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Friday, December 9

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Too Much Love: 30 Love Plays in 60 Love Minutes @ Neo-Futurarium

For Valentine's Day the Neo-Futurists present a love-themed edition of their regular show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. The ensemble will attempt to perform 30 love-related plays in the space of 60 minutes. The show starts at 8pm, but doors will be open at 7:30pm for some pre-show activities, including a silent auction for a "Honeymoon Suite" package. The show happens at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland, near Foster). Tickets are $20; for reservations please see the Neo-Futurists' Website or call (773) 275-5255.

White Mystery @ Empty Bottle

White Mystery headline a free show at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., tonight at 9:30pm. Dark Fog and The Pleats open.

All Need Love Festival

The Field Museum plays host to the All Need Love Festival tonight from 8pm to 11pm. The Valentine-themed evening includes performances by Cypriot singer Alexa, Turkish flautist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, The Second City, Funkadesi, Bandoleros, mentalist Lior Suchard and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, as well as several DJs; talks by speakers including Yehuda Berg; a "zodiac mixer" for singles and a complimentary five-course dinner and martinis. Tickets are $96-$260 depending on package.

Honky Tonk Heartbreak Valentine's Day Dance @ Beat Kitchen

Bring your lonely heart to the Beat Kitchen this Valentine's Day to enjoy the songs of Patsy Cline as performed by the Weepin' Willows, along with prolific opener Roy Ivy.

Tickets are $8, and show starts at 8pm.
Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont

Anti-Valentine's Day Party @ Lincoln Hall

For those who would rather not listen to all 69 love songs alone this year, there is an Anti-Valentine's Day Party presented by the Chicago Reader, and the themes will be Twisted Tales of Love & Dating in the Windy City, featuring performances from 2nd Story, hosted by WBEZ's Alison Cuddy. You can even submit your "Best Bad Date" story here and if it is that bad, the Chicago Reader might select it for a performance! The event will take place at 8pm tonight at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $14. 21+



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