Millennium Park's film series is back, and this week it's all very Chicago-y: a screening of the 2002 musical Chicago is being preceded by a tribute to everyone's favorite Chicagoan and film critic, the recently departed Roger Ebert. Not to mention a view of the Chicago skyline. Oh, and it seems worth noting that Ebert gave Chicago three and a half out of four stars.
This may or may not be, as the New York Times recently proclaimed, the year of the black film, but the African Diaspora Film Festival has been going on since 2002. This 2013 festival begins tonight and features 14 films by black filmmakers from more than a dozen countries. $9, $15 opening night
Lots of famous people got their start at Second City, but how did Second City get started? Answer: With a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle 60 years ago, when the troupe was known as Playwrights Theatre Club. Celebrate this glorious anniversary by listening to some reminiscing from alumni, including Ed Asner and Sheldon Patinkin (RIP Bernie Sahlins).
A screening of Alex Cox's cult classic. Check out Dave Kehr's review for all the fun details.
Employees in the food and beverage are invited to enjoy a film screening, preceded by a beer tasting courtesy of Vanberg & DeWulf Beer Distributors and Binny’s & Wirtz Beverage Illinois. Films include Swing Time (Tue 6/18), The Big Gundown (Tue 7/16), and Sabata (Tue 8/20). $7.50
Fans of the reality show can watch it projected on seven screens. Kit Kat house diva Jade, a past contestant, will make “special appearances.”
A happy hour for dog owners with dog-related boutiques, vendors, shelters, and other businesses.
An exploration of the origin of the universe and how it coincides with the origin of mankind.