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Chiditarod XIII and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Posted By on 03.02.18 at 06:30 AM

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click to enlarge Catch creative costumes and carts at Chiditarod XIII on 3/3. - COURTESY OF CHIDITAROD
  • Courtesy of Chiditarod
  • Catch creative costumes and carts at Chiditarod XIII on 3/3.

There are plenty of events happening in Chicago this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend:


Fri 3/2: Name's Bond. . . Jane Bond. Throughout Women's History Month, Laugh Out Loud (3851 N. Lincoln) hosts Jane Bond: Funny But Deadly, an all-female tribute to the Bond movie series complete with henchmen, evil villains, martinis, and more. 8 PM, $15

Fri 3/2-Sat 3/3: The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre bring their performance of Formosa, inspired by the territory of the same name now known as Taiwan, to Harris Theatre (205 E. Randolph). 7:30 PM, $22

Sat 3/3: More than 100 costumed teams compete in Chiditarod XIII, racing decorated shopping carts, full of food to donate, down the streets of West Town/Noble Square (meet at 1900 W. Hubbard). 12:30 PM, free

Sat 3/3: Japanese fashion from traditional wear to modern street style are on display at The Japanese Cultural Center's (1016 W. Belmont) "Kimono to Kawaii," including entries from the Chicago Wahoo Club and Chicago Street Fashion community. 5 PM, $10

Sat 3/3: A stack of scripts, some drinks, and fumbled lines make up iO Theater's (1501 N. Kingsbury) Hot Reads, where scripts are read on-site by actors, prompting the audience to drink each time a line is flubbed. Midnight, $5
click to enlarge Mother of the Dark Water closes its run 3/4. - SHEPSU AAKHU
  • SHEPSU AAKHU
  • Mother of the Dark Water closes its run 3/4.
Sun 3/4: The Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln) closes Mother of the Dark Water, a series of personal stories on black womanhood. The Reader's Irene Hasio describes the performance as, ". . . anchored in the timelessness of schoolyard rhymes, contemporary in its consideration of powerful women of color." 3 PM, $28

Sun 3/4:  Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont) transitions from stage to screen with its recurring Annoyance Film Night event, playing local independent films every first Sunday. 7 PM, $2

For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.

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