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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK—Since supporting education is vitally important right now, don't miss tonight's Benefit for the Village Free School (a cool nonprofit private school that focuses on freedom, responsibility, and community involvement), featuring the Thermals-infused super band Hurry Up! as well as bouncy sets from Adventure Galley and Father Figure. Go on—have some fun for the kids! WSH
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $5-10 sliding scale

DATING HORROR STORIES—Everyone has a tale about a first date gone awry—mine ended with a fainting spell. Come delight in the agony of others at It's Not Me, It's You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating, a benefit for Planned Parenthood. Storytellers include Chelsea Cain, Kevin Sampsell, Courtenay Hameister, and the Merc's Sarah Mirk and Alison Hallett. CF
Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm, $18-20, all ages