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Friday, February 3

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Windy City Rollers Bout @ UIC Pavilion

The second bout of the Windy City Rollers' 2011 season takes place this Sunday, Feb. 13, at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine). But take note: It starts at 3 p.m. this time! This go-round sees the Hell's Belles take on the Double Crossers and the Manic Attackers against the Fury. Tickets start at $20; get yours at the door or through Ticketmaster.

The Gold and the Beautiful

If you're a plus-sized fashion maven who has clothes that no longer ring true for you, but might for others, then get your fabulous self over to the Kathryn Kerrigan Shoe Boutique (
2031 North Damen Ave) from 5pm to 10pm to participate in a clothing swap. With dancing, drinks, food, fashion, and a raffle going on, what is stopping you from doing a little early Spring cleaning?

Crown Comedy @ Crown Tap Room

This new monthly comedy showcase was a hit last month, and this month promises to be just as amazing. Featured comics include Maggie Ednie (Comics and Villains), Cameron Esposito (After Ellen; the Lincoln Lodge), Mike Lebovitz (Comedians You Should Know), Joe McAdam (the Late Live Show), Jeff Steinbrunner (Your Funniest Friends), and is hosted once again by the incomparable Natalie Jose (singer, the Weepin' Willows).

Sponsored by RE:COM magazine, the show is free, and there will be free cookies for all lovers (of comedy)! Doors are at 8pm, show starts at 9.
Crown Tap Room, 2821 N. Milwaukee

L'Orchestre Super Vitesse @ Whistler

Get a taste of West African beats tonight at the Whistler with L'Orchestre Super Vitesse. The horn section alone is enough to make you shake your rump. Just try not to dance! I dare you! The Whistler is located at 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave. Music starts at 9:30pm. 21+ FREE.

Urban Folk Circuit

Urban Folk Circuit brings its traveling craft show to Berlin, 954 W. Belmont Ave., today from noon to 5pm. Browse work by more than 20 crafters, sip $6 Bloody Marys, and enjoy music by Joey Basketball, The Film Society, Rachel KatzmanFarr, Careful Q and Tinders. Free and all ages.

Casablanca & Sweetheart Sing-Along

At 2pm today, the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., screens Casablanca, following a sing-along of popular love songs like "You Are My Sunshine," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Bicycle Built For Two" and "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," led by host Joe Savino and accompanied by Dennis Scott on the theater organ. Tickets are available in advance for $11 each or two for $20.

Night Lab: The Science of Sex and Attraction

Night Lab, Chicago's science series for adults, returns to Schubas just in time for Valentine's Day. Molecular geneticist and cell biologist Stephanie Levi, Ph.D. will be demystifying the science behind love, lust, attraction and everything in between-and the audience will pick the topics. If you've ever wondered about differences in the brains of men and women in love and during sex, the science behind breakups, or how pheromones work, come by for a drink and stay for the discussion.

Stephanie will share a statistical analysis of hookups and breakups on Facebook while you add your favorite songs to Night Lab's first-ever make-out playlist. Take part in Chicago's first kiss-in, where you can put science to the test. One lucky trivia winner will receive a copy of The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum and sexy gifts from Early to Bed. Scientific valentines will be on hand to exchange as we unravel the molecular mysteries behind love and lust.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Schubas (3159 North Southport Avenue)
Red Line to Belmont



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