Yes, You Can
The Scrumptious Pantry
3230 W. Fullerton Ave. 301-979-9751
Get back to your (food's) roots at Heirloom 2.0—Canning for Newbies, where owner Lee Greene sets you up with nutritious snacks, discusses and demonstrates steps involved in basic canning and pickling and sends you home with recipes to process your own jams, sauces and pickles. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20. RSVP required: thescrumptiouspantry.com.
(Free!) Give Back
110 W. Hubbard St. 312-729-6178
Learn about new volunteer opportunities at The Red Cross' Auxiliary Society mixer where you can mingle with other young professionals over hosted appetizers, draft beer and 10 Cane rum-based Red Cross cocktails and find out about ways to get involved and help make a difference. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Off the Charts
2630 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-508-8006
Get your laughs on at Congrats on Your Success, a BYOB comedy show in a bookstore where Tyson Karrasch, C.J. Toledano, Caitlin Bergh, Lane Pieschel, Tim Barnes and show co-producer Odinaka "OD" Ezeokoli tickle your funny bone with stand-up sets. Beer also will be provided for the audience by Powell Brew House homebrewers. 7 p.m. Donations accepted for performers.
1375 W. Lake St. 312-666-6775
Gary native Freddie Gibbs headlines a roster of rappers featuring rising stars Sasha Go Hard, Tree and Show You Suck at this low-cost, 17-and-up show produced by popular local hip-hop bloggers Fake Shore Drive as part of the Red Bull Sound Select Series. Also expect beats by DJ Victoriouz and a free commemorative poster by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley. 9 p.m. $3-$5. Tickets: fakeshoredrive.com.
Today in History
1012 N. Noble St. 773-342-4141
Pump up your knowledge at The Encyclopedia Show, where this month's theme—no, it's not a misprint—is "February 7." Hear tales of historic or personal significance that happened on this date from 1497 to 2012 from Guts & Glory co-founder Keith Ecker, Pocket Guide to Hell's Paul Durica, Louder Than a Bomb semi-finalists Leah Barber and Stefania Gomez and others. 7:30 p.m. $9; $6 for students.
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Get ready for Fat Tuesday with our Chicago-style Mardi Gras guide on chicago.metromix.com.