Screw Cupid: Chicago Reader Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Rock to local mashup kingpins The Hood Internet as local authors share their tales of real-life dating woes.
Secret sauce: Send free shots of SoCo Cherry to your secret admirer via roller-skating “cupids on wheels.”
Tonight 8p. Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Logan Square (773-252-6179). $14.
Nearby: The Owl; Rocking Horse; Dunlays on the Square
Drunken Valentine: Cupid's Crawl
Why go to a singles mixer when you can stumble down Clark Street with dozens of strangers blearily looking for love?
Meet up: Interactive games, along with Coors Light and Jameson drink specials at each bar, will help you get to know each other.
Fri 7p-midnight. Meet at Moe's Cantina, 3518 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville (773-248-0002). No cover; RSVP here.
Lace Up: Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field
Outdoor college hockey comes to Soldier Field for the first time with Notre Dame vs. Miami then Minnesota vs. Wisconsin.
Ride-a-long: Hitch a ride on the party bus from Abbey Pub for $60 (including game tix).
Sun Noon. Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, South Loo. (312-235-7000). $15-$100.
Nearby: Gioco; Waffles; Little Branch Cafe
Electronic Eating: Synthesizer Chili Cookoff at Empty Bottle
Leading local electronic musicians create their own chili paired with live synth-based “sonic interpretations” of their dishes.
Democratic table: Audience members vote on which pairing was the most accurate in between live analog video projections.
Sun 8p. Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Ukrainian Village (773-276-3600). $5.
Nearby: Bite Café; Stella's Tap; Lockdown Bar & Grill