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  • Kuma's throws a party for its favorite things: metal, beer and burgers.
Kuma's throws a party for its favorite things: metal, beer and burgers. (Barry Brecheisen/for RedEye )
February 05, 2014|By Julia Borcherts | For RedEye

EAT

Roots, Rock, Reggae

Roots Handmade Pizza 1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949

Celebrate Bob Marley's 69th birthday with a Jamaican jerk shrimp pizza featuring pineapple, pickled onions and jalapenos, green peppers and scallions ($20), $3 Red Stripe beers, $5 Planter's Punch cocktails, a reggae playlist and a best "island-themed attire" contest with a $100 gift card prize. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Metal Beers & Burgers

Kuma's Corner 2900 W. Belmont Ave. 773-604-8769

Kuma's Too 666 W. Diversey Parkway 773-472-2666

A tribute to heavy metal band Red Fang features the launch of Reverse Thunder Imperial Red—a collaborative beer with Dryhop Brewers ($7 per pint)—and the Red Fang II burger with beer-battered onion rings and house-made jalapeno-stout cheese and bourbon barbecue sauce ($16). 11:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

DRINK

Hinge Dating App Party

Social Twenty Five 25 W. Hubbard St. 312-670-2200

Meet other singles at this bash for the new dating app—which attempts to eliminate the "creep" factor by connecting you through mutual Facebook friends and common interests—as it launches in Chicago, its seventh city. Display the downloaded app at the door for a complimentary drink ticket. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. RSVP required: chicago.hinge.co. Password: 2713.

'Friday Night Fights' Weigh-Ins

Municipal Bar & Dining Co. 216 W. Ohio St. 312-951-2125

Mike Tyson hosts a public press conference and weigh-ins for the ESPN-broadcast Friday bouts at UIC Pavilion featuring headliners Roberto Garcia and Norberto Gonzalez and other boxers. Specials include half-price wine bottles, $8 Woodford Reserve old fashioneds and half-price salads. 4 p.m. No cover.

DO

(Free!) Pop-Up Art Loop

Chicago Loop Alliance at Block 37 29 W. Randolph St. 312-782-9160

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, attend the opening reception for "The Olympic City"—an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit exploring the games' economic impact on host cities around the globe—and visit six additional spaces featuring temporary art installations. 5-9 p.m. Participating spaces: popupartloop.com

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

RSVP for the seventh annual Dating for Nerds Love Fest Sunday at Abbey Pub: nerdsatheart.com

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