The Silent Film Society of Chicago presents a special screening of the classic 1928 silent drama starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. Attending the event is Christopher Lewis, Young's son, who will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A afterward. As always, organist Jay Warren provides live musical accompaniment. $10http://silentfilmchicago.com
A Q&A about cyber security is followed by a workshop in which experts can guide you through setting up basic cryptography tools on your computer and smartphone.http://cryptoparty.in/chicago
Chicago-based production company Full Spectrum Features presents ten short films by local filmmakers including Robert Carnilius's animated look at gender roles (Western Candyland), Amir George's reenactment of Mae Jemison's space mission (Mae's Journal), and Amanda Taves's experimental film inspired by images from a Kodak Carousel slide projector (The Carousel, 1952–1987). A discussion with the filmmakers follows each screening. $10
In collaboration with Black Cinema House, the MCA hosts two composers—flutist Nicole Mitchell and violinist Renée Baker—plus media artist Ulysses Jenkins, film scholar Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, and producer Don DiNicola discussing black film and performance culture. A screening of Jenkins's work and a restored print of Oscar Micheaux's 1925 Body and Soul follow.
The opening-night film for the 14th edition of this annual fest is Eyes of a Thief, a political drama directed by Najwa Najjar, who'll attend the screening via Skype. $11http://siskelfilmcenter.org/palestine2015
A vintage clothing and craft fair. Items for sale include furniture, jewelry, records, and all sorts of antique goodness.
A weekly market featuring local food, fashion, and art vendors. $5http://dosemarket.com
Fans of the reality show can watch it projected on seven screens. Kit Kat house diva Jade, a past contestant, will make “special appearances.”http://kitkatchicago.com
Every Tuesday you can test your cinematic knowledge at the Logan Theatre. The stakes are not low: each member of the winning team gets a gift card for the theater.http://thelogantheatre.com
A happy hour for dog owners with dog-related boutiques, vendors, shelters, and other businesses.
When you go to a movie theater, there's a decent chance someone will sneeze and you'll contract a horrifying airborne monkey disease (or at least that's what I learned from Outbreak). Not a thing you have to worry about at the drive-in. Plus you can make out, it's BYOB, and it's under ten bucks for a double feature. $5-$9, $14/carload on Tuesdayhttp://cascadedrivein.com