chase 5K Race at Stockton and LaSalle, 2/11
Give back this V-Day to charity, and to your own health and fitness. Participate in this 5K and smile knowing your proceeds go toward Community Options, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides housing and employment support for individuals with development disabilities. Clicky for more.
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