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Trivia Mafia

Open run: Wed 7 PM
North Bar 1637 W. North Ave., Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown

This new weekly quiz night comes with cheap drinks, popcorn, pizza, and is hosted by WBEZ's Amy Wielunski. Also you can catch some cool bands and comedy acts after the trivia. 773-697-3563

Duck and Cover Classroom

Open run: daily, various times
The Time Gallery 1342 N. Milwaukee Ave., second floor, Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown

I can't vouch for Escape Artistry's trumpeted dedication to "equality, environment, and education," but I can attest to the aesthetic and cryptological rigor of this tantalizing, exasperating, and ingenious escape-room game. After a cheeky introductory video instructing us newly deputized agents in the nuances of time travel (here walking down a hallway), we're locked in a drearily appointed 1950s schoolroom and given 60 minutes to decipher combinations to multiple locks in hopes of finding some missing uranium. I couldn’t track the backstory—something about two missing agents and the world’s first nuclear chain reaction—but lead designer Melissa Schlesinger’s stocked the room with mind-addling puzzles that delighted and ultimately baffled me (luckily I was trapped with smart people). Stick with it: the payoff is worth it. —Justin Hayford 773-789-9535

Cascade Drive-In

Cascade Drive-In 1100 E. North Ave., West Chicago Other Suburbs West

When you go to a movie theater, there's a decent chance someone will sneeze and you'll contract a horrifying airborne monkey disease (or at least that's what I learned from Outbreak). Not a thing you have to worry about at the drive-in. Plus you can make out, it's BYOB, and it's under ten bucks for a double feature.

Dirty Needles

Thu 3/4, 5:30 PM
Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago West Town/Noble Square

This group for knitters, crocheters, and fabric artists welcomes all levels of experience, and meets every first Thursday of the month. 773-227-4433

A Scientist Walks Into a Bar

Tue 2/20 6:30 PM
Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago West Town/Noble Square

Field Museum scientists host weekly discussions on natural history topics ranging from urban farming to meteorites. 773-227-4433

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Rewind Party

Tue 5:30 PM-2 AM
Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club 3700 N. Halsted St., Chicago Wrigleyville

Fans of the reality show can watch it projected on seven screens. Kit Kat house diva Jade, a past contestant, will make “special appearances.” 773-525-1111

Annoyance Film Night

First Sunday 7 PM
Annoyance Theatre 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Lakeview

Proving its expertise goes beyond live theater, the Annoyance kicks off a monthly movie night featuring screenings of local independent films. Tonight's lineup includes Harry Bauer's The Video Transmissions of the Frequently Captured Buck Pirate, Robert Carnilius's Forever Diamond and McTucky Fried High, and Gerard Jamroz's experimental short We Are the Binary. 773-697-9693