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March 26th, 2009 Issue dayid

Todays pic A $$$-saving edition, because we care about you and your wallet.

From tomorrow through Sun., bring in a pair of gently used jeans to one of Covered's locations (402 14th Av. SE, Mpls, 612-378-4776 and 1201 Lagoon Av., Mpls., 612-825-1610) and you'll get 25 percent off a new pair of premiums. Plus, your unwanted pants will be donated to the Phyllis Wheatley Domestic Empowerment Program for Women.

Chambers (901 Hennepin Av., Mpls, 612-767-6979) now has cheap eats and drinks. There's a $30 prix fixe menu with optional wine flight for $15 more and bottles of wine are half off. Plus, there are now happy hour specials. Yep, Mon. through Fri. (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), you can get $5 pineapple and regular mojitos, wine and beer and select apps starting at $3. Couldn't make it up if we tried.

Rent, the ultimate rock opera, will be in town through Sun. and you can catch some of the original cast members, including Anthony Rapp (Mark) and Adam Pascal (Roger). Trust us, it's worth it. Try your luck, save some cash and get awesome seats with the coolest lottery ever. Get to the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Av., Mpls, 612-339-7007) two hours before the show to get your get your name entered in a lottery for a limited number of $20 seats in the front two rows. You're basically in the show. Full rules listed here. No day like today, people!

No plans for Sat. night? You've got 'em now! If you're at home, turn off your lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Earth Hour. Want a little more excitement? Stop by the Radisson Plaza Hotel (35 S. Seventh St., Mpls., 612-339-4900). It'll be lights out in the lobby for that same hour and candlelight all around. Kinda cool, right? And free! It's about raising environmental awareness. We dare you to wear something that glows in the dark.

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