If you’re spending the weekend in Chicago, don’t miss Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Auditorium Theatre or the inspiring Peace on Earth Film Festival. You can also make your way to Skokie for a family-friendly cooking class; Wilmette for annual One Book, Everybody Reads programming; or Bridgeview for Chicago Fire’s home opener.
This dance company returns to Auditorium Theatre with three programs, each ending with Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations,” which The Washington Post called a “modern classic.”
Learn how to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Dump-It Cake, and Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Caramelized Pears with your kiddos (ages 7 and up) at this Sur La Table Old Orchard class.
This festival returns for its 10th year and features inspiring films from Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greenland, India, Israel, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and USA. Find a complete schedule here.
The Chicago Fire open their season at home against Sporting Kansas City this weekend. See the full schedule here.
This year’s selection for Wilmette Public Library’s One Book, Everybody Reads program is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The author will visit to discuss the book on Apil 22, but until then, the library will host a variety of related events starting with Cookbook Club on March 10. Guests can select a recipe from “Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking” by Bonnie Frumkin Morales and bring the dish to share with other attendees. Registration is required. Learn more.
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Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of Glenbrook South High School and the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.