You’re not going to beat tonight’s lineup of over at ICA. For starters, you’ve got a rare performance by Blues Control, a Philly-based experimental rock duo that cranks out waves of atmospheric electronics (and has released albums on Siltbreeze, Holy Mountain, and Woodsist). Prior to the band, there will be a 6:30 p.m. lecture by ICA Senior Curator Ingrid Schaffner titled “The Artist As Curator”; following the performance, there will be some kind of “DIY Valentine project.” Then, there are the pierogi—mounds and mounds of pierogi, as far as the eye can see. (Well, maybe not that many, but there should be plenty.) All of which can be washed down with bottles of Yards beer. The best part? The art exhibitions, lecture, musical performance, and pierogi are all free; the beer, meanwhile, promises to be cheap. Blues Control performs at 8 p.m. at Institute Of Contemporary Art; tickets to the show are free.
Also playing: Kuf Knotz‘s BoomBox Collective featuring Lefco, Ras Arcane, Swift Technique, and LP Stiles at World Cafe Live (8 p.m., free); 2011 Northern Liberties Music Festival featuring Schoolly D, Reef The Lost Cauze, Verso, Dru Chris, and Alien Architect at The Fire (8 p.m., 21+, $10)