The bike lanes may not be visible right now under piles of snow sludge, but in a couple short months, you'll be taking two-wheel cruises with the breeze flying through your (helmet) hair. Prepare for that sacred moment at today's Winter Bike Swap at Jaks Tap, where you can browse parts, apparel, and whole bikes. Chicago Cycling Club, Humble Frameworks, and West Town Bikes are some of the vendors that will be on hand.
Every year Pacific northwesterners who are specifically not involved in the porn industry try their hands—and privates, presumably—at making erotic short films to enter them in the Hump! Film Festival. God bless Savage Love columnist and festival host Dan Savage and the Hump! Tour for bringing 15 of the best films to Music Box.
Chicago Opera Theater presents Duke Ellington's opera Queenie Pie, set in 1930s Harlem and loosely based on the life of cosmetics entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. It opens tonight at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.