NO VODKA IN THE POOL Join Todd Sargent for this edition of Monday Mini Cinema Presents with the classic documentary on eighties glam metal bands, The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years. You’ll feel better about your own life when you’re done. Beer, wine, snacks will be available. Feb. 13, 7—10 p.m. Suggested Donation $3. Center for Arts at the Armory café, 191 Highland Ave. www.artsatthearmory.org

ISLAND IN THE SUN Pretend the buildings are palm trees and the discarded newspapers are seagulls and learn to hula dance with Marta Moussa. Learn a variety of beginner techniques to enhance your skills. Feb. 13, 6—7:15 p.m. Single class $20, (other packages available). Third Life Studio, 33 Union Sq. www.thirdlifestudio.com


BE ALL YOU CAN BE The bouncing Boston Babydolls bring their burlesque play, Unlucky in Love, to Somerville for its last run-through tonight. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the story of a writer down on his luck. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets $20—40. Davis Square Theatre, 55 Elm St. www.bostonbabydolls.net

AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Get drunk with your date and belt out a few love songs, then end the night in awkward silence. She’ll love you forever and look back fondly on that one night at karaoke. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. No cover, but that Manhattan is calling you. Rosebud Bar & Grill, 381 Summer St. www.rosebudbarandgrill.com


DON’T GIF ME THAT! The monthly Salon Series continues on with, “Behind the Animated Gif: Digital Art & Identity,” curated by Jacy Edelman. Discussion and showcase will center on those clunky computer graphics that just don’t get enough respect these days. Feb. 15, 7:30—9:30 p.m. Suggested Donation $5. Center for Arts at the Armory Performance Hall, 191 Highland Ave. www.artsforthearmory.org

CARD CARRIERS Follow the code of conduct offered by strength in numbers and bring your Magic: The Gathering cards to this weekly event. Show off your deck and win some saucy prizes. Feb. 15, 6—9 p.m. Tickets $15. Comicazi, 407 Highland Ave. www.comicazi.com


NEVER TRUST A COYOTE Why waste all your time dreaming that you’re Tom Cruise in Cocktail, when you can actually take a few classes, practice, practice, practice and then, with a better haircut, actually be Tom Cruise? This class from The Boston Shaker will give a first-person look at some tips on how to craft that perfect cocktail. (Scientology, underwear, and flight instructionals not offered). Feb. 16, 7:30—9:30 p.m. Tickets $60. The Boston Shaker, 69 Holland St. www.thebostonshaker.com

MOE’S A MONSTER, SHE SAID A packed house at Radio on this night. JQ and Japanese Monster play upstairs, while Moe’s Lounge and He Said, She Said play downstairs. Feb. 16, 9 p.m. (both sets). Tickets $5 (both sets). Radio, 379-381 Somerville Ave. www.radiobarunion.com

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