If your New Year's resolutions included 1) being more charitable, 2) becoming more cultured and 3) showing more kindness to animals (you really haven't been walking ole' Murphy much lately in this nasty weather, and the guilt is getting to you), you can accomplish all three in one tidy little evening. Half of the proceeds from the Thursday, Feb. 5 performance of ''Slaphappy,'' a romantic comedy by Chicago playwright Gary Slezak, will go to the Anti-Cruelty Society. See the play at 8 p.m. at the Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $25. The play is supposedly a ''romantic comedy of lost lovers and tormented ducks'' set in a Paris hotel. You can purchase tickets online or call the Theatre Building Chicago box office at 773-327-5252.
Maybe the ducks will be tormented, but the animals at Anti-Cruelty will thank you.