COUNTRY CROONERS: The two-day Mega Winterfest 2009, starring a lineup of national country artists, kicks off today at the Pheasant Run Resort in west suburban St. Charles. On the roster tonight are One Flew South, The Road Hammers, The Lost Trailers, Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean and dual blonde bombshells Kellie Pickler and Julianne Hough. 5PM, $49-$89, two-day passes $79-$159.
LAUGH FACTORY: Join Chicago writers and performers for "Son of Funny Ha-Ha," a comedic reading series hosted by writer-slash-humorist Claire Zulkey, at the infinitely appealing Hideout. On the docket are readings by Jen Lancaster, Steve Heisler and Mark Bazer, along with stand-up by Robert Buscemi, a presentation by writers from The Onion A.V. Club and short films by Steve Delahoyde. 6:30-8PM, $5 suggested donation to benefit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.
FASHION ROCKS: Music meets the runway at the "Rock Couture" fashion party featuring more than 20 models and music from Jim Mullin, Munroe, Love Jones, Mindsight and DJ Dan Morrell at Joe's Bar. 9PM, $10.
GOOD VIBRATIONS: Rednofive hosts "Good Kharma," with DJs Aladdin, Naveen Kumar, Red, Papi Love and Ice, plus belly dancers to entertain the thrill-seeking crowd. Drink specials for the event include $150 Belvedere and Grey Goose bottles. 10PM-3AM, no cover for ladies, $10 for men until midnight with the password. (Psst... it's "good kharma.")