Macking on Nerds

Plus Dating For Nerds at the Fat Cat and Sunny Day Real Estate play the Metro.

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WHAT IS THIS THING YOU CALL LOVE?: If you’re the lone Boba Fett who shows up to opening night movie screenings, then try finding that Han Solo or slave Princess Leia at Dating For Nerds. The group meets up at the Fat Cat, where singles will play board games and nerd trivia quizzes. 4840 N. Broadway St.; Uptown. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Includes a cocktail. Ages 21 to 39.

TESTICULAR FORTITUDE: “Chicago Tonight” host Elizabeth Brackett breaks down Blago's inanities in her recent book, “Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow,” which she'll read at the Oak Park Public Library. 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 7 p.m. Free.

SKY CLEARS FOR SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE: For a band that helped popularize emo back in the ’90s, Sunny Day Real Estate’s history of breaking up and getting back together is, well, so emo. The group’s back, this time playing at the Metro, just in time for Sub Pop’s reissue of the band’s first two albums.  3730 N. Clark St.; Wrigleyville. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. $27. 18 and older.

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