The Bitter Buddha featuring interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis screens for one night at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on 3733 N. Southport. Author and AV Club editor Nathan Rabin moderates a post-show conversation with star Eddie Pepitone and director Steven Feinartz, a Columbia College alum, at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Tickets are $12 and are available in advance at www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/the-bitter-buddha-2013-03-15-0930-pm or at the Music Box box office.
The 21st Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo at Arlington Park Racecourse takes place on March 15-17 in Arlington Heights. The event presented by Tower Show Productions promises entertainment, demonstrations, presentations and the latest products and services for pet owners and pet enthusiasts. Among the participating organizations is Touched by An Animal and Cats-Are-Purrsons-Too at booths 501 and 502 where guests can greet, meet and pet Tiger and Surprise, two of the many cats currently looking for a home.
The recently-opened My Big Fat Greek Restaurant will host their inaugural club night event on Wednesday, March 13 when the dinner atmosphere becomes a late night lounge called “The Greek” at 9 p.m. on 5445 Park Place in Rosemont. For more information, visit mybigfatgreekchicago.com.
Also in Rosemont, Adobe Gila’s Margarita Fajita Cantina celebrates St. Pedro’s Day with DJ Rome from 10 p.m. until closing on Saturday, March 16. On Sunday, March 17, the cantina features live musical entertainment by Johnny Don’t at 9 p.m. and DJ Rome from 12 a.m. until closing. For more information or daily specials, call 847-233-0080 or visit www.chicago.adobegilas.com.
Bogart's Bar & Grill, located upstairs in Rosemont’s Muvico Theater, will be offering a St. Pat Friday menu from March 15 through Sunday, March 17 including Guinness Milkshakes, Drunken Leprechaun Martinis, Jameson Apple Martinis, and Irish Ladies, drink specials. For reservations or more information, call 847-447-1040 or visit www.bogartsbarandgrill.com. Additional eateries offering St. Patricks Day specials are Five Roses Pub (www.FiveRosesPub.com), Hofbräuhaus Chicago(www.HofbrauhausChicago.com) and Park Tavern(www.ParkTavernRosemont.com).