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Friday, November 17

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Dating for Nerds

Hang out or hook up with other smart singles during board games and trivia quizzes and unwind with a complimentary cocktail at this month's Dating for Queer Nerds. Score geeky prizes including Nancy Drew notepads, librarian action figures and Star Wars air fresheners -- pus, enter to win tickets to the ultimate nerd fest, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 7-10pm tonight at Guthries Tavern, 1300 W. Addison. $15 advance registration online or by calling 312-351-3285; $20 door.

Thomas & TJ's Tuesday Riot

This new Tuesday night show is notable for being the first at IO to feature stand-up acts. Tonight's show has comedians Prescott Tolk, Pat Brice and Brendan McGowan, followed by an improv set by the titular twosome, Thomas Middleditch and TJ Miller. $5, 18+. 8pm. IO Del Close Theater, 3541 N. Clark, 773-880-0199.

DJ Tankboy's "Drop, Rock, and Roll" dance party

Local blogger and DJ Tankboy will spin rock, indie and soul at his monthly "Drop, Rock, and Roll" set at The Continental (2801 W. Chicago Ave.) on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Call 773/ 292-1200 for more info.

Aaron Belz @ Hyde Park Art Center

Author Aaron Belz is this year's first reading in the Series A schedule at the Hyde Park Art Center. This free reading starts at 7:00 PM in the 4833 Conference Room/Thurow Digital Lab at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue. For more information, visit the Hyde Park Art Center's calendar for more information.

Frightened Rabbit at the Empty Bottle

Scotland's Frightened Rabbit make a rare US appearance tonight at The Empty Bottle. Fake Fictions open. 1035 N Western Avenue. 9:30 pm. $8. See Transmission for details.

 

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