Weekend 101: March 29-31

As we say goodbye to March, don’t miss the national tour of a Broadway hit, the world premiere of a play based on a classic fairy tale, an annual film festival, and an evening with the composer behind some of your favorite Disney songs.


Weekend 101: Broadway in Chicago, "Anastasia"
Lila Coogan (Anya) in the National Tour of “Anastasia.” (Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade.)

March 26 to April 7

This favorite film is now a Broadway hit, and it’s coming to Chicago for a limited engagement.

35th Chicago Latino Film Festival

Weekend 101: 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival
Still from Opening Night film “Yuli.” A second screening will take place Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. (Courtesy of International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.)

March 28 to April 11

Produced by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, this festival features short and feature films from Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, the U.S., and more.


Weekend 101: "Pinocchio" at The House Theatre of Chicago
Photo courtesy of The House Theatre of Chicago.

Opens March 28

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the world premiere of this play adapted by Company Members Joseph Steakley and Ben Lobpries and directed by Company Member Chris Mathews.

A Whole New World of Alan Menken

Weekend 101 (Chicago): Alan Menken
Alan Menken (Photo by Frazer Harrison.)

March 30

Alan Menken is the man behind the music for beloved movies and musicals like “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Newsies,” and “Tangled.” Hear from Menken as he discusses his illustrious career.

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Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of 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






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