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Free Valentine's Day Cupcakes; The Bedford Wednesday Night Jazz

MAGNIFICENT MILE—The Sweet Ride truck is certainly generous. They're giving out free cupcakes again, this time on Valentine's Day at the corner of Michigan and Ohio. They have 500 freebies to give out to anyone with a Discover card from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. No Discover card? You'll still get a free hot chocolate. [EaterWire]

WICKER PARKThe Bedford, which feels more like a dance club late-nights, is going in a different direction on Wednesday evenings. Starting February 20, they'll host live jazz from 9-11 p.m., with a triplet ensemble led by drummer Makaya McCraven. [Eaterwire]

GOOSE ISLAND—The latest Culinary Historians event at Kendall College features the fascinating subject of Pakistani chocolate led by Uzma Sharif, proprietor of Chocolat Uzma Sharif. It costs $5, $3 for students. Email or call 847-432-8255 for reservations. [Eaterwire]

GARFIELD PARK—Interested in raising chickens, bees, goats or rabbits? Then the inaugural Urban Livestock Expo, held by the Angelic Organics Learning Center, might be right for you. They'll teach you the basics, plus introduce to experts to guide you and sources of feed and equipment. It's completely free and takes place February 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garfield Park Conservatory. [Eaterwire]

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