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By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 6, 2008 8:19PM

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Pegasus Players and Live Bait Theater are the co-producers behind Steven Simoncic's "Heat Wave." Based on the book of the same name, this play takes a look at the heat wave of 1995 which took the lives of 739 Chicagoans and asks if the deaths could have been prevented and what went wrong.

1145 W. Wilson Ave., 8 p.m., $17-$25.

Artist Andrea Harris' newest exhibition, "Women of Courage: Beyond Boundaries", opens this evening at Studio 110 Salon Gallery. Harris' exhibit celebrates Women's History Month. Cocktails will be served, and live music will accompany the reception.

110 E. Delaware, 6-9 p.m.

In his review of last night's Pogues concert at the Riviera, Dave Hoekstra wrote of frontman Shane MacGowan "it appeared (he) had been drinking." Quite the understatement there, eh? Anyway, the Pogues have been a major influence on everyone from Dropkick Murphy's to our own local boys the Tossers, but we suspect that a good portion of ticketholders to tonight's second show are showing up to see the train wreck that is MacGowan. When he's able to keep it together, he still has an expressive voice coming through his summer teeth. When he isn't, he's puking everywhere and barely able to follow the band. You've been warned. Ike Reilly opens.

$39, 7:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting
The Chicago Wine Club invades Jilly's this evening for "Grapes in the Gold Coast," a tasting of 25 wines and microbrews. Light appetizers will also be served, so if you hook up with someone at the event, you won't suffer from the Irish curse.

1007 N. Rush, 6-9 p.m., $50 (cash only).