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Friday, February 24
Startup Grind presents a conversation with Jeff Hoffman, co-Founder of Priceline and uBid, tonight at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, at 6pm. Tickets are $20. A networking session precedes the talk.
Me So Far presents a dating event for Red Line and Brown Line riders. Ten singles living on the Red and Brown lines present their lives in 4-minute PowerPoint presentations to a crowd of 50 more singles. Gapers Block's Chicago Bucket List columnist Niki Fritz will be one of the presenters. The event is tonight from 6:30pm to 9pm at Sushi Taiyo, 58 E. Ontario Ave., in the upstairs lounge. Admission is $35, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
AyOH celebrate the release of their debut EP, Take it to the People, with a show at Double Door, , tonight. Nonagon and The Limbos open. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm, show's at 8. 21+
A.V. Club and Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. present the director's cut of Bad Santa followed by a Q&A with director Terry Zwigoff tonight at 7:30pm as part of the "3-Penny Was Here" film series. Admission is $5, and includes two Mike's Hard Lemonade drinks. 21+