Weekender with Alison Cuddy

Weekender with Alison Cuddy
Weekender with Alison Cuddy

Weekender with Alison Cuddy

Piano. from Paul Rayment on Vimeo.

Chicago has no shortage of film festivals. Seriously you could spend practically every weekend checking out the best in international film or new movies for children or even films about bikes! A relative newcomer to the film fest scene is the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. The fest is four programs over two days - you can watch old and new, classic or rare animated shorts. For a preview take a look at Piano, which screens Sunday. It is just one of the pieces of eye and ear candy I’ve picked out for you this weekend!

Here are Weekender’s top six picks:

1. The Interview Show

Friday 6:30pm

The Hideout 1354 W Wabansia

Hear Mark Bazer‘s Weekly Guide

2. Moonrise

Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado and the Chicago Sinfonietta perform

Saturday 8:00pm North Central College Naperville

Hear Dr. Salgado’s interview here

3. Michael Ian Black

Stand-up Comedian Michael Ian Black at Park West

Saturday 8:00pm

Park West 322 W Armitage Ave

4. The Mighty Twig

Six month celebration of the opening of Evanston’s volunteer-run library, The Mighty Twig

Saturday 5:00pm 900 Chicago Ave Evanston

Paul Friedman explains why he loves Evanston here

5. Milano

Chicago band Milano play Dudeypalooza

Martyrs’ 3855 N Lincoln Ave

Hear a live performance from Milano here

6. Eyeworks Festival

Eyeworks Animation Festival

Saturday and Sunday

DePaul CDM Theater 247 S. State Street, basement level

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