Enjoy movies, music and more this weekend with the following roster of events.
The 5th Annual Peace on Earth Film Festival’s Latino Night on Friday, March 8, features the world premiere of the documentary The Second Cooler narrated by Martin Sheen; the U.S. premiere of Mexico’s 180 Grados; and the world premiere of the student short film Historias. Directors Fernando Kalife and Ellin Jimmerson will be in attendance. Learn more of these free screenings at www.peaceonearthfilmfestival.org.
As part of Music Box’s Second Saturday Silent Cinema, D.W. Griffith’s 1925 silent comedy Sally of the Sawdust starring W.C. Fields will screen in 35mm at proper silent film speed and aspect ratio with live organ accompaniment, on Saturday, February 9, noon, at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue.
On Thursday, March 7, saki hosts a listening party at 7 p.m with Low's The Invisible Way on 3716 W Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square. For more information, visit sakistore.net.
The 5th Annual Chicago Brass Festival takes place at Northeastern Illinois University on 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago. On Friday, March 8, Boston Brass will perform at 8 p.m. at the Steinberg Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The festival continues all day on Saturday, March 9, with various activities including clinics and master classes by Norwegian tuba virtuoso Øystein Baadsvik and classical/jazz crossover trumpeter Rex Richardson. Tickets range from $10 to $25 and are available by calling 773-442-4636. Complimentary parking is offered after 6 pm in Lot F or on the fourth and fifth levels of the parking facility. For more information, visit www.chicagobrassfestival.com.
Theatre at the Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day early with the Irish duo Switchback. A traditional Irish dinner will precede the 7:30 p.m. performance from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the venue on 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana.
The Midwest premiere of West Read’s The Dream of Burning Boy directed by Joe Jahraus opens on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40 and are available by phone at 773-549-1815, or online at www.profilestheatre.org. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. The production runs through April 14, 2013 at Profiles Theatre’s Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago.
Eighty-Eight Entertainment presents the Chicago premiere of Hershey Felder’s An American Story for Actor and Orchestra at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre on 1641 North Halsted. The preview is Thursday, March 7, with opening night on March 10. For details, visit www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com.
Meg Elliott, Joe Flynn, Jenny Lamb and Neal Starbird are featured in Interrobang Theatre Project’s Speaking in Tongues by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell. Directed by Artistic Director Jeffry Stanton, the show runs through March 24, 2013 at Theater Wit on 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.theaterwit.org/boxoffice.
On the Evanston campus of Northwestern University, The Night of the Iguana performs on Friday, March 8; Saturday, March 9; and Sunday, March 10 in the Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater on 1949 Campus Drive. The Tennessee Williams work is directed by second-year MFA directing student Damon Krometis. Tickets are $5 to $10.