By Frank Krolicki
Free show alert! Our friends over at do312.com have put together another really great event, this time teaming up with vitaminwater for a "Winter Escape" at the Hard Rock Hotel's Fender Ballroom (230 N. Michigan Ave.), featuring sets from Chicago favorites Smith Westerns plus Franki Chan, Black Light Saints, Windy City Soul Club and Kirby Kaiser. Things kick off tonight at 9 p.m. and there will be a hosted bar until 11. You can get in for zip just by RSVPing on the event's Do312 page, and when you do so you'll also get a chance to win a private luxury ride to and from the event.