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A special Valentine's Day version of Mortified and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

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click to enlarge Performers recount awkward childhood crushes during Mortified: Valentine Shmalentine Sat 2/10. - COURTESY OF MORTIFIED
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  • Performers recount awkward childhood crushes during Mortified: Valentine Shmalentine Sat 2/10.

Did your childhood crush, well, crush your spirits? The performers at Mortified: Valentine Shmalentine know the pain all too well. It's one of the many events happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:

Fri 2/9: Artists in the "Nothing Is Ours but Time" exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W. Chicago) focus on fleeting, everyday moments and use painting "to mark time and contain it." 6-9 PM, $5 suggested donation

click to enlarge Philippine drama The Woman Who Left plays at Logan Center for the Arts on Fri 2/9.
  • Philippine drama The Woman Who Left plays at Logan Center for the Arts on Fri 2/9.
Fri 2/9: In The Woman Who Left, a woman in the Philippines returns home after 20 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit, only to discover that her son has disappeared. The Reader's Andrea Gronvall says the film, showing at Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th), "[pulls] the viewer into the heroine's experiences of profound loss and regeneration." In Tagalog with English subtitles. 7 PM, free

Sat 2/10: Indigenous people have made beautiful crafts out of simple fibers for thousands of years, and you can see baskets, rugs, clothing, and more on display at the "Native American Woven Arts" exhibit at Mitchell Museum of the American Indian (3001 Central). 10 AM-5 PM, $3-$5

Sat 2/10: Now in its tenth year, Bye Bye Liver, the aptly named production about alcohol, has moved to Stage 773's Cab Theater (1225 W. Belmont). What's not changing are the booze-themed sketches and drinking games. 8 PM, $20

Sat 2/10: Mortified: Valentine Shmalentine is the holiday edition of the recurring storytelling forum at Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln). Each performer presents an embarrassing childhood letter, poem, song, or diary entry. Tonight's show is dedicated to childhood crushes. 6:30 PM, $20-$23

Sun 2/11: Don't miss the last day of The Humans, Stephen Karam's Tony winning play about the imperfections of everyday life, set during a Thanksgiving dinner. The Reader's Tony Adler calls the run at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) ominous, brittle, and most importantly, "for the moment." 2 PM, $32-$147

click to enlarge Stephen Karam's The Humans ends Sun 2/11. - JULIETA CERVANTES
  • Julieta Cervantes
  • Stephen Karam's The Humans ends Sun 2/11.

Sun 2/11: Theresa the couples counselor is great at giving relationship advice, but not so great at finding a guy for herself—relatable, right? More off-the-wall, perhaps, are the sock puppet henchmen and adorable dominatrix involved in Musical Therapy: The Musical at Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave). 6 PM, sold out

For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.


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