A locally released split-seven inch by bands from Beijing and Taiwan inadvertently comments on the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong.
What’s different for indie rockers in the ROC, and how a festival in Austin might help a band from Taipei
Local punk miscreants talk trash on the eve of Friday’s double album-release show at the Beat Kitchen.
The Empty Bottle hosts a Residue Records showcase this Friday with Social Circkle, Canadian Rifle, Daylight Robbery, and Phantom Works.
Building bikes, visiting patients, leading Robie House tours, and more
Zola Jesus plays a free in-store at Permanent Records on Sat 2/13 at 4 PM.
Free dental services on Valentine’s Day at Big Smile Dental.
The Pleasure Chest offers free vibrators through 2/18.
The American Theater Company presents the first installment of the Silver Project on Mon 2/8 at 7:30 PM.
Free dance and ice-skating lessons will be available through Chicago Winter Dance Fest, running 2/5 through 2/28.
Artisans 21 Gallery holds a benefit for Haiti on Sat 2/6 from 10 AM to 7 PM.
LaSalle Power Co. hosts the Unite 4 Haiti Benefit on Thu 2/4 with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.
Panera Bread offers free sweets, coffee, and other items through 2/14.
The Tree House Humane Society offers free spay/neuter packages during the month of February.
Soulistic Studio & Spa offers a free sampler fitness class on Sun 1/31 from 12:30 to 2 PM.