Free Fun Shit: Feb 1-7: Two chili cook-offs, underground death metal night, Rock Shop 23, weird trivia, "Near Death" performance art + more

"Near Death" performance art exhibit is at the Fourth Wall on Saturday + Sunday

5th Annual "Some Like It Hot" Chili Cook-Off | Sample chili from a ton of participating area restaurants and then cast your vote for the best crock | Harvard Square, Cambridge | Saturday, February 2 from 1 pm to 3 pm |

"Near Death" | Two-night performance-art exhibit that explores life, death, and that murky area in between through interpretive performances by local artists including Jeff Huckleberry, Faith Johnson, VestAndPage, Travis McCoy Fuller, and more. Live music by DJs Jesse Kaminsky and Isabella Koen (Night #1) and Bathaus (Night #2)  | Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston | Saturday, February 2 + Sunday, February 3 from 6 to 11 pm |

"The 8th Annual Olde Magoun's Saloon Chili Cook-Off" | Taste and judge 30 Somerville-made chilis  | Olde Magoun's Saloon, 518 Medford St, Somerville  | Sunday, February 3 from noon to 3 pm |

 "Lykaion Cult Productions Presents Agonizing The Dead" | Night of underground black and death metal | O'Brien's, 3 Harvard Ave, Allston | Monday, February 4 @ 8 pm |

 "Lost In Translation Story Slam" | Slammers will each tell a true life, five-minute story about cultural miscommunication, travel snafus, and the like. Audience members vote for their choice for best story | Hostelling International Boston, 19 Stuart St, Boston | Monday, February 4 @ 7 pm |

In The Mood For Love | Screening of the acclaimed 2000 Chinese film directed by Wong Kar-wai about neighbors in Hong Kong who find out their spouses are both having affairs | Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | Tuesday, February 5 @ 7 Pm | Hcl.Harvard.Edu/Hfa

"Rock Shop 23" Office Drone By Day/Rock Star By Night" | This edition of Rock Shop is about balancing a 9 to 5 and being in a band. With Douglas Sherman  (Bay State College - Career Services by day / Gozu by night) and Patrick DeCoste - (manager at a University in Boston by day/ instrumental rock guitarist by night)| Middle East downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge | Wednesday, February 6 @ 6 pm | facebook event

 "Champion Of Champions Trivia" | The most random pub trivia in town is back for another edition, hosted by James Lindsay and Richard Hawke. As always with a surprise "celebrity guest" TBA | Middle East corner, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge | Wednesday, February 6 @ 9:30 pm |

New England Revolution Pub Tour | Meet-and-greet with Revolution players, plus all attendees are entered for a chance to win tickets to the home opening game | Phoenix Landing, 512 Mass Ave, Cambridge | Wednesday, February 6 @ 7 pm | 617.576.6260 or

"Karaoke Night" | You know how karaoke works. (Heads up: at their last karaoke night, the first 25 attendees got a free Molson. . . . ) | Radio Down, 381 Somerville Ave, Somerville | Wednesday, February 6 @ 8 pm |

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