1. The Windy City Rollers Season Kick Off
6 p.m. Saturday at UIC Pavilion; $20-$40
The Windy City Rollers' fifth season commences with an all-league doubleheader: the Manic Attackers against the Double Crossers, followed by The Fury against last year's champions, the Hell's Belles. The WCR's new home at 10,000-seat UIC Pavilion ensures optimal viewing of the No. 2 nationally ranked league.
2. BBQ Super Bowl Party
Sunday at Smoke Daddy
Backyard barbecue and football is a classic combination, but it's tough doing both during Chicago's winter months. Let Smoke Daddy take care of that for you. The Wicker Park eatery offers a special Super bowl deal: two pulled meats, two sides and your choice of bread for $8.25-$10.50 a person. Wash it all down with $15 Miller Lite buckets. Once the Lombardi Trophy has been handed to the winning team, you can stay for some live blues and jazz music starting at 9 p.m. BBQ not your thing? Check out more Super Bowl parties.
6 p.m. Friday-6 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern University's Norris University Center; $35, $20 students (call 847-491-2305 for tickets)
Do you love Mystery Science Theater 3000? Head to Northwestern this weekend for the annual 24-hour B-movie marathon, where viewers are encouraged to voice their opinions of monster and horror flicks like "Captive Wild Woman" and "The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant." The midnight screening of "Plan 9 From Outer Space," the so-called "worst film ever made," is a must.
4. School of Rock: A Benefit for Darfur
2 p.m. Sunday at Metro; $12
So, here's a common dilemma: You love the music of U2, but you hate the sheer mass of egomania that is its sunglassed front man, Bono. Well, the kids at the Paul Green School of Rock have a solution for you. On Sunday, they'll be performing the songs of U2 as part of a benefit concert for the Sudanese Community Center, which aids Darfur refugees (Bono would be proud). The event will include speakers from Francis Parker School and even a Sudanese Lost Boy.
5. Mastering the Art of Collecting
2 p.m. Saturday at Zygman Voss Gallery
Unglue yourself from the couch, change into something other than sweatpants and brave the cold for a vibrant afternoon of art. The first of a series of free informal discussions explores topics of current market trends, the aesthetics of framing and tips for art appraisal. Wine and cheese will be served. Space is limited so RSVP at (312) 787-3300.