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Friday, February 3

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Logan Square Chef's Dinner @ Lula Cafe

Abraham Conlon (the forthcoming Fat Rice), Beverly Kim (ex-Bonsoiree and Top Chef angry doormat/contestant), Johnny Anderes (Telegraph), and Matthias Merges (Yusho) join Lula's Jason Hammel for an evening of eating that benefits the Comfort Station. Your $175 ticket gets you the full package: six courses, wine/cocktails, and even the gratuity. Event takes place at Lula Cafe, 2537 N kedzie; cocktail hour starts at 6pm, dinner at 7pm, and music from local band oRSo at 9:30pm.

Carl Weathersby @ Kingston Mines

Carl Weathersby, a local musician and regular fixture at the legendary blues club Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted st., will play a show with J.W. Williams tonight. Tickets are $12 in advance or at the door. Admission is free for college students and faculty with a valid university ID. The show starts at 8pm, 21+.

Misfits @ House of Blues

The hardcore punk rock legends Misfits will play tonight at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. The Attack and Private Investigators will also perform. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $22 at the door. 17+.

Ada for the Arts

Ada Street and Facets are team up to present Maxwell Street Blues, a film about the history of Maxwell Street and it's impact on Chicago blues, alongside a five-course dinner and drinks at the restaurant, 1664 N. Ada St. Facets Director and NPR contributor Milos Stehlik is featured as guest speaker. Tickets are $50, and the show starts at 9pm. All proceeds go to Facets (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.). Reserve a spot by emailing



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