What You're Doing Today (and Tonight): Feb. 17

Chicago's filmmaking community, the history of house music and love gone bad

FILM FEST: Celebrate local cinema at Sonotheque's "Indie Flicks" event. Meet Chicago-based directors, producers and actors and see works by up-and-coming filmmakers. 6-9PM, $7, RSVP to indieflicksrsvp@gmail.com.

IN DA HOUSE: Music more your thing? Explore the history and future of house music at "Collabo '09," featuring a panel discussion and performances at Victor Hotel. Grammy Award-winning producer Maurice Joshua moderates the panel featuring Steve "Silk" Hurley, DJ Skip, Alan King, Lady D and Georgie Porgie. DJs Bear Who, Ron Carroll and Mark Grant will spin, and Big III will perform. 7PM-2AM, no cover.

THE BREAK-UP: Valentine's weekend not go so well? Find solace at "Letters/X 6," the sixth-annual cabaret show consisting of songs and monologues based on actual break-up letters, emails and text messages from more than 100 submissions. At Hungry Brain, 8PM, free.

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